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Added Dec 27 2017

Arami, 1829 W. Chicago Ave. Table for two at 8 p.m. Special a la carte New Year’s Eve menu. 312-243-1535.

Artango Bar & Steakhouse, 4767 N. Lincoln Ave. Table for two at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Four-course menu, $75 (before 7 p.m.) and $85 (8:30 p.m. and later). Live music. 872-208-7441.

Bad Hunter, 802 W. Randolph St. Table for four at 6 p.m. Vegetable-forward, a la carte menu. 312-265-1745.

Bar Roma, 5101 N. Clark St. Table for two at noon (brunch menu), table for two at 7 p.m. and table for four at 9 p.m. Regular menu plus specials. 773-942-7572.

The Barn, 1016 Church St., Evanston. Table for two at 5 p.m. Three-course menu, $70; four-course menu, $85, five-course menu, $100. 847-868-8041.

Beatrix, 519 N. Clark St. Two tables for up to four guests at 6 and 8 p.m. Featuring regular menu with specials; midnight Champagne toast. 312-284-1377.

Beatrix Streeterville, 671 N. St. Clair St. Two tables for up to four guests at 6 and 8 p.m. Featuring regular menu with specials; midnight Champagne toast. 312-642-0001.

Beatrix Fulton Market, 834 W. Fulton Market. Two tables for up to four guests at 6 and 8 p.m. Featuring regular menu with specials; midnight Champagne toast. 312-733-0370.

BellyQ, 1400 W. Randolph St. Saving a table for four, available any time. Regular menu plus special family-style menu available. 312-563-1010.

Big Jones, 5347 N. Clark St. Table for four at 8 p.m. Special NYE menu $45, $75 with beverage pairings. 773-275-5725.

Bites Asian Kitchen, 3313 N. Clark St. Table for two 11:30 a.m. (brunch menu) and table for four at 7:30 and 9 p.m. Regular menu. 773-270-5972.

Bohemian House, 11 W. Illinois St. Table for two and for four at 7:30 p.m. Four-course menu, $65; beer ($25) and wine ($35) pairings available. 312-955-0439.

Booth One, 1301 N. State Parkway. Table for four at 8 p.m. Regular menu, plus specials. Live music. 312-649-0535.

Brickhouse Tavern, 3647 N. Clark St., is holding five tickets ($80) to the first-ever New Year’s countdown in the Park at Wrigley. Expansive passed-food options, premium drink package, party favors, midnight toast and more; doors open 9 p.m. Tickets via brickhousetavernchi.com, or call 312-579-3637.

The Bristol, 2152 N. Damen Ave. Table for two at 8 p.m. Four-course menu, $75. 773-862-5555.

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! 2024 N. Halsted St. Table for four at 7 p.m. Regular menu plus specials. 773-935-5000.

Cantina Laredo, 508 N. State St. Table for two at 11:30 a.m. (brunch menu), table for two at 7:30 p.m. and table for four at 9 p.m. Three-course menu $59.99, with optional cocktail pairings for $15.99; regular menu also available. 312-955-0014.

Chicago Firehouse Restaurant, 1401 S. Michigan Ave. Tables for two and four at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. A la carte menu. 312-786-1401.

Chop Shop. 2033 W. North Ave. Table for four at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Four-course menu, $60; regular a la carte menu also available. Performance by Har Mar Superstar at 8 p.m. 773-537-4440.

Cindy’s, 12 S. Michigan Ave. Table for four at 4 p.m. A la carte menu with specials. 312-792-3502.

City Mouse, 311 N. Morgan St. Table for two at 5:30 p.m. Three-course menu, $79. 312-764-1908.

Commons Club (Virgin Hotel Chicago), 203 N. Wabash Ave. Table for four at 5 p.m. Three-course menu, $85. 312-940-4747.

Commonwealth Tavern, 2000 W. Roscoe St., is saving four tickets ($60) for its 8 p.m. party. Bar package, appetizer buffet, party favors and midnight toast. 773-697-7965.

Daisies, 2523 N. Milwaukee Ave. Table for two at 5:30 and 9:30 p.m. Five-course tasting menu, $55; optional wine pairing $25. 773-661-1671.

Davanti Enoteca, 1359 W. Taylor St. Table for four at 7 p.m. Regular menu, plus specials. 312-226-5550.

The Dearborn, 145 N. Dearborn St. Table for two at 5 and 7 p.m. Three-course menu, $72. 312-384-1242.

Dolce Italian, 127 W. Huron St. Table for four at 5 p.m. Seasonal Italian menu. 312-754-0700.

Dos Urban Cantina, 2829 W. Armitage Ave. Table for four at 10 p.m. Four-course menu, with shot of tequila, $89. Live mariachi. 773-661-6454.

Dusek’s Board & Beer, 1227 W. 18th St. Table for four at 6 p.m. Five-course menu, $65 (optional beer pairings $25, wine pairings $35). 312-526-3851.

Eden, 1748 W. Lake St. Table for two and for four at 9 p.m. Special a la carte menu. 312-366-2294.

El Che Bar, 845 W. Washington Blvd. Table for four at 6 and 9 p.m. Regular menu featured. 312-265-1130.

