Neighborhood guide to Pilsen on the South Side of Chicago.

Buen Provecho! Pilsen 2011

Buen Provecho! Pilsen 2011

This walking food tour runs the gamut of restaurants in Pilsen and although the neighborhood is currently known for its Mexican culture and cuisine, there was plenty of variety consumed throughout the night.

Living on the Fringe: Chicago Fringe Festival 2011

The Chicago Fringe Festival runs September 1-11 in Pilsen, and will consist of 50 different hour-long productions by not only local companies, but also across the United States.

Knee Deep Vintage: Looking Good in Pilsen

Knee Deep Vintage: Looking Good in Pilsen

This hip vintage shop in Pilsen has everything you need to look swank the next time you go out. And it doesn’t smell bad!

Nightwood (Restaurant, Pilsen)

This East Pilsen spot promises fresh, local ingredients and serves up some of the city’s best eats –especially when it comes to brunch!

Chicago Arts District & Second Fridays

Every second Friday of the month, the artists of Pilsen open their gallery doors to the public, ready to show off their latest work.

Simone’s (Bar, Pilsen)

Simones, a swanky bar built from reclaimed pin ball machines and a bowling alley, is the perfect example of this hip Pilsen scene where an amalgamation of the neighborhoods various working parts all come together.

DeColores (Restaurant, Pilsen, BYOB)

National Museum of Mexican Art

The National Museum of Mexican Art is one of Chicago’s best, yet most under-appreciated art galleries.