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NWR: Chicago recommendations

I think we'll be heading to Chicago for a fun weekend in a month. We are going to try and get at least 1 Cubs game (stubhub it) and definitely want to hit up the original Uno for deep dish.  Recommend your favorite places to eat, places to get yummy dessert, favorite things to do, etc. 

Re: NWR: Chicago recommendations

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    edited December 2011
    Caketime where are you staying in the city? If you like mexican food and margaritas I highly recommend Lalos its in a few suburbs of Chicago LOVE it . Its my all time favorite when I am home.Any you definitely have to do Unos.....hmmm what else is good tell me where you are staying maybe I can direct you more:)
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    edited December 2011
    Either Westin on Mich Ave or Westin River North.  I've been told Mich Ave location is better but River North one is nicer.  Thoughts, ideas....anything :)
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    edited December 2011
    I havent stayed at either but Michigan ave will have you near lots of shopping;)......I actually think they may have a Lalos in the city now too.......Try to go to Navy pier if you have a chance its really pretty there ...
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    edited December 2011
    I'm a New Jersey knottie living in Chicago and I'd be happy to pass on some of my favorite places to eat/things to do. My favorite Mexican food is Mayan Palace at Halsted and Diversey. The margaritas are killer. Literally. Coincidentally, my favorite Italian food is just next door at Sapori (just make sure you get a reservation). Great sushi at Toro at Clark and Wrightwood (and BYOB, who doesn't love that). There is usually an intense wait but there is a great wine bar just across the street you can sit and have a drink and they'll call you when your table is ready. For brunch, Orange is delicious and they have several locations within the city. For sweets and such, I like Sweet Mandy B's on Racine and Webster (my mom and I went there to get celebratory cupcakes after we bought my wedding dress). Up by Wrigley there is a place called Vines that has a lot of outdoor seating and is nice to hang out at either before or after a game. Also right by Wrigley is my favorite night-out activity (don't judge)--dueling pianos at Sluggers. Tons of fun. Sorry if that was too much information!
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    edited December 2011
    And, yes, there is a Lalo's on Clybourn by Racine-ish.
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    edited December 2011
    are you trying to do touristy things?for dessert, you could go to ghirardelli on michigan ave, up near the water tower. for pizza, not like its different, but i prefer eating at pizzeria due across the street. don't know why i prefer it.you should definitely check out millenium park and grant park (if only to hum "love and marriage" to yourself as you stand next to buckingham fountain!) if you've never seen them. wrigley field is gorgeous so good call there - you can actually scalp tickets legally there outside the stadium but i guess its better to know you have them ahead of time. and the art museum is great. and i always like going for drinks up at the top of the sears tower - its a great view of the city. and if you have time, check out some improv at either second city or improv olympic.i also like checking out some of the neighborhoods - lincoln park is cute, kind of yuppy-ish i think but i like it; pilsen is great, lots of character; belmont has some good thrift stores, if you're into that.sorry, i got carried away. lots to see and do in chicago - its a great city! enjoy!!
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    edited December 2011
    We just went to Chicago in May and loved it. We did a walking food tour of Wicker Park which was awesome, I'd definitely recommend it. We ate at a very trendy rodizio/tapas place called ZED451 which was a little expensive but very good then went to Blue Chicago blues club right across the street.MH & I did the tour of Wrigley Field before the game, which is definitely worth checking out if you're a baseball fan at all. We hit up Murphy's bar, Harey Carey's Bar, Sheffield Gardens (a little walk from Wrigley but really good BBQ & beer garden). We also wanted to check out the Goose Island Brewery and Restaurant but didn't get a chance. We had deep dish at Gino's East, which was right next to our hotel (Affina - really nice, excellent roof top bar). I'm glad we tried it but deep dish is just not for me... HTH!
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    edited December 2011
    Thank you thank you for all of the recs! Purple - We love dueling piano bars so will definitely have to check that out!!!!
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