Downtown Chicago architecture

Downtown Chicago architecture

It was a wonderful fall weekend spent walking the streets of downtown Chicago. A few of the noted features – the architecture is fabulous, there seems to be a steak house (Chop House?) on every corner, friendly people (see Street Poet below) and the abundance of dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities in such a concentrated space.

Friday night saw us dining at Embeya, a new Asian Fusion restaurant at W. Randolph and N. Jefferson. It would not be an exaggeration to say that this might rank as one of the top ten dining experiences of my life. Check it out at Embeya.com

Saturday was Italian night – dining at Maggiano’s Little Italy at Grand and Clark.. delicious and authentic!

Within easy walking distance of our hotel at Illinois and Dearborn – Nordstroms and Bloomingdales, a Rain Forest Cafe, Steak and Chop houses too numerous to count, Navy Pier, movie theaters, the luxury shopping venues along Michigan Avenue, the Chicago River, etc. Chicago’s downtown proved to be the perfect get-away on a cool fall weekend.

A modern American Venice?

A modern American Venice?

Navy Pier Beer Garden

Navy Pier Beer Garden – is this where they grow their brew?

Chicago River & Lake Michigan cruises for every taste

Chicago River & Lake Michigan cruises for every taste

Chicago Street Poet

Chicago Street Poet improvises spontaneous verse

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