Alternative Chicago: Unique Destinations Beyond the Magnificent Mile / Edition 2

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Where in the world is the Land of the Lost Vintage? How about Una Mae's Freak Boutique? Have you been to Flashy Trash? Tried a Chicago-style pizza at Nancy's? Unlike many guidebooks, ALTERNATIVE CHICAGO (second edition) does not tell you where to stay or how to get around in the city, or even what sights you should see. There are already dozens of guidebooks that concentrate on these subjects. Rather, Alternative Chicago contains neighborhood-by-neighborhood accounts of the out-of-the-way places you want to know about — resale and vintage shops, record stores and bookstores, offbeat eateries, and cool bars and clubs. Unlike the other" guidebooks, ALTERNATIVE CHICAGO is not your parents' guidebook. It's for younger, discriminating folk, not necessarily chronologically, but young at heart. Anyone from sixteen to sixty can appreciate this different kind of guidebook. It will not tell you where the nearest Tower Records or Starbucks is situated, but it will point you to local institutions like Bookworks and Hi-Fi Records. Hard Rock Cafe? How about the Heartland Cafe? Water Tower Place? What about Wacky Cats? Never heard of them? Of course not — but these are all distinctly Chicago places, and that is what you will discover in ALTERNATIVE CHICAGO. Neighborhoods covered include The Loop, River North, Old Town, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Ravenswood, Uptown, Korea Town, Rogers Park, Greek Town, Little Italy, Pilsen, China Town, Little Tuscany, Hyde Park, and more."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581823875
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 233
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
1 The Loop 3
2 South Loop 9
3 West Loop 13
4 River North 17
5 River West 23
6 West Town 29
7 Humboldt Park 61
8 Logan Square 65
9 Clybourn Corridor 69
10 Old Town 75
11 Lincoln Park 79
12 Lakeview 87
13 Boys Town 95
14 Belmont and Clark 105
15 Wrigleyville 119
16 Southport Avenue 127
17 North Center 131
18 Roscoe Village 133
19 St. Ben's 139
20 Lincoln Square 143
21 Ravenswood 149
22 Andersonville 151
23 Uptown 157
24 Korea Town/Albany Park 165
25 Devon Avenue 169
26 Rogers Park 173
27 Greek Town 179
28 Little Italy 183
29 Maxwell Street 187
30 Pilsen 191
31 China Town 195
32 Little Tuscany 201
33 Bridgeport 203
34 Little Village 211
35 Hyde Park 213
Information 219
General Index 221
Category Index 227
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2004

    Buyer Beware

    This book will give you many cool addresses and 'Alternative' ideas BUT...where are the web-site addresses? Where are the great 'Alternative' spaces to stay while visiting? The author refers to the 'L' but where are the helpful hints to Chicago mass transit? What really irked me was the author doesn't seem to have a address or a web-site for comment. His book could be enriched with the free submissions of others who love Chicago and all the great things it has to offer at any budget.

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