I'm thrilled to be heading back to Chicago for a new project. Unfortunately, I won't be downtown, where all my usual stops are. I'll be staying up near Abbott Labs, which will preclude daily dinners downtown. So, am I better off going North towards Gurnee and Waukegan, or South towards Lake Forest and Northbrook?
I've seen this thread, which I will plunder for tips: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/313093
Any other recommendations for the area?