Meg Takes Chicago

8. Soldier Field

April 19, 2010
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But don’t tell anyone! Or at least don’t tell my fellow Cheese Heads 🙂

Soldier Field- home to the Chicago Bears- was renovated in 2003 for multi-purpose event use, but as #8 on my list it will be visited as the former, the home to the Bears.. And now you know why you have to keep it a secret.. So shhh!

My love of Wisconsin extends far beyond my unquenchable thirst for cheese, and so, to bring myself to attend a Bears game (a game not against the Packers, that is) in Chicago will take plenty of courage..

And so a great source of motivation: snacks, of course! More than half of my motivation to attend sporting events (other than my cute date, that is :)) arises from the variety of snacks in one location: beer, nachos, hot dogs!, cheese fries, pickles, hot cocoa and more! A cute date and great snacks.. What more could a girl want?!

So this season, hopefully before below zero temperatures encroach on the Windy City, I will attend a Bears game (and not against the Packers) at Solider Field.

Wish me luck that the smell of cheese and brats doesn’t give me away as a Cheese Head!

*image via Google

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7. Shedd Aquarium

April 16, 2010
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I absolutely LOVE aquariums.. In fact, when I was younger I dreamt of becoming a marine biologist! Of course, I’m glad my PR instincts kicked in but I often imagine how different my life would be if I followed this underwater dream. So clearly, one of my first sights to see once I land in Chicago is the Shedd Aquarium, specifically the beluga whales 🙂 Although I’ve been to the famous aquarium before, it was years ago and I barely remember the excitement.

In order to prepare, a few videos… Enjoy!

Side note: I think I will look into aquarium PR!

*Thank you Shedd Aquarium for providing such a fascinating YouTube channel!


Lou Malnati’s 2.0

April 15, 2010
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One of my FAVORITES, Nicole Richie, spotted at Lou Malnati’s!

“Nicole Richie hanging out at Chicago’s Sunda with entrepreneur (and the restaurant’s owner) Billy Dec (she also tried Lou Malnati’s pizza during her trip to the Windy City!).” – US Weekly

*image Via US Weekly


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6. Lou Malnati’s

April 11, 2010
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Although I prefer thin crust…

For my first Chicago-style pizza experience, I’ve decided on Lou Malnati’s if not simply for its claim to be the home of the BEST Chicago-style deep dish pizza in the world…

“If you love a buttery, flakey crust, sweet and tangy tomatoes, gooey mozzarella cheese, perfectly seasoned sausage, and other fresh ingredients- you’ve come to the right place.  We pride ourselves on making each handmade pizza just the way you like it.”

Chicago-style deep dish pizza: heartiest style, knife and fork, dough –> cheese –> toppings –> sauce

Family-owned and operated- following a long and rich history- Lou’s is celebrating its 39th anniversary this year so it’s sure to be a treat! And even better news, I’ve already secured my date– who also prefers thin crust.. Sure to be an adventure for the both of us!

*image via Lou Malnati’s


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Wrigley Field 2.0

April 6, 2010
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I’m sad to report that the Cubs lost their opener 16-5 against the Braves. Better luck next time boys!


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The Next Set

April 5, 2010
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6. Lou Malnati’s

7. Shedd Aquarium

8. Soldier Field

9. The Art Institute of Chicago

10. The Magnificent Mile

Stay tuned friends!


5. Wrigley Field

April 5, 2010
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Because I know very little about baseball– most often sports in general– other than that the snacks are PHENOMENAL, I turn to YouTube for help in describing what’s to potentially come at Wrigley Field this season.


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4. Sears/Willis Tower Skydeck

March 30, 2010
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And ironically, from number four on my must see list, you can see four states: Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin (on a clear day, that is) just by walking around the Skydeck!

Like any other must see there are dozens of fun facts about the Skydeck.. But simply enough, my trip to the Skydeck will take place at sunset on a warm, summer evening.

Yikes! Do you have the courage to step on to The Ledge?!

*image via Google


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3. Navy Pier

March 25, 2010
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Time to take a break from reading to watch… Enjoy!


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2. Ed Debevic’s

March 24, 2010
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On my last visit to Chicago as I was driving to my hotel, everyone in the car started raving when we passed Ed Debevic’s.. “Ugh, we haaave to go to Ed Debevic’s while we’re here,” “I’ve been there!” “Me too!” “Who hasn’t been to Ed Debevic’s?” And that’s when I realized, I have never been to the famous Ed Debevic’s. Devastating. And so number two on the must see list: Ed Debevic’s.

While I do not know a whole lot about the famous burger joint, I do know that like a scene from Happy Days, the 50s style Ed Debevic’s features delicious diner food, from shakes to burgers. Beyond that, the staff are outrageously entertaining, rudeness being the most interesting facet of their character.

On top of everything, the mouthwatering menu is enough to tempt anyone: Chili, burgers, wieners, salads, sandwiches, fries, rings, one of the most amazing dessert lists I’ve ever seen, and “fountain creations” to name a few.

And now, I’m ready to book a plane ticket to Chicago and enter a food coma soon after arriving.

*image via Google


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    Enthusiastic PR student graduating from BU in May, then taking on Chicago one must see at a time!

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