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Guidebook for Chicago

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Guidebook for Chicago

Getting Around
The Halsted Orange Line train station is one of the many transportation options available to you! A short 15 minute walk away. Once on the train, you're just two stops from the Loop!
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Halsted Orange Line Station
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The Halsted Orange Line train station is one of the many transportation options available to you! A short 15 minute walk away. Once on the train, you're just two stops from the Loop!
Divvy make it easy to bike around town. Get on a bike from here, pedal 2 miles east, and you're at the beach! Try this station or the one a few blocks north at Emerald and 28th.
Divvy
3044 S Emerald Ave
Divvy make it easy to bike around town. Get on a bike from here, pedal 2 miles east, and you're at the beach! Try this station or the one a few blocks north at Emerald and 28th.
Divvy make it easy to bike around town. Try this station or the one a few blocks south at Emerald and 31st.
Divvy
730 W 28th St
Divvy make it easy to bike around town. Try this station or the one a few blocks south at Emerald and 31st.
A 20 minute walk will get you to the Sox-35th Red Line Station. Make sure to take the shortcut, and use the 33rd Street entrance of the station.
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Sox-35th Red Line Station
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A 20 minute walk will get you to the Sox-35th Red Line Station. Make sure to take the shortcut, and use the 33rd Street entrance of the station.
Food Scene
This cozy spot is a local favorite that roasts their own coffee. While they've become quite successful and have opened 3 other locations in the city, this is the original and the best!
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Bridgeport Coffeehouse
3101 South Morgan Street
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This cozy spot is a local favorite that roasts their own coffee. While they've become quite successful and have opened 3 other locations in the city, this is the original and the best!
A quick dine-in or take out. Great for an inexpensive breakfast, or a late-night pizza slice, this corner joint is always hopping. The Italian ice here can't be beat!
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Fabulous Freddies Italian Eatery
701 West 31st Street
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A quick dine-in or take out. Great for an inexpensive breakfast, or a late-night pizza slice, this corner joint is always hopping. The Italian ice here can't be beat!
A neighborhood gem hidden on a residential block, this cozy restaurant is great for a relaxed date or casual family outing. Full menu, daily specials. Personally enjoy the linguine with clams! BYOB!
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Gio's Cafe and Deli
2724 South Lowe Avenue
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A neighborhood gem hidden on a residential block, this cozy restaurant is great for a relaxed date or casual family outing. Full menu, daily specials. Personally enjoy the linguine with clams! BYOB!
Simply walk into this restaurant, and the smells will tell you that you're in the right place. Nowhere else have I seen a 17-inch burrito!
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Pancho Pistolas Authentic Mexican Restaurant
700 West 31st Street
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Simply walk into this restaurant, and the smells will tell you that you're in the right place. Nowhere else have I seen a 17-inch burrito!
This delightful shop is suitable for kids of all ages, or perhaps just the kid at heart. 32 hand packed ice cream flavors makes the decision difficult! Harder still with shakes, splits, floats...
Scoops Ice Cream
608 W 31st
This delightful shop is suitable for kids of all ages, or perhaps just the kid at heart. 32 hand packed ice cream flavors makes the decision difficult! Harder still with shakes, splits, floats...
Creative and masterful takes on Asian inspired cuisine by world-trained chef Guan Chen. Prix-fixe normally means pricey, but this place makes it affordable and it's BYOB!
Han 202 Restaurant
605 W 31st St
Creative and masterful takes on Asian inspired cuisine by world-trained chef Guan Chen. Prix-fixe normally means pricey, but this place makes it affordable and it's BYOB!
A nice stroll down tree-lined streets puts you at this unique cafe with a mythological creatures theme. Get a real sense of the neighborhood in this special locale. Our dog Millie loves to come here!
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Jackalope Coffee & Tea House
755 West 32nd Street
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A nice stroll down tree-lined streets puts you at this unique cafe with a mythological creatures theme. Get a real sense of the neighborhood in this special locale. Our dog Millie loves to come here!
Frequently on lists for Chicago's best brunches, this lovely spot with creative cocktails features local, organic fare. Their menu, in regular seasonal flux, offers many vegetarian friendly options!
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3267 South Halsted Street
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Frequently on lists for Chicago's best brunches, this lovely spot with creative cocktails features local, organic fare. Their menu, in regular seasonal flux, offers many vegetarian friendly options!
This cozy Japanese BYOB has a tasty selection of sushi and entrees. Their lunch specials and bento boxes make this place a great bargain.
