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Gyp

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Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Sat, 02/27/10 9:22 PM (permalink)
Sounds like fun. I'm definitely in.
 
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    MilwFoodlovers

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    Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Sun, 02/28/10 12:23 PM (permalink)
    A little Googling turned up this contender for dining ala trunk.

    http://www.madisonorientalmarket.com/

    Madison Oriental Market  
    2119 Fish Hatchery Raod
    Madison, WI  53713
    BUS (608) 310-4288


    http://www.madisonorientalmarket.com/charles%20lor/steam%20rolls.jpg
     
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      Pancho

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      Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Sun, 02/28/10 12:38 PM (permalink)
      Sounds like a great adventure. I agree with most of the places selected and would like to add two special places I really like. IMHO, the best burger in town is at The Blue Moon on Old University Ave. Just a big juicy ball of select ground chuck cooked to order. There is also a great little Mexican place called La Mestiza that I really love. In fact, so good they just opened a new location on Main St. just off the square. It's a door or two down from Haze. Their other location is out on Odana Rd. across from Russ Darrow. I think hands down it's the best Mexican food in town and I've tried them all.  That squash curry mentioned at Vientiene is fantastic. There is another one (same owner) on Park St. Not as shabby and same fantastic curry.
      http://www.lamestiza.net/
      <message edited by Pancho on Sun, 02/28/10 12:39 PM>
       
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        JRPfeff

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        Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Sun, 02/28/10 12:45 PM (permalink)
        Pancho,

        I agree with you about La Mestiza.  Fantastic food.

        Jim
         
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          ScreamingChicken

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          Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Sun, 02/28/10 1:01 PM (permalink)
          MilwFoodlovers


          Madison Oriental Market  
          2119 Fish Hatchery Raod


          FYI, this is right on the edge of the UW Arboretum and if the weather's nice it might make for a good place to take a break.  Also, it's right by an interesting little neighborhood (look at the "ladder" of nearby streets on a map) that was part of a planning experiment back in the 1920s.  I don't know if there are any architecturally significant houses in the area, though; the State Journal had a story about it a number of years ago and I've forgotten a lot of the details.

          And taking the good with the bad, just southeast of here is the Badger Road area.  To say it nicely, it's a "troubled neighborhood".

          Brad
           
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            Pancho

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            Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Sun, 02/28/10 1:13 PM (permalink)
            Brad_Olson


            MilwFoodlovers


            Madison Oriental Market  
            2119 Fish Hatchery Raod


            FYI, this is right on the edge of the UW Arboretum and if the weather's nice it might make for a good place to take a break.  Also, it's right by an interesting little neighborhood (look at the "ladder" of nearby streets on a map) that was part of a planning experiment back in the 1920s.  I don't know if there are any architecturally significant houses in the area, though; the State Journal had a story about it a number of years ago and I've forgotten a lot of the details.

            And taking the good with the bad, just southeast of here is the Badger Road area.  To say it nicely, it's a "troubled neighborhood".

            Brad
            That's a great idea. The area you speak of is known as "The Lost City". That section is in a flood plain and supposedly all the houses sank into the muck. There is a significant house back there you may have seen. A light tan colored stucco bungalow. It's the oldest house in the Arboretum.



             
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              ScreamingChicken

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              Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Sun, 02/28/10 1:33 PM (permalink)
              Thanks for the help; you hit the nail on the head.  From what I remember from the newspaper article I believe the master plan called for a tree-lined boulevard all the way to the Capitol.

              Will you be joining the group on May 2?

              Brad
               
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                Pancho

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                Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Sun, 02/28/10 1:53 PM (permalink)
                Brad_Olson


                Thanks for the help; you hit the nail on the head.  From what I remember from the newspaper article I believe the master plan called for a tree-lined boulevard all the way to the Capitol.

                Will you be joining the group on May 2?

                Brad
                I'll see what I can do...my daughter may be coming home from college in Oregon that weekend. Hey, thought of a couple more...Big Red's Steaks on University Ave. Best cheesesteak this side of Philly and I've had both Pat's and Geno's. Also, the Coconate's Hot Dog cart if she is around on weekends. A lot better than Papa Cornonofulos or whatever it is. Last time I was at O'Malley's at the Jetport, it was mediocre at best. The Curve is far better.  Last (probably not), but not least Gotham Bagels...downtown or on Park St.  Best bagels ever and I lived in NYC. Try an onion with lox, caper cream cheese, and watercress. Scrumptious.....http://www.gothambagels.com/


                <message edited by Pancho on Sun, 02/28/10 3:05 PM>
                 
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                  cjucoder

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                  Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Tue, 03/2/10 8:32 PM (permalink)
                  Pancho


                  Brad_Olson


                  MilwFoodlovers


                  Madison Oriental Market  
                  2119 Fish Hatchery Raod


                  --snip --- Also, it's right by an interesting little neighborhood (look at the "ladder" of nearby streets on a map) that was part of a planning experiment back in the 1920s. -- snip --

                  And taking the good with the bad, just southeast of here is the Badger Road area.  To say it nicely, it's a "troubled neighborhood".

