Hi guys - perhaps you can help me. I usually post on the NY board but am visiting Chicago on business for a few days next week and have been asked by my group to come up with some "hot," "trendy" places to go out in the city, preferably with a really good wine list or at least good drinks. I, personally, want to make sure I'm eating good food. We're really looking for something with a buzzing atmosphere, not a quiet little place. From my resarch, it seems like a lot of the new hot restaurants in Chicago are Japanese, which I would rather avoid - I get plenty of Japanese food already! Appreciate any help. We are staying in the downtown/Loop area but of course can take cabs. Price not an object. We may be out late, so a kitchen open late is also good.