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2011 Roadfood Eating Tour - Chicago & Milwaukee
October 28-29, 2011
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There are so many Holy Grail eats on the 2011 Fall Eating Tour itinerary that it's hard to know where to begin. How about this for a headliner: In Chicago, you will have a unique opportunity to savor one of Hot Doug's legendary foie gras hot dogs (with duck fat French fries, of course) without having to endure the equally legendary hour-plus wait in line! We are coordinating with Doug Sohn, a friend of Roadfood, to make sure tour participants get their dogs and hot-from-the-kettle fries as soon as the bus arrives.

We will be staying both nights in Chicago, where Stephen is arranging special rates at a hotel near the Merchandise Mart, putting all who stay there within walking distance of, among other handy treats, Mr. Beef and Al's Beef, Harry Caray's steak house, Gene & Georgetti, the Billy Goat Tavern ("cheeseburger, cheeseburger"), and red hots galore. These restaurants aren't on the official tour, but will be easily accessible for all at the hotel.

The plan (subject to refinement) is to board the bus Friday morning and head towards Milwaukee, breaking up the 90-minute drive with a stop at Racine's glorious bakeries to sample kringle pastries at their finest. In Milwaukee, we will attend the world's largest fish fry at Serb Hall, have corned beef, hash, and/or potato pancakes at McBob's Pub, and appreciate some of the finest custard anywhere at Kopp's. The day concludes with butterburgers at Solly's, where the management will be turning the restaurant entirely over to the Roadfood tour. Midday Friday at some point we plan to take a break from our city dining adventures with a quick trip out to Mukwanago for pie at The Elegant Farmer. After Solly's, we should be back in Chicago by 10pm.

Saturday morning we will once again board the bus for a tour of Chicago that will include Hot Doug's, deep-dish pizza, soul-food barbecue, and other unique Windy City destinations still to be determined.

The ticket price of $229 includes a place on the bus and a couple of the special meals, but most food will be pay as you go.

Tickets will be made available first to Roadfood Insiders, starting on August 2nd at Noon ET. Any remaining seats will be made available to all Roadfood subscribers on August 5th at Noon ET.

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