10 Great Stores To Visit On Michigan Avenue Chicago

Native residents and tourists alike know that Chicago has some of the best places to shop in the world. Chicago's Michigan Avenue, also known as the Magnificent Mile is most certainly among them. Michigan Avenue has everything you could need, from clothing and...

Top 10 Casinos In and Around Chicago

Gambling is still not permitted in the city of Chicago, but you'd don't have to go to a seedy backroom controlled by the mafia if you're looking to get in on some Vegas action. There are many casinos not far from the city these days; here are a few of our favorites,...

Poutine Chicago – Canada’s Gift to the City

Poutine Chicago options are beginning to expand, from the traditional ways that originated in Canada, to some of the most exquisite ways that you could ever imagine eating fries, cheese-curds, and gravy. When eggs, brisket, pulled pork, or even prime rib are added...

17 Satisfying Sandwiches to Eat in Chicago’s Loop

Sandwiches are the quintessential lunch food. They were designed to be eaten on the go, and while that still may be the case, there are some sandwich shoppes in Chicago’s Loop that will make you want to sit down and indulge in each and every bite. There are varieties...

Chicago 4th of July Weekend Events and Specials

Holidays in the city are nothing short of pure entertainment' that of course includes a Chicago 4th of July weekend! Celebrate this grand country’s independence at any (or all) of these locations around Chicago. Whether you are looking to eat and drink inside or...

The Chicago Traveler Articles

191 North Wacker Fits Right In

The Chicago Lantern Building at 191 North Wacker may not be quite as famous as its next-door neighbor, 333 Wacker Drive, but it holds its own in the downtown neighborhood. This 516-foot tall (157 m) skyscraper with 37 floors borders the Chicago River, and the...

Malort Liquor – Chicago’s Inside Joke

If you closely skim this article, you may notice that it is listed under the Entertainment category. That is because Jeppson’s Malort is not traditionally used for any other reason than as a tool to make your friends cringe (and potentially vomit) while everyone else...

120 North LaSalle Breaks the Mold

The building at 120 North LaSalle is a fascinating structure to look at from any angle. Down the street from the Bilandic Building, the faade consists of two shades of granite, forming horizontal stripes. Three projecting rectangular grids surround the structure: one...

Top 10 Chicago Cubs Players Of All Time

For this post I decided I would go over the careers of those who have graced home plate at 1060 West Addison, as my exhaustive research and by that I mean my ability to keep track of a hundred open Google tabs has concluded. The criteria for making this list are...

Top 10 Chicago Food Trucks

Sitting down at a restaurant is not always the most convenient way to grab a bite to eat and fast food is not always appetizing. Chicago food trucks roam throughout the city to offer a welcome change to the normal food options. Beware, once you find a truck that you...

Top 10 Chicago Bulls Players Of All Time

If you’re not from Chicago, it’s impossible to understand how passionate we are about our sports teams. Unbelievably dedicated as fans and absolutely damning as critics, Chicago fans aren’t ones to cheer for the hottest new team. Team preference is something that’s...

Tapas Tour

There are numerous tapas restaurants throughout the city. How can one decide which one to pick? Well, who says we have to pick just one? Whether you prefer old-world or a modern twist, there’s something out there for you. sangriaHaro is a hot spot in the Little Italy...

Top 10 Golf Courses in Chicago

Whether it’s a relaxing Sunday afternoon with your old buddies, or trying to bond with your new son-in-law, one of the most calming, yet competitive, activities is hitting the links. We thought we would count down our top 10 golf courses in and around Chicago.   Top...

Top 3 Culinary Arts Schools in Chicago

Culinary arts schools are a great way to master the fine arts involved in preparing and cooking great dishes. Chicago has a wide variety of culinary arts schools that can help teach you about the different aspects of professional cooking. Not all of them focus on the...

The Best Chicago Bed and Breakfast? – Top 5

Whether you spend time traveling, or are just looking for a little weekend escape from your abode – a Chicago bed and breakfast stay will trump a hotel every time. Great locations, reasonable prices, unmatched hospitality, and some of the best home-cooked breakfasts...