You just can’t go to Chicago without seeing The Bean at Millennium Park- it’s a must! I decided to head over to the park early, at about 8am on a weekday and it was perfect– there were only a few people there so I was able to get in some good pics without gobs of tourists, so cool!
If you’re a pizza lover, then deep dish in Chicago is a MUST. The night I got in, I headed over to Gino’s East for a slice (or two…)- it was really good but so filling. I ordered a small and was barely able to eat half of it. I’m not a huge crust lover but I had to try it out. As they say, when in Ro.. er, Chicago.
Another must spot for eats and drinks is Hampton Social, which is the cutest beach-themed restaurant and bar in downtown Chicago. You have to try their frosé, a delicious frozen rosé!
A great spot in Chicago for a quick lunch with gorgeous ambiance is at Restoration Hardware. Yes, as in the furniture store. Inside the courtyard is the 3 Arts Club Cafe which offers eats, coffee and even a wine bar in a relaxing and casual setting. If there’s a wait, you can always explore the multi-storied RH for home design ideas.
The only place I wanted to try but never made it to was Portillo’s, which is known for their Italian beef sandwiches and Chicago-style hot dogs. However there’s one located in nearby Buena Park, Calif. so I think I’ll have to make a trip over that way just try that one!