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Wednesday 26 July 2017
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Category: Hidden Gems

Chicago’s hidden gems: Easy Street Pizza and Purple Llama Coffee and Records

At Easy Street, we fell in love with the Pequod’s-esque pan pizza (think thick, buttery crust) and the loaded taco-style tater tots,...

Chicago’s hidden gems: Bar Roma in Andersonville and the Chicago Fine Arts Building

Chicago's hidden gems: Bar Roma in Andersonville and the Chicago Fine Arts Building

Chicago’s hidden gems: Myron Mixon’s Smoke Show BBQ and Duke of Perth for fish & chips

The Notorious P.I.G. sandwich is a heavenly combination of smoked pork belly, pulled pork and bacon-infused pork loin topped with coleslaw...

Chicago’s hidden gems: Band of Bohemia for an adventure in beer and food; eclectic shopping at RR#1

Band of Bohemia is a high-end restaurant and brewery founded by two men associated with none other than Alinea.

Chicago’s hidden gems: Cocktails and jazz at the California Clipper and empanadas at Cafe Tola

Chicago's hidden gems: Cocktails and jazz at the California Clipper and empanadas at Cafe Tola

Chicago’s hidden gems: River Shannon, Bookman’s Corner and La Crêperie

Named after the real River Shannon in Ireland, this small Lincoln Park pub offers locals a warm and cozy ambience and friendly bartenders

Chicago’s hidden gems: La Boulangerie bakery, Dusek’s, Fahlstrom Fish Market and Osmium Coffee Bar

Menu favorites include the fresh-baked baguettes (which come in flavors like bacon and comté cheese, roasted garlic, or traditional) and...

Chicago’s hidden gems: New York Delicatessen, Booklegger’s and Cookies & Carnitas

The menu is stacked with various sized subs, as well as soups, salads and espresso. Standout menu items include their signature Italian sub...

Chicago’s hidden gems: Mission Moon at the Adler Planetarium, Paddy Long’s and Birchwood Kitchen

Tucked away in the tree-lined Lincoln Park neighborhood, few bars are better experts on the word of beer and bacon than Paddy Long’s.

Chicago’s hidden gems: Three Dots and a Dash tiki lounge, cocktails at Scofflaw, and The Spice House

Yes, there is a secret tiki lounge in Chicago that is truly reminiscent of the beach bar in Hawaii you dream of