The PieDiva/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour

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X1
Double Cheeseburger
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/07 10:49:55
Either your camera suddenly developed water spots for only one photo, or MFL & Co. are haunted...I see at least 13 orbs in that pic. 
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/07 10:55:01
It wouldn't be a RoadFood Eat & Greet without a surprise stop.  Out proximity to Gilles Frozen Custard Stand made it an obvious last stop of the day.

 
Spiral bacon?

 
Those Things?

 
Those things!!!

 
I hope Buddy Roadhouse enjoyed those quarts of frozen custard his family bought for him.  Mmmmmmmmmmmm, Smores!!!

 
That's a wrap.
post edited by JRPfeff - 2010/11/07 10:56:11
MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/07 11:44:01
JRPfeff

X1

"Pop"?!

I grew up West of the Subcontinental Divide.
" /> Sheriff Joe will be the first to tell you that ignorance of our laws is no excuse.
"Pop" is someone you ask to borrow the family car.
 
What a fun time.
My 87 year old mom (yes, 87!!!) loved it and the company.

BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/07 14:08:26
Yeah, that custard was fant--wait, what?  Custard?  Quarts? Family?
 
Hey, it was enough that you all had a good time while I was slaving away at work.  Plus, those pastries from LaReve did make it home and they were a fine pre-lunch treat.
 
Nice pix.  Glad you all enjoyed yourselves.  See you at Ilija's!  Really--31 people?
 
Buddy
post edited by BuddyRoadhouse - 2010/11/07 14:10:10
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/07 14:20:29
Nope.  32 is the latest count for the 12th of December.
 
Did the blood sausage make it to Buddy?
 
jrp
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/07 14:31:29
"My 87 year old mom (yes, 87!!!)" 
You mean that wasn't your younger sister?
 
"Either your camera suddenly developed water spots for only one photo, or MFL & Co. are haunted...I see at least 13 orbs in that pic."
More likely it was camera flash from the paparazzi.
 
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/07 14:46:46
Didn't nuthin' make it to BuddyRoadhouse except those two pastries from LaReve!
 
And if you thought you were going to scare me with "blood sausage", I got bad news for you buckaroo--we ate that stuff every freakin' morning for two weeks at various B&Bs up and down the west coast of Ireland.  Also, white sausages which were similar to miniature haggis.  Actually not bad, not bad at all.
 
Buddy
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/07 18:58:31
BR - No thought of scaring you with the sausage, I was pretty sure that you ain't afraid of no wurst.  I couldn't pass it up at $1 apiece.
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/08 08:49:39
JRPfeff
 
The wood-fired pizza oven at Piccola.


 
You sure this isn't a photo of a Pizza Hut kitchen?
 
I would've loved to have participated but unfortunately circumstances dictated otherwise.  I'm definitely going to try to work in a visit to Pizzeria Piccola after a ballgame next summer.
 
Brad
irisarbor
Double Cheeseburger
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/08 14:12:27
Everything looks awesome, and it looked like evyone had a great time.
So sorry we (I) couldn't make it.
We will look forward to being 2/32 of the crown at Ilija's
I have a special "bon Voyage" gift for you...
 
MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/10 07:09:25
Blutwurst
Well first Jim, it was worth every penny you paid for it.
Like Buddy, I've had black puddin' at many an Irish breakfast.
I've also sampled many variations of Czarnina, the Polish duck's blood soup.
I also know why kids don't beg their mom for bloodwurst sandwiches for their school lunch and why Campbells doesn't sell blood soup.
It's a texture mouth feel  thing. That and the extreme riichness of the product, coupled with not having grown up with it as a kid. The Usingers Thueringer blood summer also has somewhat unusual, at least to me, seasonings.
I'm eating and I'll finish it but I've got my sandwichs slathered with pickled hot peppers to cut that richness.
Thanks Jim. I'm going to miss your wicked sense of humor.
(I'm not a suelze or headcheese fancier either; texture again)
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/10 22:53:49
irisarbor

Everything looks awesome, and it looked like evyone had a great time.
So sorry we (I) couldn't make it.
We will look forward to being 2/32 of the crown at Ilija's
I have a special "bon Voyage" gift for you...


If the gift does not include blood sausage we will not be disappointed.
quijote
Double Cheeseburger
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/10 23:51:12
I wish I could've joined you all on the Milwaukee tour, but was occupied in that large metropolis to the south. However, yesterday I made it to Piccolo for dinner and enjoyed their pizza with chicken sausage, shaved celery, gorgonzola, provolone, and pine nuts. Such delicious, fresh flavors: thanks for the recommendation.  And afterwards I couldn't resist--I walked over to Le Reve for a few macarons. No individual pumpkin macarons were available, but I enjoyed one each of pistachio, peanut, and raspberry.
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/14 12:39:37
Well, apparently there was some kind of mis-communication, which I am still not clear on, and yes, JRPfeff did indeed send down a hunk of Blood Sausage which has magically made its way into my home this Sunday morning during a brief visit from abe_froeman and Mr. Maki.
 
