Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in)

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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/13 13:39:10 (permalink)
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(I)f you're going to be contacting these places to "warn" them we're coming (excellent idea)....perhaps there's a way you can wheedle Hot Doug's into an early opening, reserved just for us, or a reserved place at the head of the line? Probably won't happen, but might be worth a try, especially if we're a big group. If my count is right, I think we're at least 15, if not 20+.
Exactly why I'm trying to get an accurate (semi) head count.  If I can get some special treatment at any of these places, I don't want to promise twenty and show up with ten.

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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/13 14:53:46 (permalink)
me for sure
twins are a maybe (they might go Boy Scout camping- will know by Thurs for sure)
Hubby a maybe for the earlier stops- has a job later that nite-would need to leave no later than mid-afternoon

I know that's not super helpful sorry...
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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/13 16:12:24 (permalink)
Mrs MFL is now wavering and may yet join us. Our firm contingent is myself, quijote and X1. Let me know if anyone wants any bagels from Kaufmans? I know I want an onion, a garlic, a sesame and a pumpernickle.
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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/13 18:26:06 (permalink)
Yep, heading down with MFL and X1. Looking forward to it.
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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/13 23:56:29 (permalink)
The Froemans will be a party of at least three.  I'm waiting for two more people to reply. 
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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/14 07:55:29 (permalink)
As of now, Weather.com is saying high of 56 with rain showers on and off throughout the day.
Ugh.
Bundle up, wear your Wellies, and bring an umbrella.

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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/14 12:50:35 (permalink)
Two days ago our local weather guru, Tom Skilling, who, by the way, though I am loathe to admit it, tends to be more accurate than the National Weather Service, was predicting in his seven day outlook that Saturday would be 56 degrees and rainy all day.  As of today he has modified that view to be 60 degrees with a chance of rain in the evening.  By tomorrow he could be telling us 70 and sunny.

The point is, I've learned with these "long range" forecasts that they can change much for the better (or worse, I suppose) as you draw up on the actual date.  I'll put more weight on the Saturday forecast as soon as Friday's newspaper lands on my front sidewalk.

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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/14 13:30:32 (permalink)
Tom Skilling was our weatherman. He inherited a puppet sidekick named Albert The Alley Cat. The Meteorological Society threatened to take his credentials away unless the station (TV6-WITI) 86'd the cat which they refused to do and so Chicago got our man.
 

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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/14 13:59:36 (permalink)
Man, you Milwaukee guys always did know how to have waaaay more fun than us Chicago losers.  Albert the Alley Cat, eh?  I am so jealous.

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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/14 15:20:08 (permalink)
Buddy, have you determined yet where we are all going to meet up Saturday morning, and what time? 
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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/14 15:47:34 (permalink)
Sure wish I could join you all, but I am taking on extra hours at work during the weekend to make up for the cut during the week. I am laughing hardily at MFL's referral to Albert The Alley Cat-grew up with that #### puppet, but sure made us kids watch the news. I remember Tom Skilling, but more appropriately, Ward Allen was the puppets best sidekick.I met him as a 6th grader and thought I was in love...
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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/14 16:47:04 (permalink)
nocarolinaBuddy, have you determined yet where we are all going to meet up Saturday morning, and what time?
nocarolina, I think the easiest thing would be to meet at Hot Doug's by 10:00am.  Parking is tight around that neighborhood, but not impossible.  After eating at Hot Doug's we can all head over to a nearby, fully secured parking lot where we can consolidate cars if we have a notion to do so.

On Friday, here on this thread, I will give full directions to Hot Doug's, approaching both from the north and the south.  I will hand out sheets with directions to each of our other destinations when we meet up at Doug's.

More details to come as they develop.

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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/14 18:42:35 (permalink)
annpeeples

Sure wish I could join you all, but I am taking on extra hours at work during the weekend to make up for the cut during the week. I am laughing hardily at MFL's referral to Albert The Alley Cat-grew up with that #### puppet, but sure made us kids watch the news. I remember Tom Skilling, but more appropriately, Ward Allen was the puppets best sidekick.I met him as a 6th grader and thought I was in love...

Well, I'll never pass up a chance to bring a smile to our lovely Miss Ann.
 


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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/14 19:06:27 (permalink)
O.M.G.!  I can just picture the young Tom Skilling verbal sparring with Albert the Alley Cat.  Talk about your classic Twilight Zone episode...too, too funny!

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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/14 19:32:23 (permalink)
The Froeman's will just be a party of three.  Just like the movie.

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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/14 20:08:41 (permalink)
Our family headcount stands at one (1).  Bobbi will be driving down with Stricken.  There is room for additional riders it someone else would like to carpool with them.