Elske, 1350 W. Randolph St. Table for two at 7 p.m. Tasting menu, $85 (optional wine pairings $45), plus a la carte menu with supplements. 312-733-1314.

Ema, 74 W. Illinois St. Table for two at 6 p.m., and two tables for up to four guests at 6 and 8 p.m. A la carte menu with specials. 312-527-5586.

The Fifty/50, 2047 W. Division St. Table for four at 7 p.m. Regular upscale-pub menu. 773-489-5050.

Fizz Eater and Soda Fountain, 7958 W. Belmont Ave. Table for four at 7 p.m. Regular menu of retro burgers, shakes, phosphates. 773-839-3499.

The Florentine, 151 W. Adams St. Table for two or four at 7:30 p.m. A la carte Italian menu. 312-660-8866.

Formento’s, 925 W. Randolph St. Table for two at 8 p.m. Four-course menu, $75. 312-690-7295.

Found, 1631 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Table for two at 8 p.m. Midnight in Paris party features five-course, shared-plate menu for $75. 847-868-8945.

Francesca’s on Chestnut, 200 E. Chestnut St. Table for four at 7 p.m. Regular menu plus special Feast of the Seven Fishes menu. 312-482-8800.

Hearth Restaurant, 1625 Hinman Ave., Evanston. Table for four at 9 p.m. Four-course menu, $70; regular menu also available. 847-570-8400.

The Herbarium at Bad Hunter, 150 N. Halsted St., Table for 6 at 5 p.m. Three-course menu, $80. 312-912-4882.

Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar, 2700 W. Chicago Ave. Table for four at 6 and 9 p.m. Three-course menu, $60; six-course menu, $120; caviar tasting, $90. 773-661-9577. (See review here.)

Honey’s, 1111 W. Lake St. Table for four at 6 p.m. Four-course, west-European menu, $85. 312-877-5929.

Hub 51, 51 W. Hubbard St. Table for four at 6 p.m.; table for two at 9 p.m. Regular menu with specials. 312-828-0051.

Il Porcellino, 59 W. Hubbard St. Table for four at 7 p.m.; table for two at 9 p.m. Featuring family-style supper and holiday specials. Midnight toast. 312-959-0800.

Imperial Lamian, 6 W. Hubbard St. Table for two at 7:30, table for four at 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. A la carte menu of favorites, plus specials. 312-595-9440.

Italian Village, 71 W. Monroe St. Table for four at 7:30 p.m. at La Cantina, The Village and Vivere restaurants, each serving its regular menu and Champagne from large-format bottles. 312-332-7005.

Ixcateco Grill, 3402 W. Montrose Ave. Table for two at 6:45 p.m., table for four at 7:30 p.m. A la carte menu and specials. BYO. 773-539-5887.

Koi Fine Asian Cuisine, 624 Davis St., Evanston. Table for two at noon (dim sum brunch), kids countdown table for four at 6:30 p.m. and table for four at 9 p.m. A la carte menu and $30 tasting menu available. 847-866-6969.

Le Colonial, 937 N. Rush St. Table for four at 7:30 p.m. Three-course Vietnamese menu, $75. 312-255-0088.

The Loyalist, 177 N. Ada St. Table for two at 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve lobster bash includes all-you-can-eat lobster, side dishes and New Year’s swag, $75. Limited a la carte menu also available. 773-913-3774.

Macello Ristorante, 1235 W. Lake St. Table for four at 7 p.m. and table for two at 8 p.m. Regular menu plus specials. 312-850-9870.

Mahalo, 1501 N. Milwaukee Ave. Table for two and table for four at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. A la carte menu. 708-328-3091.

Mariscos Sirena, 3658 W. Lawrence Ave. Table for four at 7 and 9 p.m. Prix-fixe menu, $45; regular menu also available. BYO. 773-961-7016.

Margeaux Brasserie, 11 E. Walton St. Table for four at 5:30 p.m. Five-course modern-French tasting menu, $95. 312-646-1386.

Mercadito, 108 W. Kinzie St. Table for two at 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. Five-course sharing menu, $45 (2 1/2-hour open bar $50 additional). 312-329-9555.

mfk, 432 W. Diversey Parkway. Table for two at 9 p.m. Seasonal a la carte menu. 773-857-2540.

Mi Tocaya Antojeria, 2800 W. Logan Boulevard. Table for four at 6:30 p.m. Seasonal, regional-Mexican dishes. 872-315-3947.

Mity Nice Bar & Grill, 835 N. Michigan Ave. Two tables for up to four guests at 12:30 p.m. Brunch menu. 312-335-4745.

Mott St, 1401 N. Ashland Ave. Table for four at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tasting menu (15 courses) with sparkling wine toast, $75.

Nacional 27, 325 W. Huron St. Table for four at 7:30 p.m. Multicourse menu for $99.99. 312-664-2727.

Naoki, 2300 N. Lincoln Park West. Table for four at 8 p.m. A la carte menu with specials. 773-868-0002.

Nonnina, 340 N. Clark St. Table for four at 8 p.m. A la carte menu plus Italian specials. 312-822-0077.

Osteria Via Stato, 620 N. State St. Table for four at 7:30 p.m. Multicourse menu, $95. 312-642-8450.

