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Tags: Chicago, Illinois, Kroll's, Pub, Restaurant, Reviews, South Loop
Categories : Burgers, Chicago, Illinois, Pub, Restaurant, Reviews, Sandwiches
- 1736 S. Michigan Avenue
- Chicago, IL 60616
- (312) 235-1400
Kroll's South Loop on Chicago's Near South Side.
I wasn’t planning on eating lunch in Chicago today. My dad and I went to the Chicago Auto Show, so I put on a post on Chow.com asking if there was anyplace to eat within walking distance of McCormick Place. Most of the replies said no, but someone replied this morning and J happened to see it so she texted me with details. About 2:00, dad and I were getting hungry so I thought, what the hell. It’s only a half mile or so away, so I called J to get directions and we went for a walk.
Kroll’s South Loop is on the Near South Side at Michgan Avenue and 18th Street. It’s a little, corner neighborhood bar. They have the menu posted outside and prices looked reasonable, so we went inside to grab a bite to eat. Read the rest of this entry »
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Tags: Auto show, Chicago, Detroit, Illinois, McCormick Place, Reviews
Categories : Chicago, Entertainment Venues, Illinois, Live Entertainment, Reviews
- 2301 S. Lakeshore Drive
- Chicago, IL 60616
- (312) 791-7000
The entrance to McCormick Place in Chicago.
This is funny. Last month, when I was writing the review for Cobo Hall after we went to the North American International Auto Show, I mentioned I had never been to the Chicago Auto Show or McCormick Place. I happened to be home this year during the auto show and I asked my dad if he wanted to go. You see, he was supposed to drive up for the Detroit show, but snow kept them home. I figured the Chicago Auto Show was a good replacement…and boy, was it.
McCormick Place is on Chicago’s South Side right where I-55 (Stevenson Expressway) turns into the famous Lake Shore Drive. When you’re on the highway, it’s really tough to see anything other than a massive building. I had no idea what the front of the building looked like or even how to get to a door from Lake Shore drive, but I have driven by it hundreds of times. Read the rest of this entry »