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It depends where you want to stop. You can stop in Baltimore which is on the way but both the two suggestions above are better options as they are nicer than anything you will find in Baltimore.

Pomegranate Bistro is in a suburb of D.C. called Potomac, MD and is the area's only really high end restaurant. Eli's is also very good but not as expensive. The major advantage of Eli's is that is in Washington D.C. itself making it very convenient.

Both restaurants have takeout options if you need food for your trip.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Chicago Master Thread
« on: July 28, 2010, 03:46:09 PM »
I think maybe Kasa Hadasa was also there as well as some other restaurants that quickly went in and out of business.

Check out this website http://www.bangitout.com/top43.html and one of the top ones is  "Why is it that every kosher restaurant at the corner of Pratt and California fails?"

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General Discussion / Re: Check out this guy!!!!
« on: July 28, 2010, 12:41:15 PM »
Check out "its" profile picture on SD:

http://tinyurl.com/3axwvmg

Really weird person whoever it is...

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Kosher food in MUC lounge
« on: July 28, 2010, 02:23:53 AM »
I am impressed that there is a thread about a random airport like MUC

I have a bunch of questions and if anyone can help me I would be most appreciative:

Firstly, I am traveling in via LH from VCE and out via UA to ORD but I am going to be stuck in the airport for a bunch of hours.

I am traveling economy but I am more than willing to buy a refundable 1st ticket to get into a lounge. ;-)

There are several lounges available: 2 generic, 1 air france, 2 LH (business and first), and a BA.

I would like to know if anyone is familiar enough with all the schengen and non schengen rules to tell me which lounges are possible for me to get to. Also, there is an airport connected to the airport call Hotel Kempinski - is it more kdai to just roll over there and chill in the lobby?

Thanks if anyone knows any of these answers...

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« on: July 28, 2010, 02:01:50 AM »
For takeout try
O'fishel's
(410) 764-3474
 or
The Knish Shop


Challah: Goldbergs Bagels makes a brand called 'Rosendorfs' that is sold at 7-mile


Correct me if I am wrong but I don't believe that Goldberg's makes the Rosendorf rolls - Rosendorf makes their own rolls and distributes them throughout the area...

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Chicago Master Thread
« on: July 28, 2010, 01:55:20 AM »
@David I think you missed Grill Pen which was an atrocious restaurant on the SE corner of Pratt and California. I don't remember any arcades but I do recall that they used to have a regular BBQ grill indoors and the entire seating area wood get filled with smoke.

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Why would it be too late? I would imagine that they wouldn't even look at the BMI expiration date too closely but even if they do, it definitely can't hurt you to try...

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The biggest benefit is automatic domestic upgrades based on availability but also you don't have to pay for bags, have economy plus if there is no first available, and can bypass many of the pain in the neck airport lines (check in, security, boarding etc.)

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I status matched my bmi silver to United Premier and completed their task of flying 7500 miles in 90 days to keep it for the rest of the year. As I have now switched my flying to United, I should be able to keep it year to year.

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Ticket to Israel on Delta for $669
« on: May 13, 2010, 02:14:31 AM »
How about you post from where and the flight numbers...this is just too vague to figure out. Also what web site did you use to find the fares and book it.

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Tech Talk / Re: Need disposable phone numbers
« on: May 11, 2010, 08:39:19 PM »
Buy prepaid phones for $9 from walmart. Comes with a phone and 10 dollars airtime. Then create a google account for each phone you buy thereby creating two anonymous numbers for every $9 you spend. Not the cheapest but completely foolproof and infinitely repeatable.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: San Diego Tomorrow!
« on: May 10, 2010, 11:46:04 PM »
Is it rogers in la jolla? I thought it was "Ralphs"...

Also there is a kosher takeout/deli/grocery place in San Diego called "The Place".


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General Discussion / "The Chicago Seminars DO" October 2010
« on: May 03, 2010, 03:27:20 AM »
The FT community is planning on having a seminar on all things involved in the collection of miles and loyalty programs. It is still to be decided on the exact date, but I think Dan should be giving one of the seminars or at least a "roundtable" on the topic of cc churning etc.

Dan, if you are interested I'm sure Ingy would love to add ctownbochur to the roster.

Of course it would be have to be on Sunday only but I think it sounds pretty cool.

Here is the link: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/communitybuzz/1080799-chicago-seminar-do-october-2010-a.html

and from Frugaltravelguy: http://frugaltravelguy.blogspot.com/2010/05/chicago-seminars-do-october-2010.html

I didn't know where to put this thread so I figured this would be the best place. Move it if necessary

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Credit Cards / Re: HUGE signup bonus on new Chase visa BA card!!!! 100K!!!
« on: November 17, 2009, 02:38:19 AM »
I don't understand why someone would NOT apply. At the very least, without spending the 2k in three months, you have 50,000 miles to play with. Hawaii is 35k round trip from US cities and I "might as well" take that for free. For the $2k, another 50,000 miles is even more unreal.

If you think that AAdvantage Citicards are a better deal - keep on doing those as well, however, Dan, I don't see why this isn't a good deal.

Even if it isn't great, it's definitely not worth passing up.

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Credit Cards / Re: AA 20,000 point bonus
« on: June 03, 2009, 05:43:17 AM »
Is there any point bonus for the AA Bronze credit card? Also, if I have a bronze AA card which I just got - how do I go about upgrading?

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