: Unofficial Chicago 08 Where are we going to eat thread?



Crown Vic Owner
01-07-08, 06:53 PM
Ok, maybe we can do something like this, it would work, so ill add a poll, hopefully a mod can add some more.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-07-08, 07:26 PM
What sort of food does each place offer? And what can I expect to spend at any one of these places?

CadillacGurl
01-07-08, 07:29 PM
There's a Giordano's right by the Sears Tower... I pass it to get to Union Station

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-07-08, 08:46 PM
http://www.giordanos.com/main.php

Yeah, that'll work. :cloud9:

CadillacSTS42005
01-09-08, 12:46 PM
i vote McDonalds
AHHAHAHAHHAHAH

CadillacGurl
01-09-08, 01:00 PM
You hate McDonalds.... plus you love Giordano's... we went there with Gary remember???

CadillacGurl
01-09-08, 01:16 PM
JACKSON
(312) 583-9400
223 W. JACKSON BLVD.

^Thats the Giordano's near the Sears Tower

Crown Vic Owner
01-09-08, 02:47 PM
Depending on how many people are coming, maybe we can get a catering pack or something?

IDK

CadillacGurl
01-09-08, 02:56 PM
Say wa? Where do you see that?

Crown Vic Owner
01-09-08, 03:06 PM
damnit, they stopped.


We did that for my moms party, we got some catering pack.

CadillacGurl
01-09-08, 05:07 PM
cool, what all did it have?

Crown Vic Owner
01-09-08, 05:39 PM
4 pizzas and a bunch of sides


Let me call and find out.

Crown Vic Owner
01-09-08, 05:44 PM
Just called, they have a package, but its SO not worth it anymore.


Oh well, i thought we could save a few bucks lol

CadillacGurl
01-09-08, 05:51 PM
Its cool no problem.

gary88
01-09-08, 07:15 PM
I am all for Giordanos

gdwriter
01-13-08, 12:28 AM
Giordano's sounds good to me. This is for Saturday night, right?

Looks like they have plenty of locations (http://www.giordanos.com/locations.php) in Chicagoland; maybe one of the locals can suggest one that'll be reasonably convenient for everybody.

CadillacGurl
01-13-08, 12:56 AM
Here's my issue: DePaul's Homecoming is saturday night. They still haven't posted where it's gonna be and what time. Jason and I should be able to come out for dinner it's just depending on homecoming.

FlyFlip420
01-16-08, 12:46 AM
Chicago will be a madhouse on Friday night......I would suggest maybe a suburb.....
-Wont be as crowded
-Not going to get in trouble for sitting in a parking lot(this is a major city with parking problems....sitting for a car meet is not gonna happen ;) )
-No rush
-No tickets
-Less likely to get carjacked :gungrin:
-They dont call it the Windy City for nothing.....that shits gonna be COLD coming off the lake :D

GMBOUND
01-16-08, 01:57 AM
If I can make it to the meet is there a possibilty to have a Compustar remote start & alarm installed before I head back???

Crown Vic Owner
01-16-08, 02:42 AM
Can i get a ride in a V if we go to a suburb?

CadillacGurl
01-16-08, 11:20 AM
There's Giordano's in the suburbs, I recommend this one. We can line up all the cars afterwards at the OakBrook Terrace Mall which is practically a couple places down from this giordano's.
Gary, is this the right address for the Giordano's that you, Jason and I went to:
OAK BROOK TERRACE
(630) 530-7799
17 W 280 WEST 22ND ST.

It's right off the expressway and I can lead people there (have a caddy caravan :p) It's not too far away for the people that live in Downers.

gary88
01-16-08, 01:56 PM
Yep that's the one. Basically right across the street from the Oak Brook Mall.

CadillacGurl
01-16-08, 02:22 PM
Ok *whew* I didn't want to lead people to the wrong one. If everybody could decide on a time when to meet up there for dinner I'll call and see if we can get a reservation. 7PM ok??

Crown Vic Owner
01-16-08, 04:16 PM
That will work.


Depending on how many people, we may want to call and tell them whats going on.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-16-08, 05:44 PM
Yep, 7 works fine for me on the 9th.

