Big City Chicken

Big City Chicken, a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant on Chicago’s Navy Pier, serves up fried chicken worth fighting through crowds to get to. (Just to clarify, for my Polish relatives in Detroit, that’s Big-City Chicken, not Big City-Chicken. I know … sigh.)

Chicago Restaurant Week

During Restaurant Week, Chicago eateries such as the elegant Blackbird, the storied Paramount Room, the everyman’s Public House, and the spicy Salpicon present special, prix fixe lunch and dinner menus, featuring everything from duck confit to fish tacos, from mussels to steak tartare.

Georgina’s and a Food Truck Court

Traverse City has a food truck court called The Little Fleet, but it also has some interesting restaurants, like Georgina’s. I’m glad there’s no interstate that takes you to Traverse. It ensures that Traverse is a destination, rather than someplace you just stumble into – and it deserves to be a destination.