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El ideas one night followed by Next the next - too much?

No. Lucky you!

Aug 05, 2015
hoppy2468 in Chicago Area

Review of Girl + the Goat - July 2015

I can't agree with anything you wrote. I've been to GAGT about a 1/2 dozen times since they opened and have never experienced the issues you did. From the FOH down to the bussers, it's all been stellar. We've never felt rushed. Have we had a dish that didn't taste as good as it sounded? Sure. But then, others dining with us loved it. It seems to me that you just didn't "click" with your server. It happens. From what you wrote and the tone of what you wrote, it seems to me that it almost became confrontational. It also seems to me that the server wanted to help, was trying to be helpful and you just blew her off.
I recommend GATG for anyone wanting a fun and vibrant atmosphere, good food and great service.

Jul 20, 2015
hoppy2468 in Chicago Area

Splitting the check

Tab will be split between what each individual or couple orders. We will inform the server at the start and I imagine that they will include a tip in the bill for such a large group and I will adjust that up to at least 20%.

Jul 13, 2015
hoppy2468 in Chicago Area

Splitting the check

Group of 19. 3 or four couples and the rest are singles. Harry Caray's. Will they be willing to divide into separate bills for everyone? I plan to ask when I confirm the reservation but I would like to hear from anyone that has had this experience!

Jul 13, 2015
hoppy2468 in Chicago Area

Group Dining Downtown

18 people. July 24th and 25th. Casual Friday. Someplace nicer Saturday. Thinking pizza Friday. Other ideas? Steakhouse Saturday. Any place else? Based in a River North Hotel.

Jun 25, 2015
hoppy2468 in Chicago Area

Green Bay

Looking to find recs for a Supper Club and anything else you feel would be worthwhile in the general area. Saturday night dinner, Sunday afternoon lunch and Sunday dinner before the Eagles concert.

May 19, 2015
hoppy2468 in Great Lakes

RPM or Bavette's?

If you get into Bavette's, ask where you will be seated. I've heard that while the main floor is wonderful, the downstairs is more like Siberia.

May 06, 2015
hoppy2468 in Chicago Area

Lone Chef/Food Addict Exploring Chicago

You should add Dove's luncheonette and go to Small's Smokeshack for chicken. Small's is takeout but there's an awesome bar right next door and they will bring the food to you.

Mar 25, 2015
hoppy2468 in Chicago Area

Hot dogs without Hot Dougs

Boil some Oscar Meyer wieners, put them on a bun, add ketchup. Cry.
Nothing compares.

Mar 24, 2015
hoppy2468 in Chicago Area

Restaurant Week 2015

We're going to Mexique. Would love to go to Ada St. to try the "last meals" menu.

Jan 22, 2015
hoppy2468 in Chicago Area

Dinner suggestion?!

Maude's Liquor Bar. Crowded and noisy but it might satisfy both.
Also, we found Brindille to be noisy. Not the hushed atmosphere that some report.

Dec 31, 2014
hoppy2468 in Chicago Area

Steak in Chicago

I like Michael Jordan's. A great bone-in filet. The sides are excellent. Nice "steakhouse" atmosphere but not loud.

Nov 18, 2014
hoppy2468 in Chicago Area

Lou Mitchell's

Taking visiting relatives out for an iconic Chicago breakfast. We've narrowed it down to Lou's and Sweet Maple Café. Is Lou's still crazy busy on a Sunday morning around 11? Any other ideas? Don't want to spend a lot so brunch at Sixteen is out :) Thanks.

Oct 19, 2014
hoppy2468 in Chicago Area

2 days in Memphis (and 1 in Senatobia, MS)

Thank you. We were there this morning. I had the sampler and my wife had the bacon, egg, cheese biscuit. It was great. We also got a berry cobbler, a brownie and two cinnamon rolls to go. I highly recommend.

2 days in Memphis (and 1 in Senatobia, MS)

Could you also suggest a breakfast place or two? We'll be at the Beale st. Holiday Inn but can drive anywhere. Thanks.

Lexus Club United Center

Dinner before the show tomorrow. Incredibly, I can find nothing but a bar menu anywhere on the internet. What will dinner be like? Actual menu or buffet only? Thanks.

Oct 01, 2014
hoppy2468 in Chicago Area

Brindelle or Sixteen?

Wife's birthday dinner. Been to Sixteen but its been five or so years. Never to Brindelle. Would the cost of dinner be about the same? Which restaurant would you go to?

Sep 16, 2014
hoppy2468 in Chicago Area

Piccolo Sogno

Thanks all, the weather seems to be clearing for tonight. We may still wear our galoshes and raincoats :)

Aug 16, 2014
hoppy2468 in Chicago Area

Piccolo Sogno

But there are a lot of patio tables. What if everyone wants to move inside on a packed Saturday night during a drenching thunderstorm?

Aug 15, 2014
hoppy2468 in Chicago Area

Piccolo Sogno

We have reservations this Saturday and have requested a patio table. I'm just wondering what happens if it rains. Do they have a roof of some sort over the patio?

Aug 14, 2014
hoppy2468 in Chicago Area

Gene and Georgetti vs Erie Cafe for steak

By all means go. If you want to waste money on crappy service and worse food.

Jul 18, 2014
hoppy2468 in Chicago Area

Best french bistro (Bistro Campagne? Bistrot Margot?Chez Simo Bistro?)

Nsxtasy pretty much nails it. Le Bouchon. I think that it has more of a "bistro" look and feel to it. There is, however, one very important distinction between Le Bouchon and La Sardine. The Chocolate Souffle. They serve it only at La Sardine. It is the finest in the city. Eating it, you will feel like you have died and gone to souffle heaven.

Apr 15, 2014
hoppy2468 in Chicago Area

Siena Tavern or Cicchetti

We just ate there last night. It was our fourth time. I am always impressed with how professional and knowledgeable the staff is. The food, as always, is delicious. Fabio was in the house so we got to say hi. We really like this place. Have not been to Cicchetti.

Mar 15, 2014
hoppy2468 in Chicago Area

Henry's Hamburgers Anyone?

Cedar Rapids, Iowa but I don't remember it being a drive-in.

Mar 07, 2014
hoppy2468 in Chicago Area

B'fast near Hotel Chicago

Used to be Hotel Sax but am looking for breakfast near the hotel. Would like to stay away from overpriced hotel breakfasts but if that is all there is, What's best? Thanks.

Feb 17, 2014
hoppy2468 in Chicago Area

Where to buy Duck Fat

Call Publican Quality Meats.

Nov 27, 2013
hoppy2468 in Chicago Area

Italian Beef Sandwich--Where do you go for your favorite?

The best isn't actually in Chicago but in very nearby Elmwood Park on North Ave. Johnnie's Beef. The fries are great. If you want some sausage with your beef, get a combo and don't forget to order either juicy.

Nov 22, 2013
hoppy2468 in Chicago Area

Suggestions for Thanksgiving dinner near northnorthwest suburbs

I second this. It will be our third year in a row going here. I guess you could say we like it. It will be packed. Get your reservation now!

Nov 12, 2013
hoppy2468 in Chicago Area

Emergency BREAKFAST help needed!!

Need a spot near O'Hare to meet friends before their flight tomorrow. Not an IHOP or a place with much of a wait. Thanks!

Nov 02, 2013
hoppy2468 in Chicago Area

Any foodies want to share a table at Alinea in Decemeber?

My wife and I would be happy to join you....if you're buying :)

I hope you find someone(s)

Oct 19, 2013
hoppy2468 in Chicago Area