Outside of Mexico, these are the most authentic tacos I've ever tasted. Seriously, I've tried tacos up and down the West Coast (Los Angeles, Watsonville, Santa Cruz, San Francisco), and in Mexico (Cancun, Yucatan, Tijuanja, Baja) and this is by far my number one pick. You have a choice of asada, pollo, cabesa, langua, al pastor, or cesos. Each taco is made to order with a generous amount of cilantro, onion, and the homemade red or green sauce. Fresh Mexican limes are served with each plate of tacos. My friends and I made this our second home while we were in high school, often ditching class to come here. If I didn't live in Chicago, I'd eat here everyday.
Petey's reminds me (and will remind you) of having a stiff drink at the home of someone from a bygone era (your great-grandmother, perhaps?). I recall shag carpet, wood paneling, and a very homey atmosphere (lots of old people) at this place. As you step through the doorway you get the immediate sense that you really are entering the livingroom of Petey's bungalow. It's like he's been hosting a party in his home for half a century and no one has ever left. Everyone is quite friendly (maybe the booze) and the food is no-nonsense meatloaf, pot roast, and other things that you might have expected on the menu at grandma's place. They don't hold back on the booze either, so make sure you've got a designated driver. Highly recommend. A must eat.
Say you're in the market for a scalpel or a stethoscope, look no further. This place has the latest and greatest in medical supplies (this is where all the doctors I know shop). If you're planning on climbing Mount Everest, or just entering your local AFC competition, this is the place to stock up on your meds, and medical supplies.
Klee's is a family owned establishment that's been in Chicago for more than one hundred years (or close to that). The staff is knowledgeable and helpful, and willing to answer your questions about clubs, and other golf related items. Prices are fair, and you're treated well.
When it comes to cards (greeting, get well soon, sympathy, holiday, birthday, anniversary, first communion, bat mitzvah, Qwanza, you name it), this place is the best. I don't care if you're a Jew or a Christian (or any other kind of person), this place has a card that will tickle your fancy. I found a card here for my cat (and she liked it). The staff is great, and you're only about one block from Jake's Pub, where you can share your purchases with friends over a pint. They also have candles, and other things like that.
This places is one of the best in Chicago for authentic tacos. If you're a transplant like myself from somewhere on the West Coast, you will appreciate Zaca Tacos. I haven't found anything that compares in Chicago. And, I haven't had a single thing here that I haven't liked. The tacos are fantastic. The staff are great. Yum.
This is a great course. It will challenge even the best golfers. However, I recommend getting out early as the place has a tendency to back up pretty quickly (and we all know what that's like--as in, not good). The staff here are average (in service, not intelligence--I didn't have time to test anyone), but the course makes up for what the clubhouse lacks in friendliness (and possibly intelligence). As long as you beat the crowds (with whatever you can find), you won't be disappointed in a round at GD.
Nice pub, and Fire fans are welcome. Beers are good, and so is the service. We had a great time here before a few Fire matches last season. I can't say enough about this place (it would be impossible). It was great.
Nice local bar if you're into sports and people who also like sports: this place is sporty. Don't forget to wear your favorite team's jersey (so you'll look like you're into sports, even if you're not). Don't expect high fives or friendly chit chat.
At Keegan's you can rest assured that your server will understand the finer nuances of pulling a pint of Guinness. This also a great place to meet up with friends and enjoy a baseball game or some friendly conversation (or not so friendly, depending on their mood that day).