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The Ultimate Chicago Thread Part II  
User currently offlineChi-town From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 971 posts, RR: 5
Posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2369 times:

We did this awhile back. Had a lot of people post.

List your top 5 favorite things about Chicago!

Talk anything Chicago....(Bulls, Weather, Suburbs, Favorite Pizza, Where you're from, crazy stories, ORD, MDW)

I'll start....

1. Chicago White Sox
2. Lincoln Park bars
3. The Blues Brothers
4. Giordano's Pizza
5. 63rd and Cicero White Castle (AWESOME MDW SPOTTING)



[Edited 2008-01-24 22:51:22]

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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40011 posts, RR: 74
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2357 times:



Quoting Chi-town (Thread starter):
List your top 5 favorite things about Chicago!

The winters i miss the cold
Giordano's Pizza
63rd and Cicero White Castle (AWESOME MDW SPOTTING) and the best fast food ever!  yes 
The El train
Wicker Park bars and shops



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineKevinL1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2351 times:



Quoting Chi-town (Thread starter):
1. Chicago White Sox

Who?



Quoting Chi-town (Thread starter):
2. Lincoln Park bars

Millennium Park Towers.



Quoting Chi-town (Thread starter):
4. Giordano's Pizza

Pizano's Pizza.
Forgetta 'bout waiting 45 minutes for a pie at Uno's or Duo's. It's not that great. The crust tastes like Bisquick.



Quoting Chi-town (Thread starter):
5. 63rd and Cicero White Castle (AWESOME MDW SPOTTING)

Gnocci at 'Vivo" on Randolph St. Absolutely to Die for !



Quoting Chi-town (Thread starter):
3. The Blues Brothers

The Blue Lake Front.



I am a BIG Blues Brothers fan. Superfly can vouch for that. I can recite the movie almost line for line.

I've taken the Southwest Chief twice from LA to Chicago. It's a great trip. I really love Chicago and it's residents. I lost my cell phone in a taxi on the 4th of July. Someone found it and called my home and my mom to say he found it and would ship it to me. That would never happen in most major cities. When is the next ORD meet?  Smile



474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2327 times:

One word: P O R T I L L O ' S !!!!!

I'm drooling just thinking about it.

OH yeah and there's some great spotting in Chicago:


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Riding the Orange Line to the Loop is always fun, Shedd Aquarium is amazing, Michigan Avenue (especially during the Christmas season) is a must see as well.

Drew   

Some of my pics from Chi-Town:

Downtown from the Planetarium:

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Sears Tower from the Pier:
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The remains of Meigs Field:
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[Edited 2008-01-25 21:39:05]


I'd rather shoot BAD_MOTIVE
User currently offlineChi-town From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 971 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2309 times:

Hmmm Vivo on Randolph. I'll have to try it.

User currently offlineScottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2304 times:

Chicago!

1) Wrigley Field
2) Millennium Park
3) Pizza pies
4) Sears Tower
5) The river

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Chicago

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What a night..


Mike


User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3870 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

"Old" Cabrini-Green


A trip on LSD


My alma mater


Northerly Island


Chicken wings at Harold's Chicken Shack


[Edited 2008-01-26 15:38:37]


Ain't I a stinker?
User currently offlineKevinL1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 47
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2291 times:



Quoting Chi-town (Reply 4):
Hmmm Vivo on Randolph. I'll have to try it.

Highly recommend it. If you do go there, say hello to Jordan the Manager for me. He owes me a cannoli. Tell him you're there to collect.  Smile



474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineEbs757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 758 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b287/Eble/100_1394.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b287/Eble/100_1386.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b287/Eble/100_1391.jpg
Some pics of Chicago from AA763 LAX-ORD



Viva la Vida
User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3286 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

Definitely part of Chicago's charm must be Ann Sather Restuarants - "Swedish Cuisine and Catering"!

Makes me want a cinnamon roll right now  drool 



"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety!" B.Franklin
User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3870 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2265 times:

Chicago's beloved Mayor-for-Life, Hizzoner Richard M. Daley.


Magnificent Mile
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c159/acetaminophen500mg/MagnificentMile-1.jpg?t=1201412435

Symphony Center
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c159/acetaminophen500mg/SymphonyCenter-6.jpg?t=1201412473



Ain't I a stinker?
User currently offlineLgbga From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2260 times:

The Hancock



A Jimmy's Hotdog
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x214/lgbga/Jimmys.jpg

The Green Mill


Kitschn on Roscoe


Simon's Tavern in Andersonville


User currently offlineChi-town From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 971 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2227 times:

haha I like the Daley picture. Most certainly a symbol of Chicago.

User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2213 times:

My favorite things about chicago:

1.) Wrigley Field (Go Cubs!)
2.) The Sky line as seen from the Planetarium.
3.) Michigan Ave
4.) Giordano's Pizza
5.) Devon Avenue.

PIA777



GO CUBS!!
User currently offlineType-Rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2184 times:

Additional things about Chicago I love:

1. Italian Beef sandwiches and french fries with a Coke. Not good for your heart, but fantastic on a cold winter afternoon! I make sure I get one of these every time go back for a visit.

2. Brown's Fried Chicken. Hadn't had any in about 10 years or so, but I haven't came across anything that compares

3. Vienna Hot Dogs. When I was young we used to go down to the garment district on Halsted and get these from the street side vendors (when they were still allowed).

4. Good German food! Unfortunately it looks like the little German town on north Lincoln ave (think Delicatessen Meyer) is collapsing. In recent years some of the best German restuarants in Chicago have closed. I talked to a German shop owner a few years ago and he said the problem is that the kids these days don't want to take over the businesses from the parents. Anyway, everytime I go up there, it seems one or two more shops have closed.

5. Marshall Field's State Street. I am boycotting Macy's. I was there shortly after Macy's took over the State St store.
Terrible, terrible, terrible. It seems more like a JC Penny store now.

6. The OLD Chicago Public Library on Michigan Ave. I spent so many hours in there during college doing research for reports from 100 year old books. Since I went to school in Louisiana, it used to drive the professor nuts when my Bibliography contained books that they couldn't find! I am glad to see that they are trying to make something of the old building. Last time I was in there they had a ton of photographic exhibits going on. I sure hope they don't tear that building down. It's an architectural masterpiece!


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