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Yet another visitor (From Toronto) looking for Rec's


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Yet another visitor (From Toronto) looking for Rec's

Sherm_TO | Apr 14, 2011 12:48 PM

Hi all,

Seeking advice on good restos while my wife and I are in town from Thurs. April 21- Sunday April 24. Arriving and leaving first thing Sunday AM, so looking to fill Thursday, (Good) Friday, and Saturday, and nothing Sunday. We are limited in that we won't have a car. We're generally very open to various styles, but Toronto already has very eclectic cuisine so we're looking for unique Chicago dining experiences that don't require me re-mortgaging my house. Alinea and Charlie Trotter's are pretty much out of the question.

I've been to Chicago once before so I know the lay of the land. We're staying at the James, and I know for one breakfast, we'll go to Pancake House on Bellevue. Thinking of Manny's for Breakfast one of the other days (I love CB Hash and theirs is supposedly excellent)

Thursday's our most open day, but we'll probably be dead on our feet by the end of it and I am thinking dinner at David Burke's in our Hotel and then crash. I remember eating a one person pie at Uno's and not being blown away. Is Lou Malnati's all that much better? Or are the one person pies not as good? May also want to try Giordano's for a different pizza taste.

Friday's more open, and we'll probably play it by ear but dinner is going to have to be near Second City in Old Town. Any recommendations for good pre-theater dinner up there? The guidebooks don't show much in the area. Last time I ate at a middle eastern restaurant near there.

Saturday's a Cubs game and we may go to a Blues club that night. Any blues clubs with a really good menu?

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