Now that she again is a resident of the Windy City, TNA Knockout Lisa Marie Varon, aka "Tara," recommends the following for those who want to get better acquainted with it:
1) Experience the food
"I recommend going to all the cultural food places like Greek Town and China Town. I'm a foodie. So you have to stop by the Squared Circle for burgers and high-end pizzas."
2) Go to a Cubs game
"Nothing like a Cubs game. I recommend getting seats behind the visiting team's dugout because I like to heckle; that's my favorite."
3) Take the double decker boat and bus tours.
"I took my father on one of those tours, just to do the tourist thing with him, and I can't tell you how much I appreciate Chicago now. I can't tell you what I've learned about the city, the architecture, the history. It's an amazing city."
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