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Chicago Follow-up Post

BucksfanXC's picture
June 18, 2014 at 6:17pm
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To those that care, I'm following up on my Chicago trip that so many graciously offered advice for http://www.elevenwarriors.com/forum/anything-else/2014/05/35801/calling-all-chicagoans

My wife and I drove to the South Side Line stop in Indiana and rode the train into the city from there. Free parking at the train station as opposed to parking downtown or doing the valet at the hotel. We got off at Millenium Park stop two blocks from our hotel. We got upgraded at the hotel to the 12th floor, corner suite over looking the river. It was fantastic. We took the boat tour on Friday which was fun to learn about all the buildings and the history of the river/city. We did a pub for dinner just around the corner from our hotel to watch World Cup games.

Saturday we shopped and did the big fancy dinner. We started out by going up to the Signature Lounge at the Hancock Tower, getting the $15 cocktails to take in the view. We ended up choosing Benny's Chop House for dinner and it was a great choice. Amazing service, they gave us a menu with Happy Anniversary printed on it, the entire staff congratulated us on our anniversary, and our waiter ended up ordering us a dessert. It was the S'more Cheesecake which is not something I would have ordered but now that I've had it, I wouldn't order anything else. My steak was of course perfect in every way. We got a nice Riesling which the sommelier actually complimented us on saying it goes better with steak than red wine and no one will ever tell you that because it's cheaper and they want you to order expensive red wines. It was pricey, but we really enjoyed every minute of it.

Thank you all for all your suggestions as I did get a lot of good tips and leads from all the comments on here.

 

blocko330's picture

Congrats again - glad you guys had a great time.

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”

- TruthTeller

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Hovenaut's picture

Wow...sure sounded like a well-deserved great time for you and the Mrs.

Happy belated anniversary - thanks for sharing, Bucksfan.

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airbuckeye's picture

Sounds like you two had a very nice time up there and glad it went well for the both of and i would like to take the time to wish you and Mrs a Very Happy Belated Anniversary and hope you see many many more to come.