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Your favorite neighborhood spot

Thank you, everyone, for your great recommendations.
I'm going to peruse all these suggestions and websites (so thorough! Thanks, nxstasy.) and hopefully be able to pick one. Really looking forward to our trip, now.
I'll be sure to report back.

Oct 10, 2012
MargotM7 in Chicago Area

Your favorite neighborhood spot

Hi Chicago!
I'm in town this weekend and we're looking for a Saturday night dinner spot. I've read lots of recommendations, but I'm looking for more of a locals' experience, rather than "Chicago's best restaurant."
Any suggestions for a funky neighborhood to explore before a good, reasonable meal?
We like a wide variety of foods, but we're from Toronto so there's no special appeal to ethnic specialties (we can get *everything* here). I'm thinking along the lines of Contemporary American, or a really great French bistro or Italian spot. While good food is obviously important, we'd also like a nice vibe/ambiance.
I'm pregnant, so the wine list doesn't matter! (Hubby not much of a drinker.)
Thanks in advance for your help!

Oct 09, 2012
MargotM7 in Chicago Area

Bakery that makes authentic petit fours

Thanks! Patachou is exactly what I was looking for. I knew there had to be somewhere.

Bakery that makes authentic petit fours

Hi guys,
I'm looking for a bakery in Toronto that makes proper petits fours -- also known as fondant fancies, if you're English. I have a car, so I don't mind a bit of travel. Any tips are very appreciated.