Originally Posted by whiteforest
Well I think we'd like to skip museums, because we're there for such a short time, and we can always go back. But, yes, please tell me of any good restaurants, cool things to see (FDH is a photographer and I'm sure he'll be lugging a 4x5 around), really anything but museums.
SOFA, which is why we're going, is a sculpture and functional art expo.
You'll probably spend lots of time on Navy Pier itself. I'm not sure if the ferris wheel is running, there's also some shopping there, and boat tours that leave from there.
If you want to wander a bit from downtown, one of my favorite pizza places is Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinders
. It's across from the spot where the St. Valentine's Day Massacre
. Farther north on Clark street is my favorite Chicago hot dog stand, The Wiener's Circle
. If you go there, you absolutely have to try the cheddar fries!
It's nothing to look at, though, it is just a stand.