Pete Miller’s Steak and Seafood, 1557 Sherman Ave., Evanston. Table for four at 6, 8 and 10 p.m. Special three-course dinner, $65. 847-328-0399.

Piccolo Sogno, 464 N. Halsted St. Table for four at 8 p.m. Regular menu plus specials. 312-421-0077.

Portsmith, 660 N. State St. Table for four at 7 p.m. Regular, seafood-focused menu. 312-202-6050.

PR Italian Bistro, 3908 N. Sheridan Road. Table for four at 8 p.m. Blackboard menu will feature a la carte “foodie countdown” of its most popular dishes. 773-404-8955.

Proxi, 565 W. Randolph St. Table for four at 9:30 p.m. A la carte menu with specials. 312-466-1950.

The Publican, 837 W. Fulton Market. Table for four at 8:30 p.m. Three-course menu, $75. 312-733-9555.

Regards to Edith, 326 N. Morgan St. Table for four at 6 p.m. in dining room; table for four at 8:30 p.m. in the bar. A la carte menu with specials. 312-763-6564.

Riva, 700 E. Grand Ave. Table for two at 6:30 and 7 p.m., table for four at 6:30 and 7 p.m. Regular menu with specials, fireworks view. 312-644-7482.

River Roast, 315 N. LaSalle St. Table for two at 7:30 p.m. A la carte NYE menu of River Roast favorites, including prime rib and whole duck. 312-822-0100.

R.J. Grunts, 2056 N. Lincoln Park West. Table for two at 7 p.m. A la carte menu. 773-929-5363.

SafeHouse Chicago, 60 E. Ontario St. Table for two at 5 and 7 p.m. Regular menu. 312-313-1007.

Saint Lou’s Assembly, 664 W. Lake St. Table for six at 9 p.m. Five-course menu, $55 ($90 with optional wine pairings); a la carte menu also available. 312-600-0600.

Salero, 621 W. Randolph St. Table for two at 6 and 9 p.m. Four-course Spanish-inspired menu, including black-truffle and lobster paella, $75. Wine pairings and bar packages available. 312-466-1000.

Seven Lions, 130 S. Michigan Ave. Table for two at 6:30 p.m.; table for four at 9:30 p.m. Regular menu with specials; special Champagne prices. 312-880-0130.

Split-Rail, 2500 W. Chicago Ave. Table for two at 7 and 9 p.m. Titanic-themed menu, starting at $60. 773-697-4413.

State and Lake Chicago Tavern, 201 N. State St. Table for four at 6 and 8 p.m. A la carte steakhouse menu. 312-239-9400.

Steadfast, 120 W. Monroe St. Table for four at 7 p.m. Regular menu. 312-801-8899.

Stella Barra Pizzeria, 1954 N. Halsted St. Table for four at 7 p.m. Regular menu plus specials. 773-634-4101.

Tanta, 118 W. Grand Ave. Table for four at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Regular a la carte menu and Peruvian holiday specials. 312-222-9700.

Tavern on Little Fort, 4128 N. Lincoln Ave., is saving four tickets ($40) for an 8 p.m. party. Bar package, appetizer buffet, party favors, midnight toast. 773-360-1869.

Tavern on Rush, 1031 N. Rush St. Table for four at 6 p.m. Regular menu and specials. 312-664-9600.

312 Chicago, 136 N. LaSalle Drive. Table for four at 7 p.m. Four-course menu, $75. 312-696-2420.

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub, 622 N. Fairbanks Court. Holding two tickets to annual, sold-out party. $15 includes Champagne split or beer tallboy, plus DJ, dancing, midnight toast. 312-642-0700.

Tuscany on Taylor, 1014 W. Taylor St. Table for four at 6 and 8:30 p.m., and table for six at 6 and 6:30 p.m. Regular menu with chef specials, midnight toast. 312-829-1990.

20 East, 20 E. Delaware Place. Table for two at 7:30 p.m. Regular menu; Champagne toast at midnight. 312-397-3633.

Wood, 3335 N. Halsted St. Table for two at 6 and 9 p.m. Four course menu, $75; wine pairings and bar packages available. 773-935-9663.

The Albert, 228 E. Ontario St. Table for four at 8 p.m. Prix-fixe menu, $125; wine pairings $75 additional. 312-471-3883.

The Aviary, 955 W. Fulton Market. Table for two at 5:30 p.m. Three-course cocktail tasting menu with food bites, $135. hospitality@theaviary.com.

Bellemore, 564 W. Randolph St. Table for two at 6:30 p.m. and table for four at 8:30 p.m. Six-course tasting menu, $85 (wine pairing $45 additional). 312-667-0104.

Blackbird, 619 W. Randolph St. Table for two at 8 p.m. Tasting menu, $125; regular menu also available. 312-715-0708.

Blvd, 817 W. Lake St. Table for four at 8:45 p.m. Family style menu, $125, includes Champagne toast. DJ, dancers and other surprises. 312-526-3116.

Brindille, 534 N. Clark St. Table for four at 8:30 p.m. A la carte menu, plus tasting menus (ranging $125-$250 with wines) available. 312-595-1616.

Cafe Robey, 2018 W. North Ave. Table for two at 9 p.m. Four-course dinner with wine pairings, $110 ($75 without pairings). 872-315-3084.

