Some of the best restaurants on the Magnificent Mile are either underground, way above ground, or slightly hidden behind storefronts. Search them out and you'll find food not only good enough to sustain you for more shopping, but also destination-worthy meals that are worth a detour.
'C-House' on Serious Eats
I've long been amused by those who eagerly declare that certain styles of pizza are, in fact, not pizza at all. There are plenty of folks who dismiss pizzas that 99 percent of the pizza-eating world would call pizza without hesitation. But like bad weather and crying babies on airplanes, they are mere annoyances that I accept I cannot change and instead try to find something positive. In this case, that means being inspired to try to come up with my own solid definition of pizza.
With Marcus Samuelsson eating in the restaurant at the same time I was, I expected to get a delicious burger. C-House went well above excellent with an absolutely flawless burger that ranks among the best in Chicago.