From the historic high-rises of the Gold Coast to regal Hyde Park, from the Indian and Puerto Rican enclaves of Devon Avenue and Humboldt Park, respectively, to the bohemian barrios of Logan Square and Pilsen, Chicago demands hard choices.
Vendors at the weekly new Maxwell Street Market, on the Near South Side, sell everything from imported produce to knickknacks, and food stalls like Rubi’s serve tacos, spit-roasted al pastor and fresh salsas.
Opened last spring by the drummer, composer and Pitchfork Music Festival producer Mike Reed, Constellation's mission is to promote “forward-thinking” jazz, improvisation and contemporary classical music.
Unpretentious neighborhood B.Y.O.B. restaurant serving surprisingly elegant dishes. With a steampunk aesthetic, Ruxbin mixes Asian flavors with Midwestern ingredients in dishes like a delicious seafood bourride.