Magento Restaurant Guide to Chicago
September 18, 2018
A body can work up quite an appetite running from one event to the next as the fall event season ramps up. If you’re joining us in Chicago September 24-26 for Magento B2B Experience and B2B Next, we’ve got a few recommendations for the best places to eat.
Rachel Truair – Head of Americas Marketing
Kyle Gudgeon – Demand Generation
Chicago’s elder statesman of deep dish pizza, Lou Malnati started baking in the 1940s and opened the first Lou Malnati’s in 1971. The closest location to #B2BX is River North. Don’t miss out!
Craig Peasley – Product Marketing Leader
Girl and the Goat
The Girl and the Goat touts “bold flavored foods with global influence in a fun and lively setting that makes our guests feel at home.” It was created by Executive Chef Stephanie Izard, a Chicago native and a winner of Top Chef.
The Purple Pig
Opened by fourth-generation restauranteur Jimmy Bannos Jr., The Purple Pig is a great place for a fresh take on Mediterranean food.
Veronica Lentfer – Partner Marketing Manager
For a more casual venue with a massive beer menu, try Public House in River North. It features American and late-night favorites like gourmet burgers and nachos, but they also have a great brunch with homestyle cooking. It’s also ag great place to catch a game.
Nolan Kuan - Strategic Marketing Manager
For a great Mexican food option, the award-winning Frontera Grill serves authentic flavors with ingredients sourced farm-to-table from Midwestern farmers.
Eataly is a unique space where people can share in Italian culture through food, shopping, and classes. Their Chicago location is a great place to sit down or grab a quick bite while browsing imported Italian products to bring home.
Aleza Shapiro – Program Manager, Community Insider Program
Portillo’s for a Chicago dog. It’s one of my must haves! They have a big menu of burgers, hot sandwiches, and salads, with shakes, malts, and chocolate cake for desert.
Punch Bowl Social
Punch Bowl Social is great for groups. It’s a “…30,000-square-foot meatpacking factory turned grown-up playground,” with games like ping pong and bowling. They have food options for everyone, shareable plates, and a fun drink menu.
If you’re looking for a good steak, Bavette’s is the place. It has a French flair without being too fancy, and a great wine list.