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Re: “Rossi's

A must visit on my to do list when in Chicago from Newport Beach,CA. visiting grandkids in Elgin for the Holidays. Nothing like having some great Seafood at Shaw's Crabhouse, and then heading several several blocks for some inexpensive booze and interesting people watching. Plan to make an appearance next week. Look for the tanned guy. :-)

Posted by Chicagobare on 11/28/2018 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Cobra Lounge

My Comment not yet because this is my New life so hope All my New freind help me and teach for everything. Tankyou

Posted by mohd Faizal Hashim on 11/28/2018 at 4:40 AM

Re: “City Winery

RE: Terisa Griffin @ City Winery

Terisa Griffin is AWESOME. This lady does not disappoint. Her Aretha tribute, pitch to Prince, Witney Houston... OMG this artist does it all and has her own vibe. Truely an enjoyable evening had by all in attendance. She is a must see. Buy early as seats go fast. This is a lovely venue but does not do her justice. She is too large for the Winery but up close and personal is cool too.

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Posted by Nadine Smith on 10/21/2018 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Angelo's Wine Bar

Three strikes and they are out. (my original review is below.)

Strike 1. I ordered my favorite salad - the cobb salad, the chicken was super overcooked and so dry it was inedible and the avocado was so under-ripe it had the texture of rubber, also inedible. I let them know, they offered literally nothing which is fine in a way because I don't want to come off as fishing for freebies, but it's also kind of not ok because they sold me an inedible salad and thought it was fine to offer me nothing.

Strike 2. I ordered a pizza, to serve to my kids, and in one slice of pizza there was a weird chunk of metal. It wasn't aluminum foil and I couldn't even hazard a guess at where it could have come from. I sent them a photo of it. I got an unremarkable apology by message and again offered no compensation even though I paid in full for the pizza with metal in it.
I was feeling really worried that they were viewing me as an undesirable problem customer, when literally all I wanted to do was remain a regular customer... mostly because of that salad

Strike 3. Technically the least offensive compared to inedible food and unidentifiable metal in food I'm feeding my children, but this was the most devastating and infuriating. I ordered a pizza for my kids (giving them full benefit of the doubt that the metal thing was an anomaly that would never happen again) and my cobb salad (which is my favorite salad period)

After waiting an hour and a half for delivery, pizza was barely above room temp, but that's fine. My kids are 4 and 5, they won't care. I was so excited to open up my salad. I WAS TREATING MYSELF, that was the whole reason for my order.

First thing I see is a container full of romaine lettuce. I don't like romaine, this salad has ALWAYS been spinach and that was a devastating let down. I know it sounds like an embellishment, but I was really devastated. I was so excited about the salad and as soon as I saw that lettuce I could see that I wasn't getting what I had been looking forward to. The dressing was a dark color balsamic rather than the crystal clear house vinaigrette that has impressed everyone I have shared this salad with. They also left off the bacon (which is still shown on the menu description).

I sent them a message. This time I got no reply at all.

Looking at the reviews here it's clear that they are super inconsistent and care more about image than quality.

I loved that salad... I can't even order it again because I can't show my face around there now after 3 complaints.

All of which were legitimate, none of which were addressed with any real consideration.

*original review*
I am absolutely obsessed with their Cobb Salad. I've come to learn that it's only on the takeout menu and not on the dine-in menu so I have to recommend getting takeout from here. I believe the reason salads are so underrated in general is because it is so impossible to find a really good one. The salad is fantastic with fresh ingredients a healthy amount of chicken, bacon, Gorgonzola cheese, hard boiled egg and an amazing simple dressing that, per the chef, owes its deliciousness to the quality of ingredients being a simple vinaigrette.

Posted by Heather Evans on 10/18/2018 at 4:39 PM

Re: “California Clipper

Swordfish ;)

Posted by Speakeasy on 10/02/2018 at 8:42 PM

Re: “SoFo Tap

Bad place, terrible staff, stinks inside, deplorable bathrooms, a hole in the wall type of place.

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Posted by James Smith 711 on 09/29/2018 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Trader Todd's

Great place to score crack!!!! If toothless hookers are your thing than, ooohh man!!! The selection is bountiful. Watch out for the owner, as he likes to roofy any tipsy clientele and take them to the "V. I. P." room. Which is just a storage room full of discarded penicillin prescription bottles and soiled jumpers. All in all a great place to see where a man deluded by his sense of importance can spend his father's money to keep a dream of normalcy alive.

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Posted by Jameson Crocker on 09/26/2018 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Jaks Tap

closed

Posted by John Gilardi on 09/08/2018 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Club Foot

This was the best bar in Chicago!

In the mid-nineties a bartender named Andy came up with a drink called "The Green Andy".

Sadly, Club Foot has closed, but I know that a bar in Lexington KY also makes a Green Andy. Taste it for a retro blast back to that Club Foot flavor.
Go to The Green Lantern on Third Street in Lexington.
Green Lantern even has similar knick-knacks and cool things on the wall like Club Foot.

The men's room has stickers on the wall. You'll think that Marty and Doc just dropped you off in the DeLorean the restroom is so much like 1824 Augusta!