Chez Moi, 2100 N. Halsted St. Table for four at 5, 7 and 9:30 p.m. A la carte menu with holiday specials. 773-871-2100.

Duck Duck Goat, 857 W. Fulton Market. Table for two at 7 p.m. Fixed-price dinner, $70; optional beverage pairing $30. 312-902-3825.

The Duck Inn, 2701 S. Eleanor St. Table for four at 8 p.m. Five-course menu, $95; seven-course menu, $120. Wine pairings available. Midnight toast and party favors. 312-724-8811.

Fremont, 15 W. Illinois St., is saving five tickets ($125) for its A Night in Disguise party; package includes premium bar, passed appetizers, midnight toast. Tickets at fremontchicago.com, or call 312-874-7270.

Geja’s Cafe, 340 W. Armitage Ave. Saving a table for two or four for 5, 7:30 and 10 p.m...

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, 1028 N. Rush St. Table for four at 6, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Regular menu. 312-266-8999.

Gibsons Italia, 233 N. Canal St. Table for four at 8 p.m. Regular menu. 312-414-1100.

GT Fish & Oyster, 531 N. Wells St. Table for four at 7:15 p.m. A la carte menu. 312-929-3501.

GT Prime, 707 N. Wells St. Table for four at 8:45 p.m. A la carte menu. 312-600-6305.

Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House, 1024 N. Rush St. Table for four at 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Regular menu. 312-640-0999.

Izakaya at Momotaro, 820 W. Lake St., is holding four tickets for its Countdown to New Year’s Eve party. Premium bar, passed hors d’eouvres, Champagne toast at midnight. $125, tax and tip included. 312-733-4818.

The J Parker, 1816 N. Clark St., is holding two tickets for its Roaring ’20s party, which starts at 9 p.m. Premium beverages, passed appetizers, dessert station, DJ Kareem and midnight toast, $125. 312-254-4747.

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, 60 E. Grand Ave. Table for four at 11 p.m. Regular menu; prosecco toast at midnight. 312-379-5637.

Joy District, 112 W. Hubbard St., is saving four tickets ($150) for 8 p.m. party. Bar package, passed hors d’oeuvres, hosted Champagne bar 8-9 p.m., DJs, midnight toast. 312-955-0399.

Katana, 339 N. Dearborn St. Table for two at 5:30 and 8 p.m, and table for four at 9:30 p.m. Regular sushi and robata menus featured. 312-877-5544.

The Kennison, 1800 N. Lincoln Ave. Table for two at 7:15 and 8:15 p.m. Five-course menu with wine pairings, $110. 312-981-7070.

La Sirena Clandestina, 954 W. Fulton Market. Table for four at 6 and 9 p.m. Regular menu available. 312-226-5300.

Little Goat Diner, 820 W. Randolph St., is holding four tickets for its ’70s-themed New Year’s Eve party, starting 8:30 p.m. Food stations and passed food, open bar, DJ and dancing, $150. 312-888-3455.

Luxbar, 18 E. Bellevue Place. Table for four at 6, 8 and 10 p.m. Regular menu. 312-642-3400.

Maple & Ash, 8 W. Maple St. Two tables for two at 7:45 p.m. A la carte steakhouse menu with specials, Champagne toast at midnight. 312-944-8888.

Mercat a la Planxa, 638 S. Michigan Ave. Table for two at 7 p.m. Spanish tasting menu, $95; vegetarian tasting, $65. 312-765-0524.

Michael Jordan’s Steak House, 505 N. Michigan Ave. Table for four at 7 p.m. Eat Like Mike NYE package, $125; $150 with optional beer and wine pairings. 312-321-8823.

Monteverde, 1020 W. Madison St. Table for two at 7 p.m.; two bar seats at 9 p.m. Early seating features four-course menu, $110; late seating features five-course menu, $125, and includes live music and midnight toast. 312-888-3041.

Naha, 500 N. Clark St. Table 81 (corner table, best view) being held for party of four at 9:30 p.m. A la carte menu, plus tasting options. 312-321-6242.

Nico Osteria, 1015 N. Rush St. Table for two at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Prix-fixe menu, $110; regular menu also available. 312-944-7100.

Osteria Langhe, 2824 W. Armitage Ave. Two tables for four at 9 p.m. Five-course menu, $85, or $135 with half-bottle of sparkling wine. Champagne toast. 773-661-1582.

Prime & Provisions, 222 N. LaSalle St. Table for two at 8 p.m. Regular menu, plus a la carte special menu including Dover sole and beef Wellington. 312-726-7777.

Quartino, 626 N. State St. Table for four at 7, 7:30, 8 and 8:30 p.m. Regular menu. 312-698-5000.

Roister, 951 W. Fulton Market. Table for two at 8 p.m. A la carte menu; deposit required at booking. hospitality@roisterrestaurant.com.

RPM Steak, 66 W. Kinzie St. Table for four at 5:15 and 6:45 p.m. Regular menu with luxury specials. 312-284-4990.

Sepia, 123 N. Jefferson St. Table for two at 9:30 p.m. Six-course menu, $125. 312-441-1920.

Signature Room, 875 N. Michigan Ave. Table for two at 6 p.m. Three-course menu, $125. 312-787-9596.

