I will be traveling with a group of 5 ladies (including me) to Chicago for marathon weekend (two of us will be running). We're staying at the Monaco on N. Wabash and will be there from Saturday, Oct. 9 through late afternoon on Monday, Oct. 11. I've been looking through the posts and the same places keep appearing again and again, but I think many of them may be too high end for what we'll be looking for. We appreciate good food, but we're not necessarily looking for formal or expensive food -- most of the group will probably be comfortable paying between $30 and $40 per person for dinner (possibly more if we have to) -- we're all in our 30s and would like places with a fun atmosphere. I'm looking for suggestions for: lunch on Saturday (will likely be near the hotel or McCormick Place), dinner on Saturday (would prefer near the hotel and somewhere that would be good for a pre-marathon dinner, doesn't have to be pasta though), dinner on Sunday (this can be anywhere, but we may be in the Navy Pier area that evening and this can be a little more upscale) and brunch on Monday (we may be in the Hyde Park area that day). I hope this is enough info to go on!