I have lived in Chicago for 5 years now and I'm still looking for great late-night food. I mean LATE, like 2 or 4am. On a weeknight. [I'm a student ;-) ]
To preface this I have to say where I've *been*. I live near Greektown/West Loop, so I'm no stranger to Zorbas, Mr. Greek, Zeus, and Greektown Gyros. The nicer places (Parthenon, Pegasus, Roditys, Greek Islands) all close around 10-ish. As for the rest of the city, I've been to all the Golden (Angel, Nugget, Griddle, whatever) places. A pancake house is a pancake house. IHOP= Blech! Chinatown - check. 7 Treasures and a few of the others on Cermak.
I'm talking GOOD food. My last favourite place was Iggys, they have really great food and it's nice to have a full dinner at 1 or 2am, without getting funny looks from the waitstaff or to hear "Oh, we shut the ovens off already." Iggys has never done that to me. I'm also familiar with PickMeUp Cafe, but sometimes it can get a little "weird" in there. A lot of neighbourhood "crazies" come out at night and I don't like to be stared at through the window while I'm eating...
So what I really want to know - what other great late-night (open past midnight) places am I missing out on?
I'm sure some of you have a yen for good food at 4 in the morning and you don't want warmed over gyro meat and fries.
Thanks for any responses! -Matt