I am travelling to Chicago from Toronto for the marathon. We are staying at the Embassy Suites on Columbus Ave. I am looking for a big, tasty pasta lunch on Saturday. I will be with my wife and sister-in-law, so somewhere unique and intersting would be nice. On the other hand, I don't want to spend a fortune for a bowl or two of spaghetti bolognese.
Most of the other posts about marathon weekend ask about Friday night (too early for carbo loading) or Saturday night (too late for a 7:30 am race - do you want to spend the race in the port-o-potty?). Many of the restaurants recommended are only open at night on the weekend. The restaurant doesn't have to be Italian if they have a decent pasta on the menu.