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Chicago Trip 2.0


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Chicago Trip 2.0

pastry634 | Jun 14, 2010 04:58 PM

Hey there guys and gals. Last summer, my dad and I ventured to Chicago to sample some of its finest culinary experiences. During that trip, we hit Perenial, Urban Belly, Avec, Hot Dougs, Alinea, Kuma's Corner, Topolobampo, DB Primehouse brunch, and Cafe Spiaggia (phew!). We are heading back again for round 2 in mid-July, and would like to consult the fellow chowhounds once again. Here's the breakdown with applicable questions:
Thursday dinner: Great Lake Pizza. Will get there at 5:30. Although we really have nothing going on that night, we are crossing our fingers the line isn't THAT long, seeing as it's a Thursday night.
Friday Lunch: Was thinking Blackbird. We both really want to go there, but don't want to spend the dinner prices. Is lunch just as good as I've heard their dinner to be?
Friday Dinner: Mado
Saturday Lunch: Xoco
Saturday Dinner: L20 (was thinking about the Tatami room, but will opt instead for the luxury tasting menu)
Sunday Lunch/Brunch: Not sure quite what to put here. I was thinking about going to Lula or Nightwood. I know they are owned by the same people, thus their menus seem extremely similar. What do you guys think about which serves the better brunch? Just a side note, I was also considering Publican for Sunday's brunch.

Thanks a bunch! You all helped tremendously last time, and I knew just where to turn to for help.

1723 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

Hot Doug's
3324 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Avec Restaurant
615 W Randolph St Ste A, Chicago, IL 60661

Cafe Spiaggia
980 North Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

445 N Clark St., Chicago, IL 60610

Mado Restaurant
1647 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Kuma's Corner
2900 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Great Lake
1477 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

3053 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

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