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Good eats near Union Station?

Stanley Stephan | Dec 3, 200211:24 PM

I recently took an unexpected train trip cross country with a 2 hour stop in Chicago. It was starting to snow and the red cap at the station suggested Lou Mitchell's.

I enjoyed it from the complimentary box of milk duds (which I ate somewhere in the Rocky Mountains), to the amuse buche of an orange slice with two stewed prunes to the palate cleansing frozen custard at the meal's end.

I was happy with my apple and cheddar omlette served in the skillet with the thick slices of Greek bread.

However, I wonder if this was the best choice in the immediate area of the train station. Through the snow I could only see a yellow Subway shop a few blocks away. Did I miss any other good eats in the area? Wearing my flimsy California shoes, I wasn't willing to slog through the slushy sidewalks to see what else was in the immediate area.

I was really looking for a a Chicago hot dog with the neon green relish. With any luck, the train trip was one of those once in a lifetime experiences (think motel 6 on wheels, but not quite so luxurious or pleasant). However I'm wondering what I may have missed.

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