My brother and sister-in-law are visiting in a couple weeks. He is a chef and she eats seafood but not meat. They live in a small Midwestern town with only chain restaurants and don't get to many restaurants in other cities; if they do, they are in Chicago. I would like to get them some very delicious food during their trip that is unavailable to them at home (either because of quality or genre) but that is not expensive.
Crabs and oysters we will do at home.
I will take them to one local-organic-seasonal place because that seems to be a category of its own here, especially something that serves family style, which is not a vibe they can get where they are—well, they can at home ... or at Olive Garden. Maybe some ramen in the ID because it's fun with our 2-year-old, and ... then I draw blanks. I just moved here and wonder if there is an entire ethnic cuisine I don't even know about that is worth hunting down (Hawaiian? etc). Or something that is just a totally different feel from a quality restaurant in Chicago.
What else can you think of?