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Keith A k e r s wrote: September 8th, 2020, 11:59 am
thanks for reminding me about Chez Simo. I'll need to do takeout from them soon to hopefully do my part in keeping them around.
the gigot d'agneau is one of the best basic dishes in Chicago.

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#502 Post by Mike Lindauer »

Just a reminder to continue to support your favorite restaurants this winter so they will still be there when the weather breaks.
It will still be a while before Leslie and I will dine indoors, as we don't qualify for vaccination yet. But we feel comfortable dining outdoors with table separation.
Finally bought a condo downtown, so we will be in Chicago for longer periods of time. Hoping for another off-line later this year as we really enjoyed the one we attended at Sun-Wah.

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Mike Lindauer wrote: February 16th, 2021, 9:05 am Just a reminder to continue to support your favorite restaurants this winter so they will still be there when the weather breaks.
It will still be a while before Leslie and I will dine indoors, as we don't qualify for vaccination yet. But we feel comfortable dining outdoors with table separation.
Finally bought a condo downtown, so we will be in Chicago for longer periods of time. Hoping for another off-line later this year as we really enjoyed the one we attended at Sun-Wah.
Congrats on your new home. I would love to go to a restaurant for any number of reasons, but outdoor dining is probably a long ways off.
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#504 Post by Mike Lindauer »

Yes we carried out from Vermillion, Cafe Marbella, and The Metropolitan. No corkage fee at home!

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#505 Post by John Danza »

All, I did a couple of updates by removing a couple of restaurants that I knew had closed during "the 'rona". If you see anything on the list on page 1 that needs modification, please let me know.
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John Danza wrote: June 2nd, 2021, 8:08 am All, I did a couple of updates by removing a couple of restaurants that I knew had closed during "the 'rona". If you see anything on the list on page 1 that needs modification, please let me know.
Hogsalt (Bavettes) has changed their policy. They now offer a $50 corkage fee.

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#507 Post by John Danza »

I'm happy to report that my favorite Italian BYOB restaurant, Caro Mio, survived the Covid. They were forced to change locations because of a hard*ss landlord who now has an empty space to try to rent. Their new location is better for them, 4603 N Lincoln Avenue. They were packed on Friday night, and the food was excellent. The entry on page 1 has been updated.
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#508 Post by Chris Rogers »

this topic is awesome, i bought a condo in the city, going this weekend

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#509 Post by David K o l i n »

We went to Virtue in Hyde Park last night and had a terrific meal. Southern influenced. I had chicken gizzards with dirty rice as a starter and walleye with shrimp and etouffe and buttered
Geetchee grits as a main and both were excellent. Similar replies from the other diners.

$25 corkage, but beware of a 90 minute time limit at the table (we were there for over two hours, bit weren’t initially told of the limit)
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#510 Post by Paul Miller »

Dawali moved to Greektown, and not sure of their status.

Cozy now charges $5 corkage. I think they need the bucks post-Covid, plus they are trying to discourage rowdies.

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Paul Miller wrote: July 25th, 2021, 12:08 pm Dawali moved to Greektown, and not sure of their status.

Cozy now charges $5 corkage. I think they need the bucks post-Covid, plus they are trying to discourage rowdies.
I've made these updates.
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#512 Post by A. So »

Update to Jade Court:

1516 E Harper Court
Chicago, IL. 60615
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Corkage is possible, but my advice is to run it by management first. They still do the best Cantonese food in the city.
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#513 Post by Chris Rogers »

good evening, anything going on downtown in the windy city for Labor Day weekend?

thanks in advance

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#514 Post by Mike Lindauer »

Had a nice meal here on their patio. Corkage was $35 and they brought out separate stems for white and red.
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#515 Post by Mike Lindauer »

Leslie and I have found an awesome artisanal cheese company in Chicago. They were selling to restaurants and have been decimated by the pandemic. They offer local (regional) farmer's cheeses. We ordered 8 different cheeses and all were delicious. Limited pickup times as they are a small company. But they can also deliver or ship. Not far from HDH's warehouse.

https://www.greatamericancheese.com/

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Mike Lindauer wrote: September 17th, 2021, 12:41 pm Leslie and I have found an awesome artisanal cheese company in Chicago. They were selling to restaurants and have been decimated by the pandemic. They offer local (regional) farmer's cheeses. We ordered 8 different cheeses and all were delicious. Limited pickup times as they are a small company. But they can also deliver or ship. Not far from HDH's warehouse.

https://www.greatamericancheese.com/
This is a great find, Mike, thank you. Anything you recommend?

