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Friday (4/24/09) 3:01pm - ... wherein Peter continues adjusting his itinerary for Chicago.

Here's the weekly check-in [a day late] on how the Chicago itinerary is coming together:


I still have no idea where I'm going to eat while I'm in Chicago.  Hopefully I can make a grocery run early on and take care of most of my meals at apthorpe's, but I still want to eat out at least a few times, especially while I'm out and about on Saturday and Sunday. I poked around on Chowhound a bit, and have made a preliminary list of places that caught my eye: I still need to do some research on:
  1. Places to eat that are convenient to apthorpe's
  2. Places to eat that are convenient to touristy places I'm visiting.
  3. Italian places that are good and yet not frighteningly expensive & upscale.
I'll post another revised itinerary on Tuesday.

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From:fleetfootedfox
Date:Friday (4/24/09) 2:12pm
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From:kbadr
Date:Friday (4/24/09) 2:15pm
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Yeah, there was no shortage of cabs in any neighborhood I was in this past weekend.
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From:kbadr
Date:Friday (4/24/09) 2:16pm
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Also, iO is stumbling distance from Wrigley Field, so if you also eat dinner near there after the game, you're set.
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From:hujhax
Date:Friday (4/24/09) 2:26pm

Thanks!

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My planning is retroactively brilliant!
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From:hujhax
Date:Friday (4/24/09) 2:25pm
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catching a cab is almost always a matter of just sticking your arm out, calling ahead does little good.

~ good to know ~

depends on where you're dancing - any neighborhood with a decent nightlife will have a decent number of cabs.

I just added map links to all the 'dance' items in the post, FWIW....
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From:midorable
Date:Saturday (4/25/09) 7:04am
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Yeah, I find that only works if you're in Lincoln Park/Armitage area. Of course, that works if you're on Michigan Ave. I didn't have any luck at the Big City Swing dance studio (ran by Julee Mertz's group), that area is 'up and coming' and it was easier for me to grab a bus.
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From:midorable
Date:Saturday (4/25/09) 7:01am
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You must have chicago style pizza on that list somewhere... make sure your bro is taking you there.

W/ the cab situation, if you're not on main street it is hard to get a cab. Same thing for late night, they are not running as much as they are day time in the main street area. I would suggest, if you got a cab, take down their number and make note of it. That way you can call a cab ahead of time. And if you do, spear about 30 mins for them to dispatch.

Their public transit is not bad, so if that's possible, try that.
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