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#1 Binko

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 12:21 PM

If you guessed me, you're right! :) July 9th taping.

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 12:22 PM

Congrats! Are you allowed to talk about what place you'll be pimping?
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Posted 29 June 2007 - 12:24 PM

Really?! Coo-ell! Big fan, big fan...since crushes came up earlier I had a thing for that Amanda Puck, grrrrr, but Alpana not so much. I'm going to go out on a limb & say you're taking WTTW-land to some wondrous BBQ joint! Can't wait!
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Posted 29 June 2007 - 12:25 PM

Congrats! Are you allowed to talk about what place you'll be pimping?


I've looked at all the stuff they've sent me, and I don't see anything against the rules. I'm pimping Xni-Pec, a Yucatecan joint in Cicero. I'm kinda nervous. I've been on TV before, but not like this. Alpana better ply me with a lot of wine.

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 12:26 PM

I hope it 's someplace with a mid-price range. It annoys me whenever they review some place that sounds totally awesome, then Alpana chimes in during the wrapup portion that the average tab comes to $30 a person or more. <_< Hey Binko, do they recompense you for the visits to the restaurants?

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 12:27 PM

I hope it 's someplace with a mid-price range. It annoys me whenever they review some place that sounds totally awesome, then Alpana chimes in during the wrapup portion that the average tab comes to $30 a person or more.


Don't worry. This place is very affordable.

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 12:27 PM

Congrats. Better you than me. If Alpana plied me with wine the results would be embarassing. :wacko:

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 12:29 PM

Excellent. A friend of ours was on a few years ago...he said it was a really good time.

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 12:31 PM

Excellent. A friend of ours was on a few years ago...he said it was a really good time.


Frankly, I'm completely shocked they picked me. I just entered a restaurant I love on a lark in April, they called in May, asked for me my schedule in June, and I tape in July. Supposedly, they get something like 15,000 submissions, and 36 get picked. I just hope they edit it enough so I don't look like an idiot.

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 12:31 PM

I'm pimping Xni-Pec, a Yucatecan joint in Cicero.


Hey! Spoiler alert, pls.

Congrats -- I put two-and-two together and I realized I read a lot of yr posts on the LTH Forum. I've tried nominating one of my pals for "Check, Please" before, but I've heard the "waiting list" is in the thousands and thousands.

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 12:32 PM

cool! let us know when it airs, too! my friend was interviewed to be on it for a thai place named cozy but not picked. booo.

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 12:33 PM

Congrats! Are you allowed to talk about what place you'll be pimping?


I've looked at all the stuff they've sent me, and I don't see anything against the rules. I'm pimping Xni-Pec, a Yucatecan joint in Cicero. I'm kinda nervous. I've been on TV before, but not like this. Alpana better ply me with a lot of wine.


my parents have been pimping that place up for a while- they go with my aunt and uncle (the ones who own Freddy's, also in Cicero, also featured on Check, Please!).

hopefully you go last so if one of the other critics slams your place you can slam theirs...
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Posted 29 June 2007 - 12:33 PM

I'm pimping Xni-Pec, a Yucatecan joint in Cicero.


Hey! Spoiler alert, pls.

Congrats -- I put two-and-two together and I realized I read a lot of yr posts on the LTH Forum. I've tried nominating one of my pals for "Check, Please" before, but I've heard the "waiting list" is in the thousands and thousands.


Yeah, I post on LTH. I'm quite the amateur compared to the hard-core foodies on that website.

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 12:34 PM

well done bud!

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 12:37 PM

so awesome
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Posted 29 June 2007 - 12:38 PM

I'm pimping Xni-Pec, a Yucatecan joint in Cicero.


Hey! Spoiler alert, pls.

Congrats -- I put two-and-two together and I realized I read a lot of yr posts on the LTH Forum. I've tried nominating one of my pals for "Check, Please" before, but I've heard the "waiting list" is in the thousands and thousands.


Yeah, I post on LTH. I'm quite the amateur compared to the hard-core foodies on that website.



Hahahaha...

I figured that one out a while ago. I never post on there, but read quite a bit.

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 12:40 PM

I'm pimping Xni-Pec, a Yucatecan joint in Cicero.


Hey! Spoiler alert, pls.

Congrats -- I put two-and-two together and I realized I read a lot of yr posts on the LTH Forum. I've tried nominating one of my pals for "Check, Please" before, but I've heard the "waiting list" is in the thousands and thousands.


Yeah, I post on LTH. I'm quite the amateur compared to the hard-core foodies on that website.



Hahahaha...

I figured that one out a while ago. I never post on there, but read quite a bit.


Yah, I'm not a poster either -- just a lurker.
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Posted 29 June 2007 - 12:42 PM

ha, this is a perfect match. like if biggie was picked for some nba show or sg for, i don't know, any show etc related.
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Posted 29 June 2007 - 12:49 PM

Congrats! Are you allowed to talk about what place you'll be pimping?


I've looked at all the stuff they've sent me, and I don't see anything against the rules. I'm pimping Xni-Pec, a Yucatecan joint in Cicero. I'm kinda nervous. I've been on TV before, but not like this. Alpana better ply me with a lot of wine.


my parents have been pimping that place up for a while- they go with my aunt and uncle (the ones who own Freddy's, also in Cicero, also featured on Check, Please!).

hopefully you go last so if one of the other critics slams your place you can slam theirs...


I've been meaning to go to Freddy's for the longest time. I'm sort of ashamed I haven't been there yet. Yeah, definitely check out Xni-Pec. I will say, though, that they do occasionally have their off day. Even on their off days, they're quite good, but I have certainly noticed that it ranges from merely very good to sublime.

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 12:50 PM

cheers! i'm jealous and stuff.