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The Walnut Room
Smith & Wollensky
Sweetwater Tavern & Grille
Symphony Center (Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
Wildberry Pancakes & Cafe
Howells & Hood
Chicago Cultural Center
Howl at the Moon
Merchandise Mart Trade Shows
Cadillac Palace Theatre
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Chicago Theatre
Smart Museum of Art
University of Chicago institution boasts modern and contemporary works in a variety of media.
The only nonprofit organization in the country devoted to the work of self-taught artists.
Chicago's oldest Italian restaurant, with old-school, red-sauce-style dishes, plus a great wine list.
Lula was one of the first Chicago restaurants to focus on local, farm-to-fork ingredients.
Designed by Louis Sullivan, this landmark was the first home of the Chicago Civic Opera.
Green Mill Cocktail Lounge
Live jazz, poetry slams and more are performed at this 1930s-style nightclub in Uptown.
For more than two decades this Andersonville tavern has been the city's definitive beer purveyor.
Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center
Offers arts education to at-risk kids, as well as creative classes for grown-ups.
Heritage General Store
The artisan-crafted bicycles made at this shop turn heads as they're ridden through city streets.
Harold Washington Library Center
Chicago's central library is a mammoth tribute to the city's architectural legacy.