Standing in line for donuts like it's Black Friday
While most of us will roll our eyes at people who opt to stand in line for hours at Walmart on Black Friday, we (along with a few other cities in the Midwest) will gladly wake up extra early to stand in line at our favorite bakery on Pączki Day. Much like the vast majority of Black Friday deals, you can actually can get pączki year-round at most European bakeries. But, you know, it's just not the same if you don’t stand in line for it and then brag about it on social media, right?
Hanging out in your “fronchroom”
Of all the Chicagoisms that exist, “fronchroom” is the most confusing to outsiders, who typically assume you’re referring to some special French-themed room. They’ll be sorely disappointed when they finally get to visit this magical room and realize that it’s just a plain, boring living space at the front of your house. On the bright side, they’ll be incredibly relieved to learn that your “gangway” is not, in fact, gang-related.
Staking claim to a 10ft plot of space with a children’s toy
Combine a major lack of garage parking with intense winters, and what do you get? Why, people putting children's’ toys from 1992 on the street to protect their parking spot, of course! While some people have started voicing their displeasure surrounding “dibs,” we must all come to accept the fact that this is one Chicago tradition that will never die.