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Avec ?

willowan | | Jul 20, 2008 12:54 AM

Dear all

I posted last year seeking recs for a three day stay on a Mo/Tue / Wed and loved the city so much we are now coming back for a weekend early next month. We were recommended to try Avec but never did...

So did we truly miss out on something special ? ( we are two guys in our late 30's/early 40's one veggie one not if that is relevant in any way )...I have seen some posts this year questionning how good this place is, has it gone downhill at all ? - or are they misconceived ?

And .. if not Avec then where should we be going for a quintessential chicago experience regardless of cuisine ?

Also.. where is best for post game pizza or a microbrew and something good to eat after a ballgame ( White Sox not Cubs ) if staying in centre of town ? Stay near ballpark, scoot back into the centre or stop off somwhere on the way that we would otherwise miss?

And finally, what is best neighbourhood for great choice of non frat boy bars all in close walking distance of each other -with late late opening for a Friday or Saturday nght - if any are within walking distance of what I would call the Wilco buliding in centre of town, so much the better !

Thanks in advance for any help you can give...

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