I used to live and cook in Chicago too long ago to mention but havent been back in almost 20 years.
In town for 3 days in June with brother who doesnt eat meat.
I used to know plenty of places for Vietnamese, Thai etc that we could find something. But things have changed of course.
Staying near Mag Mile, probably get some small bites at Purple Pig, Thinking of Pizza at Lou Malnatis or Pizzanos near by. Will probably be up in Lakeview and Andersonville. Hit the Hopleaf for a few pints. Would love to hear any suggestions for Farm to Table type restaurants or low brow Middle Eastern. I love to eat, love to cook, but a fancy room or attitude alone doesnt make a great time, good food does. I am game for either high end or street food, just good quality.