I have been trying to plan a trip to Chicago for ages but it has all been pending an Alinea reservation. Well, I finally got it and now I am left to plan the rest of my trip. I have now spent weeks reading your board and think I am ready to ask for help. Here is what I can tell you:
-I will be there for 3 nights, 4 days (Thurs-Sun in mid June)- it will probably Thurs Lunch, Thurs Dinner, Fri Breakfast or early Lunch, then small snack, then Friday Dinner (Alinea at 915), then Sat Brunch/Lunch, maybe snack, Dinner, Sunday breakfast, then later lunch.
-Price is no object. We want the best, just as long as it's worth it.
-I have booked a dinner at Girl and Goat, and I have Alinea as well, and Topolobampo for now b/c I wanted to snag it before its too late but I am not sure that Topolo is the best choice for my last dinner (this is up for debate)
- Don't really want to do Asian
- prefer reservation places but I understand some really must-go to places dont take them so if we are going to wait.. i want to wait the least amount of time possible (i.e. lunch maybe).
So here are the things I am considering. I need to basically slot them into the meals:
-Topolobampo (keep dinner or change to lunch?)
-MUST DO a chicago pizza (uno, due, pizanos, lou malnotis or other??)
-MUST DO a hot dog (gene and junes, hot dawgs or other??)
-MUST DO a chicago beef sandwich (johnnys, chuckles, Als or other?)
If I am missing something remarkable to Chicago, please let me know.
I really appreciate your help and cannot wait to get to your city!