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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L & L Tavern

Tony decides to watch a Cubs game at this great dive bar just south of Wrigleyville stadium.

3207 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60657

 
Sleep
Longman & Eagle

This gastropub is a triple threat: It’s a great restaurant, a full bar with signature cocktails and a small hotel.

2657 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

 
See & Do
Museum of Surgical Science

Tony visits this museum, dedicated to the history of surgical science. Tony was most impressed with its trepanning exhibit.

1524 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60610

 
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The Mutiny

Rock bar meets dive bar at the Mutiny. Hard rock and punk music are played most nights of the week.

2428 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

 
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Old Town Ale House

Tony stops in to the iconic dive bar and has drinks with the owner, Bruce Cameron Elliott. The Ale House has been the favorite of Chicago-based entertainers, past and present.

219 West N Ave
Chicago, IL 60610

 
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The Publican

Tony meets up with Chicago Tribune contributor Mark Caro for dinner at Paul Kahan’s The Publican.

837 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607

 
Eat
Publican Quality Meats

Tony meets up with Paul Kahan at his butcher shop/deli for some charcuterie and beer.

825 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607

 
Eat
Simon's Tavern

Tony has drinks with Paul Kahan at one of his favorite drinking spots, Simon’s Tavern.

5210 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640

 

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