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  • Post #31 - June 16th, 2018, 1:15 pm
    Post #31 - June 16th, 2018, 1:15 pm Post #31 - June 16th, 2018, 1:15 pm
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  • Post #32 - June 16th, 2018, 2:25 pm
    Post #32 - June 16th, 2018, 2:25 pm Post #32 - June 16th, 2018, 2:25 pm
    As long as we're all just speculating here, when I drove by yesterday it looked like they had a good month to go. And of course, one can never predict how quickly or slowly the City will fulfill their part, either.

    =R=
    There's a horse loose in a hospital -- JM

    I am not interested in how I would evaluate the Springbank in a blind tasting. Every spirit has its story, and I include it in my evaluation, just as I do with human beings. --Thad Vogler

    I'll be the tastiest pork cutlet bowl ever --Yuri Katsuki

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #33 - June 16th, 2018, 3:02 pm
    Post #33 - June 16th, 2018, 3:02 pm Post #33 - June 16th, 2018, 3:02 pm
    Sorry to just speculate but I didn't feel comfortable whipping out my phone to record the conversation. It won't happen again.
  • Post #34 - June 16th, 2018, 3:03 pm
    Post #34 - June 16th, 2018, 3:03 pm Post #34 - June 16th, 2018, 3:03 pm
    Octarine wrote:Sorry to just speculate but I didn't feel comfortable whipping out my phone to record the conversation. It won't happen again.

    LOL - we're all just speculating, including the recent piece in the Tribune.

    =R=
    There's a horse loose in a hospital -- JM

    I am not interested in how I would evaluate the Springbank in a blind tasting. Every spirit has its story, and I include it in my evaluation, just as I do with human beings. --Thad Vogler

    I'll be the tastiest pork cutlet bowl ever --Yuri Katsuki

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #35 - July 3rd, 2018, 8:10 am
    Post #35 - July 3rd, 2018, 8:10 am Post #35 - July 3rd, 2018, 8:10 am
    Venerable Diner Grill To Finally Reopen Thursday After 558 Days Closed

    https://chicago.eater.com/2018/7/2/1752 ... ire-july-5
    "At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom." George Carlin
  • Post #36 - July 6th, 2018, 11:26 am
    Post #36 - July 6th, 2018, 11:26 am Post #36 - July 6th, 2018, 11:26 am
    They've really fancied up the menu (scroll down)! :D
    "Ah, lamentably no, my gastronomic rapacity knows no satiety" - Homer J. Simpson
  • Post #37 - July 6th, 2018, 12:29 pm
    Post #37 - July 6th, 2018, 12:29 pm Post #37 - July 6th, 2018, 12:29 pm
    clogoodie wrote:They've really fancied up the menu (scroll down)! :D


    LOL. I wonder if they've switched to cloth napkins.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #38 - July 6th, 2018, 10:22 pm
    Post #38 - July 6th, 2018, 10:22 pm Post #38 - July 6th, 2018, 10:22 pm
    “Brave enough to eat fish from the Diner Grill” might be my new benchmark.
  • Post #39 - July 8th, 2018, 11:39 am
    Post #39 - July 8th, 2018, 11:39 am Post #39 - July 8th, 2018, 11:39 am
    I'm as excited the Organ Grinder's monkey on payday to have Diner Grill back and plan to visit soon.

    Diner Grill
    1635 W Irving Park Rd
    Chicago, IL 60613
    Diner4.jpg
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #40 - July 21st, 2018, 6:21 pm
    Post #40 - July 21st, 2018, 6:21 pm Post #40 - July 21st, 2018, 6:21 pm
    G Wiv wrote:I'm as excited the Organ Grinder's monkey on payday to have Diner Grill back and plan to visit soon.

    I'm trying to figure out when I can get drunk enough to make a return visit. I've learned over the years that my enjoyment of the place suffers a bit when not preceded by an aggressive pre-game session. As my son said to me recently, "you don't go to Diner Grill, you end up there." Pretty wise words for such a youngster. :lol:

    =R=
    There's a horse loose in a hospital -- JM

    I am not interested in how I would evaluate the Springbank in a blind tasting. Every spirit has its story, and I include it in my evaluation, just as I do with human beings. --Thad Vogler

    I'll be the tastiest pork cutlet bowl ever --Yuri Katsuki

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #41 - July 21st, 2018, 6:57 pm
    Post #41 - July 21st, 2018, 6:57 pm Post #41 - July 21st, 2018, 6:57 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:As my son said to me recently, "you don't go to Diner Grill, you end up there." Pretty wise words for such a youngster. :lol:

    While I agree Lucas is wise beyond his years, a fact of which I have mentioned to Ellen more than once, my Diner Grill perspective differs.

