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Sweet Home Chicago

Unread postby motherscratcher » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:54 am

I'm heading to Chicago with the wife for a few days at the end of February so's we can sit in a room and listen to dentists talk about teeth. I haven't been there in a long time.

Looking for a few recommendations if anyone has any. I had a patient insist we try out Wildfire Steakhouse and that looks pretty good. I thought about maybe trying to see a show at Second City.

I wouldn't mind a few cool bars and maybe some live music. Not the kind where people chew glo-sticks.

Who knows Chicago? What say you Clayman?
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Re: Sweet Home Chicago

Unread postby Ziner » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:10 am

Where are you staying and how far are you willing to go?
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Re: Sweet Home Chicago

Unread postby peeker643 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:13 am

Ziner wrote:Where are you staying and how far are you willing to go?


You mean in an 'Eyes Wide Shut'/ 'Very Bad Things' kind of way or walking distance? Because I have a feeling moscratch ain't much of a walker if ya know what I'm sayin'....
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Re: Sweet Home Chicago

Unread postby Ziner » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:14 am

and I will say one thing right now, if you want steak in Chicago Wildfire would not even register on the places I would consider. Head up to Rush and State and hit up Gibson's. Tavern on Rush or Carmine's I hear are good. Harry Carey's is always a good choice in Chicago as well.
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Re: Sweet Home Chicago

Unread postby motherscratcher » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:21 am

Ziner wrote:Where are you staying and how far are you willing to go?


We're staying at the Marriott on Michigan and I'm willing to take a cab ride. I'll travel some distance if it's worth it. Not as far as Gary.

But I have to believe there are plenty of good places less than 15 minutes in a cab.

We're probably hitting up Bandera. We've been there before and it's the only place I remember.
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Re: Sweet Home Chicago

Unread postby RickNashEquilibrium » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:17 pm

motherscratcher wrote:
Ziner wrote:Where are you staying and how far are you willing to go?


We're staying at the Marriott on Michigan and I'm willing to take a cab ride. I'll travel some distance if it's worth it. Not as far as Gary.

But I have to believe there are plenty of good places less than 15 minutes in a cab.

We're probably hitting up Bandera. We've been there before and it's the only place I remember.


A couple of restaurant recommendations:

Hot Doug's Hot Dogs
XOCO or Topolobampo for excellent Mexican
Avec - great tapas
Rosebud - only steakhouse Ive been to in Chi-Town, very very good.
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Re: Sweet Home Chicago

Unread postby swerb » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:35 pm

Shaw's Crab House. Thank me later.
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Re: Sweet Home Chicago

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:00 pm

RickNashEquilibrium wrote:
motherscratcher wrote:
Ziner wrote:Where are you staying and how far are you willing to go?


We're staying at the Marriott on Michigan and I'm willing to take a cab ride. I'll travel some distance if it's worth it. Not as far as Gary.

But I have to believe there are plenty of good places less than 15 minutes in a cab.

We're probably hitting up Bandera. We've been there before and it's the only place I remember.


A couple of restaurant recommendations:

Hot Doug's Hot Dogs
XOCO or Topolobampo for excellent Mexican
Avec - great tapas
Rosebud - only steakhouse Ive been to in Chi-Town, very very good.


FWIW: now and forever if you get a Hot Doug's tatoo you eat for free there forever.

Sure, you still have to wait in line for two hours for a hot dog, BUT IT IS FREE DAMNIT

Also, you must go to Hot Doug's Mother
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Re: Sweet Home Chicago

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:05 pm

Also, you being married to another dentist makes SO MUCH SENSE
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Re: Sweet Home Chicago

Unread postby motherscratcher » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:11 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Also, you being married to another dentist makes SO MUCH SENSE


LOL why is that?
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Re: Sweet Home Chicago

Unread postby motherscratcher » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:12 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:
RickNashEquilibrium wrote:
motherscratcher wrote:
Ziner wrote:Where are you staying and how far are you willing to go?


We're staying at the Marriott on Michigan and I'm willing to take a cab ride. I'll travel some distance if it's worth it. Not as far as Gary.

But I have to believe there are plenty of good places less than 15 minutes in a cab.

We're probably hitting up Bandera. We've been there before and it's the only place I remember.


