If you would like to visit a neighborhood coffee shop that doesn’t have its own app or an entire pumpkin spice agenda, go to The Spoke & Bird. This spot near McCormick Place has a nice outdoor patio and a short food menu that includes sandwiches and salads, plus they serve beer, wine, and cocktails.
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