Food/drink recommendations for Monday afternoon in Chicago?
October 14, 2010 12:28 PM Subscribe
Seeking recommendations for food-themed things to do on a Monday afternoon in Chicago.
posted by crLLC to travel & transportation around Chicago, IL (15 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm from Milwaukee and will be taking a train to Chicago this coming Monday morning. I have business in Chicago that will likely wrap up by about noon, and I should have the afternoon free to do as I please. I'll then take a train from Union Station back to Milwaukee in the evening.
I'm something of a foodie, and I'm looking for recommendations for the following: (1) a great place to have lunch that (a) does not require a reservation and (b) is open on Mondays (unlike Frontera); (2) some interesting gourmet/ethnic grocers to browse; and (3) a place to enjoy a well-crafted cocktail before getting back on the train. For (3), I need something within a moderately short cab ride or CTA trip of Union Station. The Violet Hour seems like it would be cool, but it doesn't open until 6pm, and that's too late for my purposes.
I've seen this