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OT: Flying to Chicago for the weekend

BamaFanBamaFan Posts: 658
edited 12:19PM in EggHead Forum
Leaving in the morning and staying Downtown at the Trump Towers. Plan to eat good food and hear some blues. Going to the Antique Market on Saturday and to Rosebud on Saturday night. Also taking a river tour on Saturday morning. Should be fun.


  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    Take the river architecture tour. It is incredible. Of course, they sell booze so maybe my memory is a little fuzzy - but I seem to remember a good time.

    You want a good steak - eat at Gibson's or Gene and Georgetti for old school food. If you go to G&G then get the toasted ravioli appetizer - to die for. At Gibson's (and I know this sounds crazy) get the wedge salad if you are a fan of blue cheese. I've never had better blue cheese in my life.
  • BamaFanBamaFan Posts: 658
    We are taking the architechture tour. I know dinner is planned for Friday is at North Pipe Cafe in the Lincoln Park district.
  • Ike WittIke Witt Posts: 195
    What Bama said about Gene and Georghetti....awesome restaurant

  • kolbdriverkolbdriver Posts: 403
    Be real careful BamaFan, I hear there is a lot of Yankees up there.............Hope you have a great time.
  • BamaFanBamaFan Posts: 658
    Been going there once a year for the last six years. Love the town and have some good friends there. Could not live there due to the winters. Have a couple who want to move to Bham when the retire. They loved it here on their visit.
  • kolbdriverkolbdriver Posts: 403
    My Brother-in Law worked for GM&O Railroad in Mobile when Illinois Central bought them out, they told him his was moving to Chicago, He said NOT.. He and my Sister are still in Mobile. I spent a gread deal of time in Chicago back in the sixty's, had some great times..
  • EgginDawgEgginDawg Posts: 747
    it is tremendous. Also, save room for the carrot cake. The slice they give you can easily be shared by 10 people- no joke. The steaks are great there and at Ditkas downtown.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,112

    The Chop House, Riva's, ****'s frog legs, Harry Carrey's, Weber's and my favourite Heaven on Seven.



    Caledon, ON


  • SoDakEggerSoDakEgger Posts: 122
    Ahhh, Chicago. I was there in March. The Trump building looks phenomenal. You should enjoy the stay- please report back.

    There are just too many good places to eat (and drink)in that town. There are some great suggestions in the previous posts, but I feel like I should add to the list. From the Trump, you are within easy walking distance to Rick Bayless' restaurant(s) Topolobampo and Frontera Grill. If nothing else, stop in there for a margarita. The basic ones are great, but I highly recommend the Topolo version which is shaken to order. These are some of the best margaritas you'll ever have.

    And don't forget to get yourself an Italian Beef. I found those to be good for breakfast. They seem to have certain curative propertise- especially with hot peppers. ;)
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Try Luke's for a great Italian beef sandwich, get the combo with cheese and hot peppers. Its a hole in the wall, but that's my kind of place. Have fun! -RP
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