I think we're looking toward June now to give folks more time to emotionally prepare for the big event.
Margie's and Humboldt Park are close enough to each other, although Margie's is quite small and would be overwhelmed by our group. And I don't think their massive ice cream sundaes are conducive to eating Ala Trunk, but, you never know.
As for the issue of smoked shrimp, I think Calumet Fisheries may be the only place in the area that does smoked
shrimp. There are plenty of others that do fried shrimp. Actually, the place I had in mind, Hagen's, does a fine fish sandwich, on a par with some of the best White Fish Sandwiches I've had in Pittsburgh. And if I know him well enough (and I think I do), and if he's following this thread, right about now one of buffetbuster's eyebrows just went up in that "oh really?" kind of way that says, "be careful what you say about Pittsburgh White Fish Sandwiches, 'cause I'm here to tell you there ain't nuthin' like a Pittsburgh White Fish Sandwich." Well bb, I've had your Pittsburgh White Fish Sandwiches, and I love 'em. But I gotta tell you, we've got some pretty good fish sandwiches ourselves here on the banks of the Great Lakes, and Hagen's makes one of 'em.
There are also a couple of other Fish Shacks under consideration at this time.
So that's it. I'm still hoping to get more feedback regarding dates and availability for the rest of the group. I'll continue to do my research and refine the tour.
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