I've never been to Chicago, and let me tell you, it's a BIG city. Standing in the middle of downtown, you feel like a little tiny ant making its way back to the ant hill with some food for the queen. Those buildings are GARGANTUAN!
We stayed at the Palmer House Hilton, smack dab in the middle of the 'loop,' and right next to both the red & blue subway lines. BTW, SUBWAYS ROCK!
But on to the party. Met up with the boys and went out in Wrigley Ville for the evening. We ate at the Goose Island Brewery where the pitchers of microbrews were flowing. Afterwards, we went to a number of local bars were the party didn't stop till' 5 in the mornin'!
A big shout-out to Bill's brother Brian who totally hooked us up with getting into clubs/bars with no cover and no waiting in line. And the triple shots didn't hurt either!
The next morning we woke up waaaaayy too early and headed off to the US Cellular Field to see the White Sox play the Indians. They won in the 11th inning! Root, root root for the home team!
Food has been officially redefined. For dinner, we went to this Brazilian steakhouse called Fogo de Chao. Oh lordy! So they give you this coaster thing with red on one side, and green on the other. Every time your button is on the green side, flocks of chefs with huge skewers of meat swarm all over you and fill your plate to the brim with tasty cuts of prime rim, filet mignon, pork, chicken, and even lamb. What a scrumptious delight! When you've had enough for the moment, you turn your button to the red side and continue with the feast.
This must TRULY be a taste of what it is to be a king. I will most definitely have to eat at one of these again.
From the restaurant, a nice stretch limo picked us up and drove us around while we drank and were merry, eventually dropping us of at the 'Gold Coast' where we hopped on into The Leg Room.
This was a pretty sweet bar with dancing and lounging. What made it even better was the bachelorette party we ran into there. Apparently they had just come from a 'sex party' from which they brought all sorts of toys. Hmmmm.....
After a while, we went off to VIP, which is arguably a terrible name for a club, especially a 'gentlemen's club.'
Much more fun here, let me tell you. Twins? Oh yes. I'll take two. We stayed there until the wee hours in the morning when half of us left to try to make up for the lack of sleep from the night before.
The next afternoon we hopped on past Rock n' Roll McDonalds, much to the chagrin of Andy, and went to Gino's East for some true Chicago style deep dish pizza. You have never had pizza like this before! The cheese (and lots of it) is on the bottom, a HUGE sausage patty is in the middle, and the sauce goes on top. D licious.
After the second ridiculously gluttonous meal of the weekend, we parted ways and i went home.
Chicago is a great city, and i can't wait to go back again!