I am in town next week, and would like to partake in Chicago's regional Mexican specialities that we don't seem to get in California (cuisine from Guerrero, real Michoacanian etc.,).
I was born in Mexico City, to parents from Jalisco... so I am not particularly interested in other of the two... unless it happens to be the best Mexican possible in the city. However, there are two dishes that would change my mind Tortitas de Huazontle, or Caldo Michi as I haven't had either in a long time.
FWIW... I have been to Topolobampo... and appreciate all that Bayless has done for Mexican cuisine in the U.S. but I am not that eager to rush back as execution was just okay.... so please don't suggest either.
Also.... I remember reading something about a great Panaderia in Chicago that might have been voted one of the best bakeries in the city... if its worth it.. I might like to sneak it in.