I will be at home with the tile guy. 

Enjoy, and send home lots of leftovers.

Jim
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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/14 23:24:39 (permalink)
What?!?  No Jim???  I mean we love Bobbi just fine, but it seems wrong that you have to stay at home for the tile guy while we're out sampling Chicago's best Roadfood eats.  Maybe see if the tile guy wants to come along for the ride.

We'll make sure Bobbi brings home the leftovers, but I'm not sure how well Gertie's ice cream will hold up between here and Pewaukee.

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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/15 14:14:01 (permalink)
The game sausage of the week at Hot Doug's:

Brown Ale Buffalo Sausage with Bacon-Garlic Mayonnaise and Serendipity Cheese

YUM!  They'd better have that through Saturday!
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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/15 17:12:54 (permalink)
^^^OMFG!!!!! I will be there, sinus infection or no sinus infection!!!!!
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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/15 17:20:16 (permalink)
Nobody wants bagels?
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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/15 17:28:15 (permalink)
ROFL, my friend MFL!!!!!!!
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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/15 17:36:57 (permalink)
MilwFoodloversNobody wants bagels?
Two possibilities:

1. Everybody is fully aware of just how much food we are going to eat during the course of the day and are smart enough to avoid the extra calories at the beginning of the day.

-OR-

2. Everybody is fully aware of just how much food we are going to eat during the course of the day; they still want the bagels but are just too embarrassed to ask.  Oh wait..what am I talking about?  With this group, if they want bagels they'll ask for bagels, no matter what.

Why not pick up a couple dozen with some shmear on the side and we'll all chip in.  Anything that doesn't get eaten Saturday morning will travel well back to Milwaukee for Sunday breakfast.

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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/15 18:44:54 (permalink)
MilwFoodlovers

Nobody wants bagels?

 
Bagels are great, but I'm really angling for some smoked sable....


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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/15 20:16:03 (permalink)
Buddy,

I was thinking ....

Is the Sunday gathering at Burt's still going to happen?

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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/15 21:33:56 (permalink)
It is with heavy heart and many tears in my eyes I have to cancel.  I got to spend Monday - today at the hospital trying to convince my body that it wants to act properly so need time to regain strength and $$$.  I'm much better!  I had problems with anemia and sure some great food and better conversation would have perked me right back up.  Have some good stuff for me and I'm going to make it up to see you again some how some when!

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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/15 22:10:55 (permalink)
Alice, get well. There'll be other meet-ups but only one pcdiva.
You'll be here in spirit and maybe some pictures will lift yours.
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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/15 23:19:35 (permalink)
JRPfeffIs the Sunday gathering at Burt's still going to happen?
Jim, Since I'm taking Saturday off to be with my Roadfood pals, I've made plans to work at Burt's on Sunday.  If y'all want to arrange your own gathering I would be happy to be your waiter.  Of course, you'll need to call in an order either on Saturday or very early Sunday.  Since that Anthony Bourdain thing ran folks have been calling in two and three days in advance.  If there are enough people interested in going to Burt's on Sunday, I'll help you put together an order and call it in.

Really?  The tile guy?  You're not going to be there because of the tile guy?  I thought I knew you Jim, but now I just don't know...

We'll miss you,

Buddy
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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/15 23:26:23 (permalink)
Alice,  I'm not sure how we'll carry on without our "Number One Groupie", but it's more important that you get healthy for the next get together and not worry about missing just this one.

I hope you were just a little overworked during tax season and there's nothing serious going on with you.

Best wishes from everyone here at the Roadhouse residence.

Buddy
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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/16 03:16:12 (permalink)
MFL-

OMG, of course I want bagels. I pretty much ALWAYS want bagels.
But like Buddy said, I have to pace myself, think these things through, make sure I am making the right choices & have enough room for everything I want to try. That being said, it's a ROADFOOD gathering, there is going to be plenty of sharing.

http://www.kaufmansdeli.com/Bakery.htm

mmmm, can I get a garlic bagel with scallion cream cheese, please? (it's the breakfast of champions) And some ruggelach? Please???

-S_D, who is looking very much forward to Green River soda. Thanks, CSD!!!!
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Re:Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent (and anyone else who want to join in) 2009/04/16 10:54:07 (permalink)
One of today's special sausages at Hot Doug's is:

Sauternes and Foie Gras Duck Sausage with Truffle Sauce Moutarde, Foie Gras Mousse, and Sel Gris!

There's also a white wine and dijon rabbit sausage for today, among others. Sounds wonderful.
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