No one guide can hope to encompass Chicago's manifold delights. This is a city of monster proportions - huge in every way, with thrilling architecture, wonderful food, and the glistening vastness of Lake Michigan as a shifting backdrop. It is a place where things happen. Yet for all its big city sophistication, it holds on to some Midwestern attributes, and it's these which make it such a pleasant place to be: it is hardworking, unpretentious, welcoming.
In this guide's 44 entries, we explore aspects of a city we love: dimly-lit bars, Puerto Rican sandwiches, hot dogs with duck fat fries, Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, Chess Records and the 1893 World's Fair's earthly remains. It is merely an introduction, but we hope you enjoy getting acquainted.
About Herb Lester Guides
Most guides try to tell you everything there is to know about a city, these just tell you how to enjoy it. They aim to show the reader what makes a place distinctive, to shed light on obscure locations as well as revisiting well-known ones with a fresh perspective. Each city is researched the old-fashioned way: asking friends, acquaintances, cab drivers and concierges for their tips and then walking, tasting, sipping, and peering into doorways and down alleys. That research is turned into a compact guide with enough suggestions to keep you entertained, with a list of shops, bars, restaurants, cafés, galleries, museums and parks, each one carefully described.
-Designed and illustrated by Mike McQuade
-A3 (297mm x 420mm) folds to A6 (105mm x 148mm)
-Litho printed in England on recycled paper
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