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  • Post #151 - September 6th, 2012, 3:58 pm
    Post #151 - September 6th, 2012, 3:58 pm Post #151 - September 6th, 2012, 3:58 pm
    Hopefully through the wkend although wouldn't bet on it. Need to get there sooner than later if this appeals to you. Stumbled upon it last pm and it was just overflowing w/slightly over ripe fruit worthy of worship @ the alter I call Mario's.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #152 - September 9th, 2012, 9:46 am
    Post #152 - September 9th, 2012, 9:46 am Post #152 - September 9th, 2012, 9:46 am
    Still had it last night. Fruit unfortunately slightly under-ripe in mine. But still a Chicago classic.
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    Mario's has peach! by yooperann, on Flickr
  • Post #153 - April 26th, 2013, 2:06 pm
    Post #153 - April 26th, 2013, 2:06 pm Post #153 - April 26th, 2013, 2:06 pm
    Anyone know if Mario's is open yet? Going to Book of Mormon tonight and my Boston-based daughter would love a little après-theater treat.
  • Post #154 - April 26th, 2013, 3:06 pm
    Post #154 - April 26th, 2013, 3:06 pm Post #154 - April 26th, 2013, 3:06 pm
    Next wk.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #155 - April 26th, 2013, 3:39 pm
    Post #155 - April 26th, 2013, 3:39 pm Post #155 - April 26th, 2013, 3:39 pm
    Hi,

    May 1st is the usual official opening, though they have been known to open the night before. Frankly, I would do a drive by because they tend to open when they are ready.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #156 - April 29th, 2013, 11:44 am
    Post #156 - April 29th, 2013, 11:44 am Post #156 - April 29th, 2013, 11:44 am
    Open for biz.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #157 - May 6th, 2013, 4:49 pm
    Post #157 - May 6th, 2013, 4:49 pm Post #157 - May 6th, 2013, 4:49 pm
    Mango in the house (for a limited time). It's been years.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #158 - May 7th, 2013, 3:00 pm
    Post #158 - May 7th, 2013, 3:00 pm Post #158 - May 7th, 2013, 3:00 pm
    Jazzfood wrote:Mango in the house (for a limited time). It's been years.


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  • Post #159 - May 18th, 2013, 9:13 pm
    Post #159 - May 18th, 2013, 9:13 pm Post #159 - May 18th, 2013, 9:13 pm
    Hi,

    Finally stopped by for my first visit of the season. Mango was ordered, devoured and wishing for more.

    Mango is the tropic's peach with a lovely sweet softness like a very ripe peach. It was also very, very pretty in the serving cup. If I could drive and take pictures with any expectations of safety, there would be a picture posted now.

    If you like mango, go!

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #160 - May 19th, 2013, 6:01 pm
    Post #160 - May 19th, 2013, 6:01 pm Post #160 - May 19th, 2013, 6:01 pm
    Unfortunately, I missed out on the mango this afternoon. Ran into Alan Lake and Teresa, and got the scoop from Alan. The mango is very labor intensive to make with peeling and cutting, so hard to keep in stock.

    Peach has to be just as difficult to produce. Watermelon seems to me to be one of the easier flavors to make.

    Cantaloupe/lemon combo was just fine.
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    Rick Hammett
  • Post #161 - May 19th, 2013, 8:58 pm
    Post #161 - May 19th, 2013, 8:58 pm Post #161 - May 19th, 2013, 8:58 pm
    Hi,

    Yesterday around 2:00 pm, I was lucky to get the mango.

    I had a friend do the running due to lack of parking. Our order in preference was:
    - Mango
    - Tutti Fruitti
    - Lemon

    I can understand why mango is expensive to make. It just makes me appreciate it more when I do get any. I'm hoping there will be some on Tuesday night.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #162 - May 27th, 2013, 9:48 pm
    Post #162 - May 27th, 2013, 9:48 pm Post #162 - May 27th, 2013, 9:48 pm
    First time ever, pomegrante by Mario Jr. Superb.



    Image
    pom ice by jazzfood, on Flickr
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #163 - June 2nd, 2013, 9:24 pm
    Post #163 - June 2nd, 2013, 9:24 pm Post #163 - June 2nd, 2013, 9:24 pm
    Best batch of pomagranate to date. Now w/seeds. The mango was wonderful as well. Mario Jr Jr is on a roll.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #164 - June 6th, 2013, 2:00 am
    Post #164 - June 6th, 2013, 2:00 am Post #164 - June 6th, 2013, 2:00 am
    Jazzfood wrote:Best batch of pomagranate to date. Now w/seeds. The mango was wonderful as well. Mario Jr Jr is on a roll.


    Have enjoyed the mango about 3 times, the past couple of weeks... excellent new flavor. Have really wanted to try the pomegranate - but the last 2 trips theyve been out of it both times! (The girl at the counter advised a trip "before 5pm" in the future - both days I was there in the late evening, and it had run out by 5-ish...maybe this weekend!)

    c8w
  • Post #165 - July 25th, 2013, 3:32 pm
    Post #165 - July 25th, 2013, 3:32 pm Post #165 - July 25th, 2013, 3:32 pm
    c8w wrote:
    Jazzfood wrote:Best batch of pomagranate to date. Now w/seeds. The mango was wonderful as well. Mario Jr Jr is on a roll.


