Hold the ketchup.....
A proper Chicago style hot dog is a Vienna Beef hot dog served in a poppy seed bun with green relish, onions, sport pepers, a tomato slice, a pickle spear, yellow mustard with a dash of celery salt. NO KETCHUP. Ask for it and you will get a dirty look.
Ketchup is of course permissable on french fries.
Walk up and down Michigan...
Walk up and down Michigan Avenue (primarily between the Wrigley Building [by the bridge over the Chicago River] and Lake Shore Drive [just past the Hancock Building]). This is what's called the Magnificent Mile, which is just a line of shops, many high-end, and places to eat (but mainly shops). The best time to be here is Christmas, though, with the holiday rush! Being in Chicago at Christmastime, the day after Thanksgiving. Everything on Michigan Ave. is lit up, there are people everywhere, shopping for their Christmas gifts. Marshall Field's has the traditional Christmas window displays, and if you're lucky enough to be there on a cold, snowy December (or November) day, it just completes the whole Christmasy feeling. Ah, but I can't stop there... get a hot espresso drink or some hot chocolate, and mmmmmmm.... good times. But, there's more... an outdoor ice-skating rink if it's cold enough, musicians on the street, and the German Christmas market - Christkindlmarket (pictured here).
What does this mean?
This sign, in Latin, is on a house outside Wrigley Field. I have no idea what it means. In fact, I'm stumped. If you can email me with the answer, I'll give you...my eternal gratification. Thanks!
***Here's the answer, from VTer Itsfunhavingfun. Thanks Kevin!!!***
EAMUS CATULI means "Let's go Cubs!" AC026097 stands for Anno Catuli (Year of the Cubs). The numbers are how many years since they won their division, the National League Pennant and the World Series.
Ethnic Neighborhoods: German
Also known as "my neighborhood", Lincoln Square (not to be confused with Lincoln Park, Lincoln Town, Lincoln Center, Lincon Village, Lincolnwood, or the City of Lincoln) has the rest of what was once a very heavily German neighborhood. There seems to be some concentrated effort to restore or preserve its character and certain places are fixtures. You can visit an apotheke, buy German food or imported goods, as well as shop in stores featuring German eyeglasses or shoes. In autumn, it is common for people to set up a portable stereo and waltz by the fountain dressed in formal wear. This is also where we celebrate Oktoberfest. I'm the one pointing at the camera.
Located near the Cook County Administrative Building at 69 W. Washington St., the playful image of Joan Miro's MIRO'S CHICAGO is derived from the artist's memories of his homeland in Catalonia Spain. Using his unique visual symbolism, Miro envisions the mystical presence of an earth deity, both cosmic and worldly.