There are tourist sites that Chicagoans love to hate (looking at you, Navy Pier), and then there are those we simply love. Millennium Park is definitely in the latter camp.
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If you blew all your available cash scrimping and saving to get tickets to Lollapalooza this weekend in Chicago, don't worry. The area surrounding Grant Park is loaded with great food finds. We picked out ten of our favorite cheap eats to help you out.
State Street has changed, and as far as the food options are concerned, it has been for the better. There is now no need to visit this culinary hot spot and have to settle for a stale sandwich. Instead, snack on artisanally made ones, along with messy mac and cheese, and deep bowls of reviving ramen.
Over the Fourth of July weekend, three friends and I devoted a day to exploring six burger emporiums around Chicago. It was the third time we've embarked on such a journey, and thanks to some better planning and the injection of good old-fashioned patriotism, it was the best one yet.
On the seventh floor of Marshall Field's sits perhaps the most impressive department store food court ever assembled. Next to a stand from Rick Bayless and across from one by Takashi Yagihashi sits Marc Burger, a casual spot from Marcus Samuelsson that serves up excellent grilled grass-fed burgers along with exquisite fries and top-notch milkshakes. The Top Chef Master may have been born in Ethiopia and raised in Sweden, but the tricontinental superchef has mastered classic America.