Macy’s Celebrates American Icons

When you think of American icons, what are some things that automatically come to your mind? I’m assuming some of you answered with apple pie, barbecue, baseball. Or maybe some iconic Americans like Marilyn Monroe, JFK, Andy Warhol, Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Michael Jackson – I could go on.  Well, this month, Macy’s all around the country are paying homage to the Red, White, and Blue with some all day events highlighting those things.

I got in on the part of the festivities that included food, because well, I’m greedy, and who can pass up barbecue? Seriously, who can? No matter WHAT your food loves are, I’m pretty positive it can be thrown on a grill. I’ll wait while you think of all of the foods that prove my point. You’re welcome.

I really loved the way that the store was decorated for the day’s events, and while I wasn’t able to go to each and every floor, I did grab some shots of displays on the main level, before heading downstairs to see Barry Sorkin of Smoque BBQ on Chicago’s NW side.




imageThe main level was updated with lots of red, white and blue, and outfits that would definitely be a hit at any of the many patriotic barbecues you will attend this summer. Memorial Day is right around the corner. 🙂


Just a moment while I sing the praises of the Tervis tumblers. While I did not acquire the one that I have from Macy’s, I think that they are awesome. In true mother form though, I do have the largest one (the ones on the left-hand side) and they can hold cold OR hot liquids. I’m just saying. image

imageSomething completely random here, and I’m totally outing myself and my desire not to wear the same thing twice in pictures (I almost said that with a straight face, almost) but that top is so awesome that you will be seeing it even more. It’s awesomeness always gets me noticed whenever I’ve worn it to Macy’s (twice now) and for that I love it.

Okay, focus. This is Barry Sorkin and me. Of course. I had just finished sampling one of his pulled pork tacos with a pineapple salsa and salivating. I was good and only had ONE, but let me tell you that he created a commotion in a good way with how great and smokey and tender the pork was. Sweet paired with spicy and smokey is just the way to go to my heart and belly.


imageI mean, seriously, I forgot to get a close-up before I took a bite. Greed, thine name is Natasha.

imageI was very tempted to take another, but my good manners prevailed and I continued to listen to the presentation.

If you are ever in Chicago and want to try out Smoque, the location is 3800 N. Pulaski. While you’re here, don’t forget to pick me up before you go.

When you think of American Icons now, I’m sure that you will indeed think of barbecue from here on out. Won’t you?

I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere provided me with compensation for this post about Macy’s American Icons. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own, especially those about how fantastic the barbecue was. 


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