Heading to Chicago for the next 4 days
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Heading to Chicago for the next 4 days
Posted by saderade on 10/4 at 1:33 pm
Have a reservation for Jean Juho's Everest on Friday and Tru on Monday. Really looking forward to both of these because it will be my first time experiencing real fine dining (outside of New Orleans at least).
Bayless' restaurants were all reserved more than a month out, as well as the Girl and the Goat

So for pizza; Giordano's, Gino's, or Lou Malnati's?
Where can I get a great Italian beef sandwich?
Any other casual places I should try or great beer bars to hit up?



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Posted by PBeard on 10/4 at 1:38 pm to saderade
Portillo's


Hot Doug's



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Posted by nikinik on 10/4 at 1:56 pm to saderade
When I was in Chi Town, I ate at Giordano's and wasn't very impressed. Someone that lives there recommended Lou Malnati's...and I wish I had gone there.




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Posted by fatboydave on 10/4 at 2:36 pm to nikinik
Ginos is good, but a lot of bread in the deep dish. Takes a long time for it to be cooked. Dont forget the cheeborger cheeborger, double the best.


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Posted by TreyAnastasio on 10/4 at 3:16 pm to saderade
Garretts Popcorn


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Posted by notslim99 on 10/4 at 3:48 pm to saderade
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Giordano's


If you want a steak, Chicago Chophouse is your place.



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Posted by Geert Hammink_43 on 10/4 at 4:49 pm to saderade
quote:

So for pizza; Giordano's, Gino's, or Lou Malnati's?
Giordano's is my favorite of the bunch. they also do a thin crust pizza that is great. and the wait for it to cook is about half that of the deep dish. the only one i've eaten at is the one across from the sears tower.
can't go wrong at gino's east either.

did not like lou malnati's the one time i tried it. bland tasting & looked watery.



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Posted by Geauxld Finger on 10/4 at 4:51 pm to saderade
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beer bars


The Hopleaf
The Map Room

/thread


This post was edited on 10/4 at 4:52 pm

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Posted by urinetrouble on 10/4 at 11:11 pm to Geauxld Finger
You can still try and get a place to sit at Girl and the Goat. Best meal I've ever had.


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Posted by zztop1234 on 10/5 at 3:08 am to saderade
Ditka's love the Crab Bisque, Pork chop size of Texas

Harry Carey just to say you went great service and food though... Bring money if you do!
Giordano's is our fav.

Rosebuds.. great Italian

Chicago dog from street vender



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Posted by threeputt on 10/5 at 6:13 am to saderade
For a great fine dining in Chicago I will throw out Les Nomades. I probably had one of the best meals/experiences in my life there in July ...


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Posted by tracytiger on 10/5 at 8:48 am to threeputt
Cafe Spiaggia. I've had several fantastic meals there. It's not as expensive as Spiaggia next door. It's on Michigan Ave. across from The Drake hotel.


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Posted by TigerPhan27 on 10/5 at 10:23 am to tracytiger
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It's not as expensive as Spiaggia next door


But spiaggia is worth the money. Go there



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Posted by tracytiger on 10/5 at 2:15 pm to TigerPhan27
We wanted Spiaggia, it was booked. So we tried Cafe Spiaggia. We were not disappointed.


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Posted by saderade on 10/5 at 3:48 pm to tracytiger
Stuffed myself at Giordanos for lunch. While it was very good, I prefer New York style overall. And it is pretty damn cold here


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Posted by BrockLanders on 10/5 at 3:49 pm to TigerPhan27
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But spiaggia is worth the money. Go there


By most accounts, it's really not. Cafe Spiaggia is a much, much better value, and the food is damn good.



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Posted by BrockLanders on 10/5 at 3:51 pm to saderade

If you're on the north side of town, try m.henry for breakfast - "Blackberry Blisscakes" is all you need to know. Bongo Room is another place (much closer to the heart of the city) as well.

Another vote for Portillo's (Italian beef) and Lou Malnati's for pizza - I actually liked the vegetarian one just as much as the meat lover thingie.



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