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Sep 6, 2007 02:35 PM

NYC chowhounder having b'fast & lunch in chicago

So i need some help from my chicago chowhounders. I'm spending Saturday and Sunday in Chicago and would love some ideas for breakfast and lunch spots. Ideally your suggestions would include places we just can't find in new york, but basically i'm just looking for great local food.


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  1. Brunch/breakfast options: Lula's, Sweet and Savories or Lou Mitchells

    For lunch, I'd check out Crust or Las Tablas (the fish soup on Saturdays is amazing!!)

    1. Where will you be staying? How far are you willing to travel?

      1. You'll find lots of recommendations in this comprehensive discussion:

        1. Not knowing where you'll be staying, I'll throw out a few suggestions
          for breakfast-The Bongo Room (Wicker Park & South Loop), M. Henry (north Andersonville), Milk and Honey Cafe (Wicker Park), Metroplis (Edgewater) for a great coffee & cafe close to the lake
          For lunch: Huey's (Andersonville) for hot dogs, Potbelly (a local chain) for fabulous hot sub sandwiches

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          1. re: marciab

            My last three visitis to Potbelly have netted fake "deli meats" two x turkey, 1 x roast beef. I would advise against since a good sub sammich can be had in the big apple anyway. For local flavor, Id check out some of the pizza threads for the standard stuffed pizza recs, and maybe hit up one of the non-chain pizza joints.