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Apr 18, 2001 08:17 PM

Good, cheap eats near Hyatt Regency?

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This weekend we're going to be living it up by staying at the Hyatt Regency on Wacker. It's a freebie courtesy of a relative. Normally we're Motel 6 type of people. Even though our room is free we don't have a lot of money to spend at expensive restaurants. I would appreciate any suggestions for places to go in the area (nearby or within about a 10 mile radius) that have really good food but not outrageously expensive. Thank you!

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  1. In the loop: Bergoff for lunch or dinner. Billy Goat Tavern for chezzborgers. Fontanos makes great subs. Millers Pub isn't too pricey and it's fun.
    Outside the loop: You're also close to Chinatown south and there's lots to be discovered there. Good dim sum at the Phoenix. Mannys for corned beef, pastrami and some nice cafeteria type food with a jewish touch. More expensive than one would expect, but still a great deal for the humoungous amounts of really good chow. Tuffano's (aka Vernon Park Tap) for pork chops with peppers, chicken vesuvio, etc. In Old Town: Kamahci for sushi - prices are reasonable. And there's a great Mexican joint on the corner of North and Wells. Burton Place serves a good burger and Fireplace Inn makes great ribs, so does Twin Anchors, Frankie S. used to get his ribs from there when he was in town.
    There's are threads related to almost all of these joints down the board. Look around and you'll find other good suggestions. And don't limit yourself to a ten mile radius. We've got great transportation and you can get anywhere pretty quickly on the L, the metra and the buses. But I'd use the buses as a last resort, they can be pretty slow during heavy traffic.
    I would also suggest going to to their food site. You can have some fun exploring the different areas. There's also a cheap eats section that may prove useful. Enjoy!