We have scrambled to change the destination for my husband's 40th from New Orleans to Chicago. Had all our restaurants picked out for New Orleans, but now I am starting from scratch in Chicago. We are coming from Los Angeles, so sushi is out, but I would love any tips about where to eat. Hoping to keep it in the $80 per person range, but willing to consider higher. Any comments on Blackbird, Kevin, Avec or Merlo? Anelia looks interesting but I can't seem to get their website to work. We are staying at the House of Blues hotel, but willing to cab it a bit for a great find. Also, any ideas for cool funky breakfast/brunch would be great. Any great hotdog places near where we are staying? How far is Menageri from downtown? Thinking of lunch at Fox and Obel when at Navy pier-any good?