Somerset, 1112 N. State St. Table for two at 6:15 p.m., table for four at 8:15 p.m. and table for two at 10:15 p.m. Four-course menu, $135; beverage pairings available. 312-586-2150.

SteakBar, 1500 N. Wells St., is saving five tickets ($100) for its American Hustle party. Package includes premium drinks, passed appetizers, dessert hour, party favors, midnight toast. Tickets at steakbarchicago.com or call 773-966-0404.

Steak 48, 615 N. Wabash Ave. Table for four at 7 p.m. and two tables for two at 8 p.m. Regular menu. 312-266-4848.

Swift & Sons, 1000 W. Fulton Market. Table for two and table for four at 9 p.m. A la carte steakhouse menu. 312-733-9420.

Torali Italian-Steak, 160 E. Pearson St. Table for four at 9:30 p.m. A la carte menu, plus an $85 surf-and-turf special. 312-573-5160.

Travelle Kitchen + Bar, 330 N. Wabash Ave. Table for two at 7:30 p.m. Fixed-price menu, $175; wine pairings $60 additional. 312-923-7705.

Vol. 39, 39 S. LaSalle St., is saving two tickets ($145) to the library bar’s Paris in 1920s themed party...

Wildfire, 159 W. Erie St. Table for two at 5:45, 6:45, 8:45 and 9:45 p.m. Regular menu, plus specials. 312-787-9000.

Acadia, 1639 S. Wabash Ave. Table for four at 5 p.m. and a table for two at 8:30...

Alinea, 1723 N. Halsted St. Table for two at 5 p.m. Multi-sensory, 14-to-16-course menu, $425. hospitality@alinearestaurant.com.

Boka, 1729 N. Halsted St. Table for four at 7:45 p.m. Seven-course menu, $150; add $55 for standard wine pairing, $125 for reserve. 312-337-6070.

Entente, 3056 N. Lincoln Ave. Table for two at 8 p.m. Eight-course tasting menu by chef Brian Fisher, with wine pairings, $200. 872-206-8553.

Everest, 440 S. LaSalle St. Table for four at 7 p.m. Tasting menu, $185; prix-fixe menu, $130. 312-663-8920.

GreenRiver, 259 E. Erie St. Table for two at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Early seating features five-course menu for $180 ($125 without wine pairings); late seating features six-course menu for $230 ($155 without wine pairings). 312-337-0101.

Next, 953 W. Fulton Market. Table for two at 8:45 p.m. Grand tasting menu, featuring dishes from acclaimed chefs around the world, $385 including midnight Champagne toast. hospitality@nextrestaurant.com.

Oriole, 661 W. Walnut St. Table for two at 5:30 p.m. Fifteen-course menu, $190. 312-877-5339.

Sixteen, 401 N. Wabash Ave. Table for two at 5 p.m. Five-course tasting menu, $175. 312-588-8030.

Spiaggia, 980 N. Michigan Ave. Table for two at 7:30 p.m. Ten-course Autunno (fall) dinner, $350. 312-280-2750.

Temporis, 933 N. Ashland Ave. Table for two at 6 and 9 p.m. Serving a special 10-course menu, $150; wine pairings available for $95 or $165. 773-697-4961.

Topolobampo, 445 N. Clark St. Table for two at 6:30 p.m. Six-course menu with wine pairings, $230 ($140 without pairings). Live mariachi music, Champagne toast. 312-661-1434.

Original article
http://www.chicagotribune.com/ct-food-save-the-tables-1227-story.html
Date published
December 27, 2017
    Save the Tables: Last-minute New Year's Eve reservations at 178 Chicago restaurants
    Welcome back to our annual Save-the-Tables feature, wherein you, the alert reader, get a shot at impossible-to-get New Year's Eve tables that I, your not-so-humble servant, have set aside. OK, actually, the restaurant owners themselves are the generous folks who set these reservations aside. But they're all in my name.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Morgan S. Live in Heart of Chicago / Pilsen neighborhood

    anyone else feel that some Everyblockers have multiple accounts/identities?

  • Steve Jovan Public Policy

    You are really bad at this Margaret as is evidenced by your lack of ability to cite anything!
    It’s 2 to 3 years for the Masters in social science. It’s another 3 years class work for the doctoral degree on average followed by a research paper, preliminary exams and then a dissertation. Who ever claimed it was all in a classroom? No one meaning you are refuting a point no one made. Hint there is no one who thinks the work they do after completing their courses is easier. By any measures the problem is designed to become progressively more difficult.
    FYI the last year of medical school is spent working in a hospital for the most part but we call it the third year of medical school.
    It’s not until you reach the dissertation stage that you are obligated to produce anything in terms of contributing to the field. Your funding may require that you teach an undergraduate class or be a TA for a professor none of which constituents a contribution to the field which is considered to be original peer reviewed published research.
    You are earning your keep within your department but this is not contributing to the field unless you are that rare graduate student that gets published. Key term there is rare!
    I love how you wrap it up so nicely by admitting it takes as long as it takes which is why it takes until the age of 33 on average given the data.
    Let’s see 8.2 to 9 years plus about 4 as an undergraduate and you get almost exactly 33 years old. Amazing how the math works out just right provided you measure undergraduate life as separate which is exactly what I did and what the citation proves.

