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RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/01 21:20:07 (permalink)
Count me in, Buddy. I'm going to be spending the day at the trolley museum in East Troy WI on Friday the 14th, so I'll just spend the night somewhere near Burlington and meet up with y'all for lunch at Fred's.  
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RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/02 01:45:29 (permalink)
So far we've got (NEWEST, LATEST UPDATE) five firm commitments from X1, nocarolina, the JRPfeffs, stricken detective, and Brad Olson with two definite maybes from ChuckL50, and ChiTownDiner.  We've only got one definite "no" from the MFLs (have fun in Michigan.  Maybe bring home some pasties to bring to the Big Brat Cook-off in September)  And one MIA, quijote in Paris.  Where's the rest of the posse?  CSD?  Gyp?  annpeeples?  Oh yeah, how about my own kid, abe froeman?  You going to Irish Fest this year darlin'?

Sorry if I missed anyone's name.  Feel free to smack me up side the head and I'll add you to the list.

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post edited by BuddyRoadhouse - 2009/08/04 14:27:11
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RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/02 08:18:55 (permalink)
Q is in Paris, so he's probably a bit too busy to read the boards. LOL

I asked ChuckL, and he said definite maybe.

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RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/02 09:39:12 (permalink)
Count me as a definite maybe as well as right now I don't have anything going on that day.

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RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/02 09:58:20 (permalink)
Buddy,

I mentioned this to Bobbi and got an affirmative reaction.  Put us in the "Hell yes!" category.  We may have some friends from that area join us, too.

Jim
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Re:Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/02 14:09:44 (permalink)
We'll be in Michigan.
 
Had a real Irish breakfast this morning-eggs, brown toast, rasher of Irish bacon, baked beans, roasted tomato, white pudding, black pudding, 2 Irish sausages, sauteed mushrooms, HP sauce, YR and Chef sauces , all washed down with a great Bloody and a Guinness-good.
 
Friday's Kopps were Red Velvet Cake and Macadamia Nut; two of 3 Kopps trifecta, with the missing flavor being Spumoni.
Hope to see everyone soon.
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Re:Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/03 17:39:42 (permalink)
Shouldn't be a deal--what time @ Fred's on the 15th?
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Re:Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/03 23:19:51 (permalink)
We'll work out a firm time as we get closer to the date.  Just for grins, let's say 1:00-2:00pm for now.

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Re:Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/04 09:51:28 (permalink)
It's my younger son's birthday...we may try to make it.  I've got 5 months of roadtrips built up!  We would get there around 1pm as we have to be back at a family dinner at 5pm. 
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Re:Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/04 11:53:34 (permalink)
After talking it over with Kathy and bribing her with the possibility of a visit to the winery in Elkhorn we're in, and for us earlier works better.

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Re:Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/06 14:24:00 (permalink)
At a minimum, my soon to be 15 year old and I will make the journey by 1pm to Fred's...with an earlier start for a few other selected stops.

Perhaps a switch to Meet 'n Greet Buddy might make it easier to find...
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Re:Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/06 17:32:35 (permalink)
CTD, I know as the original poster I am supposed to be able to move this thread to another forum, but I'll be horn swoggled if I can figger out how to do it.  Any instructions would be appreciated.

Buddy

P.S. Glad you'll be joining us!

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Re:Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/07 13:51:40 (permalink)
I have never done that either but I thought I remmebered that you could.  You email Al and I am sure he could do it as a moderator.

We are stopping at the Elegant Farmer beforehand and one or two other stops still to be determined before EF.
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Re:Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/12 13:33:28 (permalink)
The CTD Posse now stands at 4!  Brother Kerry and nephew Kevin will be accompanying.  Looking forward to this burger!
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Re:Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/12 13:46:10 (permalink)
I'm still in.

Wonder if Fred's needs a heads-up call? They're pretty small - we'll be takin' over the joint!
Too bad there's no outdoor seating.
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Re:Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/12 14:11:37 (permalink)
Moved as per request
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Re:Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/12 14:34:59 (permalink)
X1

I'm still in.

Wonder if Fred's needs a heads-up call? They're pretty small - we'll be takin' over the joint!
Too bad there's no outdoor seating.


Or maybe a back room?
 
As a possible alternative, Google Maps shows several parks close to Fred's.
 
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Re:Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/12 16:35:27 (permalink)
The idea of taking it "to go" and moving to a park is alluring on one hand, but I wonder how well Fred's burgers will travel.  Also, on a purely selfish note, the Roadhouses are traveling on to Irish Fest afterward, so we will be spending the rest of the day outdoors in the sun.  I think we'd rather do lunch inside in a cool, air-conditioned environment before exposing ourselves to the elements for the next eight hours.

Any other votes one way or the other?

Buddy

P.S. I do think it might be a good idea to call ahead and see if they can set aside some space for us.  It's a long shot, but certainly worth trying.  Anyone want to spearhead this?  The head count, as far as I can tell, looks like this:

BuddyRoadhouse-2
X1-1
JRPfeff-2
nocarolina-1
stricken_detective-1
Brad Olson-2
ChiTownDiner-4
quijote-1

For a total of (UPDATE) 14 Roadfooders.  Any changes or additions?

