Contingent Feastivus 2010

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JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
2010/10/28 21:47:48
We have made a reservation at Ilija's Place for the evening of December 12.  The exact time and details are still to be determined.
 
Space may be limited, so attendance is on a first post, first reserved basis. Starting now:
 
JRPfeff/PieDiva - 5 for dinner
carolina bob
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/10/29 00:17:30
Add "surrycounty for 1" to the list.
post edited by surrycounty - 2010/11/27 19:16:30
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/10/29 00:49:51
Roadhouses for two.
 
Any other stops during the day, or are we just doing Ilija's in the evening?
 
Buddy
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/10/29 00:56:43
Buddy,
 
I'm just trying to get a head count for the reservation.  We can plan the rest of the day later, although I'd like to show up with an empty stomach.  I want to enjoy every bite I can.  Ilija will serve us family-style and the variety will be amazing.
 
What would be a good start time at Ilija's for the Illinois end of The Contingent?
 
Jim
post edited by JRPfeff - 2010/10/29 01:02:28
stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/10/29 00:58:55
me. No, really. I get paid that weekend & nothing is on the calendar right now.
Gyp
Cheeseburger
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/10/29 02:30:58
Put me down for 1.
Thanks,
Chuck T
MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/10/29 07:31:07
We're in for 2.
abe_froeman
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/10/29 08:22:06
We're in for 2!
irisarbor
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/10/29 09:32:28
Put us down for 2
quijote
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/10/29 12:12:15
Put me down for one!
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/10/29 13:27:21
JRP,
Whatever time you want to set this up will be fine with us (we are talking dinner, right?).  Only been to Ilija's once before and enjoyed it quite a bit, so I understand your desire to be "ready to eat" when we walk in the door.
 
Buddy
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/10/29 15:51:15
ChiTownDiner is in for 2...and would prefer dinner to be not before 6pm...so uncivilized to dine earlier!
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/10/29 16:40:55
...unless it's breakfast or lunch being continued!
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/10/30 21:28:53
CTD - Cocktail hour begins at 5:00 with dinner to follow. If food gets served before 6:00, you can watch the rest of us eat.
jrp
ChuckL50
Hamburger
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/10/31 11:26:29
I'm in. 
1
ChuckL
chicagostyledog
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/10/31 19:13:14
Two more!
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/10/31 19:18:50
JRPfeff

CTD - Cocktail hour begins at 5:00 with dinner to follow. If food gets served before 6:00, you can watch the rest of us eat.
jrp

 
The old early bird...

cjucoder
Cheeseburger
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/11/05 14:10:13
+1  for me.
 
Sorry, just saw this. I just moved last weekend and still don't have internet at home.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/11/06 10:03:36
The current head count is 31, including many non-RoadFood friends.  Ilija said he'd cut us off at 50.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/11/27 17:41:54
I just spoke with Ilija about our dinner.  He is planning a family style meal including burek, Serbian salad, and a variety of main dishes to try.  He said he can accommodate dietary preferences if we bring them to his attention when we arrive. The cost will be $22 per person for the complete meal (including dessert by PieDiva). Seating for dinner is at 5:30, but expect a leisurely dining experience.
 
Let me know of any change in plans so I can adjust the reservation up or down. 
post edited by JRPfeff - 2010/11/27 17:44:29
MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/11/27 20:48:14
Jim,
My doctor insists I get more pork shanks into my diet. I hope Ilija can accomodate me. 
 

chicagostyledog
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/11/27 21:54:17
Nina & I are looking for recruits to perform the following dance after dinner.
http://www.youtube.com/wa...sk&feature=related
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/11/27 22:54:26
Bob and I would love to join you-I have a job interview( 2nd) at Quad Graphics on Tuesday-I will tell them I need the 12th off. So count us in!
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/11/28 01:25:22
chicagostyledog

Nina & I are looking for recruits to perform the following dance after dinner.
http://www.youtube.com/wa...sk&feature=related

If you need someone to wear the bear suit, count me in!
 
Buddy
chicagostyledog
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/11/28 08:20:56
BuddyRoadhouse

chicagostyledog

Nina & I are looking for recruits to perform the following dance after dinner.
http://www.youtube.com/wa...sk&feature=related

If you need someone to wear the bear suit, count me in!