                  Brad
                  That's a great idea. The area you speak of is known as "The Lost City". That section is in a flood plain and supposedly all the houses sank into the muck. There is a significant house back there you may have seen. A light tan colored stucco bungalow. It's the oldest house in the Arboretum.


                  Oh! Fantastic. I want to visit an "interesting little neighborhood" where "houses sank into the muck".  That makes it as much fun as food :} I vote for that being a must stop.  Even if it is around a "troubled neighborhood" I have all you strapping strong young men to protect me!
                   
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                    BuddyRoadhouse

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                    Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Tue, 03/2/10 8:52 PM (permalink)
                    Strapping?  Maybe...  Strong?  Perhaps...  Young?  Not sure who you're talkin' about.

                    Buddy
                     
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                      MilwFoodlovers

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                      Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Tue, 03/2/10 10:42 PM (permalink)
                      Yeah Buddy, you know....those strong strapping young men that will escort those voluptuous buxom young women.
                       
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                        BuddyRoadhouse

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                        Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Tue, 03/2/10 11:09 PM (permalink)
                        I'm in!

                        Buddy
                         
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                          ChiTownDiner

                          Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Wed, 03/3/10 9:18 AM (permalink)
                          BuddyRoadhouse


                          I'm in!

                          Buddy

                           
                          Confusing...are you in as the escort or in as wanting to be escorted?

                           
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                            BuddyRoadhouse

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                            Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Wed, 03/3/10 1:52 PM (permalink)
                            I'll decide when I see what the other parties involved look like.

                            Buddy
                             
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                              cjucoder

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                              Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Wed, 03/3/10 11:52 PM (permalink)
                              MilwFoodlovers


                              Yeah Buddy, you know....those strong strapping young men that will escort those voluptuous buxom young women.


                              **blush**

                              Look what I started! LOL, although I don't deserve the "young" any more than Buddy claims to Oh, wait, you obviously weren't talking about me.  I believe I met many of you at the Contingent get together last fall, the one with the Frank Lloyd Wright houses. I knew MilwFoodlovers, Mrs MilwFoodlovers, X1 and ChuckL50 before that, but that was my first Contingent meet.
                               
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                                ScreamingChicken

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                                Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Fri, 03/12/10 2:18 PM (permalink)
                                After reading this thread I thought it worth mentioning that Madison proper is smoke-free in case it's a concern for anyone.  And this includes bars as well as restaurants.
                                 
                                Brad
                                 
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                                  irisarbor

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                                  Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Sun, 03/14/10 10:55 AM (permalink)
                                  Hi,
                                  I'm told our plans may include some kind of Moosefest the day before in Appleton, WI, so I am wondering if any of you have any good hotel or B&B recco's for either Appleton or Madison for Sat nite?
                                  Thanks!
                                   
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                                    X1

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                                    Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Sun, 03/14/10 11:12 AM (permalink)
                                    Appleton!!
                                    You MUST eat at Victoria's at 503 College Ave.
                                    Old-style Italian in a mafia-like setting. It's awesome. 
                                    Some of the best Gnocchi I've had, ever, anywhere.
                                    http://www.victoriasitalian.com/


                                    As far as hotels - Paper Valley (I think that's a Radisson now) is very nice...there are several on College Ave (the main drag). There's a bunch of La Quintas, Best Westerns, Holiday Inns and Hampton Inns in the area. Predictable, but familiar.

                                    Also - go to Vande Walle's Candy - homemade chocolates and treats. It's near the mall. http://vandewallecandies.com/cart/ 
                                    OR (and?) to Wilmar's Chocolates on Superior http://www.wilmarchocolates.com/zc/index.php

                                    If you want fresh cheese and milk, a visit to Lamers Dairy or Simon's is mandatory. In nearby Omro, there's The Colonial Cheese House, which has sausage and local specialties, as well.








                                     
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                                      BuddyRoadhouse

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                                      Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Sun, 03/14/10 5:02 PM (permalink)
                                      Appleton?  Moosefest?  Is this a Facebook thing or did I miss a post up above?

                                      If you do go to Appleton on Saturday it is likely we will only be able to join you in Madison on Sunday.

                                      Happy Moosing!

