Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday 29 July - Dim Sum and Navy Pier

Today was a slow, hot day.  The Red line took us to Chinatown where we quickly found the Phoenix restaurant.  Dim sum was noisy in the large room and many of the dished were new to us or variations of familiar items.  It was good and a lot of fun.

We then walked along typical American city wasteland to catch the bus to Navy Pier which was very much as we had anticipated.  It is a glorified fun fair with lots of fun for all ages - unhealthy food and drink and silly souvenirs.  We walked around the outside to the end of the pier where the wind provided welcome relief from the high temperatures.  A 29 bus brought us back close to the hotel.

We had dinner at McCormick and Schmick's, a seafood chain which we found very good in New York.  It was equally as good here.
Gaspacho (Mary)/Crab with avocado and mango (Colin) was a good start and we both had the scallops which were very large, very fresh and cooked just right.
A bottle of Alvarino washed it down.  The server was attentive but not overbearing - an excellent meal.

It was cooler and we decided to walk back to admire some of the street sights such as the marquees and street decorations.

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