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Mid week brunch and other suggestions.

fburks | Nov 15, 201105:21 PM

I am traveling to Chicago with buddy for a midweek culinary extravaganza in the week between Christmas and New Years and need advice about our culinary tour.

We are both foodies and appreciate a good meal (and will pay for It) and we eat anything you put in front of us. My buddy will be on leave from someplace warm and sandy and I want to take him to some great places to eat so that he can recall a few great meals over his next cold MRE.

So we are visiting mid week Tues-Thursday and I was wondering if there is a place that offers a great brunch like something akin to the Publican on a Sunday…except mid week. I know this might be a stretch.

As far as our dinner selections I was thinking go big and magnificent one or two nights. Here is my short list. (Assume we do the tasting menu where offered):

Graham Elliot (been here before but would go again)

….of course we would love to go to Alinea, but have been on wait list at least a dozen times and have pretty much given up….ditto with getting "tickets" at Next.

Next assignment -- eat something interesting (something I can't get in Metro Detroit). Great ethnic food would be great….authentic mexican also good. Considering TOPOLOBAMPO, but open for suggestions.

1723 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

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

Graham Elliot
217 W. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60654

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