I just returned from a trip to Chicago and realized that I haven't yet mentioned one of my favorite restaurants that I go to regularly when I'm in town. It's called Dao Thai Restaurant and Noodle Palace conveniently located just east of Michigan Avenue on Ohio.
They have terrific food and service, but one of my favorite features of this restaurant is a row of tables down the center aisle that just have pads as seats with an opening for your legs. I break my own usual pattern of eating at the bar when alone to sit at one of those.
Dao Thai Restaurant and Noodle Palace
230 East Ohio Street
Chicago, Il 60611
Pad Thai with extra tofu (fried) and peanuts and the Crab Rangoon Wantons