Local Counsel with Jodi S. Green

Jodi S. Green tells us what’s good in the neighborhood

Published in 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers magazine

By Jodi S. Green on January 24, 2019


Best place to take a client  –  Still Gibsons, after all of these years—it’s a classic and has the best (and biggest) dirty martinis!

Favorite watering hole  –  The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel lobby—the hotel is known for its upscale restaurants, but the Drawing Room is a hidden gem of rich wood and fireplaces, evocative of a library. 

Best restaurant  –  Girl & the Goat—the restaurant by Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard that ignited my passion for cauliflower. Tables are hard to come by, but if you go early you can snag a seat at the bar and enjoy the full menu there.

Favorite city event  –  St. Patty’s Day parade—I’m Irish!

Best place for a run  –  The lakefront path heading north from the aquarium offers a breathtaking view of the skyline, especially at sunrise.

Favorite breakfast spot  –  Stan’s Donuts. When I’m breaking my keto diet, donuts are considered a food group.

Favorite lunch spot  –  XOCO, Rick Bayless’ casual restaurant on Illinois, which serves homemade guacamole, tortas, and fabulous margaritas—even while you wait!

Best local beer, wine or spirit  –  Matilda, a Belgian ale by Goose Island.

Best late-nite eats  –  Au Cheval—cheeseburger with foie, yes please!

Favorite coffee shop  –  Intelligentsia. Black Cat Espresso all day.   

Favorite pizza joint  –  My post-Chicago Marathon ritual is deep dish at Gino’s East.

Favorite building  –  The Rookery, on LaSalle Street, is a beautiful landmark building designed by Burnham and Root. The only unfortunate part is that you can’t see it from the Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise which I recommend to every Chicago visitor. 

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