BILLY ELLIOT CHICAGO: WIN TICKETS TO BILLY ELLIOT AND DINNER AT PATTERINO'S on Show Me Chicago on Chicago Now.

THE CONTEST HAS ENDED.

CONGRATULATIONS TO LINDA BONTEMPO WINNER OF THE DRAWING FOR THE BILLY ELLIOT TICKETS AND DINNER AT PETTERINO’S. 

THANKS TO ALL FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE DRAWING AND YOUR GREAT COMMENTS ON CHICAGO LANDMARKS. 

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A Winning Combination.
Win a pair of tickets to Billy Elliot, the show that’s taking Chicago by storm, and enjoy a fine dining experience for two at Petterino’s.

To enter the drawing
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Show Me Chicago what your favorite
landmark/place in Chicago is and why in 140 characters or less. One entry per person.

JUST FOR FUN:

See how many of the landmarks in
the slide show you can identify. Do NOT put the answers in the
comment section. The landmarks will be identified at the end of the contest
and posted on the Show Me Chicago blog.

WINNER:

On
Saturday, June 12 a drawing will be held and the winner will be
notified. 

PRIZE:

Dinner for two at Patterino’s  and a pair of tickets to Billy Elliot the Musical at Ford Center/Oriental Theatre. SHOW and DINNER PACKAGE date: TBD, on a Tuesday or Wednesday
evening in June or early July.

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About Petterino’s.

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Petterino’s, named after the legendary and beloved Arturo Petterino, who was maitre d’ at the famed Pump Room for 35 years, has become a legend in its own right.

This popular steakhouse brings back the elegance and sophistication of that time with its dark wood decor, red leather booths, and framed celebrity photos lining the walls.

The menu is straightforward offering a selection of steaks, fresh fish, pastas and a crowd favorite veal chop. Many of the dishes are named after Chicago celebrities including the awesome Irv Kupcinet Chicken Chopped salad with corn, avocado, bacon, egg, olives and blue cheese.

Petterino’s, 150 N. Dearborn (right down the street from the Ford Center/Oriental Theatre for the Performing Arts). 312 984 1718.

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  • My favorite place to go in Chicago is the Field Museum. We love it as much as the kids! Seeing "Sue" is lots of fun, and there is always something new.

  • My fav spot is looking west on LSD just as you cross the Chicago River, especially at night. Best combo of architecture, lights & the lake.

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  • Oops, run away mouse click post before typing in my comment. Does Oak Street Beach count? No. OK then the Chicago Cultural Center is my favorite!

  • My favorite Chicago Landmark is the Second Presbyterian Church on South Michigan Ave. I lived across the street from the Church for the majority of my childhood and teen years. Aside from the incredible Architecture of the building, both inside and out, it holds a ton of memories for me...lots of summers spent there for Vacation Bible School and Community Events that gave an only child like me a chance to make lifelong friends. Everyntime I step to the door, I am a kid again :-)

  • Favorite is Joe's Stone Crab before Billy Elliott!

  • In reply to lebontempo:

    CONGRATULATIONS, LINDA. YOU HAVE WON THE DRAWING FOR THE TICKETS AND DINNER. PLEASE CONTACT ME AND I WILL GIVE YOU THE DETAILS. THE DATES FOR THE TICKETS WILL BE FOR JUNE 22 OR JUNE 23, PLEASE SELECT ONE OF THESE DATE. AND ENJOY.

  • My favorite Chicago Landmark is the Old Water Tower, such history surrounded by modernism.

  • Oak Park. Breeding ground for an architecture of democracy by Frank Lloyd Wright.

  • In reply to liraluis:

    Good choice--I grew up there.

  • In reply to liraluis:

    My favorite place is the Art Institute of Chicago. It has a fantastic permanent collection as well as many special exhibitions.

  • In reply to liraluis:

    My favorite place in Chicago is a newer one, Millenium Park, for its great lineup of family-friendly events summer after summer.

  • In reply to liraluis:

    The Green City Market is fantastic on a warm summer day. It's such a great mix of people, local vendors and culture. You could spend all afternoon brousing, getting some grub and continuting on to the zoo or the lake.

  • In reply to liraluis:

    The Theatre District-some of my best memories have happened there, including seeing my first ever musical "Joseph...". Feels like home!

  • In reply to liraluis:

    The long narrow blue stripe on the building at the northeast corner of Kingsbury and Ohio as you drive east off the Kennedy. It foretells the strip of Lake Michigan visible in the next block. Too specific? The Walnut Room for so many memories starting in childhood through the present.

  • In reply to liraluis:

    My favorite place in Chicago is the Ford Center for the Performing Arts/Oriental Theatre. It is home to the longest running show in Chicago, "Wicked", and is currently home to "Billy Elliot".

  • In reply to liraluis:

    Planetarium peninsula!
    All the magnificence presented in a single view

  • In reply to liraluis:

    The Chicago Theater. I was just there seeing Diana Ross and mentioned to my partner When she sand from Lady Sings The Blues I saw that movie here in the first rown the 8:30a..m. first showing. What wonderful memories. The seats we were in were the same seats I saw Valley of the Dolls the movie. Many happy time at a beautiful theater.

