Chicago Field Guide

Chicago Field Guide

$20.00 USD

Chicago is a city of contrasts, and the Wildsam Chicago city guide presents a balanced and beautiful collection of stories and intel that spotlights the unvarnished place. Inside you’ll find stories from heralded locals and lesser known heroes including poets, restaurateurs,  novelists, comedians, artists and more.    

  • Interviews with chef Rick Bayless, comedian Susan Messing, artist Amanda Williams, hot dog expert Doug Sohn and more
  • Expert picks for deep-dish pizza, contemporary art, writing supplies, Lake Michigan parks and architecture
  • A Michael Jordan timeline, historical dive into Chess Records and tribute to the 1985-1986 Chicago Bears
  • An illustrated map of of the city’s best record stores
  • Archival treasures about Gwendolyn Brooks, Saul Bellow, Mavis Staples and Al Capone
  • How to revel in Chicago’s legendary long winters
  • Original essays and poetry from Rebecca Makkai, Davy Rothbart, Patricia Smith and Roger Reeves