On Sunday, October 12, about 37,000 runners and nearly 2 million spectators will fill Chicago’s streets for the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Do yourself a favor and book a room at one of these five hotels, each of which still have rooms available and offer worthwhile bonuses for runners and spectators.

1. Palmer House Hilton

17 E. Monroe St.
Distance from race: 0.3 miles from start line, 1.1 miles from finish line
Best for: Seasoned runners
Perk: It would be hard to find a better hotel as close to the start and the heart of the finish as the Palmer House (Read: sleep in longer, limp back sooner). After the race, when it’s time to ice your aching legs, order a celebratory cocktail in the historic lobby and enjoy views of the fantastic, massive mural painted across the ceiling.
Rate: From $359 a night, minimum two-night stay for Saturday and Sunday arrivals

2. JW Marriott Chicago

151 W. Adams St.
Distance from race: 0.7 miles from the start line, less than a block from Miles 2 and 12
Best for: Runners towing crowd support
Perk: Bring your cheering section for a stay at this lux financial district hotel and plan on seeing them at Mile 2 on LaSalle and just after Mile 12 on Wells (before the course heads west on Adams). After the race—and before lactic acid builds up—stop by Valeo Spa for a 30-minute Wellbody Express Massage, a treatment that combines pressure point techniques and stretching ($58).
Rate: From $369 a night, no minimum stay required

3. The James Chicago

55 E. Ontario St.
Distance from race: 1.1 miles to the start line, and about three blocks from Miles 1 and 3.
Best for: First-time marathoners
Perk: David Burke’s Primehouse has a few special meals in store. There’s carb loading on Saturday night with a pappardelle pasta and fall vegetables ($28), and a complimentary grab-and-go breakfast bag on Sunday morning. After the race, celebrate a major accomplishment with the one-night-only Pheidippides steak, a 26-ounce, 26-day, dry-aged rib eye named in honor of the Greek hero who inspired the marathon ($60). The morning of the race, runners can also participate in a complimentary pre-marathon stretch class with Dani Ragland of AIR Aerial Fitness.
Rate: From $395 a night, minimum of three-night stay

4. Hotel Lincoln

1816 N. Clark St.
Distance from race: 3 miles to start; across the park from Mile 5 and three blocks from Mile 10
Best for: Spectating with kids
Perks: In the morning, runners can load up at a mini-fuel station stocked with complimentary fruit, snacks, energy bars, and water. Later, spectators can greet runners as they wind along Stockton Drive and enter Lincoln Park, where the race opens up a bit, the sidelines feel less crowded, and kids can burn off steam at the park. Mile 12 is just three blocks west, where spectators can return for a second round of cheering.
Rate: From $399 a night, minimum of two-night stay

5. Palomar Chicago

505 N. State St.
Distance from race: 1 mile from the start line, on the course between Miles 1 and 2
Best for: Front-row spectating
Perk: This River North boutique hotel offers a rare opportunity to stay right on the course. Spectators can walk right out the front door and into the cheering scene between Miles 1 and 2, or three blocks west to greet runners again as they approach Mile 3. Snacking is also encouraged for both runners and spectators: A free carb-continental breakfast will be available in Palomar’s lobby, and granola bars and water will be available throughout the race.
Rate: From $409 a night, no minimum stay required

Chicago Travel will be taking a break next week, but it will return on Monday, Oct. 6.

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Starting in 1977, the Chicago Marathon has grown from a field of 4,000 to 45,000. Runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will be on the starting line this October. With so many people running and supporting, finding a place to stay becomes increasingly difficult as the weekend approaches. With tricky parking and race-morning traffic, it’s better to book early and find a place within walking distance of the start. Here are the best places to spend the night before the big day.

