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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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Posted May 19, 2004
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.