Chicago by a local

di Selene Scinicariello

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Today we are going to talk with Alistair Banerjee, he is going to tell us about Chicago.




What city are you going to tell us about?



Is it the city where you are living right now?

Yes, it is.


How would you describe Chicago to someone who has never been there?

#1 restaurant city in the US. One of the greenest and cleanest cities with over 500 museums and 600 festivals taking place every year.


navigazione su un water taxi chicago

© Alistair Banerjee.


What is your favourite place in Chicago?

The Mag Mile. Take a stroll, enjoy the beauty of this city, and feel the energy and friendliness of Chicagoans!


What is the one thing you think can’t be missed when you are visiting Chicago?

360 Chicago.


What is your favourite thing to do in Chicago when you have some time off?

Have deep dish pizza at Lou Malnati!


Grattacieli e riflessi di luci nella città di chicago.

© Alistair Banerjee.


What is your favourite restaurant?

Au Cheval. One of the best burgers in the world. Voted #1 in the US.


What is your favourite cheap restaurant for a quick lunch?

Less than $7 for a delicious burger + fresh cut friends at Red Hot Ranch.


Chicago Skyline.

Chicago Skyline.


What’s your favourite place to have a beer or a cocktail in Chicago?

Revolution Brewery. Tons of local craft beers from across the state.


What do you recommend doing on a rainy day?

Visit 360 Chicago and check out the city from 95th floor… Have some coffe/beer at the adjacent bar.


What do you recommend doing for free in Chicago?

Visit the Millenium Park. The largest of its kind in the world.


Millenium Park, Chicago.

Millenium Park, Chicago.


Is there one thing not many people know about Chicago you would like to tell us?

Chicago has over 15000 restaurants and many signature cuisine. It’s a safe city and one of the most-open-minded places in the US. Only in Chicago will you see a rainbow flag on top of a church!!


Anything else you think we should know?

#ChooseChicago. Forget about LA and New York. You have no idea how gorgeous this place is!!


Thank you Alistair for showing us Chicago through your eyes. You gave us some amazing advices!


Alistair Banerjee

I’m a journalist and you can check my travel stories at or follow me @_wortheverydime on Instagram.


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