Hotel

There are some great places that are no farther than a mile from the start, although some can be pricey. From Best Western in Grant Park (a cheaper option) to the luxurious Kimpton Gray with a rooftop lounge and a full-service spa, there is a place for everyone, including pets. Here are a few hotels that still had rooms available at the time we published this article:

  • Renaissance Blackstone Chicago – 0.2 miles from start
  • Best Western Grant Park – 0.4 miles from start
  • The Kimpton Gray Hotel – 0.6 miles from start
  • W Chicago City Center – 0.8 miles (family and pet friendly)
  • Chicago Marriott Downtown – 1 mile from start

Airbnb

If hotels aren’t for you, there are great options on Airbnb. The website even has a page dedicated to the marathon. Prices here can be more reasonable than hotels while offering a variety of styles and locations like apartments, homes, condos, villas, and bed and breakfasts.

Hostel

If you’re trying to save some cash, a hostel is the way to go. Just 0.6 miles from the start, Hostelling International Chicago offers complimentary breakfast and internet along with the regular amenities.

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If none of these options suit you, there is an official that allows you to search for hotels, or you can ask for other runners’ recommendations in the Runner’s World VIP forums.

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Chicago Marathon Travel Tips

Since you’ve already logged countless hours training your heart, lungs and legs for the perfect 26-mile race; go the extra mile and ensure that the rest of your marathon weekend measures up. Finding the best Chicago hotels, restaurants, and pre- and post-race celebration spots can make the difference between a mediocre trip and a truly memorable experience.

Where to Bunk

Hilton’s South Loop hotel plays race host and is a popular choice for Chicago marathoners due to its proximity to the start and finish lines. However, I prefer some distance from the contagious anxiety and adrenaline of other type-A marathoners prior to race day, in order to maintain a focused calm. Consider properties north of the Chicago River and the marathon’s nerve (or nervous) center. As of September 30, rooms were still available at the following places.

Endless Budget

The Peninsula Hotel (Chicago.peninsula.com) This unbelievably posh accommodation will spoil you. Steps away from Michigan Avenue’s upscale shopping on the aptly named Magnificent Mile and within a 10-minute walk of Oak Street Beach, Peninsula’s location has it all. The palatial hotel’s 339 guest quarters enchant with luxurious décor, contemporary style and modern electronic gizmos.

You’ll especially enjoy post-race soaking in the full-size tub while controlling the bathroom’s television, speaker phone, and music system from a reachable wall pad. Twenty-four hour room service will satisfy late-night cravings and Peninsula’s impressive spa, gym and 25-meter lap pool can be utilized for pre- and post-race treatments and workouts. Note: Peninsula is running a “third night free” promotion.

Endless Appetite

Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown (embassysuiteschicago.com) Separate living and sleeping areas are always welcome in a hotel room–especially before or after running 26 miles, when catnaps are as common as starting line jitters. Refrigerators and microwaves are necessities when I race-travel and Embassy provides these conveniences in all 367 rooms. Best of all, the complimentary, made-to-order, all-you-can-eat breakfasts are a feast unmatched by any other hotel chain.

If you want to chow down after your marathon, you’ll need to run sub-three hours because Sunday breakfast closes at 10:30 a.m. but plan to eat for three on Monday.

Endless Deal

Westin O’Hare (westinohare.com) For those on a running shoe-string budget, consider staying at the Westin O’Hare for an incredibly cheap $97/night (Saturday and Sunday). This upscale Starwood property offers its trademark Heavenly beds and baths–perfect for cleaning off the post-race grime and sleeping off the post-race fatigue.

The hotel is about 20 miles northwest of the marathon (in a commercial area), but racers can ride the Blue Line “L” train into downtown Chicago (5 blocks from the hotel). Exit at the Jackson/Dearborn station and use the six-block walk to the start as your pre-race warm-up. A taxi ride from/to this station to the McCormick Place Race Expo is your best bet for Saturday registration.

Where to Eat

Carbohydrate loading before a marathon is sooo 20th Century. My body always performs better after eating simple and familiar foods, and combining protein with carbs. No crazy spices, no fried foods, and definitely no cream sauce dishes like alfredo. Here are a few special Chicago spots to consider.

Hotels, travel & parking

Countdown to the big race, October 11, 2020

Runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries travel to Chicago each fall to experience the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Whether you’re traveling domestically, internationally or driving in from the Chicago area, we encourage you to take advantage of special offers from event hotel and travel partners.

