| Saturday, November 20, 2004
| CHICAGO... THE GREATEST CITY ON EARTH!!
|What other city combines the culture of Paris,
the grandeur of Rome, the Energy of Tokyo, and
the cachet of Toledo?
Where else can you get a steak as thick as your
head and not one but two cursed baseball teams?
Look Up at the night sky from anywhere in America and you'll
see a star brighter than all the rest. Feel it beckoning you?
Follow it, child, and be sure to take a full tank of gas
and half a pack of cigarettes. Because that ain't no star.
it's the beacon atop the 1,454-foot Sear's Tower, tallest
office building in the western world --- a gleaming vascular
clamp thrust into the clogged and straining heart of Chicago,
the pork fed beer drenched, gleaming sports mecca with own
Listen to best jazz and blues on Earth, you can bet they're in one
of the 1.2 billion area sports bars, slurring about the
sickest Jordan move of all time.
Grab a flight, ride the rails or just hitchike your way to the
headwaters of Route 66.
BEST OF CHICAGO
Half the midwest was transplanted from Germany, which
makes Resi's Bierstube, as authentic a Chicago experience as
a Tommy gun fight.
BEST SPORTS BAR...
have a drink at Murphy's Bleachers on a Cubs game day
and find out just how delightfully obnoxious a styful of Cubs
fans can be.
BEST STRIP CLUB...
Chicago's pricey peeler scence exits mostly to gouge tourists.
Follow the in the know locals south of town about 25 minutes to
Chicago's 1990s food renaissance was meant to crush the city's
broad shouklders rep. From Mike Ditka's to eclectic combinations
Charlie Trotters Morton's steak to Italian Bucca di Beppo to
the Beef of Orleans.
BEST FOOD AFTER MIDNIGHT...
The cheap burgers, pizza and soul food have the targets of so many late
munchie runs to the family owned Bar Louie, or you want the
champagne room champagne with caviar a Narcisse.
FIVE TOUGH THINGS TO SWALLOW IN CHICAGO....
THE MAGNIFICENT MILE
THE ERNEST HEMINGWAY MUSEUM
FUN FACTS ABOUT CHICAGO
*** The term "Windy City" was coined as a pejorative for the city's
blow hard politicians, not the average wind speed of 10.4
miles per hour.
*** Chicago native Bill Murray quit college after getting busted
for marijuana possession at O'Hare airport.
*** Chicago is the home of the largest population of Poles (Polish)
*** In 1997 the ever efficient Chicago City council, absolved
Mrs. O'leary cow of all blame for the great Chicago Fire in 1871.
(abstracted from MAXXIMAG by Chuck Thompson)
|posted by infraternam meam @ 3:27 AM