bringbackfirefly wrote:Emma. wrote:Getting to and from good restaurants
Have you been to Alinea and, if so, is it as good as they say?
A little more generally, how often do you get to explore the city during the term? (Sorry if someone has asked this question already.)
I haven't been to Alinea but did check out the Girl and the Goat a few weeks ago . There are a ton of amazing restaurants in the city (not so many in Hyde Park ) but I feel like I have 3 years to check them out so I haven't been racing around to a different restaurant every weekend.
I'm on the older side of my class and live with my SO, so I probably don't go out as much as a lot of people do, but so far I've been heading downtown most weekends to meet friends, go out to eat, shopping or whatever. I usually ride the Metra to get downtown, it is really quick and convenient. The bus is apparently a good option too but I have yet to ride it anywhere apart from to and from school (which is free).
I'm sure as winter sets in I'll be more busy and less motivated, but so far the fall quarter hasn't been too stressful. We still all seem to have time to maintain a social life, go out to restaurants etc.
A good number of 1Ls live in Hyde Park, so it seems like a lot of social events happen down here rather than in the city. Bar review is always somewhere up north though.