I'm visiting chicago for the first time with a group of 5 friends, and we're looking for some good food. We're staying at the Hilton Chicago Suites/Magnificent Mile. Since we're 6 people, I'm looking for places that are good for groups and are fairly casual, and especially places for BBQ & brunch, though we're open to other food genres as well. Any suggestions are appreciated.
Also, any suggestions for good bars/lounges?
Places within walking distance are preferred.