    When I first moved to Chicago, 35+ years ago, I lived off Irving and Lake Shore and reverse commuted to the near northern burbs every work day for a suit and tie job. Super early breakfast at Diner Grill twice a week or more. As time went on, and jobs and lifestyle changed, I was always a regular or semi regular, though hours were different.

    Diner Grill holds memories for me, two of which stand out. Though, like many great meal memories, they have little to do with what was on the plate.

    One early morning Diner Grill breakfast there was a fellow diner, stone sober by the way, picking at his Slinger. We got to chatting, turned out he was military and going overseas for the first time the next day. We got to chatting, laughing, his appetite picked up. I bought his breakfast, shook his hand, wished him well and said I'd think a good thought for him. Then there were the 5am exotic dancers putting on an booze fueled impromptu show, another fond memory.

    Happy to have Diner Grill Back, Count me a Fan!

    DinerGrillNewLTH1.jpg Diner Grill 2018
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #42 - July 22nd, 2018, 1:39 pm
    Post #42 - July 22nd, 2018, 1:39 pm Post #42 - July 22nd, 2018, 1:39 pm
    G Wiv wrote:Happy to have Diner Grill Back, Count me a Fan!

    Thanks, Gary, for sharing your memories of DG. I too have fond memories of Diner Grill, including one a few years back when, at the very end of a friend's marathon bachelor party, I arrived in darkness and had to don my sunglasses as I left. Sunrise at The Diner Grill is truly a special experience. I don't remember what I ate that time but most definitely, some very good times. 8)

    =R=
    There's a horse loose in a hospital -- JM

    I am not interested in how I would evaluate the Springbank in a blind tasting. Every spirit has its story, and I include it in my evaluation, just as I do with human beings. --Thad Vogler

    I'll be the tastiest pork cutlet bowl ever --Yuri Katsuki

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #43 - July 27th, 2018, 1:42 pm
    Post #43 - July 27th, 2018, 1:42 pm Post #43 - July 27th, 2018, 1:42 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:I'm trying to figure out when I can get drunk enough to make a return visit.

    So, last night was the night and I completely blew it. I was so drunk, I forgot to go to Diner Grill. Oh well, another time. :oops:

    =R=
    There's a horse loose in a hospital -- JM

    I am not interested in how I would evaluate the Springbank in a blind tasting. Every spirit has its story, and I include it in my evaluation, just as I do with human beings. --Thad Vogler

    I'll be the tastiest pork cutlet bowl ever --Yuri Katsuki

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #44 - August 12th, 2018, 2:24 pm
    Post #44 - August 12th, 2018, 2:24 pm Post #44 - August 12th, 2018, 2:24 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:I'm trying to figure out when I can get drunk enough to make a return visit.

    So, last night was the night and I completely blew it. I was so drunk, I forgot to go to Diner Grill. Oh well, another time. :oops:

    =R=

    A pinnacle of personal achievement, I finally got drunk enough -- and remembered -- to go to Diner Grill. And I was rewarded for my effort . . .

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    Diner Grill, minus the old "Dinner Grill" sign

    Image
    Chile
    As bland as all get out but pretty much how I remembered it.

    Image
    Slinger
    Ordered by my son. It was his inaugural visit.

    Image
    Slinger, no more
    Truly a 'proud papa' moment!

    Image
    Ham & Cheese Omelet w/Hash Browns
    My standard order. Sorry, I starting eating before I remembered to get the shot but you get the idea. The omelet was cooked very nicely and the ham seemed better than what remembered. It was less sweet. The hash browns were tasty, too. Satisfying and piping hot.

    Image
    Rye Toast
    I guess I was drunk enough that I didn't mind eating the burnt half first! :lol: 8)

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    Sausage Links
    These were also very tasty. There are 3 links to an order. I think I had that third one in my mouth while I was taking this shot. :wink:

    Maybe it was the alcohol talking, but overall, I thought the food was far better than I remembered it. I'm not sure there's any amount of hot sauce in the world (or other fixin's) that can save that chile but the omelet, hash browns and sausage were quite good. All in all, really glad to have Diner Grill back.

    =R=
    There's a horse loose in a hospital -- JM

    I am not interested in how I would evaluate the Springbank in a blind tasting. Every spirit has its story, and I include it in my evaluation, just as I do with human beings. --Thad Vogler

    I'll be the tastiest pork cutlet bowl ever --Yuri Katsuki

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain

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