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Did I eat my pizza leftovers for lunch despite fighting the ring of fire all morning?

Guess what? That's none of your business. Don't tell me how to live my life.

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33anda3rd wrote: Hoops is good but I love Monical’s.
Ex girlfriend went to ISU and always raved about Monical's.

A group of us were in Peoria for a golf trip and I kept telling the guys we need to go to Hoops for pizza. Now mind you, these are older country club types. I got a few to come along and loved seeing the look on their faces when we walked into the dive bar that is Hoops. But guess who wanted to go back the next year?

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33anda3rd wrote:
lukethedrifter wrote:I want 33s 36 hours in Chicago. Or 60 really.
I started to put this in a NY Times-ish "Friday 9AM...." format, then tossed it. Some stuff we'd do would include....
[SHOW]
Semirami's for Middle Eastern. We're getting hummus and the whole roasted chicken with garlic cream sauce for starters. I brought a bottle of champagne to pair.

Kayak the north branch of the Chicago River

Improvised Shakespeare at iO

Red Hot Ranch. In N Out style burgers, dogs, fries.

Green City Farmers Market. Eat some fruit, maybe some bread from Middlebrow, chat with all the farmers and chefs about what's seasonal and what they're into. Head back to my place and I make dinner.

Bike the 2.5 hours each way to Three Floyds for a couple beers, make a detour to Calumet Fisheries for some smoked shrimp and smoked chub.

Walking tour of Wicker Park, Bucktown, Logan Square. I go on about how over there is where Liz Phair took the photo booth pics for Guyville, over here was John McIntyre's studio where everyone from Tortoise to Broken Social Scene recorded with him. Over here is where the Double Door was, saw the Stones there in 1997. These are the "Ganley" buildings that were built by Jimmy Ganley and Larry Friend as basically a favor to Rostenkowski to interrupt public housing in Rosty's district during the first wave of gentrificatrion, now the neighborhood is littered with these bland brick 3-flats and BTW here's an image of the district, see how it was very neatly gerrymandered to give Rosty that space and that development? We walk the row of lofts along Milwaukee where you could see a punk or hip-hop show and buy a keg cup for $3 in the late 90s. We pop into Saint Alfred, the OG streetwear/fancy sneaker shop for Chicago cool kids in the skateboarding and/or hip hop crowd, maybe Joey Purp is there, maybe Chance, they're around there a lot. We go up through Logan Square to see the development that has blown up. Mostly I grouse about how my neighborhood has been ruined.

Dinner at Lula Cafe, the OG Chicago farm-to-table restaurant.

Late night movie at the Music Box in the big theater so we can hear the guy play the organ before the film.

Lunch at Cafe Marie-Jeanne, everyone's favorite all-day spot.

Garfield Park Conservatory.

Taco tour, mini version (the whole 60 hours could be Mexican food.)
Birierria Zaragoza - John and his fam make goat, goat consomme, and tortillas. That's it. It's incredible.
Don Pedro Carnitas - They sell three things. Carnitas by the pound, carnitas tacos, crispy brain tacos and the brain sells out if you're not there early.
Gorditas la Tia Susy - Durango style burrito.

Stony Island Arts Bank Project of Theaster Gates. Really dope.

Drive up Lake Shore Drive, observe the architecture and the lake.

Weekly Sunday Chef BBQ at Sportsman's Club. Drink like a half-rack of High Lifes, eat whatever the guest chef is putting out.

Delilah's for whiskey.

Lost Lake for tiki.

Scofflaw for gin.

Best Intentions for a copious amount of Coors Banquet Beer on draft and some shots of Angostura Bitters, also on draft.

International Museum Of Surgical Science. They got dope stuff here. An iron lung. An old apothecary. Trephined skulls--look that [expletive] up. It's where witch doctors drilled holes in peoples' skulls to let the headaches out and you can see where the skulls started growing back together, like these people lived with holes in their heads for a while. Bonkers [expletive] at this place.

3RUM2, the Chicago bartenders weekly basketball game Monday at noon. I'll point out the one guy I [expletive] hate. I need you to screen him really hard. We all hate him, so it's fine. You can probably tell already who he is by his stupid haircut.

Publican Quality Meats, we get a table then just point at the charcuterie cooler and say "all of it."

Modern wing of the Art Institute and Millennium Park just outside. If you're here this summer, the Virgil Abloh show at MCA is dope. We go across the street to the Chicago Athletic Association, have a cocktail at Cindy's on the Rooftop and count the pretty girls wearing sunhats indoors at night.

Tavern cut pizza at side street saloon.

I would take you to meet my friend Chris Chacko, who if you like coffee will, no BS, change your life.
Thanks for this.

Is this the original 3 Floyds in Indiana? Didn’t realize that was biking distance.

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Pretty sure there was a Monical’s in Cham-bana back inthe 80s but don’t recall ever eating there.

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lukethedrifter wrote:
Is this the original 3 Floyds in Indiana? Didn’t realize that was biking distance.
Yeah. Bit under 30 miles each way.

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Oh and i can still set a mean pick.

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33anda3rd wrote:
lukethedrifter wrote:
Is this the original 3 Floyds in Indiana? Didn’t realize that was biking distance.
Yeah. Bit under 30 miles each way.
Sounds like a good ride to work up a thirst; then a good ride back to burn it off & work up an appetite for the evening repast.

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lukethedrifter wrote:
33anda3rd wrote:
lukethedrifter wrote:
Is this the original 3 Floyds in Indiana? Didn’t realize that was biking distance.
Yeah. Bit under 30 miles each way.
Sounds like a good ride to work up a thirst; then a good ride back to burn it off & work up an appetite for the evening repast.
Yeah, and close to half the ride is either along Lake Michigan or cutting through Wolf Lake, so it's quite scenic.

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Interesting tidbit in there about the square cut migrating from Chicago to St. Louis. Maybe that's why I never found the tavern cut style here to be weird or surprising the first time I saw it, having grown up in St. Louis where it is also common. Someone from New York must see the square cut as super weird.

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