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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Bumi » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:51 am

bjsesq wrote:Too many good places to eat to just start throwing shit at you. Give us a kind of food and your price range.


I love asian food (pho, thai, whatever) and want to learn what Chicago pizza is all about. Keep it to the type of place I could legitimately go to if I were a student.

Also I love beer, if that helps.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bjsesq » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:54 am

Bumi wrote:
bjsesq wrote:Too many good places to eat to just start throwing shit at you. Give us a kind of food and your price range.


I love asian food (pho, thai, whatever) and want to learn what Chicago pizza is all about. Keep it to the type of place I could legitimately go to if I were a student.

Also I love beer, if that helps.

I have just the place for you. Silver Spoon. Cheap but good thai food. 3 blocks from the school. BYOB. WIN

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:00 am

bjsesq wrote:
Bumi wrote:
bjsesq wrote:Too many good places to eat to just start throwing shit at you. Give us a kind of food and your price range.


I love asian food (pho, thai, whatever) and want to learn what Chicago pizza is all about. Keep it to the type of place I could legitimately go to if I were a student.

Also I love beer, if that helps.

I have just the place for you. Silver Spoon. Cheap but good thai food. 3 blocks from the school. BYOB. WIN


What does it say about me that I'd never heard of a BYOB restaurant? I just had to go look that up to figure out you weren't kidding.

Edit: (I mean, I know the acronym, but I'd only ever heard it applied to house parties.)
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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bjsesq » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:01 am

rinkrat19 wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
Bumi wrote:
bjsesq wrote:Too many good places to eat to just start throwing shit at you. Give us a kind of food and your price range.


I love asian food (pho, thai, whatever) and want to learn what Chicago pizza is all about. Keep it to the type of place I could legitimately go to if I were a student.

Also I love beer, if that helps.

I have just the place for you. Silver Spoon. Cheap but good thai food. 3 blocks from the school. BYOB. WIN


What does it say about me that I'd never heard of a BYOB restaurant? I just had to go look that up to figure out you weren't kidding.

before I came to Chicago, I'd never heard of it either. It's a great, great thing though.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby lushka » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:34 am

bdemon wrote:
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lushka wrote:I know this has probably been asked but I didn't see it.... Are graduates without significant work experience at a disadvantage graduationing fron Northwestern with so many other graduates having had that significant work experience? Thanks!


wanna know about this too.


This is definitely something you should take into account if you don't have prior work experience. You will be competing against your classmates in the job market at least to some degree. Work experience is a factor in that, and one that you can't improve on once you are in school. There's room for argument about how much a factor it is, and how hard it is to overcome, but it is something to consider.



Do you think having work experience gives them any type of upper hand in doing well in school? Or maybe the opposite being they were out of school life for a few years?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby crumpetsandtea » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:16 am

I might be in Chicago in a few weeks to check out NU (super early but meh, the opportunity came up). It'll be my first time in Chicago EVER, any places in particular other than the campus itself I should check out? (:

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby forward » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:22 am

crumpetsandtea wrote:I might be in Chicago in a few weeks to check out NU (super early but meh, the opportunity came up). It'll be my first time in Chicago EVER, any places in particular other than the campus itself I should check out? (:


Boystown. As if you needed to ask. <3

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby crumpetsandtea » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:54 am

forward wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:I might be in Chicago in a few weeks to check out NU (super early but meh, the opportunity came up). It'll be my first time in Chicago EVER, any places in particular other than the campus itself I should check out? (:


Boystown. As if you needed to ask. <3


EXCELLENT. I can get a head start on my f-hag network of amazingness in Chicago before I even apply to NU. Come and visit from Wisco or something, we'll tear it up <3 :mrgreen:

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bjsesq » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:41 am

lushka wrote:
bdemon wrote:
casterfield wrote:
lushka wrote:I know this has probably been asked but I didn't see it.... Are graduates without significant work experience at a disadvantage graduationing fron Northwestern with so many other graduates having had that significant work experience? Thanks!


wanna know about this too.


This is definitely something you should take into account if you don't have prior work experience. You will be competing against your classmates in the job market at least to some degree. Work experience is a factor in that, and one that you can't improve on once you are in school. There's room for argument about how much a factor it is, and how hard it is to overcome, but it is something to consider.



Do you think having work experience gives them any type of upper hand in doing well in school? Or maybe the opposite being they were out of school life for a few years?

I'm assuming you are referencing grades. I have seen no correlation. Some who have been out of UG for a while do great, some do not. Goes the same for the few we have fresh out of UG. I haven't seen an accurate predictor for law school success yet.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:12 pm

Bumi wrote:
bjsesq wrote:Too many good places to eat to just start throwing shit at you. Give us a kind of food and your price range.


I love asian food (pho, thai, whatever) and want to learn what Chicago pizza is all about. Keep it to the type of place I could legitimately go to if I were a student.

Also I love beer, if that helps.


There is a place called Gino's East a couple blocks west of the school. It's kinda expensive but it's good.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby ArghItsBlarg » Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:05 pm

Gino's is pretty good deep dish, although I prefer Giordano's or Pizzaria Uno. Lou Malnati's is okay.

