I wrote this last Wednesday, but forgot to post it on Friday. Well done, me. Hungarian restaurant review next Friday.
I'm disappointed to see that this year's round of holiday drinks at Starbucks doesn't include the Peppermint Mocha that it has in year's past.
I spent from August 2003 to May 2004 at the University of Chicago in an aborted foray at the Oriental Institute.
While there, I spent several weekends and rushed afternoons with inkysweet
. She was working as a barista at Starbucks at the time and the discounted coffee that we scored together was just what a grad student needed.
I have always been a caffe latte girl, I order it with unsurprising regularity and rarely branch out. inkysweet
convinced me to try a peppermint mocha when the signature red cups arrived around Thanksgiving time and I subsequently changed my mind about my favorite drink.
Chicago is known for pizza. Sloppy, gooey pizza. I'm not a fan. Though, I'm not really a fan of anything that makes me feel like I need a bib to eat.
For me, Chicago is a peppermint mocha. Especially if the drink is bought just off Michigan Avenue and imbibed to ward off the incessant winds that freeze you to the bone if you're wearing less than 6 layers.
I won't be indulging in too many peppermint mochas this year. Mostly because I have to explain it as an off menu item, but also because it's £3.05 for a medium sized cup.
I'd never go back to Chicago to study, but if I want to be nostalgic, I know what to order.Peppermint Mocha anyone?