Portillo'sHot Dogs • Chicago, United States
Italian beef, dipped. A combo if you're indecisive.
I'm a consultant, which in a nutshell means I put on a suit and say big words in an authoritative fashion. I am on the road more often than not.
The cocktails are superbly crafted, and the speakeasy-esque ambiance is refreshingly welcoming and fun.
An excellent walk down memory lane. Old school arcade games and NES/SNES/Sega consoles at the bar as well. A pretty good selection of beer as well.
The bleachers are a fantastic way to take in a game on the (relatively) cheap.
The rooftop bar in center field is a nice, if crowded, spot. For something a little different, try Tako, in the concourse on the 3B side. Great Korean tacos.
If you don't want to pay (and don't mind not seeing the inside of the fort), you can walk the perimeter paths of the park for free. Takes you around the fort for some nice scenic views of the harbor.
Get a Shakeology shake after a workout. It's a great tasting reward.
If there are spots, this is the way to go for any trip lasting 3-5 days. It's faster, more convenient, and cheaper than the daily garage.
Sometimes it doesn't matter if you are TSA Precheck here. They don't do the best job managing traffic in the normal lines, and just open the Precheck lane to anyone, negating the purpose.
If you're flying out on United, remember there are security checkpoints on either end of Terminal 1. The middle one gets crowded. Try the one towards T2, past United Global Services.
Don't let the distance from the ocean dissuade you. The seafood is fresh, the steaks are decent, and the service is great.
The Moscow Mule here is the perfect cocktail to end your week with. Maybe 2 if it was a bad week.
This is absolutely the worst bar in the Cross Street area. It has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. If given the choice between crucifixion and this bar, I'd be crucified 10 out of 10 times.
On the surface a very nice, newly renovated, well appointed hotel with a great staff. However, all the odd numbered rooms get highway noise, and the Internet is glacially slow.
The perfect place to be jostled and crowded by people from all over the world.
Order something outside your comfort zone. You'll enjoy it.
They lock the front door pretty early in the evening, if you're walking in head to the door on the drive-through side.