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Visiting from Duluth, need Chicago suggestions

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tvdxer | | Oct 13, 2007 06:28 AM

I will hopefully be visiting Chicago, by car, some time soon. I plan on spending 3 - 4 days depending on when I'll leave, which is very flexible - after all, it's only a 7-8 hour drive from here.. Food is an important part of my trip as Chicago has WAY more dining options than Duluth (lol).

I'm looking for the following:

1. Eastern European food - I'm thinking Bulgarian, Croatian, Lithuanian, Czech, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Romanian, and other harder-to-find cuisines (of course, I don't plan on eating them all!). I know that Chicago is abundantly blessed here.

2. Authentic Mexican - I hear that Chicago is a great city for Mexican food.

3. Local dishes - I also know Chicago has a few of these ... deep dish pizza and Italian beef come to mind immediately. Any others?

I prefer inexpensive, neighborhood, down-to-earth places (in other words, chowish ones) to expensive, fancy, and pretentious locales. I don't know where I'll be staying, and it doesn't matter anyway, since I am willing to drive or take the El basically anywhere (I sometimes discover neighborhoods simply visiting their restaurants).

Thank you for your suggestions.

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