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Experient is the official housing partner of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, offering access to exclusive room blocks at the city’s most desirable hotels.

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View the hotels that will have rooms available for the 2020 race and the distances from these hotels to the start and finish lines in Grant Park, the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo, city landmarks and more.

* Attention runners: When making travel arrangements, please note that you must pick up your own participant packet (which includes your event-issued bib number and timing device) at the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo during regularly scheduled hours. Learn more about the Health & Fitness Expo.

Hilton Chicago

The Hilton Chicago is the official headquarter hotel of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Overlooking Grant Park and Lake Michigan, the Hilton Chicago boasts 1,544 deluxe guest rooms. Ideally located on famed Michigan Avenue, and near the start and finish of the race, the Hilton Chicago is also within walking distance of Millennium Park, museums, shopping and the Loop Business District.

Learn more about Hilton Chicago and the amenities they offer on the Hilton Chicago fact sheet.

Travel

American Airlines

With over 500 daily flights at Chicago O’Hare International (ORD) and the ability to connect on to more than 120 destinations worldwide, American is proud to bring people to the Windy City. American Airlines is the official airline of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Parking

All participants and spectators are strongly encouraged to use public transportation race weekend. If you drive, allow sufficient time for heavy traffic congestion and street closures due to the race.

Millennium Garages

Millennium Garages offer the closest race day parking options to Grant Park at the Grant Park North, Grant Park South, Millennium Park and Millennium Lakeside garages.

Public transportation

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) offers an economical and convenient way to get to and from Grant Park on race day. For the most up-to-date travel information and to learn how to use the CTA bus and rail system visit transitchicago.com.

Metra

On race day, Metra will run special inbound and outbound trains. These trains will operate in addition to regularly scheduled Sunday train service. View the 2019 special race day Metra schedule.

Participants and spectators are encouraged to take advantage of Metra’s $10-weekend pass for unlimited rides on both Saturday and Sunday. For more information on Metra service, visit metrarail.com or call 312.322.6777.

South Shore Line

Participants and spectators are encouraged to take the South Shore Line to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. The South Shore Line runs from South Bend, Indiana to Chicago with stops along the way.

Park your car at one of the convenient South Shore Line stations and ride in comfort to the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo and to Grant Park on race day. For more information about stations and tickets visit mysouthshoreline.com or call 312.836.7000.

29 Neighborhoods

On race day, runners are treated to a 26.2-mile tour of diverse cultures, historic buildings and residences, renowned architecture, vibrant murals and the mouth-watering scents of some of the best dining in the world. Chicago is a city of neighborhoods and we are proud to call these the 29 neighborhood partners of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Learn more about the 29 neighborhoods that comprise the Bank of America Chicago Marathon course.

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Fuel Up for the Chicago Marathon Finish Line with Hilton Hotels

From pasta specials to deep-dish pizza, marathon-goers can enjoy specials all weekend

September 16, 2019

CHICAGO – On October 13, Bank of America Chicago Marathon runners and their families and friends from around the world can experience the best of Chicago at participating Hilton Hotels with an array of special marathon weekend offers.

Perfect for carb-loading the night before the big race or a celebratory brunch post-marathon, guests staying at participating Hilton Hotels can look forward to the following specials during race weekend:

  • Stop by River North’s Conrad Chicago to indulge at the bourbon-centric Baptiste & Bottle on race day and enjoy 20% off food for brunch or dinner for a party of up to six guests. To enjoy the offer, you must present your race bib. Additionally, Conrad Chicago guests registered to run the marathon can relax with a complimentary 10-minute massage at Baptiste & Bottle from 12 to 2 p.m. The massages are exclusive to hotel guests who show a race bib, along with a Conrad Chicago room key or confirmation email.
  • Whether wanting to carb-load the night before the race or simply enjoy a good plate of pasta, guests at South Loop’s Hiltons at McCormick Place can show their Hilton key card to receive 10% off pasta dishes at Fatpour Tap Works McCormick. This offer is valid for the full weekend of the marathon. Following the race, guests can celebrate with a beer from the restaurant’s vast selection of ales.
  • Runners staying at Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile can indulge in a $12 pasta special at 511 North, which includes cavatelli pasta with a choice of three different sauces: butter, Bolognese or pesto.
  • Marathon-goers staying at The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare, Tapestry Collection by Hilton receive 10 % off any breakfast, lunch or dinner item from the lobby’s restaurant menu. Runners can carb-load with one of the newest menu items — a pappardelle pasta dish with shrimp, tomato ragu, Grana Padano cheese, asparagus and kale. Runners simply need to show their race bib to receive the discount.

