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  • pjscreamerpjscreamer Posts: 567
    Declan’s bar I am A HUGE STOOLIE and I approve this message see everyone over the weekend
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  • KevinmanKevinman Chicago, IL USAPosts: 1,188
    wbutler29 said:
    Where can you get good thin downtown or near Wrigleyville? Had Rosati’s and PAL Joey’s back in the day in the burbs, but haven’t found good thin in the city 
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  • KevinmanKevinman Chicago, IL USAPosts: 1,188
    edited August 14
    ^Great thin crust
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  • MK88178MK88178 ChicagoPosts: 445

    JP218404 said:
    madhat181 said:
    You might wait longer to get a burger at Au Cheval than merch at Wrigley. 
    Also if you go get pizza at Lou Malnati's get the butter crust option. The Butter Crust is life changing
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  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 27,223
    How’s Dikta’s?
    Any cool Bears related things to checkout? Lifetime Bears fan who’s taking his first trip to Chicago. 
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  • MK88178MK88178 ChicagoPosts: 445
    On Saturday I'm headed to green street smoked meats!!! Chicken, beef ribs, and jalepeño cheddar sausages yum!
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 29,170
    edited August 14
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  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 2,316
    LukinFan said:
    How’s Dikta’s?
    Any cool Bears related things to checkout? Lifetime Bears fan who’s taking his first trip to Chicago. 
    Ditkas is good. Great lamb chops. It’s not as bears themed as you might expect, but it’s very good food. 
  • DiscopijDiscopij Posts: 257
    edited August 14
    Many good pizza options but Pequod's is THE place for deep dish.
    Pat's is a great thin option but don't sleep on Home Run Inn ... just a few blocks from Wrigley.

    Most importantly, if you like beer and you are near Wrigley you need to hit Corridor.
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  • slyhiggsslyhiggs Posts: 47
    Shaw's Crab house Sunday Brunch is where its at.  It will be the most glutenous meal you ever had.  4 rooms of food.
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  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 27,223
    Other than Soldier Field, what Bears things should I check out? 
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  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 12,746
    LukinFan said:
    Other than Soldier Field, what Bears things should I check out? 

    Besides Soldier Field, there's not really much I can think of in the city that is Bears-related.  You doing a tour of Soldier Field?  I've heard that's pretty cool.
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  • rlaidepeasrlaidepeas Posts: 219
    I used to love going to Hot Dougs before it closed down. Anybody know how Hot G Dog compares? 
  • madhat181madhat181 Posts: 191
    I used to love going to Hot Dougs before it closed down. Anybody know how Hot G Dog compares? 
    Hot G Dog is good and worth a visit if you miss Hot Dougs. 
    My favorite classic Chicago hot dog is SuperDawg
  • KS80184KS80184 Posts: 167
    LukinFan said:
    Other than Soldier Field, what Bears things should I check out? 
    Yeah, there's not much.  There's a Chicago Sports Hall of Fame up on Michigan Ave. at Water Tower, but I haven't been, so I can't tell you one way or the other if it's worthwhile.
  • KS80184KS80184 Posts: 167
    Air and Water Show will be going on Saturday and Sunday with practices on Thursday and Friday.  Lots of jets screaming overhead all weekend.  It's centered on North Avenue Beach (which will be really crowded) but you can see plenty of the show all up and down the lakeshore.  
  • AAJCAAJC Calgary, AB, CanadaPosts: 262
    What’s a good bar for some live blues music Friday night that’s in the downtown area?
  • AAJCAAJC Calgary, AB, CanadaPosts: 262
    How about a pizza place that’s under the ‘L’ train and shakes almost to pieces as trains roll over? Bonus points for drips of water from the ceiling and no craft beer on tap.
  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 2,106
    AAJC said:
    What’s a good bar for some live blues music Friday night that’s in the downtown area?
    I'd look into the House of Blues or Buddy Guy's Legends.
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  • fgalpernfgalpern Posts: 136
    Wow, thanks for this discussion, great recommendations!
    We're staying at the Holiday Inn in Skokie, a few miles from Wrigley. Anyone know about food and/or fun in that area?
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  • KS80184KS80184 Posts: 167
    AAJC said:
    What’s a good bar for some live blues music Friday night that’s in the downtown area?
    Kingston Mines or B.L.U.E.S. come to mind- both in Lincoln Park on Halsted.
  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 27,223
    edited August 14
    LukinFan said:
    Other than Soldier Field, what Bears things should I check out? 

