Distance from downtown: 2.2 miles Via: Green Line Best for: Eating, drinking, walking Go: Evening
PUBLICAN QUALITY MEATS This tiny meatpacking district butcher shop and restaurant—the little sister of Publican, located across the street—is only open during the day, but is a must for lunch or brunch.
HERZOG STORE FIXTURE COMPANY Home cooks will appreciate the restaurant-supply shops located on the 1000 block of Madison Avenue, including this one. Find loads of commercial kitchenware available to the public.
MARY BARTHELME PARK The award-winning Mary Barthelme Park, located on the south side of Monroe Street between Peoria and Sangamon Streets, features artwork (with built-in sprinklers), native plantings, and a gated dog park.
GREEKTOWN All along Halsted Street, between Monroe and Van Buren Streets, are Greek restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and gift shops, not to mention the National Hellenic Museum by RTKL’s Demetrios Stavrianos. Artopolis is great for casual fare, Pegasus for rooftop dining.
CITY WINERY Chicago’s first and only working winery rivals many on the West Coast and features event space, a tasting room, and a music venue. The adaptive reuse transformed a 25,000-square-foot food-distribution facility into an award-winning restaurant whose centerpiece is a winding, wine-bottle-lined staircase.