  • In reply to liraluis:

    The Field Museum is great for family outings or just for fun. I'm a history major so I always appreciate their exhibits.

  • In reply to liraluis:

    Garfield Park Conservatory: Like many, I found this hidden gem during 2003's Chihuly exhibit. Was thrilled to discover a forgotten treasure in a neglected neighborhood, and again excited to watch the area improve following the blockbuster exhibit.

  • In reply to liraluis:

    My favorite place in Chicago is going to have to be Wrigley Field-so historic, one of the oldest ballparks in history, a place where you feel like you just made 40,000+ friends, getting slammed and watching our CHICAGO CUBS get another W. I mean it doesn't get much better than that.

    Close second to my fave place is definitely The Magnificent Mile-who can resist a nice afternoon of shopping, or just browsing at the shops our city has to offer.

    Regardless-CHICAGO is amazing, there is no where else i would rather be than in Chicago.

  • In reply to liraluis:

    My favorite spot is walking along Lake Shore Drive looking at the lake and watching the sail boats. I find this relaxing.

  • In reply to liraluis:

    The nature preserve on Northerly Island just past the pavilion. Many people don't know it's there, so it's peaceful, beautiful, and quiet.

  • In reply to liraluis:

    Our favorite place in Chicago is the Museum Campus. You not only get 3 world class museums and Soldiers Field, but you also get the most breath taking view of the city. It also has the best parking when the meters are open. Bring your quarters!

  • In reply to liraluis:

    My favorite place is on the steps of the Art Institute.My Mom used to bring my sister and I to people watch and wait for our ride home after a day shopping. On one occasion the artist Lee Godie drew a picture of my sister and I sitting on top of the lions.We were on our way back from Chicagofest (think taste of chicago,rainbow roller rink,lallapalooza all rolled up into one)and she drew our picture for $3.00 and my moms chicagofest umbrella and rain poncho. She drew us wearing native american clothing with peacock feathers in our hair and high heels and big boobs.She told us we would look better as blonds so she gave us blond hair.She gave me big dolly parton hair and my sister afro puffs.For the record this was in 1978 and I was 8 and my sister 11.

  • In reply to liraluis:

    The Wrigley Building. I worked there for years and love the views of the Chicago River, WGN Studio, NBC Tower, Magnificent Mile and all the tourists.

  • In reply to liraluis:

    My favorite place to relax in Chicago is anywhere on the shores on Lake Michigan. The city of one side of you, miles and miles of blue on the other.

  • In reply to liraluis:

    Lake Michigan... viewed from the upper deck of Wrigley or the Cell (with a baseball game and a cold domestic brew).

  • In reply to liraluis:

    sitting at Navy Pier...watching the boats and people watching.

  • In reply to liraluis:

    There is a little spot to the north of Navy Pier called Olive Park. From there, you can see the north skyline of the city. On a hot summer night, it is beautiful to stand out there and just take it all in...the lights of the buildings, the lake, the boats, the traffic on LSD. Breathtaking!

  • In reply to liraluis:

    My favorite landmark is the Fourth Presbyterian Church off Michigan Ave. The mix of new and the old there is a great snapshot of Chicago.

  • In reply to liraluis:

    I'm new to Chicago, so forgive me if this isn't as groundbreaking as the other sites mentioned on this thread. But I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder though! I recently stumbled upon the Illinois Institute for Technology after a rainy day. With the street lights shining off the damp cement, next to the long, quiet campus- it gave me such a wonderful moment of appreciation for an urban solitude.

  • In reply to liraluis:

    Favorite landmark is Navy Pier - great view of the lake and the city, fun activities (including the wonderful stained glass museum), good food, and people watching.

  • In reply to liraluis:

    Wrigley Field - neighborhood feel, ivy, and lots of memories with my late diehard Cubs fan dad

  • In reply to liraluis:

    Michigan Avenue; A true Chicago landmark. I love to start at Oak Street and stroll south to Roosevelt. The architecture, the people, Water Tower, the river, Art Institute, Symphony Center, Millenium Park - all just amazing. It's one of the most beautiful streets in the world.

  • In reply to liraluis:

    My fav landmark is the bean as you can take pictures of yourself with the other chicago landmarks

  • In reply to liraluis:

    Block 37, one of the original 58 blocks fo the city. It's truly a landmark with historical ties to the city itself. Its architectural is one of the best in the city.

  • In reply to liraluis:

    I really love the Harold Washington Library. Not only are the gargoyles on the outside amazing, but the winter garden on the top floor will take your breath away.

  • In reply to liraluis:

    For vistas, I like Museum Campus but if you have to be indoors nothing beats the Shedd! Its never ever boring and makes everyone smile!

  • In reply to liraluis:

    Favorite place in Chicago is picnicking on the lawn at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millenium Park and listening to the symphony on a beautiful Chicago summer night!

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