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Saturday LUNCH down near the Museum of Science and Industry

foodiememoirs Oct 15, 2009 10:07 AM

I am going to be in the neighborhood of the Museum of Science and am looking for a good lunch place... any suggestions for a really great sandwich or bowl of soup? I might want something sweet afterward too so any bakeries down there I should check out?

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    gls_junk RE: foodiememoirs Oct 16, 2009 07:52 PM

    Been a while since I was down at U of C.

    You might check out the following: Calypso Cafe (Obama fave), Medici (pizza, sandwiches, salads).

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      jbw RE: foodiememoirs Oct 17, 2009 10:31 AM

      Search Hyde Park for many suggestions. In the meantime, Bonjour bakery is not too far away for a good French pastry selection

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        zoona RE: foodiememoirs Oct 17, 2009 09:30 PM

        if you're at uofc for lunch, my absolutely favourite place is the Valois Cafeteria on 53rd. Its a historic cafeteria in many ways, and you get a true working class lunch where town and gown meet. someone at the university of chicago wrote his dissertation on the cafeteria, and a book called slim's table. tasty food, and relaxing. 55th and harper has that french bakery which is quite nice. bonjour bakery i think.

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          burton RE: zoona Oct 19, 2009 09:37 AM

          Second vote for Valois. Decent food, terrific neighborhood spot. About a mile from the museum. Very easy with a car (or a nice, 20-30 minute walk, though a long-ish walk may not be ideal before/after the museum).

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