looking into little village.

So I have been craving some good, cheap eats and a big glass of horchata for a while now. I managed to talk my friend Angela into heading to Little Village with me to check the area out. We usually stick to Pilsen (and always had since college) but I thought made it would be nice to do something different.

I had read about a great little spot called El Milagro earlier this week and figured it would be the place to go. Sure enough, I got some amazing been and cheese tamales and my desired cup of horchata (which tasted extra cinnamon-y, which I always love). It was amazing and of course, oh so cheap. Here’s a shot of the interior, which is seriously awesome in all its gaudy glory:

We wandered around and ended up in a store called Dulcelandia. It’s a giant candy store, filled with the sort of stuff you would see in a piñata. Angela and I ended up reminiscing about our childhoods as saw all the candy we used to eat as kids. I definitely remember these chocolate-covered marshmallow pops:

I suggested we swing by a place called Catedral Cafe and check it out quickly, maybe grab a to-go menu because I had heard great things about it. It’s definitely on the list of next places we have to check out. The fact that a super cute guy with tattoos was hanging out there, playing guitar may or may not play a large factor in wanting to go back (hint: it totally does).

No trip to a Mexican neighborhood is complete without grabbing some pan dulce. 5 pieces for 3 bucks? Umm, yes please. I could eat this stuff every day except that one tends to feel guilty for eating sugar-covered goodness after a while.

It was a nice way to spend the afternoon, but now I’m realizing it’s Sunday evening and the cycle begins again tomorrow morning. I’m not exactly dreading heading back to this job, but I can’t say I’m looking forward to it either. The fact that all this other stuff is also happening this week isn’t really helping, but I really want to try to have as much fun as I can.  Other than the obnoxious commute, I don’t have much to complain about.


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