saulecker at gmail.com
Mon May 26 09:53:17 EDT 2008
Chicago is a great food town. it is also a super large city. It
kinda depends on where you're staying.
That said, it's pretty easy to get downtown. There is a GREAT zoo
right in the middle of the city and it's FREE! http://www.lpzoo.org
If you are up north there is a awesome eatery on Lunt called
There is a phenomenal vegetarian place run by Korean religious
cultist wack jobs called Alice and Friends. If the food wasn't so
good I would have never gone back. http://www.aliceandfriends.com/
seriously, it's worth the crazy. They don't bug you, but they have a
video of their cult leader lady talking the whole time about jesus
Lou Malnati's > Gino's East > Giordano's > Edwardo's. All are great
and any will be the best pizza you ever eat. Eat pizza.
Before or after the Cubs game go to Pick Me Up Cafe for some great
There are a lot of great shops right there on clark st if you head
south (lake on your left) from the ballpark. There's a good
margarita place there too called caesars.
Can you see why I gained like 80 pounds when I lived there? I feel
like all I did was eat!!
As for attractions one of my favorites was the Museum of Science and
The Field Museum of course http://www.fieldmuseum.org/
There is the GREAT art museum http://www.artic.edu/aic/index.php
Shedd has already been mentioned.
There are a couple boat tours that leave from Navy Pier (tourist
trap!) that are pretty good. I think that's where you catch the
architecture tour, so since you'll be there anyway check out the
skyline tour. It's pretty short. It basically goes out in to the
lake a bit and the guy talks about the buildings and a little
history. Including some about this guy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
There is a great gangster tour http://www.gangstertour.com/ and a
great black history tour that I can't seem to find a link for. You
can probably find something there about it.
The gangster tour is fun because all the dudes that give the tour are
dressed as 1920s gangsters and carry around tommy guns.
Hey while you're up there maybe you can play quarterback for the
bears! I have little doubt that you'd be better that the yahoo they
currently have in the position. Go Cubbies, etc etc.
On May 24, 2008, at 9:52 AM, Chris Calloway wrote:
> --- Chris Calloway <ifoufo at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Shed Aquarium
> Shedd Aquarium
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