So, a big thank you to JRP and the Pie Diva for their thoughtful gift.  I'll get around to digging into it ASAP.
 
Thanks again,
 
Buddy
abe_froeman
Double Cheeseburger
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2010/11/15 00:01:07
I didn't know we had the blood sausage; Mr. Maki didn't know that I didn't know and he put the sausage away last weekend.  I went into the fridge drawer last night to make a summer sausage sandwich and found the blood sausage. 
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/01/31 19:14:43
So what and when is the next stop on the tour?
 
Brad
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/01 18:16:26
At this point it looks like we'll have to wait until after the thaw...
 
Buddy
abe_froeman
Double Cheeseburger
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/01 22:44:42
I dunno, I did get an email from Kopp's saying two of my favorite flavors will be up tomorrow...how bad could it be?
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/01 23:24:54
I just tried to drive to work at 9p.m, almost ended up in the ditch twice, and literally couldnt see the road.Turned around and called in-they were prepared for that possibility. It is BAD out there, folks.
chicagostyledog
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/02 01:46:14
abe_froeman

I dunno, I did get an email from Kopp's saying two of my favorite flavors will be up tomorrow...how bad could it be?

How about your worst driving nightmare times twelve.  
 
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/02 10:02:17
We closed my business for the first time ever!  Been over there twice, 9 foot drifts, getting bobcats and an end loader in this afternoon.  While roads were pretty good at 6am, they have re-drifted and are now virtually impassable except in 4-wheel drive.
abe_froeman
Double Cheeseburger
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/02 20:08:00
The local news interviewed a woman on the street from Siberia, and she said no storm she saw there was as bad as this. 
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/02 21:12:25
It was brutal today, only 34 on the way to work.  Darn glad I didn't miss my flight yesterday.
MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/02 21:43:50
I was going to check my house for scorpions but then remembered we don't have any in Wisconsin.
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/02 22:36:36
I just bought a scorpion alarm for the house...are you saying I wasted my money?
 
Buddy
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/02 22:56:37
They sell scorpion lights here.  No kidding.
6star
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/02 23:57:29
I had a hard time believing you until I Googled it and came up with this:
http://scorpionblacklight.com/
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/03 01:46:25
I've lived out here for 11 years now and haven't seen any Scorpions but know people who have had them. The Pest Control people usually spray for them during their monthly visits. Most areas that have them are the newer subdivisions as the housing expands outward and the soil gets stirred up.
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/03 09:21:39
MilwFoodlovers

I was going to check my house for scorpions but then remembered we don't have any in Wisconsin.

 
Sure we do, but you're more likely to find them in the garage.
 
Brad
abe_froeman
Double Cheeseburger
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/03 11:46:02
From the black light website:  "Since one scorpion can have over 100 babies it is important to actively detect them at night regularly."
 
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MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/03 13:30:59
Me and Andew Zimmern like this kind.
 

JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/03 20:51:00
abe_froeman

From the black light website:  "Since one scorpion can have over 100 babies it is important to actively detect them at night regularly."

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That is all absolutely true (at least that's what we tell you folks up North in order to keep you there).
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/04 03:45:25
I love that--"you folks up North".  How quickly they turn on you...
 
Buddy
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/04 04:19:36
My Lord, I thought I was the only one awake at this hour! And JRPfeff-you are using old terms-we may be north-but we are definately east!!!
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/04 12:50:00
annpeeples

My Lord, I thought I was the only one awake at this hour! And JRPfeff-you are using old terms-we may be north-but we are definately east!!!

Ann my Dear,
You must have played hookie from Geography Class too often. "East" ends at the Ohio/PA State line! That's where "Midwest" starts and actually, you're in the "Upper Midwest". Granted, you are East of AZ where it will be sunny and in the low 70's this weekend for the PGA Golf Tournament!
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/04 13:54:46
Yeah, but can you go cross country skiing down the middle of your street?
 
Buddy
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/04 14:05:36
BuddyRoadhouse

Yeah, but can you go cross country skiing down the middle of your street?

Buddy


True Story - Chicago Blizzard of Jan 1979. I was in Chicago on business. Stranded in the hotel on Michigan Av. People were cross country skiing on Michigan Av. That's when I decided I'd rather be watching a Golf Tournament in AZ in January!
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/26 23:19:12
We can check another one off of our Bucket List.  Tonight I went to Burt's Place with Bobbi, Rachel & Martin.
 
Upon arrival, the first thing we saw was this young lady interviewing some patrons for a a cable program or maybe a foodie blog.  She was asking why they were at Burt's and what made it special.

She almost got away, but I made her interview me before leaving.
 
The first thing she mentioned was the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl XLV Champions cap I was wearing.  I explained that I am Senator Spencer Coggs, one of the FIB 14 fugitives from the Wisconsin legislature, and that I have been in Illinois for the last 10 days avoiding the bite of Honey Badger Scott Walker (it is alway OK to lie to the press).
 
She asked why we were at Burt's and was especially interested in the fact that we were an hour and a half from home for pizza.  I told that Burt's had the World's Greatest Waiter and that Burt's was on our bucket list before moving to Arizona.
 