    Have enjoyed the mango about 3 times, the past couple of weeks... excellent new flavor. Have really wanted to try the pomegranate - but the last 2 trips theyve been out of it both times! (The girl at the counter advised a trip "before 5pm" in the future - both days I was there in the late evening, and it had run out by 5-ish...maybe this weekend!)

    c8w


    I was not wowed by the mango, found the fruit a bit bland, perhaps not ripe enough. The pomegranate was delicious, though my favorites are still the melons - watermelon or canteloupe, followed by plain lemon. Another place I find every excuse to visit, though when I stopped on a Sunday on my way to serving penance at US Cellular, I was surprised to discover Al's is closed on Sunday. So I had to make do with a large pomegranate for lunch. I did pick up a modified depression dog closer to the park for dessert.

    I think I need about 5 visits to Marios before summer starts.
    d
    Feeling (south) loopy
  • Post #166 - July 25th, 2013, 7:38 pm
    Post #166 - July 25th, 2013, 7:38 pm Post #166 - July 25th, 2013, 7:38 pm
    Hi,

    My very first mango at Mario's was heavenly. The next one was not as vividly flavored with a substantial color shift. I believe they used a different variety, which may have been not as strongly flavored. If you happened to have what I had on my second serving of mango, I understand your lack of enthusiasm.

    While I adore peach, not every time is it perfect. Sometimes I encounter a less than ripe peach. Another time it is ripe and full flavored.

    What I consistently enjoy is tutti fruiti. I have begun to order medium, because the fruit sometimes squeezes out the lemonade.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #167 - July 26th, 2013, 2:47 pm
    Post #167 - July 26th, 2013, 2:47 pm Post #167 - July 26th, 2013, 2:47 pm
    Pomegranate is my new favorite flavor!
  • Post #168 - August 12th, 2013, 1:50 am
    Post #168 - August 12th, 2013, 1:50 am Post #168 - August 12th, 2013, 1:50 am
    Honeydew has replaced mango.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #169 - August 18th, 2013, 10:39 pm
    Post #169 - August 18th, 2013, 10:39 pm Post #169 - August 18th, 2013, 10:39 pm
    Peach is in the house.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #170 - September 15th, 2013, 6:54 pm
    Post #170 - September 15th, 2013, 6:54 pm Post #170 - September 15th, 2013, 6:54 pm
    Last PM.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #171 - October 12th, 2013, 10:25 am
    Post #171 - October 12th, 2013, 10:25 am Post #171 - October 12th, 2013, 10:25 am
    Just to confirm- they're closed for the season, right?
  • Post #172 - October 12th, 2013, 11:28 am
    Post #172 - October 12th, 2013, 11:28 am Post #172 - October 12th, 2013, 11:28 am
    abe_froeman wrote:Just to confirm- they're closed for the season, right?


    Yes, the last date the stand is open is a Sunday in mid-September which, as Alan (Jazzfood) posted above, was September 15 this year.

    The marathon course does pass by Mario's location, though there has been no conflict since the marathon is in October.
  • Post #173 - October 12th, 2013, 12:15 pm
    Post #173 - October 12th, 2013, 12:15 pm Post #173 - October 12th, 2013, 12:15 pm
    There's a sentimental reason for the closing date. From the interview I did w/Mario:

    A: Is there any significance to what day you close? I remember you used to be open until October.
    M: When my dad was still alive, we would go into October, always. He and my mother would go back and forth. She’d say it’s slow, there’s not enough business. My dad would say, well there’s still people that want lemonade and we’d go into October.

    After my dad passed away, we stopped going into October. He died September 15th 1984 and that became the day. We always close on the first Sunday after the 15th of September.

    Here's a link to my favorite thing I've ever written for LTH, and by the way, he died squeezing lemons:

    http://lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=15993&highlight=marios
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #174 - April 30th, 2014, 4:37 pm
    Post #174 - April 30th, 2014, 4:37 pm Post #174 - April 30th, 2014, 4:37 pm
    No peach, but lemon-cantaloupe was mighty fine.
    a and skip 2014.JPG
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #175 - April 30th, 2014, 4:42 pm
    Post #175 - April 30th, 2014, 4:42 pm Post #175 - April 30th, 2014, 4:42 pm
    Hi,

    I'm glad they are open. I drove by last night hoping they might have opened even earlier.

    Glad to know I can go now!

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #176 - July 28th, 2014, 7:47 pm
    Post #176 - July 28th, 2014, 7:47 pm Post #176 - July 28th, 2014, 7:47 pm
    Non mango. Pesca in casa.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #177 - August 22nd, 2014, 12:37 am
    Post #177 - August 22nd, 2014, 12:37 am Post #177 - August 22nd, 2014, 12:37 am
    Pesca no mas. Honeydew.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #178 - August 25th, 2014, 9:15 am
    Post #178 - August 25th, 2014, 9:15 am Post #178 - August 25th, 2014, 9:15 am
    Yesterday (Sunday) evening, peach was back. Honeydew was still available. Cantaloupe was particularly good with sweet, ripe chunks of melon evident. Only a few weeks left until the stand closes for the season in mid-September.

    --
    edc
  • Post #179 - September 9th, 2014, 11:10 pm
    Post #179 - September 9th, 2014, 11:10 pm Post #179 - September 9th, 2014, 11:10 pm
    Sunday. Over and out.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #180 - September 19th, 2014, 7:29 am
    Post #180 - September 19th, 2014, 7:29 am Post #180 - September 19th, 2014, 7:29 am
    Jazzfood wrote:Sunday. Over and out.


    So the 14th was their last day of the season?

    If so, I'm upset that I blew it...the first summer living here that I haven't made it over.

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