Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Things to do in Chicago with Dogs: Maxwell Street Market and Rubi's

While we spent a lot of our summer doing this, our outdoor opportunities are becoming more limited with the cold weather approaching. To keep Miss M from going through 'people withdrawl', we're always looking for opportunities for the pups to get out and about in the city, and our new go-to is open year-round.
Maxwell Street Market is historically important in Chicago where it was once considered the largest open air market in the country. Now it sells everything from produce to socks to tools to toys. Our favorite part is the food area, complete with: tacos, tamales, agua de frescas and chocolate filled churros.
 Since we've been going, we've developed quite an addiction to Rubi's Tacos; these are the best tacos we've had in the city, and probably the best tacos we've ever had! All the tortillas are handmade; they are pressed and cooked right in front of you as you're waiting. They use all fresh, authentic regional ingredients; we've tried the asada, cactus, zucchini flowers, al pastor, spicy stewed pork, and huitlacoche. They are only open on Sunday's during the market, though they post very tempting photos on their Facebook page throughout the week. We love stopping by after our SociaBulls walks (we even brought our friend Zoe!). We usually take our food to go, or just sit along the curb.
 Our other favorite part is seeing Chango's mom. If you haven't seen Chango on Instagram ...you really are missing out. Chango has the best costumes, and he is also in BadRap's calendar as Mr. October! You can follow them on Instagram at: Evemexicana.
What other things are you doing with your pooches as the weather is getting colder? 

PS. Since a lot of people on our Facebook page have been wondering....this is where we got our scarves.

6 comments:

Olivia said...

Miss M's face is so expressive!

adventuresofadogmom said...

I'm so jealous of your taco place, it looks and sounds amazing!

Kitty+Coco said...

We love love love markets! I hope Miss M is getting her people time in. The tacos look amazing. Street food is practically a pastime here in our home. Might have to check out Rubi's when we come to visit the In-Laws.

Kitty+Coco

Two Kitties One Pittie said...

Awww, thanks for the cameo! We had such a great time with you guys and hope we can make this a tradition! Rubi's is the best!

Rebelwerewolf said...

Where did Chango get that adorable bowtie?

Britt said...

Such beautiful dogs! We live in Cleveland and love showing our pit off at our local Farmers market and various social places. We love to spread the word and protect the breed. My husband and I love your blog! Thank you!

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