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Any chowhounders attending the windy bbq classic?

Sep 30, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

Adventurous food family heading to Chicago

Looking over La Scarola. I must of missed it recommended to us.
Menu looks very good so here or Quartino for italian fix
Short cab ride I believe.

I think we are all set as have many suggestions on here will be sure to report back

Sep 29, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

Adventurous food family heading to Chicago

I did look several times on groupon but all restaurants i had never heard mentioned

Your right quartinos doesnt get recommendations from chicago experts, menu looked good something for all of us,

Webers some travellrs like others say nithing grreat .

Sep 29, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

Adventurous food family heading to Chicago

Great we can tie it in while we are at the zoo perhaps dinner as will need to get lunch around the pier after architectural river cruise with shorelines. Have Edzo's for dinner then take train back to Rosemont. Or bus to train station not figured out all public transit,

Have reservations for dinner at Quartino and heaven on seven
Reservations lunch at frontera grill which we may switch to Xoco
Portillos we will fit in
Lou malnatis early dinner

2 weeks getting excited

Sep 29, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

New Orleans foodie report

Im going to chicago soon and there is a restaurant there that serves new orleans style food. I need a fix so were hitting this place up :)

Sep 25, 2014
palmtree38 in New Orleans

Last Visit Coming up to Chicago

Sunbrace ,thanks for giving a kernels comparison, im not a real fan of sweet popcorn I prefer savoury but we will make sure the kids try Garetts.

Sep 24, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

Who's been to Eataly?

I clearly need reading glasses . My appology:(

Sep 24, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

Last Visit Coming up to Chicago

Yes I see lots of Chicago mix popcorn coming out ie Costco by various companies

Sep 24, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

Who's been to Eataly?

Linda i don't see prime rib on the link above is this at another booth?

Gourmet the porchetta we will be in town on sunday for, does the large feed 2 adults lunch? Ie big servings? Never tried porchetta

Love foccacia the few times we have had it with a balsamic herb mix i will make up.

Sep 24, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

Last Visit Coming up to Chicago

Top 3 flavours we should try?

Sep 24, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

Last Visit Coming up to Chicago

Garrett's Popcorn is this pre-popped and how long does it stay fresh for?
Sounds a bit like Kernels we have in Toronto

Sep 23, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

Who's been to Eataly?

He lives in NY or Chicago?

Sep 23, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

Who's been to Eataly?

Bobby flay???? We use to LOVE watching his throw down show. It was our date night followed by DDD.Went to one of his features in SD Mexican before it was on his feature.

These are the types of places we like to visit on vacations. Guess I should of added BF or DDD episode would you recommend in Chicago.

Sep 23, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

Who's been to Eataly?

Any lunch pick up suggestions at Eatally?

Sep 22, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

O'Hare-Rosemont - help?

Thank you everyone!!
Got a sample menu back from restaurant/pricing And looking at travel its not grabbing us ...especially trying to go on daily to get a cancellation for a dinner and kids in tow . The menu doesnt appeal to our palate.

Sep 18, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

O'Hare-Rosemont - help?

We will be taking the train. No car on this vacation

8 1/2 and 10 year old. The girl and goat does not have a childrens menu and welcomes families and can adjust some of their entrees for more kid friendly. Ie not sdd a certain spice etc

Yes the little goat has many more items our kids would enjoy and very resaonable priced.
Girl and the goat menu changes but no pricing

Sep 18, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

O'Hare-Rosemont - help?

The day we arrive early afternoon I see there is a opening for early dinner at Girl and the Goat. How close is this to the airport? Or much closer to downtown? As all week were there no other openings, wondering if its a not miss for our family or were better off at Little Goat?

Sep 18, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

Am I the only person on the planet that doesn't "get" Trader Joe's?

Yup were taxed to death on everything. Average 13% not on all foods though

Sep 18, 2014
palmtree38 in Chains

New Orleans foodie report

It is across the street so north of the water its facing the market, They are FAB! Lunch menu you looked superb too!

Enjoy

Sep 18, 2014
palmtree38 in New Orleans

Am I the only person on the planet that doesn't "get" Trader Joe's?

I also find produce meat many times higher in USA then Canada. Many Canadians would cross border to buy their groceries 1-2 times a mth but the last year milk butter has increased a lot.

Sep 17, 2014
palmtree38 in Chains

Am I the only person on the planet that doesn't "get" Trader Joe's?

Well I found prices higher then wegmans/tops. Also limited items being a small store. I dont shop at Aldi's .
Im also Canadian but when on vacation we went to a few TJ and never made purchases .maybe we were just not familiar with the name brands

Sep 16, 2014
palmtree38 in Chains

O'Hare-Rosemont - help?

Oh lol!! I thought you were from here :)

Sep 15, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

O'Hare-Rosemont - help?

Well you from ontario so you would be familiar with The Keg where steaks are at most $30. Now we personally have not gone to the keg in awhile as had some bad experiences (2 meals with hair in the sides, a extra rare and a burnt steak) we make a better steak at home. We have dined at texas something chain in usa and a fantastic steak i just though for usa restaurant $45 average steak was very high as dining in the usa is usually more reasonable then in Ontario,
Nothing wrong with being a businessman as my spouse expenses his meals when on the road with clients as well but with a convention ctr it seemed a place for many on business,

And going to a steakhouse we usually like a steak

Your right about sharing we dont unless a appy or side salad but some restaurants the portions are huge we wished we did,

Sep 15, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

O'Hare-Rosemont - help?

We are not on a STRICT budget if we were we wouldn't be paying $280 a night hotel .we would be looking for a Hotwire steal ! going to a Blackhawks game $450 American Girl shopping and all the attractions is not a strict budget. To do all the things we like dining we cut back on. Some like to get a accommodation deal and use savings for more $ restaurants, all personal preference,

Glad to hear Marias is walkable . Gibson's average $45 steak is over our budget. Its a Businessman place to dine and My spouse has been and most there on company dime as convention

Sep 13, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

Adventurous food family heading to Chicago

Lunch at Topolobampo fixed 3 course or Frontera grill decisions decisions..

No reply from them yet on items for children,

Sep 13, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

O'Hare-Rosemont - help?

We too are at a conference and staying at embassy suites but doesn't seem much within walking from our hotel. Marias looks good and quick cab

Which hotel are you at as will watch this thread for suggestions,

Sep 13, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

Adventurous food family heading to Chicago

Nsxtasy oh wow that be great! Your so knowledgable on this board,
I appreciate it!

Sep 12, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

Adventurous food family heading to Chicago

We may have to re-consider this Edzo's as if we have been on a bus that day to museum of science, shedd aquarium or zoo. Might be a bit much to then take a bus to the burger joint might want to walk local within a few blocks.

Sep 12, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

Itinerary help! Boston hound in Chicago for the first time

Thanks for great comparison on the markets! l our family will go to Eatally and we are hoping to be downtown checked i our hotel in time sunday to go to Maxwell Market.

Sep 12, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

Adventurous food family heading to Chicago

Very cool!!! Well when you look at the frontera lunch (as dinner would cut into Blackhawks) the entree and appy would run you $25 each adult anyways, plus drinks and kids order.
Several items seem to be similar but sounds like you get more of that white table experience.
Thanks for reporting back glad you enjoyed your dining exp

Sep 11, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area