I went to the Bourgeois Pig Cafe for dinner. It's definitely one of my favorite places to go. It's an amazing sandwich and cafe shop with a lot of character. Most of their sandwich names are inspired by books; for example, I have had the Hobbit before and tonight I tried the Great Gatsby.
After hanging out at the cafe with my friend Jaime, we ventured off to Lincoln Hall to watch the Chicago screening of the Big Easy Express. The cost was only $5 and it included free ice cream from a small business in Ohio. I had the drunken eggnog ice cream and it was so amazing!
Big Easy Express documents the Railroad Revival Tour, a gig I went to in San Pedro in the spring of 2011. It's was oddly hilarious to sit in a Chicago bar and watch a concert I went to in California a year or so earlier. I would have never thought I would experience that feeling.
I didn't anticipate the emotions I would experience while watching this movie either. It was hard to watch the scenes of California on the screen. I try to stay away from looking at a lot of Californian things because I do miss that state. It's where I grew up. It's familiar. It's incredibly beautiful.
Well, the movie was fantastic and I highly recommend it. It's even nominated for a Grammy. Here is the documentary trailer. I recommend watching it on iTunes if you don't have screening opportunities in your area. It's worth it.
The night was indeed lots of fun and I am especially grateful for this city. I am a lot more social than I was back in California. I am experiencing so many new and wonderful things and meeting some fantastic friends along the way. While California is in my heart, Chicago is now my home.
Photos from the Railroad Revival Tour