Hi all --
I am going to Chicago for a legal writing conference on Monday night into Tuesday and have never been there before (coming from Madison, WI). I am especially interested in eating at excellent Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai or Indian places in the Chicago area. I am staying in the Gold Coast area, but I am willing to travel at night.
Here's the deal -- I will be there for two nights. Money is important, but I can splurge on at least one meal. Tell me your absolute favorite, cannot-miss-it places where I can get GREAT ethnic food.
PS -- if any Chicagoans want to meet me for dinner on Monday or Tuesday night, I am game if you are.