Hopefully, train heaven. Where there are lots of classic engines and beautiful historic passenger cars. With Art Deco luxury lounges. The diners all have white tablecloths and china. Even flowers. And the most divine of meals are prepared daily.
And, now, the Golden Nugget (also at Lawrence and Ravenswood....by the Metra stop: obligatory railroad connection) isn't even open all night, anymore!
I'd like a good, substantial pulled pork sandwich for lunch on Amtrak.
Also, realize that the big parade will be happenning downtown Thanksgiving morning. That should create some restaurant opportunities open but also traffic snarl.
I'm guessing some of the Greektown places will be open for lunch. Maybe Mannys. (Nope, closed.) Perhaps Millers Pub.
On the topic of food (and drink) I like the St. Anthony area, just across the river from downtown Minneapolis, and prefer it for interesting options.
If you want to get a little off the beaten path (but on a bus route to St. Paul, nonetheless) try Hi-Lo Diner.
Interesting. I'm ticketed, I believe, on one of the same trains as Penny, and have received nothing. Considering that my trip actually begins in Chicago, one would think I'd be the more likely traveler they'd need to inform.
I went to high school across the street from a federal department building. Many people couldn't understand why it was in Chicago rather than Washington. But the significance of this city in relation to the railroad industry made it, indeed, a most appropriate place for the Railroad...