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Postby Brian » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:08 am

Bring your hunger. There are literally dozens of restaurants within reasonable distance.

The area of the hotel is a major business center. I don't think anyone will have trouble finding a shuttle from either airport. In fact I've seen lots of taxis specifically advertising flat rate fares "O'Hare-Oak Brook." Oak Brook is right next to Lombard.
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Postby Drunken Mick » Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:14 am

They've also got flat rates O'Hare to Lombard (where the Westin is).

Off the top of my head, tasty restaurants in walking distance:

Frankies Deli - real Chicago Italian deli - try the Mufaletta
Ra Sushi - contemporary super tasty sushii even in Lombard!
Flat Top Grill - Mongolian BBQ - all you can eat dinner for like 13 bucks and 9 bucks at lunch.
Famous Daves BBQ - other side of the mall
Claim Jumpers - american fare and good size bar
Rock Bottom Brewery - you get it.
Bucca Di Beppo - family style italian restaurant
Captial Grille - Bring your platinum card but it's pretty damn good, easier and just about as good to eat at Harry Carrays in the hotel.
Greek Islands - good family run Greek restaurant (yes by actual Greeks), it's off 22nd street and a couple block walk on the north side of 22nd.

If you want to brave crossing Butterfield:

Benihana - you get it
Hooters
Olive Garden
Buona Beef
Joes Crab Shack
Millers Brew House
Red Lobster

I'll add more when I think of it.
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Postby Angelos » Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:40 am

Drunken Mick wrote:Bucca Di Beppo


This place is one of the best Italian restaurants ever.
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Postby Ed » Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:11 pm

Well done guys! Nice choice of venue.

Those who missed last year will have to be satisfied with our tales of $6 donuts and $13 8" pizzas.

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Postby Drunken Mick » Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:12 pm

You're welcome ;). I think even those that have to foot a cab there will be happy not taking their crap on the train with them and once at the venue will find many things in close proximity that aren't in "conventionland Rosemont".
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Postby Lordgoober » Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:06 pm

Joe's Crab Shack closed down about 3 weeks ago so they're out. Some other restaurant is opening in its place.
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Postby Drunken Mick » Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:07 pm

Well it wasn't very good so no loss. No surprise, it may be where Millers Brewery went up.
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Postby Brian » Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:34 pm

I'll add more when I think of it.


For out-of-towners...

Portillos Hot Dogs and the GW Battle Bunker share a parking lot.

I think every game I've ever played at the Bunker has been followed by a Portillo's dog or italian beef.
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Postby Drunken Mick » Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:49 pm

There's also a Quiznos and a BK in the same lot... although if you're from out of town - Portillo's is a *must* for a tasty meal.
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Postby Lordgoober » Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:58 pm

Amen there. The Port is a good place to have a quick meal if needed.
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Postby Huoshini » Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:46 pm

Excellent! Well- the louisiana crew will definitly be making an appearence yet again! maybe we get to take some prizes home this year!


I'm very glad to hear about restraunts within walking distants cause that 20 million dollar 8" pizza was terrible!
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Postby BrentS » Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:27 pm

Big Fan of Portillos. The Italian Beef and Hot Dogs are just must haves.
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Postby Drunken Mick » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:48 pm

The chopped salad isn't exactly healthy either. It's frikkin good but not healthy.

Beef, dry, hot giardinara on the side. Chili, cheese dog, mustard / onion super tasty... or go for the classic "Chicago Dog". Maxwell St. polish, hamburgers, OMG Portillo's is the bomb.

Now, finding a good Gyro in the area could be troublesome, us locals might be able to help.
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Postby Shotgun » Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:03 am

Drunken Mick wrote:
Now, finding a good Gyro in the area could be troublesome, us locals might be able to help.


NOt sure if its still open since I have moved to Denver, but there is a place across the street just west of the bunker (the same side as the Jimmy Buffet place) called Sunshine "something".

They had/have a killer gryo breakfast and are greek run. I would guess that would be the place ot hunt for the good gyro.
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Postby Drunken Mick » Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:51 am

Well there are places but not any in easy walking distance. For a good gyro restaurant style Greek Islands has a wicked gyro plate. Of course I also recommend going with the flaming souvlaki backed by a hearty shot of Uzo - Ooooopah!
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