A few weeks back I went to Chicago for a conference and while I was there had a few different dining stops.
I was there plenty early and was really hungry. There aren't too many options in Terminal A - but since I had so much time I sat down for breakfast at The Local Pub.
I had french toast and bacon - it was probably something like $8 - which is silly - but it's airport food - so you know it's coming. The french toast was light and fluffy and really good! The bacon was meaty and crispy. All in all - a good breakfast! I definitely couldn't finish it all - but I tried. French toast is one of those things I don't eat near enough - it's so easy - and so yummy!
So if you're stuck at CVG early - have no fear - head to the Local and get some grub.
Once in Chicago - we stayed at the Radisson Blu right on the Chicago River in downtown Chicago. As is usually the case - we didn't always have time to go out and eat. Luckily the Radisson Blu had a great place inside their own four walls.
Filini is the Italian bar & restaurant in the hotel. I had high hopes mainly because this is Chicago - it's not a Holiday Inn outside of Topeka - there's an expectation that the food will be good.
They also have a regular menu and separate dining area for dinner reservations. It sort of hovers above the lobby and looks pretty nifty!