Thanks for your patience here. Our itinerary keeps on evolving. So w the help of nsxtasy (thank you!), here's what I've come up with:
-Driving into town from Michigan. Would love to explore the burbs. Thinking about: WICKER PARK or PILSEN -- have some options for Pilsen restaurant, need some lite lunch options for Wicker Park.
-6:15pm early dinner at Perennial (seeing the Aaron Sorkin play that night)
-Doing a CAF bus tour in the morning, thinking of having lunch at Portillo's -- looking for an authentic, Chi experience that will be open on the 4th and nearby CAF (224 S Michigan Ave).
-Seeing 4pm Second City Show, then back to hotel burnham to change for dinner
-8:15pm dinner at MERCAT A LA PLANXA. Walk down to Taste of Chi and hopefully see some fireworks -- somewhere:). We know it'll be hectic. Whatever.
-We're going to be heading back to Detroit (we're from LA, hubby is working there) and would love a fantastic place for breakfast or lunch that would be open on a Monday (I know, difficult)... maybe along lake front? I think that's the street that runs along the lake, I forget, oy! Guess who is in charge of directions/maps on our vacas -- not me:).
NOTE: this is our second trip to Chi in the last seven months... did a lot on our first trip. Thanks!!!