When it comes to offering tips for places to eat and read in Chicago, I knew Amina Elahi would be a fantastic tour guide. Amina is a fellow literary food blogger and the editor behind Paper/Plates, a blog devoted to all things food and literature. As a native of Illinois, her recommendations come from years of getting to know the city she now calls home.
I was in Chicago this past April for a work conference, and an enormous bonus of this trip was being able to meet up with some of my favorite bloggers including Tim and Shanna, Erin, and Alex and Sonja. It was such a fun afternoon, and although my visit to Chicago was brief, I did manage to sneak in a walk around downtown and stopped by Intelligentsia, one of Amina's must-try coffee shops, after visiting the Art Institute.
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