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Monday, May 21, 2007

My Top 5 Favorites Places to Eat in Chicago

I RARELY do memes, but Mamacita has been a loyal reader for a LONG, so I just can't say no. Plus, this is a fun one.

Step 1: Add a direct link to your post below the name of the person who tagged you. Include the city/state and country you’re in.

Nicole (Sydney, Australia)
velverse (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
LB (San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy)
Selba (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Olivia (London, England)
ML (Utah, USA)
Lotus (Toronto, Canada)
tanabata (Saitama, Japan)
Andi (Dallas [ish], Texas, United States)
Todd (Louisville, Kentucky, United States)
miss kendra (los angeles, california, u.s.a)
Jiggs Casey (Berkeley, CA, USA! USA! USA!)
Tits McGee (New England, USA)
Kat (Ontario, Canada)
Cheezy (London, England)
tafka PP (Jerusalem, Israel)
Liza ("Northern" Israel)
Beth (Dublin, Ireland)
Emily (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Mamacita (Houston, TX, USA)
Foodmomiac (Chicago, IL, USA)

Step 2: List out your top 5 favorite places to eat at your location.

Hopleaf: This Belgian bar/restaurant is my favorite date night spot, though my husband swears that the strong beer makes me beligerant. I don't love their main courses, but give me a couple of Belgian brews and an order of mussels and fries (with aioli!) for two, and I'm happy as a clam (or mussel).

Naha: The food here is top notch, but also quite expensive. Get a taste, for less, by sitting at the bar for your meal and ordering off the special lounge menu.

Shaw's Crab House: This restaurant offers multiple experiences in just one location. Sit at the regular bar, the oyster bar (our favorite) or in the restaurant itself. This is one of our favorite places for a splurge. Nothing says indulgent quite like a lobster bib.

Sola: We've only been here once, but we are dying to get back, so I'm adding it to my list. If you can't get a reservation (you generally need to call at least two weeks in advance), try getting a spot at the bar. The scallops entree is out of this world.

Homemade Pizza Company:
This is our Thursday night standard. Our favorite order? Spinach salad and a large Sausage and Carmelized Onion pizza.

Step 3: Tag 5 more people.
OK, This part is hard for me. If you'd like to participate, please do so, and put a link to your post in my comments!


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