I'm headed to Chicago next weekend (my first time, I'm so excited!).. my friend and I have reservations at Kiki's Bistro and Spring Restaurant for dinner. I did a search on both - there's not much about Kiki's, a few comments on Spring, so if anyone had anything more current to share, or other suggestions, that'd be great. Anywhere in the city is fine (I think she lives in Lincoln Park?)
Also, I was planning on going to the Art Institute while my friend's at work, and was wondering if there were any good lunchtime spots around there. Something casual and not on the terribly expensive side - I'm really open to anything. Am I near some good Italian restaurants? (Forgive my geographical ignorance of what's where in the city.)
(I am planning on hitting some of the places mentioned repeatedly here.. like Mario's Italian Lemonade, ohh, I'm a sucker for good lemonade. Are they still open? And Maxwell Street, definitely - from LA, but stranded on the East coast, I miss good Mexican food.)
Thanks in advance!