For those who prefer pizza to pasta, Hilton guests can indulge at any one of the Chicago Gino’s East locations and receive $10 off a meal by showing their Hilton key card and a race bib. The offer is valid for dine-in only.

Navy Pier’s Offshore Rooftop & Bar is offering the Offshore Burger, a Miller High Life and a shot of Jameson for $15 to all runners who wear their medals after 3 p.m. on Sunday October 13, 2019. Offshore will soon be part of a new Hilton property opening next year that will be operated by Curio Collection by Hilton.

Travelers looking to explore the city during marathon weekend can save up to 50% on Chicagoland attractions, restaurants and shows, such as 25% off at The Second City to discounts to complimentary TILT tickets at 360 CHICAGO when booking Hilton’s Experience Chicago package. Bookable through September 30 with stays through October 31, 2019, guests can choose from more than 55 participating hotels.

For more information on Hilton’s Chicago Marathon offerings or to plan a Chicago getaway, visit Travel.Hilton.com/Chicago.

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Where To Eat And Drink To Stay Fueled During The Chicago Marathon

A number of Chicago restaurants, bars and hotels around the city offer deals, specials and packages for Bank of America Chicago Marathon runners and their cheering squads. Whether it’s a marathoner needing to carbo-load or refueling after the race, or friends looking for a place to grab something to eat along the route, here are some locations to keep everyone on their toes.

Carbo-Load Before The Race or Runner’s Recovery

Torali, Italian-Steak (160 E Pearson St., near Mile 4)

To carbo-load for the big race, Chicago Marathon runners can visit Torali for the restaurant’s signature pastas, made in-house daily. Favorites include the Cavatelli with asparagus, marsala, prosciutto, apricot and quail egg and the Pea Ravioli with peas, mint, ricotta, pink peppercorn and brown butter crumble.

Also, throughout the entire month of October, Chicago Marathon runners can book the ultimate recovery at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago. The Runner’s Recovery package offers hotel guests a choice of one spa service paired with a mini slider, fries and one of four local draft beers from Torali, Italian-Steak. Vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan options will be available.

To carbo-load for the big race, Bank of America Chicago Marathon runners can visit Torali,… Italian-Steak for the restaurant’s signature pastas, including the Pea Ravioli with peas, mint, ricotta, pink peppercorn and brown butter crumble.

Torali, Italian-Steak

Aurelio’s Pizza (1212 S. Michigan Ave, near the finish line)

Aurelio’s will help runners and spectators carbo-load starting on Friday and continuing through Saturday with half-off all pasta dinners and appetizers. The popular pizzeria will also offer $4 domestic pints.

Second Mile Pick-Me-Up: A Special Marathon Menu

Travelle Kitchen + Bar (330 N. Wabash, near Mile 1 and Mile 3)

Whether a marathon runner or a morale-booster and runner in spirit, everyone can enjoy Travelle’s special menu. For one day only, guests can enjoy specialties like Sweet Potato Gnocchi ($21) with chorizo, salsa verde, and a sunny up hen egg; Orecchiette Bolognese ($28) with dry aged pork, beef, veal, parmesan, and chives; Rigatoni Pasta ($29) with roasted tomato & almond pesto, grilled shrimp, and basil; and Spaghetti Pomodoro ($23) with tomatoes and parmesan. Located on the second mile of this year’s marathon course, guests can conveniently visit the restaurant during or after the race. Advance reservations are recommended.

