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Another flight to O’Hare and soon I am downtown, ready to have the most fabulous lunch. Thanks to the Chowhound folks who gave me a bunch of great recommendations.
WOW! Wonderful! Awesome! Fantastic….should I go on? Three course lunch, $26, all fantastic options. I started with the risotto with fennel and spinach, then the braised pork shank with grits and finished with the most divine dessert that I still have dreams about, “gateau basque” custard cake with brown butter ice cream. I left this restaurant very happy and YES, they take reservations! I cannot wait to eat here again.
Osteria La Madia
I met a friend in River North for dinner. Somewhere casual was the plan and she suggested Osteria La Madia. We decided to share a salad, a pizza and a pasta. The little gem salad with pancetta and mustard dressing was great, the pizza had organic egg and prosciutto(like a breakfast pizza) and the nudi(pasta) was simple. Enjoyable meal, fabulous company but next time, no eggs on the pizza for me!
HELLOTACOS! de cero
What do you do when you have thirty minutes to grab lunch before you have to catch a cab to the airport and the place you wanted to go has a 20 minute wait? You find the closest place to grab some tacos and a cold beverage(for me it was water since I was working). Over in the West Loop near Little Goat is HelloTacos. Tacos, tortas and tamales, it fit the need and the price point was excellent. I will admit the tamale was not the best but I enjoyed the guacamole and the battered shrimp taco. Plus, I was in and out in 20 minutes- PERFECT. Time to go home!