Want to know where you MUST eat while in Chicago? KRS' EVP, Andrew Swedenborg, called Chicago home prior to moving to the Pacific Northwest, and shares his "Can't Miss" food spots for IRDC 2012 (all within a seven-iron of the Renaissance Chicago Hotel).
Top Choice... Mr. Beef (map)
This place is ideal for a classic Chicago beef. Also a classic instance of no frills function, not to mention beef, triumphing over form. Down and dirty and delicious. May we recommend the Breakfast Beef as the perfect pick-me-up meal after a late night out. Mmmm Mr. Beef.
Snacks and Vino... Bin 36 (map)
Fresh Produce and Prepared... Chicago French Market (map)
For People Watching... Hub 51 (map)
Coffee... Intelligencia (map)
Where Local Foodies Go... Naha (map)
For the Bubbly... Pops (map)
Get Yo Lounge On... Redhead Piano Bar (map)
Get Yo Noodle On... Slurping Turtle (map)
In Andrew's own words, "I could go on and on..." If you have any questions for KRS' resident Chicago tour guide, feel free to shoot us an email. Otherwise, we hope this list comes in handy for those of you traveling to the windy city and look forward to IRDC next week and hopefully seeing you there.
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