Dear Rye breakfast,

The Rye breakfast from Rye

The Rye breakfast from Rye

From the geniuses who brought you Bluestem, I present to you: Rye. It’s chic. It’s classy. The decor is divine. I may or may not have had dinner there the night before this breakfast. They serve a kicking Moscow mule in gorgeous copper mugs (that require a $30 collateral. Fair. It’s a beautiful mug). Also, breakfast!

This meal sounded simple but from a restaurant that has a lovely wooden table with beautiful flowers and morning pastries delicately arranged in the center of the room, I knew it would be fabulous. And it was. Spending any more time describing it might do it injustice.

Love,
A

PS: CORNBREAD.

Dear beer,

Tank 7 and Sixth Glass. Two beers made by the Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City.

Tank 7 and Sixth Glass. Two beers made by the Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City.

Since Chicago, I’ve become very spoiled by its (delicious) local craft brews, so much so that a Blue Moon just doesn’t do it for me anymore. Luckily, this corner of the Midwest has brilliant local breweries.

We tried these gems from Boulevard Brewing Co.: Tank 7 and The Sixth Glass.  I preferred the deep richness of The Sixth Glass dark Belgian ale to the fruity hoppiness of the Tank 7 farmhouse ale, but these are both delicious.

Can’t wait to try some of their darker brews. I see a fancy looking stout on the list that’s calling my name.

Love,
Alma