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ScreamingChicken

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RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Fri, 08/20/10 11:49 AM (permalink)
We've decided to skip Fred's tomorrow as we already have baseball plans and the timing wouldn't work out very well.  Plus we'll be seeing everybody at JRPfeff's in 2 weeks...

Brad
 
    BuddyRoadhouse

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    RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Fri, 08/20/10 1:19 PM (permalink)
    I guess we should attempt to take a head count for Fred's so the first person to arrive can get a table(s).

    Two people for the Roadhouses.

    Buddy
     
      ChuckL50

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      RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Fri, 08/20/10 1:20 PM (permalink)
      Chuck for 2
       
        irisarbor

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        RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Fri, 08/20/10 2:52 PM (permalink)
        I think we're going to skip Fred's,
        but try to make the Fest on Sat
        I'm more interested in corned beef from McBob's anyway.
         
        Let me know if you decide on a time to meet at the rainbow bridge
        otherwise I'll try calling Buddy.
        <message edited by irisarbor on Fri, 08/20/10 2:53 PM>
         
          HelloDriver

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          RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Fri, 08/20/10 5:23 PM (permalink)
          HelloDriver for 2 as well!
           
            X1

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            RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Fri, 08/20/10 5:29 PM (permalink)
            Me

             
              BuddyRoadhouse

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              RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Sat, 08/21/10 3:15 AM (permalink)
              Looks like 7-9 people for Fred's.

              Whoever gets there first should corral a table.

              See y'all on Saturday around 1:30-1:45pm

              Buddy
               
                X1

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                RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Sat, 08/21/10 7:23 AM (permalink)
                At least two tables.
                 
                  BuddyRoadhouse

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                  RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Sat, 08/21/10 12:10 PM (permalink)
                  Bright blue skies with big. puffy, friendly looking clouds.  Should be a beautiful day for Fred's and Irish Fest.  Yesterday's rain was more of an annoyance than a day killer, but it will be nice to come home without waterlogged boots, and pants so heavy with rainwater around the cuffs they felt like they would fall down at any second.

                  See you in a couple of hours or so.

                  Buddy
                   
                    X1

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                    RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Sun, 08/22/10 9:41 AM (permalink)
                    Had a great time seeing everyone that showed up!
                    Burgers and apps were great, as usual....the one downside is that the kitchen seemed backed up, and we didn't all get our burgers at the same time. Poor Hello_Driver was the last to eat! His burger didn't come until most of us were already finished with ours. 
                    They also forgot our order of Parmesan potato chips, so we had to "re-order" them.

                     
                      HelloDriver

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                      RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Sun, 08/22/10 12:16 PM (permalink)
                      A great lunch!  Had the Fred's Burger, sorry no photos, and excellent onion rings.  Even with the delayed response from the kitchen, I would eat here again!  Great to see X1, the Roadhouses, and ChuckL50 and group!

                      X1 - Sorry, but no reduced sugar options available at the Elegant Farmer.

                      HD
                       
                        X1

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                        RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Sun, 08/22/10 12:24 PM (permalink)
                        Bummer, but thanks for checking for me!

                        It was nice to see you again, and I'm glad the burger, late as it was, met with your approval.
                         
                          MilwFoodlovers

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                          RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Sun, 08/22/10 12:53 PM (permalink)
                          Since I couldn't make it, I might not be clear about what you two are commenting on but the Elegant Farmer at least used to have sugar-free pies.
                           
                            X1

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                            RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Sun, 08/22/10 12:56 PM (permalink)
                            I guess "used to" is the key phrase, as Hello_Driver went there yesterday after Fred's, and, as you can see, has reported back that there were no sugar-free pies.

                             
                              BuddyRoadhouse

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                              RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Sun, 08/22/10 4:32 PM (permalink)
                              Fred's continues to impress.  My roasted garlic burger, done medium rare was a stroke of genius!  The bite I had of Mrs. Roadhouse's bleu cheese burger was a tangy delight.

                              Fried pickles were even better than expected, but at $3.95 for four spears--not whole pickles, but quarter spears-- seemed a bit pricey.

                              The good food continued at Irish Fest.  Friday we chowed down on McBob's corned beef, boxty (a kind of Irish potato pancake), bangers (Irish sausages), and curry fries.  Saturday, after eating at Fred's, we were less inclined to eat.  We waited until fairly late in the evening to have Scotch eggs and some of the best Rueben rolls I have ever had.

                              Thanks to all who joined us for all or part of the day.  we had a great time and look forward to next year.

                              Buddy
                               
                                quijote

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                                RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Sun, 08/22/10 6:39 PM (permalink)
                                Too bad for me that I couldn't make it to Fred's, but I enjoyed hangin' with the Roadhouses at Irish Fest. And thanks to Buddy, I now know the wondrous music of La Bottine Souriante--truly a great band.

                                Now as Irish Weekend draws down, it's time to get ready for Mexican Fiesta. I've never been to it, but will pop in Friday afternoon. If the food and music are good I'll stay a while; otherwise, I'll head for the south side, where there's a Mexican Fiesta all year round.
                                 
                                  JRPfeff

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                                  RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Sun, 08/22/10 7:12 PM (permalink)
                                  Thanks for working around my schedule on this Buddy.

                                  It would have been fun to join you, but it wasn't meant to be.  I did stay busy with a charity climb for cancer north of Flagstaff.  We started at the base of a mountain road and walked 6.7 miles to finish at 8,300 ft.  Probably the hardest physical thing I've ever done.  I was already winded after walking 2 blocks to catch the shuttle bus in town.  The day did finish with some food at the Lumberyard Brewpub.  Excellent sliders with a cheese-skirt like at the place on DD&D.  Good thing I had a designated driver - the beer was really good and really strong.

