Alinea sits in a small two story building. Alinea does not advertise its presence openly. A valet and a small sandwich board stating Alinea are the only indications near a double door set back from the street. Upon opening the wide double doors, you enter a hallway that narrows to create a false sense...more
Anish Kapoor's sculpture is called Clouds but everyone calls it the bean because of its kidney bean shape. You can go right up to it and touch it, or better, move around it and watch your reflection and the city in the background change shapes.
This renown art museum is located in Grant Park. It has one of the world's most notable collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art as well as significant American art, Old Masters, European and American decorative arts, Asian art and modern and contemporary art. The recent...more
The cabbie seemed to know where we were going when we asked to go to Charlie Trotter's and dropped us outside a small two story building with no apparent signs even indicating we were at a restaurant. A valet led us up a small flight of stairs and on the door, not visible from the sidewalk, was the...more
Chicago has a lot of hotel choices with reasonable prices. We prefer boutique hotels and Chicago has a lot of them as well. We picked Affinia because of its location near the lakeshore where we wanted to go for morning runs and the price was unbeatable. About six weeks before our trip, the hotel website...more