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What not to Miss Walking distance from the Mag Mile ?

juniorthecat Aug 20, 2008 11:12 AM

Hello Hounds,

I will be in Chicago next week for 5 days and I am looking for suggestion within walking distance of mag mile ( Hilton on Delware) . I am not meat/ fish eater. I love spicy foods and will welcome any and all suggestions.

Thanks in advance,


  1. weinstein5 Aug 20, 2008 12:35 PM

    All depends what walking distance is to you - but you will find plenty - one definite must stop is Garretts Popcorn a Chicago classis - the rick Bayless restaurants are within walking distance less than a mile are ones I would suggest -

    Garrett Popcorn
    625 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

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    1. re: weinstein5
      juniorthecat Aug 22, 2008 07:14 AM

      Thanks , I 'll report back after my trip

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      Doogie Houndser M.D. Aug 22, 2008 11:40 AM

      Garrett's on Michigan Ave is closed. As far as food goes, Spiaggia (and its more affordable offshoot Spiaggia Cafe) are both 1 block away from Delaware on Michigan Ave. They will have many options for non fish/meat eaters. Naha and Crofton on wells are also great options with lots of veggie options.

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      1. re: Doogie Houndser M.D.
        weinstein5 Aug 22, 2008 11:54 AM

        That is a shame - I guess the closest one will be on randolph - a little bit of a walk -

        Garrett Popcorn Shops
        26 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL

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        marion10 Aug 23, 2008 03:49 PM

        I am fond of FoodLife in the lower level of Water Tower Place. Also the John Hancock Building used to have a very nice lunch buffet- and good view of the city.

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          manomin Aug 28, 2008 12:33 PM

          I second the Hancock - the 96th floor lounge is a great way to see the sunset have a lovely cold martini and if you're hungry they have some good light bar food you can order. It's our "office" when we visit which I am SAD to say we
          are not doing this November ;-( we have to got to Mpls/StPaul instead.

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          Akatonbo Aug 25, 2008 02:24 PM

          Don't miss going to Frontera Grill - they always have intetresting and tasty vegetarian dishes, and the cooking is world-class.

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            Pierrethecat Aug 26, 2008 10:54 AM

            Last week I had a good Indian buffet at India House. It is about 6 blocks west of Grand and Michigan, at 59 W. Grand Ave. There were plenty of vegetarian items. The decor and service was very pleasant.

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