...Tailgate in single digit weather. Get together with the guys at the bar. Pump iron. Watch Top Chef?????
At least that's what resident Chicago 'real guy' Lakeview Coffee and I did tonight. My meetings in Des Moines ended early enough for me to catch an earlier flight. I got one of the last two standby seats on the Canadair Regional flying sardine can and was given the very last seat in the back. But as luck would have it they have first class on this little plane and with one empty seat there, gave it to me. Who'd a thunk I was the most senior United flyer on that plane?
So we went to a local Italian place for dinner which I hope Lakeview writes about because he took pictures and then sat down to watch Top Chef because a local Chicago chef whose restaurant we'd gotten love and who we met often at the restaurant (Stephanie Izard) is in the competition. Well our girl Stephanie bombed out of the first Quick Fire Challenge which is not an elimination round and came back to win the first round. Go Stephanie.