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Evanston Lunch - UBAA / Old Crawford Inn - Wed. July 9 12:30
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    Post #1 - June 19th, 2008, 3:22 pm
    Post #1 - June 19th, 2008, 3:22 pm Post #1 - June 19th, 2008, 3:22 pm
    The Evanston lunch group will leave the bounds of Evanston and venture forth into Skokie for a fine tavern experience at the UBAA / Old Crawford Inn.

    Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 12:30 p.m.

    Hope to see you there...

    UBAA / Old Crawford Inn
    9956 Crawford Ave. (The entrance is on Old Orchard Rd.)
    Skokie, Illinois
    847-673-3080
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  • Post #2 - June 19th, 2008, 3:35 pm
    Post #2 - June 19th, 2008, 3:35 pm Post #2 - June 19th, 2008, 3:35 pm
    I'm putting it on my calendar right now!
    "Life is a combination of magic and pasta." -- Federico Fellini

    "You're not going to like it in Chicago. The wind comes howling in from the lake. And there's practically no opera season at all--and the Lord only knows whether they've ever heard of lobster Newburg." --Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane.
  • Post #3 - June 19th, 2008, 6:09 pm
    Post #3 - June 19th, 2008, 6:09 pm Post #3 - June 19th, 2008, 6:09 pm
    That's what, about 35 yards over the border outside of Evanston? I think I can handle that.
  • Post #4 - June 19th, 2008, 6:23 pm
    Post #4 - June 19th, 2008, 6:23 pm Post #4 - June 19th, 2008, 6:23 pm
    I'm tentatively in
  • Post #5 - June 20th, 2008, 5:14 pm
    Post #5 - June 20th, 2008, 5:14 pm Post #5 - June 20th, 2008, 5:14 pm
    I have a recurring Wednesday lunch that I'm part of most weeks, but if anything happens to make that fall through on 7/9, I'll be at UBAA. (I'll know by 7/8.)
  • Post #6 - July 2nd, 2008, 11:11 am
    Post #6 - July 2nd, 2008, 11:11 am Post #6 - July 2nd, 2008, 11:11 am
    Next week's UBAA gathering is still happening. I can already imagine their lovely medium-rare burgers, crispy cottage fries and and ice-cold beer...
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  • Post #7 - July 4th, 2008, 9:22 am
    Post #7 - July 4th, 2008, 9:22 am Post #7 - July 4th, 2008, 9:22 am
    Count me in. I am writing at home this summer and the four walls are beginning to look like 4 walls. JOJO
    Looking for great food at good prices here on the banks of the Des Plaines River in River Forest.
  • Post #8 - July 7th, 2008, 12:27 pm
    Post #8 - July 7th, 2008, 12:27 pm Post #8 - July 7th, 2008, 12:27 pm
    I am going to try my darndest to make it to this event.
  • Post #9 - July 8th, 2008, 1:10 pm
    Post #9 - July 8th, 2008, 1:10 pm Post #9 - July 8th, 2008, 1:10 pm
    Looks like 6-8 so far, eh? I'll do my best to get there a bit early and snag some space...
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  • Post #10 - July 8th, 2008, 3:26 pm
    Post #10 - July 8th, 2008, 3:26 pm Post #10 - July 8th, 2008, 3:26 pm
    Folks, I hate to continue to waffle, but I will have to wait until the last minute - I'll try to notify by ChgoMike by PM if I'm coming...
  • Post #11 - July 8th, 2008, 4:59 pm
    Post #11 - July 8th, 2008, 4:59 pm Post #11 - July 8th, 2008, 4:59 pm
    I've just received confirmation that my lunch that almost always happens on Wednesdays is, indeed, happening Wednesday. Have a UBAAng-up time, and hopefully I can make one of the next gatherings.
  • Post #12 - July 8th, 2008, 5:17 pm
    Post #12 - July 8th, 2008, 5:17 pm Post #12 - July 8th, 2008, 5:17 pm
    Someone promise to have the sauerkraut/swiss burger for me!
    If not for the $349 plane fare and the need to earn an honest living, I would be there!
    Man : I can't understand how a poet like you can eat that stuff.
    T. S. Eliot: Ah, but you're not a poet.
  • Post #13 - July 8th, 2008, 9:59 pm
    Post #13 - July 8th, 2008, 9:59 pm Post #13 - July 8th, 2008, 9:59 pm
    Josephine wrote:Someone promise to have the sauerkraut/swiss burger for me!
    If not for the $349 plane fare and the need to earn an honest living, I would be there!

