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 2013/01/09 20:28:09 (permalink)
I was just in Schaumburg for a few nights last week.  It never crossed my mind to ask Buddy for suggestions on where to eat.
 

 
S'okay. I've got Feb 23rd on my calendar.
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/10 03:07:57 (permalink)
We actually have a favorite Middle Eastern restaurant in Schaumburg.  Next time, PM me before you visit.
 
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/10 15:53:21 (permalink)
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You haunted my dreams last night, I kept dreaming about that char burger with cheese.  My pillow was wet with drool! 
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/10 18:59:30 (permalink)
CK, with my perverse sense of humor, you're taking a big risk lobbing a softball like that across the plate--I just might take an inappropriate swing!
 
Paradise Pup is an almost certain stop for the tour on Saturday, February 23rd.  My only hesitation lies in the small size of PP's building and the traditionally long lines.  I don't want to see 15 to 20 of my friends shivering outside in Chicago's late winter weather waiting for a cheeseburger, then have no place to sit and eat it.  I'm going to try to negotiate a "private audience" with the Pupsters in hopes of taking over the joint for a short period of time.
 
More on that and a list of hot tour candidates to follow soon.
 
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/10 19:57:45 (permalink)
While i will just be returning from Mobile-I think this might be a go......i will request off and see how generous Target is with my requests off .Would love to meet up with you all again. Had such a good time last visit!And of course, would have to hitch a ride from Milwaukee.....
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/10 20:11:39 (permalink)
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Paradise Pup is an almost certain stop for the tour on Saturday, February 23rd.  My only hesitation lies in the small size of PP's building and the traditionally long lines.  I don't want to see 15 to 20 of my friends shivering outside in Chicago's late winter weather waiting for a cheeseburger, then have no place to sit and eat it.  I'm going to try to negotiate a "private audience" with the Pupsters in hopes of taking over the joint for a short period of time.
I don't know what time PP opens normally on a Saturday but I'm certainly not averse to hot dogs, burgers, and Maxwell Street polish sausages for breakfast...
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/10 20:12:50 (permalink)
I agree, Brad!
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/10 21:55:20 (permalink)
The plan right now calls for an 11:00am start with Paradise Pup leading us off.
 
I'm trying not to start too early; allowing our Milwaukee friends a reasonable departure time.
 
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/10 22:27:36 (permalink)
I'm going to do my best to be at Paradise Pup by 11:00, but it might be a bit tricky. I have a 9:30 AM doctor's appointment in the south suburbs and hopefully I'll be done before 10. However, the combined Dan Ryan / Kennedy expressways can be pretty unpredictable traffic-wise, especially on Saturday, so my apologies in advance if I'm a little late. Looking forward to seeing y'all.
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/14 11:46:55 (permalink)
I see that Barnaby's Family Inn has locations in both Des Plaines and Arlington Heights...if I'm still hungry at the conclusion of the tour I might have to stop at one and see if the pizza's as I remember it from 40 years ago.
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/14 13:24:55 (permalink)
If you're still hungry after the day I'm planning, I will come along just to watch you eat a pizza at Barnaby's.
 
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/14 18:54:02 (permalink)
Loved Barnaby's! About 37 years ago.......
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/15 11:25:36 (permalink)
 
Paradise Pub on DDD
 

 
post edited by cjucoder - 2013/01/15 12:58:26
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/15 11:53:32 (permalink)
Y'know, a little Clairol/Clorox and we could have our own "Buddy Fieri".
 
I'm not goin' to Des Plaines...I'm goin' to Flavortown!!
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/17 18:44:59 (permalink)
Been meaning to check in here. I will not be able to attend this as I have the city bowling tournament that weekend. Would like to see everyone soon though. It's been too long.
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/18 14:59:03 (permalink)
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If you're still hungry after the day I'm planning, I will come along just to watch you eat a pizza at Barnaby's.
It all depends on what you have planned and if Mrs. Chicken will be able to come along as my "splitter".  Pick a bunch of places that serve weird things like kohlrabi and eyeballs and pizza won't be a problem.
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/18 18:31:45 (permalink)
Dang, I had two eyeball places picked out: one serves 'em deep fried, the other specializes in seven different kinds of pickled eyeballs.  Served on a bed of kohlrabi.  It's like you're looking over my shoulder.
 
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/19 14:45:30 (permalink)
Here’s the latest info on February’s tour of Des Plaines:
 
I approached the boys at Paradise Pup about giving us a private “party” for the start of the tour.  They normally open at 11:00am.  I proposed both opening a half hour late and letting us have the place all to ourselves from 11-11:30, or letting us in at 10:30 and we’d be out by 11:00.  They declined on both counts.  They did say, however, that they’re usually pretty light when they first open on a Saturday and we should have no problem fitting our group in.
 
I have my doubts.  But I know there are folks in the Contingent who have never been to Paradise Pup and really, really, REALLY want to go there.  So I will leave this one up to the group.  We’d need to be standing outside The Pup no later than 10:45 so we can assure a peaceful takeover of the joint.  Once inside it will be cramped quarters, depending on how many people show up.
 
Taking all that into account, they do serve one of Chicago’s best Chesseburgers, making it a worthwhile stop.  So what do you think Contingencies (my new word for Contingent members); do we make Paradise Pup our first stop or skip it in favor of something else (not necessarily a Cheeseburger)?
 
Other firm eating stops on the tour include Rand Red Hots for Dogs and Maxwell Street Style Polish, the local Pupuseria for, well, pupusas, a tamale shop serving banana leaf wrapped tamales, and our grand finale, Mehanata for a Bulgarian feast.  I’m still researching, looking for one or two more eating stops.
 
