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#1 mongo_jones

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 04:46 PM

friends are going for a week. they have the publican on their list. where else should they go? is the girl and the goat still recommended?


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current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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#2 Suzanne F

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 10:55 PM

It's been a few years--probably not recent enough for you--but I really liked Little Goat. More casual than Girl and the Goat, great fried chicken.


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#3 Adrian

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 02:36 PM

all in the same ballpark price range as publican from last year's trip - parachute was interesting, but wasn't floored, still worth a visit; fat rice was a load of fun; roister a bit more expensive but quite good and worth the price difference. 


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#4 Daniel

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 03:04 PM

Publican has been consistently good.. Though, i hate Chicago's set up of, huge, financed restaurant group locations with 200 seats or more.. It's so impersonal and institutional.. 


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#5 Wilfrid

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 09:10 PM

I'm holding an off-peak reservation at Girl & Goat. Worth it, or old news?

#6 mongo_jones

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 10:28 PM

my friends ended up at schwa among other places. they liked the food but found the restaurant oppressively loud. and they're 10 years younger than me.


my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

facts are meaningless. you could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
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#7 Wilfrid

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 12:20 AM

I can imagine being fairly annoyed at doing a $200-ish dinner in oppressively loud surroundings.

This isn't a place where you can call it quits after two courses and a glass of wine if it's truly uncomfortable (noting Daniel's remarks about generally large and loud restaurants here two).

#8 mongo_jones

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 02:48 AM

it's a tiny restaurant apparently. they said they had to scream to hear each other across a table, and that after a point it began to negatively affect their ability to pay attention to the food.


my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

facts are meaningless. you could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
~homer simpson


 


#9 Josh Karpf

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 11:32 AM

The Gage at 24 South Michigan for steak + drinks?

 

I'll try malort before I try the casseroles of Chicago pizza.



#10 Wilfrid

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 07:30 PM

So Schwa is out.



#11 Daniel

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 03:46 PM

Someone recently posted a good meal in Chicago but cant find where. Heading to Chicago on the 10, sending back another case of Malorts for sure
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#12 Wilfrid

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 12:48 AM

My hotel is three minutes walk from the Art Institute where they not only have some current shows which look good, but apparently Caillebotte's "Rainy Day in Paris."

They also have "Sunday in the Park With George," which is wonderful, but which I've seen a few times as it tours like the Dead did.

#13 Wilfrid

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 12:49 AM

Shocked by how long it is since I've been to Chicago.

Holding the Girl & Goat reservation as the menu does look good.

#14 Sneakeater

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 01:20 AM

The Art Institutes whole French Early Modern collection is kind of awesome.
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#15 Wilfrid

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 11:34 PM

Indeed, and I have a nice gap in my schedule for it.

I went to the old Berghoff years ago. It's right by the hotel so I might eat at the bar there as well as G&G. Looking like a good trip.