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post #106 of 172
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2) Conne you will get murdered wandering a block or so outside of Hyde Park. In Hyde Park you will die of boredom. The students are unbearable and sex is verboten (not that you would want those kids anyway). There is not a decent place to eat there.
I just want to note that I was possibly having sex in hyde park when this was posted (although I don't know why that guy necroquoted the shit out of it). EDIT: I looked at a calendar and can confirm that I was unfortunately *not* having sex when that comment was posted.
post #107 of 172
awww thanks kwilk! but there's like 5 of us (including 3 girls) and i dont want to intrude.
post #108 of 172
okay youre out. girls are more than welcome btw
post #109 of 172
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Originally Posted by URALLMORONS View Post
Please wear as much red as possible while in Hyde Park Conne.

I think you meant Royal Blue...

post #110 of 172
My recommendations: Shopping on Clark Street, start downtown and go north. Lot's of unique shops, and some that sell the same stuff as on Michigan Ave, but 20% cheaper. And you'll want to do the during the daylight, most likely. For hot dogs there's none better than the Wiener Circle. It's on the North End of Clark, once you past it there not much shopping left. They're the best true "Chicago Dog" in the city (IMHO). A block or so over is the Lincoln Park Zoo. The zoo is free, parking is not. It's a classic zoo, a proper ape house, big cats house, zebras, flamingos, etc. Another vote for drinks at the Hancock. The view is fabulous and worth the overpriced drinks. Ed Dibevics is a great dive downtown. It's classic diner food and the waiters/waitresses are in character. We had one that gave our 70 year old bus driver a yelling (all in good fun) and another time had Marylin Monroe. There's a church across the street from the Hancock. It's gorgeous and a sanctuary from the downtown. It has an open courtyard and is worth spending 5 minutes just walking through. If you're going when the weather is good, evenings down at Grant Park are real nice. Right around Buckingham Fountain they'll be music playing, sometimes there's a street performer or something. Usually it's just a nice place to chill out after a busy day. Don't stay too late though, right around dusk and a little after is best.
post #111 of 172
If you go to the Weiner Circle, go between 2 and 4 AM. That way, you can be racist without feeling bad.
post #112 of 172
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Originally Posted by JRB View Post
My recommendations:
Shopping on Clark Street, start downtown and go north. Lot's of unique shops, and some that sell the same stuff as on Michigan Ave, but 20% cheaper. And you'll want to do the during the daylight, most likely.

For hot dogs there's none better than the Wiener Circle. It's on the North End of Clark, once you past it there not much shopping left. They're the best true "Chicago Dog" in the city (IMHO). A block or so over is the Lincoln Park Zoo. The zoo is free, parking is not. It's a classic zoo, a proper ape house, big cats house, zebras, flamingos, etc.

Another vote for drinks at the Hancock. The view is fabulous and worth the overpriced drinks.

Ed Dibevics is a great dive downtown. It's classic diner food and the waiters/waitresses are in character. We had one that gave our 70 year old bus driver a yelling (all in good fun) and another time had Marylin Monroe.

There's a church across the street from the Hancock. It's gorgeous and a sanctuary from the downtown. It has an open courtyard and is worth spending 5 minutes just walking through.

If you're going when the weather is good, evenings down at Grant Park are real nice. Right around Buckingham Fountain they'll be music playing, sometimes there's a street performer or something. Usually it's just a nice place to chill out after a busy day. Don't stay too late though, right around dusk and a little after is best.

this is great location specific advice thanks. i think i saw ed dibevics on a food network show once. didnt realize it was in chicago. will definitely check the dogs and grant park out (is it dangerous?)
post #113 of 172
Grant Park and Millenium Park are incredibly safe. If the weather is nice, it's great to just walk around on the lakefront/the parks and down to Museum Campus.
post #114 of 172
nice. araoweifja;woeif can't wait for next next week. we already booked a hotel (sax) for something pretty cheap. i think it was like 500 for 4 days for 4 people and its in the middle of everything
post #115 of 172
is Ed Debevics anything more than a tourist trap? I notice that JRB says they made fun of his bus driver which implies he was on some group.

