Anish Kapoor’s stainless-steel Cloud Gate, in Millennium Park.
A view from the Art Institute of Chicago’s new Modern Wing, designed by Renzo Piano, overlooking Millennium Park and the Frank Gehry amphitheater.
Outside Lula Café, in Logan Square.
Go beyond the conventional concoction and choose from an array of fresh toppings at pared-down Byron’s, tucked away in a neighborhood setting with shady outdoor picnic tables.
Salad-like add-ons such as cucumbers, curlicues of lettuce, and green peppers give at least the appearance of a healthy dog.
UrbanBelly, the hipster BYO nook with four communal tables sits in an Avondale strip mall between a laundromat and a dry cleaner owned by relatives of Korean- American chef Bill Kim.
Asian street food? Yes, but as interpreted by a chef who spent years working under the likes of Charlie Trotter and David Bouley. Whether ethereal squash pockets laced with Kaffir lime and orange, or roasted duck purses scented with Vietnamese pho spices—Kim’s complex dumplings deliver four-star bang for seven paltry bucks.