Buddy

  U da bear, Bud!
X1
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/11/28 09:44:15
I'm in.
:)
 
 
MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/11/28 10:18:11
BuddyRoadhouse

chicagostyledog

Nina & I are looking for recruits to perform the following dance after dinner.
http://www.youtube.com/wa...sk&feature=related

If you need someone to wear the bear suit, count me in!

Buddy

Yemme get this straight.
Beaudreaux, your going to wear a Bears suit on a Packer Sunday?
Hmm, normally I don't think I could protect you but if you're willing to do those cartwheels following a meal at Ilija's,
I'd take one for you. I think I'm going out shopping for a video camera as we'll want to preserve that Kodak Moment forever.

JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/11/28 10:19:50
I think we are at 32 34, here's my head count:
JRPfeff & PieDiva - 6
Pete, Claire & Steve - 3
Wolfgang & Anna - 2
X1 - 1
BuddyRoadhouse - 2
Abe_Froeman - 2
CSD - 2
surrycounty - 1
Stricken - 1
Gyp - 1
irisarbor - 2
MFL - 2
CTD -2
Quijote - 1
cjcoder - 1
ChuckL50 - 1
annpeeples - 2
John T - 2
 
Did I miss anyone?
Ilija is willing to work with us on the menu.  If you have any special requests (tripe burek anyone???), let me know.
 
Jim
post edited by JRPfeff - 2010/11/28 12:14:26
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/11/28 14:08:57
MilwFoodlovers

BuddyRoadhouse

chicagostyledog

Nina & I are looking for recruits to perform the following dance after dinner.
http://www.youtube.com/wa...sk&feature=related

If you need someone to wear the bear suit, count me in!

Buddy

Yemme get this straight.
Beaudreaux, your going to wear a Bears suit on a Packer Sunday?
Hmm, normally I don't think I could protect you but if you're willing to do those cartwheels following a meal at Ilija's,
I'd take one for you. I think I'm going out shopping for a video camera as we'll want to preserve that Kodak Moment forever.

You provide the suit, I'll do the cartwheels.
 
Buddy
 
P.S. Pass on the tripe burek.
 
B.
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/11/28 14:31:22
Sarma, either Cevapcici or Chevapchichi, whichever is the sausages with ajvar, tomatos and bread, goulash...although they are probably doing all these as they are mainstays.
carolina bob
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/04 18:14:20
I'm afraid that I'm not going to be able to make it on the 12th after all. I just found out that my family's Christmas gathering is going to be on that day, and family always comes first. Hopefully, Jim and Bobbi, I'll get another chance to see you before you head for Arizona. Have a good time, all.       
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/04 19:55:25
Feastivus for the rest of us!
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/05 00:40:18
With this bunch it's more like "Feastivus for the least of us!"
 

 
Brad
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/05 02:39:36
Feastivus for the beast of us?
 
boB, is that you up there?
 
Buddy
carolina bob
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/05 03:34:30
Yep, Buddy, it's me. Sorry that I can't join y'all on the 12th, but this other event is pretty important; it may be the only chance that I'll get to see my brother and his family this year.
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/05 14:27:27
Well, have fun with your family; we'll miss you.
 
Jim and Bobbi are not permanently heading west until at least February of next year, or later.  I know we'll have other opportunities to get together before they start rooting for the Arizona Cardinals.
 
Buddy
MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/07 06:58:10
Have we hit our max yet in case we have some late in the game additions?
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/07 17:40:17
I just got hired( whoo-hoo!) at Quad Graphics as one of their chefs-I may have to work on the 12th. Will let you know...I would be okay with working, as that would be a blessig.I will let you kknow!!!
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/07 20:16:10
MFL - We are only at about 2/3's of Ilija's limit.
Congratulations Ann.  I hope you can make it, but understand that starting a new job is important. 
Jim
post edited by JRPfeff - 2010/12/07 20:17:29
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/09 21:49:50
We need a final head count for Sunday.  Let me know of any pluses or minuses to this list:
JRPfeff & PieDiva - 6
Pete, Claire & Steve - 3
Wolfgang & Anna - 2
X1 - 1
BuddyRoadhouse - 2
Abe_Froeman - 2
CSD - 2
Stricken - 1
Gyp - 1
irisarbor - 2
MFL - 2
CTD -2
Quijote - 1
cjcoder - 1
ChuckL50 - 1
John T - 2
MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/10 08:18:27
JRPfeff

