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Help me pick a midweek luncheon in Chicago before "Wicked" Matinee

Help me pick a midweek luncheon in Chicago before "Wicked" Matinee

Old May 12th, 2005, 01:25 PM
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JJ5 - glad you liked it. I told you that butternut squash ravioli was good

We picked Atwood Cafe for our pre-Wicked meal next Friday. I've had lunch there before, but not dinner. The deciding vote was cast by our picky 12 YO, who reviewed the menus for all the places in consideration and apparently found something she liked there. I'm looking forward to the desserts...
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Old May 12th, 2005, 01:42 PM
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I think you made the right choice. The Atwood is great for exactly that. If I had any of the kids along, especially my 10 year old grand-daughter, I would have gone to Atwood. I plan on trying that described bread pudding dessert myself.
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Old May 12th, 2005, 01:48 PM
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I didn't get to Wabash HOS as Field's was like an obstacle in my way (Ha-ha!) But I will go there and check it out.

All the spring coats were 40 to 60% off at Fields. Guess what color bag I brought home!
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Old May 13th, 2005, 07:02 AM
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JJ5, glad you enjoyed Wicked. I attended a performance on Wednesday night and had a good time. Unfortunately, no Carol Kane on my night but great nevertheless.

Sorry, didn't see your question about Golden Budha until now. No, no table-side preparation. But the food is just lovely.

I took a co-worker there before the show. I had the succulent ribeye and he had the flavorful chicken breast. The entrees included wasabi fries, vegetables, and desert (ginger ice-cream). These were plentiful portions where the doggy-bag could easily be two additional meals. 2 drinks, 2 entrees were a little more than $70 including tip.

They have a great luncheon menu as well with extremely reasonable prices for sit-down.

Hope this helps.
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Old May 13th, 2005, 07:49 AM
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Thank you, exiled princess.

I'm going with my daughter and one or two kids mid-summer and I think we might try the Golden Budha for sure. This one 5-1/2 year old grandson loves a similar restaurant near us in SW burbs. We will try it at lunch.

Thanks to all of you I will have gotten my friends (who do not do this easily) to expand their horizons apart from Italian Village and Berghoff's. (Not such a big fan of either- just not special.) I do appreciate it.

Atwood will be after a architectural tour we are going on and I'm saving 312 Chicago for dinner in July.
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