Along the way, I’m planning some non-eating shopping stops and other activities to fill out the day.  In Des Plaines we have Shop N Save; an international market with a focus on Eastern European foods.  We’re talking about dozens of different kinds of honey from every conceivable flower, a well-stocked deli with rows of beautiful smoked sausages hanging along the back wall, plus a half dozen different kinds of bacon in the cooler, ready to be sliced to your desired thickness.  There are barrel pickles, dozens of different jarred pickles, ajvar up the wazoo, European candies and chocolates, feta cheeses from all over the continent and the U.S.
 
After that there are several options in nearby suburbs.  New York Bagel & Bialy (because I know a certain Lover of Milwaukeefoods who’s crazy for good bagels), and at least three different giant Asian markets within minutes of our core eating area.  I’m even researching a stop at Pop’s Slot Cars for a little racing action—loser picks up the tab at Mehanata.  I’m looking into other fun, non-eating options for the day.
 
The beauty of this trip, is because the stops will be so close to each other, we can improvise and change gears instantly, based on the whims of the group.
 
So now I need some commitments.  The number of people who attend could influence where we go and at what point in the tour.  So please sign up with the usual “I’m in” along with a head count for your party.  Also, don’t forget to weigh in on the Paradise Pup issue.
 
I’m looking forward to seeing everybody on Saturday, February 23rd.
 
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post edited by BuddyRoadhouse - 2013/01/19 14:46:56
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/19 17:54:07 (permalink)
Do you have a rough estimate of the time we'll be arriving at Mehanata?  Because of our travel distance it's possible we'll be cutting out early.
 
Regarding Paradise Pup, if the burgers really are that good I'd hate to miss out.  Do you think they might be amenable to the idea of us ordering ahead of time so they could (if they wanted) start preparing the burgers a few minutes ahead of time?  Or would they be able to handle an order for 12-15 without any trouble?
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/19 18:00:02 (permalink)
Buddy Roadhouse's speech to the Contingent encouraging the early morning take over of Paradise Pup.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep-xgd_eETE
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/19 18:11:55 (permalink)
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Dang, I had two eyeball places picked out: one serves 'em deep fried, the other specializes in seven different kinds of pickled eyeballs.  Served on a bed of kohlrabi.  It's like you're looking over my shoulder.

Buddy

The problem with deep fried eyeballs is that they pop too easily and then you are left without the yummy vitrious fluid.
 
Pickled and smoked eyeballs are my favorite, with smoked over pickled, however there are several places that pickle them with habenero peppers or even with GHOST peppers and WOW what an experience.
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/19 18:20:06 (permalink)
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Buddy Roadhouse's speech to the Contingent encouraging the early morning take over of Paradise Pup.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep-xgd_eETE

 
Before I even looked at the video I KNEW what it was going to be, one of my favorite RALLY speeches of ALL TIMES!
 
 
 
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/19 19:38:49 (permalink)
Buddy, while I would love to eat at Paradise Pup, its no big deal. I trust your plans,and hope I can make this one.
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/19 21:53:40 (permalink)
Le Tour de Des Plaines.  I like it.
 
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/20 00:06:23 (permalink)
Sounds like a great tour, Buddy. I'm in, as long as weather conditions don't make it horrible for me to get there. I'd be happy to try Paradise Pup, but will go ahead with whatever is planned. Everything sounds great, right down to the Bulgarian finale.
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/20 02:17:10 (permalink)
ChickenDude,
The plan at this point is to do an early-ish dinner at Mehanata, say around 5:00pm.  It will all depend on the number of stops we decide to make.  We might even end up there closer to 4:00.
 
quijote, ann peeples, and others,
As far as I'm concerned Paradise Pup is our starting point.  I'm giving you all an opportunity to say, "The greatest Cheeseburger in the world is not worth standing out in the cold at the end of February, followed by getting crammed into a tiny space like sardines in a can while we're trying to enjoy said Cheeseburgers."  Or, you can say, "Yeah, it's totally worth it!  Can we get there extra early so we can spend more time standing in the cold?"
 
Like YelpingChicken, I too had the idea of pre-ordering to save time.  If we can get everyone to agree on what we're having (there doesn't seem to be a "smilie" doing a "spit take"), and get that information to me ahead of time I might be able to convince the Pup Boys to go that route.
 
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/20 08:44:53 (permalink)
Got your PM Buddy but am sorry to say, I will be out of town on that weekend.  Hope you all enjoy! 
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/20 09:08:41 (permalink)
I'm probably in. 
Q, can I hitch a ride with you?
 
As far as Paradise Pup, well...I've always wanted to try it, so I'm good with starting there. 
 
Also, Q..if you agree to chauffer my arse, I think if we left MKE a bit early and ended up at NY Bagels & Bialys on the way to Paradise Pup, that would be fabulous.
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/20 10:44:09 (permalink)
Buddy, I'm good with starting at Paradise Pup, too. If I can stand outside in the cold for an hour or more looking at ducks and gulls, I should be able to stand outside for a delicious burger.
 
X1, as long as the weather isn't awful, I can drive-- I'm not skilled at driving long distances in snow and ice, though. I also would want to get an early start-- I'd like to see the new Kaufmann's, if possible, and NYB&B is a good stop, too. 
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Re:The Contingent Invades The NW Suburbs Of Chicago, February, '13 2013/01/20 11:28:18 (permalink)
I'm in.
 
I'm also all for huddling together at Paradise Pup.
 
Pretty sure I'll get a hotel, otherwise I won't have the stamina to do all these stops and I don't want to miss a thing.
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