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The Chicago Pedway

The Chicago Pedway

Oh, the Chicago Pedway. What a perfectly unique quirk in this city full of surprises. This underground system of tunnels connects Chicago’s Loop, a fascinating and functional city below the city.

The Harris Theater at Millennium Park

The Harris Theater at Millennium Park

Situated directly behind the Pritzker Pavilion, the Harris theater is one of the gems in the Millennium Park crown and, as of 2003, one of the great venues in Chicago for viewing dance and music events.

City Gallery at the Historic Water Tower

City Gallery at the Historic Water Tower

The City Gallery, located inside of Chicago’s historic Water Tower, is definitely worth checking out if you’re shopping along Michigan Avenue. Especially, if you’re in need of a break from the hustle and bustle of the crowded Gold Coast streets.

The Purple Pig (Restaurant, River North)

The Purple Pig’s slogan sums up the experience perfectly: “Cheese, Swine & Wine.” This Magnificent Mile restaurant is for the adventurous meat lover who enjoys sharing a great meal with friends over many bottles of wine. Sound up your alley? Yeah, we thought so.

Encore Liquid Lounge (Bar, The Loop)

Located next to the Cadillac Palace Theatre, Encore Liquid Lounge is great place for theatergoers to grab some pre or post show cocktails.

Philip Ghantous: Bringing Cuban Flair to the Loop

Philip Ghantous has a lot on his plate — father of three young children, husband, and probably what Chicagoans are most thankful for, founder and owner of the little Cuban café that has become a South Loop favorite.

Grahamwich (Restaurant, River North)

Location: 615 N. State Phone: (312) 624 – 9188 Website: http://www.grahamwich.com/ Cuisine: Sandwiches Cash Only (for now) We arrived at Chicago Chef [...]

The Malls of the Magnificent Mile

Whether or not you view shopping as a necessity or a hobby, there is something for you in the malls on Michigan Avenue.

UPchicago ViewFinder: Promontory Point Park

UPchicago ViewFinder: Promontory Point Park

Perhaps the city’s most enchanting feature, Promontory Point Park exists as a place where Chicago can be picked up, turned around, flipped upside down and seen all over again with new eyes.

Rossi’s Liquors (Bar, River North)

If you’re in River North but not feeling like the usual River North scene, check out Rossi’s. This place is the definition of a dive bar and people love it for exactly that reason.

Music in the Park: The Millennium Park Summer Concert Series 2010

The Jay Pritzker Pavilion is a summertime hub for music lovers. Check out these free concerts in the park — a great way to spend those warm summer evenings!

The Magnificent Mile

Quick, hide your wallet! 3.1 million square feet of retail space is calling from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

Shopping on Michigan Avenue

Whether you’ve got a few dollars to spend or are just looking for a nice stroll, Michigan Avenue is the quintessential Chicago shopping experience.