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Midway area neighborhood guide

From Archer Heights to Ashburn, we found the best places to eat, drink, shop and relax around Midway Airport


By Zach Long

Posted: Tuesday September 27 2016


Photograph: Courtesy Chicago Parks District

The neighborhoods surrounding Chicago's second-busiest airport are more than just flyover territory—they're filled with amazing culture, food and more stuff that you'll want to check out. Chicago Lawn houses Marquette Park, an expansive stretch of green-space designed in the early 1900s that is the largest park on the city's Southwest Side. In nearby West Lawn, you can visit a Mexican restaurant and sample the torta ahogada, which comes doused in chile de arbol sauce. And let's not forget the prohibition-themed Coco Club in Brighton Park, where you can enjoy cocktails in a classy speakeasy setting. Whether you're killing time waiting for a flight or looking for new neighborhoods to explore, the area surrounding Midway is full of surprises.

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