A couple of restaurant recommendations:

Hot Doug's Hot Dogs
XOCO or Topolobampo for excellent Mexican
Avec - great tapas
Rosebud - only steakhouse Ive been to in Chi-Town, very very good.


FWIW: now and forever if you get a Hot Doug's tatoo you eat for free there forever.

Sure, you still have to wait in line for two hours for a hot dog, BUT IT IS FREE DAMNIT

Also, you must go to Hot Doug's Mother


Thanks dude. That's a good tip. Writing that down..."Get Hot Carl in Chicago..."

Done
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Re: Sweet Home Chicago

Unread postby motherscratcher » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:02 pm

Just got back. Great trip.

Thursday we hit up a nice little Chinese place called PF Changs.
Friday night, the wife wanted seafood because of lent, so we went to Red Lobster.
Saturday night we decided fuck it, threw caution to the wind, and splurged on a big fat steak at Outback Steakhouse.

All in all, it was a great Chicago experience. I'd recommend all of those places if you're ever in the area.
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Re: Sweet Home Chicago

Unread postby swerb » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:10 pm

Howd you like Shaws? What'd you get?
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Re: Sweet Home Chicago

Unread postby FUDU » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:14 pm

mo, you are one pathetic loser.
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Re: Sweet Home Chicago

Unread postby motherscratcher » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:08 pm

FUDU wrote:mo, you are one pathetic loser.


No offense.
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Re: Sweet Home Chicago

Unread postby motherscratcher » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:10 pm

swerb wrote:Howd you like Shaws? What'd you get?


Shaws was great.

Lobster Bisque of course.

couldn't decide between the filet or the Crab legs...so I got both.

Creme brûlée


Then walked down to Blue Chicago and drank beer the rest of the night.
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Re: Sweet Home Chicago

Unread postby peeker643 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:15 pm

motherscratcher wrote:
swerb wrote:Howd you like Shaws? What'd you get?


Shaws was great.

Lobster Bisque of course.

couldn't decide between the filet or the Crab legs...so I got both.

Creme brûlée


Then walked down to Blue Chicago and drank beer the rest of the night.


Was really hoping you'd get drunk and dangle from you rhotel window or try and swim the river.

I mean... glad you're back and that it went well. Still steamed you didn't live-tweet that lecture.

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Re: Sweet Home Chicago

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:32 pm

If I went to Chicago I would talk like a 20's gangster stereotype the whole time.
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Re: Sweet Home Chicago

Unread postby motherscratcher » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:35 pm

peeker643 wrote:
Was really hoping you'd get drunk and dangle from you rhotel window or try and swim the river.

I mean... glad you're back and that it went well. Still steamed you didn't live-tweet that lecture.

Dick.


What makes you think I didn't do those things?

And your right, I should have live tweeted that lecture. It was a great lecture. Making retires for 3 year olds with ectodermal dysplasia. Or I could have live tweeted the presentation by the guy using CAD technology to turn fibulas into mandibles. It was gnarly shit.
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Re: Sweet Home Chicago

Unread postby motherscratcher » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:37 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:If I went to Chicago I would talk like a 20's gangster stereotype the whole time.


Isn't that just saying "see?" after everything?
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Re: Sweet Home Chicago

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:39 pm

motherscratcher wrote:
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:If I went to Chicago I would talk like a 20's gangster stereotype the whole time.


Isn't that just saying "see?" after everything?


Pretty much.
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Re: Sweet Home Chicago

Unread postby peeker643 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:42 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:
motherscratcher wrote:
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:If I went to Chicago I would talk like a 20's gangster stereotype the whole time.


Isn't that just saying "see?" after everything?


Pretty much.


Gotta have a "Lookey".

Lookey here, seee..... this kid ain't going back to the joint, seee...
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Re: Sweet Home Chicago

Unread postby Orenthal » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:11 pm

1920's Chicago. Place to be was Whiteys McSeparatebutequal. Can't pint to any one thing see, but try the Attaboy on sandwich bread.
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Re: Sweet Home Chicago

Unread postby motherscratcher » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:50 pm

Orenthal wrote:1920's Chicago. Place to be was Whiteys McSeparatebutequal. Can't pint to any one thing see, but try the Attaboy on sandwich bread.


Umm...what?
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