I'll be doing a road trip from Texas to Chicago for the Pitchfork Festival this July. We're going to be staying at the Omni in the River North area, and commuting from there for a few days to Union Park and then we'll probably spend a day around the Art Institute/Millenium Park area. Where are some places we shouldn't miss eating at?
We have a baby, so I'm not looking for places like Alinea this time, but places we can go as a family and have great and memorable meals.
I'm definitely going to Frontera Grill, and also trying out one of the deep dish places, like Lou Malnati's. Some other places I'm considering are: Piccolo Sogno, Quartino, Urban Belly, and La Sardine, but I'm pretty overwhelmed with the amount of choices, frankly.
I'd really appreciate any other suggestions, especially some non-Italian ones, as there seems to be a lot that's good to choose from in that category. I love Thai food but can't swing Arun's this trip...any good authentic Thai places? Mostly looking for lunch/dinner...I don't usually have formal breakfast or brunch.
Thanks! I'll report back how the trip went and my impressions...