This will be the first time i'm visiting Chicago, second for my husband. The first time for him was for work, so he didn't really get to see much of it, let alone go out adventuring for food. I think he said his coworkers took him out to the local chains.
Usually i'm very good with planning my eating itinerary, but this is somewhat of a last minute trip due to the school term being extended. So I need lots of help! My trips are usually based on food and where to eat, and I will plan the touristy things around which restaurants I will be going to. It's a bit backwards but works for me :). That being said, we eat ALOT and often when we travel. So please provide lots of options. We haven't booked our hotel/apt yet. But I will travel for food!
When we arrive on the Sunday, it will be early morning, and we will be hungry from having to be at the airport early, so i'm looking for a heavier brunchy type meal. The rest of the days, breakfasts i'm hoping to be lighter, maybe find some nice cafes for some pastries and breads. My husband is big on coffee.
Since it's so last minute, I'm unable to get a reservation at Alinea. i'm keeping an eye on their FB page to see if anyone can't go and will give up their ticket.
I also plan on going for deep dish pizza at Lou Malnati's. And get a hotdog at Hot Dougs before they close down for good. I read about Sandwich Me In and how they produce zero waste so I wanted to see how that is as well.
Any other suggestions for where you locals think is a must visit? I think we will try and stay away from Asian food. There's plenty of good asian food in Toronto and surrounding area already. And yes if i can get into Alinea, that is an exception since their current menu is Asian based. My husband is a very adventurous eater, i'm ok i would think, but definitely not as adventurous as him. Price points, any suggestions are welcome from low to high. We are definitely ok with a fancier restaurant since we would be celebrating our 4th anniversary that week.