A must have chicago dog, topped with tomatoes, onion, mustard, Neon green relish, a whole pickle spear and sprinkled with celery salt in a steamed poppy seed bun.
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Hanger 9–511 South Illinois Avenue. Carbondale IL. 62901
As a college town, Champaign-Urbana has a few cool things going on. First of all, they are home to PARASOL RECORDS, (TT-Sadly Parasol has closed) one of the best record shops around for indie music.
The following information may not be up to date. When possible, it is recommended that you phone ahead.
Esquire Lounge-106 N. Walnut, Champaign (217-398-5858)
Mike and Mollys-105 North Market Street Champaign, IL 61820 (217) 355-1236
Legends-522 East Green, Champaign
Murphys Pub-604 East Green, Ch (217-352-7275) (they also serve food)
Cowboy Monkey-6 Taylor Street, Champaign.
Highdive-51 Main, Champaign
Red Herring – 1209 W. Oregon Urbana, IL 61801- 217-344-1176
The Red Herring is located in the downstairs of the Channing-Murray Foundation. Part-time vegetarian restaurant, and part-time concert venue. The Venue host shows from the independent media center. IMC shows are all ages, non-smoking, and alcohol free, unless otherwise noted.
Chester Street-63 Chester, Ch (217-356-5607) (unofficially a “gay bar”, but mixed)
Dandelion-9 E Taylor (217-355-9333)
Carrie’s-204 N. Neil Street (217-352-3231)
Le Shoppe-110 East University (217-398-1520)
Big Wheel-502 East John, Ch (217-384-4864)
Parasol Records-303 West Griggs St, Urbana, IL (217-344-8609)
Record Swap-114 E University Ave.Champaign, IL 61820 (217) 367-7927
Caffe Paradisso-801 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana 384-6066-paradiso has shows sometimes and allows smoking, as well as games
Thats Rentertainment-Alternative Video Shop-(217-384-0977)
Radio Maria-119 North Walnut, Ch (217-398-7729) Ecclectic
Nitaya-134 West Church, Ch (217-359-5540) Thai
Fiesta Cafe-216 South First, Ch (217-352-5902) Mexican
Brown Elephant, 3651 N. Halsted 773-549-5943; 3939 N. Ashland 773-244-2930
Chicago Postcard Musuem-Huge collection of Vintage Linen postcards
Arlington Heights, IL
Dinorex Arlington Heights , an indoor amusement park that claims to be the “Kingdom of the Dinosaurs”. There are two Illinois locations, one in Arlington Heights and another in Crystal Lake. Both offer free admission and feature several kid sized thrill rides, including a junior roller coaster.
1227 N. Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL
Edwardsville, IL (outside of St. Louis, MO)
The Stagger Inn again-Local divey bar with shuffleboard and live bands.104 E Vandalia St, Edwardsville, IL 62025 (618) 656-4221 right next to a comic shop and across from the Walgreens
Wiener and Still Champion-802 Dempster, Evanston, IL 60202 (847) 869-0100. Hot dog joint that also makes the krispy kreme donut burger, the luther burger. Corn dogs. They make a sauce of the week! And have fried pickles too
Six Flags Great America
542 N Route 21, Gurnee, IL 60031
Big, Standard Six Flags Park
Murphysboro, Illinois (near Evansville)
17th Street Bar and Grill– 32 North 17th Street, Murphysboro, Illinois 62966, 618-684-3722- Features world championship winning BBQ.
River Grove IL (near Chicago)
Springfield has its very own sandwich: the Horseshoe.toast on a plate with a hearty hamburger patty resting on top, underneath a mound of French fries covered with a thick cheese sauce, now there are variations available with Ham and other things. Available at D’Arcy’s Pink, 661 West Stanford Avenue
There are many local Chilli restaurants serving a 2 L chilli
Dew Chilli Parlor ?-1216 S 5th St, Springfield, IL 62703
Charlie Parker’s Diner, 700 North St, 217 241 2104. diner food served in a quonset hut
Cozy Dog Drive In, 2935 South 6th St., 217-525-1992 cozydogdrivein.com, on historic Route 66. Their specialty is the Cozy Dog, a cornbread-encased hot dog known elsewhere as a corn dog. $3-$8.
Head West Sub Stop, submarine sandwiches, plus other locations
530 E Capitol St, 217 789 9101.
The Chili Parlor, 820 S. 9th Street,217 522 3722, classic Springfield chili parlors. with or without beans, with or without meat with six different levels of spiciness. Formerly Joe Rogers.
Maid-Rite Sandwich Shop, 118 N Pasfield St, 217 523 0723. loose meat sandwiches of spiced ground beef. Used to be lots of these. Sandwiches are similar to sloppy joes
Kuma’s Corner-2900 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618-5804
(773) 604-8769 www.kumascorner.com Burger joint with hybrid burgers like pulled pork on a burger or Sausage…