For almost 40 years Bruno’s has been an institution in this tough little city, located some 90 miles northwest of Chicago, renowned for huge pizzas and homemade pasta.
One of the advantages of living in the city is the opportunity to temporarily live out of your league. A perch at the poshest cocktail lounge brings an hour of the good life at perhaps $25 per drink.
For the foreseeable future, we'll be using our Out There guide with both feet on the ground. These clips makes an acceptable stand-in for real-life adventures in the solar system.
Looking as if it was floated down to its lakeside position by some superior future civilisation, The Serpentine Bar & Kitchen is one of a pair of restaurants designed by Patrick Gwynne in 1964.
The grandeur and opulence of the 1920s is alive and well in the Hotel Alfonso XIII, which was designed in the neomudejar style, a distinctive Sevillian architecture that mixes Moorish and Spanish influences.