The Chicago Bucket List


1. Eat at the Holy Trinity of chicken wings: Wings Around the World (03/28/10), Crisp, and Great Seas Chinese Restaurant

2. Throw an event with over 100 attendees.

3. Go on an Architectural Boat Tour.

4. Ride every stop of every El and subway line in one day.

5. Go sailing on Lake Michigan

6. Get in the RedEye (Page 14 – 04/06/10)

7. Visit Garfield Conservatory

8. Go to a Wrigley Field for a Cubs game and U.S. Cellular Field for a Sox game on the same day (need a rainout!)

9. Check out the Skydeck at Sears Tower

10. Attend 10 Chicago street festivals (Belmont/Sheffield Music Festival, Do Division, Mayfest, Ribfest, Andersonville Midsommerfest, West Fest, Chicago Pride Parade, Taste of Lincoln Avenue, Taste of Polonia, Octoberfest tbd)

11. Turtle races at Big Joe’s

12. Slam poetry at the Green Mill

13. Throw a BBQ at the Chicago lakefront (05/31/10)

14. Hit up Docks and AP Deli in the same day for eats

15. Tour the Board of Trade and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

16. Tour all of the breweries in Chicago for Craft Beer (Three Floyd’s, Half Acre, Goose Island, Two Brothers Brewing Company, Haymarket, Piece, Revolution)

17. Check out the Chicago History Museum

18. Brunch at M Henry

19. Improv Circuit (Second City, Improv Olympic, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, Comedysportz)

20. Take a dance lesson and dance at Summerfest

21. Try 5 different beers from a) Hopleaf b) Map Room c) Quenchers d) The Globe Pub

22. Tailgate at Soldier Field

23. Catch a night of music at Buddy Guy’s Legends

24. Attend Veggie Bingo Night and a Dance Party at the Hideout

25. Eat smoked salmon at Calumet Fisheries (05/15/10)

26. Eat a piece of the Pyramid of Meat at the Fiesta del Sol

27. Purchase fireworks from Indiana and blow them up

28. Walk the entire Lower Wacker Drive

29. Visit Graceland Cemetery and find all of the famous Chicagoans

30. Eat at the Vienna Beef Factory Store (06/22/10)

31. Visit the Virgin Mary stain at Fullerton and 90/94 (06/22/10)

32. First Fridays at the MCA

33. Second Fridays in Pilsen Art District

34. Play a blind draw dart tournament at Di’s Den

35. Visit the Chicago Data Center, hub of the internet.

36. Eat at Smoque, Fat Willy’s Rib Shack, Smoke Daddy

37. Witness the Chicago Full Moon Fire Jam (05/27/10)

38. Watch Too Much Light Makes the Baby Goes Blind

39. Dim Sum Brunch and Shopping in Chinatown

40. Mario’s Italian Ice

41. Attending a Man-B-Que Beer & Burger Tasting, and MEATING

42. Eat a sundae at Margie’s Candies (06/22/10)

43. Watch a Cubs game from a company suite (07/03/10)

44. Eat at Girl & the Goat (07/07/10)

45. Sushi at Lawrence Fish Market (07/25/10)

46. Attend Yelp Summerfest (08/06/10)

47. Experience the Chicago Fire (08/08/10)

48. Italian Beef Crawl 2010 (09/25/10)

49. Spend an Afternoon at the Racetrack

50. Eat brunch at The Bristol

51. Catch a show at the Kingston Mines

52. Eat Harold’s Chicken Shack

53. Have dinner at Alinea

54. Eat blowfish at Ai Sushi

55. Take a tour of Wrigley Field

56. Win the Windy City Darters Championship

57. Check out the Berghoff

58. Go for the Maxwell Street Polish Sausage

59. Catch DJ Colette, DJ Heather, and DJ John Simmons at Smartbar

60. Gourmet Dim Sum at Shanghai Terrace at the Peninsula Hotel (01/25/11)

61. Try a Chicago Food Truck (05/18/11)

62. Chief O’Neill’s Sunday Brunch

63. Attend a Show at The Old Town School of Folk Music

64. Fried Chicken at The Southern (05/14/11)

65. Deep Dish at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria (05/23/11)

66. 5411 Empanada Truck

67. The Doughnut Vault

68. Check out a Cubs Rooftop

69. Dinner at Isla Pilipina

70. Banh Mi at Saigon Sisters

71. Brunch at NoMI

72. Get Cuts at Peoria Meat Packing

73. Monster Truck JAM!

74. Ribs at Gale Street Inn

75. Crawfish Boil at Toon’s

76. Sunrise at the Lake

77. Pig Roast at Frontier

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