The end of December in Chicago can get a little chilly. Luckily, it was a nice day for November 29th, but after three plus hours of walking around, we started to get a chill. There are Starbucks on every corner and J had been wanting to try their Salted Carmel Hot Chocolate. We went by half a dozen Starbucks, but every one of them was packed. On top of that, none of them had any seating, so we couldn’t sit and warm up. We would have had to take our drinks back out into the cold.
As we were walking through the Jewelery District on Wabash, we went by a Dunkin Donuts. They had some seating inside and their drinks are cheaper than Starbucks. Still, we kept going to see if we could find a Starbucks. We got to the corner and J said if we can’t see a Starbucks from the corner we were standing on, we’d just go to Dunkin. Well, we could see a Starbucks, but it was just like all the others, so back to Dunkin we went.
This particular Dunkin Donuts is also a Baskin Robbins, but it was way too cold for ice cream. There was one person in front of us and it took two people to help her. After a few minutes, the second guy finally asked what we wanted. We both got a medium hot chocolate. Didn’t take long for them to pour to hot chocolates out of a machine.
We paid less than five bucks then headed back to the front of the store where the tables were to burn our tongues and wait for my brother to call to say the play he was at was over. We hung out for about a half hour then bundled back up to head back on to the streets of the Windy City. I was happy with just stopping at Dunkin Donuts although I’m sure J would have liked to have had something a little more flavorful from Starbucks. I’m not a big Starbucks fan though. I don’t like coffee at all, but if I did and I had to go to a chain, I would be going back to Dunkin.