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CHICAGO | There’s a lot to be said for the depth and quality of craft beer on offer in Chicago. In fact, the Chicago Tribune reported that in 2017, the Chicago area was home to 202 breweries, more than any other metropolitan area in the USA. Needless to say, there’s

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CHICAGO | Dusek’s is a Pilsen bar and restaurant that’s housed in the historic 1892 Thalia Hall. Since opening in 2013 it’s received several accolades, including two Michelin stars. The one time Czech pub has a welcoming interior – exposed brick walls blend with plastered walls, tiles line the floor,

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CHICAGO | Dusty Groove Ukrainian Village is the bricks and mortar store of the world famous record store. Dusty Groove started as an online store in 1996, a year after friends Rick Wojcik and JP Schauer had the idea while stuck in a snowstorm in the mountains of Pennsylvania after

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CHICAGO | The Chicago History Museum was founded in 1856 to study and interpret Chicago’s history and is a must visit for anyone looking to learn more about the history of Chicago. The museum showcases important events and people throughout Chicago’s history in a thematic and chronological order to help

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CHICAGO | Gino’s East is one of Chicago’s popular deep dish pizza chains and has been going strong since opening their first restaurant in River North in 1966. The building is heritage listed, dating back to 1887 when it was The LaSalle Street Cable Car Powerhouse, which powered Chicago’s once

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CHICAGO | Fountainhead is a Lincoln Square bar dedicated to good beer, good whiskey, and good food. The homely, wood and curtain laden tavern like venue takes all three things seriously, making particular effort to know about the people and producers behind what they stock and sell. The result is

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CHICAGO | Puebla Restaurant and Taqueria, Logan Square has been serving up no-nonsense Mexican food since 1992. It’s a casual space, run by Puebla born Chicago resident Maria Banda who visits Mexico twice a year for fresh inspiration. The food is simple and tasty, and includes things like huevos rancheros,

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CHICAGO | The Game Room is a hidden bar in the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel with a classic, speakeasy style vibe and a focus on games. The bar features a full bocce bay, billiard, shuffleboard, chess and checkers tables and is a whole lot of fun. Wood benches and furnishings,

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CHICAGO | TOMS Roasting Co Wicker Park was the fourth TOMS to open in the US, and brought the company’s brand of ethical coffee, shoes and eye-wear to Chicago. TOMS was founded in 2006 by Blake Mycoskie, selling shoes using a “one for one” model. That is, for every pair

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CHICAGO | Manny’s Cafeteria & Delicatessen South Loop is a Chicago institution, a place that appears on everyone’s to-do list when telling people where to go in Chicago. The fourth-generation family business was opened by Jack Raskin in 1942, naming it after his son Emmanuel. It moved to its current