on the road with bernie mac

what should every visitor know about chicago?
"how sweet it is, how styling, how friendly. it's a small town in a big city."

when you travel, what do you never leave home without?
"my heart."

okay, what physical things, like books
or clothes?

"i don't want to get philosophical on you, man, but my bible. i always have a bible."

is there one passage you like to read while you're traveling?
"no. as much as i try to read the bible, every time is like looking at the godfather. i always see something i've never seen or i didn't catch. i always find something, no matter how many times i read it, you know? something that's in there that hits me a different way."

he said...
here's where bernie mac hangs when he's back home in chicago.

amalfi hotel
, expensive, (312) 395-9000

four seasons hotel chicago, very expensive, (312) 280-8800

hotel allegro, expensive, (312) 236-0123

hotel burnham, expensive, (312) 782-1111

intercontinental chicago, expensive, (312) 944-4100

the peninsula, very expensive, (312) 337-2888

sofitel chicago water tower, expensive,
(312) 324-4000

the sutton place hotel, expensive, (312) 266-2100

w hotel city center, moderate, (312) 332-1200

catch 35
, seafood, moderate, (312) 346-3500

charlie trotter's, new american, very expensive, (773) 248-6228

the chicago firehouse, american, expensive, (312) 786-1401