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Fill in the blanks - inexpensive, distinctive food


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Fill in the blanks - inexpensive, distinctive food

hwertheim | May 3, 2011 06:19 PM


We are going to be in Chicago for three and a half days (May 23-26) without our kids, and we love to eat. I've done a lot of research, and we have some meals chosen. I still need to fill in some of the blanks. We would really prefer not to spend too much (Sable is our upper limit price-wise), and want to eat things we cannot find back home in Ottawa. We are big walkers, and will use public transportation to get around. We're staying at the Day's Inn Lincoln Park. We also love baked goods and other sweets. Cakes, high-quality donuts, cupcakes, ice cream, etc. We are into exploring a neighborhood if it has a good concentration of delicious bakeries to try.

I was hoping to fit bbq in, as we can't find that at home. I read about Smoque, which has good brisket (important as I don't eat pork, and love bbq brisket), but it seems far from everything.

What about pizza? We are reluctant to try deep dish as we are not fans of super-cheesy pizza, and love either NY or Neapolitan-style pizza. Is it worth a meal here?

I was intrigued by Beograde for their burek - we love burek and haven't had any since we were in Turkey, but it too seems like a hike.

Hot Doug`s is appealing, but sounds super-unhealthy, as we like to consume some sort of vegetable with a meal.....but I could be convinced, as we will be on holiday.

So far, here is our schedule. All recommendations are welcome, and feel free to recommend we remove something and replace it with something else.

Monday dinner - Sable

Tuesday breakfast - Bongo Room
(activity - Art Institute)

Tuesday lunch - ___________
(activity - wander around Loop, Michigan Ave etc)

Tuesday dinner - Papa`s Casche Sabroso for Jibaritos

Wednesday breakfast ____________ (possibly Xoco)
(activity - CAF walking tour in Loop)

Wednesday lunch - ___________
(activity - need a good neighborhood for wandering and eating in bakeries etc - perhaps Bucktown and Wicker Park)

Wednesday dinner ______________

Thursday breakfast Fox and Obel for cinnamon swirls
(activity - need another fun neighborhood, hopefully not too far from either Fox and Obel or lunch on Goose Island)

Thursday lunch - Kendall College
Fly home.....

Thanks so much for your help!

Hot Doug's
3324 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Bongo Room
1152 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

449 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

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