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 Food tour in Chicago, 6-20-09

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abe_froeman

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Food tour in Chicago, 6-20-09 Sun, 06/21/09 1:24 AM (permalink)
Here's a link to the pictures from the food tour we went on today. 

In case you're interested, here's a link to the planning thread.

All of my notes are in the captions on the photos.  I'm sure other people who went with will post their thoughts on the day here. 

It was a great trip, thanks to everyone who was able to join us, and sorry to everyone who couldn't make it, irisarbor, quixote, chuckL50, X1, JRPfeff, MilwFoodlovers and ChiTownDiner!  We missed you guys!

ETA: Doh!  Misspelling right in the thread title!  Is there a mod who can fix that "tour"?  Thanks!
<message edited by abe_froeman on Mon, 06/22/09 2:46 PM>
 
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    stricken_detective

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    Re:Food toure in Chicago, 6-20-09 Sun, 06/21/09 1:46 AM (permalink)
    Here are my thoughts:

    Wow. What an Awesome Day! I have photos. I will post them tomorrow.
     
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      MilwFoodlovers

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      Re:Food toure in Chicago, 6-20-09 Sun, 06/21/09 10:47 AM (permalink)
      What a wonderful trip. Judging by the pictures, I would have been in nirvana with the spicy calamari and langustino's. Thanks for posting the pictures.
       
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        JRPfeff

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        Re:Food toure in Chicago, 6-20-09 Sun, 06/21/09 11:27 AM (permalink)
        Misspelled?  I don't think so.  Looks like someone is trying to make this thread more highbrow, or should I say This Threade more Highbrowe?

        It appears that everyone survived Chicago, step one for any successful Roadfood gathering. 

        I should have taken my camera to Madison yesterday.  Between Cafe Soleil, the Farmers Market and La Mestiza (the Queso Fundido con Rajas and Chilaquiles con Carne Asada were out of this world) I had the makings of an epic length trip report.  And that was even before the stop at the Baraboo Meat Market to pick up this year's hog, not to mention the evening stop for frozen custard.

        Maybe next time things will work out for us to join the big kids at their eat & greet.

        Be thirsty, my friends.
         
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          ann peeples

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          Re:Food toure in Chicago, 6-20-09 Sun, 06/21/09 12:27 PM (permalink)
          Awesome pictures...looks like a fun day!!!
           
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            Nancypalooza

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            Re:Food toure in Chicago, 6-20-09 Mon, 06/22/09 9:57 AM (permalink)
            Abe, I think you can fix it if you edit your original message?  I think?  Thanks for the links!
             
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              mar52

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              Re:Food toure in Chicago, 6-20-09 Mon, 06/22/09 12:50 PM (permalink)
              I love your pictures!  Looks like Chicago has smoothies.

              What a fun time and to share it with your father makes it even better.


               
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                abe_froeman

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                Re:Food toure in Chicago, 6-20-09 Mon, 06/22/09 2:46 PM (permalink)
                You're right, Nancy- I guess I can!  Thanks!
                 
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                  MilwFoodlovers

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                  Re:Food toure in Chicago, 6-20-09 Mon, 06/22/09 5:39 PM (permalink)
                  Ali Farka Toure  
                   


                   
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                    stricken_detective

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                    Re:Food toure in Chicago, 6-20-09 Thu, 06/25/09 3:23 AM (permalink)
                    Here are the pics, read 'em & weep. And yes, I like taking pictures of buildings, skylines, etc.

                    http://www.kodakgallery.com/ShareLanding.action?c=4lhy15d.8qqqurq1&x=0&h=1&y=-rmuf3m&localeid=en_US

                    I can do a play by play tomorrow from work.

                     
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                      carolina bob

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                      Re:Food toure in Chicago, 6-20-09 Thu, 06/25/09 9:23 AM (permalink)
                      Here's our Roadfood gang at Lindy's-Gertie's...
                       
