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Valentines Day in Chicago

Thank you!! We've also been hearing more from Chicago locals to go to the John Hancock building to grab a cocktail, rather than purchasing the tickets b/c you get a drink and a view. Thoughts?

Are the appetizers there any good? Or should we only stick to a drink?

Jan 23, 2011
arualq in Chicago Area

Breakfast in Chicago

Thanks nsxtasy! Your posts have been very helpful. We've also heard about the Purple Pig for breakfast, so we might try to get that one of the mornings we're there.

Jan 23, 2011
arualq in Chicago Area

Breakfast in Chicago

Any good/inexpensive places near the Silversmith Hotel?

Jan 22, 2011
arualq in Chicago Area

Valentines Day in Chicago

This is all GREAT. thank you for the advice. We are thinking then that we may try the Sable fixed menu, since you think it sounds good :-)

Jan 22, 2011
arualq in Chicago Area

Valentines Day in Chicago

It will be my boyfriend and my first time in Chicago Feb. 12-15. We're going for this b-day and Valentines day.

We're staying at the Silversmith Hotel and need some helpful advice on things/places to do/go.

He wanted to buy us the "City Pass" which I believe includes the Sear's Tower (front of line pass), Field Museum, aquarium, planetarium, and another museum. However, I was browsing around online and found that all of the locations (minus the Sear's tower) will have "free days" for all of the days we will be in Chicago. Do you recommend taking advantage of that (I figure since we're going during the winter months, the lines won't be as bad) or do you think it is worth purchasing the City Pass - which I believe is $60 pp.

We were also thinking of going to Sable for V-day dinner. They have a fixed menu for $45 pp, but we were thinking of just ordering from the regular menu. Any thoughts? Or do you recommend a diff. restaurant that won't empty our wallets?

I would love to get great mexican, chicago stype pizza and hot dog while were there also. Any good spots close to our hotel?

Also, we were also thinking of trying out the improv comedy club, iO. We're only there for a short time, so we were hoping someone could also tell us how long we should plan for each above listed place so we can make good use of our time in the city, Thanks everyone!!

Jan 22, 2011
arualq in Chicago Area