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by Cynthia L » Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:49 pm

Any suggestions for gold Coast , Michigan Ave area?
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by Robin Garr » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:28 pm

Rick Bayless's great companion Mexican regional restaurants, Frontera Grill and Topolobampo.
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by Gayle DeM » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:35 pm

Sad to say that Marshall Field's has been gobbled up by Macy's. :(
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by JustinHammond » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:44 pm

I'm heading up in a few weeks; here is my list.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=214 ... b430&msa=0


The Publican

Girl & The Goat

Avec Restaurant

Haymarket Pub & Brewery

Aviary

Goose Island Beer Company

Xoco

Yolk

Mercadito

GT Fish & Oyster

RIVA

Purple Pig

Mercat a la Planxa
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Re: chicago

by Harold B » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:52 am

We had a chance to go Purple Pig on a mid-Sunday afternoon in August and really enjoyed it. We were warned to not go during "normal" times (long wait times and no reservations accepted).

A must visit every trip for us is the upper floor of Le Colonial on Rush St. Whether it is just for drinks or a full dinner, it just reminds us of what Saigon might have been like in the '20's.
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by JustinHammond » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:24 pm

These are the places we made it to.

The Publican
Horrible service, we were made to stand in an empty restaurant because we didn't have a reservation at 5:00. Had some good raw oysters and a couple of beers.

Girl & The Goat
Great food, beer, cocktails, and service. Walking distance to Next, Aviary, and Publican.

Aviary
Unique and expensive experience. I would recommend going for one drink, skipping the food, and savor the show.

Goose Island Beer Company
Great beer, good food, ok atmosphere.

Xoco
Very good and cheap breakfast in a Rick Bayless restaurant. Don't miss the Mexican hot chocolate.

Purple Pig
Cool place, good service, and good food. We stopped in for a few apps and were impressed.

Mercat a la Planxa
Jose Garces' place in downtown did not disappoint; think Mojito kicked up one notch.
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