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Visiting Chicago

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by CanuckBassist, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. colabear

    colabear Senior member

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    the best tasting food tend to look unappealing though because the focus is on the flavor. In that case, the crust that is crispy on the outside soft and springy in the inside that sucks in all the flavor of the simple and flavorful meat- tomato sauce topped with warm melted cheese doesn't sound so bad. Have you not been to exotic places? Because I'm afraid that you will starve if you go to one.
     
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  2. colabear

    colabear Senior member

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    For a more bang for your buck type of deal, I also recommend going to this Brazilian steakhouse buffet called Brazzaz. 35$ serves you all can eat steaks of 15 variety of cuts, other meats like grilled shrimps, lamb, sausages, pork & chicken, it's a meat fest. And you also get a good selection from the salad bar and the hot bar. They also bring you warm cheese bread and fried plantains on your table. The perfect side for the steaks I would say is the mushroom truffled-risotto it's finger licking sooooo gooood : )

    Right now at the Nordstrom Rack Chicago Ave. location, they have a lot of Thom Browne coats and knits, Jil Sander and Raf Simmons pieces all red tag marked down!!

    and there is another great place I would recommend, but I prefer to keep it a secret : )
     
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  3. colabear

    colabear Senior member

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    double post
     
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    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I went to one of those Brazilian churascarias once. Once.
     
  5. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You can get Brazilian barbecue anywhere. There is nothing special about it in Chicago. If you want meat, I think you're better off going to one of the non-chain steakhouses.
     
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    +1 for Great Lakes Pizza... though I think it's more difficult for someone that doesn't live in the area and can't just take it to go as there's only like 6 tables at the restaurant

    Also, for Hot Doug's - don't even think about it if it's a weekend day, there'll be an hour (if not more) wait.


    Other recommendations - Longman & Eagle, Lula's,
     
  7. ac21686

    ac21686 Well-Known Member

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    Great Lakes and Spacca Napoli are both much better than any of the Chicago deep dish places.
     

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