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Apr 8, 2008 01:31 PM

Pre- show food.

We will be visiting Chicago to see Eddy Izzard In May.

I am looking for suggestions for places with in walking distance of the Chicago Theater for a pre-show stop, appetizers , wine that kind of thing.

And is there any good spots for Raw Oysters?


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  1. One thought that comes to mind quickly is Shaw's Crab House; it's a 15-20 minute walk from the theater, or a short cab ride.

    Shaw's Crab House
    21 E. Hubbard St.
    Chicago, IL 60611
    (312) 527-2722

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    1. re: gomexico

      The oyster bar at Shaw's is a great idea, but it's not as far as stated above. It's three blocks (and one river) north of the theater and you can walk it in about eight minutes.

      Another possibility is Catch 35, which is one block north of the theater.

    2. There are a few good spots for pre-show food,, though I do not know if they serve raw oysters. Within walking distance is Tavern on The Park, on Randolph just east of Michigan. Great burger, and perhaps when you go it will be warm enough for their roof-top seating, which will have great views of Milinnium(sp) Park.