I hit a landmark birthday in June (don't ask) and my wife has surprised me with four days in Chicago - she was going to keep it a secret but knows that half the fun for me is in the planning!
We want to experience typical Chicago cuisine and also want to try some of your more upmarket restaurants. Provisional plans for Dinner so far
Saturday - Deep Dish Pizza (I've read the thread and will probably to try Uno at 29 E Ohio mainly i guess because it's where it all started)
Sunday - Cafe Spiaggia?
Monday - the Big Day - considering Blackbird or Alinea - Which would you guys recommend also will these restaurants be open on Monday nights? Maybe we should swap to Sunday for better atmosphere?
Tuesday - Frontera Grill? we love Mexican food and can't it really in England
Other suggestions gratefully received - I really love anything quintessentially American and would like to try things I can't get back home.
I'm also after suggestions for breakfast / brunch - We are staying at the Affinia on E Superior St but anywhere within 30 mins walking distance is fine as we will be out early exploring (Bongo, Orange, Original Pancake House all had good reviews - are there others you would recommend?)
What about bars in the area? again anywhere within 20 mins walk fine - like dive bars or somewhere hipper or more upmarket? What about somewhere with a view (Signature Room?)
No lunch suggestions needed as late breakfast / brunch plus hefty dinner is normally all i can manage although might fit a cake or slice of cheesecake in during the afternoon. I've lost 20 lbs in preparation for the trip and intend to put it all back on over the three days!!
Any help or suggestions would be fantastic - Really looking forward to visiting your city. I'll give you an update on how it all goes
Thanks, Colin - Birmingham, England