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coming to chicago with girlfriends, where to dine before a show?

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amck Jun 14, 2008 03:31 PM

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    CorinneM1 Jun 14, 2008 07:34 PM

    What show? What time is the show?

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      chicgail Jun 15, 2008 10:06 AM

      It would also be useful to know where the show is, what kind of food you like or don't like and some idea of your budget.

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        amck Jun 15, 2008 03:24 PM

        Oops....typing with a 2 year old on my shoulder when I sent the original post.
        We are going to see WICKED Thursday night. We're doing Frontera on Friday night (really excited about that).
        Maybe some sort of tapas place? Or, a wine bar with good apps?
        We're a pretty flexible group.

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          jbw Jun 15, 2008 05:02 PM

          Just across the river on Dearborn is Bin 36 where downstairs you can get wine and cheese flights along with salads and apps at a reasonable cost. Next door, owned by Bin 36, is A Mano which offers good small-plate Italian. About 6 blocks south of the theater district is Mercat a la Planxa in the Blackstone Hotel, one of the better tapas places in town, altho not inexpensive. Search for comments on all of the above.

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            chicgail Jun 16, 2008 05:03 AM

            Great suggestions. Those are all the places that came to mind for me. The OP and her friends should have a great time.

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            Eldon Kreider Jun 15, 2008 07:05 PM

            For a start try these two threads:
            Dinner before or after Wicked: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/450471
            Where to Eat Pre-Theatre which covers a range of theater locations: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/404012

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