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« on: March 28, 2007, 09:38:03 PM »

Can somebody help me understand why I can  get a pretty good Reuben sandwich downstairs at Arlington Trackside but was served a god awful, inferior in quality, Reuben at the Weed St. Trackside? Everything from the meat to the bread is of a much higher quality at the Arlington location. Aren't they owned by the same company? I would think the menu would be consistent
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2007, 11:07:49 PM »

Arlington uses an outside vendor for their food services. The Weed Street facility probably uses a different service.
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2007, 07:50:33 AM »

The food and service has always been a joke at Weed St.We used to have an under / over bet of 25 minutes on how long before you got your food after ordering in the dining room.The LOCK of the night was OVER.
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2007, 08:23:43 AM »

No kidding. I ordered a diet coke once at Weed St. and stood there YELLING at the guy "I just want a diet coke! I just want a diet coke! All you have to do is put the cup under the fountain! I don't care about ice."

And when he finally got around to it, it was another 10 minutes to get somebody to take the money.
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2007, 09:25:35 AM »

I'll go you one better this goes back 3-4 yrs.We sat had dinner and drinks about a 80.00 tab.No service no check we leave come back a week later on Wednesday(I was a reg W-T-F) and their all over me for running out on a 40.00 tab.Because of the 2 managers who have treated me well I explained to them and paid the 80.00 bill with NO TIP. With Twin Spires Gold you only get 25% off at Trackside IL,in IN
I get the whole thing free.
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2007, 10:37:21 AM »

This is simply the difference between Levy, which is a little pricey but good, versus bar food gone bad. IMO everything on the first floor at Trackside AP is quite good--Love the Smoked Salmon
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2007, 12:12:44 PM »

The food and service has always been a joke at Weed St.We used to have an under / over bet of 25 minutes on how long before you got your food after ordering in the dining room.The LOCK of the night was OVER.

I haven't been there that many times, but I usually sit in the bar area and order a sandwich. Service has always been fine, and the food decent, though a bit expensive. But you are in the city.
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2007, 12:31:06 PM »

Commander,
You got a lotta ----- to order a Reuben at an OTB! It's an easily badly done sandwich. I will say the sandwiches at Arlington are good. They charge plenty, but do seem to make the effort.

I can't think of anything I would order at my OTB. They even ruined the popcorn! Changed it a few weeks back and it is inedible. My OTB choice: A good hearty breakfast before even walking in.
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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2007, 01:02:00 PM »

My OTB choice: A good hearty breakfast before even walking in.

We should compile a BTW FAQ list of good breakfast places near OTB's and tracks. Moon's choice of McDonald's will not count. As our friend Ted once told me, "I didn't know there were really people who went to McDonald's on purpose." (I told him it was okay, as long as it was on the right side of the interstate, close to the exit, you had to get gas anyhow, and needed to goto the bathroom.)

I'll start: When going to Niles, the Niles Grill at the SE corner of Golf Mill, Milwaukee and Church.
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2007, 01:26:33 PM »

Weed Street - nowhere nothing good but there is a restaurant/coffee shop corner of North and Clark.  If you're in lakeview 3 miles north, on Broadway, go to The Bagel, free parking BUT don't leave your car in the lot. You will get the Boot.
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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2007, 01:33:48 PM »

I'll go you one better this goes back 3-4 yrs.We sat had dinner and drinks about a 80.00 tab.No service no check we leave come back a week later on Wednesday(I was a reg W-T-F) and their all over me for running out on a 40.00 tab.Because of the 2 managers who have treated me well I explained to them and paid the 80.00 bill with NO TIP. With Twin Spires Gold you only get 25% off at Trackside IL,in IN
I get the whole thing free.

