Thursday, October 13, 2005

Breaking News

So I was out by the mall a bit ago and I noticed something interesting: there's now a sign up for Hooters, apparently it's "coming soon." Location: if you're driving on Essington toward the mall, and you're at the part where you go left or right into the Mall Loop, it's on the left. I also saw a guy taking a picture of the sign, which was a little odd. Someone must be excited. I really wish we could just get a BW3 instead so I could enjoy wings without skanks, but we'll probably get one eventually. Also: I put up links. Enjoy the writings of some local Jolietans and one cool dude in Washington DC.


Blogger Angry Jolietan said...

i can't wait to see hotties with stretch marks serving wings. Oh boy this is gonna be great!!!!!

so J-town has a Hooters, a Steak n Shake, freaking McBrody's, and no brewpub. Take a bow, John Mezera!

3:10 PM  
Blogger DaGoose said...

We have TWO Steak n Shakes. Also, what constitutes a "brewpub"?

3:14 PM  
Blogger Angry Jolietan said...

brewpub= remember Firehouse in Morris (at least when it first opened, now it's gone). or Goose Island or Rock Bottom in Chicago.

Mezera was always bragging about how he'd get a brewpub to J-town. instead we have that loser comedy club Crabigale's.

3:21 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Stretchmarks? Wtf?

5:26 PM  
Blogger FiveTone said...

Just before I left the Rialto building, they had someone interested in starting a brewpub there. Of course I've heard that story many times before, so we'll see what happens.

Also, there's a BW3 in Romeoville. A Hooters would be a real coup, though I don't recall seeing stretch marks on any Hooters girls I've ever seen. Maybe that's why they wear pantyhose?

4:28 PM  
Blogger willopined1 said...

I have been here my entire life. I can not figure out why anyone thinks get a Hooters is progress. We are booming city with what, just a handful of decent places to eat? Hooters and most of the other chains just do not cut it. Hate to see the homogenization of J-Town. I would prefer to see the city courting and supporting unique restauraunts. A brewpub would be nice, however I think that movement has waned almost everywhere.

6:12 AM  
Blogger DaGoose said...

Yeah, I love the food at Hooters, but I don't really consider it "progress." "Progress" would be getting a new restaurant that's not part of a chain that lasts for more than 6 months. It happens so rarely. I think Jolietans have a hard time reaching out of their comfort zone, foodwise, which is shown by our restaurants.

10:42 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

I so agree with you Em. I think we need some new options around here. I'm tired of having to drive out past Westmont to get to P.F. Chang's and Wildfire.

1:14 AM  
Blogger FiveTone said...

Hooters food sucks, but that's anyone goes there. Has anyone been to Pom Poms on Plainfield road? I hear it follows a formula similar to Hooters.

Perhaps this would be a good time to list some of the better restauraunts in j town. Excluding Tallgrass, which is in a league of its own, my top spots are:

1) Public Landing
2) Barolo
3) Truth
4) Syl's
5) Al's

It drops off pretty steeply after that, although I like Texas Roadhouse quite a bit too.

3:46 PM  
Blogger Angry Jolietan said...

Public Landing in Lockport=solid choice. My goodness, Al's #5? FFS I would have the Boston Market at Larkin & J Street well above those turds. Al's serves Clam Chowder in freakin' chicken broth. NEXT.

5:24 PM  
Blogger FiveTone said...

Well, I have to admit that I haven't been to Al's in quite awhile. I guess after Syl's it drops off pretty steeply.

BTW, I had a great microbrew over the weekend. I was at Piece
watching the Sox game, and tried their dysfunction ale. It won a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival, and is quite possibly the best beer I've ever tasted. It was like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale on steroids.

7:19 PM  
Blogger DaGoose said...

I'm sick, but not too sick to talk about food.
Al's: I love their Lobster Collins and brandy ice, it's a great place but they need to change their menu up a bit.
Syl's: Same as Al's minus Lobster Collins and brandy ice.
Barolo's: never been, need to go
Truth and Public Landing: went to both a few years ago, both were good and I need to go again.
Tallgrass: Never been, it will be mine, oh yes, it will be mine.

My personal favorite local spot is Louie's Chophouse, always good stuff.

10:39 PM  
Anonymous Kim said...

Not only is there a BW3 in Romeoville, right up the road there is supposedly a Hooters as well. Blech!!! - Romeoville resident

11:39 AM  

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