Four restaurants in 3 hours for $50. Four drinks, four signature dishes. One birthday celebration. No parking woes (a trolley for 30).

Restaurant Number One: Gioco’s in the South Loop at 1312 S. Wabash (Ph 312-939-3870). Check out their sunday brunch and their home-made Italian ices.

Restaurant Number Two: The Red Light (Asian/fusion) at 820 W. Randolph (Ph 312-733-8880). Try the signature martini.

Restaurant Number Three:  Marche (French/American) at 833 W. Randolph (Ph 312-226-8399).

babiesthroughbirthday-2541Restaurant Number Four: Opera (Chinese/Asian) at 1301 S. Wabash (Ph 312-461-0161). Try their Italian ices and the crystal prawns. Tonight’s offering: shish-ka-bob of shrimp, beef and chicken with a signature drink.

One well-fed birthday group and no parking woes.