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#517 Post by Mike Lindauer »

My favorites were the Creamy Sexy Mushroom and Artigiano Balsamic and Cipolline.
But we ordered 8 and all were good.

We are enjoying being downtown and look forward to more off-lines when appropriate.

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#518 Post by John Danza »

Mike, I checked with Great American Cheese and they will allow pickups on other days beyond the Thursdays from 11-1. It just has to be arranged in advance. They also do deliveries on Wednesdays to the Western Burbs normally, so if anyone is in that area (like me), you can piggyback on to that as well.

You mentioned separately to me that you're doing a tasting there soon. If you can work out with them to do a tasting in the evening when more people can attend, it would be a good opportunity to do an offline as well where the topic can be wine and cheese pairing. Just a thought. [cheers.gif]
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John Danza wrote: September 18th, 2021, 10:29 am Mike, I checked with Great American Cheese and they will allow pickups on other days beyond the Thursdays from 11-1. It just has to be arranged in advance. They also do deliveries on Wednesdays to the Western Burbs normally, so if anyone is in that area (like me), you can piggyback on to that as well.

You mentioned separately to me that you're doing a tasting there soon. If you can work out with them to do a tasting in the evening when more people can attend, it would be a good opportunity to do an offline as well where the topic can be wine and cheese pairing. Just a thought. [cheers.gif]
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#520 Post by Mike Lindauer »

Yes I suggested that to them! But we would have to find a venue as their space is too small. Then we also have to deal with the Covid situation.
Our downtown condo has a party room that we could reserve ($250). Maybe limit to 20-25 vaccinated people?

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Going to see a show at the Metro in November. Any good BYO near Wrigley?
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TimF wrote: September 26th, 2021, 6:15 pm Going to see a show at the Metro in November. Any good BYO near Wrigley?
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Paul Miller wrote: September 26th, 2021, 6:27 pm
TimF wrote: September 26th, 2021, 6:15 pm Going to see a show at the Metro in November. Any good BYO near Wrigley?
Cozy Noodle. Basic Thai.
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David K o l i n wrote: September 26th, 2021, 7:37 pm
Paul Miller wrote: September 26th, 2021, 6:27 pm
TimF wrote: September 26th, 2021, 6:15 pm Going to see a show at the Metro in November. Any good BYO near Wrigley?
Cozy Noodle. Basic Thai.
Tango Sur on Southport
It's probably been 10 years since I last went to Tango Sur. My last meal there was terrible, I felt like the quality had dropped significantly. Have you been there lately?
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TimF wrote: September 27th, 2021, 7:24 am
David K o l i n wrote: September 26th, 2021, 7:37 pm
Paul Miller wrote: September 26th, 2021, 6:27 pm

Cozy Noodle. Basic Thai.
Tango Sur on Southport
It's probably been 10 years since I last went to Tango Sur. My last meal there was terrible, I felt like the quality had dropped significantly. Have you been there lately?
I've been going there a minimum of 10-12 years. It's always been excellent. No issues, other than the itty bitty wine glasses, so I bring my own.
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TimF wrote: September 27th, 2021, 7:24 am
David K o l i n wrote: September 26th, 2021, 7:37 pm
Paul Miller wrote: September 26th, 2021, 6:27 pm

Cozy Noodle. Basic Thai.
Tango Sur on Southport
It's probably been 10 years since I last went to Tango Sur. My last meal there was terrible, I felt like the quality had dropped significantly. Have you been there lately?
I have not. Jeannine is a vegetarian. I’d probably still choose it over convenient Thai

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David K o l i n wrote: September 27th, 2021, 8:41 am [q

I have not. Jeannine is a vegetarian. I’d probably still choose it over convenient Thai
^this. I was there in early march of 20 in the before times. It was pretty typical Tango Sur and I was more than fine with that.



Tim, Ceres' Table may charge corkage if you call ahead of time. I did the odd dinner there, but someone else usually took care of logistics.

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#528 Post by Matt Fleming »

Keith A k e r s wrote: October 7th, 2021, 6:57 pm
David K o l i n wrote: September 27th, 2021, 8:41 am [q

I have not. Jeannine is a vegetarian. I’d probably still choose it over convenient Thai
^this. I was there in early march of 20 in the before times. It was pretty typical Tango Sur and I was more than fine with that.



Tim, Ceres' Table may charge corkage if you call ahead of time. I did the odd dinner there, but someone else usually took care of logistics.
I second the rec for Ceres Table. They've let me bring bottles in, but I'd definitely call.

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