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First time visitor to Chicago in search of 4 days of great eating.


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First time visitor to Chicago in search of 4 days of great eating.

kiki2U | Jun 2, 2013 06:45 PM

I'm tagging along with my husband while he attends a conference in July.
I will have 4 full days (Wed-Sat) on my own to discover the splendor and food of Chicago!
We are staying at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare but I plan to do a lot of walking and using the L for transportation.
I would love to try out local favorites while wandering different neighborhoods. Anything along the Blue line between O'Hare and the Loop would be preferable but anywhere for a single woman, and within safe walking distance to any L stop would be great.
I will have the hubby with me during the evenings and neither one of us have been to Chicago before, so we would love to try things quintessential "Chicago". Deep Dish and Hot Dogs to be sure but would love to visit some local "dives" and neighborhood favorites too.
As far as $ goes I love "cheap eats" and great food trucks and for a sit down dinner I usually like to keep it around $20pp per meal for food. We aren't big drinkers so no need to worry about that expense. We will spend more if it is worth it and will be celebrating a birthday so recs across the board are very, very welcome.
I've started my research and will update with my ideas and findings but any help will be greatly appreciated!

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