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Returning to Chicago (and nearby) to eat more!

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Returning to Chicago (and nearby) to eat more!

Kchaus | Jun 9, 2013 01:44 PM

Hi,
We will be back in Chicago and the area and are of course looking to eat our way around again.
Our plans:
Please bear with me- our first days will be in Gurnee and Milwaukee, then downtown Chicago.
Days 1&2
We arrive @8:40am at mdw
Will take Orange Line to the loop, to do what, idk
Lunch at Berghof (we really didn't get enough last time!)
Check out the French Market
Hop on Metra for 2hr trip to go to 6 Flags with family. Yay. ;)
While in Gurnee, planning on eating at Culvers and getting delivery from Malnatis for deep dish fix. Two nights in Gurnee. Dining looks very bleak.

Day 3
Traveling to Milwaukee for one night. Staying at Schuster Mansion.
Plan to eat lunch at Old German Beer Hall, try to catch a brewery tour at Lakeview Brewery, dinner res at Hinterland before concert at Marcus Amphitheater. Whoosh.
Lunch the next day at Alem Ethiopian or Coquette. Can't decide.

Day 4 Chicago!
Arrive back in Chi, staying at Hotel Felix.
Wondering about dinner. Some ideas: purple pig, Ing, Maude's liquor bar, avec/publican/blackbird.
We'd really like to make it out to Violet Hour again. It has become our favorite, most memorable from last trip despite doing Chef's Table at Aviary and Office! Seems hard to fit it in on CTA and us staying downtown this time.

Day 5
Breakfast: southport? M Henrietta? This will be a weekday.
Next, trip to Chinatown. Maybe Lao Sze Chuan? Ba Le? What else should we look for?
Dinner: ?? We'll be back to hotel in between Chinatown and dinner and then we have a concert at the Metro on Clark. Anything nearby or off bus line 22?

Day 6:
Weekend breakfast. Help! Maybe just a quick or light bite.
Off to Green City Market and LP Zoo. May try Nhu Lan new location or eat at market.
Dinner: no clue

Day 7:
Looking for a brunch on a Sunday. Our flight leaves MDW at 1 so we need to leave downtown area around 1030, I'm guessing.
We loved Chicago so much we made it a point to come back this year again! (We never do that!) But we want to try new places, since there are so many good ones, so any suggestions are welcome! Thanks!

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