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5 days in downtown with a country boy


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5 days in downtown with a country boy

kellymc | | May 6, 2013 08:16 PM

I'll be in Chicago in July and will be bringing my Australian partner/bf while I attend a 5 day conference for work. He has only been to Sydney once, and otherwise lives an hour from a city of less than a million. I have been bringing him up to speed on food, and he's been amazing about trying everything I give him. We'll be staying downtown at State/Kinzie. As a native St. Louisian I have been many times to Chicago and am fine with taxi/train/walking, but will be limited on time due to conference. I'm looking for suggestions that I may be missing or new since I left home or something you would say is a cant miss for a first time USA/Chicago visitor.

My plans are as follows:
Thursday night: delivery of Gino's East, plan on crashing after 30 hours of travel
Friday night: city winery with friends from vet school
Saturday: friends picking and organizing, so no worries on this one
Sunday was going to be vivere before Book of Mormon, but closed Sunday so Teserie or tratorria 10?
Monday: open, maybe try for one of bobby flays? Scratch that idea. They are closed on Mondays. So back to new ideas.
Tuesday: bin36 as around corner from hotel and flight to catch from midway at 8

Sadly wont get a chance for breakfasts. If I get a chance or need a break from conference any suggestions near McCormick place for lunch?