It seems Chicago will luck out with a pleasantly temperate weekend (finally). If you find yourself at a BBQ, try out this fun dessert ... A friend of mine turned me onto a deliciously simple post-dinner snack – the banana boat. Simply slice a banana lengthwise, stuff a few chocolate chips in (I prefer dark!), smear a little peanut butter inside, then wrap the entire thing in foil. Place on the grill as soon as you turn off the flames and leave for about 10 minutes. What you get is a warm, gooey, tasty treat! (also, how fun to add other toppings like mini marshmallows, coconut flakes, or butterscotch chips).
Also this weekend ...
• Get your weekly fix of festival fun at the Taste of Lincoln Avenue (between Fullerton and Wrightwood). Expect the requisite to-do's – food, drinks, crafts – but also some actually awesome musical acts and complimentary arcade games!
• This is the final weekend to score some sweet (floor) samples at Jayson Home & Garden. And if you're already full of furniture (or still can't stomach even the slashed prices), snag their garden goods at 25% off in store.
• It's another very vintage weekend at the Randolph Street Market. Grab your shopping tote (and maybe a hot coffee for the pleasant 70's weather) and peruse antiques, vintage jewels, and knickknacks.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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