New and improved City of Chicago Thread (Check OP for Recs)

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  1. Dr. Richard Cranium

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  2. devine

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    Alright. I’m doing it
     
  3. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    Just so everyone knows the backstory:

    There was some click bait "Best BBQ spot in each state" article and Smoque was the Illinois representative. It used a very unflattering picture to which user Devine took much pleasure laughing at. I responded that it was actually a good spot and Devine then turned his ridicule towards me.
     
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  4. Anison

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    Smoque is perfectly fine but if you want great BBQ - and have a car - go to Lem’s on 75th Street.
     
  5. devine

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    Whats the public transportation situation like? Am I best just taking an uber/Lyft everywhere?
     
  6. COVIDiskilingme79

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    No
     
  7. ohhaithur

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    one of the best in the country

    depends
     
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  8. COVIDiskilingme79

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    Download CityMapper (the GOAT transportation app)
     
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  9. fucktx

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    no
     
  10. COVIDiskilingme79

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    Finally got in at Armitage Alehouse and it was damn good. Such a great atmosphere
     
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  11. COVIDiskilingme79

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    Stay safe everyone. Just got a video from O'Hare and this thing is no joke
     
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  12. Lyrtch

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    how are the weed shops, michigans prices are incredible so curious how illinois did

    might swing by to chicago for a few nights after a wedding this summer
     
  13. fucktx

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    ridiculously expensive
     
  14. Lyrtch

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    boooo
     
  15. fucktx

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    illinois taxes on everything are nuts
     
  16. ohhaithur

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    84 mph!
     
  17. COVIDiskilingme79

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    Wind is almost fast enough to drive on 94
     
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  18. COVIDiskilingme79

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    We were drinking at Off Color's Mousetrap. Apparently the building down the street had a wall blow off.

     
  19. devine

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  20. devine

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    Is there any bus fare card or something I should buy ahead of time to swipe when I get on the transit or whatever
     
  21. Odin

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    you could get a ventra card or you could just use your cc. ventra may be the better option if youre going to be using it a lot.
     
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  22. Truman

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    Get a ventra card, download the app. You can reload it from the app. Pretty easy
     
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  23. COVIDiskilingme79

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    You can also use Google Pay/Apple Pay
     
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  24. devine

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    Where do I get beers before cubs games? Going Friday and Saturday
     
  25. COVIDiskilingme79

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    Lots of bars around that will be packed but I'd check out Murphy's behind the OF.
     
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  26. devine

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    Harry Caray’s Steakhouse worth a visit?
     
  27. Truman

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    No more than any of the other wrigleyville bars. Over the last several years theyve all been bought by large equity groups, remodeled and are all basically the same for the most part. The individuality of the bars is almost gone.
     
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  28. devine

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    Thought it might be cool to see Steve bartmans baseball and grab some food
     
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  29. Truman

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    It's not a bad spot. I didnt mean to shit all over it. Food is decent, got some memorabilia ect.
     
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  30. Juke Coolengody

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    Murphy's, Merkle's, Houndstooth, Sluggers would be my classic Chicago spots in that order. As others have said, many of the other spots around there now are pretty corporate.

    Penny's Noodle Shop is my under the radar food recommendation. Used to live right next door.
     
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  31. Dr. Richard Cranium

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  32. devine

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    City could really use some more hotels by the airport
     
  33. devine

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    Green door tavern is a great spot
     
  34. COVIDiskilingme79

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    Which airport?
     
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  35. devine

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    I landed at ORD, was just being sarcastic because there was a huge group of hotels by the airport as I was driving out
     
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  36. COVIDiskilingme79

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    ORD has a ton of hotels. MDW does not.
     
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  37. Thoros of Beer

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    Here's hoping that the ORD rebuild is half as good as the new LaGuardia
     
  38. COVIDiskilingme79

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    I think it will be but I think the process is going to be painful.
     
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  39. glimmer

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    it always blows people’s minds when i tell them “yes i moved to chicago, but i basically live at the beach”
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  40. devine

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    Sorry but the bar side of Harry Caray’s is an elite baseball watching spot
     
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  41. Odin

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    ive decided people think 94 is a speed limit rather than a road name
     
  42. COVIDiskilingme79

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    Speed limits are suggestions on the highways around here. I drive on 294 every day and 80 mph is the minimum acceptable speed.
     
  43. theregionsitter

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    lol that’s just driving the 500 as my dad always called it growing up
     
  44. theregionsitter

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    Love Chicago Style Pizza

    missed you my precious
     

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  45. glimmer

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  46. fucktx

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    People drive slow here compared to texas
     
  47. RoderickJaynes

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    Now that the cubs have entered the realm of hilariously bad, I hope they give up 30 runs to someone this year. I’ll be disappointed if the Braves don’t put up 40 in this three game set.

    Edit: wrong thread but still relevant. Not deleting.
     
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  48. DollarBillHokie

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    This aged poorly
     
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  49. RoderickJaynes

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    Oh they could still put up 40 in the series.