The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13

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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2012/11/03 09:05:54 (permalink)
Whatever you choose, its all good with me. Thats what a meet up SHOULD be about, the person planning a tour of places they enjoy eating at. And sharing it with others.
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2012/11/03 13:33:42 (permalink)
I distinctly remember the day I first met Buddy. After a brief introduction, he invited me to a party that night and said there would be lots of food, lots of alcohol, and lots of fornication. I asked if he wanted me to bring anything and he replied, "No, it's only going to be the two of us."
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2012/11/03 14:00:26 (permalink)
Do I need to post the photo I took of Buddy sitting to the left of Aimee?
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2012/11/03 16:34:57 (permalink)
LOL, CSD!
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2012/11/03 16:36:09 (permalink)
Jeff-post ALL the photos of people sitting to the left of Aimee! LOL!
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2012/11/04 01:55:18 (permalink)
chicagostyledog I distinctly remember the day I first met Buddy. After a brief introduction, he invited me to a party that night and said there would be lots of food, lots of alcohol, and lots of fornication. I asked if he wanted me to bring anything and he replied, "No, it's only going to be the two of us."
And you never did show up that night.  Not even a phone call.  I don't know why I still talk to you.
 
Must be the lingering scent of a Maxwell Street Polish that keeps me coming back for more.
 
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2012/11/04 18:10:07 (permalink)
Paradise Pup + Rand Red Hots. You had me at "easy parking" for Rand!!!  And I'm tired of hearing how awesome Paradise Pup is, and then never going there. (or being driven past & hearing, "OH that's Paradise Pup you smell. But we're not going there today...")  I want to taste it for myself.
 
Buddy, and other IL RFers---what are your favorite items at each?
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2012/11/04 19:53:45 (permalink)
I haven't been to Rand but I've had the Char Burger at Paradise Pup and it is a thing of beauty, both in appearance and flavor . Haven't had it with the Merkt's cheese yet, but that will change when we're there in February.
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2012/11/04 20:02:32 (permalink)
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chicagostyledog I distinctly remember the day I first met Buddy. After a brief introduction, he invited me to a party that night and said there would be lots of food, lots of alcohol, and lots of fornication. I asked if he wanted me to bring anything and he replied, "No, it's only going to be the two of us."
And you never did show up that night.  Not even a phone call.  I don't know why I still talk to you.

Must be the lingering scent of a Maxwell Street Polish that keeps me coming back for more.

Buddy

If you would rescind the restraining order, the scent could be yours again and again.
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2012/11/04 22:21:33 (permalink)
Some things are best appreciated from afar...
 
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2012/11/04 22:41:43 (permalink)
s_d,
I'd say the Char Cheddar Cheese Burger and shakes are the main reasons to visit Paradise Pup, especially if Rand Red Hots is on the list for Encased Meats.  A combination of weather, inside eating space, and a potential long line will make this an audible call.  If we can get in early enough and dominate the Pup we'll have a tight squeeze, but still be in good shape.  If there's a long line and no place to eat inside, we may need to make another pick for this stop.  If you want to visit the Pup, start praying now for a mild February.
 
Happy Dogs would likely be my next pick for a Burger stop, although, American Wildburger hasn't even opened yet.  They may have a product that knocks everybody out of the park.  More on that once they're open for business.
 
The high quality and convenience at Rand Red Hots makes them a "no brainer" for our group.  I've had the Dogs and Maxwell Street Polish and would recommend either without hesitation.  They were nice enough to serve my Polish with the standard accoutrements, (Grilled Onions, Mustard, and Sport Peppers) adding the neon green relish usually served on a regular Polish.  Granted, the counter guy gave me a funny look, as if having the relish with all those other condiments would ruin the sandwich.  But I had it my way and it was damn good.
 
I'm working on the ethnic choices and will post those in the next week or so.  Turns out Des Plaines is even bigger than I thought...
 
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2012/11/05 09:20:58 (permalink)
Buddy, please work in at least one stop for some of that Chicago barbecue that you're such a snob about.  Many thanks.
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2012/11/05 10:26:45 (permalink)
Like Brad said ... and no trip to Illinois is complete without butterburgers, bratwurst, and frozen custard.
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2012/11/05 13:33:01 (permalink)
Hey, we've got some of the finest boiled ribs, soaked in ketchupy barbecue sauce around!  Anyone who says we're snobs about it is just jealous.
 
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2012/11/05 15:17:24 (permalink)
That's true, but the boiled ribs soaked in ketchupy sauce at Montgomery Inn are so much better. No wonder the people of Cincinnati take so much pride in them.
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2012/11/05 16:44:50 (permalink)
I vote for Paradise pup-
 
As an aside- definitely not roadfood, but I remember going to the Cafe LaCave in DP when I was teenager with my Dad and his Work "people" and being so impressed with the "flaming food"...
It was all so "fancy-schmancy" Haven't thought about that place in years....
 
