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Need help to fill in the gaps of my Chicago Itinerary!

Great info, Kathryn! Thank-you so much!
We are heading to Chicago at the end of July.
I am also re-thinking my reservation for Sable? Sounds like Aviary is a bit similar....what do you think? What would you say your fav moderately priced restaurant for dinner is?

Jun 09, 2012
cchiz in Chicago Area

Need help to fill in the gaps of my Chicago Itinerary!

Thx Mash...based in the reviews here, I am going to skip Potbellys.
Gordeaux..if I go by I will DEFINITELY take your advice and grab a cookie, I am a huge cookie monster! I also plan on stocking up on spices @ Penzeys...thx!

Jun 09, 2012
cchiz in Chicago Area

Need help to fill in the gaps of my Chicago Itinerary!

Thank-you all so much for taking the time to reply!!!....I really appreciate it and your love for FOOD!!
PHXeater..I am for sure going to hit Southport grocery and cannot wait to have their sweet and savory french toast! Also appreciate the heads up on the menu prices :)

Jun 09, 2012
cchiz in Chicago Area

Need help to fill in the gaps of my Chicago Itinerary!

Thx PHXeater! Can't wait for the sweet and savory french toast. Appreciate the heads up on the budget too

Jun 09, 2012
cchiz in Chicago Area

Need help to fill in the gaps of my Chicago Itinerary!

Hello Chowhound Chicago!
I am so excited to visit Chicago with my husband in July! We will be staying at the MileNorth hotel (formerly Affinia) from Wed-Sat.
Thank-you to all for your great posts on this board, I have learned so much about Chicago and I have been able to put together a rough itinerary but it has holes! and I would love some help!
We won`t have a car so if some of my choices make better sense on diff days please let me know (have no idea yet how to get around, other than walking of course)
Our budget is moderate (Alinea sadly is not in the cards for this trip) but I am excited to try some of the places listed below that we can afford. We are pretty easy to please and welcome any/all suggestions!
Also, are there any DDD's that are not to be missed IYO?

Tuesday
Arriving around 2pm and would like to do a quick lunch before our CAF boat cruise.
- Fox and Obel
- Portillos - If we are only having one hot dog on this trip, is this the place? I can totally be talked into having more than one on this trip!

Dinner reso @ Frontera grill - 8pm (what is your fav dish?)
Signature Lounge for drinks

Wednesday
heading to Wrigley field so thinking grabbing brunch/lunch. Thanks to your suggestions, deciding between:
-Uncommon ground
-Southport grocery
or Delecce
??which one?
Should I bother eating at Wrigley Field?

Dinner? (Thinking of heading to Navy pier after dinner for fireworks)
-spiaggio
-everest
-Naha
-coco pazzo cafe

Thursday
breakfast? Bongo room? M.Henry
We will be spending the day at the Art Institute, so somewhere near there or even near our hotel? not expensive

lunch at Lou Malnati's - or open to suggestions?

Dinner @ Sable - have reso for 7pm

Friday
heading to Oak park for Frank Lloyd tour so would love to get some ideas good cheap eats to snack on all day at places that will be convenient

Want to hit Garret's at some point. Maybe Potbelly sandwiches (we don't have in Toronto)
lunch/snacks - maybe near Field Musuem?? or near Mag mile

Aviary- requested reso for 8pm. What should I expect here? any food? price?
no dinner plans...Love sushi so maybe Toro?

Last question - How do you eat like this for 4 days??

Thanks for reading my post!! :)

Bongo Room
1152 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Everest
440 S La Salle St Ste 4000, Chicago, IL 60605

Southport Grocery & Cafe
3552 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

Piccolo Sogno
464 N Halsted, Chicago, IL 60622

Spiaggia
980 North Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

M. Henry
5707 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60660

Sable Kitchen & Bar
505 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Jun 07, 2012
cchiz in Chicago Area

Venue for Christmas party gathering

I am looking for somewhere to have our annual Christmas party (12ppl) In the past we have had sit down dinners but the complaint is that it's not conducive to mingling with whole group. Can anyone suggest a place that we can have drinks/apps and has a fun atmosphere? I guess finding a place with good food and pool tables is out of the question? pool is not a deal breaker but it is a fun thing to do with a group. thanks all!

Nov 02, 2011
cchiz in Ontario (inc. Toronto)