A few weeks ago you gave me gobs of hip Chicago recommendations, and I've used several of them successfully! Longman and Eagle was a particular hit with both the bf and I (best fried chicken I've had in ages!). And there's still Pequod's left for tonight.
Importantly, this has led to me convincing the bf that the Midwest can be cool and is not all cornfields, chain stores, and strip malls (which are sometimes good in their own ways).
Anyway, thanks again so much for the local expertise you gave me!
It is very much appreciated :)