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tought food problem--Art Institute

zim Sep 13, 2001 10:33 AM

First let me say I hope none of you had family affected by Tuesday's events.

Here's the problem. On sunday, My in-laws, my father, and we are all converging on the Art Institute for an early showing of the new van gogh/monet exhibit. we'd like to go to brunch afterwards, and not have to take 3 cars somewhere--rather walk to someplace.

The issues:
My wife is veggie
My father-in-law is on the atkins diet
My dad has some foot issues and doesn't like to walk far.

I'm stumped, if anyone can help out, let me know

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    paulette RE: zim Sep 13, 2001 10:41 AM

    The Art Institute has a fancy restaurant and garden that is supposed to be great according to reviews. I have been wanting to go but have not yet tried it.

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      zim RE: paulette Sep 13, 2001 11:19 AM

      sorry--have friend who worked on the waitstaff there (long time ago) have heard too many stories . . .

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        bryan RE: zim Sep 14, 2001 01:14 AM

        How about Russian Tea Time? Was there a couple years ago and it was good.

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          andy oneill RE: bryan Sep 14, 2001 05:42 PM

          Avoid the Garden, I worked there for a couple of summers, while it is reasonably nice, anyone who cares about food would be non-plused (at best).

          Upstairs is a little nicer, but very over priced.

          Is soul by the pound still open on state, or did the health board finally shut them down?

          I used to like, despite being sickened there as a child, El Taco Loco on Wabash for their burrito "a la mode" (is it suiza?), a burrito sitting in a puddle of ranchero sause and melted cheese.

          there's always the billy goat a few blocks up for a liquid lunch and lots of pickles.

          the places in the loop (actually just outside) are Prarie and Printer's Row, and these two could accomodate a veggie and certainly aren't far.

          the original Heaven on Seven in the Garland building is pretty good.

          There is (or was) a branch of fontano's on Jackson just off of wabash, with pretty proximate sandwiches to the original

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      senor panzone RE: zim Sep 13, 2001 02:59 PM

      The Atwood has some nice dishes both fancy and simple
      is nearby on state

      good chef

      like the chicken pot pie myself

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