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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Rosebud Theater District, Chicago IL

When we were in Chicago last month, another place we ate was Rosebud Theater District. Rosebud is a chain of Italian eateries in Chicago and we love eating there. When we ate there in the past and this particular place was called La Rosetta, the sign outside even says that still. Anyway, the food and the atmosphere is great and it's close to all the theaters. They are located in the Three First National Plaza building at 70 West Madison. Their website is http://www.rosebudrestaurants.com/ . I recommend making reservations, they were very busy this time, not so busy the time before. Our friend Jeff who lives in Chicago met us for dinner and we had a great time. We started with the Calamari Fritti ($10.95), which was a heaping big bowl full of lightly fried calamari served with marinara sauce. There was enough for six people, but it was so good. For dinner, Dan had the Cheese Ravioli($12.95) served in a marinara sauce, good but boring. Jeff had Chicken Milanese($16.96). This was a lightly breaded and sauteed chicken breast, topped with arugula, tomatoes, red onion and fontina cheese. I did not try it, but heard that it was excellent. I had Penne with Broccoli and Sausage($13.95), which was penne pasta served with broccoli florets and Italian sausage in an olive oil and garlic sauce. This was very good and the sausage had just the right bite!. Overall the dinner was excellent and the company even better. The total bill was $89.00 and that was with wine!. I highly recommend this place and am getting hungry just thinking about it.

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