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Scott and Kat McGerik visiting Chicago in early March
Scott McGerik
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From: South St Paul, MN/Minnesota
Posted: 2006-02-22 6:32 pm   Permalink

Kat and I will be in Chicago on March 3, 7-11 and we would like to visit with the TC Ohana.

Here is our plan:
Fly in on Friday, March 3, check into our hotel (Holiday Inn in Tinley Park), then visit the Canoe Club in Orland Park.
Leave for Michigan on Saturday, March 4 and return to Chicago on Tuesday, March 7.
Stay at the Seneca Hotel in downtown Chicago from until Saturday, March 11.
During the second part of our visit to Chicago, we plan on visiting Chef Shangri-La, Hala Kahiki, The Tiki Terrace, The Field Museum, and The Shedd Aquarium. We also hope to have dim sum at Furama on Wentworth in Chicago.

Question: Are there particular days which are best to visit the above?

Like I mentioned above, Kat and I would like to dine and drink with any of the TC Ohana living in Chicago.

Question: Is there a liquor store in Chicago, preferably close to downtown Chicago, which sells Lemonhart Demerara 151 rum? I can get the 80 proof Lemonhart Demerara rum in Minnesota but the liquor distributors claim they can't get the 151 proof version. If there is such a liquor store, I want to purchase a bottle or two of Lemonhart Demerara 151 rum.

Feel free to PM me or to send me email at
Scott@McGerik.com about any of the above. If you send me email, please include CHICAGO in the subject line. This will help me find the message if it gets dropped into the spam bucket.
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freddiefreelance
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Posted: 2006-02-23 06:44 am   Permalink

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On 2006-02-22 18:32, ScottMcGerik wrote:
During the second part of our visit to Chicago, we plan on visiting Chef Shangri-La, Hala Kahiki, The Tiki Terrace, The Field Museum, and The Shedd Aquarium. We also hope to have dim sum at Furama on Wentworth in Chicago.

Question: Are there particular days which are best to visit the above?


Answer: The Tiki Terrace has entertainment on Friday & Saturday nights: bands & musicians on Friday, and the Hana Hou Dance Revue hula show on Saturdays. If you're going to go on one of those days I suggest getting reservations.
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On 2006-02-22 18:32, ScottMcGerik wrote:
Question: Is there a liquor store in Chicago, preferably close to downtown Chicago, which sells Lemonhart Demerara 151 rum? I can get the 80 proof Lemonhart Demerara rum in Minnesota but the liquor distributors claim they can't get the 151 proof version. If there is such a liquor store, I want to purchase a bottle or two of Lemonhart Demerara 151 rum.


Try Binnys or Sam's Liquors.
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Scott McGerik
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Posted: 2006-02-23 06:51 am   Permalink

Thanks freddiefreelance! I see there is a Binny's close to our hotel, so, I will check out that one.
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Tipsy McStagger
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Posted: 2006-02-23 10:03 am   Permalink

i get mine from sam's which definately has it...try binny's..all else fails I can pick you up a couple bottles and meet you at hala kahiki for the exchange...

 
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Scott McGerik
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Posted: 2006-02-23 3:40 pm   Permalink

Does the selection vary between the various Sam's and Binny's stores? I ask because I visited the websites for both and neither listed Lemonhart Demerara 151 rum.

Of course, I'm willing to take advantage of your offer. Particularly, meeting you at Hala Kahiki.
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Tipsy McStagger
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Posted: 2006-02-23 6:48 pm   Permalink

hmmmmm...... It's been awhile since I needed demerara, but I think sam's has a better selection of booze, particularly rums...you can find some strange stuff. binny's, in my opinion is too limited....they cater to the mainstream, so you aren't likely to find much in the way of rums ouside of bacardi, capt. morgan, and whatnot.


sam's can be pricey on some items and deals on others, so it's hit or miss....they also carry the pisco in the moai bottle and the new limbo drummer bottle of rum that's a throw-back to the old 50's style bottle. i personally, though I despise tequila, like the bottle with the sombrero hat cap and tiny gun holsters on it's side that holds a small shot glass in each one!! I found most of the recommended rums in the grog log at sam's as well.

as for the websites, the items being posted are those that probably sell the highest percent-wise.....i doubt that demerarra 151 is a big seller by and large, which would explain why that and other more obscure items are never shown as being available on websites....they're trying to capitalize on the shoppers with simpler demands...the connessieur almost always has to make his/her selections in person....

anyone else in chicago care to chime in?? I know ya'll drink, so where do you get your hootch??


 
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c10
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Posted: 2006-02-23 7:18 pm   Permalink

I recommend going to the Tiki Terrace on Friday the 10th.

 
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wgk001
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Posted: 2006-02-23 7:31 pm   Permalink

Tiki Terrace has the Windy City Islanders playing on the 10th.

 
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Satan's Sin
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Posted: 2006-02-23 8:03 pm   Permalink

Do make time to visit the Chicago Art Institute. Best overall art museum in the country, imho; beating out even New York.

 
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I, Zombie
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Posted: 2006-02-24 03:30 am   Permalink

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On 2006-02-23 20:03, Satan's Sin wrote:
Do make time to visit the Chicago Art Institute. Best overall art museum in the country, imho; beating out even New York.



With all due respect to Satan's Sin & the Art Institute, I actually think Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art is the best art museum in the city. It's never let me down when I've been in Chicago (though you have to enjoy contemporary art, which isn't something everyone likes).

Also, if you want an odd experience, check out the International Museum of Surgical Science
at 1524 N. Lake Shore Drive. Tiny place, but kinda fun.

Sounds like a great trip Scott! Take lots of photos.

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Quince_at_Dannys
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Posted: 2006-02-24 3:32 pm   Permalink

Glen, what the hell are you doing posting at 3:30 am Friday Morning? Aren't you supposed to be doing your show?

Seriously, though I agree with the idea of going to the Museum of Contemporary Art rather than the Institute if I had to pick one, but both are must sees... Actually, who am I kidding. Scott, skip the art and cram in more tiki!



 
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c10
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Posted: 2006-02-24 5:06 pm   Permalink

Museums are nice but usually mix a substandard Zombie.

 
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I, Zombie
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Posted: 2006-02-24 11:24 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-02-24 15:32, Quince_at_Dannys wrote:
Glen, what the hell are you doing posting at 3:30 am Friday Morning? Aren't you supposed to be doing your show?



Quince, actually I was posting after the show, while sitting there waiting for the next dj to arrive, operating the tape for Democracy Now -- must be the time difference between here and wherever TC is housed (CA ?). Trust me, I was not shirking my duties: at 3:30am C.T. I was doing the watusi to Dick Hyman's Discotheque Doll, while cueing up Antonio Carlos Jobim's Mojave, and botching the 101 string song selection. Of all the groups to play the wrong cut off one of their albums... ouch!

Oh, and by the way, yeah, I agree, the Mai Tai's aren't that good at either Art Museum.

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Scott McGerik
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Posted: 2006-02-27 11:43 am   Permalink

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wgk001 wrote:
Tiki Terrace has the Windy City Islanders playing on the 10th.



We'll be there on Friday, the 10th.
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Scott McGerik
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Posted: 2006-03-02 06:34 am   Permalink

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Satan's Sin wrote:
Do make time to visit the Chicago Art Institute. Best overall art museum in the country, imho; beating out even New York.



I'm not so interested in such places but Kat says she wants to go so that is where we are going.
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