Chicago is a great gastronomic city. The problem is that the great food comes at a high cost. There are plenty of inexpensive options like Chicago style pizza, Italian beef and the Chicago hotdog. But if you want good food in a nice setting it will normally cost you. But there are some good dinning and drink deals deals to be found.
Some of our favorites are:
Flemming's- They offer 5 drinks, wine glasses and appetizers for $6 from 5 pm until 7 pm in the bar. The appetizers are large and 2 is more than enough food for most people.
Wildfire- Our favorite thing next to BYOB is half priced wines. On Mondays wine drinkers can save from $20-$50 per bottle.
Chicagovisitor.net was created by locals as a guide to Chicago attractions, food and events, for tourists and visitors. After many years of showing friends and family the sights and sounds of Chicago we decided to share our experiences with tourists by creating this site. We are within walking distance of Navy Pier, the Magnifiencent Mile, Millennium Park and many other attractions in downtown Chicago. We have visited all of the best restaurants, museums, stores and attractions listed on this site numerous times and our writing is based on personal experiences. We do not attempt to cover all of the thousands of restaurants, hundreds of hotels or myriad of sights and attractions. Instead we have narrowed down the overwhelming choices of things to do in Chicago to ones that are worth considering in an effort to make planning your visit easier. Chicago Visitor.net is designed to help visitors get the most out of their travels to the Windy City.
The June 10th weekend in Chicago:
For some unknown reason Chicago has decided to schedule almost all of its big event for the weekend of June 10-12.
The biggest and best art fair- The Old Town Art Fair is that Saturday and Sunday. The best free music festival- Bluesfest is Friday through Sunday. When is Chicago's biggest literature festival, that weekend of course.
Festivals not your thing. How about sports. Lionel Messi, the World's most famous athlete and his Argentina soccer team will be at Soldier's Field on Saturday Night. Ever want to watch sailing's biggest event, The America's Cup, you guessed it, it is in Chicago that weekend.
There are also several smaller festivals going on that weekend.
It is also summer in Chicago which means there is tons of stuff to do. There are some of the world's best museums, great restaurants, sightseeing, shopping and people watching.
Baseball in Chicago:
Chicago is a great baseball town. Having both an American League team, the White Sox, and a Nation League team, the Cubs, means all MLB teams play in Chicago every year. The league sets the schedule so there is almost always one of the teams in town. The Sox games are much less crowded and tickets are usually easy to get. Cubs tickets will be tough to get this season. We recommenced taking the Red Line EL to both stadiums and to not drive.