I 2nd Gino’s east if you like Chicago style pie. It’s the best in the city. I go there every time I visit Chicago. Expect a bit of a wait to sit and then about 45 min to an hour for the pie to cook. Fado Irish pub is also a great little Irish pub where all of the staff are actually from Ireland. If you want some good blues, right next to fado is the world famous “blue Chicago” blues bar. Very small but great music. If you are staying the weekend and want a upscale place the signature room on the 95th is fantastic. It’s on the 95th floor of the Hancock building, or you can go to the signature lounge on the 96th just one floor higher. Both have outstanding 360 degree views of the city. If you have time check out the Lincoln park zoo. It’s fantastic and free. I wish I could make the trip, but I’ll be in Boston this weekend. For those of you going, Have fun and as always, go zips!!!