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sanglier Sep 9, 2013 08:46 PM

Greetings Chicago 'Hounders! You guys have helped me with stellar suggestions in recent years, need your aid again for my trip from New Orleans later this week.

My friend is from the "let's go to the same old favorites!" school, which translates into David Burke Primehouse, Spiaggia, Purple Pig, and Publican. In an attempt to thwart that, I have secretly booked dinners at Sepia, Acadia and Piccolo Sogno. I'm leaving one night open so he can have one of the old favorites above or a traditional steakhouse. Am I solid with those three? Any changes?

Thanks, can't wait to visit my favorite U.S. city!

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  1. hill food RE: sanglier Sep 10, 2013 01:44 AM

    what a strange question.

    jeez just not on Bourbon St. (ICK).

    best to toss this over to the NOLA Board.

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      sanglier RE: hill food Sep 10, 2013 06:08 AM

      No, what a strange response. Drunk?

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        chicgail RE: sanglier Sep 11, 2013 05:30 PM

        play nice, kids

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        willyum RE: hill food Sep 10, 2013 07:29 AM

        He's coming FROM New Orleans, not asking about restaurants IN N.O. :)

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          hill food RE: willyum Sep 10, 2013 08:54 PM

          ahh OK - read that backwards - sorry. oops. (shrinking out of the room like a beaten dog)

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        chunker RE: sanglier Sep 10, 2013 10:54 AM

        Haven't been to Sepia in a long time but Acadia and Piccolo Sogno are great. You may also be able to convince your friend to try Au Cheval

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          sanglier RE: chunker Sep 10, 2013 01:25 PM

          Thanks chunker, I appreciate the input. That's 2 votes so far for Au Cheval, perhaps at lunch--if I can break the Portillo's hot dog grip!

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          kathryn RE: sanglier Sep 10, 2013 11:00 AM

          If you like Purple Pig & Publican, you may also like Au Cheval, Publican Quality Meats, Girl & the Goat. But it sounds like you are not into places where you'd have to wait for a table?

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            sanglier RE: kathryn Sep 10, 2013 01:23 PM

            Waiting isn't a problem, always have to at Purple Pig. I'm just trying to break out of this stifling rotation! Now you have me wondering which of the Publicans I've been to, hmmm...didn't know there was more than one. I like the menus at both Au Cheval and Girl & the Goat, I'll keep that in mind for sure. Thanks!

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              kathryn RE: sanglier Sep 10, 2013 01:58 PM

              Publican Quality Meats is relatively new and more of a deli, but I think it's really good.

              If you're willing to go further afield, I also love Longman & Eagle and Yusho in Logan Square. But it's not as convenient to downtown as the other options you've mentioned.

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                sanglier RE: kathryn Sep 10, 2013 02:03 PM

                I looked at L&E's menu, looked very good! Problem is, like New Orleans, there are simply too many excellent choices. That's why I never want to repeat visits, much as I may enjoy a particular place.

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              delk RE: kathryn Sep 10, 2013 04:32 PM

              A friend and I waited 5 minutes at the peak of lunch time at Au Cheval to eat at the bar.

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                Dee74 RE: delk Sep 13, 2013 01:45 PM

                Wow, you were lucky. Au Cheval can have a very long wait typically. Especially on the weekend, but it is Oh so good! Definitely recommend.
                I also love Picolo Sogno. I havent been to Sepia in a while, but have enjoyed it when I have been.

                Enjoy!

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