the gage.

josh & i both decided to take a couple days off work for an extended labor day weekend... and one day, we ventured over to the art institute. where to eat a light lunch when walking around michigan avenue? why the gage, of course.

the gage features "delicious, upscale comfort food" with a "relaxing ambiance" & "vintage decor." beautiful. they also have a fantastic outdoor seating area -- and even though it's right on michigan, it's nicely secluded & really very quiet.

here's what i had ...

beet salad :
green beans, spiced pecans & orange vinaigrette. 
a lovely lunch salad. super fresh... the golden beets were delicious paired w/ the orange vinaigrette.

sauteed tuscan kale :
marinated cherry tomatoes & chili flakes.
salad w/ a side of kale greens = my obvious m.o.

the gage has a couple other salads and side dishes that can be prepared vegan. there is also a mushroom sandwich, but i obviously didn't ask about that. oops

if you're looking for something a little nicer than the usual touristy and/or fast food stops on michigan ave., stop in at the gage.

24 s. michigan avenue
chicago, il 60603