After a long day at of exhibits and presentations at Housewares, you might want to step away for a hearty dinner and refreshing walk about. Or maybe you’d like to have a light bite and a drink. Any way you slice it, Chicago is known for many things. Chief among them is delicious food, with plenty of options not far from McCormick Center in Chicago’s South Loop. Cheers and bon Appetite!
Here are some of our favorites:
- Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
805 S. State Street
Nom, nom, nom – a slice of deep dish? Yes, please and thank you! You’ve got to have a deep dish pie in Chi-town! Some would argue Malnati’s is the best. It’s a bold statement. Check it out and decide for yourself.
- Flaco’s Tacos
725 S. Dearborn Street
Mexican food in Chicago? Believe it. With their straightforward motto – Fast. Fresh. Made from Scratch – this unpretentious taqueria serves up a full menu of fresh Mexican fare to rave reviews and a solid local following. Scratch your itch for good, simple Mexican food. It can get crowded, so get there early!
- The Purple Pig
500 N. Michigan Ave.
For a mix of Mediterranean food reimagined, check out the Purple Pig.
1639 S. Wabash Ave.
A destination in the hot Chicago restaurant scene. Award-winning chef and proprietor Ryan McCaskey has Chicago all a buzz about this fine dining gem.
- The Spoke & Bird
205 E. 18th Street
A great place for beer lovers. They offer over 20-odd mostly local brews. The Spoke & Bird has a beer garden feel and a simple, but good food menu featuring sandwiches, pastries, salads, and pastas.
730 S. Clark Street
Considered a sushi experience, Umai is very popular and has made a name for themselves with quality sushi and elaborate food presentation. Worth a visit if sushi is your thing.
- Tapas Valencia
1530 S. State Street
A great place to go with a group. Gather up your co-workers and hit up this spacious tapas restaurant. A lively place with specialty martinis.
- Kurah Mediterranean
1335 S. Michigan Ave.
Right in the heart of South Loop is a very reasonably priced upscale dining experience offering a wide variety of carefully prepared Mediterranean fare. Try the garlic smash!
- Kroll’s South Loop
1736 S. Michigan Ave.
A Chicago neighborhood sports bar and grill. Over 100 beers to choose from, huge screens everywhere, pool, darts, and shuffleboard. If there’s a Bears or Cubs game on, get there early!
- Kim and Carlo’s
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
If you go get the deep dish, you gotta get the Chicago dog! Kim and Carlo’s is not a restaurant, but a hotdog stand and an institution. Poppy seed bun, mustard, onions, tomato, hot pepper, pickle, and celery salt. Chicago style.
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