Jun 15, 2012 — Compared to the wallet-crushing insanity in New York or San Francisco, Chicago is a downright bargain when it comes to the cost of living, but that doesn’t mean the average date won’t set you back a paycheck or three if you aren’t careful.
After all, lava is “downright brisk” compared to the sun. And our Aunt Samantha is “downright skinny” in a parallel universe where 300lb women are considered dangerously thin.
Our point is that everything is relative…or involves relatives…
There’s also the fact that restaurants in Chicago seem to keep trending higher end, as some of the most expensive eateries in the whole country set up shop with their mad scientist approach to splitting atoms inside a pork loin and converting it into a macrobiotic meat martini or whatever they’re doing these days.
But if you’ve got a date in the works, let us suggest a few budget-friendly options that should be fun enough to get you a second date – and still leave you with enough money to pay for it!
1028 West Diversey Parkway
Chicago, IL 60657
5210 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640
2401 North Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
1350 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60607
2624 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614