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Live Like a Local in Chicago

Finding tourist attractions in Chicago is easy, but those are some of the overseen places that many have already heard of before. The locals know of several favored places that not many know about. Live like a local in Chicago by heading to these locations and becoming a regular.

Eat Like a Chicagoan

Those looking for a fun night out should head to Blue Frog's Local 22. It boasts the best burgers and beer in Chicago. Karaoke is offered five nights a week, with an outdoor patio seating and board games available. Karaoke starts at 10 each night, Tuesday through Saturday. Specialty burgers, sandwiches, and wraps are some of the local favorites.

Orso’s is another favored establishment. A romantic setting is available to those looking to enjoy an Italian meal. Traditional pasta dishes are well-liked at this restaurant.

Chicago-Style Shopping

Shopping is plentiful in Chicago. Locals love to head to The Water Tower Place, an eight story mall filled with shops, restaurants, and a glass elevator. It’s easy to spend the day there, with over 100 locations to visit. Some of the best places to shop include Hollister, Macy’s, Coach, Claire’s, Sephora, and Express.

Shop 1021 is a shop located in downtown Chicago. It is a lifestyle boutique with an assortment of items offered, ranging from gardening tools to cookbooks, homemade candies to kitchen accessories, and much more. It is a great place to get fashionable items for the home.

Finding a Chicago Hair Stylist

XEX is the location to go for a cut, color, extensions, and even bridal makeup. Their stylists offer a wide range of services to both men and women, for daily life and also special events. New customers receive a free consultation to discuss hair services and the look they are hoping to achieve. The salon is open Monday through Saturday. People can call (312) 646-3749, or go online, to make an appointment.

Tuesday through Saturday, Urban Lift is open. Three days a week, the salon is open for late hours, not closing until 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. This provides the chance for first shifters to head over after work, or even after dinner, to get the cut they need. Every first time visitor gets 10 percent off their price. Anyone that refers a friend gets $20 off during their next visit. To book an appointment, call (773) 281-5438.

Chicago has plenty to see and do, including restaurants to visit, hair stylists to head to, and shopping centers where an abundance of stores offer incredible products. Locals have discovered several frequented locations that newcomers can feel free to enjoy.

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