A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010

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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/05/20 15:53:46 (permalink)
Stop #2 will be BuffaLouie's in Munster IN. Or is it Highland? The place is located right on the dividing line, and I forget which side it's on. Anyway, this mini-chain has only three locations; the other two are in Valparaiso and Bloomington IN.




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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/05/20 15:56:47 (permalink)
When's the first pizzeria in America - the one in Gary - coming up in this report?
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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/05/20 16:03:28 (permalink)
TJ Jackson

When's the first pizzeria in America - the one in Gary - coming up in this report?


I've got it scheduled for November 2017.
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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/05/20 16:07:24 (permalink)
Our third stop will be Zel's Roast Beef in Highland. This mini-chain has five locations, all in NW Indiana.




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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/05/20 16:21:52 (permalink)
Our last meal of the day will be at Jalapeno's, a non-chain restaurant that has the best Mexican food that I've found. Since this place is right next door to Zel's, I imagine that we'll need a place where we can kill time and do some necessary digesting before hitting Jalapeno's. I do have something in mind and I'll let you know once I've checked it out.





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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/05/20 16:23:26 (permalink)
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scheduled for November 2017.

But wait......isn't the world supposed to end in 2012?

I mean there was a movie with big budget special effects and everything.....

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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/05/20 16:26:50 (permalink)
Oops! You're right, TJ. No Gary pizza...
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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/05/21 09:06:43 (permalink)
A dieters dream come true...lots of ruffage on these stops!
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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/05/22 02:11:50 (permalink)
I hate to be Debbie Downer, but I have to agree with CTD.

Do you have links for these places, Puff Bobby, so I can check out the menus? I have to make a plan before I can do a day like this. Also do you know if Cunis is going to have their blueberry ice cream at that time?
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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/05/22 07:59:22 (permalink)
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I hate to be Debbie Downer, but I have to agree with CTD.

Do you have links for these places, Puff Bobby, so I can check out the menus? I have to make a plan before I can do a day like this. Also do you know if Cunis is going to have their blueberry ice cream at that time?



Did someone say "blueberry ice cream"?


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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/05/22 08:31:43 (permalink)
Schoop's Menu
Buffalouies (menu is a PDF download)
Zels menu (although not an official Zel's site, so who knows how accurate it is)
Jalapenos menu

I don't think I've ever had blueberry ice cream! Sounds fantastic, if it really tastes blueberry-ee ( or blueberry-ish? )
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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/05/22 10:39:04 (permalink)
cjucoder, you beat me to it. I just dug up those four sites and was getting ready to post them; thanks for taking care of it. I plan on getting over to Cunis this week for one of their terrific chocolate sundaes, and I'll try to remember to ask about the blueberry ice cream. As far as the ruffage thing is concerned, Doctor Bob recommends a tall glass of Metamucil before starting our Roadfood tour. 
post edited by Carolina Bob - 2010/05/25 10:21:15
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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/05/22 14:56:15 (permalink)
No problem, I was looking for them anyway. I love reading menus and almost always try to find them online before going somewhere.

Is anyone else annoyed with so many restaurants having their menu on a .pdf? It takes acrobat forever to launch on my slow laptop. I should look for a better reader. Oh well.

As far as the ruffage thing is concerned, your ol' Dr. Bob recommends a tall glass of Metamucil before starting our Roadfood tour. 
OR, order salads at some of the stops! Nah. Sorry for the blasphemy. I did think I saw some sides of beans!

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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/05/22 19:49:59 (permalink)
 A really good salad is a wonderful thing. Even a dyed-in-the-wool carnivore like me has one occasionally. Who knows, I might even have one this year.  " /> 
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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/05/25 07:43:07 (permalink)
Your coming to Indiana and no pork tenderloin??  We are known for inventing the sandwich here in Indiana.  Also if you are in northern Indiana you need to try Wings.  I've had them all over and nothing compares to them.

