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Food Trip Questions

pastry634 | | May 26, 2009 08:43 AM

Hey all. I've had posts on here before asking for suggestions and whatnot for places to go in Chicago. Well, we finally have the dates down and a tentative itinerary. Our choices are listed below, along with some questions. Thanks for all who reply and any suggestions!

Lunch: Kuma’s Corner

Dinner: Avec - We will hopefully be going to the taping of Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me tonight at 7pm. If we get to Avec early enough, will we have enough time? I see they open at 3:30, so does that mean that we can order anything at that time? Or is some parts of the menu off limits until later in the night?

Lunch: Blackbird - Too much Kahan? I know his places are renowned for their excellence, but will doing Avec and Blackbird back to back be too much of the same thing?

Dinner: Topolobampo - We would both get tasting menus. Is it as good as the praise it gets? Would we be better off somewhere else for the price (I think the tasting menus are $75 each)?

Lunch: Hot Doug’s

3324 North California, Chicago, IL 60618
Dinner: Alinea

Brunch: DB Primehouse Dim Sum Brunch

Dinner: Burt’s Place - Was tossed between this or North Pond. I know that they are 2 COMPLETELY different places, but I'm not sure (1) how hungry we will be after our brunch and (2) it might be nice to have some variety in our dining. Also, we will be going to a Jersey Boys matinee at 2, so we will be eating around 7ish. Will Burt's Place be too busy by then? I've read that it's better to call in your order, but I've also heard that if it gets too busy, Burt just decides to not pick up the phone :/. Would it be better to have a reservation at a restaurant instead of just crossing our fingers for Burt's?

Lunch: Café Spiaggia

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