I can't comment on any of the above's proximity to the law school, but more as an overall Chicago experience.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:10 pm

ArghItsBlarg wrote:Gino's is pretty good deep dish, although I prefer Giordano's or Pizzaria Uno. Lou Malnati's is okay.

I can't comment on any of the above's proximity to the law school, but more as an overall Chicago experience.


Can I live in Chicago if I really dislike deep dish pizza (and anything besides mustard and ketchup on my hot dog)?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bk1 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:27 pm

ArghItsBlarg wrote:Gino's is pretty good deep dish, although I prefer Giordano's or Pizzaria Uno. Lou Malnati's is okay.

I can't comment on any of the above's proximity to the law school, but more as an overall Chicago experience.


How does Uno compare to other deep dish in Chicago? I loved their franchises that they used to have in CA.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby NDDT » Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:38 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
ArghItsBlarg wrote:Gino's is pretty good deep dish, although I prefer Giordano's or Pizzaria Uno. Lou Malnati's is okay.

I can't comment on any of the above's proximity to the law school, but more as an overall Chicago experience.


Can I live in Chicago if I really dislike deep dish pizza (and anything besides mustard and ketchup on my hot dog)?


Uno is the best, hands down. I've been to Gino's, Giordanos, Lou's, and Due as well. The franchise Unos are not the same as the original Uno either.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:28 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
ArghItsBlarg wrote:Gino's is pretty good deep dish, although I prefer Giordano's or Pizzaria Uno. Lou Malnati's is okay.

I can't comment on any of the above's proximity to the law school, but more as an overall Chicago experience.


Can I live in Chicago if I really dislike deep dish pizza (and anything besides mustard and ketchup on my hot dog)?


Of course. In fact most pizza places in Chicago don't really do deep dish, or do it poorly.

But never put ketchup on a hot dog. That's gross.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bdubs » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:41 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
ArghItsBlarg wrote:Gino's is pretty good deep dish, although I prefer Giordano's or Pizzaria Uno. Lou Malnati's is okay.

I can't comment on any of the above's proximity to the law school, but more as an overall Chicago experience.


Can I live in Chicago if I really dislike deep dish pizza (and anything besides mustard and ketchup on my hot dog)?


If you live in Chicago you are required to eat hot dogs with mustard, pickles,onion, tomato, hot peppers, and bright green relish. Ketchup is strictly forbidden.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby taw856 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:42 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Can I live in Chicago if I ... [put] ketchup on my hot dog)?


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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby ArghItsBlarg » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:43 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
ArghItsBlarg wrote:Gino's is pretty good deep dish, although I prefer Giordano's or Pizzaria Uno. Lou Malnati's is okay.

I can't comment on any of the above's proximity to the law school, but more as an overall Chicago experience.


Can I live in Chicago if I really dislike deep dish pizza (and anything besides mustard and ketchup on my hot dog)?


Of course. In fact most pizza places in Chicago don't really do deep dish, or do it poorly.

But never put ketchup on a hot dog. That's gross.


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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:43 pm

bdubs wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
ArghItsBlarg wrote:Gino's is pretty good deep dish, although I prefer Giordano's or Pizzaria Uno. Lou Malnati's is okay.

I can't comment on any of the above's proximity to the law school, but more as an overall Chicago experience.


Can I live in Chicago if I really dislike deep dish pizza (and anything besides mustard and ketchup on my hot dog)?


If you live in Chicago you are required to eat hot dogs with mustard, pickles,onion, tomato, hot peppers, and bright green relish. Ketchup is strictly forbidden.


Crap. Ave Maria it is, then.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bk1 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:48 pm

NDDT wrote:Uno is the best, hands down. I've been to Gino's, Giordanos, Lou's, and Due as well. The franchise Unos are not the same as the original Uno either.


I had Due the other week when I went to visit Chicago and it sucked. I love Unos franchises but the pizza I got from Due took 30 minutes longer than the estimated time (they told me 40 minutes, it took over an hour), had the wrong toppings (but I wasn't going to wait another 40+ minutes for them to remake), and it was way overcooked/burnt (the crust was pitch black in certain parts and mostly rock hard). I really hope this is not representative of the way the Uno/Due pizzas are normally. I was a sad sad panda. :(

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Bumi » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:03 pm

bjsesq wrote:I have just the place for you. Silver Spoon. Cheap but good thai food. 3 blocks from the school. BYOB. WIN

Excellent recommendation. Thank you.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby hipstermafia » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:07 pm

chicago has byob restaurants????? i am in love.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby dddhhh » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:23 pm

hipstermafia wrote:chicago has byob restaurants????? i am in love.


wow so i just walk in with a bottle of wine and that's okay? that's awesome!

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bjsesq » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:28 pm

dddhhh wrote:
hipstermafia wrote:chicago has byob restaurants????? i am in love.


wow so i just walk in with a bottle of wine and that's okay? that's awesome!

Bring scotch instead. Go big.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby dddhhh » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:29 pm

bjsesq wrote:
dddhhh wrote:
hipstermafia wrote:chicago has byob restaurants????? i am in love.


wow so i just walk in with a bottle of wine and that's okay? that's awesome!

Bring scotch instead. Go big.


awesome! this blows my mind...probably cuz i'm from a small town! lol




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