We ate dinner at Mike Ditka's restaurant, which is right down the street from our hotel. It's a very short walk that seemed slightly longer because the wind was blowing huge clumps of snowflakes right into my eyes. By the time we arrived at the restaurant, my contact lenses felt squeaky clean and I was wide awake. I mean, I can think of better ways to wake up (coffee comes to mind...), but snowflakes-in-the-eyes is surprisingly effective...
We all really liked the restaurant, but I think Eric liked it best, as this picture demonstrates:
And here's a picture of some of the snow falling near Eric's place today:
We've actually decided to stay one extra day in Chicago, since we don't HAVE to be back in Austin at any particular time this week. And especially because our hotel is just a couple blocks away from Ghirardelli and we have yet to walk over for a visit... so we'll have to remedy THAT some time tomorrow... :)