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« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2007, 01:44:52 PM »

Weed Street - nowhere nothing good but there is a restaurant/coffee shop corner of North and Clark that's decent.  If you're in lakeview 3 miles north, on Broadway, go to The Bagel, free parking BUT don't leave your car in the lot. You will get the Boot.

there used to be the best fish chips in the city on armitage just off ashland. but the city closed that placed, so what else is new. Joes fisheries, dam good food. freshly caught lake fish by their own boats, chopped into bit size nuggets, only place like that left is on Montrose, Hagens fish market. they are now managed by the second or third genersation of rotten snots, so don't expect the service at hagens you used to see.

further up north on ashland at armitage is a wendy's,
just south of that at the river is the green dolphin a yuppie restaurant built on what was once an auto parts grave yard.its a ritzy fine dining place, never had the food, hung in the bar though. food looks good, very good, expertly prepared by chefs, looks expensive too.

if you continue up ashland to wellington you will find a mcdonalds.

there is a claifornia pizza kitchen in the low rise building just north of thebeach club in the building where you park to go to weed street, the building with the health club. you can park, go bet and get out for 2 bucks.

problem at weed street is the parking, and the local colored folk trying to st4eal anything they can get their hands feet or teeth on. the will try to lease you parking on public streets, and hang round your car till you call the police. weedd street is directly across the alley from the stirp club. i suspect they are both owned by the same scum bag mobsters that do not work , and will not work, that just steal and whore for a living.
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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2007, 01:59:25 PM »

SC, you're a bundle of sunshine today.
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« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2007, 02:01:22 PM »

Thank you for that uplifting contribution, Storm Cat. Let's bring it back up a notch.

Here's my choices when going to Arlington or Trackside, and remember, I'm coming from east and south:

1) The L&L Snack Shop, east side of Northwest Highway in far NW Des Plaines (?), in a little strip of businesses right across from the Cumberland train station. Mass quantities of good breakfast for cheap, and great diner atmosphere.

2) I don't know the name, but a nice little family restaurant at corner of NW Highway just south of Central, west side, Mt. Prospect. Great breakfasts, killer omelets, for just a little more.

3) Also don't know the name, but a dive diner across from the little strip mall with the news shop, north side of Campbell (1st light So. Euclid), just east of Wilke, Arlington Heights. Good and cheap, and you can often overhear racetrack characters hatching plots.

OFO probably knows the names of these.
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« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2007, 02:06:37 PM »

there used to be the best fish chips in the city on armitage just off ashland. but the city closed that placed, so what else is new. Joes fisheries, dam good food. freshly caught lake fish by their own boats, chopped into bit size nuggets, only place like that left is on Montrose, Hagens fish market. they are now managed by the second or third genersation of rotten snots, so don't expect the service at hagens you used to see.

further up north on ashland at armitage is a wendy's,
just south of that at the river is the green dolphin a yuppie restaurant built on what was once an auto parts grave yard.its a ritzy fine dining place, never had the food, hung in the bar though. food looks good, very good, expertly prepared by chefs, looks expensive too.

if you continue up ashland to wellington you will find a mcdonalds.

there is a claifornia pizza kitchen in the low rise building just north of thebeach club in the building where you park to go to weed street, the building with the health club. you can park, go bet and get out for 2 bucks.

problem at weed street is the parking, and the local colored folk trying to st4eal anything they can get their hands feet or teeth on. the will try to lease you parking on public streets, and hang round your car till you call the police. weedd street is directly across the alley from the stirp club. i suspect they are both owned by the same scum bag mobsters that do not work , and will not work, that just steal and whore for a living.


I used to hang with a gal who loved taking her clothes off. She was VERY superstitious. Absolutely loved stripping. Then, she married a cop and started having problems. I knew a few cops into voodoo.
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« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2007, 02:08:49 PM »

I used to hang with a gal who loved taking her clothes off. She was VERY superstitious. Absolutely loved stripping. Then, she married a cop and started having problems. I knew a few cops into voodoo.

