Chicago Travel Guide

Tony loves the energy and edginess of big cities. He sets off on "some unfinished business" in Chicago.


Restaurants & Bars
Burt's Place
In the popular Morton Grove neighborhood, Tony visits the artisanal pizza joint Burt's Place where he meets up with friend and fellow foodie Louisa Chu. Tony discovers the wonders of the amazing Chicago deep-dish pizza.
  • 8541 Ferris Avenue
  • Morton Grove, IL 60053 US
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Burt's Place

In the popular Morton Grove neighborhood, Tony visits the artisanal pizza joint Burt's Place where he meets up with friend and fellow foodie Louisa Chu. Tony discovers the wonders of the amazing Chicago deep-dish pizza.
8541 Ferris Avenue Morton Grove, IL, US
Phone: +1 847-965-7997
Avec Restaurant
  • 615 West Randolph Street
  • Chicago, IL 60661 US

Avec Restaurant

615 West Randolph Street Chicago, IL, US
Phone: +1 312-377-2002
Blackbird Restaurant
  • 619 West Randolph Street
  • Chicago, IL 60661 US

Blackbird Restaurant

619 West Randolph Street Chicago, IL, US
Phone: +1 312-715-0708
Hot Doug's
Tony loves hot dogs, or any other meat in tube form for that matter. Not only does Hot Doug's serve the best of the best in hot dogs, but they also serve french fries fried in pure duck fat and, of course, the foie gras dog.
  • 3324 North California Avenue
  • Chicago, IL 60618 US

Hot Doug's

Tony loves hot dogs, or any other meat in tube form for that matter. Not only does Hot Doug's serve the best of the best in hot dogs, but they also serve french fries fried in pure duck fat and, of course, the foie gras dog.
3324 North California Avenue Chicago, IL, US
Phone: +1 773-279-9550
L2O Restaurant
Tony, Louisa Chu and fellow chef Eric Ripert experience some Chicago fine dining at L2O, a seafood wonderland owned and run by acclaimed chef Laurent Gras.
  • 2300 North Lincoln Park West
  • Chicago, IL 60614 US

L2O Restaurant

Tony, Louisa Chu and fellow chef Eric Ripert experience some Chicago fine dining at L2O, a seafood wonderland owned and run by acclaimed chef Laurent Gras.
2300 North Lincoln Park West Chicago, IL, US
Phone: +1 773-868-0002
Moto Restaurant
Avant-garde chef Homaro Cantu has been torching, deconstructing and reinventing food for years at his restaurant Moto. He introduces Tony to some of his creations such as 'Road Kill,' edible menus, 'Cuban Cigars' and a new twist on barbecue.
  • 945 West Fulton Market
  • Chicago, IL 60607 US

Moto Restaurant

Avant-garde chef Homaro Cantu has been torching, deconstructing and reinventing food for years at his restaurant Moto. He introduces Tony to some of his creations such as 'Road Kill,' edible menus, 'Cuban Cigars' and a new twist on barbecue.
945 West Fulton Market Chicago, IL, US
Phone: +1 312-491-0058
Calumet Fisheries
Louisa Chu later takes Tony to Chicago's South Side to Calumet Fisheries -- which she refers to as 'destination smoked fish' -- on the Calumet River.
  • 3259 East 95th Street
  • Chicago, IL 60617 US

Calumet Fisheries

Louisa Chu later takes Tony to Chicago's South Side to Calumet Fisheries -- which she refers to as 'destination smoked fish' -- on the Calumet River.
3259 East 95th Street Chicago, IL, US
Phone: +1 773-933-9855
Fat Johnnies Famous Red Hots
Tony meets with local Chicago foodie Peter Engler to visit Fat Johnnies for a taste of the heart-attack-inducing 'Mighty Dog,' a tamale and chili on a bun along with the accompanying beverage 'the Suicide.'
  • 7242 South Western Avenue
  • Chicago, IL 60636 US

Fat Johnnies Famous Red Hots

Tony meets with local Chicago foodie Peter Engler to visit Fat Johnnies for a taste of the heart-attack-inducing 'Mighty Dog,' a tamale and chili on a bun along with the accompanying beverage 'the Suicide.'
7242 South Western Avenue Chicago, IL, US
Phone: +1 773-633-8196
Ramova Grill
Tony meets up with a 10-year Chicago Police Detective to talk about the history of Chicago over breakfast.
  • 3510 South Halsted Street
  • Chicago, IL 60609 US

Ramova Grill

Tony meets up with a 10-year Chicago Police Detective to talk about the history of Chicago over breakfast.
3510 South Halsted Street Chicago, IL, US
Silver Palm Restaurant
Tony pays a visit to Chicago's own shock jock, Mancow Muller. The two visit the Silver Palm restaurant for the house specialty: 'Three Little Pigs,' a gigantic sandwich made with three kinds of pork.
  • 768 North Milwaukee Avenue
  • Chicago, IL 60642 US

Silver Palm Restaurant

Tony pays a visit to Chicago's own shock jock, Mancow Muller. The two visit the Silver Palm restaurant for the house specialty: 'Three Little Pigs,' a gigantic sandwich made with three kinds of pork.
768 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL, US
Phone: +1 312-666-9322
Tom Tom Tamales and Bakery
Peter Engler takes Tony on a tour of the Tom Tom Tamales factory, which first opened its doors in the 1930s.
  • 4750 South Washtenaw Avenue
  • Chicago, IL 60632 US

Tom Tom Tamales and Bakery

Peter Engler takes Tony on a tour of the Tom Tom Tamales factory, which first opened its doors in the 1930s.
4750 South Washtenaw Avenue Chicago, IL, US
Phone: +1 773-523-5675

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