I've lived here almost my entire life and am the child of very proud Chicagoans so I am pretty biased. No, Chicago is not New York. Why would we need two New Yorks? Anyway, I love Chicago because of my roots but also I think if you're looking for a reasonable intersection of world class city (getting really sick of that phrase by this point, but it applies) and livable, affordable American city, it's a damn good option.
@wallsdonotfall Thanks for the mention! Hi!
@Olivia2.0 sorry! This was 9 years ago and he lived in a shitty part of it and I am a bad person who just never could get into that hood.
@thisisunclear Oh I am down with Nightwood! And I dig Pilsen.
@aphrabean I have a friend who just went there and said she loved it (yay) but said she had to wait an hour to get in (nay)
@figwiggin hey thank you for looking out! I'll pass it on to Edith.
@aphrabean Well, this was about 9 years ago and Steve lived in an especially out of the way part of it. I just feel about Logan Square the way Homer Simpson does about New York. I've never had a great time there (everything feels so far away from everything else!) I think maybe half my problem is that I've never had a great meal at Lula.
@Mariajoseh There is one person who whom I typically bitch about her and we agreed that it doesn't make us feel great so I proposed it, so knowing that I have someone who will call me out on it helps.
Also, I just feel sort of shitty in general that I even had to propose this as a Lenten thing, so I hope that my own sense of shame will keep me in check.
@Claire Zulkey I hope not, although part of it I think involves a bit of distance so I don't get more engaged in the stuff that drives me bonkers.
@hellonheels this, same with me. I don't get ashes, I don't go to church, I don't give up meat on Fridays but I still feel compelled to give something up.