From the Back Cover
Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer.
- Everything you need to know about the city, from deep-dish pizza and architecture to shopping and jazz clubs. Plus, detailed maps and info on Chicago's neighborhoods.
- Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.
- Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget.
- Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.
About the Author
A Chicago-area native and the son of a Trans World Airlines employee, Michael Austin caught the travel bug at a profoundly young age (around about 9, he guesses). Today he is a freelance writer specializing in food, wine, and, naturally, travel. His stories and personal essays have appeared in Esquire, GQ, Outside, and the Chicago Tribune Magazine. Most recently he collaborated with Oprah Winfrey’s personal chef, Art Smith, on Back to the Family, a cookbook featuring reflections on sharing meals with loved ones. A James Beard Award finalist for feature writing, Michael lives in his favorite city, Chicago.