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 Post subject: Sadness in Chicago
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:41 pm 
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Spending Thanksgiving in Chicago and I see that the bar I met windy and his brother for drinks a few years ago (McFaddens) is closed. Looks like the building owner is looking to cash in.

Only saving grace is that I've had malnati's deep dish.

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 Post subject: Re: Sadness in Chicago
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Dude it wasn't like it was an institution, it was your run of the mill faux Irish themed bar. Being in a high rent district with nothing distinctive and no identity meant success was low.
Timothy O'Tooles is someplace similar a little further south if tou need a family break

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 Post subject: Re: Sadness in Chicago
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 Post subject: Re: Sadness in Chicago
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 Post subject: Re: Sadness in Chicago
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Dude it wasn't like it was an institution, it was your run of the mill faux Irish themed bar. Being in a high rent district with nothing distinctive and no identity meant success was low.
Timothy O'Tooles is someplace similar a little further south if tou need a family break


All the other dives around the corner aren't going anywhere and mcfaddens apparently became a frat boy hang out... Their closing down was landlord related since every other business on that property is shuttered, including a bank.

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 Post subject: Re: Sadness in Chicago
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Johnny Mac wrote:
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Dude it wasn't like it was an institution, it was your run of the mill faux Irish themed bar. Being in a high rent district with nothing distinctive and no identity meant success was low.
Timothy O'Tooles is someplace similar a little further south if tou need a family break


All the other dives around the corner aren't going anywhere and mcfaddens apparently became a frat boy hang out... Their closing down was landlord related since every other business on that property is shuttered, including a bank.

Did they start serving kegs & eggs?

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 Post subject: Re: Sadness in Chicago
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Johnny Mac wrote:
windywave wrote:
Dude it wasn't like it was an institution, it was your run of the mill faux Irish themed bar. Being in a high rent district with nothing distinctive and no identity meant success was low.
Timothy O'Tooles is someplace similar a little further south if tou need a family break


All the other dives around the corner aren't going anywhere and mcfaddens apparently became a frat boy hang out... Their closing down was landlord related since every other business on that property is shuttered, including a bank.


Condos here we come.

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 Post subject: Re: Sadness in Chicago
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krewe of ham and eggs wrote:
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windywave wrote:
Dude it wasn't like it was an institution, it was your run of the mill faux Irish themed bar. Being in a high rent district with nothing distinctive and no identity meant success was low.
Timothy O'Tooles is someplace similar a little further south if tou need a family break


All the other dives around the corner aren't going anywhere and mcfaddens apparently became a frat boy hang out... Their closing down was landlord related since every other business on that property is shuttered, including a bank.

Did they start serving kegs & eggs?


They had an awesome breakfast quiche

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 Post subject: Re: Sadness in Chicago
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krewe of ham and eggs wrote:
Johnny Mac wrote:
windywave wrote:
Dude it wasn't like it was an institution, it was your run of the mill faux Irish themed bar. Being in a high rent district with nothing distinctive and no identity meant success was low.
Timothy O'Tooles is someplace similar a little further south if tou need a family break


All the other dives around the corner aren't going anywhere and mcfaddens apparently became a frat boy hang out... Their closing down was landlord related since every other business on that property is shuttered, including a bank.

Did they start serving kegs & eggs?


They had an awesome breakfast quiche

I heard normal people call it breakfast casserole

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 Post subject: Re: Sadness in Chicago
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windywave wrote:
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windywave wrote:
Dude it wasn't like it was an institution, it was your run of the mill faux Irish themed bar. Being in a high rent district with nothing distinctive and no identity meant success was low.
Timothy O'Tooles is someplace similar a little further south if tou need a family break


All the other dives around the corner aren't going anywhere and mcfaddens apparently became a frat boy hang out... Their closing down was landlord related since every other business on that property is shuttered, including a bank.


Condos here we come.


Exactly... Diagonally across state st they shoehorned in a 20 story condo... Dude cleaned up.

