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Rob's Saved Places
Bed Bath & Beyond is one of Rob's Saved Places.

1. Bed Bath & Beyond

5.9
1800 N Clybourn Ave (at W Willow St), Chicago, IL
Furniture / Home Store · North Side · 16 tips and reviews
Ogilvie Transportation Center is one of Rob's Saved Places.

2. Ogilvie Transportation Center

6.4
500 W Madison St (btwn N Canal St & N Clinton St), Chicago, IL
Train Station · West Loop · 164 tips and reviews
A Red Orchid Theatre is one of Rob's Saved Places.

3. A Red Orchid Theatre

6.6
1531 N Wells St (at North Ave), Chicago, IL
Theater · Old Town · 3 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: This adaptation of The Illiad is performed by young girls of Red Orchid’s youth ensemble. The girls play the male roles, while the female roles are played by dolls, handed back and forth like prizes. Read more.

Location of Fictional Championship Vinyl is one of Rob's Saved Places.

4. Location of Fictional Championship Vinyl

6.3
Milwaukee & Honore, Chicago, IL
Building · Wicker Park · 7 tips and reviews

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: Although scenes set in "Championship Vinyl" weren't actually shot in a record store, you can still buy new and used vinyl at Reckless Records, located nearby at 1532 N Milwaukee. Read more.

Davanti Enoteca Chicago is one of Rob's Saved Places.

5. Davanti Enoteca Chicago

1359 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · University Village - Little Italy · 87 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Thought you’d want to know: Davanti Enoteca has been nominated for Best New Italian in Time Out Chicago’s 2011 Eat Out Awards. Vote now! Read more.

The Coffee Studio is one of Rob's Saved Places.

6. The Coffee Studio

8.8
5628 N Clark St (at Olive Ave), Chicago, IL
Coffee Shop · Edgewater · 77 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: The quiche selection, featuring a wild mushroom pie and the vegan desserts are a draw and the smooth shots of espresso and midcentury-modern design that make this the sexiest coffee shop on the block. Read more.

Zanies Comedy Club is one of Rob's Saved Places.

7. Zanies Comedy Club

8.1
1548 N Wells St (btwn North Ave & Schiller St), Chicago, IL
Comedy Club · Old Town · 21 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Remember the olden days when comedy clubs with a two-drink minimum policy ruled? That era is long gone, but this venerable laugh factory has managed to hang on. Read more.

The Fig Tree is one of Rob's Saved Places.

8. The Fig Tree

7.8
1037 W Madison St (Carpenter), Chicago, IL
Gift Shop · Near West Side · 2 tips and reviews

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: Stop in to The Fig Tree to find the perfect gift for any occasion. Offering candles, baby items, jewelry, lotions, cards, and more, The Fig Tree is sure to have just what you need!

Tribeca is one of Rob's Saved Places.

9. Tribeca

5.9
1050 W Madison St, Chicago, IL
Women's Store · Near West Side · 2 tips and reviews

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: Tribeca is passionate about color - you’ll have to look hard to find anything black in the store! If you’re a woman who loves fun yet sophisticated clothing, Tribeca is the place for you.

Chizakaya is one of Rob's Saved Places.

10. Chizakaya

3056 N Lincoln Ave (at N Greenview Ave), Cook County, IL
Japanese Restaurant · Lakeview · 20 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: The menu has hits and misses, but crispy pork belly, corn fritters and housemade tofu are must-haves. Order liberally from the sake, beer and especially the cocktail list. Read more.

Forever Yogurt is one of Rob's Saved Places.

11. Forever Yogurt

7.4
1924 W North Ave (at N Winchester Ave), Chicago, IL
Frozen Yogurt Shop · Bucktown · 46 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: This do-it-yourself yogurt bar delivers choice: 14 flavors of fro-yo, 40-plus toppings (malted milk balls, cereals, mochi cubes, fresh fruit), all culminating in a weigh-in. Read more.

Zanies Comedy Club is one of Rob's Saved Places.

12. Zanies Comedy Club

8.1
1548 N Wells St (btwn North Ave & Schiller St), Chicago, IL
Comedy Club · Old Town · 21 tips and reviews

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: Zanies hosts stand-up comedy headliners such as Jay Leno, Richard Lewis and Emo Phillips.

M Burger is one of Rob's Saved Places.

13. M Burger

7.3
5 W Ontario St (btwn N State St & N Dearborn St), Chicago, IL
Burger Joint · Near North Side · 86 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: This place is all about the shakes—specifically, the off-menu shake-of-the-month, which rotates among addictive flavors like double espresso and hot fudge (and less exciting ones like caramel-pumpkin) Read more.

Location of Fictional Championship Vinyl is one of Rob's Saved Places.

14. Location of Fictional Championship Vinyl

6.3
Milwaukee & Honore, Chicago, IL
Building · Wicker Park · 7 tips and reviews

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: This northwest corner storefront was dressed as Championship Vinyl for the movie "High Fidelity" (2000). This was Rob Gordon’s (John Cusack's) Wicker Park record store. Read more.

Loretta's Bake Shop and Café is one of Rob's Saved Places.

15. Loretta's Bake Shop and Café

939 W Randolph St (btwn Morgan & Sangamon), Chicago, IL
Bakery · West Town · 13 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: All sweets are miniature. This is cute (bite-size cookies, adorable!) but also may be causing some technical challenges: The chocolate-chunk cookies were dry, the pound cake overly spongy. Read more.

Dark Matter Coffee (Star Lounge Coffee Bar) is one of Rob's Saved Places.