B.
post edited by BuddyRoadhouse - 2009/08/13 00:06:52
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Re:Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/12 21:55:37 (permalink)
 
Hey Buddy,
 
I'm a dimbulb for missing this thread when I tried catching up on Roadfood reading a few days ago. X1 just now clued me in on things, and--yay!--I'm actually able to go!  I haven't been to Fred's yet, so I'm psyched and hopeful for good eats. Definitely count me in. --Q
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Re:Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/12 22:09:33 (permalink)
BR - On my visits I didn't see a backroom, other than the men's room, at Fred's.  I think we'll need at least 2 big tables, maybe 3 if our friends from Twin Lakes show up.

If Fred's is busy, Brad's carry-out idea may be our best option.  I did the google look myself, and the parks look shady and within walking distance.  I'll scout them out if we get there early.

Jim
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Re:Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/12 22:17:19 (permalink)
I know Burlington well.

The parks are w/in walking distance, and yes, there is no back room at Fred's.

On the other hand, part of the fun and charm of eating at Fred's is to actually eat AT Fred's. And I agree with Buddy - I don't think they'll travel well. Not to mention apps come out first, then burgers.
My vote is to stay there. There are at least 2 tables for six, and several for four, and a couple for two, plus about a dozen for bar seating.

JRPfeff - Q is coming with me, and he's bringing his brats from Buffalo for you. Can you bring a cooler to transport them back with you?


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Re:Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/12 22:24:53 (permalink)
X1 - I will be bringing a cooler.

Bobbi called and they said we should get there around 11:30 if we expect to be seated to eat by 1:00.  No reservations accepted.
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RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/12 22:29:19 (permalink)
The food looked great. Did you eat all those jalapeno's?
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Re:Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/12 22:30:54 (permalink)
Seriously? Wow - I was planning on leaving my house around 11.30, and it's about a 45 min. drive.
Guess I'll leave earlier.

I can't imagine why so early, but if that's what they said, then so be it!

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Re:Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/12 22:36:26 (permalink)
 
Jim, I'll bring the brats, then. And even though I can't go to the bratfest, I'm hoping to live vicariously through the reports and pictures!
 
 
 
JRPfeff

X1 - I will be bringing a cooler.

Bobbi called and they said we should get there around 11:30 if we expect to be seated to eat by 1:00.  No reservations accepted.


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Re:Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/13 00:05:57 (permalink)
I've got a medical related appointment from 10:00 to 11:00am and planned to leave at noon to arrive at Fred's 1-1:15pm.  Anyone who arrives early can hold a table or put our name on a list, whatever Fred's system is.  Will that work for everyone?

Buddy
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Re:Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/13 00:20:04 (permalink)
Sounds good to me. I'd much rather eat at Fred's than in the park. I've never been to Burlington before; how difficult is it to find Fred's?
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Re:Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/13 06:50:25 (permalink)
NC,
Fred's is at the intersection of Hwy's 36 and 11 and is no problem to find. There is parking behind to go with street parking.
There also is a park almost kitty corner.
Fred's webpage
 
I understand the logistically problem you all face but Fred's is a busy place where holding a table might prevent some other customer from dining. Please take that in consideration with your planning; sort of like "We'll meet you at Burts sometime between 6 and 7:30, first one there hold a table for us".
I love Fred's and I'm sure you'll have a good burger. I'm pretty confident that your meal will beat the wedding fare we'll be having Saturday.
Have some deep fried green beans thinking of us.
 

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Re:Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/13 06:58:07 (permalink)
Not difficult at all. It's right on 36/Loomis, which is the main road (changing to Milwaukee St.) that runs through Burlington.

When you go into the town proper, you'll pass the tiny Adrien's Frozen Custard stand, The Charcoal Grill, cross the train tracks, and there, on the corner, you'll see Fred's sign (You see "World's Best Burgers" before you notice it says "Fred's"). There is parking behind Fred's, or on the street.

There is also, down the street from Fred's, the Sci-Fi Cafe and UFO Museum. Very kooky. Kittycorner from Fred's is The Toy Museum, which is also a toy store. The lady that runs it used to be the trick yo-yo champion that traveled with The Smothers Brothers Show- she'll do yo-yo tricks if you ask her.


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Re:Fred's in Burlington, WI 2009/08/13 07:02:49 (permalink)
Ha! FL, you were posting as I was!

As far as eating or holding places, we may have to eat in shifts, as we did at Hot Doug's. Not the worst scenario in the world.

Also, since we will probably be ordering appetizers, those will "kill some time", to allow everyone to get there.

There is so much going on this weekend, with State Fair, Irish Fest, numerous church fests, Packers/Browns game and so on, that I'm hoping it won't be as crowded as usual.

post edited by X1 - 2009/08/13 07:37:37
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