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#1 AaronS

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 03:27 PM

so I have one meal in chicago next week. schwa would be my first choice but they won't call me back.

the rick bayless places are really appealing to me. still good? is one better than the others?

I'll be eating with someone who is incapable of looking formal, so grace is out unless it's more like ko or bianca than chevallier.

anything else? should I just take a cab to munster?

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 04:43 PM

go to Kuma Korner and drink some Three Floyds Zombie Dust and listen to some awesome music..  You can always do that after dinner too for a late night burger..  The girl and the goat is a fun place, especially if you can sit at the grill.. Is Alinea out of the picture?  


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Posted 10 March 2016 - 06:13 PM

alinea and next are closed when I'm there.

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 06:15 PM

double post

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 06:19 PM

I've been wanting to go to  Fat Rice for the longest time but, don't have anyone to go with and Alicia won't let me use tinder. 


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Posted 10 March 2016 - 06:59 PM

one of my wife's mormon cousin's kid has some funny blog posts about trying to make friends using tinder.

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 03:40 PM

I haven't been to a Bayless place in years but I doubt they've become bad.  The current Frontera Grill menu looks appealing and it's a casual place.


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Posted 12 March 2016 - 01:14 AM

Call Schwa in the early afternoon. Allow phone to ring a few times. Hang up and immediately call back.

#9 AaronS

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 01:30 AM

I'm now on the wait list at schwa.

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 04:58 AM

Call Schwa in the early afternoon. Allow phone to ring a few times. Hang up and immediately call back.

thanks. I think I inadvertently did this the time they picked up.

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 05:50 PM

Kuma's Korner and Frontera Grill are good choices. Haven't been to girl goat yet, but I hear good things about it. And you can't go wrong with any Lettuce Entertain You place. http://m.leye.com/restaurants

Our favorites are Joe's seafood, prime steak and stone crab, bub city (bbq and live music), and RPM steak. Sadly they closed Paris Club in January to go with an Italian theme. Paris Club was our favorite.

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 11:22 PM

I liked Little Goat when I was in Chicago a couple of years ago. Fun to sit at the counter, like at a diner. Also like a diner, the menu is all over the map, and people were ordering lots, little, whatever they felt like. The fried chicken was good, and enough to be breakfast the next day a well.

 

Other places I went to then were good, but fancier and/or more expensive without necessarily being more fun or better food. Never have been to Kuma's Korner, but would love to try it.


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Posted 19 March 2016 - 02:23 PM

thanks for the help. I ended up going to fat rice, which I'll write up later.

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 06:25 PM

Are you feeling better yet?


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#15 AaronS

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 08:16 PM

I'm still congested but otherwise I'm fine.