My girlfriend and I are going to go the improv Olympic next friday and I was wondering whats a good place to eat? I'm not real familiar with chicago so I thought I would ask.
Neither of us are of age to drink so take that in to consideration when making suggestions!
Thanks for all your help!
12-01-2007, 03:38 AM
damn, that knocks out most of the area out. portillos is good stuff, rockbottom
what r u lookin to eat, spend, etc?
r u wooing or is that part of the relationship past :P
12-01-2007, 05:07 AM
I used to live in that area...
Well... One of my favorite diners, Salt & Pepper is down the street from the IO. Otherwise, Lou Malnati's is good pizza, that's about 1.5-2mi south. There's a bunch of stuff littering the Wrigleyville/Lincoln Park neighborhood.
Oh, Tuscany is a decent Italian place, just North of Addison on Clark.
So it really depends on what you're looking to eat. There's a good Thai place on Lincoln just south of Fullerton (can't remember the name)
If you digg on seafood, Raw Bar is just North of Tuscany
Clarke's is a 24 hour diner... good place too. There's one @ Belmont just off of Sheffield and another one on Lincoln, just south of Fullerton.
Penny's Noodles is at Sheffield and Diversey
Yea, I mean, there's lots of stuff... I'd vouch for any of the above places ('cept Raw; I hear it's good, but I haven't been)
12-01-2007, 05:22 AM
We've been dating for 8 mo's so I dont need to impress her and money/food type is whatever.
12-01-2007, 08:00 PM
well... theres cheesecake factory on michigan and chesnut... thats delicious....
really cool inside of there... the walls are crazy...
theres the melting pot on dearborn between ohio and ontario.... fondu is excellent... its very nice and pretty romantic....
webber grill on state between ohio and grand... fire a$$ fancy BBQ... good food, at at very reasonable price...
those are my favorite... the meling pot is a little on the pricey side... cheese cake and webber are very reasonable around 15-20 bucks a plate...
12-01-2007, 10:41 PM
The melting pot sounds really good. I think we might try that.
12-01-2007, 10:53 PM
i used to live over there.. best burger place i must say "charcoal delight"
and white castle haha i miss that
12-04-2007, 03:03 PM
Alex did you just say portillos ?? hahahaha thats like fast food to me.
12-04-2007, 05:09 PM
^ Yea... exactly.
12-05-2007, 04:34 AM
correction -- portillo's, GOOD fast food
couple of questions:
what's your price point per person?
sit down tablecloth, or fast food booth?
close to the improv, or anywhere?
lots of choices out there -- sushi, greek, polish, chinese, mexican, etc
12-05-2007, 11:24 AM
Anywhere within reason, but near-ish the improv.
Price.....I'd probably stop at like $50 a person.
and sit down.
12-05-2007, 03:10 PM
12-05-2007, 05:28 PM
^ There are usually some hot cars there.
12-06-2007, 01:18 AM
um, in n out burger is fast food, and its DELICIOUS
12-07-2007, 12:41 AM
12-08-2007, 05:45 PM
Well thank you all for your suggestions, we went yesterday and ended up just going to the Salt & Pepper, I've been there before and when my g/f saw it she said it was really neat so we went there and she got a grilled cheese. And to think I was going to take her to the melting pot and spend $80. lol.
12-09-2007, 06:03 PM
12-09-2007, 06:13 PM
we should all do a group run to superdawg
12-10-2007, 08:33 PM
Well thank you all for your suggestions, we went yesterday and ended up just going to the Salt & Pepper, I've been there before and when my g/f saw it she said it was really neat so we went there and she got a grilled cheese. And to think I was going to take her to the melting pot and spend $80. lol.Hell yea! Makes me wanna go to S& P now. YUM.
12-11-2007, 08:40 PM
we did all this for you to take your girl to get a grilled cheese ??? WHAT THE HELL !!! :rofl:
12-12-2007, 12:17 AM
Lmao, hey, I think we should all be happy for me, because I have acquired the easiest to please girlfriend ever.
Also, I told her I'd make her breakfast last weekend, offered her eggs, waffles, pancakes, french toast, hash browns....she kept saying no, I offered a grilled cheese, she suddenly was hungry. She just loves her grilled cheeses.
01-26-2008, 12:55 PM
cute little girlfriend :D
lmfao. This is a really good topic. Now next question next question.
What would be a "must see" in Chicago? Lets say for example, a place for someone who isnt from around here would never forget? Keeping in mind, this person has never been to Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota. I'm trying to bring him to Chicago, but I'm not really familiar myself. I've just heard of places. What is really good?
01-26-2008, 08:16 PM
sears tower sky deck is pretty amazing for someone whos never been here, or wicked, or just a drive down lake shore drive at night, navy pier is also a must see
01-27-2008, 05:20 AM
well you can always kill two birds with one stone... go to the hancock building and theres a restaurant on the 95th floor... its called the signature room... its pretty damn cool... a little on the pricey side... but well worth it in my opinion
01-27-2008, 05:29 AM
If either of you are an old school Saturday Night Live fan you could go to the billy goat.
Thats a personal fav because I was raised on SNL and Belushi was hilarious. But theres millenium park, navy pier, and I think I mentioned this in the original post but i went to the Improv Olympic which is an amazing Comedy Club.
iochicago.net <- Improv.
01-28-2008, 03:35 AM
Hancock has a better observation deck than the Sears... yea, it's lower, but it's placement in the city allows better views.
Navy Pier is overrated, just a lot of tourism crap.
01-28-2008, 12:15 PM
Thank you. Keep it comming.!
01-30-2008, 05:14 PM
i always liked the bean.
haha, makes for some sweet pics.
and i know its a lil late, but places to eat...id say Ed Debevics.
01-30-2008, 06:17 PM
If you wanna do the whole 'Chicago Pizza' thing, I recommend Pizzaria Due or Lou Malnatis.
01-30-2008, 08:30 PM
Navy Pier is overrated, just a lot of tourism crap.
you live in forest park! :lalala:
01-30-2008, 08:47 PM
What's your point, Max?
I lived in Lincoln Park for 2 years, but I like being able to park a car within 3 blocks of my house... :lol:
I also did a couple jobs on the Pier... it's tourism crap.
01-30-2008, 11:00 PM
^its still fun to visit and i park my car in a garage, 2 blocks away :doh: i dno navy pier is still a cool place for visitors to see, but like you said the signature room at hancock is amazing, even for the price
01-31-2008, 09:14 PM
Brazzaz's... nothing wrong with all you can eat meat.
01-31-2008, 10:06 PM
Buahahaha ^ I don't know why that sounds so wrong, it just is.
02-01-2008, 01:02 AM
Theres a crazy sandwhich place called Au bon pain...I dont know if its good or what it is but I sure like the name. AU BON PAAAAIN!
02-01-2008, 03:24 AM
take them to midway, and get on a plane to ny.
theres nothing in the midwest worth seeing/doing :D
02-01-2008, 09:56 AM
^hater! NY is dirty!
02-01-2008, 11:32 AM
While you are at it stop at Millennium Park, and go Ice skating at night time :P One of the nice perks during the winter.
02-01-2008, 02:33 PM
if by dirty u mean, greatest place on earth and not retarded w/ alleys, with 4 times as many people, then yes u r correct