Hi Chicago chowhounds!
We're coming from Boston to spend the weekend. Staying near the magnificent mile/navy pier area. (I know embarrassingly little about the city!)
Going to try to do Moto or Alinea on Saturday night, so want much more casual (and much more cheap!) suggestions for Best-of-Chicago dining for the rest of the weekend. (Basically Friday dinner and Saturday and Sunday lunch. And maybe some snacks.)
I know we want one of the meals to be Chicago's best pizza. I'll search the boards for consensus/debate on that. What other chowish, Chicago-y gems should we try? We truly like all types of food but one of us is a not-super-strict vegetarian. Proximity to good museums, sites etc. would be great, but, let's be honest, the trip revolves around the food.
Thanks in advance!