i'm visiting chicago for the first time this weekend and would love some recommendations for good, casual restaurants for dinner in the middle of the loop (my hotel is on west adams).
also: from doing a bit of research, it looks like avec, blackbird, and topolobampo are places with great food that won't burn a hole in my pocket. am i right? are there other standouts with entrees under $25?
thanks in advance from a boston chowhound!