I'll be in Chicago, staying at the Fairmont, for a week at the end of this month. I've read the posts on what's near the hotel and within reasonable walking distance. I'm interested in exploring the city and finding some unusual ethnic food. I'm an expat New Yorker, so I'm not afraid of public transportation, and I'm a current Vermonter, so starved for spice and variety. I've also never been to Chicago, so am wholly unfamiliar with the city, the transit system, the neighborhoods, etc. So, where can I go within half an hour or so on whatever train(s) I can catch near the Fairmont?