If you can't get enough of Anthony Bourdain and his Travel Channel cohorts, take a few minutes to step back in time to the tour films of yesteryear, specifically a look at Chicago, circa 1948, courtesy of the James A. Fitzpatrick TravelTalk series.
Many of the building remain, though with different names and owners. And the tallest building was the Prudential in the Gold Coast. But driving along the lake is still beautiful - though traffics looked just as bad - and the buildings have only gotten grander.
And then there's the nightlife, though much of it was in the Loop, not the Viagra Triangle. Love that cape dance!