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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.

1 day ago
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

1 day ago
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?

1 day ago
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

1 day ago
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

1 day ago
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

China town recommendations

Thanks gonzo. Will skip the peking duck thanksgiving dinner

Sep 10, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

Adventurous food family heading to Chicago

Yes have had five guys 2 times and In and out burger and your right they have their followers and seems more fast food.
enzo's looks a bit above fast food but not upscale like the others,

I will need to find a downtown map and start pegging out where all the chow recomendations are to the attractions and to our hotel, anyone have a good dining map link for walking downtown?

*** good point as well as if your spending $10 each way on bus to go to Enzo's you may be paying in the end the same to go to upscale burger experience a few blocks away

Sep 10, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

China town recommendations

What about Sun Wah Bbq http://www.sunwahbbq.com/
Cleaner joint?

Sep 10, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

Adventurous food family heading to Chicago

Lots of china town suggestions, ramen noodle, sunwah bbq. But is korean not as popular in chicago?

Sep 10, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

Adventurous food family heading to Chicago

On every vacation we seek out a great burger experience, Chicago's best would be Au chevron, david burkes prime-house (lunch) and Edzo's Burger Bar?

The first 2 would be more upscale burger experience and Edzo's more casual diner style?

Which do you prefer for overall burger experience for a family?

Sep 10, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

OK, Ready for Feedback: My Heavily Researched Chicago Itinerary

Please report back on your dining experiences. Curious to hear how you enjoyed Frontera and Girl and the goat,

I apologize for asking about the Au burgers then lead to UC on your thread will add to mine now,

Sep 10, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

OK, Ready for Feedback: My Heavily Researched Chicago Itinerary

Thanks i looked at link, to make things easier were just going to eat near our hotel and then head out on bus for the game early

Sep 10, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

OK, Ready for Feedback: My Heavily Researched Chicago Itinerary

:)

Sep 10, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

Adventurous food family heading to Chicago

Delk did you enjoy your food? And what did you order off the menu?

Sep 10, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

Adventurous food family heading to Chicago

Well I'm going to keep it going ::))
We bought several spices from new orleans and im sure many at this restaurant,

To have a crawfish boil ...... Succulent

Sep 09, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

Adventurous food family heading to Chicago

Have you had food from here nsxtasy??? Menu looks great

Sep 09, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

Adventurous food family heading to Chicago

Yes that public transit does sound too complicated :( will pick up lunch when we arrive at airport at rick bayless) so just need a dinner we may just chill at the hotel with HH kids have a swim order something from hotel restaurant.
Saturday after doing some attractions on bucket list will have early dinner before heading back to the hotel on train Saturday night.

Saturday may be a good day to do the architectural river cruise to give us a feel of Chicago & zoo.
Saving monday and tuesday less crowds for Shedd and museum of science.

Sep 09, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

OK, Ready for Feedback: My Heavily Researched Chicago Itinerary

We all like greek food good to know they shuttle to the game.

Sep 09, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area

OK, Ready for Feedback: My Heavily Researched Chicago Itinerary

Interesting! Good ideas I will indeed look into it.

Sep 09, 2014
palmtree38 in Chicago Area