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The Ultimate Chicago Thread Part II

Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:50 am

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)



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RE: The Ultimate Chicago Thread Part II

Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:06 am



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
 
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RE: The Ultimate Chicago Thread Part II

Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:40 am



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
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RE: The Ultimate Chicago Thread Part II

Sat Jan 26, 2008 5:36 am

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.

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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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RE: The Ultimate Chicago Thread Part II

Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:25 pm

Hmmm Vivo on Randolph. I'll have to try it.
 
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RE: The Ultimate Chicago Thread Part II

Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:42 pm

Chicago!

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

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What a night..


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RE: The Ultimate Chicago Thread Part II

Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:27 pm

"Old" Cabrini-Green


A trip on LSD


My alma mater


Northerly Island


Chicken wings at Harold's Chicken Shack


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RE: The Ultimate Chicago Thread Part II

Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:38 pm



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
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RE: The Ultimate Chicago Thread Part II

Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:46 pm

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Some pics of Chicago from AA763 LAX-ORD
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RE: The Ultimate Chicago Thread Part II

Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:17 am

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

Makes me want a cinnamon roll right now  drool 
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RE: The Ultimate Chicago Thread Part II

Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:42 am

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


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RE: The Ultimate Chicago Thread Part II

Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:05 am

The Hancock



A Jimmy's Hotdog
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The Green Mill


Kitschn on Roscoe


Simon's Tavern in Andersonville
 
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RE: The Ultimate Chicago Thread Part II

Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:22 pm

haha I like the Daley picture. Most certainly a symbol of Chicago.
 
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RE: The Ultimate Chicago Thread Part II

Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:23 pm

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.

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RE: The Ultimate Chicago Thread Part II

Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:52 am

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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