  • Steve Jovan Public Policy

    Funny given I was fully funded throughout my graduate career. Like most undergraduates I or should I say my parents paid for 75% with scholarship money covering the rest.

    You just can’t get a break here can you.
    No sources, no data nothing but but an ever changing story that I’m not alone in pointing out to you.
    You can’t spin this! You are objectively wrong and no matter what links math or sources are provided to you it’s still eludes you. Incredible!

  • Your parents paid for 75% of your PhD? Now I'm just sad.

  • How embarrassing that someone who claims to have a PhD thinks the idiom is “all intensive purposes.” Ha! That is not a typo. It’s a fundamental misunderstanding of LANGUAGE.

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  • Steve Jovan Public Policy

    Correct!
    The cause of the confusion is rooted in this phonetic similarity. For all intensive purposes is what is known as an eggcorn, a label invented in the early 2000s by linguist Geoffrey Pullum to describe words or phrases that are misheard and consequently reform into a new word or phrase. Like, for example, hearing someone say “acorn” and thinking they said “eggcorn,” which is how this phenomenon got its name. The difference is stark when written down, but when spoken, the two words sound very much alike. Unlike mondegreens, eggcorns generally retain the same meaning as the original form, as in the case of for all intensive purposes.

    It’s like teaching first year linguistics to an 80 year old that does understand that language evolves. That it’s a living thing which changes over time. Made all the worse given that they think they are correcting something that has not been considered to be improper for decades.
    Worst of all is that Chicago has the distinction of being the capital of the rules which govern said evolution.
    See the Chicago Manual of Style Becky! Currently in its 17 Editon!

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  • Steve Jovan Public Policy

    The bottom line is that this is not akin to “there” vs “their” as no such debate exists with regard to these two very separate and distinct words.
    As the citation notes both have come to be accepted given that they mean essentially the same thing.
    She is entitled to be old fashioned about her use of the original phrase but it’s intellectually dishonest to label the other as improper given that linguistics does not agree on the issue.

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  • emj1900 bp lifer

    OMG.....Steve you are sodaran condescending it's sad...www.wikihow.com/Stop-Being-a-Condescending... Please go here and learn. What makes you think you are so darn special? My kid is just as educated as you are. Went from HS to college took a internship as a junior that landed him the job he has today. He was hired the same day he was getting his diploma.. Already has his Masters in the field he loves and MR BIG SHOT STEVE, is now going for his PHD and almost done too. All this by 27 yrs old.....Imagine that.....I am very well versed in highly educated ...way too smart kids. As he always excelled in all he did. We have lived the "Big Bang Theory" here I assure you of that for years. Built his first computer by age 7...Yeah, 7yrs old.... There is one thing he never forgot. HOW TO TALK, TREAT and RESPECT people and have a sense of humor. Something I guess your mother never taught you dear. So as a mom, you can take all that education you claim to have and STICK IT. For you it seems it's worthless. For you do NOT know now to basically treat human beings....I strongly urge you to go to the website I posted and learn from it. Until then just STFU. There I said it. As a person you are far beyond words. Simply put...How do you even put up with yourself as a person? Shame on you.... You're way or the highway theory is total BS. You are a bitter Mr. Know it all, who might NOT actually have a life due to the person you truly seem to be. You are one sad piece of work.... Now, I hope Everyblock closes this thread....

  • Jill H 38 years in Chicago, 19 in North Center

    Wow, woke up to find 28 more posts in the Thread That Will Not Die. That wiki how link didn't open for me but here's the same one, a non-PhD level primer on learning how to treat people well. https://www.wikihow.com/Stop-Being-a-Condescending-Person

  • steve, I forgot to ask, how was your new year’s eve?

  • Can I mute this thread? Not relevant to me or most Everyblock subscribers.

  • Morgan S. Live in Heart of Chicago / Pilsen neighborhood

    Just because you down on others, doesn't mean they are looking up to you,,,

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    Hilary - just go to the gear on the bottom right of the post and click "Hide this post" and you shouldn't see it again. Ya,this post has become pretty tedious and I'm sure EB will soon lock it down.

  • I know it's cold, but some people need to go outside for some fresh air....downtown or otherwise.

  • Steve Jovan Public Policy

    EMJ perhaps you should get back to me when your son actually completes his doctorate and then puts in over 20 years of work in the field. Yes there is a difference between being in a doctoral program and holding a doctorate. Less than half of doctoral candidates complete the program.
    The “ I don’t like the way he said it” argument has nothing to do with the substance of the points I’ve articulated.
    Remember you don’t have any such educational background. My father is proud of me but he knows he is not qualified to address issues surrounding this topic. The same goes for you. You don’t like my style! Great for you but that changes nothing in terms of the facts and research I offered up.

