My husband and I are staying in Chicago on Friday night and I'd really appreciate help in how to get into the Purple Pig. We are staying at the Intercontinental just across the street. Can we "put our names in" or do we literally have to wait there the two hours to get in? We hoped we could stop by at 6 PM, put our name in and check back at 7PM, then arrive to stay at 8PM, then still probably waiting some more before finally getting our table?? Or is it the kind of establishment that if you leave and they happen to call your name early you are marked off in blank ink from the list? Please advise. We are total foodies and we'd really like to dine there, but my husband hit 50 this year so his patience is not what it used to be! He will do some waiting but not 2 1/2 hours of standing in a hallway.
Thanks so much!!