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Top 3 Hot Dogs

1)SuperDawg

2)Any of the 1,000 places that serve the same vienna beef hot dog. I just don't get the overabundant G&J love. I have been eating there for years (as I have many other vienna hot dog stands) and if we are just talking the dog only it is the same as many other places. Now the fries set it apart but are we talking the hot dog or the fries here?

3) portillos

Apr 13, 2011
Chefcon in Chicago Area

how long a wait for The bristol on a friday night?

Try a reservation? it has been a few months since I have been there but they did take reservations. No wait then.

Apr 13, 2011
Chefcon in Chicago Area

Great Whiskey Bar

I second this selection and it is across the street from the Logan Square blue line.

Mar 10, 2011
Chefcon in Chicago Area

Alinea

Thank you both for this information.

Feb 24, 2011
Chefcon in Chicago Area

Alinea

I hate to take this off topic but I didn't want to start ANOTHER Alinea thread. What are the reservation specifics for Alinea? How far out can you reserve? Is there anything else you would reccomend requesting outside of the kitchen tour? Will they be requesting a CC to hold the reservation and what are the cancellation policies? I'm looking to book for my bday in July as well.

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Alinea
1723 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

Feb 24, 2011
Chefcon in Chicago Area

Foodie needs recs on cocktails and brunch

Nightwood in Pilsen has a fantastic brunch as does Longman and Eagle. But ,I definitely give the nod to Nightwood based on the fantastic bloody mary, one of the best quiche I have ever had and the best donut I have ever had. Althought to call that pastry (oaxacan chocolate stuffed donut with almond creme glaze) a donut is greatly underselling it.

Also for more of hole in the wall place that has tremendous cocktails try Bar Deville. A couple of their mixologists also pull shifts @ Violet Hour.

Also on a cosktail tip try the Drawing Room. I would have recomended it even before their head mixologist was nominated for a James Beard award.

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The Drawing Room
937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611

Violet Hour
1247 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Feb 22, 2011
Chefcon in Chicago Area

Where can you buy brioche bread?

You can get it at the whole foods by North/Clybourn

Feb 19, 2011
Chefcon in Chicago Area