But if we decide we want to do any sit-down Italian- I would only have rave reviews and nice things to say about Giacomo's,
where they have some incredible Braciole, and personal favorite a Seafood Grill plate that is big enough for 2.
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2012/11/06 00:37:53 (permalink)
Unless the weather is horrendous, I also vote for Paradise Pup...unless the weather is so horrendous that we have the whole place to ourselves.  

I was thinking about Giacomo's, too, iris.  If we do a sit down place at the end, I'd vote for that.
 
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2012/11/06 02:37:29 (permalink)
With four months to go, I'm certainly still open to suggestions, but I was thinking our grand finale might be Bulgarian cuisine at Restaurant Mehanata:
http://www.restaurantmehanata.com/default.html
 
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2012/11/06 08:34:59 (permalink)
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Unless the weather is horrendous, I also vote for Paradise Pup...unless the weather is so horrendous that we have the whole place to ourselves.  
I'm pretty sure that with 3 months' notice Stricken_Detective can come up with a shirt guaranteed to clear out the customers in any place we choose to visit.
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2012/11/06 09:22:48 (permalink)
BuddyRoadhouse

With four months to go, I'm certainly still open to suggestions, but I was thinking our grand finale might be Bulgarian cuisine at Restaurant Mehanata:
http://www.restaurantmehanata.com/default.html

Buddy


That'lll work!
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2012/11/06 22:34:38 (permalink)
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Unless the weather is horrendous, I also vote for Paradise Pup...unless the weather is so horrendous that we have the whole place to ourselves.  
I'm pretty sure that with 3 months' notice Stricken_Detective can come up with a shirt guaranteed to clear out the customers in any place we choose to visit.
t shirt hell dot com   is where I got the one I wore last tour. That is the last time, trust me, but a ton of people at Dr Dawg were smiling very big when I was ordering my food, hahaha
 
I'm going to look for a Giacomo's website. Also, KALA HALIKIMAKA only has drinks on their menu. NTTAWTW!!!!!

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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2012/11/08 00:27:46 (permalink)
Would we be going to Giacomo's for
 
lunch
 
or dinner?
 
They have pepper & egg sammiches for lunch. And they don't have mozzarella sticks or garlic bread on their menu, which makes me very happy.
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2012/11/08 02:29:59 (permalink)
So far, Giacomo's isn't an official part of the tour.  I've got them on my radar as a candidate along with several other strong possibilities.  At first I was afraid Des Plaines might be shy a stop or two, now I'm worried there may be too many places to choose from.
 
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2012/11/24 13:02:23 (permalink)
So far, Giacomo's isn't an official part of the tour.

 
Rumor has it you can be bought for the price of a Kopp's cheeseburger & some take home pints.   The December list is out. Check out this Thursday:
 
Thursday
December 6

Peppermint Stick

Starting with a creamy white chocolate custard, we add luscious white chocolate morsels and festive red and green peppermint flakes to create this holiday delight. A great "stocking stuffer." Ho! Ho! Ho!

Hot Chocolate

Milk Chocolate Custard + Marshmallows + Coco + Marshmallow Ribbon
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2012/11/24 13:54:30 (permalink)
Peppermint Stick sounds good, Hot Chocolate sounds AMAZING!
 
Unfortunately, contrary to rumor, I can't be bought.  I would, however, buy you a Maxwell Street Polish at Rand Red Hots if a pint or two managed to find their way down here in February...
 
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2012/11/25 15:25:36 (permalink)
I'm going to be honest, neither of those flavors are safe in my freezer for 3 months.
 
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2012/11/25 18:18:28 (permalink)
BuddyRoadhouse

I would, however, buy you a Maxwell Street Polish at Rand Red Hots if a pint or two managed to find their way down here in February...
Hopefully RRH will make the final cut!
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2012/11/25 22:05:01 (permalink)
With no negatives against them (good food, inexpensive, and easy parking), I think Rand Red Hots may the one place that's a dead shoe-in.
 
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/07 22:28:53 (permalink)
It certainly has been quiet for awhile.  FYI - Did you know that Al's Beef is opening a location in San Jose, CA?
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/08 03:06:08 (permalink)
Not to worry Alyce, I've been planning to reignite this thread since the beginning of the new year.  I've got a tentative, partial list of stops worked out, and I'm doing my due diligence to fill out the rest of the schedule.  Next step is to get a head count, as that could affect where we go and at what point in the tour we go there.   The nice thing about doing the entire tour in one town (and the fringes of neighboring towns) is that everything will be very close to each other, allowing us to make some last minute decisions based on the group's mood.
 
I'll post a (more or less) full list and call for an RSVP (including PMs to all current Contingent members) in the very near future.
 
See you all on Saturday, February 23rd!
 
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