RunningOnEMT
01-16-08, 05:58 PM
i vote Gibsons, or Cactus Cantina....

oh wait you're all too young to drink

gdwriter
01-16-08, 06:39 PM
oh wait you're all too young to drinkNot all of us, thankfully. :alchi:

Since I'm flying in, I can drink all I want, although I did promise Chad I wouldn't drink so much that I might barf in his Benz.

87vertgt
01-17-08, 07:42 PM
Connies
lalos'
rosebud
cafe ibericos
cafe baba reba
garcias
las carolla
sangria
carmains
poncho pistolas

Crown Vic Owner
01-17-08, 09:28 PM
So, this is on for saturday, and the show is on for sunday?

FlyFlip420
01-17-08, 09:52 PM
Too young my a$$ :D Drinks are on Runningon EMT

87vertgt
01-17-08, 09:57 PM
i vote Gibsons, or Cactus Cantina....

oh wait you're all too young to drink



good choice

FlyFlip420
01-17-08, 10:01 PM
I vote strip club!!! Only have to be 18...what the hell is wrong with you people.....Cars, Tits, and ass is what we need....NOt Pizza served by some Zit faced teenager :D

CadillacGurl
01-18-08, 07:48 PM
I vote strip club!!! Only have to be 18...what the hell is wrong with you people.....Cars, Tits, and ass is what we need....NOt Pizza served by some Zit faced teenager :D

Hey being the only girl I'll go to a club and watch the girls strip
(Jason if you're good I'll give you your $1 bills and we'll call it even k?)

Crown Vic Owner
01-18-08, 08:06 PM
meh, being honest, is there a way to get my 16 yo ass into a stripclub?

CadillacGurl
01-19-08, 02:08 AM
Just say you forgot your ID? Do you have blonde/brownish hair blue eyes? I can maybe pass you off as my fraternal twin :p

Crown Vic Owner
01-19-08, 02:11 AM
grr, nah.


I look younger than 16 too.

CadillacGurl
01-19-08, 11:37 AM
We'll its not set in stone. We'll see....

Crown Vic Owner
01-19-08, 11:54 AM
lol, nevermind, i got a fakie.

CadillacSTS42005
01-19-08, 12:02 PM
lol
sure nik
you get jealous when another gurl txts me
i can imagine what youll do when another's rubbin her ass on my crotch...

CadillacGurl
01-19-08, 12:08 PM
lol
sure nik
you get jealous when another gurl txts me
i can imagine what youll do when another's rubbin her ass on my crotch...

not all girls just one... I don't mind Jess or Cait
hey I told you I'd rather see it (then behind my back) and get it out of my system... can we then call it even??

CadillacSTS42005
01-19-08, 12:09 PM
call wat even
and **** Cait i dont talk to her

CadillacGurl
01-19-08, 12:19 PM
call wat even
and **** Cait i dont talk to her

Ok but you know what I mean...

CadillacGurl
01-19-08, 01:51 PM
Ok people I need to know if you're coming to Giordano's on Saturday. I need a time everybody will be showing up (I say 6-7:30PM, give me a more on the dot time to make a reservation) and if you are attending!!!

Crown Vic Owner
01-19-08, 02:07 PM
giordanos on saturday, count me in.

I can come at 6, and ill be in the area at that time, if not, i got stuff to do around there so it will be no loss

GizmoQ
01-19-08, 03:33 PM
Tentative Yes.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-19-08, 03:49 PM
Anytime between 6 and 7:30 works for me. I'll go with whatever you guys want.

gary88
01-19-08, 04:21 PM
How about we split the difference and go with 7:00.

And yeah I'll be there.

CadillacGurl
01-19-08, 04:42 PM
7 works for me. Ok so 7PM it is.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-20-08, 08:08 PM
What city is this Giordanos in?

CadillacGurl
01-20-08, 09:48 PM
Oakbrook (Oakbrook Terrace)

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-20-08, 10:44 PM
Oh ok, thanks Nicki. JRau wanted to know what city it was in, I wasn't sure.

CadillacGurl
01-20-08, 11:07 PM
Tell him its BY Oakbrook Terrace Mall. Its across the street from the Costco and Macy's Home Store.

