There's so much to see in Chicago in just one visit, but these spots will help out-of-towners get a taste of the best the city offers.
There's so much to see here, you could easily spend an entire weekend exploring the dinosaur bones, rocks, and special exhibits.
Stock up on classic chocolates, caramels, and fudge. The sundaes are massive at the old school ice cream shop, so bring a group.
An old school spot for indie movies and foreign releases. They also show lots of classic films.
This place can do no wrong - great beers and pizza. It's often crowded, so get there early and remember that the wait is worth it.
Great little stand in Lakeview - the bratwurst is top notch.
One of my favorite places to spend an afternoon—visit the Thorne Rooms, check out the Chagall windows, and tour the new classical galleries.
The gold standard of coffee in the city and a nice spot to relax with a cup.
I've loved every cocktail I've ever tried here, especially The Blinker, made with whiskey and raspberry.
A favorite - the duck sandwich is amazing, as is the selection of cheese and wine.
An ever-changing beer list and great sausages make this a Wicker Park gem.
Gene's is a Chicago institution - I stock upon different brats and love the pierogis.