We were on thin ice before, but that's REALLY  hijack
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« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2007, 02:12:26 PM »

Sorry.
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« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2007, 02:30:26 PM »

did they ride horse back, or just beat up little women bar tenders.
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« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2007, 02:39:15 PM »

 hijack
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« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2007, 02:54:11 PM »

STORM CAT,

Where did I lie HuhHuh I returned and  fully expected to pay my bill,I was trying to make a point with them about the service.They made a mistake and thought I OWED 40.00 but I told them I owed 80.00 and paid that amount.Please show me how I lied Huh Everytime I am in there I use my TSC card
and they know who I am.If I was trying to get out of paying would I go back there ??

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« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2007, 03:38:51 PM »

STORM CAT,

Where did I lie HuhHuh I returned and  fully expected to pay my bill,I was trying to make a point with them about the service.They made a mistake and thought I OWED 40.00 but I told them I owed 80.00 and paid that amount.Please show me how I lied Huh Everytime I am in there I use my TSC card
and they know who I am.If I was trying to get out of paying would I go back there ??




i apologize if i read what you put up wrong, i will remove it, sorry,
busy dat today, kinda edgy, sorry.
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« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2007, 03:50:05 PM »

No, jealous.
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« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2007, 04:02:40 PM »

Smoked salmon!  Reuben sandwiches!   

Whoa....at our places, they don't even know what those foods ARE.
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« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2007, 04:03:18 PM »

We should compile a BTW FAQ list of good breakfast places near OTB's and tracks. Moon's choice of McDonald's will not count. As our friend Ted once told me, "I didn't know there were really people who went to McDonald's on purpose." (I told him it was okay, as long as it was on the right side of the interstate, close to the exit, you had to get gas anyhow, and needed to goto the bathroom.)

I'll start: When going to Niles, the Niles Grill at the SE corner of Golf Mill, Milwaukee and Church.

I have another confession. I go to TACO BELL! And I bring my own hot sauce, so you know I plan the trip!

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« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2007, 04:05:28 PM »

You bring your own hot sauce.
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« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2007, 04:07:40 PM »

YES!!!
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« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2007, 04:08:27 PM »

Smoked salmon!  Reuben sandwiches!   

Whoa....at our places, they don't even know what those foods ARE.

Where the heck do you live?
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« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2007, 04:38:14 PM »

In the second most expensive place to live in the nation. That's why I am so surprised what we get to choose from at the tracks and off tracks.  Monterey county, California,
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« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2007, 04:46:57 PM »

Whenever I say Monterey, I catch myself rolling my r's. The sound drifts from my throat like smoke upon the water.
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« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2007, 04:48:02 PM »

OK..getting a bit away from the racetracks you just HAVE to try Al's Charhouse in downtown La Grange. It's on the west side of La Grange Road - about 1 block south of the commuter tracks. It's downstairs, and they have a Western accent and decorating. If you have a party and tell them they will come out and all the waiters and waitresses sing you a song complete with tooters and tambourines!!

They have the biggest and juiciest steaks you will ever try to eat. My favorite is the 46 ounce
Porterhouse. They also have a 58 ounce New York strip, and the last time I was there Al said he's adding some HUGE 68 ounce monster to the menu. The baked potatoes weigh about 2 pounds, you get about a pound of steamed vegetables, and if 2 people or more order salad - they bring out a "pass around" salad in about a 2 gallon bowl (with croutons as big as walnuts).
They also have huge chicken dishes, seafood, and about anything else you like.

If you order a "Texas" sized drink it will be about 4 drinks in one glass, but it only costs about $8.50. I only have one and am well inebriated when I leave..WOOHOO!!

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« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2007, 04:52:41 PM »

i have not eaten 46 ounces of beef the entire year combined.
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« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2007, 05:37:15 PM »

Oh, and BTW, the only reason I go to McDonalds or Taco Bell is because they have unlimited sodas. This is the greatest deal ever. Especially for me, because I always have a soda in hand.

