Staff Picks: Areas of Interest

A few ideas for places to see /things to do while touring the city this weekend.

1. 800 EAST / 5100 SOUTH
Our picks:
1. Midway Plaisance
2. Logan Arts Center
3. Hyde Park Arts Center
4. Bond Chapel
5. The Valois
6. President Obama’s House
7. H-Dog’s Gourmet Hot Dogs (the Salmon Burger is great)
8. Arts Incubator (Theaster Gates)
9. Jokes and Notes Comedy/Jazz Club
10. The Fountain of Time
11. The Renaissance Society
12. Experimental Station Conceal Carry Exhibit
13. Bronzeville Community Garden and Urban Juncture
14. Former Robert Taylor Homes (CHA History)

2. 1600 WEST / 3500 SOUTH
Our picks:
1. Bridgeport coffee
2. Pleasant House Bakery
3. Maria’s Packaged Goods
4. McKinley Park
5. Huck Finn’s
6. Back of the yards
7. Bridgeport Art Center (Prof. Williams’ Studio) / Third Fridays
8. Nana Restaurant
9. Urban Lab House and Studio
10. Bubbly Creek
11. Growing Power
12. Potsticker House

3. 800 WEST / 2200 SOUTH
Our picks:
1. Skylark
2. Simone’s
3. Carbon
4. Pilsen Art Walk / Second Fridays
5. Art Galleries/studios
6. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church / Ghost Church
7. Palmisano Park/Stones Quarry
8. Redmoon Theater Company

4. 3000 WEST / 500 NORTH
Our picks:
1. Center for Green Technology
2. Garfield Park Conservatory
3. Feed
4. Albany/Carroll Arts Building
5. Inspiration Kitchen
6. Boys and Girls Club on Washington (mural)
7. Frank Lloyd Wright Waller Apartments
8. Kai Zan (Sushi)
9. Legler Library Kerry James Marshall Mural

5. 3000 WEST / 2000 NORTH
Our picks:
1. Scofflaw
2. Parsons Chicken and Fish
3. Humboldt Park
4. The Dill Pickle
5. Toast or Jam
6. Margie’s Candies

6. 1200 WEST / 4800 NORTH
Our picks:
1. Tank Noodle
2. Jake Bugg at the Riviera
3. Poetry Slam and late night jazz at the Green Mill
4. Baker and Nosh
5. Ras Dashen Ethiopian Restaurant
6. Ba Le Sandwich Shop
7. Gino’s North (1111 Granvile, not affiliated with the chain)

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