Go on a culinary expedition at a local food hall like Revival or Eataly
While food halls are all the rage these days, Chicago got in on the scene early and now offers a number of massive urban temples teeming with culinary delights. The 24,000-square-foot Revival Food Hall, housed in a historic 1907 building downtown, offers everything from tacos and ramen, to BBQ and gelato. Meanwhile, more specialized food halls include Eataly (famous for its high-end Italian cuisine), Latinicity, and Chicago French Market.
Stuff your face in a train car at Silver Palm
Have you or your friends ever eaten dinner in a train car? If not, a trip to Silver Palm should definitely be on your list. The legendary neighborhood hang is known for its massive 3 Little Piggy sandwich piled high with ham, pork, bacon, egg, and an onion ring, but the fried chicken and ribs are no slouches either. Whatever you eat, there’s no denying the experience is enhanced by eating it in a train car.