Even though I've lived in Los Angeles for 10 years, I still think of Chicago as home. Chicago is a foodie's town. We're going to be there for 7 days, and I'm going to plan out as many meals as I can! Gino's East, for sure. Also Reza's. I will have my own sack of White Castle Sliders, and a hotdog at Johnny's and I want to eat at that Greek restaurant down the street from where I used to work, and I want to get a big greasy sausage at Portillo's and, most of all, I want to eat some REAL Italian food.
The last time I was there, I ate at one of the foodie meccas: Charlie Trotter's. I'd called on a Tuesday afternoon and got a seating that Friday. Amazing, expensive, and interesting... but I would have to admit, the only reason I'd go there again would be if someone else made the reservation and if that someone else was paying.
Anyone want to go to dinner with me in Chicago? Anyone got any recommendations?
 Greek restaurants not always about gyros and saganaki in Chicago. Many restaurants called "Greek" restaurants are, in fact, owned by Greek families, but they are "family" restaurants where you can get just about anything you'd want. Kind of like eating at a deli, but instead of a Jewish twist on the menu, it's a Greek twist.
Last thing I ate or drank: one giant, perfectly ripe mango.
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