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  • Post #181 - May 12th, 2017, 12:59 pm
    Post #181 - May 12th, 2017, 12:59 pm Post #181 - May 12th, 2017, 12:59 pm
    Other than Dunkin Donuts, I don't see anything about new coffee options either--at least Potbelly's had Intelligentsia. So far, the places that they allowed to stay are all crappy and the "new" places are no-name spots--Go Go White Sox, DeCOLORES Burrito Joint, and Tabo Sushi ??? :roll:
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  • Post #182 - November 27th, 2017, 9:43 am
    Post #182 - November 27th, 2017, 9:43 am Post #182 - November 27th, 2017, 9:43 am
    What's going on with the food courts at Midway?

    http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/ ... s-changing
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  • Post #183 - November 29th, 2017, 11:54 am
    Post #183 - November 29th, 2017, 11:54 am Post #183 - November 29th, 2017, 11:54 am
    Dave148 wrote:
    What's going on with the food courts at Midway?

    http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/ ... s-changing


    Good, because I agree with the guy they interviewed in the article....it's mostly garbage. Slow and inefficient garbage at that.

    But that rendering does not look promising. Those semicircle obtrusions and plantings/statues in the middle of the intersection look like they will cause bottlenecks like crazy. Hopefully someone comes to their senses before creating a constant major clusterfuck.
  • Post #184 - November 29th, 2017, 10:54 pm
    Post #184 - November 29th, 2017, 10:54 pm Post #184 - November 29th, 2017, 10:54 pm
    Very interesting. I agree that some of those renderings looks nightmarish. Will Reilly's Daughter still be in the house? Dragging a Potbelly sandwich or hot dog into there and enjoying a blacksmith was my preferred pre-flight routine. They somehow managed to make the place look pretty authentic - down to mp3 player loosely attached to in-house stereo system - for an airport location. Not to mention the bartender never changed.
  • Post #185 - March 24th, 2018, 10:22 am
    Post #185 - March 24th, 2018, 10:22 am Post #185 - March 24th, 2018, 10:22 am
    Just spent three hours laying over in Reagan/National. There was a Big Bowl there, so I tried it. Excellent concept, very well executed, speedy, and the food was way better than I expected. I had the potstickers and a chicken rice bowl. I'd go back in a heartbeat; in fact I'd love it if there were one anywhere near here. An equally good Chinese-Thai place nearest to me is across Lake Champlain, in Burlington VT: over an hour, including the ferry ride ($21 RT).

    Interesting to find out that it's yet another Lettuce Entertain You operation. Those guys sure know what they're doing.

    Geo
    Sooo, you like wine and are looking for something good to read? Maybe *this* will do the trick! :)
  • Post #186 - March 24th, 2018, 1:34 pm
    Post #186 - March 24th, 2018, 1:34 pm Post #186 - March 24th, 2018, 1:34 pm
    Geo wrote:Just spent three hours laying over in Reagan/National. There was a Big Bowl there, so I tried it. Excellent concept, very well executed, speedy, and the food was way better than I expected. I had the potstickers and a chicken rice bowl. I'd go back in a heartbeat; in fact I'd love it if there were one anywhere near here. An equally good Chinese-Thai place nearest to me is across Lake Champlain, in Burlington VT: over an hour, including the ferry ride ($21 RT).

    Interesting to find out that it's yet another Lettuce Entertain You operation. Those guys sure know what they're doing.

    Geo


    If I’m not mistaken, Oprah’s name was attached to to concept when it first opened.
    Steve Z.

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  • Post #187 - March 24th, 2018, 4:37 pm
    Post #187 - March 24th, 2018, 4:37 pm Post #187 - March 24th, 2018, 4:37 pm
    stevez wrote:
    Geo wrote:Just spent three hours laying over in Reagan/National. There was a Big Bowl there, so I tried it. Excellent concept, very well executed, speedy, and the food was way better than I expected. I had the potstickers and a chicken rice bowl. I'd go back in a heartbeat; in fact I'd love it if there were one anywhere near here. An equally good Chinese-Thai place nearest to me is across Lake Champlain, in Burlington VT: over an hour, including the ferry ride ($21 RT).

    Interesting to find out that it's yet another Lettuce Entertain You operation. Those guys sure know what they're doing.

    Geo


    If I’m not mistaken, Oprah’s name was attached to to concept when it first opened.


    Pretty sure the only LEYE restaurant that Oprah was attached to was The Eccentric (predecessor to the first Wildfire).
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #188 - March 26th, 2018, 11:10 am
    Post #188 - March 26th, 2018, 11:10 am Post #188 - March 26th, 2018, 11:10 am
    I seem to recall that the original Big Bowl was a small space carved out from the Eccentric just to the East. Forgot that Oprah was involved but that would make sense...Bruce Cost, too -- right?
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  • Post #189 - March 26th, 2018, 11:59 am
    Post #189 - March 26th, 2018, 11:59 am Post #189 - March 26th, 2018, 11:59 am
    Jeez, this is crazy! I'm suddenly remembering that I went to a Bruce Cost resto someplace in the loop around 2000, maybe a bit later. So I google Bruce Cost and a pic of his book came up, and it all settles into place: I went to a Big Bowl during a conference, liked the food, and bought the book. Didn't think much of the book. Promptly flogged it off, and forgot the resto.

    And then suddenly it's deja vue all over again. What goes around comes around, etc etc.

    Where was the first Big Bowl, exactly?

    Geo
    Sooo, you like wine and are looking for something good to read? Maybe *this* will do the trick! :)
  • Post #190 - March 26th, 2018, 2:10 pm
    Post #190 - March 26th, 2018, 2:10 pm Post #190 - March 26th, 2018, 2:10 pm
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  • Post #191 - March 26th, 2018, 2:13 pm
    Post #191 - March 26th, 2018, 2:13 pm Post #191 - March 26th, 2018, 2:13 pm
    Geo wrote:Jeez, this is crazy! I'm suddenly remembering that I went to a Bruce Cost resto someplace in the loop around 2000, maybe a bit later. So I google Bruce Cost and a pic of his book came up, and it all settles into place: I went to a Big Bowl during a conference, liked the food, and bought the book. Didn't think much of the book. Promptly flogged it off, and forgot the resto.

    And then suddenly it's deja vue all over again. What goes around comes around, etc etc.

    Where was the first Big Bowl, exactly?

    Geo


    My recollection is on Erie between LaSalle and Wells but it was long ago and my Chicago mapping is getting seriously out of date. I think a Wildfire eventually opened next door.
  • Post #192 - March 26th, 2018, 2:25 pm
    Post #192 - March 26th, 2018, 2:25 pm Post #192 - March 26th, 2018, 2:25 pm
    That sounds right Rick T., thanks!

    Geo
    Sooo, you like wine and are looking for something good to read? Maybe *this* will do the trick! :)

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