$25 prix fixe dinners at the following restaurants:
Blue 13 Brasserie JO Devon Seafood Grill Home Bistro (HB) Italiasia Kiki's Bistro Kinzie Chop House La Madia May Street Market Nacional 27 Oceanique Rockit Bar & Grill (River North only) The Stained Glass Tapas Valencia Uncommon Ground Venus Wave Wine and Vine
a friend just emailed me saying she's heard about this italian place called "follio" in the downtown area. metromix is really confused about this, so do people know what the actual name of the place might be?
Well, they're starting to noticeably work on the restaurant space in our lobby, and now (to join the "Easter Island Tiki Head" in our driveway) there's a sign up for Trader Vic's ... can Tiki goodness be far behind?
Still no "official" word on an opening day, but they're hardly keeping it a secret at this point!
Not looking for or making a restaurant rec, but I am looking to buy some Bento boxes and accessories to make lunches more fun for my son. Any suggestions? Please include rough area (cross streets), if possible. Thanks!
i'm looking for suggestions for restaurants that are not too far to drive to from downtown (or that don't require driving). they can't be too pricey, but i'd like the food to be somewhat memorable (duh). so, just to give you an idea, i'm considering the "green zebra" (i'm not a vegetarian, but i've been meaning to go there anyway) and i also liked "japonais," although since i've already been to this one, i'd rather try something different.
thanks in advance for sharing your recommendations.
I guess it does occasionally pay off to read the silly newsletter put out by the condo board ...
I just found out that the new restaurant that is coming into our building, right across the lobby, is going to be the resurrection of Trader Vic's! After nearly 50 years of operation in the basement of the Palmer House Hilton, the old Chicago Trader Vic's closed at the end of 2005 ... they had an announcement that they'd be re-opening "soon" in February 2006, but I guess it took them a while to find the right spot.
I am a total sucker for the whole "Tiki" thing, and was fortunate to have been able to enjoy many of the classic old "Polynesian" places before most of them disappeared, including the old Don The Beachcomber's place that was right across from our offices back in the early days of my PR career. Although I quit drinking 23 plus years ago, I was a huge fan of the tropical drink genre ... and could whip up a good Zombie (and one of the reasons I had to quit drinking is because my favorite lunch place, Louie's Cantonese Cafe over on Rush St., made a real swell Zombie, among other boozy treats!). I've felt very nostalgic about the whole "tiki culture" thing passing away, and have bemoaned why nobody was trying to bring it back ... well, I guess they are, and I couldn't be more thrilled to have them in the building!