The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place!

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ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/04 11:00:48
I will check if I can get off of work-I have been anxious to try Burts! I also know Bob has a China trip in September for work, so I will let you know asap!!Sounds fun.
abe_froeman
Double Cheeseburger
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/04 11:38:16
Count us in for 2!
ScreamingChicken
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/05 11:35:35
Mrs. SC has to work the 17th but if the weather's nice I'll be there.
 
Brad
irisarbor
Double Cheeseburger
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/05 12:29:27
If it's the 17th, I'm committed elsewhere till at least 12:30ish, so the absolute earliest I could be there is 1- 1:30...  (unless someone else will switch shifts with me, but I doubt it...)
The 18th is completely open for us, however
X1
Double Cheeseburger
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/05 13:22:56
As far as I know, I'm in.
 
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/05 18:22:05
Sorry...missing again...only open on the 18th.  Give the waiter a hard for me...
Pie Diva
Hamburger
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/05 19:04:08
ChiTownDiner

Sorry...missing again...only open on the 18th.  Give the waiter a hard for me...


Depends on a hard what.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/05 19:10:47
Pie Diva, I am shocked. " />
The blue pills are between Buddy and his doctor.
X1
Double Cheeseburger
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/05 20:30:05
I found out at my family gathering today that the 17th is my niece's birthday party, so I'm out, as well. 18th, I could, but not 17th.
Y'all have fun.
 
quijote
Double Cheeseburger
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/05 21:39:01
Though I tend to have a fairly flexible schedule on Saturdays, it looks like the 17th won't work for me after all. The 18th is still possible, but I won't know for another week or so.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/05 21:56:22
I'm waiting to hear on Buddy's availability for the 18th. It would be no fun without him.
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/06 01:20:22
Sorry gang, but I'm otherwise engaged on the 18th.
 
Also, keep in mind, the same requirement as the last private party; minimum of 20-25 people for Burt to open up early.
 
If it's going to be 18 or less, you can still put together a reservation during regular business hours.  We'll put you at two tables right next to each other; basically you'll occupy the southwest corner of the room.
 
But I'll still be unavailable on the 18th.  I'll be participating in a very scientific study group, evaluating little blue pills...
 
Buddy
irisarbor
Double Cheeseburger
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/06 11:03:46
that Susie is a lucky girl....
abe_froeman
Double Cheeseburger
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/06 14:05:01
lalalalalala*idon'thearyou*lalalalalala
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/06 16:30:00
abe_froeman

lalalalalala*idon'thearyou*lalalalalala

 
Abe,
 
I can just picture you with your fingers in your ears, as you say that!
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/06 17:01:47
Gosh, I am so sorry that the 17th is not good for us. Bob IS leaving for China that day, and my boss asked if I REALLY needed the day off as we are very short handed.  
I so want to:
a) Try Burt's
b) see Jim and Bobbie before they are permanently in Arizona
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/06 19:43:23
abe_froeman

lalalalalala*idon'thearyou*lalalalalala

What's the big deal?  If I correctly understand the researcher who called me, the little blue pills will take away the stress of the upcoming presidential campaign.  He said I would have an easier time with the election. The way I figure, by November of 2012, no matter who you're voting for, we're all going to have a bad case of electile dysfunction.
 
On the other hand, he said it would make the election last a lot longer, so I'm not sure I'm happy with that...
 
Buddy
abe_froeman
Double Cheeseburger
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/07 20:30:43
Mr. Maki and I just got invited to a family thing on the 17th at 3:30 that's semi-optional- what's the latest a pre-business hour party would go before Burt kicks us out?  If the pizza party ends early enough, we can go to both...or if we do something during business hours that starts a little later (6:30 or so, I'm thinking), that would work, too. 
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/08 03:38:12
If this happens, it will run from noon to 3:00pm.
 
Still, we need a minimum of 20-25 people before Burt will do a private party.  So far, I'm only counting nine people who want in.
 
Buddy
ScreamingChicken
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/08 09:16:06
But that's 20-25 normal people.  I'm sure that if Buffetbuster and ChiTownDiner attended we'd easily have the functional equivalent.
 
Brad
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/08 13:50:33
That's true.  However, CTD has already sent his regrets; leaving buffetbuster to pick up the slack.  As prodigious as his pizza capacity may be, you can only expect one man to do so much.
 
Buddy
ChuckL50
Hamburger
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/08 15:26:08
All this talk of pizza is making me hungry. No one down here does a pizza like Burt...or even a deep dish....but I keep searching.
Hope it comes together. Have fun y'all.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/08 19:17:36
I am adding 5 more to the list.  My friend Fat Sal will be there with his new wife & family.  I think that makes the total 14, so the private party is still an outside possibility. 
 
