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Get to Know West Loop with Justin Kaufmann

Sidney Madden
Sidney Madden
Posted on September 21, 2022   |   Updated on June 28
Barteleme Park in West Loop

Bartelme Park in West Loop. (Justin Kaufmann / Axios)

Ahead of this weekend’s Randolph Street Market, we asked Axios Chicago reporter Justin Kaufmann to give us some places to check out in the West Loop, where he’s lived for 17 years.

Something to eat
: “Green Street Smoked Meats is one of the best BBQ spots in the city. Get the pulled pork and broccolini side.”

Something to see
: “Bartelme Park has a great fountain sculpture, lots of green space, and unreal views of the Sears Tower. Also, check out the Saturday morning farmers market.”

Something to do
: “WNDR Museum has a Yayoi Kusama installation. What more can you ask?”

Also, happy first birthday to Axios Chicago! We are happy to learn with and from you.

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