Situated on the shores of Lake Michigan, the the 'Windy City" is the third largest city in the US also boasts one of the country's tallest skylines.  The opportunity to reinvent the city came during the great fire of 1871 that destroyed most of the city.  Famous buildings include the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), a 103 story building, and Merchandise Mart - a building that actually has its own zip code.    In terms of suburban attractions, nearby Schaumburg has Woodfield Mall, one of the largest shopping malls in the US.  Woodfield Mall Hotels shows nearby places to stay.

Chicago also offers a juxtaposition of fast food and fine dining, between hotdogs and deep dish pizzas, Chicago style steak and more.
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You wanna visit Chicago downtown out of the summer season.., just carry with yourself an umbrella, pair of clothes, an impregnated jacket and a hat, as the weather right there might change all of the time into windy, rainy and real freeze into just couple of hours..
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Go down to US CELLULAR FIELD and root for the only real Chicago team the WHITE SOX!!
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Heaven on Seven: Mardi Gras in Chicago 

Cajun food and Great drinks! This is such a fun place. You'll feel like you're in New Orleans. Jimmy Bannos' flagship restaurant became so popular in Chicago circles that he had to open four of them. The Michigan Avenue location is probably the most popular, but the one in Wrigleyville is easy access before or after a Cubs game. (The original on Wabash is only open for lunch.) They celebrate Mardi Gras all year long - but really step it up the entire month before the New Orleans event. The walls are also lined with bottles of hot sauces from around the globe. If you bring in a bottle they don't have they'll add it to their collection and give you a free T-shirt. Try to stump them, I dare you!

Favorite Dish: Have a Hurricane or a Green Apple Martini handy if you're brave enough to try the "Hot as a Mutha". I recommend only the appetizer portion on this one because "hot" doesn't even come close to describing it! Their cheese grits are to die for - so rich and creamy. If you're in the mood for something a little lighter you can't go wrong with one of their Po' Boy snadwiches.

Prices: US$21-30  

Phone: (312) 280-7774

Address: 600 N Michigan Ave

Directions: Original: 111 N. Wabash Avenue, 7th floor (312) 263-6443

Wrigleyville: 3478 N. Clark Street (773) 477-7818

Naperville: 224 S. Main (630) 717-0777

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