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Featuring restaurants and bars in the greater Boston area. This is where I was born & raise!

Chicago

Most memorable vibe

Chicago is a dope city. Next time, I want to experience the forbidden Southside and a little jazz nightlife (particularly where the Mafia used to hang). It reminds me a lot of Boston, but more like Philly too. I want to get to know it more. 

    The Deets

 When: 2015ish

How many times? Once

 

Route: Plane

Spending $ for a few days: $300 (food, shopping, sites)

  

 

Where to Play

     WILLIS TOWER

 

"Lastly, we ended off with the epic climb of the tower! Well we took an elevator up, and all of the good energy we were exuding in the air kept working in our favor. Usually the lines warrant a 2-hour wait. We were lucky. We don't know if it was because of it being a holiday, Veterans Day (HAPPY VETERANS DAY!), but there was absolutely no wait. We didn't have the time for that anyways. We had to hurry and catch a flight back. Then, when we got to the elevator, we had just missed one that was too packed for us to get on. But then, the one right next to it opened, and we got on it alone. At this point we're just like, is this for real? We got up to the top and expected a long line to go on the ledge. Do you think there was a long line? Nope! All we heard about was long lines! Then one of the staff members go "up to three parties can go on the ledge at a time, it doesn't have to be one!" So then that cut down even more time. We had fun man! And the Skydeck is awesome! It was scary as well, being on the ledge, looking thousands of feet below you!"

From an old blog post!

Millenium Park (Cloud Gate)

"We have conquered the WINDY CITY! Another fun adventure! And it was windy indeed, even the freaking plane was swinging side to side as we were pulling off the runway. We only had a few hours to kill sh*t so we were on a roll. They conveniently have a train that runs right from the airport to the city, the blue line, which happens to be a thing (because there's a filter for it on Snapchat haha), so we hopped on that. We had three things on our agenda: Cloud Gate, pizza and the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears tower and formerly the tallest building in the world, now the 2nd in the western hemisphere)!

 

Well, we got to Cloud Gate, and we had to represent Beantown while in the Chitown by throwing the threes up in front of the bean!"

Where to Eat

       Giordano's

 

We were on a mission to find the best pizza around, and we headed to Giordano's which was conveniently a block away from the Willis Tower. It took 35-40 minutes for them to make our pizza, that's how much Chicago cares about their deep dish pizzas. I have never been to a restaurant where they actually gave me a refill of a drink when the current was half-full. They really stick to that half-full rule. I was impressed! The deep dish pizza was good. We had half-cheese and half-super veggie (recent, proud no-meat eaters). I'm not the biggest pizza fan but you have to make sacrifices when you want to experience epic sh*t. I'm sure a pizza fanatic would have loved it. They're rated #1 by many accredited entities. Our flight got delayed twice, allowing us to even be able to wait for that delicious deep dish pizza!

Am I missing a vibe?
Is something outdated?

I have come to understand that it is impossible to go everywhere, I will always miss out on a vibe.

Please help that terrible feeling sink in by sharing what's missing that I have to experience in order to get this full city's vibe! If I ever visit this city again, I'll put it on my list to check out!