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March 21, 2012, 08:33:59 PM
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Let me know how this turns out, http://bitcoinnavigator.com is adding real estate and rental options and doing a site overhaul; would love to add the first chicago restaurant to accept bitcoins.
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March 21, 2012, 09:08:59 PM
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I'm an idiot.  Took a cab to the airport and totally forgot to use Chicago cabbie!  Going to be away from chicago for a few weeks too....
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March 21, 2012, 10:26:45 PM
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I'm an idiot.  Took a cab to the airport and totally forgot to use Chicago cabbie!  Going to be away from chicago for a few weeks too....

He's not officially set up yet to accept Bitcoin, anon5050, but he's a great guy and would have loved to discussed anything you put to him, including Bitcoin.

~Bruno~
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April 18, 2012, 02:34:54 AM
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Update: I'll be in Chicago May 11-13, so where do I eat?  Tongue

Also, go talk to these people and get them on this forum.  I see this group has 26 members, yet only 10 or so user names are in the original post here...

http://www.meetup.com/The-Chicago-Bitcoin-Meetup/

Bruno, have you contacted either of the restaurants I reached out to about bitcoins yet? 

Should I try to find more restaurants willing to meet?

Should I post more on restaurant Facebook pages?  I only ever got one "like" after posting on about 10 restaurants Facebook pages...  I think most people view restaurant Facebook pages sorted on the restaurant only, and I never got any follow up from the restaurants themselves...

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April 18, 2012, 02:46:48 AM
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Update: I'll be in Chicago May 11-13, so where do I eat?  Tongue

Also, go talk to these people and get them on this forum.  I see this group has 26 members, yet only 10 or so user names are in the original post here...

http://www.meetup.com/The-Chicago-Bitcoin-Meetup/

Bruno, have you contacted either of the restaurants I reached out to about bitcoins yet?  

Should I try to find more restaurants willing to meet?

Should I post more on restaurant Facebook pages?  I only ever got one "like" after posting on about 10 restaurants Facebook pages...  I think most people view restaurant Facebook pages sorted on the restaurant only, and I never got any follow up from the restaurants themselves...

Next week, I'll be doing the blitzkrieg on Chicago. I have Chicago Cabbie's leather wallet that includes the Flash Cab logo that I need to present to him. At that point, my goal is to get him further on board. Rashid is truly a great guy. I'm going to buy him dinner again. I will also make contact with your suggested restaurants. I have three of my own which I feel I can procure. I'll also make contact with a couple more I feel that I may be able to persuade after doing a little Googling, for Google and I are friends. Today, I was referred to as a Google-Fu master, albeit the master part was left off due to, I'm sure, his phone ringing when he penned that post. But I digress. I'll make contact with Tony at Bit-Pay prior to doing the blitzkrieg to see if anything has change in regards to the secret weapon.

~Bruno~
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April 18, 2012, 02:49:43 AM
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Update: I'll be in Chicago May 11-13, so where do I eat?  Tongue

Also, go talk to these people and get them on this forum.  I see this group has 26 members, yet only 10 or so user names are in the original post here...

http://www.meetup.com/The-Chicago-Bitcoin-Meetup/

Bruno, have you contacted either of the restaurants I reached out to about bitcoins yet?  

Should I try to find more restaurants willing to meet?

Should I post more on restaurant Facebook pages?  I only ever got one "like" after posting on about 10 restaurants Facebook pages...  I think most people view restaurant Facebook pages sorted on the restaurant only, and I never got any follow up from the restaurants themselves...

Next week, I'll be doing the blitzkrieg on Chicago. I have Chicago Cabbie's leather wallet that includes the Flash Cab logo that I need to present to him. At that point, my goal is to get him further on board. Rashid is truly a great guy. I'm going to buy him dinner again. I will also make contact with your suggested restaurants. I have three of my own which I feel I can procure. I'll also make contact with a couple more I feel that I may be able to persuade after doing a little Googling, for Google and I are friends. Today, I was referred to as a Google-Fu master, albeit the master part was left off due to, I'm sure, his phone ringing when he penned that post. But I digress. I'll make contact with Tony at Bit-Pay prior to doing the blitzkrieg to see if anything has change in regards to the secret weapon.

~Bruno~


Rock on.  Let me know if you need any help setting up times, following up, etc.  Good luck!

If it helps, you can let them know that your "buddy" will be visiting Chicago May 12 and definitely will visit any restaurant accepting bitcoin as a payment.

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April 18, 2012, 03:00:20 AM
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Update: I'll be in Chicago May 11-13, so where do I eat?  Tongue

Also, go talk to these people and get them on this forum.  I see this group has 26 members, yet only 10 or so user names are in the original post here...

http://www.meetup.com/The-Chicago-Bitcoin-Meetup/

Bruno, have you contacted either of the restaurants I reached out to about bitcoins yet?  

Should I try to find more restaurants willing to meet?

