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Quick Trip to Chicago

ephemeralness | Apr 27, 2014 10:57 AM

Hi board,

This coming weekend I have a really quick trip to Chicago. I love food, and I'm currently living in an area without much food variety, especially a lack of ethnic food options, so I want to try and maximize my time and options.

I get in Friday at 1pm, then I have a conference dinner event at 7. I'm staying in the River North area and the conference is at the DePaul Loop Campus and I'm leaving Saturday by 8.

I want to eat lunch when I get in - maybe in the French Market, though I'd love to maybe eat a few small things while on the way to my hotel. The other thought was maybe XOCO. So suggestions are welcome.

Then possibly a late dinner after the conference event - I know Purple Pig is near to where I'm staying and the late night small plates sounds appealing.

I'm looking for something in the Loop open on Saturdays, since I will need to leave the conference to eat, and I don't want to be gone for a long time. So suggestions on that are more than welcome, many of the other loop recommendation threads bring up places that are closed on Saturdays. I know about the Frontera Fresca and the M Burger in Macy's, and that's currently serving as my back-up if I don't find anything more interesting.

The conference goes until the early evening and then I'm getting on a train that night, so I'm also looking for recommendations of anything in the Loop or near the Amtrak that I can get to go and eat in the Station or on the train.

I'm on a budget, so none of the crazy meals for me. More interested in lunches and dinner budget range with maybe on splurge for the late night dinner.

Thanks in advance!

The Purple Pig,
Macy's Taste Bar,
M Burger
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