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Posted by GreenAndyDrink on 07/31/2018 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Mercer One Thirteen

Needless to say I experienced the same account of racial discrimination. However, something needs to be done about this and leaving reviews isn't going to cut it. Clearly the owner is instructing his employees to discriminate and can care less about reviews. These racial discrimination reviews go back as far as 2015. The fact of the matter is this business is in a prime location so people are going flock here. Minorities not attending is not affecting their overall profit so in order to get justice there must be a paper trail filed with the appropriate people. Below you will find a list of places you can file your complaints online. With enough complaints flying across these peoples desks eventually officials will start looking into things. Fyi, the legal name of this business is 25 W. Hubbard, Inc.
1. The owners name is Roman J Sanchez

Posted by sarafaulkner on 05/30/2018 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Chicago Distilling Company

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Posted by Melvin Bush on 05/15/2018 at 4:45 PM

Re: “Ludlow Liquors/Old Habits

Incredible food - beyond fusion, it is the inventive melding of flavors that entice the pallet. The old-fashions are my favorite companion beverage. Hats off to Wade and Jeff for their choice of Chef Nick...will be back again soon !

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Posted by Epicurian on 04/23/2018 at 8:40 AM

Re: “The Warbler

I'm just going to say that, while we've also noticed a couple of small missteps that seem easy enough to fix (except for its overloaded-kitchen problems, which are starting to sound intractable), my vegetarian wife is thrilled by this place, if only because it's basically the ONLY restaurant in Lincoln Square that even tries to take the interests of vegetarians seriously, and in that respect it goes above and beyond.

Posted by AmbroseHoneysuckle on 03/30/2018 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Bruno's

Just very simple review. Stay away from this place. Worst place ever.
Spend your money and time where you can get least respect.

Posted by Jonny1 on 03/10/2018 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Alice's Lounge

This is the most fair Karaoke bar that I have ever been to.

Let me elaborate... If you just like to put one or two song into karaoke, that is pretty much all you're going to get. There is no song hogging, and the list is not in order of you jumps on it first. Although song hogging can be good, depending on who is singing, it is nice to hear a highly diverse amount of people sing from all over Chicago-land.

Karaoke is about togetherness, and you will feel that vibe as soon as you go here.

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Posted by Jimmy Bolas on 01/09/2018 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Rhythm Room

Really enjoyed the guitar playing singer in the lounge on Friday. We stopped in after the movie around 10 and stayed to listen until the bar closed! Not sure what it's like in the early evening but it was a treat of a night cap.

Posted by Christopher on 01/01/2018 at 10:17 PM

Re: “Tortoise Club

This was the spot for our 3rd wedding anniversary, we reserved a month in advanced. We arrive and were greeted at the door. At our table waiting for us was a greeting anniversary card and two glasses of Champagne. The dinner was excellent. Our waiter reserved a front row table for the Jazz band (3 Piece ) Which was very cozy. I highly recommend the Tortoise Club for an evening of elegance dinning.

Posted by Bill & Ann on 12/10/2017 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Bruno's

I had one of the worst experiences of my life last night at this place. I stopped by to buy a six-pack at the store in Bruno's on my way home. I was listening to a friend on the phone and walked straight to the back to browse. The employee at the front of the store started yelling at me to get off the phone. I was confused and wasn't even sure he was talking to me. He ran back and shoved a ratty cardboard sign in my face and started telling me to "get out of his store" (plus several harsh expletives. I said, "what is going on? I'm not checking out, I'm not even talking." THE SIGN SAYS NO CELL PHONES! And he began screaming at me. I left and called the police, then he came out to the sidewalk and started calling me anti-gay slurs and pushing up against me.

The police were of little help, but I am horrified by my experience here. I will never go back and am actually afraid to walk by the place now. I love this neighborhood and am beside myself that I've been terrorized by a store employee at Bruno's.

Posted by jcb482 on 11/05/2017 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Bruno's

I'm thinking that the person who wrote the first review is white? Because as a fellow white person, I also used to think this place was great - a convenient, old-fashioned dive-bar, with cheap beer that let's you bring in takeout. But I'll never return, after what happened last night.

My boyfriend and I (we are both white and in our 40's) had plans to meet a few friends (two black men and a black woman, in their 20's) at Bruno's. When we got to the bar, we find our friends waiting outside because they had been kicked out -- They had arrived before us, and the bartender told them rudely to leave, saying that they don't allow people wearing backpacks inside (one of our friends was wearing a backpack).

My boyfriend and I then went in, and asked the bartender why he kicked our black friends out of the bar. An older white patron at the bar barked at us that our friends reeked of weed, and they don't want "that kind of thing" in there. The four other, all white, older patrons at the bar chimed in with grunts and "yeah"s. I didn't think that our friends smelled like weed, and I told the bartender that. I also asked, even if he did smell weed, how did he know the smell was coming from them? One of the patrons replied "we just don't want their kind in here".

I told the bartender and the patrons that I thought they were being racist, and that Brunos had lost my business forever. The bartender and the rest of the patrons started yelling at us, saying we were idiots and they didn't need our business anyway. My boyfriend shot the bartender the finger from across the bar, and one of the older patrons got off his stool and got up in my boyfriend's face, saying angrily that he would have us arrested if we didn't leave immediately.

After reading some reviews on Yelp about experiences with bigotry at Brunos, including a review by one longtime patron who actually commends Brunos for their attitude against people of color, I'm convinced that our experience was not an isolated one.

I think that dive bars are great because they are unpretentious places for EVERYONE to drink and hang out, regardless of how they look. If you feel the same way, then please, please consider boycotting Bruno's. There are so many other great bars in the area that value the diversity of the Rogers Park community, and are way more deserving of your business.

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Posted by Mariah B on 10/18/2017 at 3:53 PM

Re: “The Flat Iron

I always have a great time at The Flat Iron! Shoot pool, play shuffleboard and video games. Drink specials everyday, too! Great jukebox and open until 4 or 5am.

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Posted by Thor Eric Salo on 09/14/2017 at 11:49 AM