FAVORITE CHICAGO
SECRET SPOTS

from the Crew
and Staff of DIAZEPAM:
 
GREEK ISLANDS
200 S. Halsted Street, Chicago
(312) 782-9855
- Not as pretty as Mykonos itself,
but the food and fun are right up there!
FRESH AND FABULOUS SUSHI
Sai Café Sushi
2010 N. Sheffield Avenue, Chicago
(773) 472-8080
- Hip neighborhood favorite
BEER, BRATS, BASEBALL
Murphy’s Bleachers
3665 Sheffield Avenue, Chicago
(773) 281-5356
- In the shadow of Wrigley’s bleachers
JOE'S STONE CRAB
60 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago
(312) 467-9525
- This place totally rocks, so tell Gramps
to turn his hearing aid up.
NAHA
500 N Clark Street, Chicago
312-321-6242
- Sleek, sophisticated, celebratorily scrumptious!
FUN ITALIAN
Scoozi
410 W. Huron Street, Chicago
(312) 943-5900
- bustling bar scene and tons of good eats
THIN-CRUST PIZZA
Coalfire
1321 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago
(312) 226-2625
- Chicago’s only coal pizza oven. Delish!
DEEP-DISH PIZZA
Connies
2373 S. Archer Avenue, Chicago
(312) 326-3443
- a Southside tradition that’s even in the
Michelin guide!
MIKE DITKA'S
100 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago
(312) 587-8989
- Yup, it’s Iron Mike’s place and you won’t find
a better pork chop anywhere else.
GENUINE CHICAGO-STYLE ITALIAN BEEF
Mr. Beef
666 N. Orleans Street, Chicago
(312) 337-8500
- Not the most ‘hygienic’ spot in the world, but for us
Italian Beef lovers, this is heaven.
TRUE FISH BOIL
Pelletier’s Restaurant & Fish Boil
4199 Main St. Fish Creek, WI
(920) 868-3313
- You owe it to yourself once or twice in life to
visit gorgeous Door County, WI and experience
the odd rituals of the fish boil.
ROMANTIC DINING
North Pond
2610 Cannon Drive, Chicago
(773) 477-5845
-tucked in a hidden corner of Lincoln Park,
with stunning views of Chicago’s skyline
ICE CREAM, GIRAFFES AND GORILLAS
Brauer Café - Lincoln Park Zoo
2021 N. Stockton Drive, Chicago
(312) 742-2480
- visit the informal hot dog stand across from the
seal pond, or the beautiful restaurant on the
rowing pond. Possibly the best free zoo in the world!
WIENER'S CIRCLE
2622 N. Clark Street, Chicago
(773) 477-7444
-Famously “Surly staff”, no credit cards,
real Chicago style dogs, worth it!
BABY BACK RIBS
Twin Anchors
1665 N. Sedgwick, Chicago
(312) 266-1616
- this is the famous Old Town saloon where
Sinatra hung out. Fall-off -the-bone-good ribs
and baked potatoes swimming in butter
and sour cream.
FREE FIREWORKS
Every Wednesday and Saturday nights on
Navy Pier. (Be sure to ride the famous
Navy Pier Ferris Wheel while you’re there).
FREE BASEBALLS
In front of the fire station on Waveland Ave
when the Cubs are playing. But only if
the wind is blowing out. And if you are
faster than the kids waiting too!
FREE PEOPLE WATCHING
Any of Chicago’s dozen Lake Michigan
beaches, but especially Oak Street Beach,
when the sun is out.
FREE ART GAZING
Millenium Park on the Lakefront, with
monumental structures by Frank Gehry,
the famous reflective “Bean” by Anish
Kapoor, and splashing fountains that’ll
make you smile. Ice skating in the winter.
Chicago Fun More Chicago Fun Even More Chicago Fun