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GT Fish & Oyster

On Wednesday of our Chicago visit, Angie, John and I met up for dinner at GT Fish and Oyster. Before dinner, we walked around River North (where Nordstrom is located) and shopped the area while we waited for John to walk his dog, Lucille. We were originally going to eat at a restaurant called the […]


For my one fancy meal while I was in Chicago, I made a reservation at Schwa. I was a bit nervous about the reservation because I read on a lot of negative reviews about their schedule; a lot of times they just don’t bother opening because of electrical issues (or so they say). It’s a […]

Pizzeria Due

One of our favorite pizza spots in Chicago is Pizzeria Due and we always seem to end up picking up a pizza from Due before heading back to the suburbs. Well, either getting Pizzeria Due or Portillo’s (or both when we’re feeling particularly hungry). One night, we actually dined inside (a first for me) and […]

Baker’s Square

During our first weekend in Chicago, Ken and I stayed in the suburbs to spend time with his family. On Saturday night, after Bob Chinn’s, we went to Portillo’s and Baker’s Square (as if we hadn’t eaten enough already!) Ken grew up eating at Baker’s Square pies and I’ve never been there so we stopped […]

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