Crown Vic Owner
01-22-08, 01:34 AM
Depending on who is coming, we need to go for a mini cruise if ya get what im saying.

We should go ahead and just go down 22nd, all of us in our caddys and maybe a crown vic :/



So, are we also doing a minimeet in the parkinglot and do "stuff" after?

IDK, i MAY bring the SLS/STS hybid, who knows.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-22-08, 02:40 AM
Cool idea dude. We had a nice cruise in Des Moines and it was a ton of fun!

Crown Vic Owner
01-22-08, 03:00 AM
Yeah, i WISH i could use someone elses car if i cant get the SLS outta my moms hands (shes in love with the thing), and my sunroof does not work, so that means no GOOD video for me.


I was thinking of making a video of our meet / cruise at the same time, but who knows.


Anyone else coming have a small camera they can mount INSIDE there car, like a digicam with video mode (a decent one)?

Assuming this is ok with other members.

GizmoQ
01-22-08, 04:22 AM
How about a dash cam??



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SkwowbhGe0

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-22-08, 11:57 AM
I'd be free to do it. Assuming Gary would ride with me.

Crown Vic Owner
01-22-08, 01:32 PM
How about a dash cam??



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SkwowbhGe0

shotty quality. sorry man.


We definitely need to do a mini cruise.

gary88
01-22-08, 02:13 PM
I'd be free to do it. Assuming Gary would ride with me.

I could never turn down a ride in an MB.

Actually Rt 83 is pretty great for cruising assuming there's not much traffic. It's 3 lanes for quite awhile.

I'll be the official event photographer. You'll all have awesome pics.

gdwriter
01-22-08, 02:35 PM
I'd be free to do it. Assuming Gary would ride with me.Which Gary? Me or 88?

If you remind me in advance, I'll bring my tripod and bungee cords. That's what I used to anchor the video camera around the seat belt anchors or console in my cars when I shot those videos going over the roller coaster road last spring.

CadillacGurl
01-22-08, 03:00 PM
I can always video tape stuff as well, sunroof view :cool2:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-22-08, 03:46 PM
Which Gary? Me or 88?

Well actually, I meant you, because you won't have a car with to drive, but Gary88 will, but if you both wanna ride with me, I won't say no! :highfive:



If you remind me in advance, I'll bring my tripod and bungee cords. That's what I used to anchor the video camera around the seat belt anchors or console in my cars when I shot those videos going over the roller coaster road last spring.

Yeah, bring those.


I can always video tape stuff as well, sunroof view :cool2:


Yeah, do that. Maybe you guys can get like a sort of a driving group shot. Like start off at the back of the line, and pass all of us (which won't be hard with Jason's STS) and videotape all the cars, in motorcade, as you pass us all.

Crown Vic Owner
01-22-08, 05:08 PM
Yeah, that what i was thinking as well.

Huh, i wish my sunroof worked.

Crown Vic Owner
01-22-08, 05:10 PM
Which Gary? Me or 88?

If you remind me in advance, I'll bring my tripod and bungee cords. That's what I used to anchor the video camera around the seat belt anchors or console in my cars when I shot those videos going over the roller coaster road last spring.

Or just wedge the camera inbetween the headrest

gary88
01-22-08, 05:23 PM
I can take rolling shots of everyone. I'll just have to ride shotgun with a lot of people to stick my camera out the window.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-22-08, 05:27 PM
If Jesda doesn't get a new car before the meet :bigroll: , I wanna race his Navigator, provided we can find a road clear of traffic, cops and ice. Someone should ride shotgun in both of our cars for a killer video.

Crown Vic Owner
01-22-08, 06:19 PM
If Jesda doesn't get a new car before the meet :bigroll: , I wanna race his Navigator, provided we can find a road clear of traffic, cops and ice. Someone should ride shotgun in both of our cars for a killer video.

I would join in that and record, but i DONT want to go ahead and slow you down, im too dang fat.

I will have 3 cameras with, so lets plan what we are doing now. I will have 1 DV cam and 2 digis.


I will either be bringing the crown vic or SLS, chances are crown vic.

