Our much adored son is graduating from U Chicago. We are 10 total, with 2 children (4&8) and staying at Beadle (5140 S. Kenwood) in Hyde Park. Everyone is arriving 3 days early on Wednesday, to play in Chicago. The grown-ups can find their own way on free evenings, but I would like the following recommendations:
1) Celebration dinner on Saturday night that will include everyone (early is ok with kids). This doesn't have to be in Hyde Park but should be within 20-30 minutes travel time.
2) Good take-out/delivery for Friday because there is a short time span between events at 3:00 pm and 7:30
3) Any local Hyde Park recommendations that will be good for exhausted kids in general
4) Any special recommendations near major attractions, i.e. Art Institute, Aquarium, Miracle Mile for lunch, Zoo, Children's Museum, etc.