On Friday, Birthday celebrations continued down in Chicago. We went to dinner at Homeslice, a progressive pizza joint, and a nice break from heavy, deep-dish pizza that Chicago is known for. The restaurant has a nice, relaxed vibe. They have a huge patio that I am sure is great in the summer. Homeslice is vegan and vegetarian friendly (thank you). Their options are endless, so many veggie toppings! I joked on Instagram that I was in vegan pizza heaven.
I ordered a small Very Gary and switched around a few of the toppings. Toppings included: roasted red peppers, red onion, pepperoncinis, artichoke hearts, broccoli, roasted garlic, and marinara on whole-wheat crust (gluten-free crust available as well).
It tasted as good as it looked. The vegetables were fresh, not overcooked, and my favorite was the roasted garlic. The crust was baked to perfection. I am drooling just thinking about it.
With happy and satisfied bellies we headed to Second City for their Panic on Cloud 9 show.
I have lived in the Chicago area for how long now? And I have never been to Second City! After reading Amy Poehler’s Yes Please!, I learned that she, in addition to many other SNL cast members, used to perform there. I thought it would be fun to check it out. It was overall entertaining and pretty funny.
Afterwards, we met up with my brother and his wife to catch the end of the Michigan State/Oklahoma game. Pour House was filled with MSU alumni and it was fun seeing the team advance to the elite 8. Then on Sunday, they advanced to the big dance! the final four! with a win against Louisville in a very stressful overtime game.
I never thought that this team would make it to the final four, but I’m not complaining! It has been fun watching them this season and Tom Izzo has proved that he really is Mr. March. #bestcoachever I am filled with Spartan pride and looking forward to the next game.
Have you been watching the NCAA tourney? No? Just me?