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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/05/25 10:17:23 (permalink)
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Your coming to Indiana and no pork tenderloin??  We are known for inventing the sandwich here in Indiana.  Also if you are in northern Indiana you need to try Wings.  I've had them all over and nothing compares to them.

jess


All of the restaurants that we're visiting are within a few miles of the IL /IN state line, and this part of the Hoosier State is not BPT territory. In fact, Schoop's is the only place in NW Indiana serving a pork tenderloin that I'm aware of; theirs is pretty decent but it's certainly not what the chain is known for. And as far as hot wings are concerned, that's the reason that we're going to BuffaLouie's. Their wings are, IMO, the best in the area.
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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/06/02 20:01:14 (permalink)
Just as I said I would, I went to Cunis last week for one of their great chocolate sundaes, and while there I asked if their homemade blueberry ice cream would be available when we visit in late July. I'm happy to say that the answer was yes, and that also applies to the peach ice cream that was so popular with tour attendees last summer.


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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/06/02 20:50:19 (permalink)
AMAZING Peach!  Sorry I'm missing this one.  Maybe someone from my family will be thoughtful enough to bring along a cooler and score a pint or two for me.

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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/06/02 22:48:39 (permalink)
I hope I can make this one; it sounds like a good line-up. Blueberry and peach ice cream sound great, and it's all happening next door to Ossama's Hair Design!
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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/06/03 03:39:11 (permalink)
I'm going to have to try to save room for Cunis at the end.  Last time I couldn't muster more than a bite or two of that wonderful peach. 
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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/06/07 00:21:55 (permalink)
Can't wait!
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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/06/07 14:41:37 (permalink)
Bob, Mr. Maki and I had to go out to Naperville yesterday for a non-food related errand and were trying to find a Roadfood-y place to eat.  We were going to go to a sandwich shop we passed on the way to our destination, when we remembered to check our GPS to see if there was any places we'd saved as "favorites"- the favorites list in order of distance relative to where you are, so Country House in Clarendon Hills from last year's tour you took us on came up first.  Boy, were we glad it did.  Their special last night was a garlic burger.  It was so good, served on garlic bread, probably with additional garlic in the beef.  

I hope this tour results in a few favorites, too- I'm sure it will!


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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/06/07 15:24:09 (permalink)
As a Country House regular...I have never seen the Garlic Burger!  That one sounds really good.  The day I visited last year's tour, they had a fantastic Beef Stoghanoff that was memorable!  I call all the time on that one and have not hit the ticket!

Great system for remembering hot spots!  You newlyweds have it all together!
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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/06/09 22:33:30 (permalink)
abe_froeman Their special last night was a garlic burger.  It was so good, served on garlic bread, probably with additional garlic in the beef.
OMG.


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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/06/29 10:37:16 (permalink)
This Roadfood tour is only a month away, so I thought that I'd bump it and ask for feedback as to who plans to attend. If you're currently planning to join in on our day of face-stuffing, please let me know as soon as you can.  Thanks. 
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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/06/29 11:00:03 (permalink)
Dang it, I'm going to miss it by two days.....I'm loading up the family truckster for the drive from Plano, TX to Traverse City, MI on July 29.
 
But, I really do appreciate the suggestions of Zels and Schoops.  We'll be stopping at those places on the way up.
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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/06/29 11:12:44 (permalink)
Sorry that you can't join us, Jim, but I hope that you enjoy your meals at Schoop's and Zel's. They're both very good, especially Schoop's.
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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/06/29 12:13:41 (permalink)
Mr. Maki and I plan on being there.  Not sure about our friend who lives in NW Indiana- she's preparing to move and she's a *cough*vegetarian*cough, so I'm not sure how much she'd eat anyway.
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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/07/09 17:43:46 (permalink)

 Now playing at a theater or drive-in near you...

        "BUMP - THE MOTION PICTURE"

Seriously, the NW Indiana tour is just a few weeks away, and I'd really like an idea of how many bodies to expect. I already know of a few who can't make it; if you do plan on attending, please let me know ASAP. Thanks.


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Re:A roadfood tour of northwest Indiana, July 2010 2010/07/11 02:21:46 (permalink)
Looks like it's just you, me and Mr. Maki, Bob   We'll have a lot of eatin' to do between the three of us.
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