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Help please...

John Scar | Jun 12, 2004 05:00 PM

I know this type of post has been done hundreds if not thousands of times before but I still need your help. I have been nominated by friends to head up the food itinerary for Venetian Weekend in July. Normally I would read old posts but right now I am in the middle finishing 4 new houses and they have to be done before I leave for the trip, so time is of the essence and I cannot spend as much time as I normally do looking at chowhound (texas board mostly).
Anyway, I need a really good italian chicagoey place, that's what these guys will be looking for. Something in an italian hood and great food. What about an italian ice after dinner, something in the area?
Should we do a steak? I like steak but I can't seem to find a place that sreves better quality meat than the place I buy from whenever in austin. All the steakhouses are boring me. Gibson's is great because of vibe and steaks are good....I dunno though, I guess guys always want a steak? Is Gibson's are best bet?
I'm from Tex (as you know by now) and my friends were surprised when I said Chicago beats Houston in realish mexican food. Where is the best place? Its not topo/frontera anymore? Iztza? Chipa?(spelling?) Where should we hit for a good time and good chow?
Best bar food near wrigley?

Thanks in advance,

John Scar

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