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.
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.