Highlights from the menu include those lush spreads for crusty bread such as fresh ricotta whipped smooth with olive oil, covered with chunky tomato jam and sprinkled with salt and pistachios ($6). Read more.
The success of owner Corey Kaplan's chain relies on its kettle-boiled bagels: They're just chewy enough, just dense enough and just sweet enough to give New Yorkers a run for their money. Read more.
The Ledge at the Skydeck enables you to recreate Batman's experience, looking 110 stories down through a glass floor. Read more.
get Lost in this Bookstore in the Basement of what was a Church, now becoming the Milton Friedman Institute. They have maps if you truly do get lost though! Buy some ridiculously academic book! Read more.
The chef is killing the dim sum competition with his creamy egg-yolk buns, dumplings stuffed with shrimp and scallop, pumpkin congee and steamed rice-noodle crêpes paired with crunchy bits of celery. Read more.
The Chicago Picasso was the first monumental modern sculpture to be placed in the Loop. Read more.
The first museum dedicated to the culture and experiences of African-Americans, this museum is clearly modern with its own mobile app. Read more.
Velvet Taco isn't another drunk food stop, but rather a thoughtful restaurant doling out well-executed Indian, American, Cuban, Asian and Middle-Eastern staples that happen to be served on a tortilla. Read more.
Thought you’d want to know: Intelligentsia has been nominated for Best Local Coffee Roaster in Time Out Chicago’s 2011 Eat Out Awards. Vote now! Read more.
The Music Box plays a mix of independent and foreign films, as well as classic (black and white) movie matinees, and midnight screenings of cult classics. Read more.