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Tue Oct 28, 2014
john.monarchy answered:
Other dances in the 1920s: Waltz and tango continued, with slow waltz becoming a new trend, and exhibition tango adopting a more "gaucho" style under the influence of Rudolph Valentino. The Foxtrot became smoother than the trotted ragtime version, or could be bounced even more vigorously, becoming the Toddle. ... more
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Wed Dec 11, 2013
Carlos Martinez (Charlie) answered:
Marilyn,

It looks like you've received plenty of lender referrals to start. When you are ready to find a place to buy fell free to contact me. I can help you. By the way, many thanks to you and your husband for your service to our country. ... more
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Wed Dec 11, 2013
Thomas Moser answered:
Personal credit matters less for commercial property then it does for residential. Your lender will be more interested in determining if the property supports the loan. The larger the commercial property the less they rely on your personal credit. ... more
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Fri Jun 14, 2013
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Sat Oct 27, 2012
Laura Karambelas answered:
One of my favorite places is The Back Room for Jazz.

They just opened their new place at 937 N. Rush St.. They feature live music 7 nights a week. I posted a link to their Facebook page below which gives you all of their upcoming events. ... more
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Thu Jan 17, 2008
Ruthless answered:
Patti:
Thanks for Googling for me. I had emailed Jim the following after I asked when he was coming and he mentioned Toddlin'. I think he'll wait until the MUST NOT MISS boat tour is available again.

* * I don't know why it's called the toddling town, but I just learned something new the other day. The movie The Breakup was filmed in Chicago and I was an extra (I can't be seen). Vince Vaughn is a tour guide and asked if anyone knew why Chicago was called the "Second City"? WRONG - if you answer because it is second to NYC. It's because after the Great Chicago Fire, the city was rebuilt bigger and better.

I do know that the "Windy City" does not refer to meteorology but rather politics. Our politicians have a lot of hot air causing as much wind as our cold winters whipping around high rises.

I must resist Googling these. * *

OK Patrick, you opened the window for my Greek Town story. I've been going to Rodities since I was a kid. Before I moved here, I had a blind date with my husband and I suggested Rodities. Now, just about every time after going to a concert or drinking downtown, we go to Rodities afterwards.

One Saturday night at about midnight, there was a table with a HUGE family eating. We heard them order a round of Cokes for the kids ages 5, 7, 9 and 12 (or thereabouts). My husband (then boyfriend) was appalled and mentioned the caffeine and the late hour. I laughed. A huge plate of "burnt butter and noodles" (not available at Rodities to my knowledge) at 2 a.m. was common for me at age 6. The carbs and fat will put you to sleep more than the caffeine will keep you up.

I can't believe I am actually writing this at 2 p.m. instead of 2 a.m. It must have something to do with marrying a German instead of a Greek.
Ruth
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Fri Oct 19, 2007
Patti Pereyra answered:
Hi Sk,

www.Metromix.com is a great resource to check out neighborhood bars/clubs and restaurants. It has consumer reviews and highlights new hotspots.

I've pasted the South Loop page for you below. Some of Ken's mentions are on here, as well as some others. You might check out the restaurants open for dinner, too, below that, since they often have bars:

BARS/CLUBS
http://chicago.metromix.com/facets/bars-and-clubs/loc.chicago_market.chicago.downtown.south_loop?page=2&page_size=25&override_for_ads=true&offset=11

RESTAURANTS:
http://chicago.metromix.com/facets/restaurants/feature.food.meals_served.dinner/loc.chicago_market.chicago.downtown.south_loop?page_size=50&offset=1
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Mon Aug 27, 2007
Ken Dooley answered:
Brandi,
Bucktown/Wicker Park is the place to be for selection and atmosphere. Many great restaurant locations such as Randolph street only come alive in the evenings and weekends and tend to be quiet during the day. Downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods are easy to get to so no matter where you decide to settle, you'll always be near great restaurants with a little travel time included. ... more
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