Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Hello, my little blogettes! Yes, that is my new name for you lovely gals - don't you love it? Me too. Continuing with the beloved subject of food (since it seems to be such a popular one!), Mr. T and I just booked a weekend getaway to one of my favorite locations in the land - in the spring/summer that is - (once the frigid winter passes, this southern gal doesn't do temps under 30 degrees, thank you very much). Wait for it...


The sights...the shopping...the restaurants!!! Mr. T is in charge of the hotel accommodations (in progress) and the Cubs tickets (just got them in the mail), and I have appointed myself in charge of the overwhelming but absolutely divine restaurant scene. Yes honey, I know you are perfectly capable of seeking out the perfect place for us to dine, but I'm kindof a control freak in this category so don't worry your handsome little head about it and you just leave it to me, umkay?

So thanks to some good friends' suggestions and a little Facebook poll, here are just five of several potential pit stops we could be making in the Windy City. More research (and your input, if you have any to share) will determine who makes the cut!

The Publican
Claim to Fame: "Best New Restaurant in 2009" -- TimeOut Chicago

Claim to Fame: "Top 50 Best New Restaurants in America" - Travel & Leisure

Signature Room
Claim to Fame: Um, hel-LO? That incredible view of the city, of coure!

Ginos East
Claim to Fame: The Best Deep Dish Pizza in Town, in a highly contested ongoing competition!

Rockit Bar & Grill
Claim to Fame: Best Sports Bar AND Best Burger in Town - Chicago Scene Magazine

Oh and lest I forget, Rockit just so happens to have opened a new location in Wrigleyville, just sniffing distance from this little place...

I'm already humming "Take Me Out To The BallGame" in my head...

Any other suggestions on some can't miss out cuisine?


  1. How much fun!!! I haven't been to Chicago yet, but this post makes it tops on my list!

  2. So jealous of your Chicago trip! I LOVE Chicago! Ginos East is absolutely amazing. I went there during my last visit and cannot wait to go back. Hope you have a fabulous trip!

  3. Okay i do love some Ginos East but i LOVE brunch at Ralph Lauren even more!!! If you can squeeze it in its a MUST! Y'all are going to have a blast!!!!

  4. Callen - I totally forgot to include Ralph Lauren in my post but it is definitely at the top of my list. I totally trust you in the dining department. :)

  5. OMG, we just got back from my first trip to Chicago at the beginning of April. We ate at The Signature Room and I wouldn't DREAM of going anywhere else! The view is amazing, the food was spectacular and the waitstaff is fantastic! I would recommend going around 6:30 and having your reservation set for 7 so if a table opens up against the glass you are able to sit. Watching the sunset with that view was to die for! I can also recoommend a GREAT hotel one block of Michigan which wasn't too terribly expensive but cute to boot if you are interested! :)


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