One of my best friends from high school and I decided we needed a quick trip- and one based solely around eating. We had heard that Chicago was turning into a greater food Mecca than New York, so we decided to buy two tickets and go check it out for ourselves. Before leaving, we scoured every food blog, sought out every piece of advice, and read article we could find. Because I am borderline OCD, I created a Google map for us, plotting all of the food spots we wanted to hit. That way, no matter where we ended up, we knew what spot was nearby. We set out with two plane tickets from LAX, one hotel room booked, and two incredibly empty stomachs.