Originally published on Urban Matter on October 5, 2022. Written by Xiao Faria daCunha.

Chicago Marathon Specials and Top Carb Load Destinations

The Chicago Marathon is right around the corner, and one thing the foodies care the most about is… where are the runners (and ourselves!) going to load up on carbo so we have enough energy for the marathon? In this list, we’ve included places offering runners specials as well as those for casual carbo-load across the town.

Whether you’re a hard-core athlete, a part-time runner, or simply looking for a reason to indulge in meatballs and pasta, there’s somewhere for you on this list!

Gene & Georgetti

500 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60654

Pasta at its finest! Gene & Georgetti, Chicago’s beloved Italian steakhouse has recently begun making all of the pasta in-house and is the perfect spot to carbo-load while visiting the Windy City. Their extensive list of pasta dishes include, the Bucatini Carbonara ($22), with imported guanciale, creamy egg and pecorino-romano sauce; Lumache Cacio e Pepe ($22), with cacio romano and parmigiano cheese and fresh ground pepper; and Pappardelle Bolognese ($22), with housemade wide noodle pasta and sauce.

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