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Inexpensive suggestions for two writing students visiting Chicago-- in the winter?

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Inexpensive suggestions for two writing students visiting Chicago-- in the winter?

iamtheeiceworm | Jan 24, 2009 08:23 PM

Hello Chowhounds!

I'm seeking advice: the old man and I are traveling to Chicago for the AWP conference that takes place at the Hilton downtown the second week of February. We, however, are staying at a hotel outside of the city and are taking the Blue Line in.

We're looking for some good, inexpensive eats (we're still undergrads, and therefore aren't bringing in the big bucks quite yet), close to the hotel since we'll be at the conference all day from Wednesday through Saturday (which happens to be Valentine's Day). We'll need destinations for lunch and dinner, and perhaps brunch on Sunday? We love ethnic food, but a lifetime of Spanish cuisine makes me eager for other sorts of foods, such as Greek (which was mentioned in a few other Chicago threads-- very helpful, those) or Asian.

I'd really appreciate any help at all, since I've never been to Chicago, and the last time my SO was there, he and his friends stuck to pizza. There isn't anything wrong with pizza (we already planned to stop for some authentic stuff), but we budding foodies would like to expand our options.

Thanks.

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