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« on: December 27, 2012, 12:16:25 AM »

OK BTW friends...I checked out a new horse racing theme bar/restaurant tonight in Lincoln Park. Not to shabby of a place. The manager is a really sweet lady named Tiffany who is a huge horse racing fan like myself. She shared with me how she so badly wanted to open it up as an OTB but how difficult it is to get the  licensing. She still needs help getting horse racing people into the bar and maybe even donating memorabilia to decorate the joint. I promised her I would try to help!

Wednesday nights in TRIVIA night and as my fellow handicappers some of you might enjoy The Derby's Trivia. The trivia round topics themselves are varied BUT in-between each round you can wager your trivia points on PAST Arlington Park races. So after each round they play a Arlington Park race (AND YES THEY GIVE YOU PPs at the beginning of the night), you can wager quiz points. I killed it on the AP races. I may not know (Round 4) FAMOUS NBA WHITE PLAYERS, but I remember who won what race on Aug. 6, 2011...especially the long shots! Just with my race picks alone, I got a pick 6..shot me up from 9th to 3rd place.

Food is pretty darn good, good beer selections. Very nice staff and manager. I'll be there again next Wednesday for Trivia Night!! Check it out if you live in the city or don't mind traveling. 1224 W Webster Ave, Lincoln Park. Exit at Fullerton, Right on Racine, Right on Webster bar is right there on corner, plenty of street parking since its practically on DePaul's Lincoln Park Campus.

http://www.derbychicago.com/

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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2012, 12:27:48 AM »

there's no parking there. what you talkin bout willis...

you spend a longer time going round the block over and over lookin for a place to park, you might as well park a mile away and atke a cab, at least that way, you may pay a bit more, but you wont blow your good attittude casue of the parking problems down there.


easy street parking pffftt...thats a good one..
you tell me where , on what street in that area, i can pull up and park in a non "parking zone sticker" space without getting lucky as someone drives off.
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2012, 07:56:15 PM »

If I go anywhere in the city I consider myself lucky if I can get a parking spot even 3 blocks near my destination. On Tuesday my friends were all able to get spots less than a block from The Derby on Webster. Fullerton, Racine, Webster, Armitage all streets near the Derby have metered parking. Unfortunately I don't think free parking exists  in Chicago. The surrounding side streets are permit between 6pm-6am. So if your going for lunch, you might get lucky and find a spot. During the week, I don't think parking is an issue, now a Friday or Saturday night is whole different story.

And for those who don't mind spending the money there is the campus parking garage off Sheffield or even closer the movie theater parking garage on Webster.

There is always the option for any city natives to take the Red or Brown line L to the Fullerton stop. I took the L and it only took me about 8 minutes to walk to the bar.
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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2012, 08:34:13 PM »

Unfortunately I don't think free parking exists  in Chicago. The surrounding side streets are permit between 6pm-6am.

I haven't lived or been in the city in 6 months and when I did, I usually walked or took the CTA. That being said, I was shocked when I found FREE street parking in the Gold Coast going to dinner on Sunday (day before Christmas Eve). Not only was I very surprised how easy it was to find a spot but when we went to that black meter box to pay it said no payment needed! Made tackling the bill at Hugo's a bit easier. I had thought the city went to charging for street parking 24/7. I remember a ways back I parked around the courthouse during the day and the street rates went up to $6 an hour or something.

I shouldn't be giving the city any ideas, so keep this a secret.

I suspect as you say it's different up north around this place, which I will try next time I'm in town. Thanks for the rec.
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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2012, 08:54:02 PM »

you went on sunday..its free ..there is noone down therr working they want you to drive there sunday
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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2012, 09:01:30 PM »

They charge 7 days a week. But apparently it's free between 9pm and 8am. Did not know that before Sunday.

And an FYI--hourly rates inside the Loop, which they define as West side Wacker Drive to Lake Michigan west-to-east and south side Congress Parkway to north side Wacker Drive south-to-north, are going up on Jan 1st to a whopping $6.50 an hour, making it the highest meter rates in this country.
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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2012, 09:06:58 PM »

There is always the option for any city natives current resident to take the Red line ..Howard or Brown..Ravenswood  L to the Fullerton stop. I took the L and it only took me about 8 minutes to walk to the bar.

the bar is 4 furlongs from the el stop.

if you brought my christmas present i'll go, otherwise ...no..
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2012, 09:14:41 PM »

They charge 7 days a week. But apparently it's free between 9pm and 8am. Did not know that before Sunday.

And an FYI--hourly rates inside the Loop, which they define as West side Wacker Drive to Lake Michigan west-to-east and south side Congress Parkway to north side Wacker Drive south-to-north, are going up on Jan 1st to a whopping $6.50 an hour, making it the highest meter rates in this country.

chris i hope you dont have a mortgage in the city..if you dont...

get out..get out now,

while you can still find reasonable housing in the surrounding nearby suburbs.

you can always take the metra northline  to the armitage stop and cab it from there if you need to go into partyvile

parking permits, red light cameras that track your travel street to street,,speed bumps..

Chicago has become one of the worst overcrowded messes on earth...get out before thet attacjh your assets for swearing or spitting or something
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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2012, 09:48:52 PM »

No not anymore, I moved out to Ames, Iowa (a city just north of Des Moines) in August for a new job.

You're right though, Chicago is one of the worst cities to live. Nice city to visit(which I was doing over the weekend for Christmas) but not to live. High taxes (sales, property, cars, etc) and an inefficient government. High prices for everything from rents all the way down to parking. I don't see how a lot of people can do it.

Also, The difference in rent from here and Chicago is like having a secondary part-time income on it's own!

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« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2012, 10:25:11 PM »

They charge 7 days a week. But apparently it's free between 9pm and 8am. Did not know that before Sunday.

And an FYI--hourly rates inside the Loop, which they define as West side Wacker Drive to Lake Michigan west-to-east and south side Congress Parkway to north side Wacker Drive south-to-north, are going up on Jan 1st to a whopping $6.50 an hour, making it the highest meter rates in this country.

CTA train still a low, low $2.25, and you can easily get anywhere you want to go in the Loop.  thumbs up
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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2012, 12:38:30 AM »

And you get simulcasting and a casino at prairie meadows.  And possibly adw's allowed there?
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« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2012, 10:32:48 AM »

No not anymore, I moved out to Ames, Iowa (a city just north of Des Moines) in August for a new job.

You're right though, Chicago is one of the worst cities to live. Nice city to visit(which I was doing over the weekend for Christmas) but not to live. High taxes (sales, property, cars, etc) and an inefficient government. High prices for everything from rents all the way down to parking. I don't see how a lot of people can do it.

Also, The difference in rent from here and Chicago is like having a secondary part-time income on it's own!



exactly, it is a beautifull town to visit, and the citys tax structure is set up to prey upon the visitors with taxes on rental cars, hotels, cigs, booze, casino (when it opens), sales, entertainment,taxi,  and maybe one or two more.

but you are just visiting so you dont care,

living in the city limits is a scourge, at least now for the last 12-15 years..get out while you can still find a buyer.
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