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Three Aces Review
The rustic menu here, heavy on pasta and pizza, fits nicely among the Little Italy neighbors, but the grittier rock 'n' roll vibe and free-flowing craft beer makes Three Aces stand out among the other classic mom-and-pop restaurants. Expect less eggplant Parm and more farmhouse Italian: there's grilled rapini with blood sausage, wheat berry, celery heart, radish, and satsuma, and pappardelle Bolognese with seasoned mascarpone, mint, and Parmesan. Desserts are never without a splash of healthy booze, like cake doughnuts with coffee glaze and stout punch during winter and St-Germain elderflower liqueur–spiked Italian ice in the summer.
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Where: Chicago with a friend and her pre-teen daughters
When: Two days in February 2014
Why: After being housebound by what seemed to be a never-ending winter (enough already!), it was time to bundle Read more
In December 2013/January 2014 my wife and I did a three week trip to the USA, with the aim of experiencing a proper North American winter. Read more
We've never been to Chicago other than changing planes.
We'd like to go for a few days but that's a lot of flying to spend 3-4 days in one place.
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