    Besides Soldier Field, there's not really much I can think of in the city that is Bears-related.  You doing a tour of Soldier Field?  I've heard that's pretty cool.
    Cool, thanks. I was thinking about looking at a tour, but they do not offer them on the weekends, so that's out. It's a quick trip to Chicago, but I know I'll be back for a game at some point. Hopefully sooner than later. 
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    2012: Music Midtown
    2014: Memphis
    2016: Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Jacksonville, JazzFest
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  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 27,223
    KS80184 said:
    LukinFan said:
    Other than Soldier Field, what Bears things should I check out? 
    Yeah, there's not much.  There's a Chicago Sports Hall of Fame up on Michigan Ave. at Water Tower, but I haven't been, so I can't tell you one way or the other if it's worthwhile.
    Sounds good - thanks!
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    1998: Birmingham
    2000: Charlotte, Tampa
    2003: Tampa, Atlanta, Phoenix
    2004: Kissimmee
    2008: West Palm Beach, Bonnaroo, Columbia
    2010: MSG2
    2012: Music Midtown
    2014: Memphis
    2016: Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Jacksonville, JazzFest
    2018: Wrigley 1, Fenway 1
  • LiteTheMatchLiteTheMatch Posts: 1,141
    There is no "the one" pizza.   There are thousands of different pizzas here :)           Gioradanos & Lou Malnatis can be found anywhere in the city & suburbs.           Pizzeria Uno / Due can only be found downtown.    Gino's East is limited too.      I love Giordanos, personally.  I like Lou Malnati's but I do get sick of it after a while.
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  • LiteTheMatchLiteTheMatch Posts: 1,141
    Frontera Grill is a great place to eat -  One of Rick Bayless' Mexican restaurants.
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  • KS80184 said:
    AAJC said:
    What’s a good bar for some live blues music Friday night that’s in the downtown area?
    Kingston Mines or B.L.U.E.S. come to mind- both in Lincoln Park on Halsted.
    100% answer.  Both are good.  I love Kingston Mines.  Buy your tickets for Kingston Mines in advance so you don't have to wait at the door.  $15    It is broken into two rooms that alternate playing, so you can move from room to room.  Many legends have stepped foot into Kingston Mines over the years.
    The headliner on Friday is Billy Branch and the Sons of the Blues.  An absolute Chicago blues legend. One of the best at blowing a blues harp that has ever lived.
  • PJWGIIIPJWGIII Chicago, ILPosts: 646
    Portillo's and Murphy's. End thread.
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  • huntersthompsonhuntersthompson Posts: 209
    edited August 14
    Pizza-Pequod's...a bit of a haul...but kicks a$$....they sprinkle parmesan on the pizza pan before putting the dough in...as I understand it, that's one of the "secrets".

    It hasn't been touched on this thread yet, but I cannot say enough about a restaurant called the Girl and the Goat.
    http://girlandthegoat.com/

    It is so good with unique and delicious plates...tough reservation to get even though it has been open for a while.  Top notch chef (Stephanie Izard)...go to this place if you can get in.  She also has a place across the street called Little Goat, which can be easier to get into.

    The neighborhood is called the West Loop or Randolph Street....and is a burgeoning foodie heaven.  Here is an article on the different restaurants.:
    https://chicago.eater.com/maps/best-places-to-eat-west-loop-chicago

    Grab a sando at the J P Graziano Grocery....

    Gibson's is great....a bit of a meat market at the bar...but that may be a selling point to some of you.  

    I wish I was going to the show just to grab some of the local grub...hope everyone has a great time and the weather doesn't play a part in the festivities at all....

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  • CubuCubu N.W. Suburban ChicagoPosts: 81
    For Pizza, Giordano's is the best deep dish. For steak, got to be Gene/Georgetti's downtown. Dikta's is overrated! Gibson's to pricey..IMHO.
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