The neighborhood joints and cafes around the city give a certain charm to the food scene. So much so, tourists rank Chicago 8th in the nation and residents place it 9th out of a list of 35 metropolises.

Bridgeport (Chicago, Illinois)
Patrons at the Bridgeport Coffee House at 3101 S. Morgan St. which serves as an anchor of this artsy community of Chicago. Zbigniew Bzdak/ Tribune