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 Post subject: Re: Sadness in Chicago
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You want a dive bar? Try rossi’s. Only bar in downtown chicago that could be a nola dive bar


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 Post subject: Re: Sadness in Chicago
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:48 pm 
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Johnny Mac wrote:
Spending Thanksgiving in Chicago and I see that the bar I met windy and his brother for drinks a few years ago (McFaddens) is closed. Looks like the building owner is looking to cash in.

Only saving grace is that I've had malnati's deep dish.


I ate at Pequod's with my sister when up there last month; really good, had a caramelized crust along the edges, very rich sauce. My business partner came along, had eaten with her husband at another place, told me that Pequod's was better. Give it a try when you are up there next time. Not far from Wrigley area.

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 Post subject: Re: Sadness in Chicago
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Spending Thanksgiving in Chicago and I see that the bar I met windy and his brother for drinks a few years ago (McFaddens) is closed. Looks like the building owner is looking to cash in.

Only saving grace is that I've had malnati's deep dish.


I ate at Pequod's with my sister when up there last month; really good, had a caramelized crust along the edges, very rich sauce. My business partner came along, had eaten with her husband at another place, told me that Pequod's was better. Give it a try when you are up there next time. Not far from Wrigley area.


Noted... but it's hard to beat malnati's when its 2 blocks away

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 Post subject: Re: Sadness in Chicago
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Johnny Mac wrote:
Spending Thanksgiving in Chicago and I see that the bar I met windy and his brother for drinks a few years ago (McFaddens) is closed. Looks like the building owner is looking to cash in.

Only saving grace is that I've had malnati's deep dish.


I ate at Pequod's with my sister when up there last month; really good, had a caramelized crust along the edges, very rich sauce. My business partner came along, had eaten with her husband at another place, told me that Pequod's was better. Give it a try when you are up there next time. Not far from Wrigley area.


"Caramelized" crust is code for burned. If that's your thing and your traveling to Pequods travel a little further to Burt's.

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 Post subject: Re: Sadness in Chicago
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Spending Thanksgiving in Chicago and I see that the bar I met windy and his brother for drinks a few years ago (McFaddens) is closed. Looks like the building owner is looking to cash in.

Only saving grace is that I've had malnati's deep dish.


I ate at Pequod's with my sister when up there last month; really good, had a caramelized crust along the edges, very rich sauce. My business partner came along, had eaten with her husband at another place, told me that Pequod's was better. Give it a try when you are up there next time. Not far from Wrigley area.


Noted... but it's hard to beat malnati's when its 2 blocks away


Next time try Aurelios for thin crust. Get a Fiesta size

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 Post subject: Re: Sadness in Chicago
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On the plus side it's over freezing for this blizzard warning, on the downside it's in the thirties pouring rain with stupid high winds.

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 Post subject: Re: Sadness in Chicago
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On the plus side it's over freezing for this blizzard warning, on the downside it's in the thirties pouring rain with stupid high winds.


we got out just in time... it appears they canceled a lot of flights out of ORD today

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 Post subject: Re: Sadness in Chicago
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On the plus side it's over freezing for this blizzard warning, on the downside it's in the thirties pouring rain with stupid high winds.


we got out just in time... it appears they canceled a lot of flights out of ORD today


Probably because the entire Northeast quandrant of the state is a color between green and purple :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Sadness in Chicago
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On the plus side it's over freezing for this blizzard warning, on the downside it's in the thirties pouring rain with stupid high winds.


we got out just in time... it appears they canceled a lot of flights out of ORD today


Probably because the entire Northeast quandrant of the state is a color between green and purple :wink:


we got a travel waiver alert on Friday despite our flight being on Saturday before the weather was supposed to hit... my guess is American wanted to roll up any passengers they could to Friday to open up spots on Saturday to move people from Sunday.. our flight to CLT was packed, despite not being full when we checked in on Friday.

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