We rested up a bit (and digested a lot) before grabbing a cab for a quick ride up near the University of Cincinnati to a place called Bogart's to see Augustana in concert. The place is in a relatively bad part of town, but the venue itself was fine. It's an old converted movie theatre with pretty good acoustics and a great elevated stage. Opening the show was Austin Gibbs and his band who were pretty good. Next up was The Maine who is was co-headlining, but who we thought absolutely sucked. However, the throng of teenage girls in the audience seemed to love this lame band and and as soon as they finished, the kiddies were gone and we were able to move up closer to the stage to catch Augustana. Lead singer, Dan Layus, was in good form and their show was great with lots of "old" songs from their previous two albums and plenty of new ones from their new self-titled album.
June 3, 2011 - Westward to the Windy City
|The Kibee Burger|
|Sunset on the Chicago River|
2. Tea Gschwender - a German tea store where we had some thirst-quenching natural, loose-leaf iced green tea.
5. The Fudge Pot - a chocolate confections bakery that's been around since the early 60's. Their homemade toffee bars were amazing.
6. Delightful Pastries - this Polish-heritage bakery gave us a somewhat sweet kolache pastry and a savory pirogi (dumpling). Yum and yum!