SEP 2012

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48 EW AAO PREVIEW September 2012 November 10-13, 2012 Chicago dining C Fine dining Brazzaz 539 N. Dearborn St. 312-595-9000 www.brazzaz.com Cuisine: Brazilian steakhouse Patrons enjoy a dazzling variety of expertly grilled meats at this restau- rant. Blackbird 619 W. Randolph St. 312-715-0708 www.blackbirdrestaurant.com Cuisine: American contemporary This restaurant serves contemporary American cuisine that relies on pristine produce and simple, pretty presentation. Charlie Trotter's 816 W. Armitage Ave. 773-248-6228 www.charlietrotters.com Cuisine: American contemporary hicago may be famous for its deep-dish pizza and hot dogs, but the city is quickly becoming a culinary destination. Whether you check out long-time favorite restaurants run by world-renowned chefs or slip into one of the many ethnic restaurants, don't forget to try a hot dog "dragged through the garden" with all of the toppings. Chef Charlie Trotter combines European traditionalism, Asian minimalism, and American ingenu- ity to create one of the best dining experiences in America. Everest 440 S. LaSalle St., 40th Floor 312-663-8920 www.everestrestaurant.com Cuisine: French Located 40 stories above Chicago on the top floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange, this restaurant has a magnificent view of the city. Frontera Grill 445 N. Clark St. 312-661-1434 www.rickbayless.com/restaurants/grill.html Cuisine: Mexican Locals and foodie tourists crowd this energetic restaurant to enjoy the contemporary regional Mexican cui- sine of superstar chef Rick Bayless. MK 868 N. Franklin St. 312-482-9179 www.mkchicago.com Cuisine: American contemporary The chefs at MK use the freshest ingredients available to create a new American menu with global influ- ences. Moto 945 W. Fulton Market 312-491-0058 www.motorestaurant.com Cusine: International fusion The Asian and globally influenced tasting menu at this spot changes daily and features anywhere from five to 20 courses for a set price. N9NE 440 W. Randolph St. 312-575-9900 www.n9ne.com Cuisine: Steakhouse This glitzy restaurant offers its patrons prime steaks, fresh seafood, and a champagne-and-caviar bar. Rosebud 1500 W. Taylor St. 312-942-1117 www.rosebudrestaurants.com Cuisine: Italian Rosebud has long been considered one of the top restaurants in Chicago's Little Italy neighborhood. Spiaggia 980 N. Michigan Ave., Level 2 312-280-2750 www.levyrestaurants.com Cuisine: Italian Every table at this lavish restaurant offers breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and Oak Street Beach. Zealous 419 W. Superior St. 312-475-9112 www.zealousrestaurant.com Cuisine: American contemporary Zealous takes its food-wine pairings very seriously with the restaurant featuring a glass-enclosed wine cellar with 750 selections. Casual dining Don't leave Chicago without trying the city's famous pizza and hot dogs. Visit one of these famous restau- rants. Gino's East 633 N. Wells St. 312-943-1124 www.ginoseast.com Cuisine: Italian The original Gino's opened in 1966, and the chain now how multiple locations throughout the city. Locals and tourists come here for the deep- dish pizza loaded with cheese and chunky tomato sauce and baked to order. Hot Doug's 3324 N. California Ave. 773-279-9550 www.hotdougs.com Cuisine: Hot dogs Hot Doug's, the Sausage Superstore and Encased Meat Emporium, has achieved cult-like status among hot dog fans and experts. Although the Chicago-style hot dog is a classic, this place is famous for its exotic offerings, including the foie gras and sauternes duck sausage. Portillo's Hot Dogs 100 W. Ontario St. 312-587-8930 www.portillos.com Cuisine: Hot dogs and Italian This is the capstone of the famous chain of Portillo's stores offering some of Chicago's most famous street food. Signature items include Portillo's hot dogs, Italian beef, and Polish sausage.

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