                                      Buddy
                                       
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                                        irisarbor

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                                        Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Mon, 03/15/10 2:20 PM (permalink)
                                        No- It's a husband thing- he is invited to play some music at this Moosefest in Appleton, and I said oh- we could combine it with Roadfood on Sunday in Madison...
                                         
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                                          ScreamingChicken

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                                          Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Wed, 03/24/10 2:06 PM (permalink)
                                          I didn't realize it until today but as of this past January 1 Doug's Soul Food is now closed on Sundays.  Sorry to be the bearer of bad news...
                                           
                                          Brad
                                           
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                                            MilwFoodlovers

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                                            Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Sat, 03/27/10 10:13 PM (permalink)
                                            Brad_Olson


                                            I didn't realize it until today but as of this past January 1 Doug's Soul Food is now closed on Sundays.  Sorry to be the bearer of bad news...
                                             
                                            Brad

                                            More bad news. The Oriental Food Market appears to have cut back on their fresh ready to eat food items. A visit there today found the fresh spring rolls MIA. The clerk said they must have been out of them but there were not enough other choices to merit a stop.
                                            We did however dine at Doug's Soul Food. It was an excellent overall experience. We had BBQ Beef short rinbs, Southern fried chicken, fried cat fish, collard greens, blackeyed peas, hush puppies, corn bread and Miss Edna's lemon cake. There were no duds in the lot. Near the end of our meal Doug came out and told us how it all came about. It seems that Doug left Birmingham Alabama for Madison Wisconsin for love and his future wife's birthday. If you ever visit, he can tell you the particulars. It's a sweet story. Open for 18 months, business is OK but could be better. He holds down a position at MATC besides his restaurant. Ask for his home made vinegar pepper sauce to dress up your greens. I look forward to returning to this lovely but out of the way located restaurant.
                                             
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                                              ChuckL50

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                                              Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Thu, 04/1/10 7:36 AM (permalink)
                                              I'm afraid I'm going to have to take a pass on this one since I'll be out of town that weekend.
                                              On the bright side, the town I will be in is Memphis...now taking recommendations for "must do que". 
                                              Enjoy! Looks like a great trip.
                                               
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                                                MilwFoodlovers

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                                                Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Thu, 04/1/10 11:25 AM (permalink)
                                                Roadfood reviews
                                                 
                                                My two favorite BBQ stops are the Cozy Corner (not open at night) and the Interstate.
                                                Payne, A & R and of course the Rendezvous are highly recommended.
                                                Not listed but a place you want to stop for breakfast is Bryant's where you can feast on great biscuits, grits, country ham and other great choices. www.bryantsbreakfast.com
                                                There's blues at the ersatz places on Beale and then there's Wild Bill's. However, he passed and I'd make sure it's still open.
                                                Just about my favorite town.
                                                Have fun.
                                                 
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                                                  ALLGOOD

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                                                  Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Thu, 04/1/10 11:56 AM (permalink)
                                                  One stop worth making would definitely be The Essenhaus.  Great German atmosphere.  Boots of beer are available instead of mugs.  A huge variety of beer, and the food is most excellent.  They have a pub attached, the "Come Back Inn".  Really good time.  If you dig spaetzle, this is the place.....
                                                   
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                                                    MilwFoodlovers

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                                                    Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Thu, 04/1/10 12:11 PM (permalink)
                                                    Spaetzle and beer. Mmmmmm
                                                     
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                                                      ALLGOOD

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                                                      Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Thu, 04/1/10 1:03 PM (permalink)
                                                      At least I THINK the spaetzle was good. 
                                                       
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                                                        BuddyRoadhouse

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                                                        Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Thu, 04/1/10 1:14 PM (permalink)
                                                        I'll second Payne's in Memphis.  Make the pulled pork and BBQ'd bologna sandwiches your priority.  Order 'em the way they serve 'em; with slaw and sauce already on the sandwich.  That slaw is a total killer!  And don't worry, they don't overdo the sauce at Payne's.  Also, make sure you go to the original location if you like your greasehouse ambiance meter set to maximum grittiness (no really, that's a good thing).

                                                        So, while I certainly want to help a fellow Contingent member in his quest for good Memphis 'Que, the question now stands, how far away from the original intent of this thread will we get before taking it back on track?

                                                        Buddy

                                                        Payne's

                                                        1762 Lamar Avenue
                                                        Memphis  TN
                                                        (901) 272-1523
                                                         
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                                                          MilwFoodlovers

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                                                          Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Thu, 04/1/10 3:46 PM (permalink)
                                                          Speaking only for myself, if I can just ride or sit in a big Cat, I don't need no roadfood for a successful day!
                                                          I can show folks a nice Jamaican restaurant if they need more than spaetzles and beer. I also think the Asian store on Park and Washington would make a fun break but I'm up for most anything except Mexican. I'd even do that if it had some unusual things like bugs or spores.
                                                           
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                                                            JRPfeff

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                                                            Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2, 2010! Thu, 04/1/10 7:16 PM (permalink)
                                                            Since it is April 1, I'm assuming ChuckL50 is pulling our leg.

                                                            I checked the Madison AtoZ review (usually easy graders) of Essen Haus and they slammed it.  Consider that Milwaukee has the finest German restaurants in the Western hemisphere, I vote for skipping Essen Haus.
                                                             
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