Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Signature Room and Halo 3
Hello fellow readers, whoever you are.
Has anyone ever been to the Signature Room at the 95th in Chicago? Ben surprised me yesterday afternoon by telling me he was taking me there for lunch on Saturday. We are bringing my little brothers too, so that will be interesting. My one brother Brandon, is a younger, male version of myself. We both play guitar, we both love the same bands, we're both easy going, and we both have a thing for Halo 3 on Xbox. We can hang out all day and laugh at toilet humor until we move on to video games and it would never get old. My youngest brother, Colin, is the exact opposite of me. He is 14, an all-star baseball player, plays Gears of War on Xbox, and likes Lil' Wayne. Completely different. I have a younger sister as well, but she is in a league all her own. She's a bit more temperamental then the rest of us. Her and Colin are more alike, me and Brandon are more alike, but Brandon and Amanda look more alike, and Colin and I look alike. See how that worked out? I always thought that was interesting.
Anyway, the Signature Room at the 95th is on the 95th floor of the John Hancock building. Ben and I went here for our one year anniversary and had a great time. If you look in the picture on the website (not the one above, that is not us), we actually sat 3 tables up from the left corner in front of the window. It was a $150 meal for two of us, but fun and romantic as well. I thought it to be quite rediculous the way they priced their menu items though. I believe I got the stuffed marsala chicken, and I asked for a side of broccoli. The broccoli was extra, $7 dollars extra to be exact. The entrees do not include sides. The individual garden salads were $8. My Bud Light was $7, but they poured it into a champagne glass, so I guess that made up for it...(heh.) Overall though, the candle lit, romantic ambiance, the live grand piano music, the beautiful view overlooking Navy Pier, it was all worth it. We're just going for their lunch buffet this weekend though. They have a pretty strict dress code for dinner guests, but lunch is just casual. They just ask that you don't wear beach wear...I'm interested to see what my brothers will come up with. Brandon's usual attire is jeans and a Grateful Dead or Primus tee, and Colin is an avid fan of Abercrombie and American Eagle attire. Colin told me he had a pair of high-top Jordans he would wear though...hopefully that will suffice.
Real quick before I leave work (I've been trying to finish this post for 3 hours...DAMN PHONE)...I found a video I'd seen on G4 quite some time ago. It's supposed to be a teaser for the Halo movie they are supposedly in the midst of making...awesome video. Check it out if you even know what Halo 3 is...