Hey all. I will be moving to Chicago this coming fall to attend UIC as a grad student. As a way to distract myself from other things I should be nervous about, I have been focusing on questions about food that I might encounter.
What should I know about Chicago food (in the grad student price range---that is, as close to free as possible) and what should I expect? Will I be starved for a real bagel? Should I reconcile myself to Chicago style pizza, and just accept it as a different, but legitimate, school of pizza thought, in spite of my native pizza sensibilities? What can I look forward to?
I know it's a broad question, but any thing to get me in tune would be very welcome.