I'll be visiting Chicago in May for my nephew's graduation. I'm single but traveling with my family that includes about 10 people, two of which are under 3 years old. I'm looking for suggestions of casual but good food places in Chicago area that would be easy for a party our size.
We're staying at the Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago hotel (I think that's the North Side?). My nephew attends the Illinois Institute of Technology, which is in the South side. I assume will be in that area at least once during our stay for the actual graduation.
For your suggestions, if you can say whether the place will need reservations or if they might accommodate us if we just walk in (with a small infant, we may need to be flexible about dining times). Any suggestions in Chinatown or Asian food will be good too as they often can fit large parties.
Also, if there's any gourmet stuff I shouldn't miss (or that maybe I should try on my own by sneaking away from the pack), let me know!
Thanks in advance for the help!