My best friend and I are headed to Chicago for Labor Day weekend. We'll be staying at the Residence Inn on East Walton Place which puts us close to Superior, Heron, and Erie Streets.
We'd love some recommendations for restaurants within
walking, cab or subway distance. We will probably go out for one more expensive dinner (maybe $150 for the two of us or less), plus several more reasonably priced lunches and breakfasts. We are open to all restaurant suggestions, but are partial to Mexican, Thai, bar food, etc.
I can't drink alcohol or eat sushi at the moment (pregnant) so you can leave out good places for those two things, sadly!
Any help would be appreciated. I'd like to stay away from the "Cheesecake Factory, Heaven on Seven, Ditka's" vibe and go with more local finds. Thanks!