Post-Race Party

The Godfrey Hotel Chicago (127 W. Huron St., near Mile 4 and Mile 12)

Both guests at the hotel and Chicago locals running the marathon can celebrate the completion of 26.2 miles at I|O Godfrey’s rooftop after-party. The event will involve an all-day brunch buffet at which to load up on much-deserved calories, like a prime rib and turkey carving station, Sushi, make-your-own tacos, pastas, sliders, fries, and of course dessert. Those looking to raise a glass to their accomplishment can enjoy a special Frozen Gatorade cocktail.

In addition to food and drink, guests can also regain nutrients with an IVme recovery treatment available for purchase on site. A medal engraver will also be at the indoor|outdoor rooftop to help runners commemorate the day by engraving a personal record or message onto their medals.

The Godfrey’s post-marathon celebration costs $49 for adults and $15 for children and reservations are recommended.

Both guests at The Godfrey Hotel and locals running the Bank of American Chicago Marathon can… celebrate the completion of 26.2 miles at I|O Godfrey’s rooftop after-party.

The Godfrey Hotel

Get in the Marathon Mindset

Claridge House Chicago (1244 N. Dearborn Pkwy., near Mile 4 and Mile 11)

Claridge House Chicago recently renovated and offers a home away from home for Chicago Marathon runners. The cozy Gold Coast hotel offer guests running the marathon a Race Ready package, which includes a stay in one of Claridge House’s contemporary, homey guestrooms, sunglasses and SPF for protection during the race, a phone wallet to keep track of any personal items, and a massage ball for both pre- and post-marathon stretching.

The Claridge House in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood will offer guests running the Bank of… America Chicago Marathon a Race Ready package, which includes sunglasses and SPF for protection during the race, a phone wallet to keep track of any personal items, and a massage ball for both pre- and post-marathon stretching.

Claridge House Chicago

Post-Marathon Prime Rib

Lawry’s the Prime Rib and SideDoor (100 E. Ontario St., near Mile 1)

Runners looking for respite post-marathon can head to the River North neighborhood to stock up on protein with prime rib. Guests can relax in cozy booths at both Lawry’s The Prime Rib and the adjacent restaurant, SideDoor, and nosh on the best hand-carved prime rib in the city with all the fixings, or perhaps SideDoor’s house cured and smoked pastrami sandwich or southern fried chicken sandwich.

Rooftop Rewards

LH Rooftop (85 E. Upper Wacker Dr., near the Starting Line and Mile 1)

Chicago Marathon runners can cash in their hard-earned rewards at LH Rooftop, the indoor and outdoor tri-level rooftop restaurant at LondonHouse Chicago. The spot will be offering a complimentary Mimosa or Bloody Mary with the purchase of a brunch entrée to all racers who present their bib or medal. Executive Chef Jacob Verstegen crafts reimagined American brunch dishes such as a Mushroom Omelet with pickled mushrooms, smoked cheddar, and farm potatoes and Cocoa and Almond “Cereal” with caramelized goat milk, honeydew, and tangerine lace.

Brunch is served at LH Rooftop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and reservations are recommended.

Bank of America Chicago Marathon runners can enjoy a complimentary Mimosa or Bloody Mary with the… purchase of a brunch entrée when they present their bib or medalLH Rooftop, the indoor and outdoor tri-level rooftop restaurant at LondonHouse Chicago.

London House

Gourmet Brunch Buffet

The Signature Room (875 N. Michigan Ave., near Mile 1 and Mile 4)

The iconic restaurant atop one of Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers offers an all-you-can-eat weekend brunch that truly ‘elevates’ buffet dining, perfect for runners to refuel post-race while enjoying the beautiful views of the sweeping cityscape, Lake Michigan, and beyond. The brunch buffet features a variety of selections, including items such as chilled seafood, assorted charcuterie, artisan cheeses, soups, salads, and more. The all-inclusive deal also includes made-to-order omelets and entrée options such as Nutella French Toast, Eggs Benedict, Steak and Eggs, Braised Short Rib, and others.

Brunch is offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Pricing is $55 per adult and $25 per child under the age of 12.

