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Two very hungry bloggers from Queens, N.Y. coming to Chicago end of April to explore city and burbs. Welcome suggestions for everything from a hole in the wall Polish and fries place to four star dining. Friends of Bill welcome to suggest meetings.

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  1. Well, you don't give us much to go on. You don't mention what part of the metro area you'll be staying in or spending time in, or what kinds of foods you might enjoy. Imagine if someone just said they were coming to New York City and wanted eating suggestions!

    To help you get the "lay of the land", here are links to two discussions that will give you an overview of what Chicago has to offer. This discussion tells what foods and places are unique or specialties in Chicago, foods that Chicago is particularly good at:

    first time Chicago - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/693477

    This discussion has an overview listing some of our best in various food categories, as well as advice for getting the best value for your dining dollar:

    Where are the best Chicago dinner *values* - the hidden gems? - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/697829

    Those should give you some ideas, and will probably help you focus on more specific questions for your trip, which we'll be happy to answer!

    1. I would highly recommend Antico in Bucktown. Food is excellent, atmosphere is great!
      www.anticochicago.com for more information about the restaurant.

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      1. re: AmySadule

        Someone visiting from New York City, with its plethora of Italian restaurants, might be better off concentrating on foods that they can't find back home.