Kuma's Corner. Make time to eat here. It's a metal hamburger joint where they only play metal music and every burger is named after a metal band. It is THE best burger in the country, hands down. There's always a line and it's always worth it.
this sounds really cool. lol. i'm going to look into it asap. thanks so much!
Get pizza, check out Shed, check out the Digital Bean, check out Solider Field if you're into football. I'm blanking on all of the food places I loved while I was there...
Where in Chicago will you be, and why are you going? November will be chilly, pack warm.
Edit: Portillos is one the the places I loved to eat.
well i'm staying in the loop/downtown area and just going for vacation. i try to see 2-3 states a year. and yea, i'm definitely going to try the pizza. any recommendations on where the best pizza is? and what is the digital bean? i looked it up and didn't find much. i know about the bean itself but not sure about the digital part. and i love football but the ol' girlfriend isn't a fan lol. is snow a possibility in mid-november? also, thanks so much for responding.
Hot Dougs, Lou Malnati's, Pick Me Up, Chicago Diner (last two are mainly veggie so you might want to check a menu before going).
Wicker Park/Bucktown might have that independent community you're looking for. Wrigglyville isn't a bad area as they have some thrift stores and such. Just avoid the bars on Clark if you want to avoid the "bro" crowd. Roger's Park if you're looking for Indian food or a diverse area.
Field Museum, the Art Institute, and the Shedd are nice.
I'm sure you can search function Chicago, and get ample amounts of threads with more ideas.
i had heard about hot dougs because i found it on yelp. shit looks intense. it was definitely on my list of places to eat. i'm definitely going to look up the others and the communities you mentioned. the shedd, field museum, and art institute are also on my list of things to do and are also part of the citypass which seems like a great deal.
thanks so much for answering guys. i appreciate and i'm going to research those suggestions right now. hopefully i get some more responses.