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A February 2004 trip to Chicago by SFPhotocraft

Fogo de Chao Photo, Chicago, Illinois More Photos
Quote: We took a quick three-day weekend trip to visit Alex, Camille, and Christian with the kids.

Chicago

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Overview

Chicago Photo, Chicago, Illinois
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This was a quick weekend trip to visit family. We went over Valentine’s Day, which can be chilly in the windy city. Most of what we did was indoors -- museums, shopping, and eating -- but indoor Chicago can make for a fun long weekend, too. There is plenty to see and do and getting around the city is a breeze.Quick Tips: If you have young girls, make a day of the American Girl Place. Yes, a full day! They have a wonderful cafe for the young at heart, and the store houses a doll hospital, doll beauty and makeover salon and three floors of doll clothing! Plus don't miss the show. All times and prices can be found on their webpage. It's a f...Read More

Hyatt Regency Chicago

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Hotel | "Chicago Hyatt"

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The hotel is big and busy and its main claim to fame is that it hosts numerous conventions and large groups. The location is good -- right across from Michigan Ave. and right on the Chicago River. We had a great view of the river. During the winter the city hosts fireworks on the river during the weekend and this is great location to view them. The lobby is swarming with people and is a bit of a mob scene. The rooms were mid-sized and very average in feel. The bathrooms are good sized and have all the standard Hyatt amenities. The room seemed a little worn, even though they only recently went through renovations. They view of the river was my favorite feature of our room. The cab service was...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 18, 2004

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 565-1234

Ann Sather's

Restaurant | "Ann Sathers"

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Ann Sathers has been around forever. It's an old Swedish restaurant that is famour for it's breakfasts. The Swedish pancakes are unbeatable and the potato sausage is great. On weekends it's very popular. DO NOT take seating upstairs. It's a big bright convention style room with NO CHARM. All the action is downstairs, and in winter, they even have a roaring fire going. The food is great, the price is right, and it's fun people watching!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 18, 2004

Ann Sather's
909 West Belmont Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60657
(773) 348-2378

American Girl Place

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Restaurant | "American Girl Cafe"

American Girl Place Photo, Chicago, Illinois
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The Cafe at American Girl is all about little girls. The cafe located in the American Girl store is stark black and white and accented with bold pink. There are big flowers at each table. Little girls and their families (usually moms) line up in their Sunday best with their American Girl dolls in hand. At your table you get a special doll booster seat for your doll who is invited to dine with you. You didn't bring your doll? No problem, you can borrow one of theirs at the door! The napkin rings are black and white hair scrunchies, which the young diners may keep. The meal is good, but light. The service caters to the young diners. What everyone waits for is the signature desser...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 18, 2004

American Girl Place
111 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
(312) 943-9400

Fogo de Chao

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Restaurant

Fogo de Chao Photo, Chicago, Illinois
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WOW! Meat, meat, meat and MORE MEAT! Camille found this Argentine Steak House. We had no idea what to expect and we were in for a treat! It was so much fun! They have a nice salad bar, but don't fill up there because the best is yet to come!!!! Next comes meat on a big stick -- all kinds of cuts and all very good. You can have as much as you desire of pork, beef, lamb, and sausages. . . Each diner is given a little chit, red on one side and green on the other. When you need a break, give them a red signal and when you want to start again, go green! The meal includes some mashed potatoes and fried bananas as well. The service is friendly and you don't feel rushed; you can take a break ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 18, 2004

Fogo de Chao
661 N La Salle Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60610
(312) 932-9330