I've received some emails asking for some of my Chicago favorites and thought it was high time I start compiling a list. My fair city really has so much to offer and there's much beyond this list but hopefully this will start you in the right direction. Food is always at the top of the list when visiting new cities and I've provided a wide variety of favorites. I purposefully added restaurants in various neighborhoods as there's lots to see beyond touristy downtown--hope you like them!
Brunch: Lula Cafe
Summer Patio: Big Star (also some of my favorite tacos)
Worth the Wait in Line: Hot Doug's
Drinks/People Watching: The Pump Room
Major Food Coma: Q
Italian Bites: Bar Toma
Meat Market (literally): The Publican
As always, feel free to email me with any questions (I'm definitely behind in my emails but I will get back to you eventually, so thanks for your patience). I'll be sure to post other lists such as must-sees and shopping in the near future.