Chicago is a great gastronomic city. The problem is that the great food comes at a high cost. There are plenty of inexpensive options like Chicago style pizza, Italian beef and the Chicago hotdog. But if you want good food in a nice setting it will normally cost you. But there are some good dinning deals to be found.
Some of our favorites are:
Bistrot Margot's price fix Wednesdays-$30 gets you any appetizers, entree and dessert. Most entrees are $20-$28.
Flemming's- They offer 5 drinks, wine glasses and appetizers for $6 from 5 pm until 7 pm in the bar. The appetizers are large and 2 is more than enough food for most people.
Wildfire- Our favorite thing next to BYOB is half priced wines. On Mondays wine drinkers can save from $20-$50 per bottle.
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Christmas in Chicago:
Chicago is a great city all year long. It is hard to beat the Chicago lakefront in summer. Winters are cold and windy but there are so many great indoor attractions it is still a great place to visit.
There is no bad time to visit Chicago but Christmas is a special time in the city. We go all out to make the city really shine during the holiday season. Downtown buildings almost all decorate themselves with lights. The city pushes using only wite lights so white Christmas lights abound.
Stores of course go big for the holidays. Michigan ave not only has over 1 million Christmas lights and several huge Christmas trees. State Street and Macy's in particular is also worth a visit. macy's has carried on the Marshall Field's tradition and their store looks like what you would expect a department store to have looked like 100 years ago.
The museum also have some great holiday events that are worth checking out.
Fun Things to do in Chicago at Christmas Time.
A little bit of Germany dropped into downtown Chicago. There are dozen of booths, all manned by people from Germany, selling Christmas decorations, sweets, handmade linens and lots of other great gifts. There is also a nice selection of German food and drinks available. Very crowded.