I'll be visiting Chicago for the first time in July. I'm looking forward to trying out local food as much as seeing all the sights :) I won't have a car, so will be either walking or taking the El. I've been reading through the many posts on here to come up with the proposed itinerary below.
This post was particularly helpful as it reflected my own approach to this trip: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/693477
Thursday morning: Fly in from Europe, staying at the Silversmith
Thursday lunch: Heaven on Seven or Pizano's or Atwood Café
Thursday dinner: Pizano's or Atwood Café
Friday breakfast: Bongo Room
Friday lunch: Topolobampo
Leaving Friday evening to spend a week in Tennessee
Returning to Chicago on Sunday morning, this time staying at the Conrad
Sunday late lunch: Portillo's and/or Al's Beef
Sunday dinner: Sable
Monday breakfast: Fox and Obel or Meli Café
Monday lunch: Purple Pig
Monday evening: Fly home - many pounds heavier!
Thanks in advance for any thoughts and suggestions