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04-11-2012, 06:34 PM
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Visiting Chicago

Hey guys, I will be in Chicago (Lincolnshire) this coming Sunday to Thursday for business and was wondering if I could get some ideas of the "places to be" for the evenings? What's a good place to get a drink and watch a hockey game? Any areas to avoid?

Also, I'm hoping to take in game 3 on the Tuesday...any suggestions of where I should look to get tickets? I know in Vancouver sites like Stubhub and Craigslist are common and I've never been ripped off on Craigslist before. Is that common in Chicago too?

Thanks in advance, and good luck against Phoenix!

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Welcome to the City Beautiful! We hope you enjoy your stay. Here are a few areas to avoid during your trip:

Far West Side
Englewood
Hyde Park
Kenwood

Now, we move onto the fun stuff! If you decide to venture downtown, Gino's East is a MUST when you're visiting Chicago. Although you seem nice enough, you're going to want to avoid wearing your Canucks apparel in any area of Chicago, downtown included. I'm a minor myself but I've heard good things about Four Shadows and Champps.

As for tickets: StubHub and only StubHub for me. Ticketmaster is too much to put up with for me, even though the tickets on StubHub usually go above face value.

Enjoy your time in our wonderful city!

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just link him to one of the 30 other threads about visiting chicago

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just link him to one of the 30 other threads about visiting chicago
I'd say 50. Would it be too much to sticky one?

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Ha, let's try to avoid this becoming yet another debate about the best deep dish pizza around here. Suffice to say there are plenty of good options, but definitely find some and try it.

Here's one semi recent thread on the topic. There are a lot more out there with quite a few more suggestions and tips. Too lazy to look for more. Amusing point - the second comment in this thread is that we should sticky this topic...

Recent Thread

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The Blackhawks Ticket Exchange can be a good place to buy. Most tickets are above face value, but many not much above, and if you buy the day of the game, you can get good deals. The prices tend to be lower than on Craigslist, and you can't get screwed over with fake tickets since it is for season ticket holders to unload their tickets. Fees are low too. I have bought off there and CL.

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Ha, let's try to avoid this becoming yet another debate about the best deep dish pizza around here. Suffice to say there are plenty of good options, but definitely find some and try it.

Here's one semi recent thread on the topic. There are a lot more out there with quite a few more suggestions and tips. Too lazy to look for more. Amusing point - the second comment in this thread is that we should sticky this topic...

Recent Thread
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You're probably not gonna go this far south but down by West Lawn Park there is this thin crust pizza joint called Vito & Nicks, MWAH! Mama Mia, it-a the perfect-a pizza pie-a!

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If you're in or around Lincolnshire, I recommend Bob Chinns (crab house). Fresh seafood flown in daily. Was or still is the #1 restaurant in terms of volume in the US. They specialize in Dungeness crab but only in season. They have a full menu for seafood.

http://www.bobchinns.com/

Breakfast, Walker Brothers in Lincolnshire is very good.

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If you're in or around Lincolnshire, I recommend Bob Chinns (crab house). Fresh seafood flown in daily. Was or still is the #1 restaurant in terms of volume in the US. They specialize in Dungeness crab but only in season. They have a full menu for seafood.

http://www.bobchinns.com/

Breakfast, Walker Brothers in Lincolnshire is very good.

Yes. Go here and get surf and turf. Crab legs, lobster tail, etc. You won't be dissapointed....

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If you're in town by Sunday afternoon, I'd recommend to check out the Wolves. Never too early to see the future Canucks

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Welcome to the City Beautiful! We hope you enjoy your stay. Here are a few areas to avoid during your trip:

Hyde Park


What? Have you ever even been down to Hyde Park? Hyde Park, home of the one of the nation's most elite universities, museums and art centers?


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He probably saw Hyde Park big and bold on a map on the south side and figured "STAY OUT OF THERE!"

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That sounds about right. The south side... not that scary. Actually pretty great.

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What? Have you ever even been down to Hyde Park? Hyde Park, home of the one of the nation's most elite universities, museums and art centers?

and the home of POTUS, ya know... The PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES nbd...

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You're probably not gonna go this far south but down by West Lawn Park there is this thin crust pizza joint called Vito & Nicks, MWAH! Mama Mia, it-a the perfect-a pizza pie-a!
YES! My favorite pizza in all the city and suburbs! Although, I am biased towards South side/ thin crusts pizza.

If you like Italian beef, I suggest you try their pizza with Italian beef and giardiniera. typing this makes my mouth water.

85th and Pulaski.

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What? Have you ever even been down to Hyde Park? Hyde Park, home of the one of the nation's most elite universities, museums and art centers?

You are correct...although probably not the ideal place to go if you're looking for a good bar to watch a hockey game (especially if you're staying in Lincolnshire).

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Thanks for the advice guys. I'm starting to get excited for this business trip now.

I assume the hockey atmosphere given its playoff time is pretty good over there? Would love to talk hockey (respectfully of course) with some of the locals out there too.

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YES! My favorite pizza in all the city and suburbs! Although, I am biased towards South side/ thin crusts pizza.

If you like Italian beef, I suggest you try their pizza with Italian beef and giardiniera. typing this makes my mouth water.

85th and Pulaski.
If you don't go and have that you're not a Chicagoan.

They also have a place in Lemont, State Street between Peiffer and Weimer.

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eh vito and nicks is alright.

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eh vito and nicks is alright.
Go have a taste bud transplant.

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If I'm going thin crust, gimme Beggars or Aurelio's over Vito & Nicks.

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If I'm going thin crust, gimme Beggars or Aurelio's over Vito & Nicks.
The one time I had Aurelio's it was WAY too salty for me. That may just be because I went there on a bad day, but I'm scared to go back.

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Interesting. I've never found it to be salty, since the sauce is so overpoweringly sweet.

V&Ns is too cracker thin to me, which is why it's my dad's favorite.

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Interesting. I've never found it to be salty, since the sauce is so overpoweringly sweet.

V&Ns is too cracker thin to me, which is why it's my dad's favorite.
V&N, colloquially known as Nick n' Vito's in my family, is by far the most popular choice for pizza night. That and Barraco's, and formerly holding the title was Ricobene's.

And I doubt Aurelio's has this distinction:



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