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    Post #1 - May 21st, 2009, 2:54 pm
    Post #1 - May 21st, 2009, 2:54 pm Post #1 - May 21st, 2009, 2:54 pm
    Is definitely NOT closed. I just walked past the place this weekend and still chock full of youngsters.
    Eaterlover eats at writes at bicurean.com
  • Post #2 - May 21st, 2009, 3:12 pm
    Post #2 - May 21st, 2009, 3:12 pm Post #2 - May 21st, 2009, 3:12 pm
    Are you referring to the old Crocodile Lounge (221 W Van Buren), or to the newer Crocodile (1540 N Milwaukee)?

    I'm almost positive the former is long gone...it's the latter that people weren't sure about.
  • Post #3 - May 21st, 2009, 3:19 pm
    Post #3 - May 21st, 2009, 3:19 pm Post #3 - May 21st, 2009, 3:19 pm
    FISHTTAWA...

    ...is now accepting credit cards. I saw the sign.
    ...defended from strong temptations to social ambition by a still stronger taste for tripe and onions." Screwtape in The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis

    Fuckerberg on Food
  • Post #4 - May 21st, 2009, 3:33 pm
    Post #4 - May 21st, 2009, 3:33 pm Post #4 - May 21st, 2009, 3:33 pm
    Kennyz wrote:FISHTTAWA...

    ...is now accepting credit cards. I saw the sign.

    Does this mean the old Crocodile Lounge is now an Indian fish place called "FISH TAWA"? Or is "FISHTTAWA" an acronym? I'm confused.

    I've got tomorrow off, so my brain isn't up to the task of doing any actual thinking...all it can do at this point is continuously calculate the number of minutes until I get to go home (86), and anticipate tomorrow's dinner in front of Master Yasuda (booyah)...any clarification that would save me from having to find two brain cells to rub together would be greatly appreciated :)
  • Post #5 - May 21st, 2009, 6:41 pm
    Post #5 - May 21st, 2009, 6:41 pm Post #5 - May 21st, 2009, 6:41 pm
    Eaterlover wrote:Is definitely NOT closed. I just walked past the place this weekend and still chock full of youngsters.

    Never knew it was closed. More info would be helpful
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #6 - May 21st, 2009, 7:41 pm
    Post #6 - May 21st, 2009, 7:41 pm Post #6 - May 21st, 2009, 7:41 pm
    Gary had a much more direct way of saying what I was thinking when I wrote my analogous post. Never knew it was closed. In fact, never knew what it was, let alone that people were talking about "it". Still don't know any of those things.
    ...defended from strong temptations to social ambition by a still stronger taste for tripe and onions." Screwtape in The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis

    Fuckerberg on Food
  • Post #7 - May 21st, 2009, 10:58 pm
    Post #7 - May 21st, 2009, 10:58 pm Post #7 - May 21st, 2009, 10:58 pm
    If OP is referring to Crocodile in Wicker Park, then they might be responding to this post in the Openings and Closings thread.
  • Post #8 - March 31st, 2010, 3:16 pm
    Post #8 - March 31st, 2010, 3:16 pm Post #8 - March 31st, 2010, 3:16 pm
    In the sprit of full disclosure I am with the Crocodile here in Chicago. We wanted to share a little information about what we do and where we're coming from with you guys, since you are obviously very serious about Chicago food.

    Across Europe, there is a grand custom of offering complimentary food to pub patrons in the form of a tapas or small meal. Emblematic of the rich regional heritage of hospitality, this simple gesture of fellowship made a marked impression on the founders of Crocodile Lounge, five years ago on a backpacking trip. Back in New York City and with an upstart business on the horizon, they instinctively knew they had to translate that distinctly European experience into an American classic: pizza. Born on St. Patrick's Day in the East Village, Crocodile Lounge offered simple, artisan pizzas to anyone who wanted to share a drink with a friend. In 2008, they expanded their menu into New York's only serious rival for the pizza capital of United States: Chicago, Illinois. Operating the in heart of the Windy City, Chicago's Crocodile Lounge continues to offer an American slice of European tradition.

    Located in the Located in the heart of Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood and easily accessible by train and car, the Crocodile Lounge is an ideal point of celebration for your birthday, holiday, bachelor or bachelorette party. And celebration has never been easier or more affordable. Simply reserve your place with us and arrive with a party of at least 10 before 10PM and a $40 drink tab is on us. As always, a pizza comes free with the purchase of any beverage. So join us for great drinks and delicious food while you dance your special night away.

    Here's a link to our current specials
    http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/imag ... 19d4b0.jpg

    thanks for your time:

    Crocodile Chicago 1540 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago IL 60622
    Hours: Monday-Friday 5:30PM - 2:00AM Saturday 9:00AM - 3:00AM Sunday 9:00AM - 2:00AM
    Phone: 773.252.0880
  • Post #9 - March 31st, 2010, 6:13 pm
    Post #9 - March 31st, 2010, 6:13 pm Post #9 - March 31st, 2010, 6:13 pm
    If something is no good, it doesn't matter if it's free or not. Can anyone vouch for the quality of the pizza? As for free food in a bar, it's not just Europe, there are a lot of cntinas in Mexico that do the same.
    trpt2345
  • Post #10 - March 31st, 2010, 6:23 pm
    Post #10 - March 31st, 2010, 6:23 pm Post #10 - March 31st, 2010, 6:23 pm
    trpt2345 wrote:If something is no good, it doesn't matter if it's free or not. Can anyone vouch for the quality of the pizza? As for free food in a bar, it's not just Europe, there are a lot of cntinas in Mexico that do the same.


    I think the phrase you get what you pay for it apt here, it's a place that probably sells more pabst than anything else and the quality of the pizza is about on the same level. It's a hipsterish bar and i've had fun at when i've gone but it's certainly not a pizza destination.
  • Post #11 - January 12th, 2018, 10:54 am
    Post #11 - January 12th, 2018, 10:54 am Post #11 - January 12th, 2018, 10:54 am
    Decade-Old Wicker Park Bar Crocodile Evicted For Unpaid Rent

    https://chicago.eater.com/2018/1/11/168 ... napid-rent
    "At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom." George Carlin

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