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Local Counsel with Jodi S. Green

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

Published in 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers magazine

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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