Thursday, July 14, 2011

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Loves Chicago

Summertime Chi:  Heading North

This week we are highlighting Chicago faves just north of Downtown.  We'll be heading even further north next week.  The list is by no means exhaustive, but does make note of some "must frequents".

Thanks again to Anne Szkatulski, Emily DeYoe, and Cathy Yu--fellow legislative attorneys and Chicago-enthusiasts for contributing.

Let us know if you have more!



Cyrano’s Bistrot. 546 N Wells St (between Grand Ave & Ohio St).

Super frenchy bistrot! My dad, who wishes he was French, used to dine here about once a week. Lots of personality and good for long weekday lunches. Also fun to go for a glass of wine after work.

Yolk. 747 N Wells.

Where I go when I want an overwhelmingly large menu and huge portions (everything comes with a side of full-size pancakes). *Also a Michigan Ave. location just north of Roosevelt Rd.

Kiki’s Bistro. 900 N Franklin St.
Classic French Bistro – I think my favorite in the city.



Bistrot Margot. 1437 N. Wells.
Go for brunch only.  Excellent eggs Florentine and mimosas.

Thai Aroma. 417 W. North Ave.
Better than average thai, terribly decorated – carry out if possible.

Shiso. 449 W. North Ave.
Good quality fish, byob, decent prices


Old Town Ale House. 219 W. North Ave.
Super divey, nude photos/pictures all over the place, cash only, tons of dirty old men – basically the best place in the universe.

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