I was thinking we go out to the boonies, have some fun, and we all part at a part of the parking lot where we can have all the caddies and noone else around.

I hate to ask for this, but if anyone else is going to be shooting, if we could share our video (ill setup a server for doing this with), that would work out REALLY well.

I figure we need to nab this and make a mini meet video as lets put it this way, there are not that many caddy meets.

CadillacGurl
01-23-08, 01:03 PM
Yeah, do that. Maybe you guys can get like a sort of a driving group shot. Like start off at the back of the line, and pass all of us (which won't be hard with Jason's STS) and videotape all the cars, in motorcade, as you pass us all.

Jason is flying out not driving in... I figured I'll hang out Vic's car if need be (hanging out of cars filming is fun :D)

Crown Vic Owner
01-23-08, 04:54 PM
Jason is flying out not driving in... I figured I'll hang out Vic's car if need be (hanging out of cars filming is fun :D)
Yeah, also, i owe 03 a beer for saving my ass.

CadillacGurl
01-23-08, 05:33 PM
Yeah, also, i owe 03 a beer for saving my ass.

Whatcha talkin' bout boy?

Crown Vic Owner
01-23-08, 05:42 PM
long story, i woulda hadda deal with a beeping that would have drove me to suicide in my car if it wasnt for him.

CadillacSTS42005
01-23-08, 05:45 PM
Jason is flying out not driving in... I figured I'll hang out Vic's car if need be (hanging out of cars filming is fun :D)

it sucks
rents laid down the law so to speak
that and a lack of some serious fundage for fuel

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-23-08, 06:48 PM
Well atleast you're still comin. I owe my parents a bunch of money, and they threatened to not let me go down, but I persuaded them to let me go down.

gdwriter
01-23-08, 08:48 PM
Ok people I need to know if you're coming to Giordano's on Saturday. I need a time everybody will be showing up (I say 6-7:30PM, give me a more on the dot time to make a reservation) and if you are attending!!!Sorry, I didn't see this earlier. I'm in.

CadillacGurl
01-23-08, 11:39 PM
No problem Gary. :)

Crown Vic Owner
01-24-08, 03:32 AM
wow, shitty guys.

Either way, STS, know that nav unit in YOUR car?


lol, want some gas money?
Also, am i driving you BOTH there or does 03gurl have a ride IN chicago?

CadillacGurl
01-24-08, 10:50 AM
The only ride I have is the El and the CTA buses :D I looove my El pass :gurl:

BannedFleetwood
01-24-08, 06:04 PM
2 for dinner on Saturday ;)

gary88
01-24-08, 06:21 PM
I might be taking the El to the autoshow, depending on whether I stay in the suburbs for the whole weekend or not.

CadillacGurl
01-24-08, 07:19 PM
I might be taking the El to the autoshow, depending on whether I stay in the suburbs for the whole weekend or not.

You love you El pass too admit it :p

gary88
01-24-08, 07:28 PM
You love you El pass too admit it :p

How could you not love it? It's like the American Express Black of CTA passes.

CadillacGurl
01-24-08, 07:36 PM
How could you not love it? It's like the American Express Black of CTA passes.

heck ya! :highfive:

Crown Vic Owner
01-24-08, 08:36 PM
The only ride I have is the El and the CTA buses :D I looove my El pass :gurl:

how did you guys plan on getting to oakbrook?

gary88
01-24-08, 08:53 PM
how did you guys plan on getting to oakbrook?

My car is at home in the suburbs. I just take Metra down and stay there for the weekend sometimes.

CadillacGurl
01-25-08, 12:55 AM
It's only like $3.95 to head out to the suburbs...

Crown Vic Owner
01-25-08, 01:12 AM
It's only like $3.95 to head out to the suburbs...

Damn, i did NOT know that.

CadillacGurl
01-25-08, 01:24 AM
was that sarcastic? lol

Crown Vic Owner
01-25-08, 01:29 AM
lol, im spoiled with my car :/

honestly, id give you guys a ride no questions asked if ya need one and not too far into the city if ya need one.

CadillacGurl
01-25-08, 01:30 AM
You sure? I'll give you gas money...

Crown Vic Owner
01-25-08, 01:53 AM
You sure? I'll give you gas money...