The back-up plan is dinner for a smaller group upon Burt's opening at 4:30.  We'll make that call this weekend.
 
BTW - Pie Diva is threatening to bring dessert.
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/09 01:30:59
Make sure you bring enough for Burt, Sharon, and me.
 
Keep me posted on the plans and I'll do my best to grease the wheels and make everything move swimmingly.
 
Buddy
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/09 07:20:34
If things move to 4:30pm, CTD is in for 1.  I finish my grilling duties for 200 at 3pm....
irisarbor
Double Cheeseburger
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/09 13:43:16
I WAS able to switch my shift on the 17th, so I am free for a  12 noon start if that is what it still is...
so at least 2 of my crew should be able the make it, 
maybe more but It's hard for me to speak for teenage boys-
still-PIZZA....
and it's BURT's PIZZA...
post edited by irisarbor - 2011/09/09 13:44:40
chicagostyledog
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/09 16:35:12
Buddy,
Thanks for the invite. I regret to inform you that we won't be around that week end.
CSD
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/11 01:31:39
OK folks, here's the official word:  If we want to have a private party before regular business hours on Saturday, September 17th, the minimum number of people is 25.  If we can't put together a group that large for a private party we can accommodate a maximum of 16 people in one group during regular business hours.
 
So, I guess it comes down to a first come, first served situation.  I'll be working at Burt's on Thursday the 15th.  Anyone who wants to be part of the group of 16 on that Saturday needs to get me a pizza order by 1:00pm on Thursday.  Everybody needs to agree on a time, and I need to know if you're going to want one check or separate checks.
 
That's the best I can do for a group during regular business hours.  Please respond here on the thread so we all know what's going on.
 
Thanks, and I hope I'll see as many of you as possible, sometime on Saturday.
 
Buddy
abe_froeman
Double Cheeseburger
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/11 02:33:13
Mr. Maki's out- we're both doing a "gastronomic lifestyle change" (because I hate the word "diet", and it's inaccurate in this case) and the first two weeks are pretty restrictive.  He doesn't want to fall off the wagon because he knows it will be a lot harder to get back on it, so he's going to go to that family event and I'm coming to Burt's, whatever time we decide on. 
 
Are we still trying to get the 25 people to have the party before business hours?  If so, I can ask a few friends if they'd be available.  If we want to just go for doing something during business hours, I won't ask. 
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/11 08:43:06
Buddy -
In addition to Abe's question...
If it becomes the 16 person regular hours, do we know the time?  I'm working on a tight schedule of availability between 4-6pm.  This should not dictate the time, but if it falls into this window...I'm in and will have an instantaneous pizza order! 
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/11 16:13:54
Keep in mind this outing is part of the JRPfeff/Pie Diva Bucket List Tour.  This is their gathering and I'm just doing my best to facilitate everything.  Whether it is a "before opening" private party, or a "regular hours" meet-up is up to them, and how many people actually want to participate. 
 
If it goes to a "regular hours" gathering, the time is up to the participants.  You guys need to agree on a time with an alternate in case the time you want is already booked.  I will help clarify the order, hand carry it to Burt, and make sure you're well taken care of.  But if this happens during regular hours, you're regular customers.  You need to work out the timing and the order amongst yourselves, and I'll do my best to make sure you have a good time.
 
Buddy
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/11 16:45:13
CTD,
We have officially given up on the private party.
Our plan is to be at Burt's at 4:30 (or earlier if someone happens to leave the door open).  If it helps your attendance, we wouldn't mind sliding back the start to some time no later than 6:00.  That puts the Cheeseheads on the road home (or to a second destination) at a reasonable hour.
Jim
ScreamingChicken
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/11 18:07:07
Unfortunately the later start time rules me out.
 
Brad
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/11 18:18:54
Screaming Brad,
You just need to bring 11 friends and we could do the private event. Any chance of swinging that?
JRChicken
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/11 22:09:48
So, that's the official word from the organizer; no private party.
 
The 4:30 start is smart.  Now all you need to do is start getting me your orders.  Keep in mind, there's a 16 person limit, so once I've got a commitment (in the form a full pizza order) from those 16 people, the window is closed.  You'll still be able to get in, but it will be at a later time, and I can't guarantee you'll be sitting with the main group.
 
Buddy
abe_froeman
Double Cheeseburger
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/11 23:31:45
I'm good with anything except spinach and my favorite combination is sausage, mushroom, onion, at minimum.  Bell peppers, black olives and/or garlic would be good additions to that.  I will be happy to share this with others and try anyone else's pizza who's willing to share.
 
