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Client heading to town. Need to shamelessly kiss his A**

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Client heading to town. Need to shamelessly kiss his A**

WileysHungryAgain | Sep 4, 2009 09:08 AM

I'm an ex-ORD hound (aslo ex-sous at Trotters), current LAX hound, with a client from SFO heading to ORD. OK, WTF?

Anyway, they're staying in the Gold Coast on No. Mich. Ave. They would probably prefer to travel not much more than a short (10 min. or so) cab ride from there.

Not looking to start, yet another lengthy debate. Mostly off the cuff thoughts. The ** category, and the "Old Chicago Standards" seems to be where my list is light.

Can you help Phil N the Blanks ( who remembers them?).

Just looking for a comprehensive short list. Then they can do they're own due diligence from there.

**** / $$$$:
Alinea (Grant Achatz)
Trotters (Charlie Trotters)
Tru

*** / $$$:
Blackbird
Avec
Naha
Publican
Spiaggia
Quartino
Cite
Topolobambo (Rick Bayless)
Graham Elliot

** / $$:
Frontera Grill (Rick Bayless)

Old Chicago Standards:
Mortons (Steak of course)
Gibsons (again Steaks)

Chicago Style Pizza:
Lou Malnatis
Pizzaria Uno
Pizzaria Due
Giordanos

Thanks so much.

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