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grownup55 Jan 14, 2007 03:17 PM

A Group of 7 softball team mates are visiting the windy city and looking for the best of everything. I'd love to hear about the following:

1) Barbecue
2) Deep Dish Pizza
3) Blues Clubs (admittedly here food is not the #1)
4) Breakfast
5) Brunch
6) The quintessential Chicago dining experience. ( I know that leaves it wide open but I'd love to hear what you all have to say)

We're visitng in August

Thanks to all.

  1. nsxtasy Jan 14, 2007 03:41 PM

    Your question is so open-ended that it's like asking for an entire guide to Chicago area dining. We could go on and on and on for each of your six questions.

    I would suggest you start by searching these forums. With the exception of blues clubs (the Chowhound Team generally frowns on discussing non-food-related activities), most of your food topics have been discussed here many times before. For example, just in the past week or so, ongoing discussions have thoroughly covered pizza ( http://www.chowhound.com/topics/327474 ) and quintessential "must have" Chicago dining ( http://www.chowhound.com/topics/356887 ).

    I would also suggest you mention where in the Chicago area you will be. The Chicago area extends almost a hundred miles from one end to the other. There are many eating options all over, everywhere from downtown and the Magnificent Mile, to neighborhoods all over the city, to the many suburbs.

    Once you've looked over the information already on this site, perhaps you can present more specific questions that we will be better able to assist with.

    1. sundevilpeg Jan 17, 2007 03:41 AM

      In an effort to be a bit more helpful, here are a few solid ideas:

      2) Deep Dish Pizza

      Pizano's. I am not a fan of deep-dish, and even I like this stuff. We usually go to the Madison St. location (there's another on State St. north of the river, too):

      http://www.pizanoschicago.com/loop.html

      4) Breakfast

      White Palace Grill. Open 24/7. Love this place. Very good grits (if you like grits):

      http://chicago.menupages.com/restaurantdetails.asp?areaid=0&restaurantid=9500&neighborhoodid=101&cuisineid=0#restinfo

      http://www.whitepalacegrill.com/

      6) The quintessential Chicago dining experience. ( I know that leaves it wide open but I'd love to hear what you all have to say

      )

      Hot Doug's! Gotta go to Hot Doug's. I 100% guarantee that everyone will love it (and Doug, too - he's always there. Always.). Lock!

      http://www.hotdougs.com/menu.htm

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