Hello fellow foodies! We’re planning a girls’ road trip (for 4 of us) over Canadian Thanksgiving weekend (October 11 – 15th), and would love your suggestions/recommendations on our eating itinerary. Being from Toronto, we have a plethora of Italian and Asian restaurants readily available, so we want to explore some of Chicago’s finest options that we can’t get at home. Our budget is open, ranging from cheap and cheerful, to splurge meals. We will be staying at the Hotel Sax and will have access to a car as needed (however, we plan on taking cabs to most places). Also of note, some members of our group will be partaking in the marathon (whereas others such as myself, would much rather eat my way through the city)
I look forward to your recommendations – please note that nothing is set in stone, other than our iNG dinner. Thanks in advance!
Friday (Arrival at Chicago)
--Dinner at iNG (we’re taking advantage of a $99 tasting menu deal via Travelzoo)
Saturday (Marathon Expo)
--Breakfast at Yolk
--Dinner at Lou Malnati’s
--Dinner at either North Pond or Acadia (leaning towards North Pond based on the scenery, but open to recommendations)
--Drinks at Pops for Champagne
Monday (Boat cruise and sightseeing)
--Brunch/Lunch at GT Oyster
--Dinner at either Mexique or Salpicon (which is better?)
Tuesday (Departing Chicago)
--Bin 36 is apparently near or in our hotel, so we’ll definitely be stopping in at some point. Though by no means connoisseurs, we are huge wine/cheese lovers!