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27 Hours in Chicago

huiray | May 28, 2011 04:28 PM

Did a quick whirl through Chi-town.

Got in town, had Italian beef & double dogs at Al's on Ontario. Still prefer Portillo's.
Checked into Club Quarters.
CSO w/ Haitink & Ax: Schumann, Mozart, Brahms4.
Wandered around Millenium Park.
Swung by Gage.
Went shopping at Filene'sBasement.
Rested back at Club Quarters.
Dinner at Next: Double portions, "Table for two" adapted for solo diner (me). [p.s. Not enamored of everything] Standard Wine Pairing.
Drinkies at Aviary, request from me to the the FOH for a spot while I was dining at Next.
Cased the joint, watched the folks there prepare those fancy drinks at the bar.
Crash at Club Quarters.
Shopping at Andy's Deli [N. Milwaukee], lots of kielbasa & other good Polish stuff.
Crossed over on Foster to Argyle & Broadway.
Pho at Tank.
Shopping at Tai Nam off Broadway.
Mad dash down to Club Quarters, struggled to get back to the place from Lakeshore Drive to Adams/Clark because the central part of the Loop was blocked off for the Memorial Day Parade. Check out.
Down Clark & State to Archer.
Shui Kow w/ freshly made ramen at Hing Kee.
Watched the guy at Hing Kee make those ramen noodles, lots of oglers and admirers surrounding the shopfront window.
Strolled over to my favorite Chinese charcuterie shop, got some "half-fat-half-lean" BBQ pork and a soy sauce chicken.
Home.

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