Should I post more on restaurant Facebook pages?  I only ever got one "like" after posting on about 10 restaurants Facebook pages...  I think most people view restaurant Facebook pages sorted on the restaurant only, and I never got any follow up from the restaurants themselves...

Next week, I'll be doing the blitzkrieg on Chicago. I have Chicago Cabbie's leather wallet that includes the Flash Cab logo that I need to present to him. At that point, my goal is to get him further on board. Rashid is truly a great guy. I'm going to buy him dinner again. I will also make contact with your suggested restaurants. I have three of my own which I feel I can procure. I'll also make contact with a couple more I feel that I may be able to persuade after doing a little Googling, for Google and I are friends. Today, I was referred to as a Google-Fu master, albeit the master part was left off due to, I'm sure, his phone ringing when he penned that post. But I digress. I'll make contact with Tony at Bit-Pay prior to doing the blitzkrieg to see if anything has change in regards to the secret weapon.

~Bruno~


Rock on.  Let me know if you need any help setting up times, following up, etc.  Good luck!

If it helps, you can let them know that your "buddy" will be visiting Chicago May 12 and definitely will visit any restaurant accepting bitcoin as a payment.

Let's go one better! You know any of those jokers over at that meetup group who conveniently excluded me? Here's what I'm thinking. You, me, the meetup gang, Chicago Cabbie, and secret weapon (and the joint), at an eating establishment that accepts Bitcoin. Then we head over to a social drinking establishment to continue the practice. Did I forget to mention the cab (maybe limo) ride? Afterwards, we'll pick up a couple secret service...(maybe I miss read that news ariticle). May 12, would be a perfect day for this glorified meetup.

~Bruno~
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April 18, 2012, 03:23:27 AM
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Update: I'll be in Chicago May 11-13, so where do I eat?  Tongue

Also, go talk to these people and get them on this forum.  I see this group has 26 members, yet only 10 or so user names are in the original post here...

http://www.meetup.com/The-Chicago-Bitcoin-Meetup/

Bruno, have you contacted either of the restaurants I reached out to about bitcoins yet?  

Should I try to find more restaurants willing to meet?

Should I post more on restaurant Facebook pages?  I only ever got one "like" after posting on about 10 restaurants Facebook pages...  I think most people view restaurant Facebook pages sorted on the restaurant only, and I never got any follow up from the restaurants themselves...

Next week, I'll be doing the blitzkrieg on Chicago. I have Chicago Cabbie's leather wallet that includes the Flash Cab logo that I need to present to him. At that point, my goal is to get him further on board. Rashid is truly a great guy. I'm going to buy him dinner again. I will also make contact with your suggested restaurants. I have three of my own which I feel I can procure. I'll also make contact with a couple more I feel that I may be able to persuade after doing a little Googling, for Google and I are friends. Today, I was referred to as a Google-Fu master, albeit the master part was left off due to, I'm sure, his phone ringing when he penned that post. But I digress. I'll make contact with Tony at Bit-Pay prior to doing the blitzkrieg to see if anything has change in regards to the secret weapon.

~Bruno~


Rock on.  Let me know if you need any help setting up times, following up, etc.  Good luck!

If it helps, you can let them know that your "buddy" will be visiting Chicago May 12 and definitely will visit any restaurant accepting bitcoin as a payment.

Let's go one better! You know any of those jokers over at that meetup group who conveniently excluded me? Here's what I'm thinking. You, me, the meetup gang, Chicago Cabbie, and secret weapon (and the joint), at an eating establishment that accepts Bitcoin. Then we head over to a social drinking establishment to continue the practice. Did I forget to mention the cab (maybe limo) ride? Afterwards, we'll pick up a couple secret service...(maybe I miss read that news ariticle). May 12, would be a perfect day for this glorified meetup.

~Bruno~


I will be visiting friends and will have my wife there.  This will be tricky to pull off, but I'm thinking if we just say let's do lunch around 1pm somewhere, then I will gladly take my crew (wife, and 2-4 friends) there and subject my wife/friends to bitcoins for 1hour. 

If things go well, we can continue on to drinks & whatnot; however, I gotta be fair to my friends (and most importantly my wife).  Smiley  Hope you understand!

I do not know any of the bitcoin meetup people (yet).  However, I sent a message to the organizer Igor about 1 hour ago.  So I'll see if he wants to do a meetup on May 12.  But feel free to reach out to him directly as well.

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April 18, 2012, 03:29:54 AM
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Update: I'll be in Chicago May 11-13, so where do I eat?  Tongue

Also, go talk to these people and get them on this forum.  I see this group has 26 members, yet only 10 or so user names are in the original post here...

http://www.meetup.com/The-Chicago-Bitcoin-Meetup/

Bruno, have you contacted either of the restaurants I reached out to about bitcoins yet?  

Should I try to find more restaurants willing to meet?

Should I post more on restaurant Facebook pages?  I only ever got one "like" after posting on about 10 restaurants Facebook pages...  I think most people view restaurant Facebook pages sorted on the restaurant only, and I never got any follow up from the restaurants themselves...