You go to some cheesy restaurant and the food ISN'T.THAT.MUCH.BETTER, but they charge you $1.50 for an 12 oz. soda which is filled to the top with ice! Do that 3 or 4 times and your cheesy $10 meal quickly becomes a $20 meal. All of sudden, McDonald's starts looking good.

It's always better to eat at home, though, which I do 90% of the time. With my Soda Club home soda maker. www.sodaclubusa.com
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« Reply #32 on: March 29, 2007, 06:58:05 PM »

Moon, soda, even diet soda is not good for you.  Drink some water or some beer.  Much better for you.  If you were to go to McD's and order a glass with ice, for some tap water, you would be in much better shape.  It would reduce the Supersize Me effect.
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« Reply #33 on: March 29, 2007, 07:12:03 PM »

You go to some cheesy restaurant and the food ISN'T.THAT.MUCH.BETTER, but they charge you $1.50 for an 12 oz. soda which is filled to the top with ice! Do that 3 or 4 times and your cheesy $10 meal quickly becomes a $20 meal. All of sudden, McDonald's starts looking good.

I don't know of any restaurants that charge for refills of soda anymore, at least none that I can think of. Maybe if you are sitting at a bar just drinking soda all day, but that really isn't a restaurant thing to me
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« Reply #34 on: March 29, 2007, 07:54:56 PM »

Just the name "Charhouse" and I'm IN.
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« Reply #35 on: March 29, 2007, 08:31:17 PM »

Moon, soda, even diet soda is not good for you.  Drink some water or some beer.  Much better for you.  If you were to go to McD's and order a glass with ice, for some tap water, you would be in much better shape.  It would reduce the Supersize Me effect.
Morgan Sperlock.

How do you figure? Diet soda has zero calories, same as water.
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« Reply #36 on: March 29, 2007, 08:35:41 PM »

I don't know of any restaurants that charge for refills of soda anymore, at least none that I can think of. Maybe if you are sitting at a bar just drinking soda all day, but that really isn't a restaurant thing to me

Really? Which ones? It's been a long time since I've eaten in a restaurant, preferring to cook my own.
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« Reply #37 on: March 29, 2007, 08:37:22 PM »

You bring your own hot sauce.

The Steak Burrito tastes pretty good at Taco Bell with Paul Newman's salsa on it!

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« Reply #38 on: March 29, 2007, 08:45:37 PM »

Really? Which ones? It's been a long time since I've eaten in a restaurant, preferring to cook my own.

The free refills trend started slowly, but it has been common for at least 5 or 10 years now,
literally every place I can think of has it now, all of the obnoxious chains like Chili's, Fridays and on and on, as well as local places. The only exception I can think of would be like I stated might be if you were in a bar atmosphere or maybe an old timer place. I eat out alot and I can't remember the last time refills weren't free.
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« Reply #39 on: March 29, 2007, 10:50:31 PM »

They are not free here.  No place in town.  Outside of town in chains yes.

Moon,  Moon, diet drinks are terrible for you. 
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« Reply #40 on: March 30, 2007, 09:22:09 AM »

i always order a water, for the buck and a half they chrage for 16 ounces, you can get 3 liters at jewel. it not that i am cheap, its the principle. i won't let  them gouge me like that. besides its health9ier, all thayt sugar in pop, weight gain, etc..

those places pay a majority of thier expenses with the pop sales.

water , cheaper, better for you. those substitute sugars are terrible.

they paly games with your mind. you drink a soft drink and your mind is expectring to be satisfied with the sugar, and the satifaction doiesn't arrive becasue the sweetener is not a sugar, thereby drinking them bumbs you out , because you don't get the mental jolt your mind expected.
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« Reply #41 on: March 30, 2007, 09:44:59 AM »

Hahahaha! That WOULD explain a lot, Storm Cat!

/The whole time I thought it was the wine!

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« Reply #42 on: March 30, 2007, 09:53:32 AM »

well with you it prolly was, i'm talkin bout normal folks. Grin
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