I'm am off to Chicago May 19th-22nd. It's my first vacation in almost three years. I live and work in Seattle Washington as a line cook. I've traveled to Chicago countless of times and when I go, I always take my good friend out to dinner. I've eaten and worked at Alinea. I've done the tasting menu at Blackbird. And have had wonderful experiences at Topolobampo, and Frontera Grill.
I am looking to go somewhere like the places stated above on my trip this May. I cannot afford a visit to Next, although I would love to go.
I've read and heard form other restaurant people about Schwa, Tru, Everest, The Girl and the Goat, Sprout, and Graham Elliot as all good places to eat while I'm there.
Any thoughts on where to eat?