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Sep 13, 2006 06:50 PM

Cheap, good eats on Michigan Ave for Tomorrow Lunch?

I know. So late to be asking, but I just found out that I have some free time tomorrow before work sets in. I'll be on Michigan around E. Ontario. Any can't miss eats in the area? Would rather avoid chains unless they're of the local, can't-miss variety. Probably not pizza or dogs as have done these before when in town unless someone has a really great thin crust idea. Thanks!

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  1. How about L'Appetito? Two locations, one at Huron and Wabash (closer to you), the other in the lower level of the John Hancock Building. Sandwiches and tostinos (grilled sandwiches), just a few tables.

    1. Amata gave you a good suggestion. You might also consider Sayat Nova, the serene Armenian spot on Ohio, and Blackie's, the boisterous spot on Grand with fine charred cheeseburgers.

      Have fun.

      1. The above are good suggestions, and also right there at 100 East Ontario is Lawry's whose carved beef sandwiches are a pretty good value for lunch, or at least they were 2 years ago when I was last there.

        1. If you like deli food, there's a great deli - Eppy's Deli on Ontario & St. Clair (East of Michigan Ave)

          1. I work on Michigan and my favorite for lunch is The Saloon Steakhouse. Great lunch menu. Amazing burgers, not a tourist spot and decent prices for a being a steakhouse.