Just so we’re clear, I think all you marathon runners out there are crazy. There. I said it. It sounds miserable to me. But hey, at least you get to eat a boat-load of past the night before, right? And in case any of you were wondering where the best places to do that are, I’ve compiled a little list. Here’s my 2 cents:
Pizzeria Da Nella
The pizza here is good but I’d opt for the pasta. It’s some of the most authentic, non-foofy pasta I’ve had in the city. Really. I can’t say enough about it. It’s just perfect and real.
Super casual joint under the Lake St tracks in the West Loop. Good pastas, pizza and other stuff like this gorgeous seafood salad with beans and greens.
You can’t see it in the picture but under that rich, delicious pork stock is a pile of ramen noodles. Gawd this stuff is good. Takashi knows what’s up. (Did you see him on Top Chef Masters? So adorable and funny….)
In case you want to treat yourself to a nice dinner since you’ll be torturing yourself for several hours tomorrow. Piccolo Sogno is a little more on the fine dining side but not aggressively so. It’s still welcoming and comfortable.