South Kawa Japanese Restaurant
3417 South Halsted Street
This cozy Japanese BYOB has a tasty selection of sushi and entrees. Their lunch specials and bento boxes make this place a great bargain.
This gastro-tavern serves small eats, burgers, duck-infused bites and other plates. The menu, though selective, is inspired! Food items are sourced locally and sustainably. If in doubt, try one of their creative cocktails! On a nice day, ask to be seated in their tucked-away outdoor patio.
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The Duck Inn
2701 South Eleanor Street
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This gastro-tavern serves small eats, burgers, duck-infused bites and other plates. The menu, though selective, is inspired! Food items are sourced locally and sustainably. If in doubt, try one of their creative cocktails! On a nice day, ask to be seated in their tucked-away outdoor patio.
This local favorite and icon of the city's South Side is the mecca of greasy delights. The standing-room only shack next to the sidewalk serves dogs, polishes, burgers, pork chop sandwiches and French fries 24-hours a day, every day.
Maxwell Street Depot
411 W 31st St
This local favorite and icon of the city's South Side is the mecca of greasy delights. The standing-room only shack next to the sidewalk serves dogs, polishes, burgers, pork chop sandwiches and French fries 24-hours a day, every day.
According to USA Today, this restaurant is home to the best sandwich in the world. Yes, the world. http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/03/ricobenes-chicago-best-sandwich-in-the-world-breaded-steak
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Ricobene's
252 West 26th Street
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According to USA Today, this restaurant is home to the best sandwich in the world. Yes, the world. http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/03/ricobenes-chicago-best-sandwich-in-the-world-breaded-steak
For a quick morning pastry, and a coffee to go, this is your closest bet. Hungry for an afternoon snack? Try one of their yummy cookies! Go out the back gate and it's kitty corner to our place.
Impallaria Bakery & Deli
2952 S Wallace St
For a quick morning pastry, and a coffee to go, this is your closest bet. Hungry for an afternoon snack? Try one of their yummy cookies! Go out the back gate and it's kitty corner to our place.
For hearty Italian, try this family-owned restaurant. My personal favorite is the jumbo rigatoni with Nonna's Sunday gravy. Pair with a red wine, and your evening is bound to be beautiful.
Franco's Ristorante
300 West 31st Street
For hearty Italian, try this family-owned restaurant. My personal favorite is the jumbo rigatoni with Nonna's Sunday gravy. Pair with a red wine, and your evening is bound to be beautiful.
You've heard of Chicago-style deep dish. Your friends have been telling you this is the food to eat when in Chicago. Now go and try it! Try it at Connie's! Why? While Chicago may never agree on where to get the best slice of pizza in the city, no other place can beat Connie's on Archer for their slice and the truly unique atmosphere--a restaurant that looks like a converted warehouse, filled with all sorts of nostalgia. To top it off, there are plenty of other hits on the menu from appetizers to desserts.
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Connie's Pizza
2373 South Archer Avenue
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You've heard of Chicago-style deep dish. Your friends have been telling you this is the food to eat when in Chicago. Now go and try it! Try it at Connie's! Why? While Chicago may never agree on where to get the best slice of pizza in the city, no other place can beat Connie's on Archer for their slice and the truly unique atmosphere--a restaurant that looks like a converted warehouse, filled with all sorts of nostalgia. To top it off, there are plenty of other hits on the menu from appetizers to desserts.
Be prepared for treats that will make your mouth water at this Polish/Lithuanian bakery. Infusing tradition with a twist, you'll find more than one reason why the neighborhood (and Chicago) has loved this place for over 30 years. Bacon maple donut...need I say more?
Bridgeport Bakery
2907 S Archer Ave
Be prepared for treats that will make your mouth water at this Polish/Lithuanian bakery. Infusing tradition with a twist, you'll find more than one reason why the neighborhood (and Chicago) has loved this place for over 30 years. Bacon maple donut...need I say more?
For sweet delights of all kinds, try this French-inspired dessert shop. Open till 11 (or midnight on weekends) for those craving a post-dinner espresso creation to pair with delectable mousse. Or watch a flowering tea bloom before your eyes as you munch on a Hong Kong waffle. This place is sure to make you smile!
Jsmile51
3051 S Archer Ave
For sweet delights of all kinds, try this French-inspired dessert shop. Open till 11 (or midnight on weekends) for those craving a post-dinner espresso creation to pair with delectable mousse. Or watch a flowering tea bloom before your eyes as you munch on a Hong Kong waffle. This place is sure to make you smile!
On a warm night, you'll see the lines outside of this soft serve and funnel cake joint. For a frozen treat that hits the spot, try this place out.
