JUAN LEYVA

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WHO: Ho­tel man­ager, Lon­donhouse Chicago (85 E. Wacker Dr., 312-357-1200; lon­don­house­chicago.com). LO­CAL CRAV­ING: “Chicagostyle hot dogs, be­cause we’re the only ones who do them the right way (no ketchup!). Noth­ing beats Gene and Jude’s (2720 River Road, River Grove, 708-452-7634; ge­ne­and­judes.com) hot dogs at 2 am after a night out—not to men­tion the hand-cut fries that come with.” HID­DEN GEM: “Im­pe­rial Shoe Crafters (70 E. Lake St., 312-781-0932; im­pe­rial-shoe­crafters.com), my go-to shoe re­pair/shine shop. They rep­re­sent the type of peo­ple this city is made of: hard work­ing, per­son­able, re­li­able, and easy to talk to.” FAVE CITY SPACE: “The in­ter­sec­tion of michi­gan and Wacker. Of course, out­side of it be­ing the lo­ca­tion of Lon­donhouse, it’s the most iconic in­ter­sec­tion in the city—it’s where Chicago was es­tab­lished [at Fort Dear­born].” SUM­MER LOVE: “The rooftops. We’re lucky to have the best rooftop ex­pe­ri­ences in this city; any new build­ing wants to en­sure they have one, and any ex­ist­ing build­ing wishes they had one.” UL­TI­MATE IN­DUL­GENCE: “For me it has to be food-re­lated, and I love Por­tillo’s (100 W. On­tario St., 312-587-8910; por­til­los.com) choco­late cake—it’s my go-to when I’m crav­ing some­thing sweet, whether for a quick dessert or when I need to sup­ply the cake for a party.”

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