My ladyfriend and I are going to be exploring Chicago this weekend. Our hotel is in the loop, but we'd like to get away from the city core into some more interesting areas where Chicagoans of all persuasions actually live and eat.
Any suggestions for interesting neighbourhoods to explore with good affordable food options? Places with a lot of energy and a somewhat unique Chicago vibe are what we have in mind.
We wouldn't mind walking upwards of 8-10 miles a day, stopping for a few meals and interesting snacks as we go.
All types of food welcome.