Next week, I'll be doing the blitzkrieg on Chicago. I have Chicago Cabbie's leather wallet that includes the Flash Cab logo that I need to present to him. At that point, my goal is to get him further on board. Rashid is truly a great guy. I'm going to buy him dinner again. I will also make contact with your suggested restaurants. I have three of my own which I feel I can procure. I'll also make contact with a couple more I feel that I may be able to persuade after doing a little Googling, for Google and I are friends. Today, I was referred to as a Google-Fu master, albeit the master part was left off due to, I'm sure, his phone ringing when he penned that post. But I digress. I'll make contact with Tony at Bit-Pay prior to doing the blitzkrieg to see if anything has change in regards to the secret weapon.

~Bruno~


Rock on.  Let me know if you need any help setting up times, following up, etc.  Good luck!

If it helps, you can let them know that your "buddy" will be visiting Chicago May 12 and definitely will visit any restaurant accepting bitcoin as a payment.

Let's go one better! You know any of those jokers over at that meetup group who conveniently excluded me? Here's what I'm thinking. You, me, the meetup gang, Chicago Cabbie, and secret weapon (and the joint), at an eating establishment that accepts Bitcoin. Then we head over to a social drinking establishment to continue the practice. Did I forget to mention the cab (maybe limo) ride? Afterwards, we'll pick up a couple secret service...(maybe I miss read that news ariticle). May 12, would be a perfect day for this glorified meetup.

~Bruno~


I will be visiting friends and will have my wife there.  This will be tricky to pull off, but I'm thinking if we just say let's do lunch around 1pm somewhere, then I will gladly take my crew (wife, and 2-4 friends) there and subject my wife/friends to bitcoins for 1hour. 

If things go well, we can continue on to drinks & whatnot; however, I gotta be fair to my friends (and most importantly my wife).  Smiley  Hope you understand!

I do not know any of the bitcoin meetup people (yet).  However, I sent a message to the organizer Igor about 1 hour ago.  So I'll see if he wants to do a meetup on May 12.  But feel free to reach out to him directly as well.

Great! More secret service for me (I really need to reread that news article again). Seriously, a work around to accommodate your schedule is no problem. It'll work out just fine. Now I need to revive that ...and a Satoashi for the lady thread.

~Bruno~
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April 18, 2012, 03:40:11 AM
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Bruno I'm not ready to give you my secret weapon yet Smiley

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April 18, 2012, 04:16:14 AM
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Bruno I'm not ready to give you my secret weapon yet Smiley

No problem. Not that important for May 12. Will work around. Keep me abreast, though, when available. Will touch base with you prior to hitting Chicago, though. Later, bud.

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June 28, 2012, 09:48:42 PM
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I will be traveling to chicago soon (July 4-8) and would love to buy a meal with bitcoins. Any news?

-bgc

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June 29, 2012, 01:28:27 PM
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I will be traveling to chicago soon (July 4-8) and would love to buy a meal with bitcoins. Any news?

-bgc

I haven't heard any news yet, but I suggest checking in with the Chicago Meetup group as well to see if they've made any arrangements with the locations they are using for their meetup.

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If you can get some of the restaurants in Chinatown or some of the shops in Chicago, I would totally go there more often.
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I know it's been a while, but any more updates on this?

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I know it's been a while, but any more updates on this?

Nada! I haven't been to Chicago much, and when I have, its been in and out. I do have a major project coming up on 79th St. (half acre size roof), and should be able to allocate some time with a couple of my restaurant connections.

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OK Phinneaus,  I'm sorry I didn't initiate this sooner, but I will be in Chicago this weekend.  I'm getting there in time for happy hour Friday and staying through Brunch on Sunday.

Is there a place where I can spend my bitcoins in Chicago yet?

If not, what can we do between now and Friday to make it happen?

I can try to stop by a place on Friday night or Saturday if we think it's possible to spend bitcoins Smiley

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Bruno? 

Anyone?

Can I get beers for bitcoins in downtown Chicago during happy hour?

I'm getting excited for Cleveland.  We may have our first!  Will post more after a successful payment for my lunch next Wed!

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April 26, 2013, 11:10:45 AM
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Bruno? 

Anyone?

Can I get beers for bitcoins in downtown Chicago during happy hour?

I'm getting excited for Cleveland.  We may have our first!  Will post more after a successful payment for my lunch next Wed!

Well of course I jinxed myself... My buddy got the flu, so we've cancelled the trip.

I can't believe there's no restaurants in Chicago accepting bitcoin yet...

I must not be looking in the right places.  I'll try to follow up with some of the restaurants I cold called last year when trying this.  See if the news has peaked their curiosity at all.

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So whats the word on your efforts so far Bruno?  It's been a few months since an update.  I have a date with a hot blonde coming up and I just lost my debit card.  I have to say, it would be cool to pay for dinner and some other activities with BTC like a boss.  Add me to the list.

Oh and is the cab company accepting BTC yet? 
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