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Re: Chicago... nice city you have here

Post by Jeff V » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:40 pm

LawBeefaroni wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:59 pm
The Gage is my go-to when we hit that neighborhood.

Not cheap either but...scotch egg. And lots of other great food.


The kids like some bakery near there, can't remember the name. Like $2.50 macaroons but Guinness was an astonishing $3/can last time I was there! :horse:
Love The Gage. Have no idea if they have a kid's menu, it does not register on my list of place to go when child-encumbered.

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Post by hentzau » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:32 am

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You get a Francheesie and slap a pizza puff on top for a quick pick me up. That'sa Chicago!
It's getting pretty hard to find a good, authentic francheezie around here. Kristie absolutely loves them and wants one every time we have OctoCon. But that typical corner greek restaurant that had the francheezie as a staple is going the way of the dodo.
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Post by hepcat » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:50 am

Hmmm...I didn't even realize the Francheezie was a regional dish. I just assumed it was a monstrosity this particular restaurant cooked up in a fever dream one night after 17 shots of mescal and three eyedroppers of LSD.
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Re: Chicago... nice city you have here

Post by LawBeefaroni » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:25 pm

Gator in Humboldt Park Lagoon.

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Chicago officials confirmed an alligator was living in Humboldt Park Lagoon after several people reported seeing the animal there Tuesday morning and others shared photos of it.

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Earlier, as Officer Michelle Tannehill, a police spokeswoman, gave a statement about 3:30 p.m. explaining that the call was unconfirmed, witnesses watching the water from the nearby boathouse screamed, “It’s there, I see the alligator!”

Immediately, a volunteer animal expert known as “Alligator Bob,” who had searched for the animal without success earlier, hopped back in his canoe and paddled to the edge of the lagoon. Alligator Bob is a fixture of exotic animal searches in Chicago and often helps the city’s animal control staff capture them.
There is also word of a Floridaman living on Montrose Beach.
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Post by Jeff V » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:41 pm

I knew a dude on the north side who had an adult alligator. When an elderly coworker came to pick him up for a charter fishing trip one morning, he nearly had a heart attack when he was greeted by the gator. The guy told us he drove it south to set it free in normal environs, though.

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Post by Zarathud » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:03 am

Is it gentrification when the alligators move in?
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Re: Chicago... nice city you have here

Post by Jeff V » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:25 am

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Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:03 am
Is it gentrification when the alligators move in?
Maybe people will start taking the "No Swimming" signs seriously.

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Post by hepcat » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:47 am

If it doesn't have fur and/or can't play fetch, it's not a pet, people. How many friggin' times do I have to tell you this!
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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:09 pm

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It took a week, but wildlife officials in Chicago say they've finally captured a 5-foot-long alligator that was nicknamed Chance the Snapper. The gator surprised city residents who spotted it last Tuesday in Humboldt Park, on the city's West Side.

The animal was captured after 36 consecutive hours of tracking and surveillance by Florida alligator expert Frank Robb, who owns Crocodilian Specialist Services in St. Augustine. To help the gator search, officials had closed off roads and paths near the lagoon, and residents were asked to avoid the park and keep things quiet.

The rogue alligator fell into human hands around 1:30 a.m. local time Tuesday. That's when Robb says he saw the gator's eyes shine in the darkness. That's when the gator — a male that weighs around 30 or 40 pounds — did some "vocalizing," Robb said at a news conference where the slippery gator was unveiled Tuesday.
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Re: Chicago... nice city you have here

Post by LordMortis » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:18 pm

Oh sure, post that right after I post the meth gator link in random randomness for lack of a better place to put it.

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Re: Chicago... nice city you have here

Post by Jeff V » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:46 pm

LordMortis wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:18 pm
Oh sure, post that right after I post the meth gator link in random randomness for lack of a better place to put it.

Given the lagoon where that gator was, it no doubt has the DTs at this moment.

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