Nelson Algren's House
You can’t go inside, but on the third floor of this apartment building writer Nelson Algren created some of his greatest works about...
Flat Iron Building
A warren of galleries, studios and workshops burrows in the landmark Flat Iron Building. Contemporary painters, realist photographers,...
This sleek, cinematic spot for 30-somethings slides from restaurant mode to bar mode around 10pm. Arty videos courtesy of Chicago...
Big Star Taqueria
Once a filling station, now a taco-serving honky-tonk bar helmed by a big-name Chicago chef (Paul Kahan). So goes gentrification in...
Wicker Park information
Sure, Chicago invented the zipper and Twinkie, but the city’s true legacy is a strange softball game invented here almost a century ago. Aptly named, 16-Inch Softball uses the same rules as normal softball, but with shorter games, a bigger, squishier ball and no gloves or mitts on the fielders. Wicker Park is a prime place to see this unique sport in action.
And for travelers suffering withdrawal from the pooch left at home, Wicker Park’s dog park is a great way to get in some quality canine time.