If it helps, this was the last official order posted in this thread last year.  This was for about 20+ people, though.
 

Pizza #1:
Double Cheese on the whole pizza
1/2 Pepperoni
      Onion
 
Pizza #2:
Double Sausage on the whole pizza
1/2 Mixed Bell Peppers
      Black Olive
      Banana Pepper (not quite as hot as the jalapeno)
 
Pizza #3:
Sausage on the whole pizza
Pepperoni on the whole pizza
1/2 Mushroom
 
Pizza #4:
Sausage on the whole pizza
Mushroom on the whole pizza
1/2 Garlic
1/2 Onion
      Banana Pepper
 
Pizza #5:
Spinach
Tomato
Mushroom
Garlic
Light Onion
Light Tomato Sauce 
 
Pizza #6:
Pepperoni
Mushroom
Garlic
 
Pizza #7:
Sausage
Pepperoni
Mushroom
1/2 Black Olive
1/2 Onion
 
Pizza #8 (irisarbor Pizza, XX-L):
Double Cheese
Sausage
Mixed Bell Peppers
(Light  Tomato Sauce)

MilwFoodlovers Pizza:
Sausage
Pepperoni
Mushroom
Onion
 

BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/12 00:55:44
I can't emphasize enough that this go around is not a private party.  The pizzas listed above were chosen by me as a sort of tasting smorgasbord based on group preferences that were expressed well in advance.  My suggestion to anyone wanting to join the group on this trip is to figure out what you and your immediate family/friend wants and order your own pizza through me, through this thread.
 
While I do not wish to speak for the JRPfeff/Pie Diva family, I don't know that they will be interested in sharing their pizzas, or in trying anyone else's.  Also, for anyone thinking about joining the group who is not familiar with the process at Burt's, it is absolutely required that I have your full pizza order by 1:00pm this Thursday.  Without it, you might not get a pizza; you might not even get seated.  If you're casually thinking about joining the party and thinking you might show up on whim, don't.
 
I'm not trying to be mean or discourage people from joining the group, I just want to avoid someone driving a long (or even short) distance and being disappointed when they find out, without the advance order, they will not be accommodated.
 
For anyone seriously considering joining the group, please, please, please, get your order in to me ASAP so we can get a firm head count and pizza order for this Saturday, September 17th.
 
Buddy
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/12 07:24:10
CTD is in for 1...requesting an XL sausage, spinach, garlic, mushroom, extra cheese...will have breakfast the next day...I'll be there by 4:15pm for the 4:30pm seating and can hang out until 5:50pm'ish.  Small salad with cream garlic and cheesy garlic bread...as it's my first time, I am hoping I did this right...
If the schedule changes again, no problemo!  I'll keep up with the thread...
ScreamingChicken
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/12 09:52:09
After reading Buddy's instructions I'm starting to feel like this is a Seinfeld episode but with pizza instead of soup.
 
If the seating's at 4:30 what time's the eating? 
 
JRPfeff

Screaming Brad,
You just need to bring 11 friends and we could do the private event. Any chance of swinging that?
JRChicken


I'm pretty sure introducing them to this motley crew would give me 11 new ex-friends...
post edited by ScreamingChicken - 2011/09/12 09:53:28
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/12 14:00:31
If you call in for 4:30, we want you to be there at 4:15.  The pizza will be on the table at 4:30.  Sharp.  Whether you're sitting there or not.
 
And yes, it does sound like a certain character from a certain episode of Seinfeld, but if you want to be friends with Burt, you won't mention it.  I swear, once you've experienced how smoothly this runs and how quickly your food hits the table, you'll wonder why other places don't operate like this.  Really, it's the only way we can avoid ridiculous "Hot Doug's" style lines from forming.  The difference though, is instead of getting out a hot dog and fries in a couple of minutes, it takes half an hour to make a pan pizza.  If you wait in line 40 minutes to get up to Hot Doug's counter, can you imagine how long you'd be standing in line waiting for one of Burt's pizzas?
 
You have to remember, this is a tiny restaurant that only holds 35 people at the max.  There's one 74 year old man making all the pizzas in one oven.  There's only so much you can do.  The order ahead system makes it possible for us to make as many happy people as possible on any given night.
 
Anyway, I've got CTD's (First timer?  Yeah, whatever.) order and I'm eagerly awaiting anyone else who wants to join the group.
 
