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Pre-NATO Weekend Help for Cdn. Visitors


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Pre-NATO Weekend Help for Cdn. Visitors

ybnormal | | May 3, 2012 03:48 PM

My wife and I will be flying in with another couple from Calgary over the weekend of May 17th-20th.

Sort of a short notice seat sale thing, we'll be seeing Jersey Boys at the Bank of America Theatre on the Saturday, so I'm trying to plan our eating itinerary.

Needless to say, I pretty much can't get reservations at most of the popular places.

We'll be staying at the Hampton's Inn & Suites on Illinois and Dearborn.

We won't have a vehicle, but will take a cab to wherever. Seems to be lots of places mentioned in this board around there.

We are flying in late Thursday May 17th, so we probably won't be at the hotel until around 9:30 PM.

Thinking of going to Pizzeria Uno or Lou Malnati's for deep dish. Other options include Sunda or Rako Akor for more Asian fusion. Any opinions on this?

Friday we are keeping open, so not sure where we will be for lunch. I suspect we'll be by the Art Institute, so options around there will be nice.

Friday dinner is completely open - what should we do? We are pretty open to all cuisines and pricing, so if there is something hot and unique we should be going to (that doesn't take reservations), please let me know!

Drinks at Aviary and Churros at Xoco may also be on the agenda. Also heard interesting things about Nacional 27.

Saturday is fairly booked already for us doing other things. For dinner, I'm thinking of Frontera Grill and getting there at 5:00 PM. I think that should give us enough time to make the 8:00 PM Jersey Boys at Bank of America Theatre.
Do you agree?

I did make one reservation at Mercat a la Planxa for 5:45 PM just in case. Is there anything else around there worth trying? We probably won't do Italian this time around.

Sunday we're going to try for brunch at Publican.

We'll putz around a bit before heading for an early evening flight back home. If we are lucky enough, hopefully Tortas Frontera is in the same terminal as our flight back home.

Any help is appreciated!