My husband and I will be visiting Chicago next week for 2 days only May 4th and 5th. We will be staying at the Peninsula on the Magnificent Mile. It's actually a business trip for him and I'm just flying in Friday to meet him. We're looking for recommendations for dinner Friday night, Saturday brunch and dinner Saturday night. Also, maybe a cool spot for drinks Saturday night before dinner and if anyone has ideas about places to hear good music that would be great (I know that's not the focus here but we do love our music). We are thinking pizza Friday night at Uno or Due. Saturday brunch we are trying to decide between North Pond Cafe in Lincoln Park or the Publican. I want to do some shopping and I've heard Lincoln Park is a good place. I'm interested more in small boutique shops rather than big chain stores. Saturday is Cinco de Mayo and I would love to go to Frontera Grill. Would it be possible to get in? If not, any other recommendations would be appreciated. The Aviary sounds like a cool spot for drinks. By the way, we have never been to Chicago and I have no idea if any of these places are close to where we are staying but we can always take a cab. To sum it up, we like good food, good drink and good music all with fun lively atmospheres.