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Post#1 » by DrewDawg0808 » Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:55 pm

Coming to chicago for the nuggets game, Go Nuggets, anyway what are some things/places to check out that night and the day after? Thanks!
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Re: Chicago 

Post#2 » by Cliff Levingston » Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:59 pm

DrewDawg0808 wrote:Coming to chicago for the nuggets game, Go Nuggets, anyway what are some things/places to check out that night and the day after? Thanks!

With that Go Nuggets comment, you can "Go **** yourself!"

Just kidding. Go to Lou Malnati's; best pizza you'll ever have.
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Post#3 » by DrewDawg0808 » Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:01 pm

yeah, i thought about that after i typed it and seen the people viewing it and not replying, but who cares, n e way im from ohio so idk of anything there, but ill have to check it out, are any of u going to it?
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Post#4 » by suckfish » Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:02 pm

I'm not from Chicago myself, there are plenty of people on this board who will give you some great advice though.

I edited the thread title too, just to make it clearer what the thread was about. 8)
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Post#5 » by DrewDawg0808 » Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:02 pm

oh ok, thanx i didnt think bout that either
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Post#6 » by BULLSrunIT » Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:21 pm

Eat at a sit-down restaurant for all of your meals. Chicago has some of the best food in the world.

Some of my favorites:

Lou Malnati's Pizza
Nuevo Leon Mexican
Fogo Di Ciao Brazilian
and also check out Greektown

Of course for sightseeing just go downtown to the Mag Mile, Sears Tower, Millennium Park, and Navy Pier
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Post#7 » by Grand Champ » Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:46 pm

Cliff Levingston wrote:-= original quote snipped =-


With that Go Nuggets comment, you can "Go **** yourself!"

Just kidding. Go to Lou Malnati's; best pizza you'll ever have.


NO!

Go to Pequods, on clybourn and webster, THAT is the best pizza you'll ever have!

And in January your options are limited, but go check out the museums, art, history, science and industry. All very cool.
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Post#8 » by TB#1 » Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:49 pm

I'm a Pizzaria Uno guy.

But I would suggest you dig around this forum. There are a number of similar threads for people visiting Chicago with dozens of restaurant/bar/museum/nightclub etc. information.
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Post#9 » by moonrod » Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:01 pm

If your looking for entertainment during the day, the most popular places are:

Sears Tower
Field Museum
Shedd Aquarium
Navy Pier
Museum of Science and Industry

It's pretty cold to do anything outside but if you want to try out great pizza, Lou Malnatis, Pizzeria Uno and Home Run Inn Pizza are good starts.

If you're into bar hopping, Division and Clark is a good place to start.

Hope you have fun.
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Post#10 » by emperorjones » Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:06 pm

What dates are you here? What are you trying to get into? I'll hook you up.
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Post#11 » by PowerBull » Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:27 pm

I just got back from my chicago trip and I have to say i loved chicago...but the pizza at UNO and Gio was horrible. If you guys really wanna eat some good pizza you have to come over to europe.
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Post#12 » by Grand Champ » Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:17 pm

PowerBull wrote:I just got back from my chicago trip and I have to say i loved chicago...but the pizza at UNO and Gio was horrible. If you guys really wanna eat some good pizza you have to come over to europe.


Giordanos and Pizzaria Uno are **** horrible tourist trash pizzas! never ever eat there! The only people that think it is any good are suburbanites that don't live in the city!
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Post#13 » by PowerBull » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:14 pm

hm interesting...before my trip everyone said i should go there to eat the best pizza in the world :)
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Post#14 » by gocubs2118 » Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:46 am

If you want good seafood and steak then you should go to Catch 35. The best seafood you will ever have.
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Post#15 » by Ben Wilson25 » Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:19 am

The best thing about Chicago is its neighborhoods. If you leave downtown you'll get a better feel for the city. If you're looking for some nightlife after the game (and are over 21) you can take a 5 minute cab ride straight North on Damen Ave from the United Center until you get to the 6 corner intersection of North, Milwaukee and Damen. There are a ton of bars, restaurants and clubs within a 2 block radius. It will be packed on a Friday night but you can find anything from dive bars to clubs you'll have to wait an hour to get into.
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Post#16 » by klvanzu » Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:47 am

Men on the down-low?
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Post#17 » by robg » Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:46 am

Grand.Champ wrote: The only people that think it is any good are suburbanites that don't live in the city!



How about suburbanites that do live in the city?


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Post#18 » by nas27 » Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:26 am

I think Lou Malnati's is an acquired taste. I personally hate their pizza even though I live right by them.
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Post#19 » by JeremyB0001 » Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:35 am

Grand.Champ wrote:Giordanos and Pizzaria Uno are **** horrible tourist trash pizzas! never ever eat there! The only people that think it is any good are suburbanites that don't live in the city!


I'd disregard this. Uno's is my favorite and I've lived in the Chicago area most of my life, currently live in the city, and am a huge pizza fiend. I often take friends from out of town there and have never received anything short of glowing reviews. Because it's a chain and a tourist magnet, locals like to hate on it, but the quality of the food is generally outstanding.
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Post#20 » by Posey H8er » Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:39 am

As mentioned earlier there are less options in the dead cold, but there are always places to go. I recommend going to the Field Museum right on the lake. I haven't been to the Art museum or Planetarium in years myself, I don't know how different they are. But they were worth it then.

Navy Pier always has fun stuff going on. And unfortunately the Auto Show will be over by the time you arrive in Chi Town, it keeps getting bigger and better imo. But huge crowds.

There are all kinds of shops/restaurants on the Magnificent Mile aka Michigan Avenue.

Since I am such a big architecture fan my favorite thing to do is the River tour. But I bet it will be closed during that cold time. There may be a bus tour, but I've never taken it. Just enjoy the city, it's beautiful. The world's best kept secret.

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