With restaurants hurting, tourism down, and a delightful -20F breeze in the air, you can bet Chicago's winter foodie fests are going to show you the fois gras to get your love this year.
The Chicago Originals restaurant group steps up first with their 2nd Annual Originals Restaurant Week during January 25 - February 6. Each place will offer a special 3-course menu priced at $24.09 for lunch and $29.09 for dinner. Guests will have choices for each course.
There are a lot of Frenchies on the list. I've put (*) by the places that I think are definitely worth a visit:
Cyrano's Bistrot & Wine Bar
El Nuevo Mexicano
Mundial Cocina Mestiza
Sweets & Savories
Next will be the city's offical Restaurant Week coming up February 20-27, which will include more than 130 restaurants offering $22 prix-fixe lunches and $32 prix-fixe dinners.