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The Ritz-Carlton Chicago

The Ritz-Carlton Chicago is one of only 3 Five Star Hotels in Chicago.  The Ritz Carlton opened in Chicago in 1975 atop the Water Tower Place Building. PHOTO CREDS : By TonyTheTiger - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21782687 … [Read More...]

The Peninsula Chicago

The Peninsula is one of only three 5-star hotels in Chicago.  The Peninsula Chicago is a 20-story luxury hotel located at the intersection of East Superior Street and North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. The hotel is part of The Peninsula Hotels group based in Hong Kong. In late 2009 the hotel was purchased by Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels who previously owned 92.5% of the hotel before the takeover.  In 2004 the hotel won three major awards: Travel + Leisure Magazine's award for #1 Hotel … [Read More...]

The Palmer House

The Palmer House Hilton is a famous and historic hotel in Chicago in the city's Loop area. (Picture to your left is the lobby of the Palmer House).  Currently operating as the Palmer House - A Hilton Hotel, it is a Historic Hotel of America member, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (Source): Wikipedia (Photo Cred): CC BY-SA 3.0, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5611736 … [Read More...]

The Drake Hotel

The Drake Hotel, 140 East Walton Place, Chicago, Illinois, is a luxury, full-service hotel.  (In the photo on the left, the Drake is the building with the Pink Neon Sign) The hotel is located downtown Chicago on the lake side of Michigan Avenue.  The hotel is only two blocks from the John Hancock Center and about a block south of Oak Street Beach right at the top of the Magnificent Mile. The Drake Overlooks Lake Michigan, it was founded in 1920, designed in the Italian Renaissance style by the … [Read More...]

The Best Chicago Italian Beef Spots

The Italian Beef Sandwich is a Chicago Staple and it was originally created here in the 30’s.  You can order an Italian Beef a few different ways, Hot, Sweet , Dry, & Dipped.   When you order the Beef Sandwich hot, you get the Italian Beef topped with Giardiniera hot peppers.  When you order the Beef Sandwich sweet, you get cooked Sweet Peppers.  When you order the Beef Sandwich Dry, there is no Au jus.  When you order the Beef Dipped, the whole sandwich is dipped in the Au jus. … [Read More...]