America's Best Secret Neighborhoods
Pilsen, Chicago, IL
Then: This lively—but gang-infested—barrio brimmed with music, taquerias, cantinas, and Mexican bakeries.
Now: The 36 galleries around 18th Street and Wolcott Avenue started the movement here in the late 1980’s with their 2nd Fridays Gallery Walk.
Don’t Miss: Potato and pepper quesadillas from the late-night taco truck parked outside the church on 21st and Wolcott (no phone).America’s Best Secret Neighborhoods