A friend and I will be in town during the Chicago marathon weekend, from Thursday-Sunday. We were lucky to find a place in Printers Row, with all the runners in town.
THURS: We're going straight for deep dish after we land, and Yelp had Pequod's as the "most" rated so I made a reservation there. Is it worth the trek? Or should we stick to somewhere close by? We'll probably want some cocktails after dinner.
FRIDAY: Reservation at Topolobampo for lunch. Maybe Slurping Turtle for a snack in the afternoon. Reservation at BellyQ for dinner. I really want to try Peasantry for a late night bite, the menu looks really fun.
SAT: Hot Doug's first thing in the morning. Purple pig for lunch, how bad will the wait be? Bavettes bar and Boeuf for dinner. Should we try another steakhouse instead?
SUN: I wanted to check out Maxwell market for tacos, will this be difficult because of the marathon? Reservation at Publican for brunch. Reservation at G.E.B. for dinner, is this a good idea with all the bad Graham Elliot press lately?
Anything we're missing that Chicago does better than SF? We're not really looking to do high end though. Also, what's a good neighborhood for bar hopping (with good cocktails)?