Chicago Journals

Great Finds: Chicago

A January 2007 trip to Chicago by pj1465

Quote: I've lived in Chicago for 10+ years and would like to share some of my great finds with visitors to our fair city.

Lula Cafe

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Restaurant

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This popular Logan Square cafe is always busy, and there's a good reason for that... it provides imaginative, organic, well-prepared fare at reasonable prices. Logistics: You can easily get to Lula from downtown Chicago by taking the CTA Blue Line north to the Logan Square stop. Lula is across the street from the train station on Kedzie Blvd. Because of its popularity and relatively small size, it is not uncommon to have to wait briefly for a table.Menu: Lula offers an eclectic menu of organic fare. They have a standard menu that offers many dishes under ten dollars, including a Morrocan chick-pea tangine and a fabulous roasted turkey sandwi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 9, 2007

Lula Cafe
2537 N. Kedzie Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60647
(773) 489-9554

Rinconcito Sudamericano

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Restaurant

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This Peruvian eatery is located in a modest storefront in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. Potted plants, photos of Chicago and native artifacts adorn the dining room, providing a casual, yet festive atmosphere. The extensive menu and reasonable prices make this the best known Peruvian place in town. Most entrées are under $15 dollars, and specialties include lobster in garlic sauce and arroz con pato (duck with spices). Many offerings are cooked in either a white or red wine sauce. Everything I’ve tried here has been delicious, but the dish I return to again and again is the spaghetti with beef cooked with Peruvian spices. I don’t know what constitutes Peruvian spices, but the dish melts in my mouth!...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 11, 2007

Rinconcito Sudamericano
1954 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60622
(773) 489-3126

Wrigley Field

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Attraction

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I like to call Wrigley Field Chicago's largest beer garden. Indeed, it is a popular spot to spend a summer afternoon despite the Cubs' less than stellar performances in the last, oh, 99 years. In fact, the Cubs haven't won a World Series since 1908.Not that it matters. Droves of fans visit Wrigley and claim almost every seat in the stadium each year. Although many games sell out early, tickets are often released on game day or can be bought outside the stadium. Surrounding Wrigley are a variety of restaurants and sports bars to enjoy before or after a game. If you want to avoid crowds, I suggest you leave the area, however.You can reach Wrigley fairly easily by taking the CTA red line ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 8, 2007

Wrigley Field
1060 West Addison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60613
(773) 404-2827