Rose Slushies & Ceviche at Expat on Green

Expat on Green Chicago Summer Restaurant Of all the restaurants I enjoy during our Chicago summers, Expat on Green may just be my favorite of them all!

A chic, pop-up concept open for summers ONLY, ALL of Expat is ONE single patio.

Located smack dab across the street from The Allis and Chicken Shop (two of my other favorite West Loop haunts), you can’t possibly miss it thanks to the massive banners of bright yellow flags heralding the patio space:Expat on Green Chicago Summer RestaurantExpat on Green Chicago Summer Restaurant(And the ample bottles of booze proudly displayed next to the sidewalk)
Expat on Green Chicago Summer RestaurantExpat on Green Chicago Summer RestaurantExpat on Green Chicago Summer RestaurantOne look at the menu and you’ll understand instantly why I love Expat so much — practically every dish they serve is the sort of food I crave like crazy every summer!

Starting with their entire menu of Boozy Sno-Cones…Expat on Green Chicago Summer RestaurantWhich are ridiculously refreshing in the hot summer heat!Expat on Green Chicago Summer RestaurantMy personal favorite is the sweet, cooling Rosé Sno-Cone:Expat on Green Chicago Summer RestaurantIt’s frosty, delicious, AND pink! Otherwise known as the perfect summer cocktail!Expat on Green Chicago Summer RestaurantI have a hard time stopping after just one though… especially on a sweltering summer day!Expat on Green Chicago Summer RestaurantBut all the sno-cones are delicious in their own right — you’re bound to find one to suit your mood!

Watermelon-Ade Sno-Cone, anyone?!Expat on Green Chicago Summer RestaurantJust be sure to slurp yours down before it MELTS!Expat on Green Chicago Summer RestaurantWhen it comes to food, I can’t ever help myself from starting out with the Raw Vegetable platter every time I come. Expat on Green Chicago Summer RestaurantComposed of Persian Cucumbers, Radishes, Baby Carrots, Cauliflower, Little Gem Lettuce, Baby Turnips, Green Goddess dressing, and Expat’s Ranch dressing, this is one of the most beautiful vegetable platters I’ve ever dived into!Expat on Green Chicago Summer RestaurantAnd since it’s all served on an enormous bed of ice, it’s one of the COLDEST starters you can order too. Expat on Green Chicago Summer RestaurantUnless of course you order Expat’s oysters instead!Expat on Green Chicago Summer RestaurantAs a self-professed lover of ceviches, I never forgo Expat’s tasty options either.
Expat on Green Chicago Summer RestaurantLike their beautiful, bloody mary-esque Aguachile Verde with shrimp ceviche, serrano, cucumber, and red onion.Expat on Green Chicago Summer RestaurantOr — my personal favorite — the Ahi Tuna Crudo with watermelon, avocado, and hearts of palm.Expat on Green Chicago Summer RestaurantThe bites of watermelon mixed in with the tuna make for such an interesting textural combination, especially sauced up with the avocado purée underneath!Expat on Green Chicago Summer RestaurantCare to try a bite?
Expat on Green Chicago Summer RestaurantAnd in case the sno-cones didn’t quench your sugar cravings, Expat has some delicious, cooling desserts to dive into too!Expat on Green Chicago Summer RestaurantLike this addictive Chocolate Brownie and Coffee Semifreddo Ice Cream Sandwich!

Expat on Green Chicago Summer Restaurant Expat on Green Chicago Summer RestaurantExpat on Green Chicago Summer RestaurantExpat on Green Chicago Summer RestaurantSHOP THE LOOK:

Dress – Victoria Secret (similar: 1 / 2 / 3|| Bag – Chloé Mini ‘Drew’ (budget options: 12) || Sandals – Stuart Weitzman (similar) || Necklace – Etsy || Sunglasses – Ray-Ban || Lips – YSL ‘Volupté’ Tint-in-Oil No. 7 ‘Crush Me Orange’

Photos courtesy of Anna of NoirFriday

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