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Looking for specific Pizza joint

For me it's the reverse, the price doesn't bother me, it's the wait that isn't worth it.

Jun 02, 2010
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What kind of wine glasses for Italian reds?

I use Bord glasses for Tuscan wines and Burg glasses for Piedmontese wines.

Apr 01, 2010
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Chicago Wine Shops

Good to hear you liked it!

Nov 25, 2009
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Best Wine Bar that also serves good food in Chicago?

As your asking for a wine bar, I would say Webster Wine bar. I think they have a great selection of wine and the food is pretty good. Hey, if a place has Lopez de Heredia on the list, its got to be good.

Nov 25, 2009
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Chicago Wine Shops

The Marcy Street store two weeks ago was fully stocked with good selections and had some nice sales.

Oct 29, 2009
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what should I bring for dinner?

Agree with most here. Barbera from a good producer, Vietti or Chiarlo are good and affordable. Or of course a Chianti Classico Riserva, Monsanto's is always good. Not sure about the white.

Oct 28, 2009
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Where can I purchase duck legs and thighs?

Call fox and obel and see if they can get them. Or Paulina Market.

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Paulina Market
3501 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

Oct 28, 2009
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Chicago Wine Shops

Highly recommend Binny's. Huge selections from the world over. Better on Bords than Burgs though.

Oct 28, 2009
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...And the worst restaurant in Chicago is....

Bob Chinn's. Disgusting and expensive.

Sep 08, 2009
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liquor search....

No problem. It's a great store. The variety is amazing.

Sep 03, 2009
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How About A New What Are You Drinking ?

Had the 07 Chateau de Segries Cotes du Rhone Rouge last night. Amazing value at $12. Classic Rhone nose of herbs and dark berries. Rich full palate of dark fruits. NICE every night drinker!

Sep 02, 2009
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liquor search....

Sam's at North and Clybourne is football field sized.

Sep 02, 2009
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Teach me about wines of the Rhone Alps

oops sorry, should have read your not a bit closer.

Jul 09, 2009
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Why is wine by the glass so much more expensive in the US v. Europe?

agreed

Jul 08, 2009
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Why is wine by the glass so much more expensive in the US v. Europe?

Glasses of wine were like 5 euros where we were. We always stick to bottles though.

Jul 08, 2009
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Why is wine by the glass so much more expensive in the US v. Europe?

Fanta's were like 2 euros in restaurants in Piedmont, Liguria and Milan. That's less than $3. Were you eating at hotels?

Jul 08, 2009
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Teach me about wines of the Rhone Alps

Northern Rhone is syrah (can blend with viognier). Hermitage and Cote Rotie being the best and most expensive. Cornas, St. Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage are other areas of the north.

Southern rhone is a blend typically with main grapes being grenache, syrah and mouvedre, though other grapes are allowed and used. Chateauneuf du Pape, gigondas, vacqueyras plus simple cotes du rhone are examples.

The rhone offers some of the best red wine values in the world.

Jul 08, 2009
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Best inexpensive Syrah?

Try a crozes-hermitage from remizieres, darnaud or belle.

Jul 08, 2009
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Why is wine by the glass so much more expensive in the US v. Europe?

I'm sure where you live, but prices in Europe to me are much less than the US. I was in Piedmont in May, bottles of good barbera's and dolcetto's were 10 to 15 euros. A bad wine in a US restaurant starts at $25.

Jul 08, 2009
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Great Lake Pizza

You are absolutely correct.

Jul 07, 2009
Vlajos in Chicago Area

Summer Wines

Muscadet, rose, sancerre, albarino, beaujolais, loire reds, dolcetto, barbera, rueda, so many good ones.

Jul 02, 2009
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Why is wine by the glass so much more expensive in the US v. Europe?

It's not just wine by the glass, but bottle prices as well.

Jul 01, 2009
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Why is wine by the glass so much more expensive in the US v. Europe?

Ding, ding. You are correct.

Jul 01, 2009
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Wine Shop

Sounds like you know what you like, definitely Binny's or Sam's. The selection of wines will blow away what you'll find at the smaller shops reccomended.

Jul 01, 2009
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fantastic apple orchard needed

Tree-mendous is the best. Highly reccomended. Only about 2 hours from Chicago.

Sep 29, 2008
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pre-concert dinner near Old Town School of Folk Music

Bistro Campagne is a no brainer.

Mar 14, 2008
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Best Wine Shops in the US

Binny's in Chicago is great. Sam's is also good.

Mar 14, 2008
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Deep Dish Debate

Lou's is the best in my opinion. Giordano's is bad. Gino's and Uno's are in the middle.

Mar 14, 2008
Vlajos in Chicago Area

Moving to Chicago, no Thai?

I have had two Thai Au Pairs over the last three years. Both think the Thai food in Chicago is great. In addition, they have Thai Au Pair friends in NY that have reported the lack of good Thai food. I think your friend is mistaken.

Mar 14, 2008
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