Chicagoing, Sarah Spain style!

Chicagoing, Sarah Spain style!

People on Twitter are always asking me for the best restaurants, bars and activities in Chicago. While my recommendations do change based on who’s asking, who they’re going with, how much money they want to spend, etc. I do have favorites that always seem to pop up.

Rather than type them out every time, I figured I’d start a collection of suggestions here, adding to it as I discover new spots I love. So here’s my (always growing and evolving) list of Chicago faves:

EAT (well)
Balena
Belly Q
Green Zebra
RPM Italian
Mercadito
Tanta
Sunda
MK
Coast Sushi
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba
Union Sushi
Siena Tavern
Nico Osteria
Uncommon Ground
Zed 451

EAT (cheap)
Lyfe Kitchen
Big Bowl
The Fifty/50
Native Foods
Edwardo’s Natural Pizza
Harry Caray”s (Navy Pier has AMAZING memorabilia collection)
Public House
foodlife
Roots Pizza
SoupBox

DRINK (with your date)
The Berkshire Room
Webster’s Wine Bar
D.O.C.
RM Champagne Salon

DRINK (with your friends)
The Fifty/50
Murphy’s Bleachers
Clark Street Ale House (bring your dog!)
Sheffield’s

DO
Cubs game (If you haven’t been, you gotta go experience a game at Wrigley Field)
Blackhawks game
Bears game
Bulls game
White Sox game
Sky game
Fire game
Red Stars game
Second City
Chicago Architecture Foundation boat tour
Street Fests
Harry Caray’s interactive Chicago Sports Museum
Concert at the Pritzker Pavilion
Shopping on Michigan Avenue
North Avenue Beach
Shedd Aquarium
Art Institute
Hancock Observatory
Sears (NOT Willis!) Tower Skydeck
Lincoln Park Zoo
Adler Planetarium

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