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Chief Chief
03-09-2011, 10:02 PM
It's my kind of town, Chicago is...

At least I'm hopin' it will be. I'm taking my two boys, ages 15 and 10, this weekend (Fri thru Mon/Tues). Staying for 2 nights at a hotel near Grant Park/Navy Pier, then for a night or two out in the 'burbs where it's cheaper. We'll be going to the big Irish Parade in Grants Park Saturday, followed by the Navy Pier, then possibly seeing a theater show Sat night. Any suggestions are welcomed. Thanks!

Baconeater
03-09-2011, 10:05 PM
Well, you could go hang out with Frazod and possibly see him shoot one of his appliances or burn his deck off of his condo.

luv
03-09-2011, 10:21 PM
Giordano's

stlchiefs
03-09-2011, 10:23 PM
The Shedd Aquarium. Your boys should like it.

stlchiefs
03-09-2011, 10:24 PM
oh yeah and green beer.

(The color should help your boys get over the taste) :)

luv
03-09-2011, 10:24 PM
The Shedd Aquarium. Your boys should like it.

And nearly any museum along Lake Shore. I like the Science Museum (Planetarium?).

DaneMcCloud
03-09-2011, 10:24 PM
Be sure to shoot Hootie a PM. He'll be happy to show you around and if you're lucky, he'll have some GHB handy.

Have fun!

cdcox
03-09-2011, 10:26 PM
I'll always treasure Chicago as the city where I had my first Chimay.

rageeumr
03-09-2011, 10:27 PM
I'm sure someone will tell you that I'm a tourist douche, but I've never had a bad pie at Geno's East.

Dartgod
03-09-2011, 11:16 PM
Giordano'sYou misspelled Gino's East.

luv
03-09-2011, 11:17 PM
You misspelled Gino's East.

I think I ate there, too. Either has great stuffed pizza.

Dartgod
03-09-2011, 11:19 PM
I think I ate there, too. Either has great stuffed pizza.
Yes they do. I just like Gino's a bit better.

I've also heard good things about Luminati's (sp?).

Rain Man
03-10-2011, 12:59 AM
Oh! Check out this restaurant called the Olive Garden. I ate there once.

Lzen
03-10-2011, 07:43 AM
Can I give a Jayhawks shirt to deliver the frazod while you're up there? :D

mikeyis4dcats.
03-10-2011, 08:11 AM
definitely do the Museum of Science & Industry.

definitely do Gino's East.

Phobia
03-10-2011, 08:13 AM
You're really gonna need 3 or 4 other threads to get a good feel for Chicago.

My tip is, don't drive if you can avoid it.

KCUnited
03-10-2011, 08:16 AM
Al's vs. Mr. Beef

Fire Me Boy!
03-10-2011, 08:17 AM
Giordano's

This.

Oh, and this:

It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark... and we're wearing sunglasses.

mikeyis4dcats.
03-10-2011, 08:17 AM
oh, and from someone who likes museums, the Field Museum is a waste of time.

Frazod
03-10-2011, 08:26 AM
Can I give a Jayhawks shirt to deliver the frazod while you're up there? :D

Thanks, I'm running low on toilet paper. I hope you washed this one, though - the last one gave me a rash. :)

Thoughts on Chief Chief's visit:

1. Why the hell would you come here this time of year?

2. Gino's East has the best pizza. Giordano's is very good. Lou Malnati's is, IMO, shit. Unless you like your deep dish consisting of somebody dumping a can of stewed tomatoes into a crust and baking it.

3. Science and Industry is the best museum. The Shedd Aquarium rocks. The Field Museum is a boring waste of time.

4. If the weather's clear, you should check out the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower observation deck. I haven't been up there in years, but I understand the ledge thing is cool.

And finally, bite me, Bug. nlm

Chief Chief
03-10-2011, 01:48 PM
1. Why the hell would you come here this time of year?


Spring break. This weekend's weather there won't be that bad (35-45 for highs; 30% chance of rain Saturday). Yeah, I'd rather go there in Apr/May and catch an afternoon game at Wrigley Field...but, like the Cubs, ya can't win 'em all.

bevischief
03-10-2011, 02:12 PM
Have to make a stop at this place http://www.portillos.com/.

seclark
03-10-2011, 02:26 PM
iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii used to work in chicago
in a department store
i used to work in chicago
i did but i don't anymore.....

brorth
03-10-2011, 02:40 PM
iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii used to work in chicago
in a department store
i used to work in chicago
i did but i don't anymore.....

a lady came in for some fabric,
some fabric from the store,
fabric she wanted,
felt she got!
I don't work there anymore.

Short Leash Hootie
03-10-2011, 02:46 PM
Have to make a stop at this place http://www.portillos.com/.

was going to add this, but you beat me to it

this is a must, and it's light on the wallet

Rams Fan
03-10-2011, 04:35 PM
Be sure to shoot Hootie a PM. He'll be happy to show you around and if you're lucky, he'll have some GHB handy.

Have fun!

He works in Bloomington, no? That's 3 hours away.

I know you're joking.

Anyways, Lakeshore Drive FTW as well as Shedd Aquarium.

BigRedChief
03-10-2011, 04:40 PM
bumped the chicago thread