Best eats in Chicago (going this weekend)

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  1. Sweettears

    Sweettears 50 years of Disney and counting

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    There is a Roy's which is excellent. It's a favorite of Obama's. Good seafood and sushi if you like that. Lots of good choices for steak. Chop house, Chicago Cut, Capital Grill. Have to get some Italian Beef. As PP said there is a Portillos close to you and an Al's which some say is the best. Chinatown also has some good options along with Greektown depending on your food preferences.

    BTW the Brookfield Zoo is not that hard to get to from downtown. The Metra has a stop in Hollywood which is just East of Brookfield. The zoo is within walking distance. However with your short stay it might suck up too much of your time.
     
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  3. windycitymom

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    There are so many choices it will be hard to choose. Ed Debevics is a great choice! Then walk over to McDonald's for dessert. It's two story with an escalator and has a display of toys from different decades. Giordano's is the best stuffed pizza IMO. There is one walking distance from Millenium Park and one within walking distance from Water Tower. Have an Earthquake dessert at Ghiardelli's (across from the Water Tower). Portillo's is a great choice too (try their Italian beef, hotdog with the works and chocolate cake shake). Try Garrett's popcorn too. Check out Navy Pier too - they have Billy Goat's Tavern for a cheeseborger, cheese borger, pepsi, pepsi - remember that from SNL:)
     
  4. nuttylawprofessor

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    Yolk or West Egg are top breakfasts on the way to Navy Pier. They're within blocks of each other.

    Heaven on Seven offers awesome cajun food right near your hotel. It's on the second floor at Rush & Ohio.

    For small bites of fantastic high-star cuisine without the stuffy atmosphere, try The Purple Pig...be warned, the waits get obscene. It's also right by your hotel, just off Michigan Ave, about a block south of your hotel.

    By Lincoln Park Zoo, consider Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder. Instead of Chicago style pizza, they serve pizza pot pie. The Med Bread, salads, and grinders are also fantastic. Get there when they open for little to no wait, and you'll be all set to enjoy Zoo Lights.
     
  5. bas71873

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    WOW. Thanks again for all the great suggestions. It is a VERY quick trip, we arrive tomorrow around 1:30 and fly out Sunday at 1:30 so literallly about 48 hours, but I'm definately putting Ed Debevic's on the list. Looks right up DD's alley and since we are doing the zoo lights at Lincoln, Chicago Pizza for dinner it might be.

    I think Friday's plan is lunch, hotel check in, strolling down Michigan Ave (and a stop at the AG store which I swore I wasn't going to do, but a friend is on the hunt for some sold out (online at least) items and I told her I'd pop in and see if I could get lucky) and then zoo lights Friday night.

    Saturday will be Navy Pier, Macy's and the Christkindle market (weather depending) and whatever else we can squeeze in that people have suggested.
     
  6. The Mystery Machine

    The Mystery Machine Sunrise at my house. :+)

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    I loved that but holy moly was it packed to the gills.:scared1: We went last yr for Thanksgiving when it "opened" and hopefully it will not be as crowded for you.

    They have food, drinks, and a ton of ornaments. I would tell you to bring cash.

    Enjoy Chicago.:yay:
     
  7. bas71873

    bas71873 DIS Veteran

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    Good tip. I was headed to bank today to get some cash, but maybe I'll get a bit more. Thanks!
     
  8. mom2aandj

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    Here's a tip if you want to be in and out of AG as quickly as possible: call 877-247-5223 and tell them you want to check and see if the Chicago store has a certain item (s) which you will then pick up in person. They will connect you to someone at the store who can check, gather up the things if you want to buy them, ring you up on the phone and then have it waiting for you at a special pick up desk that is right next to a set of side doors into the store. Very easy!
     
  9. SaraJayne

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    But then she'll miss the best part ~ wandering around the store looking at everything. :) Oh, and don't miss the second floor of the store! ;)
     
  10. mom2aandj

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    well, yes, obviously she'd miss wandering the store. But the poster indicated she had sworn to not even go to the store, so this was a way for her to avoid it is that's what she wanted.
     
  11. bas71873

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    :). Just vary hard to control myself in the AG store. Even more so when DD is tagging along :)
     

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