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Time-pressured trip, need advice about Fat Rice, early a.m. breakfast, etc.

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Time-pressured trip, need advice about Fat Rice, early a.m. breakfast, etc.

danna | Apr 30, 2014 01:27 PM

I'm flying in on a Wednesday night, May 14. Thinking a late-ish dinner at GT Fish and Oyster. Then need to grab lunch on the way out of town to Wisconsin on Thursday a.m. Thinking about Fat Rice...does this seem like a good plan? Is lunch as exciting as dinner seems to be, or would we be missing out on a lot of the excitement? Would we be likely to have a long wait on a Thursday at lunchtime? Alternatively maybe Nico Osteria?

We'll be back in town Saturday night and I'm still casting about for dinner ideas. I would love to do some of the unique, casual/avant garde places like Schwa or El Ideas, but I'm not sure I'm up to the challenge. Looking at Sepia, Piccolo Sogno, Nightwood, Le Bouchon, i realize that list is all over the place.

Then I have to be at Midway on Sunday morning by about 9:30. Are there any worthy breakfast places open quite early on Sunday morning? Is Fox and Obel still around? I'm staying at the Fairmont. (btw, what the heck is going on in town the weekend of the 17th? Every hotel is almost full and rates are double/triple what I'm used to.)

Thanks!

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