Pregame: Illinois at EIU (Exhibition), Friday, November 3rd, 7:00pm CT

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#56
On Main St in downtown Urbana. I think where Crane Alley is, but might be off by a few doors. I mostly remember the giant fish tank.
As a kid, those aquariums were awesome. They were built into the space above the seat backs of some of the booths. I used to convince my parents to go there just so I could see the moray eel. If the pizza was good, I had no idea.
 
#57
Winged Warrior
Pagliai's is a chain, there used to be one in C-U, not sure if it's there anymore. I can't remember the location (30 years ago :doh: ) but it was pretty good pie.

They have (or had) locations all over central/southern IL, some in Iowa, and I think even Indiana and Kentucky.
Edit: Disregard...different Pagliai's.....

Give me Monical's, or give me death.:illinois:
 
#58
Not sure if its officially sold out or not but the last I heard was 200 tickets left. If anyone is looking for a good burger, Joey's Place is the way to go. Best burgers and hotdogs in the county! Plus its basically right on campus at the intersection of 9th Street and Lincoln. The owner Mark Grant is an Illini grad and you get that Chicago burger/hotdog joint vibe when you are in there. Just dont ask him about Jimmy Johns... ;) Another place to eat at is called WB's, looks a little sketchy on the outside but the food is good plus you can get a beer there. Not a lot of room there but its on the northwest side of Charleston. Of course you can always go to Mattoon, which is off the interstate. It has BWW's, Stadium Grill, Denny's, The Alamo plus fast food joints etc. But if you are looking for a quick beer then the game, Marty's is where its at. Its walking distance to Lantz Arena, so you could park your car get a beer then go to the game.
 
#61
I'm going to be disappointed to come on this thread after the game if DW and Smith don't have very good showings Friday. People need to remember that they are freshman. Smith could go for 25 one night and have a rough one another night. I definitely think he has the higher upside, so hopefully it plays out that way. Just a guy who makes the hole team better even if his points aren't at the top of the list. Even if he doesnt get the start, I'd assume he would have played more minutes than atleast 1 of the starting 3 guards.
 
#64
Does Charleston still have McHughes right off Lincoln?
Yes, McHugh's is still open. Forgot about them. My take:

They have good burgers. I like the Big Q burger. If you like some heat, try the Jalapeno Melt, and it'll burn your sinuses. The chili cheese fries are good, but not the best. Felt like they could've been better. I've never had any of their salads, so I'm not sure how they are.

Overall, probably the best burger joint in town. Yet, I think the best fast food joint is Jimmy John's. But there's a lot of eating establishments in Charleston that are diverse, and there's nothing wrong with that.
 
#65
I'm surprised no one has mentioned that former Illini Tom Michael is still the AD at EIU. Pretty cool Illini connection there. Think this will help both teams by playing an exhibition before the real season begins.
 
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned that former Illini Tom Michael is still the AD at EIU. Pretty cool Illini connection there. Think this will help both teams by playing an exhibition before the real season begins.
Maybe that was the connection that got this game scheduled?
 
#71
Minnesota, Wisky and Rutgers all have exhibition games on BTN, guess we don't have any clout. Wondering how that happened? :confused::tsk:
BTN / BTN Plus is not going to broadcast games at EIU. Minnesota/Wisconsin/Rutgers are all playing on their home courts, so those games get broadcast on BTN Plus (not BTN).
 
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It's still good but for some reason they close after 2pm.

Also, I seem to be the only EIU student that thinks Chubby's pizza tastes okay while sober.
I am eating leftover Digiorno Pan Pan Pan Pannnnnn pizza at my desk right now cold, not heated up and it's fine. Would I like Chubby's sober?


I would pay $5 +/- $3 to watch a stream.
 
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