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Sugar Shack
630 West 26th Street
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On a warm night, you'll see the lines outside of this soft serve and funnel cake joint. For a frozen treat that hits the spot, try this place out.
You'll feel like you're on a movie set when you walk into this classic restaurant that looks, feels and tastes like real Chicago hospitality. For traditional and comfort fare (think steak and meatloaf), try them for lunch or dinner. For something completely different, try their Sunday Gospel Brunch!
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The Polo Inn
3322 South Morgan Street
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You'll feel like you're on a movie set when you walk into this classic restaurant that looks, feels and tastes like real Chicago hospitality. For traditional and comfort fare (think steak and meatloaf), try them for lunch or dinner. For something completely different, try their Sunday Gospel Brunch!
For a quick, casual bite, try the breaded steak sandwich or the chicken marsala at this cozy neighborhood joint.
Punky's Pizza & Pasta
2600 South Wallace Street
For a quick, casual bite, try the breaded steak sandwich or the chicken marsala at this cozy neighborhood joint.
Drinks & Nightlife
With more than your usual bar food offerings, this is a casual place to enjoy a drink and watch the game!
Fat Fish Bar & Grill
234 West 31st Street
With more than your usual bar food offerings, this is a casual place to enjoy a drink and watch the game!
Featured in USA Today (for good reason), this pub and popular gathering spot is truly invested in the community. Come for the artisanal and craft beverages. Enjoy the many events they host!
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Maria's Packaged Goods and Community Bar
960 West 31st Street
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Featured in USA Today (for good reason), this pub and popular gathering spot is truly invested in the community. Come for the artisanal and craft beverages. Enjoy the many events they host!
For a taste of originality, try this bar out. From the drinks to the decor, this place is truly one-of-a-kind. Furniture and fixtures are made from unusual upcycled materials. The drink selection is extensive, including a creative cocktail list.
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Simone's
960 West 18th Street
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For a taste of originality, try this bar out. From the drinks to the decor, this place is truly one-of-a-kind. Furniture and fixtures are made from unusual upcycled materials. The drink selection is extensive, including a creative cocktail list.
Shopping
Buy a unique, locally-made gift to take home for yourself or someone else!
Hardscrabble Gifts, LLC
3335 S Halsted St
Buy a unique, locally-made gift to take home for yourself or someone else!
Everything Else
Need something quick? This 24-hour CVS might help in a pinch. Pharmacy is open late until 10 p.m. most nights.
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CVS
741 West 31st Street
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Need something quick? This 24-hour CVS might help in a pinch. Pharmacy is open late until 10 p.m. most nights.
This well-organized pharmacy includes a Red Box kiosk, and shares the strip with many fast food or take out options. Movie and take out, great combo!
Walgreens
3000 South Halsted Street
This well-organized pharmacy includes a Red Box kiosk, and shares the strip with many fast food or take out options. Movie and take out, great combo!
Find all of your basics, with a hint of local flavor! Groceries are completely affordable here!
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Cermak Fresh Market
3033 South Halsted Street
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Find all of your basics, with a hint of local flavor! Groceries are completely affordable here!
Treat yourself! Whether you're in town for a special occasion and need to dress the part or just want your nails to look so good, the gals at Dreamscape will take care of you at an refreshingly affordable price. You're just a few minutes walking from a mani/pedi combo that is less than $30! Waxing services are also available.
Dreamscape Nails
554 W 31st St
Treat yourself! Whether you're in town for a special occasion and need to dress the part or just want your nails to look so good, the gals at Dreamscape will take care of you at an refreshingly affordable price. You're just a few minutes walking from a mani/pedi combo that is less than $30! Waxing services are also available.
Arts & Culture
Founded by the internationally acclaimed Zhou Brothers, this gallery is home to floor after floor of artist studios. Special events, exhibitions and open houses make this a busy place many evenings.
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Zhou B Art Center
1029 West 35th Street
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Founded by the internationally acclaimed Zhou Brothers, this gallery is home to floor after floor of artist studios. Special events, exhibitions and open houses make this a busy place many evenings.
This spacious inter-disciplinary art center is home to many artists working in a vast variety of art forms. Exhibits, open studios, and classes make this space an important part of the community.
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The Bridgeport Art Center
1200 West 35th Street
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This spacious inter-disciplinary art center is home to many artists working in a vast variety of art forms. Exhibits, open studios, and classes make this space an important part of the community.
