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Traveling to CHI, questions on two specific areas

linolanayseda | Aug 2, 2011 09:08 AM

Hi all,

My husband and I are delighted to be returning to your fair city for four days, and I'd love to get some recommendations from you near the two locations where I know we'll be for sure:

1. Logan Square (we're staying at Longman & Eagle)

2. UIC campus (going to a show at Lincoln Hall)

For Logan Square, I'd like to get recs beyond L&E. We do plan on having a meal and drinks there, but I'm hoping for maximum diversity in a great food town like Chicago.

Budget: For lunch, would like to keep it $10-15 per person. Dinner, up to $20 pp, but under is great. No big if it's a hair over that. I'm looking more for humble places with great food, rather than a design-y dining room.

Preferences: Mexican (if it's seafood, that's a bonus), Turkish, Middle Eastern, Eastern European, Central Asian, SE Asian (Northern Vietnamese or Lao would be awesome), Greek, Chinese noodle shops. I'm also always seeking Peruvian rotisserie chicken, chaat and a good Central American breakfast (Guatemalan plato tipico type thing).

Wish to avoid: Chicago style pizza, gastropub overdose, French, Italian. I'm coming from Minneapolis, so I'm not specifically seeking the whole local, farm-to-fork thing, since we're up to our ears in it here.

Transportation: Train, bus, foot

We'll also be in Pilsen, but I figure a search will turn up plenty of results for that.

Thanks!

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