chi-town

When you're used to a big city, it's nice to get away with just a short 3 hour drive. extra perks that its a city that know's how to make a pie. 

 
 
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An alley tiki bar

435 N Clark St
(312) 610-4220

Literally what it sounds like - I was extra tickled by the touch of skulls throughout.

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Perfect date spot for drinks

Pops for Champagne
601 N State St, Chicago, IL
(312) 266-7677

Impressive champagne list with a basement whiskey bar, Really cool atmosphere without being intimidating,

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When you need a night cap…

Summer House Monica/Stella Barra - The Market
1954 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL
(773) 634-4100

The Market bakery is strategically stacked at the entrance of two popular Chicago restaurants. With cookies the size of your face, you can’t help but stop.

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Where you can’t go wrong…OR want a special donut on the weekends…

Longman & Eagle
2657 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL
(773) 276-7110

This gem screams hipster vibes - but in all the right ways. A small indoor venue with outdoor patio seating, as well as an attached coffee shop. On the weekends, the offer limited flights of donuts…enough said.

For a fancy pie...

Dolce Italian
127 W. Huron St, Chicago, IL
(312) 754-0700

Splurge the extra couple dollars to get this za in “star” form, you may lose a little bit of crust but you gain in all things cheese.

For the most interesting ice cream cone...

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream
3404 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL
(773) 348-7139

Where flavor combinations that you would never even be able to make up in your dreams come true. Also take a look for these guys at your local grocery store - they usually hold a couple flavors…although they are a little pricey they are worth it for a special occasion

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An Irish pub with great snacks

Fado’s Irish Pub
100 West Grand Avenue
(312) 836-0066

Dark Irish pub, with a solid whiskey selection as well as a solid selection of appetizers. Whether you want to go lighter with salmon bites & need something to soak up the booze with the extra large pretzel.

For the best meal of your life

Cafe Lucci
609 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview, IL
(847) 729-2268

Hands down the best meal experience I’ve ever had - granted I went with some regulars who know the right people - but I have a feeling you can’t really go wrong at this establishment. Oh and if they’re serving their mushroom soup - you won’t want to miss out.

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The best caffeine stop

Sawada Coffee
112 N Green St, Chicago
(312) 754-0431

Sawada has a handful of spots, but this one hits your needs for any time of the day or night. Personal favorite- the military matcha, and if you’re lucky grab a Doughnut Vault goodie.

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When you want something on the healthier side…

Left Coast
2878 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL
(773) 880-5338

When you need a little something fresh, Left Coast has a lot of options from wraps to all the basic b**** juices.

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Burger of your dreams

Au Cheval
800 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL
(312) 929-4580

If you know you know,

For the best crispy crust deep dish...

Pequod's Pizza
2207 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL
(773) 327-1512

I’m not a deep dish kind of girl, but I’ll make an exception for this guy. Cheese crisp lovers? This place is for you,,,