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    I miss this bike allot.
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    Traded my RT (leaking FD) and the V-Rod in for this:


    I am in love again!

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    Ooooh, the secret is out!
    Congrats, Steve. Nice looking RT.

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    Beautiful!

    Great looking machine.... and a great decision!

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    Steve was pretty excited and rightly so.
    We took a quick hop so he could check out his quick ride and then back to his place to hide it before his wife got home.
    Then I dashed home before work missed me. I was successful in pulling off my 3 hour "long lunch" without detection.
    Have I mentioned lately that I love my job?

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    Quick Sunday ride!

    We're meeting at the Full Moon on 41 and riding up to Racine/Kenosha to watch the Salmon run in the rivers.

    Quite a sight!

    Two of us so far - anyone else interested?

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    Working all weekend but next one I am off and know I will be ready.

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    Culinary Help for Outsider

    Dear Brethren in Chicago,
    I will be a pilgrim to your shores next Sunday and Monday but have only been to your fair city a few times previously. I need to know a gooood place to eat and imbibe in Barley Therapy. We will be staying downtown for a convention. Please advise...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonelobo View Post
    Dear Brethren in Chicago,
    I will be a pilgrim to your shores next Sunday and Monday but have only been to your fair city a few times previously. I need to know a gooood place to eat and imbibe in Barley Therapy. We will be staying downtown for a convention. Please advise...

    Rosebud and Morton's are good high end steakhouses with a lively crowd. Check out www.metromix.com.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonelobo View Post
    Dear Brethren in Chicago,
    I will be a pilgrim to your shores next Sunday and Monday but have only been to your fair city a few times previously. I need to know a gooood place to eat and imbibe in Barley Therapy. We will be staying downtown for a convention. Please advise...
    At what hotel will you be staying? Depending on your locale I can check it out and give you some possibles . . .

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    Home away from home

    Hyatt Regency, McCormick Place...don't have a clue where this is. Sunday night may be our only free time as we are working Monday and leaving 6pm Monday.
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    Location

    The good news is that you're in a wonderful new Hotel, the bad news is that it's a short cab ride from anyplace I'd actually recommend.

    Now that we've established the cab ride - what kind of food do you like?

    My esteemed associates are correct - the Rush Street area is hopping, even on a Sunday night and if steak is what you want, Gibsons (in the Rush Street area) rocks as does Sullivans.

    Texas is hard to beat for Steak and Tex-Mex, however, you might want to try something different?

    Rosebud (Rush Street) is good Italian - but it's big restaurant Italian as opposed to the real thing.

    Talk to us - what are you looking for?

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    Need Chicago Specific Food

    I'm a foodie in addition to the BMW addiction. Good cheap food is appreciated as well as good expensive food. I would think that Chicago would have some killer ethnic restaurants...no chains. When I need a steak I just reach out my window and slice a piece off the nearest steer, so unless it's world renowned steak I would pass. Really great Italian/Polish/German/Russian/Bosco/etc. is a shoe in. My traveling companion is just a lad but relatively adventurous. Also, I need to know a great Dog stand. I've been to the famous deep dish pizza place, a famous but poorly executed rib place on the south side, a great diner downtown that does a mean Reuben and a great dog stand close to a college. Don't remember any of the names but don't want to go back to any of them (except the dog stand)so I guess that doesn't matter.
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    Try GreekTown.
    http://www.google.com/search?q=Greek...ient=firefox-a
    I like this one:
    http://chicago.metromix.com/bars-and...136054/content
    Try the "flaming saganaki". It is the stuff!
    Anyone up for a ride Saturday?
    I am desperate.
    Last edited by OU812; 10-20-2008 at 10:16 PM.

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    Secret Italian place edge of downtown

    http://www.lascarola.com/

    This place is totally Italian... but a modern Italian menu, not the heavy stuff. Zagat rated and always brilliant.

    I take clients here when they want a real Chicago dining experience. 50/50 chance some of our "Outfit" guys will be dining there at the same time, so you know it's good.

    (You don't want to give Joey ' The Clown' Lombardo or the Grand Avenue Crew a bad dish. Joey is actually in prison now, but the Crew is alive and well)

    Their Pasta Fagiole is best best in Chicago... and perhaps North America.

    And a short cab ride from Rush Street where your understudy can gaze on our version of nightlife.

    Usual disclaimers.

    Oh, Hot Dogs.

    Gold Coast Dogs
    159 N. Wabash
    Chicago, IL

    (312) 917-1677

    Chicago Style with fries.
    Last edited by Beemer01; 10-21-2008 at 06:43 PM.

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