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Martiki & Rebecca in Chicago: Sept 29th- October 2nd
mrsmiley
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Posted: 2005-09-28 3:38 pm   Permalink

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On 2005-09-27 12:10, freddiefreelance wrote:
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On 2005-09-27 08:52, martiki wrote:
AJ is already my boss in SF!

As for the future of the Chicago location, expect the worst.


a Walgreens?




How about "Wiggly's Field" and Sports Bar AND dance club!

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martiki
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Posted: 2005-09-28 8:39 pm   Permalink

We're off!

If anyone wants to meet us at Hala Kahiki for drinks Thursday, feel free to stop by. (We are having an early dinner at the Chef first.)

Mahalo!


 
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thejab
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Posted: 2005-09-28 8:53 pm   Permalink

Bon Voyage!

 
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tikibars
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Joined: Apr 11, 2002
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From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2005-09-28 10:41 pm   Permalink

I am picking up Martin and Rebecca at their hotel at 4:15, we should be at the Chef around 5:15, and at Hala Kahiki by 7:00.

I have to head home by 9:00, so dont't be late!

All Chicago area Tikiphiles are welcome to attend this glorious appearance by the master mixologist of the Bay Area, whom I am barely worthy of having as a guest in the Mobile Exploration Lab II.

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martiki
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Posted: 2005-10-03 1:17 pm   Permalink

Kind words there, JT! Mahalo!

We had a swinging time in the Windy City- what a great little vacation!

On Thursday, we were met by JT and the MEL II and zipped (sorta- rush hour traffic) to Chef Shangri-La, which was as great as I remembered. The food was damn tasty and (some) of the drinks were quite good- particularly the Mai Tai. JT was right- don't mess with success- stick with what ya know! Off then to the glorious Hala Kahiki, which is even better than I remember it from three years ago. Deep in the bottom of Rebecca's purse, she found a scribbled note on a piece of scratch paper that read "Passionate Rummie - Hala Kahiki". Neither of us has been able to remember who gave us this advice on some forgotten drunken night, but it proved to be the closest thing I've found to a palatable drink at the HK. So, thank you mysterious benefactor. My second choice, The Harpoon, is best avoided and tasted suspiciously of Colgate.

After that, James returned us to our hotel, and no doubt got back to work on Hukilau planning right away. We then went to the amazing Delilah's bar, where I had some rare and wonderful Belgian & UK beers and enjoyed the hell out of the atmosphere. We staggered to The Wiener's Circle for some classic Chicago-style Char Dogs before passing out shortly thereafter.

Friday we grabbed some Italian Beef sandwiches at Al's and a cocktail at the Chicago Chop House before heading to Millennium Park and the Art Institute. Then to Vic's for Happy hour, a quick stop at Italian Village restaurant to soak up the decor, and a phenomenal steak at Gene & Georgetti. An after dinner drink at Coq D'or in the Drake and we were through.

Saturday we checked out the Robie House before spending the rest of the day with wedding stuff.

Sunday was a few more hot dogs and checking out the incredible Sam's Wine & Spirits (thanks for the tip JT!!). Many new and wonderful rums have been added to the collection.

All in all, an incredible trip- My kind of town!


 
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tikibars
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Posted: 2005-10-03 1:22 pm   Permalink

Glad you made it to Sam's, Wiener's Circle, the Art Institute, etc.

Sounds like you made the most of your trip.

And... you shoulda told me that you were off to Delilah's after HK on Thursday - I prolly would have joined you (and driven you there) for a nightcap.

Next time...!






 
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thejab
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Posted: 2005-10-12 2:54 pm   Permalink

I finally saw the recap of your trip. WOW! What a whirlwind tour of some the best eating and drinking establishments in town. I can't wait to hear more tomorrow night at Vic's.
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martiki
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Posted: 2005-10-18 11:37 am   Permalink

A few pix from the trip:


Me and Mr. Sunshine in front of the Chef Shangri-La.


Drinks at the Chef. Mai Tai is the clear winner here.


At the blessed Hala Kahiki


Vic's Chicago's charming new drink menu. No more classic Vic's menu- just a one page text-happy sheet full of typos. I can't think of anything sadder. Way to be lame, Palmer House.


Peach Tree Punch & TV Grog. Note the Hilton swizzles instead of Menehune sticks. Also, the peach on top was rotten. sigh. It's still a beautiful place.


I'll miss that guy. Not the girl, though- I see her all the time.



 
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