I wrote a lengthy reply earlier in the day and just before hitting the Post Message button somehow deleted the whole thing. Anyway, bottom line, the 13th could work for us. We've got a semi-firm commitment for that day, but could either change it, or bring our friends along for the ride.
Have we had any feedback from WTMJ regarding these plans? Is this the direction they want to go with the story? There's certainly nothing wrong with doing another tour, but if this isn't the way they want to handle it, all our efforts will be in vain. maureenm may have a very specific angle in mind for this story and if we're not hitting it, she may have some other ideas for us.
Also, past tours have always followed a theme; the Ethnic Neighborhood Tour and the Saveur Magazine Tour, both in Chicago; nocarolina's South Suburban Chicago Tour, the Milwaukee Ethnic Grocery Tour, chicagostyledog's Burgers and Frozen Custard Tour, etc. Do we want to follow a similar path or just hit a bunch of miscellaneous spots?
If we go with a theme, can I suggest some possibilities? Maybe a National Avenue Tour, starting out Mexican at the east end and working our way west into southeast Asia. How about a Corned Beef Tour that includes Benji's, Jake's (open on Sunday?), and McBob's? Ilija's has been mentioned several times; what about Serbian Tour that included Ilija's, Balkan's, and Three Brothers (or any place else you would suggest)? Just some thoughts. Anybody else?
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