I really do miss this place.
Chicago O'hare EL stop.
Rewind: It's been 2.5 years since I was last in the Golden state- L and I returned a month after moving to Chicago in 2011. To say I was excited to return this past weekend was a huge understatement. This was no "vacation" but instead a weekend where L would act as groomsman for one of his best friends- there would be a schedule and obligations and other people's needs would have to come before our own.
I wanted to maximize every minute I'd spend while on the ground with L and we were lucky enough to have a few free moments to enjoy the place we once called home.
As soon as my plane landed in San Jose, L and I were driving north. We went to the brand new Mikkeller Bar in San Francisco and met a few friends. This trip was out of our way (since we were headed south to Monterey the rest of the weekend), but to be able to go drink our favorite beer direct from the source is something we absolutely could not pass up and it did not disappoint. And the food was out of this world. And spending time with friends was priceless.
It was so totally worth it to go out of our way to go to this bar and see some good friends and drink delicious beer.
I love this place.