We need a final head count for Sunday.  Let me know of any pluses or minuses to this list:
JRPfeff & PieDiva - 6
Pete, Claire & Steve - 3
Wolfgang & Anna - 2
X1 - 1
BuddyRoadhouse - 2
Abe_Froeman - 2
CSD - 2
Stricken - 1
Gyp - 1
irisarbor - 2
MFL - 4
CTD -2
Quijote - 1
cjcoder - 1
ChuckL50 - 1
John T - 2

Note that we added Nancy and Tony to our count.
Several of the Contingent have met them at Sebastian's.

irisarbor
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/10 09:27:16
Hi all!
What time are we getting together?
chicagostyledog
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/10 13:28:46
Cocktails at 5:00, followed by dinner and dancing.
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/10 13:32:24
Dancing?  Does that mean you found the bear costume?
 
Buddy
irisarbor
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/10 16:43:31
I guess we should wear our diva costumes...
chicagostyledog
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/11 01:30:32
irisarbor

I guess we should wear our diva costumes...

 
Better yet, we should wear our Devo costumes...
X1
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/11 15:49:21
FYI, we are supposed to be having a blizzard or snow warnings or some such...drive carefully. 
 
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/11 16:02:41
That's tonight.  Tomorrow will be fine.  Don't scare my posse away.
X1
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/11 16:37:58
Tonight into tomorrow. Hopefully it'll be done by 5. 
I'm not trying to scare anyone.
 
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/11 16:57:18
Ilija said not to worry about the weather my friend.
X1
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/11 16:58:58
Good deal.
 
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/12 00:59:50
X1 - We just got back from Chicago.  The last five miles were treacherous. 
 
Which brings us to our strange Roadfood coincidence of the day.  We met a friend of Bobbi's for the friend's 50th birthday at the Fireplace Inn on Wells Street in Chicago.  After dinner we decided it would be fun to drop by Burt's Place to give BuddyRoadhouse some trouble.  Problem was, Burt's would not show up on our GPS.
 
No problem, I'll call one of my Roadfood pals and get the address (thanks Beth, Mike, & Greg!).  So I'm on my cellphone making the call in front of the restaurant when one of the smokers on the sidewalk tells me "Burton Place is right there," as he pointed across Wells Street.  As Alanis would say, isn't it ironic?

We did get to Burt's and completely surprised Jeff.  That pizza smelled so good, it was a real shame that the oven was shut off.
post edited by JRPfeff - 2010/12/12 01:06:32
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/12 01:19:29
We had originally planned to visit family in the Chicago area during the day tomorrow (which is now today) and then finish in Milwaukee, but not now.  The roads were bad at 9pm and when the temperature drops and the wind picks up they aren't going to be any better, so we've cancelled everything.
 
Brad
post edited by ScreamingChicken - 2010/12/12 01:21:30
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/12 08:46:18
Brad - Roads will be fine this afternoon.  Come to Ilija's.
 
Jim
irisarbor
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/12 12:26:38
Frank's feeling like the weather is not as inviting as the Bear's game....
is there anyone who might swing by Deerfield to pick up another passenger?
I'd rather not drive up alone...
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/12 12:44:15
The Roadhouses might be able to accommodate you.  We need to determine if we'll have room in the car for an extra person.  We'd be leaving around 2:30-3:00pm to account for the weather.  If you've got my number, call me.  If not, PM me with your number and I'll call you.
 
Buddy
stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/12 13:06:49
They keep breaking into my ice skating to tell about the weather.
 
They're saying the thing is not the snow so much as the blowing/drifting. I think as long as everyone gives themselves p l e n t y of time we should be ok.
 
Normally I would beg off as I hate driving in crappy weather, but I'm looking forward to tonight.
MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/12 13:20:15
Windy as all get out but if Milwaukee has even an inch of snow I'd be shocked. Now north and west of here is another matter.
 

X1
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/12 13:22:23
The constant sound of the wind is slowly driving me crazy.
 
...crazier.
 
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Contingent Feastivus 2010 2010/12/12 13:27:18
Ilija just called.  I need a final head count.
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