I'm a 'hound from Maine, heading to Chicago for a conference in early October. I'm bringing along a couple close chowish girlfriends, and we're making a mini-vacation out of it. A few questions:
-- What should we eat that we can't get back east, and where do we get it? Suggestions for good ethnic food of all varieties would be welcome -- Maine's not exactly a hotbed of food diversity.
-- Fun bars (we're all in our mid-30s)?
-- Best choice for a total splurge?
Speaking of splurging, I realize this may be one of those "if you have to ask, you don't need to know" questions, but could someone tell me the current prices at trotter's? Their website doesn't have this info.