I just bought my tickets!!!!! I'm so freakin' pumped!!!! I'm finally taking my wife to the Windy City on October 5th to hopefully watch my Buckeyes stomp an undefeated Northwestern squad. Being an east coast gal, my wife has been bugging me to take her to Chicago and considering this could be one of our better matchups of the year.....which is weird to say, I figure, what better time to go?
Anyways, in my quest to watch a game in every B1G football stadium this will make #6 for me as I've already been to Purdue, Michigan State, scUM, Penn State, the Shoe and now Ryan Stadium.
We're gonna fly in Friday evening, and leave Sunday afternoon. It's been a while since I've lived it up in old Chi-Town, but I'm really looking forward to it as the last time I was there I was just a broke college guy. I could use some advice as to where I can treat the Mrs. to some nice meals and soak in some of Chicago's fine cuisines and scenery. In particular I'm looking for a really nice steak house, and some cool places to get lunch. I wanna know about the hidden gems and Chicago's finest slice of Chicago-Style pizza. Some cool places to hang out and have some cocktails would be cool too....particularly after we kick NU's ass. What part of town is a good place to get a hotel? Navy Pier? Too touristy?
I'm already planning on taking her to a matinee on Saturday before the game......I know......but any input would be great. I'm pretty well traveled, so I'm well acclimated to exploring and seeking places out for my own damn self, but why do that when I can get some trusted feed back from my fellow 11W's?
How about you guys....anyone else making the trek for the October 5th showdown?