Shoutout to TonyB

So. Not long ago I reached out to Tony and informed I would be in town. I have never been to Chicago so Tony mentioned staying in River North. My new company is on Michigan Ave.

Perfect, I got a hotel about a mile away. Plan is to Uber everywhere.

Tony offered to pick me up from O’Hare, take me to check in at hotel... then the fun began

He took me around from the river to Lake Michigan. Along the way, we dined and drank at several places. The food was excellent. From Pasta to Pizza to drinks at a place that have these “heated pods” to good ol meats!

Thanks for Dinner Tony

Wonderful night and introduction to Chicago.

Thanks for everything Tony!!

Tonight, Am out roaming and sampling different meat joints. With each joint comes more intoxication. Fascinating place.

Pics coming,

Halen
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,313
    That is so cool! Nice job Tony! :smile:
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  • WillowWillow Posts: 10,312
    Very nice!
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  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,816
    Awesome
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,798
    Who’s the old guy!!!!













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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,747
    Tony is a mook.... Looka dat jacket will ya!



    Good times! And you can't meet two better people. The food looks awesome!
  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,314
    I've always thought Tony was mellow and easy going; seems like a great new friend for you halen. Great pics!!
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 9,000
    Looks like nice weather. Chicago getting snow tonight or will it stay north and just rain down there?
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,590
    nice piccies! thanks for sharing them!
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,544
    edited October 2019
    I see Tony got you a bunch of wine in you, the pictures speak volumes.... Next time stand up :D:D:D

    Tony is a stand up guy next time let him take the pictures
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,506
    Funny you guys....Pleasure to spend a little time with Halen and get to know the man better. Champ of a man he is. Starting to think he may be a Werewolf though. The guy has an insatiable appetite for meat.

    That's why I left my jacket on, no way was I going to be on the menu. :)
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,544
    edited October 2019
    I hear to just keep spiders and snakes in your pockets...
  • halenhalen Posts: 626
    Just made it to my next destination. Getting wasted rather quickly. Temps dropped. Maybe gonna do bottled wine here and call it the night. That is, get bottled wine back to hotel room.

    Tony is a great man. What was even better was our conversations about various things.

    Cheers!
  • halenhalen Posts: 626
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    I hear to just keep spiders and snakes in your pockets...

    Hahahaha. The bane of my existence. It is not hearsay. When I see one first thing I grab is my 10mm.

    Once again. Shout out to Tony. I am very happy to meet and spend time with him again. First time was at LSAF in Dallas. That man could hold his drinks.

    Cheers again. Gonna take another stab at another steak.
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 9,422
    edited October 2019
    What a feller. Nice job Tony. B)
    afterburnt wrote: »
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,544
    Yep @halen @tonyb is a class act 100% and full of knowledge
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,550
    Halen is my Texas buddy, with a great family and very generous to hang out with and him and his wife can cook too.

    I had a great time when Tony came down to LSAF...both are pillars of Polk people IMHO
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,506
    edited October 2019
    Cool bro, behave....your in hot chick central. You should see that area on a Friday and Saturday. You should probably go back to the hotel room....know what I'm saying ? :D keep your meat eatin rear end out of trouble.
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  • WagnerRCWagnerRC Posts: 2,017
    Right on Tony.
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 4,124
    i thought tonyb was a great guy until he showed me a picture i couldn't forget B)
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    I know nothing....

    *walks away from conversation*

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  • halenhalen Posts: 626
    Well. Made my rounds for tonight. The air is icy cold now. To me at least.

    Cheers!
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 45,212
    What didn't you guys eat!?!
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  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,918
    F1nut wrote: »
    What didn't you guys eat!?!

    Hope @lightman1 wasn't there...
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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    Tony's good people!
  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 3,121
    Tony is one of the reasons I keep coming back to the fourn. Great guy and the real deal!
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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,148
    Tony's a good dude. Met him a few times myself and had a great time!

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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 9,000
    halen wrote: »
    Well. Made my rounds for tonight. The air is icy cold now. To me at least.

    Cheers!

    We got frickin snow last night in Wisconsin. Now a freeze blast. Into the teens tonight. Oh joy.
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