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Ethnic eats downtown? (conference, no car)

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Relegated to Holiday Inn Express on Wabash. We are gonna be crushed with work and one nice excursion is already spoken for. Time and distance limited but I'm open to anything worth going to close by:

sushi
bistro
dogs or burgers
tapas
vietnamese
italian

surprise me......just steer me away from chains and and any corporate fare.

Thanks!

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  1. Your hotel is right off Michican Avenue. Not the cheapest neighborhood in town, but there's plenty of ethnic and cheap eats in the area. Roughly in order by distance, starting with the closest and moving outwards...

    Uno's and Due for pizza. (Call ahead to avoid waiting 30-45 minutes while seated for your pizza to bake.) www.unos.com
    Quartino for Italian. www.quartinochicago.com
    Heaven on Seven (Rush St location) for Cajun. www.heavenonseven.com
    1492 Tapas for tapas. www.1492tapasbar.com
    Roy's for Hawaiian. www.roysrestaurant.com
    Shanghai Terrace for Chinese. http://chicago.peninsula.com
    Sayat Nova for Armenian. www.sayatnovachicago.com
    Star of Siam for Thai. www.starofsiamchicago.com
    Coco Pazzo Cafe for Italian. www.cocopazzocafe.com
    Boston Blackie's for burgers. www.bostonblackies.com
    India House for Indian. (no website AFAIK)
    Portillo's for hot dogs. www.portillos.com
    Sol y Nieve for tapas. www.emiliostapas.com

    All of the above are within 1/4 mile and at least halfway decent.

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    1. re: nsxtasy

      Thank you very much!