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Help me plan a foodie weekend


Restaurants & Bars Chicago Area

Help me plan a foodie weekend

MardiGras | | Feb 14, 2013 06:59 PM

So my husband and I just booked a three day trip to Chicago for fun and to eat. We live in New Orleans and my husband works in the wine industry. We will be there June 6 to 9 but we already started checking out the new restaurant scene. Last time there, we ate at Alinea, Spring and avec but its been several years. Would love ALL the advice you can give?
Thursday: arrive midway 740 pm. Looking for a casual but good place to eat as it may be 900 or 930 before we arrive. Something like Avec.
Friday: afternoon game at Wrigley. Any good lunch spots near Wrigley or on the way before the game?
Friday night: we want to try one of the new tasting menu places: Grace, goosefoot, el Ideas or schwa? I'm sure it's been debated before but what's the best bet? Grace looks much more expensive so more inclined to the others.
Saturday: Mexican brunch or lunch spot?
Saturday night: want fine dining restaurant but maybe not a tasting menu as doing that Friday night. Are tru and blackbird still great or are they considered old news?
We are adventurous eaters, love wine and are open to most ideas but do want to get some variety in for the weekend. Thanks and ill start studying the board to see what else I can find.

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