The only time I have ever been was in 9th grade when we came on an orchestra tour and ate our meals at all of those crap places that cater to large tour groups (the hard rock cafe, ed debevics, the ginos east by the airport...places I would never go to willingly). I don't even think I have heard someone talk about it in person...
post #116 of 172
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Originally Posted by shadrach View Post
"2)may i suggest harold's chicken shack on kimbark and woodlawn, something i know conne would especially enjoy.

+1 I lived on this while I was in college. I highly recommend a half white, hot sauce, extra bread, and a strawberry Nehi.

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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post
Conne needs to go to Rush Street for an evening. No visit to Chicago is complete without going there.

Hate to differ with you, Crane, but Rush & Division is tourist trap. Would avoid like the plague.

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Originally Posted by JRB View Post
My recommendations:
Shopping on Clark Street, start downtown and go north. Lot's of unique shops, and some that sell the same stuff as on Michigan Ave, but 20% cheaper. And you'll want to do the during the daylight, most likely.

For hot dogs there's none better than the Wiener Circle. It's on the North End of Clark, once you past it there not much shopping left. They're the best true "Chicago Dog" in the city (IMHO). A block or so over is the Lincoln Park Zoo. The zoo is free, parking is not. It's a classic zoo, a proper ape house, big cats house, zebras, flamingos, etc.

Another vote for drinks at the Hancock. The view is fabulous and worth the overpriced drinks.

Ed Dibevics is a great dive downtown. It's classic diner food and the waiters/waitresses are in character. We had one that gave our 70 year old bus driver a yelling (all in good fun) and another time had Marylin Monroe.

There's a church across the street from the Hancock. It's gorgeous and a sanctuary from the downtown. It has an open courtyard and is worth spending 5 minutes just walking through.

If you're going when the weather is good, evenings down at Grant Park are real nice. Right around Buckingham Fountain they'll be music playing, sometimes there's a street performer or something. Usually it's just a nice place to chill out after a busy day. Don't stay too late though, right around dusk and a little after is best.

Church across from Hancock building = Good

Ed Dibevics = Bad Agree with OTC, it's another tourist trap.

If you are looking for BBQ, I would skip Ribs-n-Bibs and just make the trek down to Lem's. It's on the southside, but it's totally safe. If you have a car, drive out to Westmont and go to Uncle Bub's. You'd never think it, but it's legit BBQ out in lily whiteland.
post #117 of 172
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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post
+1 I lived on this while I was in college. I highly recommend a half white, MILD sauce, extra bread, and a strawberry Nehi

Fixed.

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Originally Posted by JRB View Post
For hot dogs there's none better than the Wiener Circle. It's on the North End of Clark, once you past it there not much shopping left. They're the best true "Chicago Dog" in the city (IMHO).

Hot Doug's >>>>>
post #118 of 172
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Originally Posted by mbalder2 View Post
Hot Doug's >>>>>

Go here! Do it! Do it now!
post #119 of 172
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Originally Posted by otc View Post
is Ed Debevics anything more than a tourist trap? I notice that JRB says they made fun of his bus driver which implies he was on some group.

I wouldn't say it's a tourist trap per se, though it's been a while since I've been there. It's a fun place to go. It's not a place Chicagoans go everyday, but I would put it on the "Chicago Experience" list since it's unique, fun and can't find it anywhere else.

The bus driver incident was a reference to when I was in high school (15+ years ago) just outside of Chicago. We went there after a choir concert.
post #120 of 172
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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post
Hate to differ with you, Crane, but Rush & Division is tourist trap. .

Maybe it's just me but I thought he was referring to when Rush street was the known prostitute area. Of course that was like 25+ years ago.
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