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Nov 15, 2007 04:55 PM

Ethnic eats downtown? (conference, no car)

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:

dogs or burgers

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


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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.)
    Quartino for Italian.
    Heaven on Seven (Rush St location) for Cajun.
    1492 Tapas for tapas.
    Roy's for Hawaiian.
    Shanghai Terrace for Chinese.
    Sayat Nova for Armenian.
    Star of Siam for Thai.
    Coco Pazzo Cafe for Italian.
    Boston Blackie's for burgers.
    India House for Indian. (no website AFAIK)
    Portillo's for hot dogs.
    Sol y Nieve for tapas.

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

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