Hi! I'm new to this board but have been looking over it and the lth forum to plan my vacation. We love to eat and try new things but we live in a small town where there is not much variety.
Our plans for Chicago are as follow:
Day 1 arrival in the pm
Anywhwere to get a snack on the way in from airport on blue line? Chicago dog or Italian beef maybe?
Violet Hour for a cocktail and snack
Le Bouchon dinner
( is there a whole in the wall bar nearby where the bartender plays vinyl records of alternative bands from the 80's??? It's killing me but I remember something like this from many years ago..)
Al' s Beef at 1030?
Trip to spice house? Oil and vinegar place?
Berghof light lunch and check out oktoberfest
Publican around 4pm
aviary ( hopefully kitchen table & hopefully at 6)
Something to eat after? Any late night deep dish pizza nearby? Idk if I'll get a rez, but it could be as late as ten
Nhu Lan snacks
Franks n Dawgs lunch
Going to a late show near wicker park, where we also stay but thinking of San Soo Gap San for late night?
Cemitas Puebla whenever they open- this will be a late am for us
Going to be around Humboldt Park area and looking for late dinner
Rootstock?? Around ten
Breakfast near wicker park?
Jibaritos near Humbolt Park again for most of day, looking for late dinner 10ish somewhere close to HP and WP/ Bucktown. This is a Sunday night...was considering:
Tozi (in case we skipped San Soo earlier)
Or even going in to Avec
Need an early breakfast before taking blue line to o'hare
List is not complete in any way except that we have obligations near HP for afternoons and evenings days 4 & 5.
Places or food that are must do's:
Deep dish pizza- love manlattis
Hot dog- chi style
Franks nDawgs- we want to try bc we loved hot dougs so much last time
Banh mi- have not had since last time in LA and read Nhu Lan is best??
We are fine with "eatouring" and just splitting one thing or ordering small items so we can sample from more places. In fact would love to take up most of days 2 & 3 doing so.
Some places I've read about and would love to fit in:
Bleeding heart bakery
Pleasant house bakery
Maxwell St market
Butcher and Larder
Fox & Obel
Grocer and goddess
Cellar rat wine
Any suggestions on logistics or additions that are must do are greatly appreciated! Thank you!