“There is no place like it in Chicago. It's a beautiful park that has a great view of Chicago from the south.” - Nycole Hampton, Social Media Strategist at Choose Chicago
Promontory Point isn’t just a great spot for a photo op -- it’s also a great place to spend a lazy afternoon. Arianna Jamerson says, “There are several huge, free BBQ pits along the lake. You can also bring a travel grill and hang out on the grass and grill, relax, or read.” If you’re an earlier riser, Hampton says, “It's one of my favorite places in the city to take in a sunrise.”
“Good beer, good wings, great conversations, and one of the better thin crust pizzas in Chicago.” - David Beltran
Not only is this neighborhood staple a great place to visit for the obvious things -- food, beer and watching the game -- it’s also right next to Midway Airport. According to David, “It's a comfortable, quick place to stop before or after a long flight.”
“While they’re known for the breaded steak sandwich, their pizza is also great.” - Carla L.
We won’t go to the hyperbolic lengths of naming Ricobene’s breaded steak sandwich the best sandwich in the world. But it may very well be in the conversation, maybe let that sink in for a moment, then put on your fat pants and head on over to Bridgeport. If you’re anti-red meat, Ricobene’s also has great thin crust and deep dish pizza.
“Their mollettes are genuinely addictive.” - Czr Prz
Cafe Jumping Bean is a Pilsen staple known for its warm atmosphere and strong coffee. Both their Mexican hot chocolate and their mollettes (a type of open-faced sandwich) come highly recommended. “It’s community businesses like Jumping Bean that make this area so great,” says Prz.