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Soup and other tips for June trip

TrishUntrapped | Feb 23, 201204:32 PM

Hi all,

For years I've dreamed of visiting Chicago and at last it's coming true this June! We're staying at the Palomar and going to two Cubs v. Red Sox games. I've read through a lot of threads on here but could use a little advice foodwise.

Already have a dinner reservation (Wow, made a June reservation in February!) for The Girl & The Goat for the night we arrive, so that's set. I figure it will be a cool way to start off the trip.

The next two nights we have ballgames at Wrigley Field. Other than hot dogs is there anything noteworthy to eat there? At Fenway Park, the only food I really like is the kettle corn and at Yankees Stadium - the Lobel's steak sandwich. Sometimes it's better to just eat ahead of time and bring snacks. What do you recommend?

For our one other dinner I've looked at a lot of menus and am thinking either Table 52 or Piccolo Sogno. Any other suggestions? Price not an object, but we don't eat seafood, offal, foie gras or truffles. My husband would prefer not to wear a jacket.

Breakfast - Sable adjacent to our hotel looks possible for maybe one breakfast, but we tend to be more grab and walk types. Pick up a muffin, bagel, fruit, some bacon and a beverage and keep moving.

For lunch, maybe a dog or Italian Beef (Portillo's or somewhere else?), or perhaps deep dish pizza (Lou Malnati's, Gino's East?). In addition to baseball, I would like to visit the Museum of Science and Industry, Art Institute of Chicago Museum, and just do a general tour...walking , etc.. to see and enjoy the city itself. So lunch spots in those areas would be helpful. Nothing fancy.

At this point I would like to mention soup. I love it. Especially Gazpacho, French Onion, beef, chicken, or vegetable soups. Ones with good homemade stocks. Not so much creamy or milk-based ones. Any recommendations for places that serve good soup? Takeout is ok.

Thanks for any help and tips. Appreciate it. Really looking forward to this trip!

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