I've learned not to say "I'm coming to Chicago, where should I eat?" So...
I have dinner reservations on Thursday at L2O and Friday at The Girl and the Goat. Periodically I try to call Schwa just for the hell of it, no answer so far. Which one of the above should I sacrifice if I get through? If I got so lucky...could I get a cab in that neighborhood after dinner?
I haven't decided where I'm staying yet, but it will probably be the James, Intercontinental, the Wit, or the Elysian if I strike gold in the back yard before Sept 30th. I want to get some Italian Beef for my husband's nostalgia lunch on Thursday. Would like it not to be too far out of the way or a terrible line.
On Friday, I need a lunch spot. not too heavy, hopefully. I also need a lunch/brunch for Saturday, but it CAN be a feed-bag...I'm having a country club dinner on Sat night so I don't need to save too much stomach room. Blackbird, avec, topo, frontera, purple pig , bristol, bongo room....I dunno what's open for lunch. Our non-food activities - so you know what parts of town we'll be in - will include the Contemporary art museum (calder!) , maybe the Shedd or Field, window shopping/strolling Bucktown/Wicker Park, a bit of running in Grant park.
Macarons excite me, quality frozen yogurt excites my husband. We might be interested in after dinner drinks in a scenic location that doesn't have a velvet rope or a scene. Violet hour? Rootstock?
Finally, I've already gotten some advice about restuarants going from Bloomingdale to O'Hare on Sunday morning, but I'll take more if you have them. Any swanky spots for drinks (or just fun or decent) after the country club event in Bloomingdale Sat night would be appreciated.
Thanks SO much!
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