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Mom & Daughter Spring Break - need casual but delicious and off the beaten path recos

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Mom & Daughter Spring Break - need casual but delicious and off the beaten path recos

mplskegleys | Mar 20, 2011 09:14 AM

My daughters (10 and 6) and I are headed to Chicago for a little Spring Break getaway Wed-Saturday of this week. I'm a big foodie and want to make sure my girls are aware of all things non-chicken fingers and french fries. They're relatively adventurous, though menu items that are somewhat familiar to fall back on are good, just in case. We're well on our way down the expanding horizons path and I see this trip as a way to help us progress further.

I know there are a number of posts from families, traveling with kids, looking for restaurant recos and I've taken note of several of those options. What I'm specifically looking for are lunch and dinner spots that have great food, but are more on the casual side than the upscale side. We like to explore different cuisines and styles of food and one of our favorite kinds of restaurants in Minneapolis are those that enable us to order a bunch of different things and share. We're staying downtown, near Michigan Ave. and will be traveling by cab or El. Cute and charming neighborhoods outside of downtown are a plus, as long as they're easily accessible by public transport.

Thanks for any help you can provide!

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