Like Tony Soprano I'm taking my kid to look at colleges. Would appreciate food recommendations near the Hilton on 720 South Michigan Avenue. No car but the hotel shuttle will travel a one mile radius on Michigan Avenue. We want to try something that is unique to Chicago, something we can't find in Los Angeles. We want to keep the cost under 75.00 for two food only for dinner. My son is an adventures eater. For breakfast we don't need all you can eat brunches. After doing some checking on the chow board I came up with these ideas. I just don't know the distance limitations from the hotel.
For Dinner: Frontera Grill (love his cooking show, but is it too far from the hotel?)
Hot Doug (is this the place to eat a great chicago hot dog?)
Gino's East (is this the best deep dish pizza place near the hotel?)
Any recommendations or thoughts would be appreciated. Please save me from overpriced hotel food and boring chain food.