I've been searching this board off and on for weeks, but my lack of knowledge about Chicago geography has been forcing me to find a good rec, find the address, Google map every restaurant in relation to our hotel and then figure out if public transportation is available and let me tell you, my progress is slow. And I'm running out of time!
We're staying at Club Quarters, which is at 111 W. Adams St, Saturday and Sunday night. (It's been labeled as "Loop" but then I see comments about South Loop, North Loop, etc and I don't know where it is in relation to that.)
No car, but we're fine walking a mile or two, and we're up for 30 minutes in public transportation.
So far booked:
Sunday brunch at Atwood Cafe (thanks to this board's rec)
Sunday dinner at Harry Caray's (thanks to this board's rect)
In search of:
1) restaurant for dinner near Trap Door Theatre (1566 W. Cortland Ave). Looking for a good deep dish pizza, OR good mom-and-pop italian OR a good diner OR a place for a great burger (regular burger, not those nouveau Kobe burgers or salmon burgers). A great Mexican place would be fine. Just really convenient to the Theatre, please!
2) Italian bakery- the kind where you buy cookies by the pound. On here I've seen and Google map'ed ones that were far from the Loop- are there any nearby our hotel?
I look forward to hearing your recommendations!