Great job filling us in on your travels and explorations in dining and sharing the pictures, looks like yet another wonderful trip. The Purple Pig we just loved particularly sitting at next to the serving station we got to see all the wonderful things they offer, I just hope you at least thought of having the Roasted Bone Marrow!!!
Did you have a Chicago Dog?
I've had and enjoyed roasted bone marrow and have had and survived pigs feet, so I didn't want to toss a coin with an actual 'bidness' meeting to follow; "please excuse my chartreuse cheeks, my tripe is acting up !
We liked the two sandwiches we ate. My pork brisket was like a reuben. If they had a pork charcuterie where I could sample the whole works and didn't see humans for several hours, I'd give it a go, because what I had was tasty.
I didn't have a dog this time (but, trust me, I have, along with Italian beef sandwiches). I was trying to maintain my svelte figure for the Labor Day Speedo contest!
Because I don't want the combination of tripe and Speedo contest as a mental image to be the last post on this thread; it's my own fault, I knew Speedo was a bad neighborhood to visit :
Here are two decent travel sites I bumped into while planning a future trip. I used the info from them to help me ask and optimize the advice provided by our forum experts on my trip to Belgium. Check them out - pretty good stuff:
PS - my daughter, neighbor to the Chicago Cubs in Wrigleyville, just sent me a note telling me what a great back to back time she and her millennial pals had sitting on her balcony listening to the Billy Joel (yes, IAH, the same piano man that you'll see at MSG) and Blake Shelton concerts. She lives close enough to clearly hear the tunes, but far enough away (three blocks) that they are outside of the 'drunken stupor' range of Cubs games. Wow, what a week for her, two free dinners from pops and two free concerts, now those are Elite benefits .
Catching up on some light reading...great write up.. I'm stuck with Marriott 1st, then check IHG. I haven't ventured to the darkside yet, but I'm sure I'll join you at some time, so keep the reports coming!
erc Great post! Chicago is quite possibly my favorite city. I really like the Renaissance on Wacker. Seasons 52 is a pretty cool place. They just built a brand new one near me in NJ and I have been there twice and both meals were quite good. The wine list is good as well. I just have to ask...no Gibsons? no Wow Bao? No Italian Beef???
Those are excellent recommendations, I've heard a lot of good about both. It was a clash of ages though that ruled them out this time. We walked right by Gibsons during our walk, ol' Dad wasn't going to drop $50 a pop for my veggie loving 'girly girls' (we would have been more likely to head up to Lou Malnati's) and as far as Wow Bao, as you know, it's right when you enter Water Tower, but it was too chaotic at dinnertime for this dinosaur, so I sought refuge in a sit down .
But both are on my list (I knocked off Del Frisco's last trip). Thanks for the idea - good stuff.