    I understand your first point ...
  • Post #14 - July 9th, 2008, 4:46 pm
    Post #14 - July 9th, 2008, 4:46 pm Post #14 - July 9th, 2008, 4:46 pm
    Well, thanks again everyone and lovely to see you all as always - I can't believe I ate the entire chicken platter without even blinking! I thought it was excellent, but kept eyeballing everyone's burgers a bit wistfully. They looked really good...almost Kuma-like, which would be terrific if it were true, since we can't get out there often - was that about right?

    So - I'm on for organizing a picnic with food from the Fish Keg for the 19th next month!
  • Post #15 - July 9th, 2008, 11:29 pm
    Post #15 - July 9th, 2008, 11:29 pm Post #15 - July 9th, 2008, 11:29 pm
    Mhays wrote:but kept eyeballing everyone's burgers a bit wistfully


    It was great to see everybody today. Would have loved to have eaten with you as well, but unfortunatly forgot about the lunch until after I already ate, but was great to sit and talk with everybody and eye your food as well.

    Mhays wrote:So - I'm on for organizing a picnic with food from the Fish Keg for the 19th next month!


    Looking forward to next month. Speaking of picnics, has anyone tried the "Simple Gourmet" on Elmwood, across from the police department? They have to go sandwiches and prepared food as well as a few tables and chairs outside. I've walked in but have never tried anything, generally since when I walk past, I'm on my way home from working out.
    Heather

    "As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists." Joan Gussow
  • Post #16 - July 10th, 2008, 11:19 pm
    Post #16 - July 10th, 2008, 11:19 pm Post #16 - July 10th, 2008, 11:19 pm
    It was a fun lunch. UBAA (a corruption of U-Bar, for the shape of the bar) is an interesting, old-timey place with a lot of atmosphere. (It had previously been discussed here.

    And, in addition to the usual suspects, it was good to see d4v3 again, and to meet JOJO.

    We started out with fried mushrooms with "wonder sauce."
    Image

    Several ordered the "gaspacho"
    Image

    Fried chicken (a full 1/2 chicken)
    Image

    Burger with blue cheese and grilled onions on dark rye
    Image

    Fried Perch
    Image

    Reuben
    Image

    In honor of Josephine, the Sauerkraut/Swiss Burger
    Image

    The owner also came by with Sweet Potato Fries and honey.
    Image

    Overall, great atmosphere, but not exactly a destination for the food. (I may be at fault for ordering the reuben, which was a bit short on meat, and could have used more dressing. The burgers seem to be the strength here.) I thought the fried potatoes were a bit on the limp side, and the sweet potato fries a bit mealy.

    I'd say it falls into the "if you're in the area and want a traditional roadhouse atmosphere" category, but it's not a destination. But I did come thisclose to living across the street.

    And I don't think the Evanston Lunch Group™ has ever been to a place with so many other patrons using walkers.
  • Post #17 - July 12th, 2008, 9:08 pm
    Post #17 - July 12th, 2008, 9:08 pm Post #17 - July 12th, 2008, 9:08 pm
    I think my burger was top-notch. Fresh meat cooked to my specs, it's hard to think of a better one in the Skokie and Evanston landscape. Patty's and Crossrhodes are as good, but they're certainly on par in my book.

    Go for the burgers. Stay for the beer.
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  • Post #18 - July 13th, 2008, 10:01 am
    Post #18 - July 13th, 2008, 10:01 am Post #18 - July 13th, 2008, 10:01 am
    I definitely mis-ordered by getting the rueben; those burgers looked great.
  • Post #19 - July 18th, 2008, 12:13 pm
    Post #19 - July 18th, 2008, 12:13 pm Post #19 - July 18th, 2008, 12:13 pm
    Though I wasn't able to join you guys on 7/9, I was inspired by your experience to suggest UBAA as a place for me and one of my buds to have lunch yesterday. Made sure to get the burger and not the reuben, and wasn't sorry. (Neither was he.)

    We started with the jalapeno poppers, and naturally, in the car on the way home, came the news that "guess what--it's not tomatoes that caused all that salmonella, it's jalapenos!" (Cue wah-wah trombone.) So I'm on salmonella watch right now. So far so good.

    We really liked UBAA. The food, the drink, the friendly service, and the vibe.
  • Post #20 - July 18th, 2008, 2:53 pm
    Post #20 - July 18th, 2008, 2:53 pm Post #20 - July 18th, 2008, 2:53 pm
    riddlemay wrote:We started with the jalapeno poppers, and naturally, in the car on the way home, came the news that "guess what--it's not tomatoes that caused all that salmonella, it's jalapenos!" (Cue wah-wah trombone.) So I'm on salmonella watch right now.


    No worries. Once you cook the peppers (as was true of tomatoes) any beasties are killed off. the warning only applies to raw peppers.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #21 - July 18th, 2008, 5:03 pm
    Post #21 - July 18th, 2008, 5:03 pm Post #21 - July 18th, 2008, 5:03 pm
    Phew!

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