Where to play
Sluman: It's hard to beat Cog Hill Golf & Country Club ($36-$138; 866- COG-HILL; coghillgolf.com). It's the gold standard for public courses. It's in terrific shape because they hold our Tour event every year. It's long for us but they've got tees for the public.
Donald: Peter N. Jans Community Golf Course ($17-$23; 847-475-9173; peterjansgolf.org) in Evanston is the tightest course in America. It's a par-3 course, with a couple of par 4s. It's the kind of place that's open even if there's snow on the ground.
Where to eat
Donald: Blackbird (312-715-0708) has contemporary American food. It's a small, boutique restaurant in the West Loop.
Sluman: Tru (312-202-0001) is expen- sive, but they'll come in with the actual wasabi root and shave it at your table. Nine (312-575-9900) has great steaks. RL (312-475-1100) is Ralph Lauren's restaurant. Great for a romantic lunch.
The best pizza in town
Donald: Giordano's is good, deep- dish Chicago pizza. It's a chain. Sometimes I'll get the Supreme, with peppers and sausage, but usually I'm just a pepperoni and mushrooms guy.
Sluman: I'm a thin-crust, New York guy, so I go to the Home Run Inn. There are a bunch of them. I'm a pepperoni and green pepper guy.
Where to take the kids
Sluman: The Six Flags between Chicago and Milwaukee. Go before the kids are let out of school. The Field Museum ($12, $7 for kids; 312-922-9410, fieldmuseum.org) has Sue, the most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil.
Best wayto get to Wrigley
Donald: I take the L trainfrom Evanston, which lets off at Addison. It's 100 yards from there.
Sluman: I always drive to Wrigley. It's $40 for "easy-out" parking, $20 other- wise. You want "easy-out" so you're not blocked in by anybody.