Jacob & Sydney

    Things To Do

Things To Do

The Wedding Website of Jacob Rosenbacher and Sydney Scarlata
Chicago is well-known enough that you certainly don't need us to help you plan your weekend. However, here are some of our favorite spots in town that you won't find on Trip Advisor :)

Harold's Chicken #14 Hyde Park

1208 East 53rd Street, Chicago, IL 60615
, (773) 752-9270

A classic Chicago institution we visited frequently as kids.

SUSHI DOKKU Japanese Restaurant

823 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607
, (312) 455-8238

Great sushi, fun ambiance. We always make time for Sushi Dokku when Sydney is in town.

Fatso's Last Stand

2258 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
, (773) 245-3287

First date spot. Best burger in the city. Don't @ us, Au Cheval fans.

Flour Power

1642 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622

When we started dating during the pandemic, one of our favorite takeout spots was Flour Power. Jacob, of course, made friends with the owner, who changes his menu weekly. Stop by for delicious, homemade pasta.

MingHin Cuisine

2168 South Archer Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616
, (312) 808-1999

Our go to spot for Chinese. Great opportunity to tour Chicago's Chinatown, which according to some insiders, is the only growing Chinatown neighborhood in the country.


Chicago, IL

Really vibrant near-southside neighborhood. Excellent taco joints along 18th street.


Chicago, IL

Take a stroll through this cutesy northside neighborhood. Jacob used to get his haircut here, so we'd often take the afternoon, grab a coffee, and peruse the shops.

Chicago Architecture Boat Tour

Chicago, IL

Neither one of us is a huge fan of city tours but this Chicago tour is actually exceptional.

Lakefront Trail

Lakefront Trail, Chicago, IL

We have spent our fair share of time on this bike/running path, both together and separately. Whether you run, bike (use a Chicago Divvy bike!), or swim, early September is a perfect time to go to the lakefront.

57th Street Books

1301 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
, (773) 684-1300

Greatest bookstore in the world, located in the neighborhood where we grew up, Hyde Park.