Itinerary

Exploring Chicago Through a Dino’s Eyes

by Fernanda DeSouza

posted on February 17, 2019

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No, we won’t be sending you to Jurassic Park anytime soon...as much as we wish we could. We’re talking dinosaur bones here. Load up on a filling breakfast sandwich before traveling back to the dawn of time, man, and beyond. You’ll see what we mean in a sec...

Even in the height of winter, Cafecito gives off warm, tropical vibes like nowhere else in Chicago. Stop into this colorful cafe for a creative Caribbean sandwich, a cup of excellent coffee, or a comforting plate of ropa vieja.

Checkout: Cubano, Ropa Vieja, Guava-Q, Huevos con Chimichurri, Choripan, Huevos Completo

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Walking Distance

0.99 miles

The 300+ acres of this superbly landscaped green space is often referred to as "Chicago's Front Yard". Although the historic park is more than a century old, it might be best-known to millenials as the fairground for the Lollapalooza music festival.

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Walking Distance

1.85 miles

The Field Museum is one of the world's largest natural history museums. Famously featuring Sue the T-Rex, it has twenty-four million other artifacts and engaging interactive exhibitions. Come for the dinosaurs, stay to indulge your curiosity.

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Walking Distance

1.77 miles

This cross between a Jewish delicatessen and an old-school diner feels almost surreal. The retro-chic interior - including a soda fountain - lets you forget time and place. Only the updated all-American menu reminds you that it's the 21st century.

Checkout: Chicken Soup with Matzo ball, Teri's Knish, The Woody Allen, Egg Cream

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Walking Distance

0.84 miles

See big and local acts at this iconic, memorabilia-laden live blues venue warmed by a neon glow. Its Creole kitchen turns out classics like jambalaya and gumbo, while a pool table, potent pours and jam sessions help pass the time between shows.

Checkout: Gumbo, jambalaya, Blackened Blues Burger

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