Coming to Chicago for a weekend in April and am very excited to have a reservation at Alinea for one night but looking for recs for the other. Not necessarily looking for something super-fancy and would like something that we can't find at home (in NYC). Currently have reservations at Graham Elliott, Sprout (less excited by those two but was able to get better times), Girl & The Goat and Topolobampo and need to pick one (or am open to other options). Also would love recs for best breakfast/Sunday brunch and deep-dish pizza not too far from the "Magnificent Mile" area where we're staying. And are drinks at Aviary and/or the Violet Hour (less unique but easier to get into?) not to be missed?
Thanks in advance for your advice!