What should I do in Chicago?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by chorse123, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Chorse, you still haven't PM'd me. I think you're seriously overlooking the option of taking me to Alinea.
     


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    Generally agree with the above. Two notes: (1) Ashkenaz on Cedar is a superior Jewish deli. (2) While New York bests Chicago re pizza, they both take a backseat to New Haven. Something similar can be found at Coalfire on Grand.

    Piece on North in Wicker Park is pretty good, too.
     


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    coalfire's pizza kills piece. the hot calabrese and peppers is bomb.
     


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    1.) Pane Caldo on East Walton

    2.) Avenues at the Peninsula

    3.) Chicago pizza is crap

    4.) Scores > VIPs
     


  5. unpainted huffheinz

    unpainted huffheinz Senior member

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    ^^^ I live not too far from the Admiral if you want to slum it a bit.
     


  6. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    ^^^ I live not too far from the Admiral if you want to slum it a bit.

    If you want to not slum it, you can take me to Alinea instead of Chorse. I don't discriminate when it comes to people buying me dinner.
     


  7. dkzzzz

    dkzzzz Senior member

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    While in Chicago you have to visit Obama museum.
     


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    ^^^ I live not too far from the Admiral if you want to slum it a bit.

    Actually I just moved from Chicago which is too bad because I am not unfamiliar with the Admiral.

    If you want to not slum it, you can take me to Alinea instead of Chorse. I don't discriminate when it comes to people buying me dinner.

    Chorse is probably PMing you as I write this, so though I missed my chance by a couple of weeks, I am sure Chorse will jump on the opportunity.
     


  9. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Chorse is probably PMing you as I write this, so though I missed my chance by a couple of weeks, I am sure Chorse will jump on the opportunity.

    He never did. I feel certain that he was going to, until he saw the LOLKwilkies. That probably turned him away from the offer. It looks like Conne owes me that now.
     


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    I'd really second The Publican, Frontera Grill & Coal-Fire Pizza for good eats.
     


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    Spatlese Senior member

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    Just wanted to say I received the Alinea cookbook recently, and this only reinforced the need for a return visit (note: I can barely afford my own meal there, so will also accept donations).
     


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    haven't seen hopleaf mentioned yet. it's a bit out of the way compared to a lot of the other recommendations (much farther north, while the others tend to be in the heart of the city). good food, lots of beers.
     


  13. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Just wanted to say I received the Alinea cookbook recently, and this only reinforced the need for a return visit (note: I can barely afford my own meal there, so will also accept donations).

    I really want to go there. I'm debating between asking for a Shun Elite or a meal at Alinea for Christmas. I know I get one, I just can't choose. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    haven't seen hopleaf mentioned yet. it's a bit out of the way compared to a lot of the other recommendations (much farther north, while the others tend to be in the heart of the city). good food, lots of beers.

    +1

    Also, if you want a quick lunch or snack in the loop, try Frontera Fresca on the seventh floor of Marshall Field's (er Macys). It's unique semi-fast food option. The tortilla soup, goat cheese and salsa verde tamalle, and limeades are the best. I was there today, and Rick Bayless was actually behind the counter. He wasn't plating orders, but he was tasting everything and looking over shoulders.
     


  15. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Generally agree with the above. Two notes: (1) Ashkenaz on Cedar is a superior Jewish deli. (

    I felt sick after eating there, twice. Would not go back.
     


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