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10th Anniversary Trip, Need Suggestions

Thank you so much danimalarkey for the great local info! I really appreciate your time and expertise! I am very familiar with Three Floyds, I have a few bottles of Dreadnaught in the fridge right now, and I love the Gumballhead and Alpha King. I have had a few Two Brothers, I really like their Domain Dupage. I buy Founders and Bell's often here at home (Cleveland). I do like the Sofie and Matilda from Goose Island. I haven't had the Fleur yet. I also have a few bottles of Jolly Pumpkin beers in the fridge, they are very unique. I would love to try Hopleaf, I have read great things about it. Thanks for the bottle shop options, I will definitely check one or two of those out. I wish we had more than 3 days to try all these suggestions! Thanks again!

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Hopleaf Bar
5148 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640

Three Floyds
Munster, Munster, IN

Aug 15, 2011
midweb23 in Chicago Area

10th Anniversary Trip, Need Suggestions

Thanks for the quick reply nsxtasy! I must admit I have been reading this board for months to plan this trip and the majority of our choices were based on reviews from your posts. Thanks for all your input!

Aug 14, 2011
midweb23 in Chicago Area

10th Anniversary Trip, Need Suggestions

My wife and I have planned out a trip to Chicago to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. Our itinerary is as follows:
Day 1: We arrive on a Wednesday afternoon at Midway around 230pm. Our first reservation is Topolobampo for dinner at 8pm. We are taking the train from Midway to our hotel downtown, the Hotel Palomar. We would love to find somewhere interesting to grab a quick bite either on the way to the hotel or in the near vicinity of the hotel before our dinner that night.
Day 2: Our anniversary day! We plan on visiting Fox & Obel for breakfast and to peruse the market before heading out for sightseeing. We want to try deep dish pizza for lunch, thinking Lou Malnati's?Our dinner reservations that night are for Alinea at 730pm, can't wait!
Day 3: We are planning for breakfast at Bongo Room and some more sightseeing before heading back to Midway for an afternoon flight.
My wife loves cupcakes and would love to visit a bakery or two. I am a beer connoisseur and would love to find a local brewery/brewpub for a tasting or a great beer store to take some bottles home. We also would love to squeeze a visit to Sable at the hotel after reading great things about it. I don't know where we would fit this in, maybe just after dinner drinks. We are also open to visiting any other "can't miss" foodie destinations and are open to suggestions. Thanks for any input!

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Alinea
1723 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

Bongo Room
1152 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Topolobampo
445 N Clark St., Chicago, IL 60610

Aug 14, 2011
midweb23 in Chicago Area