36 Hours in Chicago: Things to Do and See

6 p.m. Dine in a fast-changing neighborhood

Once a hub of meat processing back when the poet Carl Sandburg called Chicago “hog butcher for the world,” the West Loop is now one of the city’s fastest-growing neighborhoods — McDonald’s relocated its corporate headquarters there in 2018, and high-end condo towers keep popping up. Restaurants, like the Danish-influenced Elske and the line-out-the-door burger joint Au Cheval, are the true draw for visitors. If you can score a table, dine at the easygoing Rose Mary, which borrows from the cuisines of Croatia and Italy to produce heirloom tomato salad ($21), grilled clams ($19), tuna crudo ($22) and cevapi, a sausage

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