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April Chicago weekend itinerary - need final input (Sable/Frontera Grill/Alinea/North Pond/Lou Malnati's)

snaz04 | Mar 28, 201209:12 AM

My husband and I will be visiting Chicago from NYC for the first time together and we're looking to have the best culinary experience possible. We'll arrive Friday in the late afternoon and have an early evening flight home on Sunday. We'll be staying by the Magnificent Mile and won't have a car (but can take a taxi or public transportation around). After lengthy consideration, here's the plan as it stands:

Friday night: Sable
Saturday brunch: Frontera Grill
Saturday dinner: Alinea
Sunday brunch: North Pond
Deep dish pizza to-go for the flight home: Lou Malnati's

How does this sound? We actually made other reservations which we'll need to cancel (e.g., Topolobampo/Girl and the Goat/Graham Elliott instead of Sable) but thought that the combo of great cocktails/food at Sable made more sense for our first night as we'll probably be tired and won't want to go somewhere like Aviary or Violet Hour pre- or post-dinner. Also thought that with Alinea being such an elaborate meal on Saturday night, we didn't want another meal in that genre.)

Anything we're missing or should change?? Thanks in advance for your input!

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