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Vail for Father's Day

Hello! We'll be in Vail for Father's Day, can anyone suggest a great place for brunch or lunch? We'll have our three-year old with us, so kid appropriate is important, but obviously on Father's Day most places will be more kid friendly than usual!

Wait for Friday lunch at Purple Pig

Hello! We're coming in for a quick trip this weekend and were thinking about having lunch at Purple Pig on Friday. I've read about the waits on these boards, mostly about dinner, but I didn't see how long we can expect to wait for lunch. If you can give me a good idea I'd appreciate it, thanks for your help!

Oct 09, 2013
Susancampbell79 in Chicago Area

Breakfast wait at Little Goat on Saturdays?

Hello! I'll be in town Friday night of Memorial Day (just a quick trip for dinner at Next) and was hoping to have breakfast at Little Goat Saturday morning. But I don't know what wait times there have been and I'm not sure how realistic this is! Can anyone let me know if this is a crazy idea or actually doable? Thanks!


May 10, 2013
Susancampbell79 in Chicago Area

Denver - Buy Foie Gras

Hello! We just moved to Denver from Chicago (which btw it's very strange that Denver doesn't have their own forum on here!) and I'm wondering if there's somewhere local we can buy whole foie gras (not pate)? I know we can get it on d'artagnan's website, but we wanted to get some last minute. Thanks!

Length of dinner at Next El Bulli?

Thanks everyone, I appreciate it!

Mar 30, 2012
Susancampbell79 in Chicago Area

Length of dinner at Next El Bulli?

I'm trying to arrange transportation to pick us up after our dinner and I'm not sure what time it will be over since there's only one seating and a ton of courses. If anyone that's already been can let me know I'd appreciate it! Thanks!

Mar 29, 2012
Susancampbell79 in Chicago Area

Suggestions of where to grab a first date drink...

I would definitely suggest Bin Wine Cafe in Bucktown, and Bin 36 would be wonderful as well. There's also the Tasting Room on Randolph.

Tasting Room
1415 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

Bin 36
275 Parkway Dr, Lincolnshire, IL

Bin Wine Cafe
1559 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Oct 11, 2010
Susancampbell79 in Chicago Area

Casual Business Dinner Near Navy Pier?

I have a couple suggestions that are usually good for business dinners when you have a variety of eaters, both are cab distance though. Osteria Via Stato has wonderful rustic Italian probably about 10 minutes from Navy Pier. Also one of the Brazilian Steakhouses would be good - my favorite is Brazzaz but there's also Fogo De Chao and Texas de Brazil.

Naha might be good, but I'd take a look at the menu, I think that would satisfy even the least adventurous eater, but I'm far out of that box so I might need a reality check on that.

I'm not sure if any of these places are open on Mondays, some restaurants can be closed then so definitely check that out.

Good luck!

Fogo De Chao
661 N Lasalle St, Chicago, IL

Osteria Via Stato
620 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610

539 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60654

500 North Clark St., Chicago, IL 60610

Sep 28, 2010
Susancampbell79 in Chicago Area

anyone tried gaztro wagon (naanwich)?

I had lunch from gaztro wagon a couple weeks ago when they were by my office in Ravenswood. We got there around 12:15 and there wasn't much of a wait, but they had already run out of one of their sandwiches. That day they had three different sandwiches, plus a vegetarian sandwich. They also have plantain chips and desserts. A co-worker and I split two naanwiches and they were super yummy!

Aug 26, 2010
Susancampbell79 in Chicago Area

Large portions at Graham Elliot. Do they exist?

We went to Graham Elliot a few months ago and had the 5-course tasting menu. I would whole heartedly agree that the portions are tiny. I understand that a tasting menu is just that, a taste. I've been to many of the best restaurants in this city and across the country so I know what to expect. However, the portions here were absurdly small. Our second course included one tiny scallop, that's a little ridiculous. After talking to friends about our experience it sounded like ordering a la carte items were a little better sized. One good thing about ordering the tasting menus is we got a tour of the kitchen, that was pretty cool. We did find that their wines were well priced with generous by the glass pours.

Graham Elliot
217 W. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Jul 28, 2010
Susancampbell79 in Chicago Area

Revolution Brewing wait for Brunch?

Hello! I know Revolution has huge wait times for dinner on the weekends, but what about for their new brunch? (At least their website says it's new). I'd like to take my husband there, but I'm not a big fan of waiting for a table. Let me know, thanks!

Jul 28, 2010
Susancampbell79 in Chicago Area

Bridal Shower Luncheon Ideas Downtown Chicago

The Four Seasons would be a wonderful place for a ladies luncheon. Or you could check out some of the places that do an afternoon tea.

Jun 21, 2010
Susancampbell79 in Chicago Area

Walnut Room Wine Bar - Pre-Theater Drinks

Any comments on the Walnut Room Wine Bar? We like to grab a pre-theater drink and Petterino's and 312 can be a nightmare, this seems like a good option. I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts, thanks!

150 North Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60601

Nov 17, 2009
Susancampbell79 in Chicago Area

Chicago Chowhound needs Help - Little Italy?

We are definitely going to Arthur Ave instead! We're actually headed up to the Bronx Friday night for a baseball game so that works perfectly - and Chowhound was helpful on everything up there. Thanks for all of your help!

Jul 29, 2009
Susancampbell79 in Manhattan

Chicago Chowhound needs Help - Little Italy?

Hello everyone! I'm looking for some help with planning a fast approaching trip. I was planning on spending some of an afternoone in Little Italy hoping to see fresh markets and finding some fresh mozzarella, pasta, etc. Basically snacking our way through. Then I read on here that Little Italy seems to be overrated. Can you help me decide whether it's worth our time or if there's somewhere better? We're true foodies and especially love fresh Italian food.

Thanks for your help!

Jul 29, 2009
Susancampbell79 in Manhattan

Several questions for ChiChows from SFHound, please

You should definitely give Mado ( a try for one of your dinners. It's BYOB, but a stop at a local wine shop (try Sam's Wine if you love to wander) will take care of that!

Jul 22, 2009
Susancampbell79 in Chicago Area