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Need help filling in my itinerary for five day visit beginning of October.

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Need help filling in my itinerary for five day visit beginning of October.

fakebunny | Oct 3, 2011 03:42 PM

I am joining my husband on his business trip to eat my way around Chicago. I have narrowed down my choices but am having some problems filling in the gaps.

Sat. Oct 8 We get in from the airport around 9:00. Then we are going to the Purple Pig because they are close to the hotel and open late. Also we love pork and "nasty bits" and they seem to have both fronts covered. Hopefully the wait won't be too terrible.

Sun. Oct 9 My husband doesn't have much free time so we are going to Portillo's for Italian beef sandwiches and hot dogs. We can kill two birds with one stone.

I need a place to go watch football while he is in his meetings. Somewhere that has good drinks
and food. Where a woman by herself would feel comfortable.

For dinner we were thinking of Lou Malnati's. We won't be free until late and I haven't had real Chicago deep dish and the butter crust sounds intriguing.

Mon. Oct 10 I am on my own for lunch. I like restaurants that have a neighborhood feel or that have interesting unusual food. Also that would be good for single diner.

For dinner we are going with a group to Sable Kitchen and Bar.

Tues. Oct 11 Another lunch on my own...maybe Xoco or Big Star?

For dinner we haven't decided. I was thinking maybe The Publican with drinks at Aviary. We are kind of on a budget meaning no Alinea or other fine dining spots. Any better suggestions would be appreciated.

Wed Oct. 12 Lunch at Frontera Grill. I had a great lunch there before and hope this time is the same.

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Alinea
1723 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

Frontera Grill
445 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

XOCO
449 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

Sable Kitchen & Bar
505 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Purple Pig
500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

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