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Alinea is booked. Avenue, Spring, or Blackbird?

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Alinea is booked. Avenue, Spring, or Blackbird?

Tamtomato | Oct 9, 2005 03:12 PM

My Boyfriend and I are flying through Chicago on our way back to NYC from a wedding in DesMoines and decided to stay over for one night and one dinner.

We are both former cooks and have eaten in many of the best restaurants everywhere. We love good food and new experiences so Alinea seemed perfect. But they are booked (we are on the waiting list...if you have any tips on how we might sqeeze in, please let me know).

There is room at Blackbird, Avenue, and Spring. $$ is not an issue.

Any other recs?

We will be there on a Satuurday night at the end of the month. Sunday AM, we are planning to head to Maxwell Street.

We are serious hounds and hate pretention. (i.e. no CT).

All advice will be much appreciated.

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