Will be in Chicago for a few days next week for the MLA convention. I've been trolling the boards, but I'm so unfamiliar with the area I don't know what's close. We'll be in and out of conference sessions all day most of the time we're there, so I'm mostly in need of places that are close to the Hyatt Regency. I wouldn't mind a few recs that are a short cab or el ride away in case we can escape for dinner one night.
We love all kinds of food, especially Asian. We'll be spending a great deal of our time with vegetarians, so places with good veggie options are especially welcome. Also, would love any ideas of good (preferably non-chain) bars to grab a drink (and maybe a bite) at the end of long days.