Art of Barter members in  *good standing may order scrip which can be used at restaurants listed here.  Download printable PDF of current list from home page..  AOB scrip may be redeemed at regular prices though special conditions may apply.  Scrip is not valid in combination with other offers and is not redeemable for cash.  No change is given and sales tax and gratuity is to be paid by the bearer in cash.  

Ordering Information:  All AOB scrip comes in $10.00 increments unless otherwise stated.  There is a $10.00 cash handling charge per order to cover standard UPS delivery.  Call or email to order. 

A Word About Tipping...
 Restaurant wait staff don't use barter.  They work hard for their cash.  A good trader tips well (minimum 15% gratuity).  Be sure you're welcomed back with a smile.

*Qualifications necessary to be a Member in Good Standing: You must have a positive trade balance, be current on all cash fees, and provide your product or service 100% trade at fair market cash prices. 

Multiple Scrip is issued in $10.00 denomination and accepted at numerous establishments listed on the current Scrip List.  Order from AOB. 

Ambassador Scrip is issued in $10.00 denomination and imprinted with the name of the restaurant.  It may be used only that particular establishment.   Ambassador Dining scrip must be ordered for each restaurant accepting only Ambassador scrip.  Ambassador scrip is imprinted with the name of the restaurant and the account name of the AOB member purchasing it. 


Baskin Robbins: Ice Cream Cones, Desserts, Ice Cream Cakes, Beverages, Sundaes, Hand Packed Ice Cream, and More.  Terms: Accepting AOB Multiple Scrip.  Location: 2247 N. Milwaukee Ave., Suite B, Chicago, IL  Contact: Kadar Sodagar  Telephone: 773-616-4838  Accepting AOB Multiple Scrip. 

Dunkin Donuts: Bakery Goods, Bagels, Donuts, Sandwiches, Coffees, and More.  Terms: Accepting AOB Multiple Scrip. Location: 2247 N. Milwaukee Ave., Suite B, Chicago, IL  Contact: Kadar Sodagar  Telephone: 773-616-4838 
Accepting AOB Multiple Scrip.

Emerald City: Coffee, pastry, breakfast & lunch sandwiches.  Hours: 6:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Fri, Sat 7:00 am to 7:00, Sun 8:00 am to 6:00 pm  Location: 3938 N. Sheridan Rd. Chicago, IL  Contact: Brian Osborne  Telephone: 773-857-3041 Accepting AOB Multiple Scrip and $100 Punch Cards.  Order from AOB.

Friendship Restaurant: Upscale Gourmet Dining Serving Chinese Cuisine.  Hours: Mon - Thurs 12:00 Noon to 10:00 pm.  Fri & Sat 12:00 Noon to 10:30 pm, Sun 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm  Terms: Open 7 Days a Week for Take Out.  Location: 2830 N. Milwaukee Ave.. Chicago, IL  Contact: Alan Yuen  Telephone: 773-227-0970  Accepting AOB Multiple Scrip.

Local Pizzeria: Full service restaurant serving pasta, pizza, salads, chicken marsala, chicken parmesan, and etc.  Dine or Carry-out.  Contact: Luis Garcia  Location: 3352 W. Foster, Chicago, IL  Telephone: 773-649-3114  Accepting AOB Multiple Scrip.

Polo Café  and Catering: "This is one of the city's hidden treasures." --Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune Magazine.  Heartland Grille with simple Seafood-Pasta-Beef menu given his seasoned best by owner/chef Dave Samber in a cozy, Chicago Neighborhood setting.  Full bar, lighted parking lot, private room 50-150.  Trade: Up to $100.00 per check on food, up to 50% on catering, food only.  Serving M-F 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Fri-Sat. 5:00 pm- 9:00 pm; Brunch-of-the-month varies on Sundays.  Not valid on holidays or special promotions.  Reservations required.  773-927-POLO (773-927-7656) 3322 S. Morgan, Chicago. Accepting AOB Multiple Scrip. 

The Redhead Piano Bar: Features upbeat music, lively conversation, and attracts an upscale clientele from the suburbs to Lincoln Park, the Gold Coast and River North, as well as conventioneers and visitors to Chicago.  Besides the SRO piano-side crowd, the next best seats are around the rectangular bar that dominates the dimly lit room.  At the rear of the bar are many tables for couples and groups.  Location: 16  W.  Ontario St., Chicago.  Proper attire is required. Telephone:  312-640-1000.  Hours: Sat 7:00 pm- 5:00 am, Sun-Fri 7:00 pm- 4:00 am. Accepting AOB Multiple Scrip. 

Star of Siam: Located just off the bustle of Michigan Avenue, is a must for anyone who loves Thai food. The space is very open, with red brick and exposed pipes, which are painted red to match the brick. The color scheme is carried through in the red cushions and colorful wall hangings.  Not your usual place to go for Thai food, "Star of Siam" serves a standard Thai menu in an urban warehouse setting rather than in a storefront dive. This has led one reviewer to call it "yuppie-Thai," which is, perhaps, not so far off the mark given the young, urban, professional crowd often found dining here.  Hours: Sun thru Thurs 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, Fri - Sat 11:00 am to 11:00 pm.  Location: 11 E. Illinois St., Chicago, IL  Contact: Eddie  Telephone: 312-670-0100  Accepting AOB Multiple Scrip.

Waldo Cooney's:
Serving the South Side of Chicago since 1981, featuring authentic thin crust and gourmet stuffed pizza.  Open 7 Days a Week . Monday thru Thursday 11:00 am to 11:00 pm Friday and Saturday 11:00 am to 12:30 am Sunday Noon to 11:30 pm 
Accepting AOB Multiple Scrip.
2 Locations:
3622 Ridge Rd., Lansing  708-895-0004
3651 E. 106th St., Chicago 773-374-4400

Waldo Cooney's Pizza: Pizza, Pasta, Sandwiches, Chicken, Seafood, Appetizers.  Terms: 100% Trade up to $50.00 per order. Sales tax is cash.   Pick-up Only.  No Delivery.  Location: 2410 W. 111th St., Chicago, IL  Contact: Gary Cooney  Telephone: 773-233-9781 Accepting AOB Multiple Scrip.


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