Ever wish you had an active local’s advice on how best to enjoy the city? We have too, so here are some answers
What you like best about Chicago: I love that there is always somethinggoing on. The city is full of life!
Best meal you’ve had recently: Frontera Grill. This place is absolutely amazing (food and atmosphere). The menu is always changing, and the food is full of flavor.
Favorite big-name restaurant: I really like Devon on Chicago Ave. Whether I’m going there for dinner or drinks/appetizers, I’m never disappointed. Not only is the food delicious, but there are many different cocktails, beers and wines to choose from. The ground level has more of a casual bar/lounge feel, while the dining room is perfect if you want something a little more formal.
Favorite “hidden gem” restaurant: Moonshine on Division. I have to admit, the first time I was taken there I wasn’t very excited. I thought the place would have bad food and a boring atmosphere. I was completely wrong. The food was amazing, and the atmosphere was fun and lively. I would definitely recommend it, especially on the weekend with a live DJ and dancing.
Best sports bar to catch the game: The Boundary or Moonshine on Division.
A great night out with friends usually includes… good food, yummy drinks and a lot of dancing!
Favorite store or best shopping area: Downtown on Michigan Ave. There’s something for everyone along this street no matter what your price point is.
The best way to spend a winter Saturday in the city: Start the night at Pops for Champagne andend the night at Social 25 on Hubbard.
One thing every visitor must do here: Have a drink at The Signature Room bar atop the Hancock and look out over the city. It’s a spectacular view, day or night.
While in Chicago, don’t bother… just staying in the downtown area. Try venturing out to the surrounding neighborhoods like Lincoln Park, Wicker Park/Bucktown, or Wrigleyville to truly experience the real Chicago.
Secret Chicago spot: Friends Sushi on Rush Street. They have delicious sushi at an affordable price.
Underrated activity in the city: This is going to sound silly, but I went on a Segway tour this past summer and had a blast! At first I was a little apprehensive about going, but I’m glad I did. It was a ton of fun, and something completely out of the ordinary.