Crazy Carlos and company is coming to Chicago next Thursday and would like to dine at a special place on Friday night. He lives in downtown Sao Paulo and travels extensively worldwide so he's used to cosmopolitan eats. I need a place with cool atmosphere, great food, but not incredibly expensive. It's been ten years since his last visit so we'll definitely be in a festive mood and maybe a bit rowdy.
Here are a few ideas off the top of my head; He doesn't get to experience Mexican Food very often so I thought about...Cuatro, Carnivale, or Salpicon.
Tizzi Melou, Santorini or Greek Islands, or maybe old school Italian...La Scarole or Gibsons.
What are some other restaurant ideas, in Maybe Bucktown or Wicker Park? Music & drinks afterwards?