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Chicago bound Fri 11th & 12th

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Hi all,
I'm flying in from San Francisco this weekend to meet up with 7 high school friends. None of us are from Chicago - we're in our early 40's from all over the US. Half men & half women. We're staying at the W on lakeshore. Any suggestions for a yummy dinner in the hood that won't break the bank? A fun fun bars are also welcomed as are breakfast & lunch recommendations. All cuisines are on the table - I'd say the criteria are location, availability and moderate price.
Coming from SF, I appreciate great food and ideally I'd like to dine at some spots that are indicative of Chicago.
Thanks so much for your help!

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  1. Allium for breakfast
    Cafe Spiaggia or Emilio's for lunch/dinner
    Sable for drinks
    Purple Pig outside of core lunch or dinner hours for terrific food without a long wait.