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Foodie destinations?

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Foodie destinations?

Looking for restaurant suggestions for Dec in Chicago. alinea is closed while we are there. Travelling with kids who love good food. For reference loved Husk, 2 Burroughs larder, FIG, ordinary in New Orleans, Che Fon fon, Ollie Irene's and Hot and Hot in Bham. No steakhouses please.

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1. Re: Foodie destinations?

You can check out the current dining scene at www.chicagoreader.com and www.chicagomag.com for ideas.

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2. Re: Foodie destinations?

Next, Sepia, Girl and Goat, L2O, North Pond, Schwa, Trattoria Riccardo, Takashi, Juno.

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3. Re: Foodie destinations?

Too many to list. Too many cuisines. Too many price points. Too many neighborhoods to find foodie food from hotdogs to infused foam. Type "best restaurants" in the search engine. Look at the reviews under "restaurants" in the Chicago menu bar. ...never heard of any of the restaurants you list.

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4. Re: Foodie destinations?

The Chicago Michelin stars are out. That would be a good starting spot for research.

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5. Re: Foodie destinations?

oops, first listed restaurants in Charleston, not New Orleans

love Sylvain, Cochon in New Orleans

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6. Re: Foodie destinations?

+1 Girl and the Goat, but you may not be able to get a reservation.

The Purple Pig

Alinea has to be booked months in advance with a ticket you have to pay in advance for so even if it was open you wouldn't be likely to get a table.

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7. Re: Foodie destinations?

I've only been to three on this list, but all excellent. I'm definitely gonna go out of the way to try more.

Some are near tourist central, but most a little commute.

www.zagat.com/l/chicago/top-food-in-chicago

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8. Re: Foodie destinations?

If you're into something a bit more casual for lunches- half of Chicago locals will tell you to add Portillo's to your list of places to try whereas the other half will argue and tell you to visit an Al's. My personal opinion, Portillo's :)

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9. Re: Foodie destinations?

Ours is Al's...Never miss it!

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10. Re: Foodie destinations?

And even if the children are well behaved, some of the restaurants you may be looking at don't allow them, or highly discourage it