My wife and I live in Omaha Nebraska. Her birthday is the 4th of July, and so naturally she's crazy about fireworks. We had some coupons for reduced airfare and a free night at the Intercontinental, so we decided to see some big fireworks this year in Chicago.
We'll be there July 1st through the 5th. I've already got some ideas on where to go for some good Chicago chow, as we've been there for brief periods before. CaramelCrisp is a must and my wife is hungry for some of the authentic Greek food (the "pink stuff" appetizer and real Gyros).
I know the Taste of Chicago will be going on not far away from where we will be staying, so that will probably be a place to graze and try new things. What other "tastes of Chicago" should we be trying while we are in Chicago? We'd be taking trains or cabs, or walking.