I'll be in Chicago next weekend and would love a few recommendations- anywhere great for drinks/apps plus amazing bakeries or markets.
I loved Tru (when in the mood for a 5 hour formal dinner) and really liked his more casual italian enoteca. Alinea was a great experience and North Pond was pretty good. Avec was fantastic and I love Hot Chocolate. This time i'm most interested in bistro-y places-- fab food and drink but not too fancy (or $$$). Would also check out any fantastic hole-in-the-wall mexican.
thanks for any ideas!!