Crowne Plaza Hotel Room Service – Chicago
Posted by LOTGK on February 13, 2009
Sometimes when I’m on the road, I am just to tired to go out for dinner. At those times I rely on room service. Sometimes you get the bull, sometimes the bull gets you. Today, I got the bull. As in a side of beef.
I was in Chicago for a trade show and stayed at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, just a quarter mile from the convention center. The flight was long and late. Tonight I would dine in room. I dialed up room service and ordered a bacon cheeseburger, fries, and an appetizer of chicken planks. And of course a Coke.
Twenty minutes later there was a knock at my door. My dinner had arrived. I signed and tipped and the waiter was on his way.
As you can see, the portions were huge. I underestimated the generosity of the Crowne. The bacon was crisp, thick, spicy, and hot. Three thick pieces covered the burger. The cheese was spicy and was also generous. The burger itself was a half pound of grade A beef. Perfectly cooked and juicy. The bun was lightly toasted and buttered. Combined, it was one hell of a cheeseburger.
On to the chicken planks. Lightly golden browned, crisp, tender chicken, with just the right spices. Very good. And let’s not forget the fries. Very crisp, not soggy and undercooked. Very little grease present on them. And they were hot and very tasty.
All this for around $25 dollars with tip and room charge. Pretty damn good.
The Grassy Knoll Institute scores 3.5 out of 5 shots and recommends the cheeseburger from the Crowne Plaza hotel in Chicago for dinner.
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