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
615 W Randolph St Ste A, Chicago, IL 60661
217 W. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60654