Buddy
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/12 14:30:17
Buddy - If only airlines could run so smoothly ... 
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/12 15:09:48
Coffee, tea or Buddy...I think not!!! " />
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/12 15:26:48
CTD - For that remark you will receive the TSA Full Monty pat-down & probe before being seated on Saturday.
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/12 15:55:01
Still better than coffee, tea or Buddieeeee!
irisarbor
Double Cheeseburger
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/12 16:12:32
OK- I'll let the family groupage know the new parameters and see what we come up with 
it might anything from 0-6
sigh 
my life...
 
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/14 14:52:04
Okay folks, here's a 24 hour reminder: If I don't have a firm commitment by this time Thursday, including a head count and a pizza order, this ain't happening.
 
So far, I've got a table for one for ChiTownDiner.  JRPfeff has emailed me privately, but hasn't yet placed an order.
 
I've gotta hear from you by tomorrow folks.
 
Buddy
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/14 22:55:07
The table is filling up.  I sent Sal's order to BR today and am in negotiations with my family and will email him before I turn in tonight.  We will total 11 between our two groups.
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/15 01:53:07
As of 1:00am Thursday we're looking at 11 in the JRPfeff party, and ChiTownDiner for one.  I have orders for all parties, and I'll turn them in tomorrow afternoon.  If anyone else wants to join the group, I need an order sometime in the next twelve hours.
 
Buddy
abe_froeman
Double Cheeseburger
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/15 09:15:19
I'm in for one- is Mrs. Roadhouse coming?  If she is, have her call me at work today and we'll discuss our order.
irisarbor
Double Cheeseburger
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/15 10:53:33
I'm sorry to say I don't think we can commit-
if it was something we could do last minute it might happen, but I know it isn't....
Maybe next time.
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/15 14:03:20
irisarbor -
Your always welcome to a few slices of mine...
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/15 14:49:46
So that's our final count; 12 plus a possible two more (I'll handle the plus two), at 4:30.
 
Please arrive at around 4:15 to be seated and situated, pizza will be served  at 4:30 sharp.  Separate checks?
 

See you Saturday!
 
Buddy
post edited by BuddyRoadhouse - 2011/09/15 14:52:02
abe_froeman
Double Cheeseburger
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/15 15:29:35
I got a small sausage/mushroom/onion for myself, so anyone's welcome to the other half!
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/16 02:11:48
The orders are in and the tables are set for 13 people on Saturday.  Just one small change...4:30 was not available due to prior bookings.  So I took the liberty of moving the event to 5:00pm.  I figured 30 minutes wasn't going to screw anyone up too much, and this way we can focus on the group without distractions from other annoying customers.
 
New plan: Arrive at 4:45 for garlic bread and salads; pizza on the table at 5:00.
 
See you then,
Buddy
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/16 07:51:02
Roger that! 
ScreamingChicken
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/16 12:14:16
BuddyRoadhouse
New plan: Arrive at 4:45 for garlic bread and salads; pizza on the table at 5:00.


No coleslaw?  Or does that come on the pizza?
 
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/16 14:20:58
We serve a delightful dessert slaw to anyone who cleans their plate.  Delicate shreds of green and purple cabbage with accents of sweet carrot tossed in a creamy mayo based dressing, all placed gingerly atop a heaping scoop of chocolate ice cream.
 
Which makes almost as much sense as the ingredients in a Beanie Burger.
 
Buddy
 
P.S. Just to head off any possible uproar, The Gahanna Grill generally makes excellent burgers and other food.  The Beanie Burger, IMHO, is an example of wretched excess gone bad.  I do not think less of those who enjoy said burger, I just will not be ordering one myself anytime soon.
 
Oh, and I'll also make fun of it every chance I get.
 
B.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/16 14:35:19
The Beanie Burger is, as far as I'm concerned, a one-time thing for people to try. I usually just get a cheeseburger with grilled onions. It's the same size, but minus the slaw (and for me it's also minus any lettuce, tomato and pickle). For those who like bacon on their burgers I suggest the Academy Burger, which is a Swiss cheese burger with grilled onions and bacon.
 
Oh, and I don't want cole slaw on any sandwich, including a hot dog or a pulled pork sandwich. And as far as that goes, I don't care much for the slaw at the Gahanna Grill -- even as a side.
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/16 19:54:28
Don't tell me, tell wanderingjew on his own thread.  I'm with you on this one Michael, at least as far as the slaw goes.  I still like the tomato, grilled onions, and pickle on my burger.  The slaw just makes it all slosh around into a big unnecessary mess.
 
Buddy
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:The Contingent Could Have A Private Party At Burt's Place! 2011/09/16 20:19:21
BR - 5:00 for pizza probably makes more sense anyway. See you tomorrow.
Jim
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