I'm prone to scoffing at people who care about location, if you're not willing to travel for the best stuff...you don't deserve it, no? But for this trip I'll only be in Chicago for less than 24 hours, so I need to try to limit my travel time.
Dinner on a Wed eve I'm willing to travel a bit. If I luck into Schwa , so be it, otherwise I have a reservation at Naha, just based on this board, the Michelin guide, and their online menu. Tossed around the ideas of Bonsoiree, Tru, L20, Sprout, Cafe Spiaggia. You have an embarrassment of riches.
But the next day, I have room and time for coffee, breakfast, lunch, and take-out items to tide me over at my Mother in Law's house in Madison for the rest of Christmas weekend. I know Fox and Obel is close to my hotel on Wacker and I think Doughnut Vault is , too. Is Intelligencia coffee close, and is it worth a stop? I've been to Purple Pig, want something new. So if you can name off cool bakeries, breakfast spots, gelato, macarons, frozen yogurt, Italian Beef, food stores, lunch spots, yada yada , I'd appreciate it.