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New to Chicago

Thanks to all of you for the excellent suggestions! This will make my friends very happy... I'm leaning toward either Aigre Doux or Naha for pre-theatre dinner and toward Avec for post-theatre apps/drinks. I need to research the brunch options further because you all gave me so many good recommendations! I also might have to go to Chinatown for the Dim Sum recommendation... Thanks again for all the suggestions!

Nov 02, 2008
vanneneff in Chicago Area

New to Chicago

Thanks so much for the suggestions! I believe our hotel is near the Oriental Theatre (someone else made the hotel reservation since I'm a bit unfamiliar with the city). It sounds like Atwood could work well for brunch. Can't wait to try the great suggestions!

Nov 02, 2008
vanneneff in Chicago Area

New to Chicago

Hi. I'll be in Chicago the first weekend of November with a small group of friends. We're seeing Wicked on Friday night and would like a dinner suggestion for before the show and a drinks/apps place for after.

We also would like a brunch spot for Sunday; I saw one post that suggested Between... any other highly recommended places?

We're foodies... so excellent quality and preparation are the real priorities... doesn't have to be fancy service or atmosphere... charm and character are appreciated.

Thanks so much for any advice... I can't wait to explore Chicago!!

Vanne

Oct 23, 2008
vanneneff in Chicago Area

Restaurant Suggestions in Walnut Creek

Wow, thanks all for the great suggestions! This is the first time I've used Chowhound to find restaurant suggestions; I think I'm hooked! I can't wait to try some of these places.

Sep 18, 2007
vanneneff in San Francisco Bay Area

Restaurant Suggestions in Walnut Creek

I'm from Charlotte, NC, and am a cuisine/pastry graduate of Le Cordon Bleu-Paris. So, I like excellent quality, 'real' food that is perfectly prepared; I'm less interested in a fancy atmosphere or uptight service. In early October, I'll be in Walnut Creek for business with a few colleagues. I am looking for a few restaurant suggestions. We will have a car. I'd like a couple of suggestions for New American and a couple of suggestions for ethnic/asian fusion cuisine. Would like to stay in the moderate price range, unless there is a "must eat here" recommendation, then we'd push the budget a little. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

Sep 18, 2007
vanneneff in San Francisco Bay Area