Chicago is a truly magical city. It is one of the most beautiful, busiest cities in the world, and home some of the best food you will ever taste. The people of Chicago are not only confined to the city next to Lake Michigan, though. In fact, all of the Windy City's surrounding neighborhoods and suburbs, including the village of Chicago Ridge, fall under the umbrella of "Chicagoland".
It is here that you will find an abundance of art and dog lovers. Chicago is known for being a culturally diverse city, with many neighborhoods being dedicated to specific cultures. For example, you could start your day by getting a taco in Pilsen and end it by getting some Schezuan chicken in Chinatown. Good food and culture is something both two- and four-legged friends can appreciate!
If you're looking for some doggone good eats, you won't even have to drive out of the village to get some grub. Chicago Ridge is home to three furrific dog-friendly restaurants where you and your hungry hound can chow down. Craving some red meat? Head to Jenny's Steakhouse and Pub! Jack Desmond's Irish Pub is another pawesome place where you and Fido can indulge in your pub favorites. Leashes and good behavior are required at both restaurants.
Although there are no dog parks located in Chicago Ridge, there is one just under 3 miles away, in the city of Oak Lawn. Bailey's Crossing is a wonderfurr dog park for pups of all breeds and sizes. This adorable dog park has plenty of toys, water and seating for humans. It is often visited by locals in the area so you can expect to see many of the same people and pups on a regular basis. The park is completely fenced in, so you can let your furry friend off the leash so he can run and romp to his heart's content!
Who doesn't love some good Greek food? Well, one of the best places to get Greek food outside of Greece is Greektown in Chicago. Another reason why this neighborhood is wonderfurr is that it is home to Mary Bartelme Park. This dog park is small and attached to another park. However, it is definitely large enough for your pooch to stretch their legs. Plus, every Sunday, the park hosts a farmer's market where you can buy plenty of supplies for your pooch and food for yourself. In addition, you will get to meet many Greektown residents who never miss a Sunday farmer's market.