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Recommendations for weekend dining spots for lunch/dinner?...local spots, hip and neighborhood style, great service. In from NYC and looking to explore!

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  1. That's a very broad question. Imagine if someone asked the same thing of you about New York City!

    Can you narrow it down in some way? What neighborhood(s) do you expect to be in? Any particular kind of cuisine? Are you looking for a money-no-object gourmet fantasy, or something ethnic, etc? Perhaps you'd care for some real Chicago pizza, either the double-crust stuffed pizza at Giordano's ( www.giordanos.com ) or the deep-dish thick-crust pizza at Lou Malnati's ( www.loumalnatis.com )? Give us some guidance regarding what you're looking for...

    1. If you'll be in the Loop, you might like Miller's Pub. Although it's right next door to the Palmer House, it attracts a lot of Chicagoans as well as tourists.
      http://millerspub.com/contact.html

      1. Neighborhood spots - by this I mean that they are not necessarily a destination - if I don't live near one, I may not go out of my way to go to it. Good food, though.

        Terragusto
        1851 W. Addison St.
        773-248-2777
        Spacca Napoli
        1769 W. Sunnyside Ave.
        773-878-2420
        Lula Cafe
        2537 N. Kedzie Blvd.
        773-489-9554

        Hip spots - not as much known for their food as their atmosphere. This does not mean bad food, but definitely more of a place to look at the people around you.

        Bin Wine Cafe
        1559 N. Milwaukee Ave.
        773-486-2233
        Del Toro
        1520 N. Damen Ave.
        773-252-1500
        DeLaCosta
        312-464-1700
        465 E. Illinois St.