You have been working hard lately and deserve a vacation. How good do those words sound? It doesn’t really matter if you don’t have a lot of money to blow on a trip because you don’t have to travel far to enjoy a great vacation. Here’s how to take a Chicago holiday that gives you the best in shopping and nightlife.
Wicker Park is an entertaining part of the city where you can spend many hours. If you are as big into eco-friendly stores and restaurants as I am you will definitely want to check out Prasino.
The owners of Prasino describe themselves as an “eco-chic neighborhood restaurant serving scratch-made breakfast, lunch and dinner.” The word Prasino is Greek for “green” and the restaurant is environmentally conscious but they don’t lose out on great taste and first class appearance at all.
The wooden floors and tabletops were all made from reclaimed wood to add to the green effect. The reclaimed wood can come from a number of different places; an old home, warehouses, and factories. The lights in the restaurant are made from recycled cardboard and old wine bottles to make an impressive design. Back in the kitchen they try to recycle as much as possible and use Eco-friendly cleaning supplies. The “green” initiative doesn’t just stop with the cleaning supplies and the decor of the restaurant.
The menu is determined by what is fresh locally and the produce is all organic. Meats are braised and grilled and there are usually some great fresh, seafood options available. One of the most popular parts of the restaurant and a customer favorite feature is the organic-espresso-juice-smoothie bar. The smoothies are an all-natural boost made from colorful fresh fruit and they taste great.
After you get some delicious meals and shopping and in you will want to relax in a nice hotel room and downtown Chicago has plenty to offer. Hotel Allegro is an award-winning (Corporate Citizen of the Year Award) green focused establishment. There a lot of features that make that green movement work.
- Organic coffee is used.
- In room recycling bins provided so guest can dispose of their recyclables the right way.
- Ceramic mugs replace paper cups.
- Energy efficient lighting used around the hotel to conserve energy.
- Low flow sinks, showers and toilets limit the amount of water wasted.
- Partially used and unused soaps, shampoos and toothpastes products and amenities get donated to community programs. This is big for shelters and different programs in the community because they can help others in need.
Getting a room at Hotel Allegro is the perfect end to a night after exploring downtown Chicago. You will get a great night rest while doing your part to assist in the green movement. There are plenty of other green-friendly restaurants and shops to visit while exploring downtown Chicago. When you come across some other nice spots that offer great food and an Eco-friendly environment share them with us here so we can check them out and help spread the word.
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