We'll be coming at the end of May and spending half our time on South Clark Street in Chicago and half our time in Park Ridge. We are coming on miles and staying with friends and family so ALL our money is for restaurants and food. We would appreciate any and all suggestions with the following in mind:
-10 days, basically evenly split between the two locations, car available
-Willing to do three/four ridiculously expensive meals
-Most interested in holes in the wall, italian beefs, pizzas, hot dogs - stuff we can't get anywhere but in Chicago
-Also most interested in any ethnic places we don't have in Hawaii (or have poor representations of) - Ethiopian, delis, Polish, German, Russian, South American, Carribean -anything!
-Definitely an oyster bar
-Not so interested in Asian/Sushi/Pacific Rim as we get it a lot at home - but if it is great, let us know!
-Any recommendations for bars or clubs that have good live music (rock or jazz) would be really appreciated as well.
-Also, should we try to go to a baseball game? Is it baseball time? (I'm not a big sports person (obviously) but I've never been to a professional sports anything and this is a good opportunity)