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Getting ready for Rosemont ANA- Where should I eat lunch?

liefgoldliefgold Posts: 1,656 ✭✭✭✭✭

From past experience I know the convention center food is not good and very expensive. Any recommendations on a walkable destination nearby?

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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 12, 2022 4:47PM

    This is a no brainer to answer.

    Gibson's Steakhouse

    Right across the street from the Big House!
    Mmmmmmmmmm
    <3
    Fair Warning:
    A tad pricey. But com' on.
    It's Gibson's.

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    BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,867 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Coinosaurus said:
    Skip lunch, you will be way too busy. I just bought a box of Kind bars at the drugstore in case I get hungry during the day.

    I’m partial to RXBar but I like that plan

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    pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,593 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A few Powerbar's and a water or two in the backpack is never a bad idea.

    Gibson's and Basil's Kitchen are the close spots open for lunch. Gibson's is a nice place, and not terrible price wise, depending on your menu selection. I haven't tried Basil's.

    At the back end of the Crowne Plaza (across the street, probably 5 to 8 minute walk from the convention entrance) is a place called Murray Bros. Caddyshack. Decent sports bar type food, nice atmosphere, not expensive ... ooppss ... I see it doesn't open until 4pm.

    There are a couple other places back behind (to the West) of the Convention Parking garage, also a 5 to 8 minute walk.

    I think a few of the Hotel's have kitchens. Mine did for a quick bagel egg sandwich in the morning and other items I never tried midday.


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    2ndCharter2ndCharter Posts: 1,641 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's about a mile walk from the Convention Center but my first night in town, I walk to a Subway's, get two full-size cold subs, and bring them back and put them in my hotel room refrigerator. That takes care of lunch for the duration of the show. There's also a convenience store next to the Subway so, on the same trip, I stock up on other goodies.

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    tyler267tyler267 Posts: 1,234 ✭✭✭✭

    Gibson is very close and always good. Another option is the entertainment district which is about a half mile from the convention Center. They have several of restauants to choose from. My favorite restaurant around Rosemont is Gene and Judes Hot Dog Stand. But it's a few miles from the show.

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    jp84jp84 Posts: 184 ✭✭✭

    There's a Cheesesteak place, a Cinnabon, a burger joint plus a 7-11 in the Fashion Outlet Mall. Way cheaper than Gibsons. The convention center food is overpriced garbage as you noted.

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    CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,550 ✭✭✭✭✭

    On the ground floor of the Hyatt, to the right as you walk in, there is a snack shop that has wrapped sandwiches, wings, soup, chips, pop, etc. Nothing special but better than convention hall stuff and close.

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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 13, 2022 1:21AM

    Delete

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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 13, 2022 1:21AM

    Delete, sorry. Brain freeze.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just be sure all y'all post show reports.... lunches included... ;) Cheers, RickO

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    JohnFJohnF Posts: 273 ✭✭✭✭

    Gibsons for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They really should just move the show into the Gibsons bar area and save everyone the hassle of walking across the street.

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    orevilleoreville Posts: 11,780 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When I attended the ANA show including in Rosemont I always ate a big breakfast then packed some peaches and some nabisco saltines which allowed me to stay on the floor all day.

    Of course when PCGS had their luncheons i made sure I would not miss it as the main attraction was the PCGS luncheon slabs.

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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,876 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @oreville said:
    When I attended the ANA show including in Rosemont I always ate a big breakfast then packed some peaches and some nabisco saltines which allowed me to stay on the floor all day.

    Great idea. Reminds me of my ski trips when we avoided long lunches to have more time on the slopes.

    Of course when PCGS had their luncheons i made sure I would not miss it as the main attraction was the PCGS luncheon slabs.

    Of course! Any slabs from anyone this time around?

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    carabonnaircarabonnair Posts: 1,392 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wednesday if you sign up ahead of the convention - the Sundman luncheon. $25, but right in the convention center and interesting company. Otherwise I eat a big breakfast and skip lunch.

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    DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,242 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Big breakfast, skip lunch, big dinner.

    This is the coin show way.

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    air4mdcair4mdc Posts: 797 ✭✭✭✭

    You won’t save any money unless you walk about 25 miles east of the convention center. I also wouldn’t recommend walking very far from the convention center. Heavy traffic and not the most pedestrian friendly area. It sounds like money is an object, so rule out Gibson’s , you have to tip there. Unless your a food snob, eat at the show. The hot dog isn’t that bad. I’ve had worse.

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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 14, 2022 8:02AM

    This thread is making me hungry!
    :D
    For me, all the times I visit any coin shows.
    I NEVER stop for a bite. Like a kid in a candy shop. Too excited to eat. Lol
    However, I do get it for you guys that are at these shows for days. For you guys that are actually there for the whole duration.
    From opening to closing, or close to it. I get it. Really though, my main function is to hunt coins, sell coins, buy coins, have conversations, admire the whole aspect of the matter. My taste buds can wait. Believe me, I am a man that enjoys his food intake, believe me. But while at the big show, I'm eating up all the real good stuff,

    COINS!

    :D
    <3

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    keyman64keyman64 Posts: 15,456 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pack your lunch in a backpack, save money and spend more time/money hunting coins. You can go out at night for a nice dinner after show hours are over.

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    liefgoldliefgold Posts: 1,656 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @keyman64 said:
    Pack your lunch in a backpack, save money and spend more time/money hunting coins. You can go out at night for a nice dinner after show hours are over.

    I think this is the best plan for me. Only there for one day, so time will be at a premium.
    Thanks for all the replies!

    liefgold
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    DisneyFanDisneyFan Posts: 1,706 ✭✭✭✭✭

    How about a drive in?

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    DollarAfterDollarDollarAfterDollar Posts: 3,214 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There's a place about 3 miles south (on River Road) of there called Gene and Jude's. All they serve is hot dogs and there's (almost) always a line. Best cheap food for miles.

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    JimTylerJimTyler Posts: 3,056 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DollarAfterDollar said:
    There's a place about 3 miles south (on River Road) of there called Gene and Jude's. All they serve is hot dogs and there's (almost) always a line. Best cheap food for miles.

    I was just going to suggest that myself. They serve the old fashion Chicago way, you order a hot dog and get a giant pile of fresh cut fries along side. They throw the whole potatoes in the slicer right in front of you peels and all. I like the peels on my fries. You won’t be able to eat more than two and you probably won’t finish that but one isn’t quite enough.

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    messydeskmessydesk Posts: 19,700 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I pack an apple and a Clif bar unless going to Fogo de Chão, then it's nothing. Even if I'm not going for a big dinner afterwards, there's a 50% chance of me forgetting to eat during the day.

    If you do go to any of the Entertainment District restaurants, they all validate parking in the garage. That's $15 you don't want to forget about if you park there.

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    CoinosaurusCoinosaurus Posts: 9,614 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JohnF said:
    Gibsons for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They really should just move the show into the Gibsons bar area and save everyone the hassle of walking across the street.

    I suspect a lot of coin business this week actually happens in the Gibson's bar.

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    RichieURichRichieURich Posts: 8,371 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Gibson's was excellent as usual. Plus I had the loaded nachos at the convention center and they were quite good! Didn't have anything else there.

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    pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,325 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You can always Uber to Portillos (on Busse Road on the far side of O’Hare).

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