The date is circled on the calendar with an obnoxiously bright red pen. You’ve gone through just about every outfit you own in your head—twice—and found something that makes you feel great and trendy, but not that you’re trying too hard. Child care is covered and so cab fair to the new Chicago restaurant you are going to try. Why? Because it’s FINALLY time for your moms’ night out.
Dust off those heels that have been acquiring dust and make the most out of your free time out and about with your supportive team of mommy friends (and non-mommies, too, because they are the ones who are up to date with what’s hot and what’s not in Chicago while you have been stuck with Elmo and the Bubble Guppies).
I sat down with my city dwelling sister to find out some great spots for cocktails and delicious dishes that are trendy and fun enough to make up for the fact that I don’t go out much. So here are some of her recommendations (combined with some of mine because I am not ENTIRELY lame). Oh, and let me point out that in the past month she moved to the suburbs and has a baby on the way so she is going to desperately need this list next year, too!
441 North Clark Street
851 North Ashland Avenue
217 West Huron Street
51 West Kinzie Street
118 West Grand Avenue
2024 North Halsted
720 North Wells Street
2656 West Lawrence Avenue
1664 North Ada Street
626 North State Street
52 West Illinois Street
As you can see from their websites, these restaurants believe that you eat with your eyes first. I hope you didn’t read this post on an empty stomach. If you did, fire up “Open Table” and search for a table immediately for your next night out, with either the girls or your main squeeze.
Hope you have some amazing nights out on the town and away from the kids…because you deserve it! A refreshed and happy Mommy is the best kind.
Looking for a fun tropical drink while you are out and about? Check out my favorite spots!