If your latest fantasy is to throw away your phone and go become a surf bum somewhere, but your low bank account is preventing that from becoming a reality, go to Muchacho instead. It feels like the type of place you’d go to in your alternate California life and you also won’t have to spend very much money here. The indoor space isn’t very large, so if you come with friends, sit on the patio instead. Once everyone has their coffee and breakfast tacos, push together a few of their tables and pretend you feel a breeze coming from the imaginary ocean ocean.
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Mezcalito’s Cocina & Tequila Bar
Mezcalitos is a great Mexican spot in Grant Park with a dog-friendly patio and more tequila and mezcal than you could try in a lifetime.
There’s always a wait at Ria’s Bluebird in Grant Park, but they have something for everyone and make the best pancakes in the city.
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Seven Lamps might be technically in the Lenox Mall, but it’s worth braving traffic for the small plates and wine.
Leon’s Full Service
Leon’s Full Service is located inside an old Decatur gas station and serves great cocktails, which are what you should focus on.
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