So to commemorate my city living, I present you my 2009 best of Chicago.
Best Coffee Shop
Metropolis @ 1039 W. Granville Avenue, Edgewater
This little coffee shop roasts their own beans, has rotating local art on the walls and is less than a mile's walk from our apartment. Metropolis will also go down in our history books as the location where Mike wrote most of his doctoral thesis.
Lula Cafe @ 2537 N. Kedzie Boulevard, Logan Square
I love Lula. It has fresh, local food put together with ease. Their menu has a good mix of higher end and more affordable food. The best food in Chicago without any pretension along with it.
Favorite Shop or BoutiqueAndersonville Galleria @ 5247 N Clark St, Andersonville
With four floors and 90 merchants, the Galleria is like a mini Chicago Etsy shoved into a sun-filled old warehouse. If I had more money I'd shop here all the time, get handmade clothes, jewelery, make-up, art.
Favorite Chicago Tourist Attraction
Millennium Park @ N. Michigan Avenue & the Lake, Downtown
The architecture, the concerts, the people watching, a marvelous view of the skyline and now a bridge to the new modern wing of the Art Institute; Millennium Park has it all.
Chicago Cultural Center @ 78 E Washington St, Downtown
Now home to the Chicago Cultural Center, the old public library is beyond beautiful. If all libraries were this magical cartoons would be unnecessary and every kid would be an avid reader.
Favorite Sports Team
Although Wrigley Field is pretty awesome, I still like the Blackhawks better than the Cubs.
More to come.....