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Honeymoon inNorthern New England

oooh, thanks. I did see the Woodstock Inn. They seem to have a great local beer selection, and they're right near our resort. The grain bread sounds like a must-have. thanks!

Jan 12, 2014
DJDiabla in Northern New England

Honeymoon inNorthern New England

My husband and I are taking our honeymoon in May in Northern New England, staying in Lincoln NH near Loon Mountain. We will be driving up the coast from PA, making sure to hit Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts (Boston/Mashpee Area), and Portland, Maine, as well as Vermont. We want to hit many breweries (Alagash, Shipyard, Harpoon, Magic Hat, Sam Adams, and a few others) and we're looking for the best, can't miss places to eat in and around the Lincoln, NH area, as well as lunch stops along the New England Coast (95 corridor). We love seafood, burgers, beer, and breakfast.

Jan 12, 2014
DJDiabla in Northern New England

First time Chicago tourist and Scranton, PA Hound looking for great, reasonably priced eats

anyone know anything about Fondue Stube? Looking at Geja's, but don't want to rule them out unfairly.

Feb 09, 2012
DJDiabla in Chicago Area

First time Chicago tourist and Scranton, PA Hound looking for great, reasonably priced eats

hotel is already booked in Schaumburg, but can always be changed. What about Oak Brook? how far is that from down town? and how far is Evanston?

Feb 09, 2012
DJDiabla in Chicago Area

First time Chicago tourist and Scranton, PA Hound looking for great, reasonably priced eats

I do plan on driving some places, and trying to plan daily activities around eats. Are any of the museums, navy pier or other assorted sights near Andersonville?

Feb 09, 2012
DJDiabla in Chicago Area

First time Chicago tourist and Scranton, PA Hound looking for great, reasonably priced eats

thanks for the tips--I appreciate it!

Wings don't appear to be a big thing in Chicago, I'm noticing.

Any great places for a local brew you can recomend? Also, our hotel has a full breakfast daily, but if you know of any must-try breakfast spots (preferably one with red velvet pancakes) let me know.

Feb 09, 2012
DJDiabla in Chicago Area

First time Chicago tourist and Scranton, PA Hound looking for great, reasonably priced eats

yes, driving in over 2 days. Stopping in Ohio to stay with a friend, and then continuing on to Chicago the next day. Coming in for a week and planning on metro-ing everywhere since parking is so bad
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Feb 09, 2012
DJDiabla in Chicago Area

First time Chicago tourist and Scranton, PA Hound looking for great, reasonably priced eats

You're from Scranton???? I live in Dickson City, but moved here for college (Marywood) back in 02 and never left.

I'm seeing ALOT of great Chicago locales; the problem is, I'm getting overwhelmed. I want something that won't bankrupt us but that's not super touristy either. I am after unique things (not italian, because Scranton has an abundance of it---GOOD Italian, to boot). Thinking of chicken and waffles, great local brews, etc.

As far as staying downtown is concerned, I'm not seeing anything afforadable or that matches my dates,e tc or has free parking. We plan to take the metro and busses constantly, as parking is a nuisance. We normally go to DC each spring, so we are familiar with public transport and inconvenient parking. Man, we really do have it easier here in Scranton.

Thansk for the tips!

Feb 08, 2012
DJDiabla in Chicago Area

First time Chicago tourist and Scranton, PA Hound looking for great, reasonably priced eats

Great tips--thanks!!! We like pretty much everything, except vegan or thai/Vietnamese. I love some Mex, Japanese and Fusiona re my faves, ad I LIVE for a good burger/steak/ribs, as well as inexpensive, eclectic eats. My BF on the other hand, is pickier, but so long as he can get something basic liek a great burger, pasta, etc, he's in. Wings are another fave, etc. Just looking for those can't miss joints!

We are taking the metro as many places as we can due to the hellish commute. :-)

Feb 08, 2012
DJDiabla in Chicago Area

First time Chicago tourist and Scranton, PA Hound looking for great, reasonably priced eats

Thanks for the tips. I did look into other hotels, and parking was a nightmare down town, hence why we did not choose a hotel in the city. Plus, our dates were not available for all nights, so major UGH :-(. Was considering the Lincoln Oark zoo. Also, SkyDeck adn Museum of Science and Industry. Any others worth doing?

How abour Italian Beef? Is Al's really the best? (Working off of Man Vs Food, haha!)

Feb 08, 2012
DJDiabla in Chicago Area

First time Chicago tourist and Scranton, PA Hound looking for great, reasonably priced eats

Hi My Fellow Hounds:
This is my first-ever Chowhound post, so if I've repeated, I apologize. My Boyfriend and I will be visiting Chicago in April for a week and we are looking for some great Chicago eats. Specifically, I am looking at Gino's East for Deep Dish, Chicago Home of Chicken and Waffles, Geja's Cafe for Fondue, Giordano's for pizza, Hot Doug's, Big Jones for their Boarding House Lunch, and Al's Beef. I am originally from NY, so I am nervous about Chicago Deep Dish, as I was raised on thin crust. Are there any other great spots I'm missing? Staying in Schaumburg at Staybridge Suites, so I am aware of the distance, though we will be sight-seeing in the city each day. looking forward to some great recomendations. Thanks everyone!!!!

Feb 08, 2012
DJDiabla in Chicago Area