Chicago—The modern American city

Many consider Chicago the most modern and the most “American,” of our big cities. With mirrored towers stretching up into the skies, icy winds whipping off the colorful lake shores, this birthplace of the skyscraper offers enough promise to attract immigrants and tourists from all over the world. In the low-slung streets of Lakeview and [...]

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3 for 3 on the Chicago Recommendations

Well, I was in Chi-town for some r&r, to show my son some schools, the happy Northwestern and rather unhappy, but none the less pretty campus at U of Chicago and read the recommendations to our Chicago question and well, ALL WINNERS!!!! as follows: Hotel Elysian: Perfect location near Rush and all the shopping, new [...]

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Chicago steakhouse

When you think of getting a good steak in Chicago you often hear people saying Chicago Chop House or Gene & Georgetti, the institution.  You may also hear Morton’s, Ruth’s Chris or Sullivan’s.  All of these restaurants are good and deliver a great steak but there are two that I feel stand out even more. [...]

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Sushi in Chicago

Picking your favorite sushi restaurant is hard because there are so many places to choose from and a lot are very good.  It really depends on what neighborhood you are in, what kind of  “scene” you are looking for and how much you want to spend.  But if you were visiting Chicago for a short [...]

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House of Blues-good food, good bar scene, good tunes

I know that I am biased but the House of Blues in Chicago, with the opera boxes, a great Foundation Room and a great local feel is a great place to unwind and catch some tunes and suds…and food!

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Pancakes Anyone?

When in Chicago I stay at the  Sutton Place Hotel. 21 East Bellevue Place Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 266-2100 In general, I prefer smaller more intimate hotels and this one is a value for what it is. I was introduced to this SP by an interior designer friend who has clients in the Rush St. area. So, imagine [...]

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Real Food……in an Airport! Dining at Berghoff at O’Hare

How many times have you had a morning flight and, being that the night before is the last night of your trip before going home, you ‘stretch it out’ a bit with some bubby, suds and neat drinks? And you have some soggy egss at the hotel with a splitting headache, or worse, you go [...]

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