Ok, I'm going to be in Chicago a lot on business for the next few years, and I've just recently become an official vegetarian - great timing, I know!
I'm working on Lake Shore around Erie, and at the moment I'm staying up on Bellevue and State. I'm looking for great vegetarian-friendly joints - both sit-down for nice meals with colleagues, and quick places for take-out to go chow in my hotel. I'm from LA where the options are plentiful, but at the moment I'm struggling to find something here that isn't begging me to cheat, and most people look at me cross-eyed when I ask for good vegetarian cuisine locally.
Thanks for keeping me from subsistance dining on salads and (so far crappy) veggie sandwiches! Help!