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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This awesome old-school bar has an impressive beer selection; it’s also a great music venue.

2149 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60608

Sweet Maple Cafe

An amazing family-run breakfast spot -- an essential detour for anyone seeking morning comfort food.

1339 W Taylor St
Chicago, IL 60607

Tank Noodle

This popular Vietnamese restaurant is not to be missed.

4953 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640

Taqueria El Asadero

Considered some of the best Mexican food in Chicago. Be sure to get the guacamole.

2213 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

Urban Belly

Chef Bill Kim’s pan-Asian restaurant is BYOB and packs a power punch of dumplings, rice, noodles and sides.

3053 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60618


This Chicago hot dog staple has been around since 1967.

2734 W Peterson Ave
Chicago, IL 60659


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