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.
The map is designed and illustrated by Mike McQuade. It is A3 (297x420mm) folded to A6 (105x148mm), and litho printed in England on recycled paper.