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First time Chicago visit - and only 36 hours at that!

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First time Chicago visit - and only 36 hours at that!

eatfreaks | Feb 28, 2013 08:09 PM

Self-confessed novice foodies, we are "youngish" first-time visitors to Chicago. Hailing from New Zealand, currently living in Sydney, we will shortly be vacationing in the US, before moving to Singapore next month. Fulfilling a lifelong dream to attend a Bulls-Heat game, we literally only have 36 hours to experience the best food Chicago has to offer. We pretty much eat anything, covering all cuisines, from cheap and cheerful to fine dining. Not impartial to a drop of vino either ;-)

Given our limited time frame, we want to sample "the best of the best" so am seeking local help and advice for Chicago's food scene! There is nothing more upsetting to me than paying money for a bad meal in a place where good food is plentiful!

Staying near Magnificent Mile, we will be availing of public transport and lots of walking to try and combat the waist line effects of our eating enthusiasm. We are willing to make extra effort for "that unforgettable slice of pizza" or "words-cannot-describe donut goodness", and given our limited time frame, eating (or imbibing) will be more important than sleeping.

We arrive Tues afternoon, leave Thurs morning (so at least 5 meals plus snacks!), and welcome all food ideas and itineraries.

Thanks in advance!

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