She asked what made Burt's pizza special and I told her I had never had it.  I based my appreciation on Bobbi's and other Roadfooder's feedback.  Bobbi had mentioned the Italian sausage and she was right about it.  It is a sweet sausage that is extremely tasty and perfect on pizza.  I could go for a plate of it on its own. 
 
I figured out the crust on my second slice, but after the interview ended.  There's the bready crust.  Then there's the cheese that melts over the crust.  But the interesting place is between the crust and the cheese - I call it chust or creese.  Something about the yeasty-bready crust at this interface that is not quite cooked because cheese was melting into it hits just the right flavor notes.
 
Our sausage, onion & mushroom pie.

 
Our pepperoni, onion & garic pizza.

 
At the end of the meal we were all happily filled.  The kids both really enjoyed the pizza and gave it high marks.
 
Sorry we didn't invite the Contingent, but Burt's is no place for a large group on Saturday night.
post edited by JRPfeff - 2011/02/26 23:38:17
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/27 02:46:50
Spencer Coggs, eh?  If she bought that one she's really out of touch-and color blind, too!
 
Damn, I look terrible in that picture--did you have the instant aging filter on your lens?  Do I really have that much gray hair?  Yeesh!
 
It was great having you guys as our guests tonight.  Glad you enjoyed the pizza.  Still, no dessert from Bobbi?  I didn't think she even left the house without a pie in her purse.  So what were Kopp's flavor of the day?
 
Keep watching for a Contingent get-together in Chicago sometime in the Spring.  Lot's of dining ala trunk in sketchy neighborhoods!
 
Buddy
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/27 06:23:40
Wow, that pizza looks fantastic!!!!And that server is kinda cute.
MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/27 09:08:20
I'm all for chipping in to get Ann to an eye doctor toot sweet! Mmm, that look yummy. We had just returned from vacationing in Jamaica and Beth gets called out of town for a family emergency, since resolved (I think) or we would have fought the weather just to shake Spencer Cogg's hand. Spring starts in just 21 days and I'm ready for a Contingent food feast.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/27 10:21:25
Buddy - This one better shows your boyish good looks.

 
Bobbi felt bad about about not bringing a pie, but after we stopped at Oscar's for their Cupid's Creation Sundae she got over it.
 
"Cupids Creation"
This sundae is sure to satisfy your sweet heart or your sweet tooth! Imagine chocolate and vanilla custard topped with chocolate sauce, morsels of tiramisu', red raspberries, whipped cream, delicate chocolate shavings and a cherry of course!
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/27 11:24:46
Note the vintage rotary phone Buddy is using to dial into the internet!
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/27 15:40:30
JRPfeff

Buddy - This one better shows your boyish good looks.


Looks like I lost  few pounds too.
 
Buddy
stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/27 16:51:42
I call it chust or creese.

LOL
 
Loved the report! My feelings are not hurt in not being invited as I had authentic Italian in Kenosha yesterday, and that was just the bartender! *rimshot*
 
Glad you guys enjoyed it & can't wait to get together with everyone. LOVE the shot of Buddy on the phone under the Saveur poster.
MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/27 17:01:06
ChiTownDiner

Note the vintage rotary phone Buddy is using to dial into the internet!
Finally upgraded from that Princess phone, eh? Still have a party line?

BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/27 21:07:39
Anytime you call Burt's it's a party.
 
And who you callin' Princess?!?
 
Buddy
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/27 21:15:02
Anytime you call Burt's it's a party.
 
And who you callin' Princess?!?
 
Buddy
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/27 21:17:30
Why the duplication?
And why can't a Filet Mignon with 2, 982 posts delete his own posts?
 
Buddy
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/28 10:44:24
JRPfeff

Buddy - This one better shows your boyish good looks.


 
I'm sure Buddy will say that he was just taking a pizza order but it sure looks like somebody was calling in a bet for the fifth at Arlington...
 
Brad
joerogo
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/28 12:08:04
I told you there was some shady stuff going on at these contingent meetings
 

JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/28 12:26:13
joerogo

I told you there was some shady stuff going on at these contingent meetings
 

OMG!  I was unaware of this felonious behavior on my property.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/28 12:30:05
Hey Buddy, what kind of tippers are Wisconsinites?
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/28 13:29:38
Depends on the horse race...
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/28 13:41:26
buffetbuster

Hey Buddy, what kind of tippers are Wisconsinites?

Generous to a fault--although they coulda skipped a cash tip altogether if The Pie Diva had just brought dessert!
 
Buddy
 
P.S. Just to be clear; dessert tipping is not something I endorse on a full time basis--just for close friends, and particularly for those well versed in the pie making arts.
 
B.
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/28 13:43:49
ChiTownDiner

Depends on the horse race...

He said "tippers", not tipsters.
 
Buddy
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:The PieDive/JRPfeff Contingent Farewell Tour 2011/02/28 19:03:56
As in 'I've got a good tipster for you in the 5th race..."
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