Sights: Every City Park. Omg. I just drive down Devon Ave between Milwaukee and Caldwell and feel like I am in the country. The Forest Preserve provides some amazing color!
Smells: Leaves burning. Illegally, but burning. Pumpkin everything, or just whatever I am making in my kitchen. Usually involving apples. Lots and Lots of apples. I get more motivated to bake in the fall. I bake 1 time a week, at least, and have DH bring in stuff to work. We keep one of each for us. The rest goes to the guys and gals!
Some of the new restaurants are Smoque, Smak Tak, and XOCO. BBQ, Polish, and of course, Rick Bayless' own restaurant.
|Churros and Chocolate at XOCO|
Things to do: Apple Picking! We just did this, and I thought my husband was going to hate it. He loved it. Maybe because we went to a nearby brewery afterwards? Eh, either way, it was fun!
Pumpkin patch/hayride (usually with apple picking)
College football! We traveled to Champaign, IL to see my beloved ILLINI play!
Oktoberfests. Many at local parishes. St. Alphonsus throws a big festival.