I've just arrived for two weeks and am staying in downtown Chicago (around W. Hueron and Dearborn). I'm a photo assistant and don't have much money to spend eating out, but I want to try the best of the cheap, dive eateries around. Ethnic is great. Close or far--doesn't matter (although I only would be able to take public transportation).
I was in Chicago a few months ago and ate at Cafe Lula's, Frontera Frill and Avec. All fantastic. But where is that tiny Korean BBQ place that's great? Or your favorite italian place or pho joint? Ukranian? I feel like there must be a ton of little places to enjoy with a big stomach but a small budget.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions. . .