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EAT Chicago Favorites

Chicago was not short of great local restaurants and food vendors. We must say that the food was our favorite part of the trip. Below are some of our favorites.

Cafe des Architectes Contemporary French Cuisine / Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, 20 E. Chestnut St
The interior design and ambiance was an exquisite match to the cuisine. The restaurant offered some unique combinations of flavors while still offering a great mac-n-cheese and fruit dish for Atticus to enjoy.

Frontera Grill Authentic Mexican / 445 North Clark Street
This highly recommended and local favorite was one of the first restaurants we tried in Chicago and every restaurant afterwards paled in comparison. It was obvious we were eating the cuisine of a top chef. Rick Bayless' Frontera Grill served up the best beans I could ever imagine. I truly can't stop thinking about it. Photos above show Christopher and Atticus eating the spicy guacamole, Chef Rick Bayless on right, and tacos al carbon dish similar to what we enjoyed.

Photo from Los Dos and flickr page Bianca.

Uno's Pizzeria / 29 East Ohio
We chose only one place to try a Chicago deep dish pizza and the best place that was recommended by locals was Uno's which now has several franchises all over the country.

Hot Chocolate Restaurant and Dessert Bar / 1747 N. Damen Ave.
We stopped in for a quick sweet snack and really had trouble deciding what to get without spending a bundle. We wanted to try everything in the dessert bar. We just hate we missed out their regular menu.

Cafecito Cuban Restaurant and Coffee Bar / 26 E. Congress Parkway
We were wanting a quick dinner option after leaving Prairie Avenue Bookstore so we asked the cashier at the bookstore for a recommendation. She suggested Cafecito as her favorite which was right around the corner. Cafecito was also voted the best place for a cuban sandwich which we of course ordered and devoured.

Chicago Food Vendor Chicago Style Hot Dog / Shedd Aquarium grounds
The toppings ~ pickle, tomato, onions, mustard, and celery salt. Delicious combination.

Others W
orth Mentioning
Yolk Brunch and Sandwiches / 747 N. Wells
Rosebud Italian / 720 N. Rush
Photos by Sophorn unless noted otherwise.

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