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Here are some places in the city of the BIg Shoulders that I think are interesting and sharable. Many times, visitors to Chicago are unaware of the treasures that are sometimes around the corner. So here is a peak inside... I have lived in the city for many years and think it is pretty great and constantly changing. Go explore!
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5491 S Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60615, USA
With loads of green grass, trees and playgrounds, there is something for everyone at Promontory Point Park. Overlooking the swimmers and sunbathers on the rocks below, one can sit for hours looking at the skyline and Lake Michigan. Locals have...
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Spa Shop Inn, 1743-45 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
The Ruby Room is a distinct spot on Division Street in the Wicker Park neighborhood. Located in the center of shops, cafes, bookstores and people from all walks of life. There is a salon and spa on premises as well as a yoga studio! They also have...
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1400 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
This drink was amazing, as always, with Peter V behind the stick. The man with the plan behind beverages collaborating with the marvelous Chef Bill Kim, BellyQ has been popular since before it opened! Artfully devised drinks, a sensational...
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Chicago, IL 60608, USA
In the heart of the Pilsen neighborhood is a little, hidden gem. Only half a block away from Honky Tonk BBQ is an old church & event space with a large outdoor grassy area. Secluded and easy to reach, it is a great place for events. Honky Tonk...
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2108 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
Robin Richman is a boutique in Bucktown along Damen Avenue that carries exceptional clothing and accessories. The highest quality and care goes into each piece and Robin curates her shop with a discerning eye. The bi-annual 'yard sale' are not to...
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954 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
Rootstock crafts great drinks and bites with laid-back style and without pretension. Chef Duncan Biddulph pays attention to the details—he focuses on incorporating locally farmed produce whenever possible and produces their wine and beer in...