This is hands down my favorite museum in Chicago. Spend an hour or a whole day here. Between the soaring ceilings of the Modern Wing to the tiny intricacies of the Thorne Miniature Rooms, you'll get lost in the magic and majesty, even if it's for a little bit. Home to some of the most iconic works of art and collections in the world, you won't want to miss this mecca of culture.
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The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
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This is hands down my favorite museum in Chicago. Spend an hour or a whole day here. Between the soaring ceilings of the Modern Wing to the tiny intricacies of the Thorne Miniature Rooms, you'll get lost in the magic and majesty, even if it's for a little bit. Home to some of the most iconic works of art and collections in the world, you won't want to miss this mecca of culture.
The breathtaking Harold Washing Library is a beautiful place to spend a quiet afternoon. If you're craving sunshine, any season of the year, make a stop at the Winter Garden on the 9th floor. While you're there, visit one of Chicago's best kept secrets, the archives and special collections of the library.
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Harold Washington Library
400 S State St
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The breathtaking Harold Washing Library is a beautiful place to spend a quiet afternoon. If you're craving sunshine, any season of the year, make a stop at the Winter Garden on the 9th floor. While you're there, visit one of Chicago's best kept secrets, the archives and special collections of the library.
Not only is this a great venue for music, comedy and live shows..it's possibly the best place to take a selfie in Chicago! Make sure you get the full marquee with Chicago spelled out in bright lights.
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The Chicago Theatre
175 North State Street
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Not only is this a great venue for music, comedy and live shows..it's possibly the best place to take a selfie in Chicago! Make sure you get the full marquee with Chicago spelled out in bright lights.
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra
220 South Michigan Avenue
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If you're an architecture buff, then Mies van der Rohe will be a familiar name. The man responsible for bringing Bauhaus ideas to Chicago (and America), founded a School of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, thus starting an entire movement of design in architecture. The campus of IIT is only part of the legacy that he's left in this city, and beyond!
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Illinois Institute of Technology
10 W 35th St
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If you're an architecture buff, then Mies van der Rohe will be a familiar name. The man responsible for bringing Bauhaus ideas to Chicago (and America), founded a School of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, thus starting an entire movement of design in architecture. The campus of IIT is only part of the legacy that he's left in this city, and beyond!
From the ARTpartment, take a short walk to Halsted, and you're about a 20-minute bus ride to the UIC campus! You'll find shops and restaurants near/on campus. Please ask for our favorites!
University of Illinois at Chicago - Student Services Building
1200 West Harrison Street
From the ARTpartment, take a short walk to Halsted, and you're about a 20-minute bus ride to the UIC campus! You'll find shops and restaurants near/on campus. Please ask for our favorites!
If you're interested in the natural and created world, questions about civilizations and anthropology, about modernity and society, you'll want to stop by here! Currently on view are the Terra Cotta Warriors, all the way from Xi'an, China!
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The Field Museum
1400 South Lake Shore Drive
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If you're interested in the natural and created world, questions about civilizations and anthropology, about modernity and society, you'll want to stop by here! Currently on view are the Terra Cotta Warriors, all the way from Xi'an, China!
Parks & Nature
This park is perfect for a walk or jog. Look for the pond at the back. Go to the top of the hill. Bring your camera.
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Henry C. Palmisano Nature Park
2700 South Halsted Street
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This park is perfect for a walk or jog. Look for the pond at the back. Go to the top of the hill. Bring your camera.
If you need to get a jog in while in town, head over to McGuane Park and take a runabout. Once you've made a lap around the baseball diamond, tennis courts, pool house, play lot, and park grounds, head across the street to Palmisano Park for a mini uphill challenge. Enjoy the view at the top!
McGuane Park
2901 South Poplar Avenue
If you need to get a jog in while in town, head over to McGuane Park and take a runabout. Once you've made a lap around the baseball diamond, tennis courts, pool house, play lot, and park grounds, head across the street to Palmisano Park for a mini uphill challenge. Enjoy the view at the top!
This playlot at the end of our block is filled with families on nice days. It's perfect for our junior guests!
Humbert Park
This playlot at the end of our block is filled with families on nice days. It's perfect for our junior guests!
This lovely park is located right on the river. Perfect for a peaceful walk or catch the Water Taxi that will take you around town. https://www.chicagowatertaxi.com/Chicago-River-Boat-Stops/Chinatown
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Ping Tom Memorial Park
1700 South Wentworth Avenue
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This lovely park is located right on the river. Perfect for a peaceful walk or catch the Water Taxi that will take you around town. https://www.chicagowatertaxi.com/Chicago-River-Boat-Stops/Chinatown