I am coming to Chicago next week (Saturday-Tuesday) with a friend of mine and am looking for some food suggestions. My friend takes more to the pizza, italian beef, ribs, hot dogs, etc. type of food (but only the best), while I love that and also look for the upscale expriences.
I am thinking Al's for Italian beef, Carson's for ribs and not sure about pizza and hot dogs (i feel like everyone has such conflicting advice, much like NY pizza).
For upscale dining, I was thinking Blackbird and avec if I can get a reservation.
I have only been to Chicag once (on business, so no time to really experience things) and my friend has never been. We are looking for the quientessential Chicago exprience (without the tourism).
Any can't miss places would be great. I don't know where we are staying yet, but location is not a big issue.
Thanks a lot.