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What are the one-weekend in Chicago must-haves?


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What are the one-weekend in Chicago must-haves?

kittychow | Mar 12, 2007 12:38 PM

I’ll be in Chicago for just two nights. I’ve been many times by my friend joining me has never been before.

A little about the trip and one must-have:

Must have steak – I love eating steak in Chicago. It just feels right. I don’t want to reignite the best-steak-in-Chicago debate. I’m looking to go to some place I can’t get back at home in Boston. This condition eliminates, Ruth’s Chris, The Palm, Morton’s, Capital Grill, and Smith & Wollensky. Right now I’m leaning toward David Burke’s Prime House, Saloon, and Gibsons. I want an amazing steak and atmosphere I won’t find at home.

I’ll be going to see the White Sox while I’m in town. Is there anything near there that I should check out before the game? Think indulgent, heart attack inducing snacks and beer.

The rest of the time we’re pretty open. A terrific Sunday brunch would be nice to find. We also like cozy pubs with surprisingly good food. Some place where pouring a perfect pint is standard. Are there any good sexy lounges for after dinner drinks and chilling that aren’t packed with students? (We’re in our 30’s). Ideally we’ll land in a good neighborhood with a restaurant in mind and then stroll around looking for additional spots to check out. We’re staying at the Hard Rock – I’m not sure if there’s anything interesting to check out around there.

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