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Dustin Mitchell
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Mozilla, Buildbot, Chicago, Beer
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Buildbot Maintainer, Staff Sysadmin at Mozlila, Homebrewer, etc.
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  • Mozilla Corporation
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  • Zmanda, Inc
    2010 - 2012
I didn't expect a first-rate place, but for the exorbitant price, I expected something decent. Nope, roach motel. Ugly rooms, holes in the wall, cheap industrial construction, staff that didn't even know where the room was. This place is worth maybe $40/night. If you're paying more, you'll be very sorry. There's camping nearby - try that.
Quality: Poor to fairFacilities: Poor to fairService: Good
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
I've been here a few times. They are very professional, and value my time - I'm always in and out in just a few minutes. Their prices are far lower than I expected, they are clear about what needs to be done and what doesn't, and the work they do is solid.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
When I checked in, this seemed like a basic cheap-room-with-a-bed. The room and furniture are dark, beaten up, old, and mismatched. The building's clearly not seen the love it deserves. There are a few roaches, but only small ones. The wifi works, but only barely. You'll need to go to one of the local coffeeshops to actually do anything, after you spend 20 minutes finding them on the hotel wifi. There's no free breakfast here. In the final analysis, even the relatively cheap price is too high for the really low quality.
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Quality: Poor to fairFacilities: Poor to fairService: Poor to fair
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
We've been to a lot of Indian restaurants - from the like-momma-makes it holes in the wall on Devon in Chicago to upscale white-tablecloth places. This place falls in the middle: nice, classy atmosphere, well-crafted food, but no need to dress up or wonder whether you'll be sneered at out for eating a samosa with your fingers. We visited around 7pm on a Friday. We got right in, but by the time we left there was a bit of a line. They do take reservations, though. The restaurant has a wide range of cuisines from the subcontinent, and the two we had were delicious and substantial (we brought leftovers home). While they were slammed, the servers kept up remarkably well, but not perfectly. Prices were reasonable for the quantity. Their beer, wine, and spirits list is impressive for the genre, and also reasonably priced.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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This is a busy multi-doctor office with long hours. They're all good vets, and if you have an emergency or need to be seen quickly, this is a good place to take your pet. However, as a long-term care or a chronic condition, I'd advise against. Their diagnostics must be read out to you by a doctor. They'd prefer that the doctor requesting the test do the reading, but most doctors aren't in very often. And when they are in, calling patients with results is not a very high priority. It can be very frustrating to have an expensive test performed to figure out why your pet is sick, then wait several days, while your pet suffers, to hear what the tests showed. The front desk seems always understaffed, and you can spend quite a while being ignored by staff. I overheard a few near-misses with confusion between patients, and had a difficult time myself making clear how my pet was to be treated. That said, I was pleased to see they had a collar with instructions on my pet when I dropped him off - simple, failsafe procedures are how you prevent mistakes. The lobby smells strongly of stressed-out animals, but the exam rooms were clean and the veterinary procedures I could see were carried out with appropriate techniques. Overall, everyone cares and wants to do right by your pet, but the place strikes me as just barely managing to hold it together.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
A nice "local" bar with all sorts of interesting people coming and going. This is a good place to grab a pint (a good draft list!) and a bite, but don't expect to keep to yourself!
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This is a great little independent coffeeshop hidden under the 57th street Metra. The coffee is *very* well-done. They have the usual baked goods, and a few panini sandwiches, but aren't a great place to get a meal. There's a bar with barstools out front, and a number of tables with umbrellas. This is a nice quiet corner of Hyde Park from which to watch the world go by while reading Kant or updating your Google reviews.
Food: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago