Time to eat. After the Chicago History Museum, I headed back to the Magnificent Mile.
I read about a place where they say is a gourmet food court. It is located at the Water Tower Place, the same high-rise building that Oprah’s apartment was.
I never quite get this place why so many people raved about it. Foodlife is the name of the place. You can’t just walk in.
If you want to eat, you gotta pay first and get a value card before they let you in. So you are supposed to … buy like $10 or $20, whatever. Then you go buy your food from the stalls using the card. That’s clever of them because it’s harder to keep track of what you spent. On the way out, you are to surrender the card and they will refund you whatever value is left on it.
And for a foodcourt, there is a 7.5% service charge tagged on which is not mandatory. That part I don’t get.
Then you grab a table. There is a flip card which you flip to reserve your table. You can then go check out the various food stalls. You are supposed to come back and people are supposed to respect that. Except that when I got back to my table, someone else was sitting on it.
If my memory serves me correct, I got the Tomato Basil Bisque. I gotta hand to them, the soup was darn good.
I also got some fries and a Chicago Style Hot Dog. See? Mustard only. No ketchup. Vancouver’s Japadog beats this hot dog hands down. But the hot dog was pretty good with really fresh garnishings and all.
Foodlife says that they make all their food fresh everyday. Frankly, I was not too impressed with the system although the food was quite good.
There you go. Short and simple blog post of a simple meal.
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