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 deals to be found.
Some of our favorites are:
Bistrot Margot's price fix Wednesdays-$27 gets you any appetizers, entree and dessert. Most entrees are $20-$25.
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.
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Chicago's busiest weekend: June 8 & 9.
Chicago's cold springs makes everyone afraid to schedule big outdoor events too early in the year. Once it becomes June event planners feel free to let loose. The result is a too many events packed into one weekend.
The weekend of June 8 has 4 of our favorite events.
Blues Fest- With four stages and music all day and night Blues Fest is Chicago's best music festival. It starts on Thursday so it is easy to fit it in.
Old Town Art Fair- Chicago's biggest and probably best art fest. Located in Old Town it contains fine art not commercial art.
Wells Street Art Festival: Near the Old Town show they can be done together but it is a lot to take in. It is as much a party as an art show.
Printers Row Lit Fest- A collection of new and used book sellers along with author talks and cooking demonstrations. It is a great place to pick up some inexpensive books. It is a reasonable walk from Blues Fest.
Navy Pier Fireworks
Starting Saturday May 25 the fireworks return to the Chicago Skyline. They will be shot off every Saturday Night at 10:15 and Wednesdays at 9:30 until the end of summer. The display is surprisingly good considering it is free and takes place twice a week.