Nosh via Carhop at Superdawg

Whether it’s the menu of wieners and milkshakes, the giant hot dog sculptures perched on the roof, or the chance to dine at a drive-in restaurant, Superdawg will make you feel like a kid again. The restaurant, which Maurie and Flaurie Berman opened in 1948, serves its own takes on classic favorites, like the namesake … Read more

Walk Through Graceland Cemetery

Few places offer more serenity for Chicagoans (dead or alive) than the Graceland Cemetery graveyard and arboretum, where you can enjoy a peaceful walk amid 119 acres of green space and an all-star lineup of tombstones. Among the grand mausoleums and winding pathways, you’ll find the final resting places of numerous influential Chicagoans. There’s Louis … Read more

Learn About the Real Game of Thrones at the Art Institute of Chicago

Immaculately preserved gowns worn by the great Khaleesi? Sculptures of spread-winged baby dragons? Furniture and tableware that survived the Red Wedding? Not quite. The Deering Family Galleries of Medieval and Renaissance Art, Arms, and Armor at the Art Institute of Chicago doesn’t ply in faux Game of Thrones artifacts. It offers something far more magical: … Read more

Escape the City at a Beach … in the City

The 24 sandy beaches that line Chicago’s eastern edge all have distinct personalities and flavors. But instead of jostling with throngs of beachgoers at North Avenue Beach or 35th Street Beach, make your way to quiet little South Shore Beach. Tucked deep behind the renowned South Shore Cultural Center, this overlooked treasure is bordered by … Read more

Explore Haute Dining Tasting Menu Culture

Chicago has a robust fine dining scene, with restaurants like Alinea, Oriole, and Smyth offering refined high-end experiences and earning multiple Michelin stars for their work. To experience the artistry of these spots in its fullest form, book a reservation at one of the latest to open, Ever. The two-Michelin-starred restaurant, from chef Curtis Duffy … Read more

Shop the German Finds at Gene’s Sausage Shop & Delicatessen

Tucked away on a second-floor shelf of Gene’s Sausage Shop & Delicatessen is a library of gourmet mustards that will forever change your lunch life. Be forewarned: Given all the temptations on the ground floor, many visitors never make it upstairs. Gene’s owners, the Luszcz family, have been making gourmet sausages in the city since … Read more

Ride the 606, a.k.a. The Bloomingdale Trail

You haven’t seen the Northwest Side unless you’ve walked or biked the Bloomingdale Trail, a 2.7-mile elevated path running between Ashland and Ridgeway Avenues. It’s the largest greenway on a former rail line in the country. New York City’s High Line may be more glamorous, but it’s smaller and not as practical for getting from one … Read more

See the Cubs and Sox Back-to-back

Major League Baseball typically avoids scheduling home games for the Cubs and White Sox on the same day. But on rare occasions (it happened five times in 2021), you can visit both Chicago ballparks in succession, with a day game on the North Side followed by a nightcap on the South Side. We’re one of … Read more