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Three Generations/Four Days in Chicago

boyzmom11 | May 18, 2013 06:53 PM

My in-laws, hubby, two teenagers and I will be in Chicago for four days.
As you might imagine, it could be difficult to please everyone, but like moms everywhere - I'm going to try!

In-laws have never been to Chicago. They have heard about Lawry's and Carson's Ribs. I haven't been to Chicago in years and probably was last at Lawry's 25 years ago. Do they still do the whole service with the silver cart, carve at the table, etc.? My MIL would like that. How is the food these days? As for Carson's, never been, any feedback?

Husband and teenagers want pizza (Lou Malnati's), hot dogs (Portillo's)
and Italian Beef (Al's). Any other suggestions?

My only food request is Garrett's popcorn. I will gladly go along with the rest of the crew for everything else.

We will be staying Downtown and are also on the lookout for good breakfast spots.

Also looking for a casual Italian place for dinner.

We will hit the usual tourist spots - Field Museum, Art Institute, Hancock Building, etc. and take a boat tour. Any suggestions for lunches along the way near these landmarks are much appreciated.

Thank you so much in advance for any and all help that you might offer! :0)

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