Gas money not needed

PM me a general area of where you guys are gonna be, i can work with that.

gary88
01-25-08, 03:05 AM
It's only like $3.95 to head out to the suburbs...

$3.45 for me :cool2:

gary88
01-25-08, 03:06 AM
Oh and if anyone else is going to be able to go to the suburbs on Friday besides Chad, I could show you the largest, best cheeseburger your eyes have ever seen in my town. A place called Nick's Tavern, burgers literally as big as the plate.

Crown Vic Owner
01-25-08, 03:10 AM
Oh and if anyone else is going to be able to go to the suburbs on Friday besides Chad, I could show you the largest, best cheeseburger your eyes have ever seen in my town. A place called Nick's Tavern, burgers literally as big as the plate.

im not 18 yet, can i get in?

gary88
01-25-08, 03:34 AM
Yeah they'll let you in, you just can't order drinks. At least that's how it was when I was there last a few years ago.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-25-08, 01:11 PM
Oh and if anyone else is going to be able to go to the suburbs on Friday besides Chad, I could show you the largest, best cheeseburger your eyes have ever seen in my town. A place called Nick's Tavern, burgers literally as big as the plate.


I'm gonna be honest with you guys....I don't think I can handle that.

A Baconator is about as much as I can take in one sitting. I had a Hardees Monster Thickburger once, and I just couldn't handle it. :crying:

gary88
01-25-08, 01:29 PM
Hey look at that, they have a website

http://www.nickstavern.com/

And it's only $6.75 :D

NOT ON MY WATCH
01-25-08, 01:43 PM
Damn, that's a huge freakin' burger.

Crown Vic Owner
01-25-08, 06:45 PM
I know where that is.


Lets meet up sometime sometime soon and go down that SOB.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-25-08, 11:31 PM
"That's just too much friggin beef."

(Alex, I'll take "things women have said about John Holmes" for $500.)
http://www.muncie.k12.in.us/WebQuest%20library/instrument_quiz_show__a_webChristinaBragg_files/image002.jpg

CadillacGurl
01-25-08, 11:41 PM
I will eat that huge burger :) We should have a "who can down their burger the fastest?" :D

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-25-08, 11:54 PM
Anyone know where I can get a killer Cuban in Chicago?

CadillacGurl
01-26-08, 12:07 AM
South side... good luck if you make it out alive

Crown Vic Owner
01-26-08, 01:30 AM
hey, im southside :(

gary88
01-26-08, 01:46 AM
There's a good tobacco shop in the suburbs by me, they might have cubans. If not, they have everything else.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-26-08, 10:28 AM
No no, not the cigar....the sandwich!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_sandwich

CadillacGurl
01-26-08, 10:39 AM
There's a good tobacco shop in the suburbs by me, they might have cubans. If not, they have everything else.

Plus cubans the cigars are illegal in the US...

CadillacGurl
01-26-08, 10:42 AM
hey, im southside :(

Hahaha I know, some of my family lives in the southside.

CadillacSTS42005
01-26-08, 12:49 PM
wow, shitty guys.

Either way, STS, know that nav unit in YOUR car?


lol, want some gas money?
Also, am i driving you BOTH there or does 03gurl have a ride IN chicago?

what about the nav unit in my car?

CadillacSTS42005
01-26-08, 12:50 PM
I will eat that huge burger :) We should have a "who can down their burger the fastest?" :D

you all are going down...

gary88
01-26-08, 01:53 PM
Plus cubans the cigars are illegal in the US...

haha damnit that's right

Ranger
01-26-08, 01:54 PM
Plus cubans the cigars are illegal in the US...

They're not all that they are cracked up to be anyway. Just forbidden fruit and thus overpriced.

GizmoQ
01-26-08, 03:46 PM
They're not all that they are cracked up to be anyway. Just forbidden fruit and thus overpriced.

Agreed, smoked all kinds when I was in Europe in '99 although nothing compares to a fresh Monte Cristo (you have to be careful to check if its Cuban or Dominican), a lot of the top tier Dominicans are great smokes.

Ranger
01-26-08, 05:24 PM
My personal favorites are Dominican.