JP

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Chicago, Illinois
Joined Feb 2007
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    JP reviewed Calo Ristorante first review First to Review
    Over a year ago

    Old School Italian

    If you're hungry and want some old school classics served in a somewhat stylish atmosphere, Calo is the place. Great pastas, ribs, pizzas and decent affordable wine list and bar. Lots of gay men, yet far from a "gay" place. Just a neighborhood classic that doesn't let you leave hungry.


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    JP reviewed Angelina Ristorante
    Over a year ago

    Get to know your neighbor

    The atmosphere is somewhat like being in someone's home and while this neighborhood gem will have you practically sitting with the table next to you, you won't care. A "pretty" crowd and awesome food make for a warm, comfortable place to enjoy great Italian food.


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    JP reviewed Las Mananitas
    Over a year ago

    Neighborhood Nachos

    Sure, there are better places to eat, but if you want decent food and margaritas that leave you not caring if you ever eat or not, Las Man is a good choice. The prime location and festive atmosphere will bring you back over and over.


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    JP reviewed RL Restaurant
    Over a year ago

    Country Club Dining

    If you want a private club atmosphere, but don't want to join one, RL is it. Delicious food, impeccable service, but real treat is feeling like the landed gentry who just dropped off your Bentley to grab a bite to eat!


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    JP reviewed Mon Ami Gabi first review First to Review
    Over a year ago

    Classic, fun, good

    A lively atmosphere and a classic French menu that always delivers makes this a reliable place for a great evening. It's a mix of older Lincoln Park'ers, younger prep couples and a smattering of "the gays," but people are just focused on good food and wine, not who is who.


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    JP reviewed blvd Nashville first review First to Review
    Over a year ago

    Cozy and cool

    Good food and a relaxed, cozy atmosphere make this place great for brunch, lunch or dinner.


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    JP reviewed Silo
    Over a year ago

    Very Cool

    Open, loft-like space in cool Germantown with good food and great drinks!


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    JP reviewed The Mad Platter first review First to Review
    Over a year ago

    Upscale comfort food

    Located in an historic building, this restaurant has consistently good food with a traditional, comfort food twist.


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    JP reviewed Anteprima
    Over a year ago

    I Don't Get the Hype

    So many people seem to love this place, but frankly, I don't understand why. As the previous reviewer said, I really want to love it, but after 4 or more times there, I remain unimpressed. Pricey for food that seems to lack personality and you'd better like the people at the surrounding tables because you are practically dining with them. Cozy is an understatement. Chicago has many great options and to me, this is consistently only so-so.


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    JP reviewed Marty's first review First to Review
    Over a year ago

    Small place; big fun

    Marty's is a small martini bar, but big on fun, service and warmth. The guys who own it and the guys who work there go out of their way to make everyone feel welcome. They believe in good customer service and don't disappoint. Plus, the drinks are great and the crowd is friendly and easy to look at!


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    JP reviewed Minibar Ultra Lounge & Cafe
    Over a year ago

    Go for a drink; stay for the bartenders

    A cool space that always seems either too empty or too crowded. The bartenders are worth the trip, but the drinks are good too. It recently expanded into WineBar next door.


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    JP reviewed Sidetrack
    Over a year ago

    The Standard

    Sidetrack is the bar in Chicago by which the other bars are judged. It's the largest in town, one of the nicest and definitely has the best crowd consistently 7 nights a week. Many of the customers aren't lacking in attitude, but what the heck. Always a great time.


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    JP reviewed Big Chicks
    Over a year ago

    Hard to label

    Big Chicks is a neighborhood bar with an urban clientele. Michelle, the owner, has to be the coolest bar owner in town. The crowd can go from young and hip to older and former-hip, but usually encompasses all of them and more.


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    JP reviewed Crew Bar + Grill
    Over a year ago

    Sports and more

    No attitude and good mix of people make this a neighborhood place that's great for dinner, snacks and/or just drinks. Packed and fun during sporting events with large screens everywhere.


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    JP reviewed Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret first review First to Review
    Over a year ago

    Laid back and full of style

    It might be a bit out of the way if you're traveling from the Northside of Chicago, but it's worth the trip. The Bucktown/Wicker Park crowd is cool and the shows in back are usually fantastic. It's a good mix of all kinds of people and the owners are great.