We’re excited to be mentioned not once, but twice in the Chicago Sun Time’s guide to the city – what’s more is that REAL Chicagoans contributed to putting these Chicago hot spots together. Tried and true for locals and tourists alike, when you’re seeking an authentic and delicious meal, Gene & Georgetti’s got you covered.

Originally published on Jul 9, 2021 on Chicago Sun-Times, by Matt Moore:

Where would you take a newcomer to Chicago? Readers gave us hundreds of ideas.

We heard a lot of the usual suspects — like downtown landmarks. But this local’s guide to the city is filled with spots, too, that speak to neighborhood knowledge.

With people getting out more now that more are vaccinated and COVID-19 restrictions largely are lifted, we asked Sun-Times readers to tell us where they’d take someone visiting Chicago for the first time.

Hundreds of people responded, offering their collective take on a local’s guide to the city.

Everybody had at least a few must-sees to suggest. There were the expected downtown landmarks, of course, but also beloved spots across the city.

“Lou Mitchell’s for breakfast, Lou Malnati’s for deep dish and Gene & Georgetti for steak. It’s all about the food!” — Donna Mazarka

“Chicago History Museum, Art Institute, Mr. Beef, Club Lago, the Green Door, Twin Anchors, Old Town Ale House, Miller’s Pub, Laschet’s Inn, Gibsons and Gene and Georgetti.” — Jan Smid

Check out the full list here.

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