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                        carolina bob

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                        Re:Food toure in Chicago, 6-20-09 Thu, 06/25/09 9:31 AM (permalink)
                        Come out, come out, wherever you are!.... 
                         
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                          abe_froeman

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                          Re:Food toure in Chicago, 6-20-09 Thu, 06/25/09 9:10 PM (permalink)
                          Classic!
                           
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                            abe_froeman

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                            Re:Food toure in Chicago, 6-20-09 Thu, 06/25/09 9:12 PM (permalink)
                            Stricken, that link's not working for me.  It says "your request cannot be processed" and then it tries to load, but never does. :(
                             
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                              BuddyRoadhouse

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                              Re:Food toure in Chicago, 6-20-09 Thu, 06/25/09 11:18 PM (permalink)
                              I'm getting the same message with no results.

                              Buddy
                               
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                                carolina bob

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                                Re:Food toure in Chicago, 6-20-09 Thu, 06/25/09 11:40 PM (permalink)
                                Same for me.
                                 
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                                  stricken_detective

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                                  Re:Food toure in Chicago, 6-20-09 Fri, 06/26/09 2:40 AM (permalink)
                                  I think it's because I changed the top picture from Chick Fil A. Please stand by.
                                   
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                                    Nancypalooza

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                                    Re:Food toure in Chicago, 6-20-09 Fri, 06/26/09 3:00 PM (permalink)
                                    Those were some scrumptious looking sundaes, y'all.
                                     
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                                      abe_froeman

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                                      Re:Food toure in Chicago, 6-20-09 Fri, 06/26/09 7:40 PM (permalink)
                                      They were excellent sundaes.  I usually have a hard time finishing substantial amounts of ice cream like that, but Gertie's is just so good.  I don't know what it is about the vanilla, but it's some of the best I've ever had, and it's usually way too boring for me.
                                       
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                                        quijote

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                                        Re:Food toure in Chicago, 6-20-09 Sat, 07/11/09 10:31 PM (permalink)

                                        Just getting caught up after nearly a month of traveling hither and yon.... Sorry I had to miss this one! The ice cream is great, but my heart is inside of those Shrimp Empanadas and that Pernil Sandwich. Mmmmmm!
                                         
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                                          BuddyRoadhouse

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                                          Re:Food toure in Chicago, 6-20-09 Sat, 07/11/09 11:09 PM (permalink)
                                          The shrimp empanadas were a wonderful surprise, served compliments of the house!  Apparently the owner of La Palapa had been following our planning thread for this trip and had been anticipating our arrival for weeks, if not months.  He was so happy that we were happy, he sent out that platter of golden deep fried beauties.  Just one more benefit of being a Roadfooder!

                                          Buddy
                                           
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                                            stricken_detective

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                                            Re:Food toure in Chicago, 6-20-09 Tue, 07/14/09 1:43 AM (permalink)
                                            ^^As I said to Lucy, many VERY MATURE jokes were made in our car on the way to Gerties about the owner Googling himself. I'm glad he did! Those were an awesome, unexpected surprise.

                                            Kodak says I may have characters in the titles of the pics that aren't compatible. Please stand by, I will fix this before I go to bed.


                                            ETA I did what they said & still nothing. Maybe by the next tour?
                                            <message edited by stricken_detective on Tue, 07/14/09 1:53 AM>
                                             
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                                              stricken_detective

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                                              Re:Food toure in Chicago, 6-20-09 Sun, 08/23/09 11:56 AM (permalink)
                                              Yes, by the next tour.



                                              http://www.kodakgallery.c...r72&localeid=en_US
                                               

                                              Does this work for everyone? Little to no captions this time.


                                              ETA also pics leftover from JRPfeff's party are the first on here. He invited me over Monday to help them take care of leftovers.
                                              <message edited by stricken_detective on Sun, 08/23/09 11:59 AM>
                                               
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                                                Nancypalooza

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                                                Re:Food toure in Chicago, 6-20-09 Sun, 08/23/09 2:21 PM (permalink)
                                                Nice SD!  Leftover-help is always appreciated.
                                                 
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