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kitchensqueen



Joined: 20 Aug 2007
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:43 am    Post subject: Greetings! Reply with quote

Hello All,

Just wanted to introduce myself. I came across these forums by accident and am quite excited about it. Looks like a lot of good stuff here! I'm 24 and live in Chicago, IL USA with my husband and a few tomato plants and a window full of herbs. I love to cook, garden, read, travel, craft... all sorts of stuff. I look forward to making everyone's acquaintance and getting involved in the boards!
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Judy



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to C&Z, kitchensqueen. We're happy to have you here. I'm going to be in Chicago in a couple of weeks for 2 days. Any recommendations on what and where to eat, and what to see and do?
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Location: Chicago, IL USA

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, definitely! My all-time favorite restaurant is Bistro Campagne (www.bistrocampagne.com). Best French food in the city! I also like Leona's (www.leonas.com)-- they are a local chain of American-style food. And make sure you get a hotdog while you're here-- Chicago has a lot of great hotdog stands, but my favorite is Superdawg (www.superdawg.com). They have great dogs and it's still a working drive-in complete with carhops!

What to do depends on what you like. Definitely spend some time at the lakefront; it's great. You can rent bikes and ride up and down the Lakeshore Bike Path. Check out the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier for commanding views of the city. They also have mini golf and a Merry Go Round at Navy Pier too. Our city has a lot of great thrift stores, used bookstores and cafes if you're into that. Whenever us Chicagoans are looking for something to do, two websites are indispensible-- www.metromix.com and www.chireader.com. You'll have a lot of fun!
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sweetbabyjames



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Um...sorry to be a butt-insky but I just have to recommend Nancy's pizza on North Broadway. The crust is amazing and sauce, to die for! But it takes a long time to cook, so only go there if you have a good hour plus.

http://www.nancyspizza.com/index.html
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and welcome kitchensqueen! And have a wonderful trip Judy!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks sbj and kq for your recommendations, and for your good wishes, sbj. Erin, Swan and I will be meeting up for lunch in NY on Friday Sept 7th. Can't wait to meet them! We'll share photos.
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Rainey



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noodle around in erratic ways so I've seen this well after we've exchanged several conversations. Nevertheless, I hope it isn't too late to say I'm so glad you found the forums and reinvigorated them with the pleasure of "newness". Hope you'll enjoy "oldness" or comfortable familiarity too. Wink
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madameshawshank



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kitchensqueen! what a name Smile

welcome on board..

'n Jude, have a simply wondrous time..
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David



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little addendum to Judy's note----Erin, Swan, Judy---and I will be meeting for lunch in NYC Friday 7th!
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swan



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

woehoe!!!!

That means YEY!!

I am So pleased to be able to meet you David!!! And you, Judy.
And YOU, Erin!!!
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Rainey



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh what fun! Three people. Three flags. One table of friends. LOVE it!
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gingerpale



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually four flags!
Three of them red white and blue,
one red white and maple.

Who is the designated driver? Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PHOTOS!

pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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Barbara



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's way cool. Have fun.
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gingerpale



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think today is the JEDS* summit in NYC?


*Judy, Erin, David, Swan Wink
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