1. Eating foods from around the world (the 60625 zip code is the third most ethnically diverse in the nation), whether at Restaurant Sarajevo (Bosnian), Cho Sun Ok (Korean), Tre Kronor (Scandinavian), Pupuseria Restaurant Cuscatleco (Salvadoran), or Jaafer Sweets (Middle Eastern). It's like Epcot, only authentic!
2. Drinking Gatorade and pretending that pool counts as cardio at Marie's Golden Cue.
3. Knowing that experimental music venue Brown Rice takes its name from the 1975 album by trumpeter Don Cherry and feeling oh-so cool for it.