16. Dark Matter Coffee (Star Lounge Coffee Bar)

9.1
2521 W Chicago Ave (btwn Campbell Ave & Rockwell St), Chicago, IL
Coffee Shop · West Town · 97 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Thought you'd want to know: Dark Matter has been nominated for Best Local Coffee Roaster in Time Out Chicago’s 2011 Eat Out Awards. Vote now! Read more.

Briar Street Theatre is one of Rob's Saved Places.

17. Briar Street Theatre

8.6
3133 N Halsted St (at Briar Pl), Chicago, IL
Theater · Lake View East · 55 tips and reviews

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: Make sure to arrive by curtain time, or you might become part of the show! Latecomers may find themselves in a spotlight and the subject of a funny song.

Glenn's Diner & Seafood House is one of Rob's Saved Places.

18. Glenn's Diner & Seafood House

8.4
1820 W Montrose Ave (at Wolcott Ave.), Chicago, IL
Seafood Restaurant · Ravenswood · 112 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Try the cioppino from our 100 Best list: Among the reasons people flock to the place is this classic San Francisco dish: a spicy broth sporting a rotating cast of fish, sweet shrimp & tender mussels.

Bangers & Lace is one of Rob's Saved Places.

19. Bangers & Lace

8.5
1670 West Division Street, Wicker Park (at Paulina Ave), Chicago, IL
Bar · Wicker Park · 154 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: The Monday brunch revealed that every menu item contains sausage. Crispy chicken and waffles? It’s chicken sausage. A light, tender veggie frittata topped with fennel fronds? Vegetarian sausage. Read more.

one sixtyblue is one of Rob's Saved Places.

20. one sixtyblue

1400 W Randolph St (ogden), Chicago, IL
American Restaurant · Fulton Market · 17 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Try seasonal creations like candied Buddha hand citrus with cheesecake custard and lemon sherbet or go for the chocolate peanut-butter terrine with banana meringue, bacon and curried peanut brittle. Read more.

21. The Lifeway Kefir Shop

6.7
108 N State St (W Randolph St), Chicago, IL
Frozen Yogurt Shop · The Loop · 15 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Top Starfruit’s frozen kefir with anything from Brazilian gogi berries to Milk & Honey granola at this location of the probiotic yogurt chain. Read more.

Falafill is one of Rob's Saved Places.

22. Falafill

3202 N Broadway St (at W Belmont Ave), Chicago, IL
Falafel Restaurant · Lake View East · 40 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Close inspection of the crispy falafel, featuring an almost neon-green, fluffy interior that wafts cumin and coriander perfume, reveals this Lakeview spot has serious balls Read more.

Udupi Palace is one of Rob's Saved Places.

23. Udupi Palace

7.4
2543 W Devon Ave (at N Rockwell St), Chicago, IL
Indian Restaurant · West Ridge · 24 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: This 100 percent vegetarian South Indian spot puts carnivores to shame with its famous dosai—a gigantic cumin-, potato-, and onion-filled rice and lentil crêpe that comes in a dozen varieties. Read more.

Unabridged Books is one of Rob's Saved Places.

24. Unabridged Books

9.4
3251 N Broadway St (at W Melrose St), Chicago, IL
Bookstore · Lake View East · 41 tips and reviews

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: An independent neighborhood bookstore, Unabridged Bookstore is known for its specialization in gay and lesbian titles, but carries something for the book lover in anyone

Chiasso is one of Rob's Saved Places.

25. Chiasso

2112 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL
Furniture / Home Store · North Side · 5 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: As the company's only brick-and-mortar store, find items like wall decals, clocks and vases for less than $20.

Ipsento Coffee House is one of Rob's Saved Places.

26. Ipsento Coffee House

8.8
2035 N Western Ave (at W McLean Ave), Chicago, IL
Coffee Shop · Bucktown · 122 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: "Baristas are superfriendly, direct-trade beans are roasted in small batches weekly and offered in a variety of brew methods (such as pour-over and French press) that turn out lovely cups of coffee." Read more.

27. Tut's Food & Liquor

503 N La Salle Dr (W Illinois St), Chicago, IL
Grocery Store · River North · 1 tip

Réjane T.Réjane T: The usual guy at the counter is really nice and helpful! Great prices.

Dark Matter Coffee (Star Lounge Coffee Bar) is one of Rob's Saved Places.

28. Dark Matter Coffee (Star Lounge Coffee Bar)

9.1
2521 W Chicago Ave (btwn Campbell Ave & Rockwell St), Chicago, IL
Coffee Shop · West Town · 97 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: "Sidle up to the 'bar' for a taste of Dark Matter coffee, which is roasted in eight-pound batches above the café in unusual flavor profiles that have caught the attention of area restaurants." Read more.

Merz Apothecary is one of Rob's Saved Places.

29. Merz Apothecary

8.6
4716 N Lincoln Ave (at W Leland Ave), Chicago, IL
Pharmacy · Ravenswood · 18 tips and reviews

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: Around since 1875, this apothecary's original location is stacked floor-to-ceiling with every medicine, scent and homeopathic brand you can think of. It's one of Lincoln Square's many hip boutiques. Read more.

Bandera Restaurant is one of Rob's Saved Places.

30. Bandera Restaurant

8.4
535 N Michigan Ave (at E Grand Ave), Chicago, IL
New American Restaurant · Streeterville · 210 tips and reviews

BravoBravo: The lamb is delish and their skillet cornbread will make your heart stop. -Dave Martin, Top Chef