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casual eats in the Loop, River North, or?


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casual eats in the Loop, River North, or?

mike_d | Jun 28, 2006 04:49 PM

We'll be in Chicago in a week plus a couple of days, and over the years have eaten at many fine places, and gotten some good advice here. But, most of what we've looked for has been somewhat upscale.

This time, it's casual. I've got Portillo's for dogs, Lou Malnati's for pizza, Big Al's for beef. Ada's for deli. But what about good cheeseburgers in the Loop area or River North (if the later, someplace that isn't beset by kids)? What about other casual Italian (though we'll probably hit Little Italy)? Other good seafood besides the lounge at Shaw's? Good Mexican besides those already talked about recently (Salpicon and various posts on Frontera/topo)? Other stuff? Soups? Thanks a bunch in advance.

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