                                  jrp
                                   
                                    myterry2

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                                    RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Mon, 08/23/10 2:39 AM (permalink)
                                    There really is nothing more to post about this place.
                                     
                                      saps

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                                      RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Mon, 08/23/10 2:44 AM (permalink)
                                      Someone's got their undies in a bundle.  Go have another drink.
                                       
                                        X1

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                                        RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Mon, 08/23/10 6:16 AM (permalink)
                                        Fred's.
                                        Fred's Fred's Fred's Fred's Fred's Fred's Fred's Fred's Fred's Fred's Fred's Fred's.
                                        Fred's.

                                         
                                          stricken_detective

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                                          RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Mon, 08/23/10 6:44 PM (permalink)
                                          myterry2


                                          There really is nothing more to post about this place.


                                          That's not true, there are no pics from this last trip.
                                           
                                            BuddyRoadhouse

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                                            RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Thu, 07/28/11 3:14 PM (permalink)
                                            Dear Contingent (and anyone else who would like to join us),
                                            It's that time of year again; Irish Fest in Milwaukee is just around the corner and our annual Saturday lunch stop at Fred's in Burlington is part of our itinerary.  For those who haven't heard of Fred's, it is a small, family style bar in Burlington, Wisconsin, about 25 miles southwest of Milwaukee.  As you drive past the joint there is a big hanging sign declaring, "World's Best Burger".  Members of The Contingent will tell you, it may not be the world's best burger, but it surely ranks up there with the top five.
                                             
                                            The actual dates of Irish Fest are Friday, August 19th-Sunday, August 21st.  We'll be going to the Fest at around 4:00pm on Friday to take advantage of the $5 admission fee (regular price, $15).  On Saturday, I reckon we can be at Fred's between 2:00 and 3:00pm (depending on how wild and crazy we get Friday night).  We'll then proceed up to the Maier Fairgrounds from there.  Anyone who wishes to join us on either day is welcome.
                                             
                                            See you at Fred's on Saturday, August 20th!
                                             
                                            Buddy
                                             
                                            Fred's Bar

                                            596 North Pine Street
                                            Burlington, WI 53105-1419
                                            (262) 763-8370
                                             
                                              JRPfeff

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                                              RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Thu, 07/28/11 3:33 PM (permalink)
                                              Planning your trips around me again? How convenient Buddy. The PieDiva & I will be in Vegas Baby! that weekend. We will be doing our best to be buffet busted.
                                              Jim
                                               
                                                X1

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                                                RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Thu, 07/28/11 5:00 PM (permalink)
                                                Haha..."Maier Fairgrounds".....
                                                 
                                                Just call it the Summerfest Grounds like everyone else...heh
                                                 
                                                I'm planning on being there! By 2.00, hopefully the crowd will be gone, as it'll be past lunchtime, and we'll be able to sit together at a large table. 
                                                 
                                                Once again, no Irish Fest for me...but looking forward to Fred's. 
                                                 
                                                 
                                                 
                                                 
                                                  quijote

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                                                  RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Thu, 07/28/11 5:56 PM (permalink)
                                                  I expect to attend Irish Fest on Friday-- a $5 entry and the prospect of seeing the Roadhouses is too good to pass up!  The Saturday meet-up at Fred's is less certain, but I hope to go.
                                                   
                                                    BuddyRoadhouse

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                                                    RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Thu, 07/28/11 6:17 PM (permalink)
                                                    q,
                                                    Friday's $5 entry fee (used to be FREE until this year) starts when they open the gates at 4:00pm and runs until 5:30pm.  After that it is the standard $15 fee.  Just want to make sure you don't miss it.
                                                     
                                                    Once you figure out what time you can be there we can arrange to meet up.  Under the rainbow arch sound good?
                                                     
                                                    Buddy
                                                     
                                                      quijote

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                                                      RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Fri, 07/29/11 11:49 AM (permalink)
                                                      Hi Buddy,
                                                      Yeah, the rainbow arch will work just fine. We should probably meet up at 5:00 pm, though I hope to get there earlier if parking and ticket lines permit. Too bad they charge $5 now, but the lure of good music and boxty is too hard to resist!
                                                       
                                                      q
                                                       
                                                        ScreamingChicken

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                                                        RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Sat, 07/30/11 11:36 PM (permalink)
                                                        BuddyRoadhouse


                                                        Under the rainbow arch sound good?

                                                         
                                                        Sounds like you're going to the Smurfs movie, not Irish Fest.
                                                         
                                                        But I think the Fred's on the 20th might work for me.  Have to check schedules, coordinate transportation, etc., but if the weather's good and nothing's already going on I'll be there.
                                                         
                                                        Brad
                                                         
                                                          Casey9

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                                                          RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Sun, 07/31/11 10:48 AM (permalink)
                                                          Can anyone explain to me what an Onion Devil is ?? I have never heard the  term//
                                                          Thanks
                                                           
                                                            BuddyRoadhouse

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                                                            RE: Fred's in Burlington, WI Sun, 07/31/11 2:07 PM (permalink)
                                                            Casey9,
                                                            Fred's menu describes them as "Baby onion chunks with an attitude".  IIRC, they were onion chips dipped in a spicy batter, then deep fried (what else?).
                                                             
                                                            Pretty tasty, as are most of the apps, but definitely not the main reason to go to Fred's.  The burgers are the big draw and rightfully so.
                                                             
                                                            Buddy
                                                             
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