First chow posting in a while, so be gentle. I'm coming to Chicago for the first time in mid-November. We'll be around for a weekend, and I'm hoping to work as much good chow into our time there as possible. We've budgeted for one big blowout (probably Alinea, if we can get a reservation), but other than that, we're pretty open-minded, both price and style-wise. What are your suggestions for a Chicago first-timer? (I've been led to believe there are some pretty outstanding soulfood and mexican options in town, which there aren't tonnes of here in Toronto, where I'm from).
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