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Chicago Holiday Hotel Lobby Bar Crawl - Saturday, December 18th

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by ld111134, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Well-Known Member

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    iPhone app - but it's reliable.

    I have this too. Cool, but I've never really used it much.
     
  2. ld111134

    ld111134 Well-Known Member

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    Lou - you missed some good stuff when you left, like the part where he vehemently denied that the ramen at Arami was any good (told me there's better Japanese noodles at a Thai place in the 'burbs) or - my favorite - the part where his friends were actually arguing with me about which way is NORTH - when I had a compass in my hand, no less.

    Geez, tell him that Arami offshored the making of their ramen to Shenzhen, China.

    Where the two ladies arguing with you? [​IMG] Where'd you guys go? Butch McGuire's? I should have sucked it up and stayed out.

    He even made a [​IMG] reference in my Facebook photo gallery of the crawl.
     
  3. ld111134

    ld111134 Well-Known Member

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    Fok, I wish I had gone....

    It was a great time.
     
  4. the.chikor

    the.chikor Well-Known Member

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    Damn. I was just at the Intercontinental this last weekend!
     
  5. ld111134

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    Damn. I was just at the Intercontinental this last weekend!

    The Intercontinental was "meh"...we had one round and left. The small upstairs bar at the Elysian on the Gold Coast and Rebar at the Trump were much better.
     
  6. ChicagoRon

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    Geez, tell him that Arami offshored the making of their ramen to Shenzhen, China. Where the two ladies arguing with you? [​IMG] Where'd you guys go? Butch McGuire's? I should have sucked it up and stayed out. He even made a [​IMG] reference in my Facebook photo gallery of the crawl.
    Ironicall, Arami is making the noodles in house; I dont' think any other restaurant in chicago does that.
     
  7. kwilkinson

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    Good stuff. Looks like you guys had a blast.
     
  10. ter1413

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    yep. looks like a good time was had by all...
     
  11. ld111134

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    It was great - and Ron's recommendation of Arami was spot on. I didn't know that this place existed and it's close to where I live.
     
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    DAMN I am pissed I didnt make it.

    Dinner at Ria next year @ Elysian...its amazing.
    You all look pretty sober by the end....
     
  13. james_timothy

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    Cool. Next year, I hope. Make it a Chicago tradition.

    I was coming off a telescope run and a 24 hr trip home so all I can do is to look at the pictures and dream of drinks that were waiting to be had.
     
  14. ld111134

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    Cool. Next year, I hope. Make it a Chicago tradition.

    I was coming off a telescope run and a 24 hr trip home so all I can do is to look at the pictures and dream of drinks that were waiting to be had.


    What's a "telescope run", JT? We hope to make this crawl an annual event.
     
  15. james_timothy

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    We go to a remote, desolate mountain top, sit in rooms with cement walls and fluorescent lights, and watch computer screens all night. Above us a telescope points at the night sky and collects images. It's a blast, and it can be exhausting when things go wrong. Things always go wrong.

    A "run" is the entire time we're running the telescope, or at least at the telescope. I can tell you about it over drinks sometime... with any luck next Christmas time.
     
  16. ld111134

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    We go to a remote, desolate mountain top, sit in rooms with cement walls and fluorescent lights, and watch computer screens all night. Above us a telescope points at the night sky and collects images. It's a blast, and it can be exhausting when things go wrong. Things always go wrong.

    A "run" is the entire time we're running the telescope, or at least at the telescope. I can tell you about it over drinks sometime... with any luck next Christmas time.


    Sounds cool. Where did you go?
     
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    next year I am planning on the whole day, not to leave early. this was a blast
     
  18. james_timothy

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    Sounds cool. Where did you go?

    Cerro Tololo, east of La Serena in the Chilean Andes. There is a couple of winerys in that valley, but I've never had the time to explore. Sunrise, sunset from the mountain top- yeah. I saw a great green flash this trip.

    And next time, I'm in.
     
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    Looks like a blast. You boys were starting to look pretty toasted towards the end of the pics.
     
  20. kwilkinson

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    Looks like a blast. You boys were starting to look pretty toasted towards the end of the pics.

    Shoulda seen it after Lou left. Night got wild.
     

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