  • You are so ridiculous. You haven’t offered up any research or pertinent facts at any point throughout this ridiculous thread. Go back and read the initial post. It was about what to do last minute for New Year’s Eve. You responded with some asinine comment about how no one with any social worth whatsoever would engage in such frivolity. Then you condescended for paragraphs on what constitutes “downtown” and how long it should really take to get an advanced degree. People disagree with you because yes, you are a jackass, but generally because you aren’t sticking to the point. That being that you should defend your position that some black tie affair on the 30th is the only thing anyone should consider attending. I’m still waiting. And I’d also like to see your CV so I might verify any of the claims made of your accomplishments

  • Steve Jovan Public Policy

    Meaning that you admit to be intellectually lazy. I posted study data from the PEW Research Center, USC school of public policy and the APSA yo name a few.
    These included definitions of the terms in question as well as a break down of various Chicago communities and their social/ economic character.
    Lastly my initial post was with regards to the objective fact that a certain class of persons living in downtown Chicago refrain from socializing with the large influx of people who come into the city on NYE.
    This was aliens to some people who clearly have no knowledge of demographics and trends in terms of the different classes of people who make the Chicagoland area their home. It seems that you are one such person. You can’t alter the postings once they are there so kindly explain those citations which you claim don’t exist.
    Lastly your inability to understand the links between education, income and how people group themselves socially is hardly my fault. This is why we teach advanced social sciences in our universities.

  • Every part of data that you posted had absolutely nothing to do with your original assertion. It’s not a question of whether or not the data you posted was valid it’s whether it’s relevant at all to the discussion. Hint: it is not. I don’t think you know what you’re talking about. If you can show me academic credentials that would suggest otherwise I would love to see them. Mainly because I find all of your explanations to be exhausting and woefully uninformed. It is an insult to academics for you to claim to be amongst them. If your comment was simply that some affluent members of the downtown crowd wish not to socialize with riffraff for New Year’s Eve, I would agree. But it’s really akin to saying the sky is blue and that water is wet. The issue most took with your initial statement was that you were a condescending jackass about it.

  • And if anyone is going to be accused of being lazy, it is you. You hide behind your arrogance and your insults you claim to provide tons of data and evidence to support claims but you failed to do so. In simply insulting people you think that you were winning an argument. The data you providing doesn’t pertain to your argument.

  • Steve Jovan Public Policy

    So not surprisingly it’s now time for you to change your story. Research that you claimed did not exist suddenly exists! Imagine that!
    Since it’s there for everyone to see it became impossible for you to deny it. So instead you have now decided on a different tactic. Research that did not exist 5 min ago is all of a sudden there. It must be a miracle!
    Not only is it there but you will all your experience in this field was able to access its relevance to the issues raised within minutes after claiming it never existed at all. Another miracle!
    All while not citing a single one of my citations. Incredible!
    It does not exist! No it exists but it does not state that which you claim Steve !
    Why because it’s just possible that you don’t have enough knowledge of this topic to possibly understand the citations as they relate to this topic.
    We already know that you don’t know how to identify a citation so why would anyone question your ability to understand one.
    The USC research clearly defines what it means to be a downtown resident of a metro area. It clearly defines the term and to whom it applies.
    My favorite part is how you admit to agreeing with my underlying hypothesis as you cannot deny the supporting demographic evidence. So instead of admitting that I was right you rather focus on how I stated it. It’s night in Chicago at 2am no matter what time of the year it happens to be. Stating that in a manner that you find more appealing makes it no more or less true.
    Universities allow anyone to audit classes in social science free of charge. If you have time to waste here you certainly have the time to take a few of these classes in the hopes that you might better understand the related research methodology.
    ....,

  • Steve Jovan Public Policy

    Methodology 101 if someone cites something with which you disagree you carefully deconstruct their citation. Being as specific as possible! You don’t declare in some childish blanket statement that their research is wrong. You endeavor to prove it just as they did in citing the research.
    I’m guessing I’ll get no such analysis from you. No detailed analysis of the flawed methodology. No critique of the peer review. Nothing that comes close to a scholarly response. Let’s see if I’m right yet again. I’m betting it time for you to change the topic yet again.

  • Steve Jovan Public Policy

    “Assess its relevance!”
    Sorry about the typo!

  • Steve Jovan Public Policy

    Wow I was right yet again! You offered not one reference to any of my citations.
    I should consider buying a lottery ticket given I’m 5 for 5 on what you don’t know and can’t cite.

  • Neighborhood Dad 25-year resident of North Center/St Bens/Lincol...

    I have often thought that it would be fun to have a large gathering of EveryBlock neighbors at which everyone wore a nametag that had their screen name and (if different, and if they so chose) their real name.

    People could put a face to a pseudonym and laugh about all the disagreements they’ve had. It would create a lot of fun, “Holy smokes, you’re [insert screen name here]?” moments.

    But now I fear you might show up and ruin it. You are an insufferable blowhard.

    I’m reminded of what my mom used to say about some people: “The only way he could have an intelligent conversation would be to talk to himself.”

    You’ll probably turn that into a compliment.

    Hint: It ain’t.

