If you're running the Chicago Marathon on October 9, you'll need to load up on carbs (maybe at a great Italian joint?) and grab any last-minute running attire you may have forgotten the night before. From pasta specials to post-race celebratory meals, head to these Chicago restaurants before or after the marathon.
Chicago marathon specials
Gonna be ready for a drink after 26.2 miles? The Promontory has you set. For a post-marathon drink, head to the Promontory with your race medal or marathon bib to get a complimentary cocktail with the purchase of a meal. The cocktail comes with aged rum, crème de banane, pineapple and lime juice for a tiki-esque post-race drink.
From October 7–9, head to Bistronomic for pasta dishes for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike like the hand-made ravioli du jour with kohlrabi, mushrooms, parmesan and truffle oil or the squid ink linguine pasta with gulf shrimp, broccoli, cauliflower and saffron sauce.