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Help planning ONE evening in chicago

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Help planning ONE evening in chicago

ericmorrow | Sep 9, 2008 09:59 PM

So my girl and I (both young 20s) are coming to Chicago from NY for one evening. I was hoping I could get your advice on putting together something.

We aren't so much into $150 dinners at celebrity chef restaurants or places with white table cloths. In NY, you are more likely to find us deep in the LES and as far away from Meatpacking as possible. I'm thinking grabbing a cocktail some place hip/snazzy (Violet Hour?) pre-dinner, good dinner, dessert some place else, and then a happening bar/club for people watching/dancing. Ideally, all of this could happen in one neighborhood so we don't have to trek all over Chicago.

I know some of you out there must have that "killer" first date completely planned out. Please share! I'd be happy to do the same for you in NY. (For example, dinner at Little Giant, drinks at East Side Company Bar, and dessert at Chocolate Bar, followed by dancing/people watching at Von). Thanks in advance, I really appreciate it.

We are going to be in town October 10th, if there is something exciting happening that day.

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