  • Steve Jovan Public Policy

    Meaning DAD once again you don’t have anything of substance to offer up as I’ve already demonstrated. You don’t have the capacity to engage in this level of debate. You don’t know what you “don’t know “.
    I don’t have the talent to place basketball with Michael Jordan but I’m not arrogant enough to believe that his talent does not matter. I’m simply not in his league.
    You along with others seems threatened by the style of my delivery yet not one of you can challenge the facts I have articulated.
    I have repeatedly challenged you and others to provide scholarly support for your rejection of my research based statements.
    In return I get nothing but silence or a personal attacks on the messenger as if that changes the facts somehow.
    Blow hard = someone who knows more than you.
    Intelligent = someone knowledgeable enough to understand the value of education.
    I remind you that you are the same person who could not identity any contributions from within the field of Political Science to our society and the world.
    This while living in the oldest Constitutional Republic on earth.
    Did you really believe that the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were a gift from unicorns?
    No I did not forget that uniquely absurd statement. It does however explain why you had no response to that nonsensical statement.

  • Isn't there some Public Policy PhD board somewhere where you can blather on about this stuff to people of your same intellectual caliber and social caste and who might actually give a cr*p, or did you get kicked off of them all?

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  • *borders

  • bw roscoe vlg

    I missed a few emails in the chain. can someone repost them all?? ....jus' kidding!

  • Steve Jovan Public Policy

    Wow that is what you got out of that statement? Have you been living under a rock for the past year?
    No answer to the substance of the statement and instead your only contribution is a misspelled word? Have you ever heard the term style over substance?
    That is like responding to the special theory of relativity by writing “you misspelled special. “
    How insightful!

  • John Ravenswood

    I want this amazing thread to continue forever, until it's next New Year's Eve and an innocent new EB person goes "oh, what a helpful article, I'll just [click] oh ... oh no."

  • Neighborhood Dad 25-year resident of North Center/St Bens/Lincol...

    Mr. Jovan - I’ll pick a couple of chestnuts and then I’m truly off this threadmill (see what I did there?).

    First - you claimed that downtown is not a certain geographic area but then wrote that 90% of the people at Eve of the Eve were “from downtown” based on their ZIP Codes. I acknowledged (in fact, it was my premise) that downtown means different things to different people and is, perhaps, fluid. I asked you to provide geographic borders of what constitutes “downtown Chicago” as of today or some time frame of your choosing. You didn’t. Or wouldn’t. Or couldn’t. I don’t care.

    But you cannot claim that 90% of people are from a geographic area and then claim that the goegraphic area cannot be defined. How in the hell would you know that 90% of the people are from there?

    Second, I posited that social science and political science are not true “sciences” and asked you for irrefutable truths that came from one of those sciences. You mentioned gerrymandering and the gender gap. Only an academic would think it took a “scientist” to figure out that gerrymandering went on (and still goes on).

    Likewise, any honest, objective person knows that there is a gender gap with regard to the compensation of men versus women. Again, it didn’t take a “scientist” to figure that out.

    You could have asked any woman who has been in the workplace the past 5 decades when, as you know as a “scientist,” women have entered the workplace in larger numbers and in fields that were “traditionally” male-dominated.

    But I wouldn’t expect you to do that - that would require you talking to a woman.

    Level of debate? Have you ever participated in a debate? It is not flooding people with useless drivel that you claim they can’t understand and about which they don’t care and then when they don’t bother responding you say, “I win! I was right! You are wrong! I am smarter than you!”

  • Morgan S. Live in Heart of Chicago / Pilsen neighborhood

    Oh No Steve Jovan is now a 'Inactive User' - somebody is having a fit right about now - TY Everyblock Staff...

  • Oh nooooo!

  • Neighborhood Dad 25-year resident of North Center/St Bens/Lincol...

    Out of curiosity, Morgan S - is “Inactive User” a voluntarily chosen status or does it mean that EB shut him off?

    Something tells me he’ll be back. But I’ve got no data to back that up. So he probably won’t be back.

    I’m concurrently joyful and disappointed. It’s been annoyingly fun. Or funnily annoying.

  • Neighborhood Dad 25-year resident of North Center/St Bens/Lincol...

    LMFAO. It appears he is lurking and giving himself Thumbs Up and others of us Thumbs Down.

  • A bunch of comments directed to me were removed as "personal attacks." Boooo! Those were excellent comments!

  • Morgan S. Live in Heart of Chicago / Pilsen neighborhood

    Im sure he's already has other accounts/identities here. People on Everyblock have dealt with this a few times before, unfortunately we will again. Trolls gotta Troll...

  • Neighborhood Dad 25-year resident of North Center/St Bens/Lincol...

    I don’t like censorship.

  • Morgan S. Live in Heart of Chicago / Pilsen neighborhood

    also in the past on Everyblock “Inactive User” has meant Everyblock shut the account down, sometimes they suspend for a time period. Have a good day all, back to reality.

  • Its only jan 4th but i predict this thread can maintain its position as worst of 2018

  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    The show is over, Steve Jovan is in now inactive. It was fun reading though!

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Steve was too long winded for me.

  • emj1900 bp lifer

    Thank you EB gods.....

  • Just read some of this thread. Steve sounds like your the only one impressed with yourself. Whats the big deal about an Eve of the Eve party at Merch Mart that anybody could drop $160 for. It's not some exclusive shindig that's by invitation only. You can see Maggie Speaks at any of the numerous summer fest's all over the city ( but not downtown!! ) every summer for free. I don't think anybody at the party was all that impressed with you either Steve or you wouldn't be spending your time on EveryBlock with all us dumb paupers. Poor Steve. Too smart and rich for everyone.

  • Correction: he is neither.

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