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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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.
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.
Grindhouse Killer Burgers
In addition to the Grindhouse classic burgers, their new Memorial Drive location has shuffleboard, ping pong, and an outdoor space.
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The General Muir
The General Muir in Toco Hills is an all day spot serving Jewish deli classics like latkes, pastrami, and bagels and lox.
Part cocktail bar, part cool basement with awesome food, Ticonderoga Club makes no sense - which is exactly why we love it.
Go to Beetlecat in Inman Park to sit on a patio and eat great seafood, or to drink in a basement bar that looks straight out of That ’70s Show.
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