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
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.