48 Hours in Chicago

Tony cruises around the Windy City, has a damn-good hot dog, has a drink with painter and blogger Bruce Cameron Elliott, and dines with Top Chef champion Stephanie Izard.

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American Science & Surplus

This weird and wacky surplus store is sure to awaken your inner nerd.

5316 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60630

 
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Billy Goat Tavern

Blogger Bruce Cameron Elliott takes Tony to his favorite burger spot, the famous Billy Goat Tavern.

430 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

 
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Bobak's Market

Bobak's is a popular grocery store and deli known for its Polish-style sausage and deli meats.

5275 S Archer Ave
Chicago, IL 60632

 
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Budacki's Drive-In

Stop by Budacki’s for a deliciously greasy hamburger or a Chicago-style hot dog.

4739 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

 
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Chicago Architectural and Historical Boat Tour

This boat tour gives visitors a fascinating history/architectural lesson through downtown Chicago; it’s also probably the best way to see the city.

465 N McClurg Ct
Chicago, IL 60611

 
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Chicago O'Hare Airport

Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is the cause for many unwanted layovers. However, as Tony proves, you could have it a lot worse than getting stuck in Chicago.

10000 Bessie Coleman Dr
Chicago, IL 60666

 
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The Doughnut Vault

Tony stops by the Doughnut Vault to learn why people wait in line for $3 donuts.

401 1/2 N Franklin St
Chicago, IL 60654

 
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El Ideas

Have a unique dining experience at El Ideas with chef Phillip Foss’s tasting menu.

2419 W 14th St
Chicago, IL 60608

 

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