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Trip Report: Girl & Goat, Aviary, Sable, La Scarola, Grahamwich, Food Walking Tour, Garrett's, Weber Grill, Gino's East... more (long)

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Trip Report: Girl & Goat, Aviary, Sable, La Scarola, Grahamwich, Food Walking Tour, Garrett's, Weber Grill, Gino's East... more (long)

TrishUntrapped | Jun 27, 2012 06:48 PM

Just got back from a wonderful trip to Chicago. My first visit and won't be my last. Loved it! Saw my beloved Red Sox play three games against the Cubs and was shocked to find Sox players staying at our hotel. Great way to start! Because this is Chowhound I will refrain from commenting on Chicago's amazing architecture and terrific museums and instead will focus on the food. I have a lot of pictures so I will make several posts on this thread rather than cramming them all into one.

Sable at the Palomar

With a brunch reservation for Father's Day we didn't plan on eating another meal at our hotel's restaurant, but boy am I glad we did. Got back late from one of the ball games and were starving so popped into Sable for a late night snack. Root Beer Glazed Short Rib Sliders with Crispy Onions, Mini Lamb Burgers with Feta, and House Smoked Ribs with Cider-Cherry Glaze were all delicious and went well with our beers and Kir Royale, but the one dish that hit a Grand Slam was the Chicken with Waffles and Bourbon Maple Syrup. You could inhale this dish it was so good!

For our brunch we enjoyed Blueberry Pancakes that were happily light and not dense and leaden the way many places make them. Berries, bacon and a croissant were all fresh and tasty too. Great job Heather Terhune. Throw in the modern and chic decor, gracious service, and Sable was a winner.

Garrett's Popcorn

OMG was this stuff addictive! I only knew about it from a post here on Chowhound. Glad I went. They gave out free samples of the Chicago mix of Caramel Crisp and Cheddar corn. I was hooked and brought it to snack on at the ball games and also sent a large can to my daughter in Boston. She loved it.

PIX: Sable and Garrett's Popcorn

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