SAFE TO EAT IN CHICAGO?

Posted on: Wed, 05/14/2003 - 3:35am
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We are vacationing in Chicago the first week of June and I am trying to compile some "safe" places to eat. My son is PN and TN allergic. We are staying at the Knickerbocker on the Magnificent Mile and are planning on going to Navy Pier and the Children's Museum on of the days.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,
Jaime [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 05/16/2003 - 6:44am
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I need the same information if anyone has it. Thanks.

Posted on: Fri, 05/16/2003 - 9:08am
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Well...can you give me an idea of what type of places you are looking for? The general info on US chain resturants like fast food place and chains like Fridays, Chilis etc... is the same in Chicago for better or for worse. Many of the fancy resturants are very allergy aware - but if you are going with kids that may not be what you are looking for.
A few thoughts: Foodlife at the Water Tower Place is a upscale food court - they do have a Chinese section, but also have lots of other choices. Maggianos is Italian with HUGE portions. Pizza at Pizzeria Unos or Ginos East. Seafood at Bob Chinns Crab House or Dick's Last Resort. For some nicer options - Campagnola (in Evanston)is very allergy aware) and nice without being too fancy. Same thing with A Tavola (small, Italian). Brunch at the 95th (Hancock) gives lots of options - some safe some not but they will walk you around the buffet and give you the info. Nine is a big fave of ours - have never taken 8 year old PA TNA dd there - too pricey and nothing to her taste, but they always ask about allergies.
Avoid Lou Mitchells - a very famous breakfast place where everything is cooked in p-oil.
Check out [url="http://www.metromix.com"]www.metromix.com[/url] for more dining options including phone numbers so you can call ahead. And obviously check things out on site, as I don't seem to get out as much as I used to and things may have changed at some of the above places.
Hope that gives you a start.
[This message has been edited by Chicago (edited May 16, 2003).]

Posted on: Fri, 05/16/2003 - 11:35am
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Bistro 110 (110 Pearson, near Michigan Ave.)is wonderful (but pricey) -- the chef has a PA child and just this week hosted a luncheon for the Food Allergy Initiative (which we should all support). Lettuce Entertain You restaurants are very allergy conscious - a manager fills out a special paper about the allergy and follows the order through to completions. See [url="http://www.leye.com"]www.leye.com[/url] for their listings. CrossRhodes (inexpensive Greek diner in Evanston) and Trullo (nice Italian also in Evanston) have also been very allergy aware.
Good luck and let us know how it goes!

Posted on: Sun, 05/18/2003 - 11:49pm
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Thank you for all of your help. We are not going until July so I have time to follow through with some research of my own, but I needed a place to start and your info will help.

Posted on: Tue, 06/03/2003 - 4:46am
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Any experience with Harry Carey's?
jaime

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