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re: Chicago in Feb - SerenityNow
While per city guidelines you are supposed to quarantine upon arrival OR receive a negative test 72 hours prior, there's not really much enforcement of it. It's not really possible. One thing to watch out for is if you're booking a hotel, some of them may require it, depending on where you're com...
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re: Nicest MLB stadium you’ve been to? - SerenityNow
Wrigley has its charm and there's obviously an atmosphere (very corporate, nowadays) to do stuff around the stadium. It doesn't get a ton of love, but Guaranteed Rate (White Sox) is a pretty damn nice place to catch a game. Stadium is fairly modern. The food and beverage choices are top notch and...
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re: TulaneLSU's Top 50 vacation destinations in the U.S.A. - SerenityNow
[quote]Also, you say that Chicago is boring but tell me to go to New Haven and St. Louis to eat pizza? Chicago is not boring. It has the best skyline in the country and is architecturally fascinating, among many other gifts.[/quote] TulaneLSU seemingly has a longstanding hatred with Chicago, for ...
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re: Will parity ever return to college football? - SerenityNow
Yeah, I agree. Scholarship limits seems like the rational way to go....
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re: Will parity ever return to college football? - SerenityNow
[quote]It doesn't matter how many scholarships you give or don't give a school, if a generational head coach is at a power school like Alabama or Ohio State they will continue to win at a similar level.[/quote] To some extent I agree. Where I disagree is that generational coaches don't grow on tr...
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re: Will parity ever return to college football? - SerenityNow
[quote]scholarship reductions is needed, and on the horizon.[/quote] I think so too. What's interesting is that I've seen more articles in the mainstream media the last two days about rebalancing the power in college ball than I've ever seen. When the national media and particularly ESPN are d...
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re: Will parity ever return to college football? - SerenityNow
[quote]I would normally say "things are cyclical" but in this instance the interest and money are so heavily-weighted in the South and to a lesser extent, the Midwest. The new SEC TV deal with ESPN is only going to exacerbate the disparity. NIL may end up following the interest, which has a chance t...
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re: This is the social dilemma coming to fruition - SerenityNow
[quote]It's been kind of a revelation for me and I feel really stupid saying that because it's so obvious. I guess it's just pride in knowledge and being politically aware that makes it hard, but it's not worth it. IMO, turn it off. Delete the most incendiary people you follow on all social media. G...
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re: Going to Chicago - anything else to do/eat that I'm missing? - SerenityNow
So the good news is that even with the indoor dining ban, you can still hit up some great places as most have built tent cities. Had friends in town from Thursday to today and we hit up Girl and the Goat and Tango Sur. Since there was a question on Au Cheval - yes, they are open and have a massiv...
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re: Are you thinking of leaving Louisiana for good? - SerenityNow
Left last year with the possibility of returning in the future. After a year, I think we've decided we're gone for good and will be putting our place we still own up for sale. Still have family and friends there, but a combination of factors make it difficult to imagine returning, which includes ...
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re: There is no excuse why businesses should not be able to fully open. We are no longer free - SerenityNow
Ok guy. You can believe whatever you want. You're totally right bro. I just made up my user profile so I can look cool, right dude. Totally rad bro. Carry on....
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re: There is no excuse why businesses should not be able to fully open. We are no longer free - SerenityNow
[quote]was in chicago few weeks ago dude guess what? mask mandate even outdoors[/quote] Um - I live here. And you are misleading. The mask mandate is outdoors only when you're in large crowds. There's a lot of people who wear them everywhere anyway, plenty who don't wear them outdoors at all. ...
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re: There is no excuse why businesses should not be able to fully open. We are no longer free - SerenityNow
I occasionally venture over to R/Chicago to get some news. Yesterday the city eased up restrictions even more on restaurants and bars, most likely due to the fact with the weather changing and getting cooler, if nothing is done, most of these places will go under. There's a massive thread abo...
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re: Pat O’Briens lays off 80 and NOLA’s future cloudy - SerenityNow
[quote]its one thing for a city like NY to have approached this the way they did, the fact is economically they'll eventually recover NOLA should have been open for business stealing conventions left and right because the hospitality industry is its life blood. The end game has to be the hope of ...
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re: Pat O’Briens lays off 80 and NOLA’s future cloudy - SerenityNow
I can't say whether the rest of his post is accurate. I can however say that the tourism forecast of not having a full rebound until almost 2024 is exactly what my company was told. People who believe that tourism is just going to turn on again like a spigot once the world returns to "normal",...
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re: Chicago Restaurant Recommendations - SerenityNow
Yes the official LSU alumni association hosts games at DS Tequila. However, the Standard in Wicker Park is a big LSU bar as well. The alumni association used to have the games there. Not sure what happened. But the manager of the Standard is a huge fan. We watched every game there from November thro...
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re: Chicago Restaurant Recommendations - SerenityNow
[quote]DryHop and Pub Royale.[/quote] Love me both of those, especially Pub Royale. Great place and I actually love getting a dressed Hamm's from there. Bangers & Lace just down the street has some good bar food and a great beer menu. I also loved Black Bull, which, I saw changed to Mama D...
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re: Is it financially smarter to sell or rent out a home? - SerenityNow
Struggling with this exact issue, though I am a year ahead. We rented out our house when we moved last year and the lease is up at the end of November. We're likely selling for a variety of reasons. First, while the house is in great condition, it was not meant to be a rental. It's in a great ne...
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re: Chicago Restaurant Recommendations - SerenityNow
[quote]Girlfriend and I just did the Cubs gameday special with the oysters last Friday and it was awesome. [/quote] Yeah we live just on the edge of Southport Corridor so when we got the happy hour special it was a Friday when we walked over. Cubs were out of town though but we had a similar view...
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re: Lucas Giolito throws a no hitter vs Pirates - SerenityNow
I watched it all tonight. Great game. He was one walk from being perfect. Hell of a performance....
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