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Another Tuesday, another Canadian passing through Chicago Big Grin. I will be in Glendale Heights for a meeting the 19th, staying in Bloomingdale. I realize it's short notice but would love to tilt a glass with anyone who's interested.

Xhoser said "tell 'em I sent you!"

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Another Tuesday, another Canadian passing through Chicago Big Grin. I will be in Glendale Heights for a meeting the 19th, staying in Bloomingdale. I realize it's short notice but would love to tilt a glass with anyone who's interested.

Xhoser said "tell 'em I sent you!"


Dang Canadians! Wink

VinT, will you have a car and be mobile?

Some of us have been talking about finding BYO places in Schaumburg, just a bit north of Bloomingdale. Called Wildfire and Maggiano's and were told by both of them that they don't have corkage. Third place I called said that the village of Schaumburg does not allow it. Confused Some of the locals work up that way so it would have been nice. I can most likely be available. Hopefully some of the others have venue suggestions for this area?
 
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Some of us have been talking about finding BYO places in Schaumburg, just a bit north of Bloomingdale. Called Wildfire and Maggiano's and were told by both of them that they don't have corkage. Third place I called said that the village of Schaumburg does not allow it.


I'm taking it that when they said they don't have corkage it means you can't bring your own, is that right?

From Bloomingdale it might be easier to do something around Wheaton rather than points north. Do we know any places in Wheaton? ;-) Or maybe that place on Butterfield Rd in Downer's. What place was that?


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Rosebud told me that Schaumburg does not allow wine to be brought to restaurants.

Carlucci is the place in Downer's; their corkage night is Thursday. Of course there is Adelle's where we just were with free corkage on Tuesday's, and close to Glendale Hts/Bloomingdale. But I might be accused of suggesting places that are convenient to me! Razz
 
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Schaumburg has some odd wine rules. The Binny's in Schaumburg can't charge for tastings because of a different rule, IIRC.

There was another place in Wheaton besides Adelle's if you want to mix it up. My memory is pretty bad I guess.


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The other place in Wheaton is Suzette's. They recently increased corkage to $15.

Perhaps we can let VinT reply as to mobility and see who else is interested, then start thinking venues. Hell, we can pitch in and order pizzas at my place for all I care!
 
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I'll check and see if my wife and I are available on the 19th. Another restaurant in the area (Lombard) that the CWM had offlines at (but before Bill and Phil were around) was Praga. The food, stemware and atmosphere is very good. Corkage is normally $20 but I think they waived it or at least reduced it for us in the past. Since this is a Tuesday they might work with us if Bill does some of his magic.

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You guys are killing me with all of these offlines during busy season!

Please put us down for two, tentive for now. I'll be able to confirm a couple of days beforehand.


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before Bill and Phil were around


Sounds like a shot, meant to say "the good old days".
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Bill, no car booked at this point but would be happy to cab to and fro, assuming the venue was within a reasonable ($20-$30 ride each way) distance.

Re: corkage in Schaumberg: I asked Chicago Prime Steakhouse about corkage and this is the message I received: "Unfortunately the Village of Schaumburg disallows any wine be brought in from outside the restaurant." So there you go.

I have also reached out The Bank and Ivy in Wheaton, as well as Jameson's Charhouse in Bloomingdale regarding corkage. Don't know if any of these places might work, I just found them on a random search. Will report back what I learn about corkage.
 
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I just did a quick search for places that allow corkage near Bloomingdale, and came up with the following:

Shiraz in Bloomingdale
The Bank in Wheaton
Glen Prairie in Glen Ellyn

I've never been to any of them so I can't comment on the food. Also don't know what the corkage amount is.

Glen Prairie has an interesting menu. The Bank's chef was a loser on Hell's Kitchen, so they've got that going for them Big Grin.

Put us down for two for now, but I'm not sure if my better half will be in town. I'll confirm later.
 
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wherever it ends up being, I think we'll be there, so mark us down for 2


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Jameson's Charhouse (website)
94 Stratford Dr
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Phone: (630) 671-9090

$15 corkage. No idea what the food's like.
 
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Jameson's Charhouse (website)
94 Stratford Dr
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Phone: (630) 671-9090

$15 corkage. No idea what the food's like.


Personally not a fan. There are a few of these scattered throughout the suburbs, but I haven't been to one in many years. 2 Cents
 
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Jameson's Charhouse (website)
94 Stratford Dr
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Phone: (630) 671-9090

$15 corkage. No idea what the food's like.


Personally not a fan. There are a few of these scattered throughout the suburbs, but I haven't been to one in many years. 2 Cents


Good feedback, thanks.

Ivy (site) in Wheaton confirmed $20 corkage. And on Tuesdays have 50% off any wine on the list priced up to $100. Problem is, the list isn't on the website. I've requested one.

Glen Prairie (site) in Glen Ellyn does indeed have a funky menu and confirmed $10 corkage.
 
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I've seen a lot of good write-ups for Glen Prairie and wouldn't mind giving it a try. Close to I-355 for those that need a quick shot back north. I'm also willing to try something else if others sway it that way. No kids, no pets, plenty of flexibility in my schedule. Cool
 
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Switch us from tentative to confirmed please.

A friend of ours had a less than stellar experience at The Bank, which was just confirmed by a colleague of mine. My colleague recommended Ivy before I even brought it up in conversation, for whatever that's worth. I don't mind the corkage fee, there's a chance it'd get waived (or reduced) too, if we're looking to try something new.

That said, there are enough choices on Adelle's menu that I'd be fine going back for no corkage Tuesday.


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I would be happy to do Glen Prairie. Seems about 20 min from my hotel.

Last bit of research for the day: Shiraz in Bloomingdale has $15 corkage (and they're almost staggering distance to the hotel Smile) They also have a free 60 oz Porterhouse if you consume it all in 45 minutes! Banana

Plenty of places to choose from...now just need to pick one that works for everyone.
 
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My vote, for what it is worth (nothing), would be to give Glen Prairie a shot.
 
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I think I'll bring an '83 Cockburn's Port.

And probably a 2003 CdP unless someone has a theme idea that I need to adjust for.


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I've eaten at Glen Prairie and enjoyed it. My wife not so much. They sat us at a table next to the crowded bar and someone sneezed on her. Ruined the evening.

VM
 
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Shiraz looks fine. As long as we don't have to bring any Shiraz....


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I've eaten at Glen Prairie and enjoyed it. My wife not so much. They sat us at a table next to the crowded bar and someone sneezed on her. Ruined the evening.

VM


So...aside from that unfortunate expulsion of mucus, how was the evening? Food? Decor? If we could guarantee a sneeze-free evening, would she go back?
 
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What was it that ruined the evening?


Just one more sip.
 
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My wife and I may be in the area. Is there room for 2 more?
I would love to meet some of you guys, even if you are just lowly Blackhawk fans...


Stay thirsty my friends.
 
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