Tag Archives: the loop

Chicago’s Public Transit Train: A Brief History of the “L”

Love it or hate it, the “L” is an integral part of Chicago history and culture.

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.

Chicago French Market (West Loop)

Inside the Metra’s Ogilvie Transportation Center is the last place you’d expect to find delicious French street fare, but tucked away between ticketing booths and platform entrances lies the Chicago French Market.

They’re Hot and They’re Cold: The Soupbox

Since its opening in 1995, The Soupbox has offered a refreshingly simple experience — good soup and bread.

Disco Demolition Night: Chicago Baseball Meets Rock ‘n’ Roll; Things Explode

100,000 people. Bonfires. Booze. Pot. Sex. Explosions. Baseball? Welcome to the death of disco and the destruction of Comiskey Park.

Jerry’s (Wicker Park, Restaurant)

For a leisurely lunch on a Saturday afternoon, head to Jerry’s with your game face on. It’s time to tackle some tough decisions and a delicious sandwich.

Flat Top Grill (Restaurant, Multiple Locations)

At Flat Top Grill, you are the head chef.

The Chicago Theatre

Since the 1920s the theater has hosted great musicians, comedians, and entertainers including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Robin Williams, Prince, and many more.

The Gage (Restaurant, the Loop)

Easy to access by Loop workers and park tourists alike, this place is always bustling. The Gage has a lively upscale pub atmosphere and really does English food right.

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!

Downtown Theater District

Chicago’s Downtown Theater District is a hub of artistic talent and the closest you can get to Broadway without setting foot on a plane.

Sweetwater (Restaurant, The Loop)

Grant Park

Grant Park is Chicago’s 300-acre hub for indoor and outdoor entertainment and celebrations.