By Martha Carrillo
Chicago is an emblematic city that at some point appears in the lives of travelers. In its streets and impressive buildings, the past of a metropolis that was reborn from the ashes of a great fire converges with a future full of unique architectural proposals and a gastronomic paradise.
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel to this city and one of my first encounters with its symbolic constructions was aboard a cruise on the Chicago River, where we got to know dozens of buildings, their history and curiosities from the hand of a student from architecture, the passion was present in the tour!
This tour is recommended for a first encounter with the city. The architecture of the so-called “city of the winds” is one of its main attractions and you will undoubtedly find a building along the way that will take your breath away, for me it was the Marina City, with its corncob shape.
In Alan around the World, food and the search for places to get to know the places we visit through the palate is very important and after an unforgettable brunch in “Skydeck”, the building with one of the highest viewpoints in the city and cubes of embossed glass to take photos (not suitable for the faint of heart) we begin a path full of good flavors.
Although Chicago-style pizza is a benchmark around the world, the city has an impressive gastronomic diversity with cuisines from all over the planet. Here is a selection of the restaurants I was able to visit during my trip:
Bar Mar by the Spanish chef José Andrés will bring the flavors of the sea to your table. In this place, I had a great culinary experience with an unforgettable tuna ceviche.
Address: 120 N Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 820-6602
Hours: Monday to Friday from 11 AM – 11 PM, Saturdays from 3 PM – 11 PM and closed on Sundays.
If we talk about awards and nominations, the Tzuco restaurant of the Mexican Carlos Gaytan (who has a Michelin star) has crept into the gastronomic scene in the United States.
The menu evokes the flavors of Huitzuco, Guerrero, in honor of the chef’s birthplace, with a mix of French cuisine achieving great success.
Address: 720 N State Street, Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 374-8995
Hours: Monday to Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
But if there is an unmissable gastronomic experience in Chicago, without a doubt it would be in the Mexican neighborhood. HaiSous Vietnamese restaurant confirmed my taste for oriental food.
Thai Dang, the executive chef, is a great host and the flavors will take you on a journey to South East Asia, you can’t miss it!
Address: 1800 S Carpenter St, Chicago, IL 60608, United States.
Hours: Thursday through Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The city is full of stories and alone, it has incredible places for the best photos of your trips. However, it is worth knowing the Wndr Museum.
In this interactive site, they will be able to be part of the exhibitions and participate in them with their cell phone. During my visit I was able to see an exhibition of Yayoi Kusama, a very instagrammable site!
Do you know Chicago? what would you recommend
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