I posted a while back and was a little dissapointed with the suggestions, so know that I've spent more time looking, I'm hoping I can be a bit more specifc.I'm looking for the best individual bits of food in the city.
We are going to take a day--Sunday July 6th, to be specific and travel around Chicago by foot, El and possibly cab. We are going to the taste on the 4th--yes, I know it is going to be packed and hot and blah blah, but I'm a sucker for festivals, and I think it will be a good way to get an intro to the basic Chicago food groups--deep dish, dogs, etc. I'm prepared for the packs of sweaty people, etc. So anything that'll be there, we can skip elsewhere
We'll start around ten or 11 am and go for about 12 hours (NY it was 12 hours and about 12 miles of walking...) so if you have any suggestions, let me know the best menu item, where it is and when it's open!
It helps if it has a bar/cafe/street cart so that we don't take seats from people eating full meals, because we will just have like the one best thing. Often we give leftovers to any hungry bums, because we are just out to taste as much as possible.
We mostly love ethnic foods, especially stuff we haven't had before (we're in seattle). They tend to be cheap, open all day, and ok with us just grabbing our snack and moving along. I would love to hear about the best restaurants in various ethnic enclaves.
I'm a little excited. Can't wait to hear about the best bites in the city.