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Thai or Pizza takeout near Palmer House

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phsculpture Jun 11, 2008 06:39 PM

We're flying into Chicago from NY early on Friday, and will try to go to Oak Park, the Art Institute, and possibly the Skydeck during the day and evening. Never been before, so we're trying to do a lot in 4 days. We figured takeout in the hotel room would be good that night, preferably Pizza or Thai. We're staying at the Palmer House on Monroe. Is there anything nearby someone could recommend? Thanks...

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    littles RE: phsculpture Jun 11, 2008 06:41 PM

    I enjoy Star of Siam, 11 E Illinois St. Its north across the river but walkable or quick cab.

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      turkob RE: littles Jun 12, 2008 06:56 AM

      My Thai, there are two locations near by. 30 S Michigan and 333 S State.

      Take out pizza? I guess all the Pizza places downtown are takeout if you call in advance. I can't think of a pizza by the slice place downtown that's worthwhile. Someone should really open one.

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      lbs RE: phsculpture Jun 12, 2008 07:16 AM

      Pizano's for pizza. On Washington and Wabash which means you can call in the order and pick it up saving you the delivery fee. It is maybe three blocks from the hotel. Get the deep dish butter crust.

      1. delk RE: phsculpture Jun 12, 2008 07:33 AM

        Amarit will deliver

        http://www.amaritthai.com/

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        Amarit Thai Restaurant
        600 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60605

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          aelph RE: phsculpture Jun 12, 2008 09:13 AM

          As long as you're fully aware that none of the Thai places mentioned represent the truly good stuff in Chicago...I'd go with Amarit for typical Thai fare done with competency.

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            phsculpture RE: phsculpture Jun 12, 2008 11:11 AM

            Thanks all for the heads-up. Good to know we have a few choices. I'm originally from Sydney, where Thai is taken pretty seriously, but we're just as happy with 'comfort' Thai, especially after a 5am NY start. We'll keep Pizano's in mind too, in case the pizza mood strikes. Thanks again...

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