Recover, Rejuvenate, and Relax Just Steps Off the Marathon Route

JW Marriott Chicago (151 W. Adams St., near Mile 2 and Mile 14)

Those traveling to the city to be a supporter or brave enough to run in the marathon are encouraged to stay at the luxury downtown hotel equipped with a 20,000 sq. ft. spa and fitness center. Spa at JW Chicago features a complete menu of services showcasing the latest in treatments including Runner’s Heal to Soul and Runner’s High spa packages offering the perfect retreat for runners in need of recovery and healing. Other services for those in support include Purifying Hydrafacial, Moroccan Oil Hydrating Full Body Exfoliation and Hammam Experiences.

Unparalleled Marathon Views

The Blackstone (636 S. Michigan Ave., near Finish Line)

Whether watching the Chicago Marathon from one of the hotel’s lake view guest rooms or simply using it as a pre- and post-marathon gathering place, The Blackstone takes guests as close as possible to the action with the marathon starting and finishing just across Michigan Avenue in Grant Park. The hotel’s live jazz series, Blackstone Beats, also offers guests a taste of the city’s culture the night before the Chicago Marathon – a relaxing alternative to a night on the town for marathoner’s pre-race.

Off to a Running Start at Chicago’s Athletically-Inspired Hotel

Chicago Athletic Association hotel (12 S. Michigan Ave., near the Starting Line and Mile 2)

The historic property located directly across the street from Millennium Park offers marathon runners, and supporters, an ideal location for the start and the finish. Guests and runners alike can rest up in one of the 241 guestrooms designed to reflect the sporting nature of the building’s history as the city’s exclusive athletic club built in 1893. Runners can fuel up in one of seven eating and imbibing destinations including the rooftop restaurant, Cindy’s, offering a robust list of spirit-free cocktails. Finally, after the race, guests can relax and recharge within the hotel’s Game Room featuring a full bocce ball court and tabletop games like billiards, chess, and shuffleboard.

Finish Line Beer

Also at the finish line, when marathon runner cross that line, they get to celebrate with a made-for-marathon finishers beer created in partnership between Goose Island and the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. The 16-ounce, 312 dry hopped beer, will be given to every runner (21 and over) who completes their 26.2-mile run. And the can comes with a blank space for runners to write in their finish time.

Not all restaurants offering specials are along the route. Here are some off the beaten path that are offering specials, too.

Bistronomic, 840 N. Wabash Ave.

From Friday, October 5 to Sunday, October 7, Bistonomic will offer seasonal, housemade pasta dishes including Ravioli, Gnocchi, Fettuccine or Linguine ranging in price from $13.10 to $26.20. For lunch and brunch, they will offer a special $26.20 menu including Brioche French Toast and Bottomless Mimosas (1.5-hour limit). If participants run the marathon in less than 2:45:00, they will receive a complimentary dessert and local beer.

The Windsor, 160 E. Huron St.

On Sunday, October 7 The Windsor will provide 25% off to marathon participants who present their race bib. The restaurant’s healthy and carb-centric dishes include Rigatoni with sausage, peas and tomato cream sauce ($17); Grilled Portobello Sandwich with hummus, chipotle aioli, piperade, arugula and fried onion ($14); and Crab Toast with jumbo lump crab, avocado puree and lime ($13).

Remington’s, 20 N. Michigan Ave.

Remington’s will offer 20% off to marathon participants who show their race bib from Friday, October 5 to Sunday, October 7. The restaurant will also offer special dishes including Rotini with seasonal vegetable ragu ($15) and Spaghetti Pomodoro with veal meatballs and garlic bread ($17).

Chiya Chai, 2770 N. Milwaukee Ave

On Sunday, October 7 and Monday, October 8 Logan Square’s popular chai café, Chiya Chai, will offer $3 specials including their Strawberry Lassi made with yogurt, water, spices and fruit and $3 seasonal chai including Pumpkin Spice, Apple Spice, Maple Pecan and Pear Ginger. $3 offerings include a small option only (regularly priced at $3.75).

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, 540 N. Michigan Ave.

Harvest, located in The Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, will offer housemade Rotini with Italian sausage, ricotta cheese and herb tomato sauce for $10.

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