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    Post #1 - July 22nd, 2017, 12:25 am
    Post #1 - July 22nd, 2017, 12:25 am Post #1 - July 22nd, 2017, 12:25 am
    The Evanston Lunch Group™ will hold its annual summer picnic Wednesday, August 23, 12:30 pm in Larimer Park, Evanston. The picnic will be a chance for all of us to remember Gale Adams, aka Tarte Tatin.

    Gale passed away last February, as discussed in this thread. She was an active and enthusiastic LTHer, and had attended most of the Evanston Lunch Group™'s gatherings for at least the last ten years.

    At her memorial service, several of Gale's family members commented about how often she mentioned looking forward to chatting with and getting together with her "food group.” We enjoyed getting together with her, and her always upbeat attitude, too.

    For this picnic, we’ll get carryout from a number of favorite places, and convene on the picnic benches under the shelter in Larimer Park. Attendees willing to pick up easily sharable carryout for the group should sign up as such; others are most welcome too, to share whatever is brought. I’ll keep a list of who’s picking up food, and from where, as well as others joining us. By checking the list the day before or so, those picking up carryout should be able to gauge the appropriate quantities to bring. We’ll do our best to settle up at the picnic.

    Larimer Park is one block east of Ridge, and one block south of Dempster. Parking is available on Crain St, or on Oak Ave south of Dempster (which ends in a cul-de-sac at the park’s edge). Here’s a map:
    Larimer Park Map.png Larimer Park

    Attendees
    Picking up carryout
    nr706 — The Fish Keg
    Lougord99 - Tomate
    Cathy2 — Tarte Tatin
    GAF - Riobanba
    EvA - Evanston Chicken Shack
    GeorgeR - Prairie Joe's
    B2b — Avli Rotisserie

    Sharing whatever others bring
    moetchandon (bringing plates and plasticware)

    I’m hoping for a good turnout on Gale’s behalf.

    See you there!
    Last edited by nr706 on August 8th, 2017, 9:12 pm, edited 9 times in total.
  • Post #2 - July 23rd, 2017, 6:17 am
    Post #2 - July 23rd, 2017, 6:17 am Post #2 - July 23rd, 2017, 6:17 am
    I will attend and I will be happy to pickup. However, I do not know anything about restaurants in the area and need your suggestion about where I should pick up.
  • Post #3 - July 23rd, 2017, 10:29 pm
    Post #3 - July 23rd, 2017, 10:29 pm Post #3 - July 23rd, 2017, 10:29 pm
    Tom (nr), thank you for setting this in motion, and thank you for choosing a day that I can attend. I will happily pick up something, perhaps at Riobamba.

    I hope that it will be an annual tradition. Gale deserves no less. But who will bring the Tarte Tatin?
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik
  • Post #4 - July 24th, 2017, 9:26 am
    Post #4 - July 24th, 2017, 9:26 am Post #4 - July 24th, 2017, 9:26 am
    This event is happening on a day when I can't come, but I'll be with you in Tarte spirit.

    Hopefully this event will be annual and I'll be able to join you in the future.

    Giovanna
    =o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o=

    "Enjoy every sandwich."

    -Warren Zevon
  • Post #5 - July 24th, 2017, 10:06 am
    Post #5 - July 24th, 2017, 10:06 am Post #5 - July 24th, 2017, 10:06 am
    I know Gale would have been delighted that we will get together and eat well in her memory. She is definitely missed.

    I will bring some fried chicken from Evanston Chicken Shack.

    lougord99 wrote:I will attend and I will be happy to pickup. However, I do not know anything about restaurants in the area and need your suggestion about where I should pick up.

    Lou, Perhaps Mexican food from Tomate Fresh Kitchen on Noyes or La Principal on Main Street? Pie from Hoosier Mama on Chicago Avenue south of Main Street? Gyros from Cross Rhodes on Chicago Avenue north of Main?
  • Post #6 - July 24th, 2017, 10:19 am
    Post #6 - July 24th, 2017, 10:19 am Post #6 - July 24th, 2017, 10:19 am
    lougord99 wrote:I will attend and I will be happy to pickup. However, I do not know anything about restaurants in the area and need your suggestion about where I should pick up.

    In terms of convenience via direct proximity to the picnic, Hewn Bakery is only 2 blocks east of the park on Dempster. While they unfortunately don't offer the Tarte Tatin, they offer several croissants and other breads that might mesh with proteins being brought by others.
    *Nothing that'll steal the show like a wonderful Hoosier Mama Pie*

    Hewn Bakery
    810 Dempster, 60202
    http://www.hewnbread.com/
  • Post #7 - July 24th, 2017, 12:00 pm
    Post #7 - July 24th, 2017, 12:00 pm Post #7 - July 24th, 2017, 12:00 pm
    First edition of a lovely tradition.
    I will bring a gyros with spicy tzaziki sauce and a side of taramosalata from Avli Rotisserie.
  • Post #8 - July 24th, 2017, 3:58 pm
    Post #8 - July 24th, 2017, 3:58 pm Post #8 - July 24th, 2017, 3:58 pm
    Hi,

    I plan to attend. I will attempt to make her namesake tarte tatin. Worse comes to worse, I will make an apple pie.

    Thanks for thinking of this!

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    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 #9 - July 24th, 2017, 4:12 pm
    Post #9 - July 24th, 2017, 4:12 pm Post #9 - July 24th, 2017, 4:12 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Hi,

    I plan to attend. I will attempt to make her namesake tarte tatin. Worse comes to worse, I will make an apple pie.

    Thanks for thinking of this!

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    An apple pie should always be our worst outcome!
  • Post #10 - July 24th, 2017, 7:40 pm
    Post #10 - July 24th, 2017, 7:40 pm Post #10 - July 24th, 2017, 7:40 pm
    EvA wrote:I know Gale would have been delighted that we will get together and eat well in her memory. She is definitely missed.

    I will bring some fried chicken from Evanston Chicken Shack.

    lougord99 wrote:I will attend and I will be happy to pickup. However, I do not know anything about restaurants in the area and need your suggestion about where I should pick up.

    Lou, Perhaps Mexican food from Tomate Fresh Kitchen on Noyes or La Principal on Main Street? Pie from Hoosier Mama on Chicago Avenue south of Main Street? Gyros from Cross Rhodes on Chicago Avenue north of Main?


    I looked at the web site and I will bring from Tomate Fresh Kitchen.

    While I am somewhat new to the group, I have a good story to add to our celebration of this wonderful person.
  • Post #11 - July 25th, 2017, 10:37 am
    Post #11 - July 25th, 2017, 10:37 am Post #11 - July 25th, 2017, 10:37 am
    I would love to attend this in memory of Gale <3 ,
    unfortunately that bugaboo of work will interfere.
    Perhaps we can do something in her honor as well at the picnic in Sept?
    So sad to hear that she is gone :(
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener
  • Post #12 - July 25th, 2017, 12:04 pm
    Post #12 - July 25th, 2017, 12:04 pm Post #12 - July 25th, 2017, 12:04 pm
    I will be there with a selection of Mediterranean salads from Prairie Joe's
    Where there’s smoke, there may be salmon.
  • Post #13 - August 8th, 2017, 7:45 pm
    Post #13 - August 8th, 2017, 7:45 pm Post #13 - August 8th, 2017, 7:45 pm
    I will bring plates, plastic ware and napkins.
  • Post #14 - August 8th, 2017, 10:45 pm
    Post #14 - August 8th, 2017, 10:45 pm Post #14 - August 8th, 2017, 10:45 pm
    I'm sorry I can't make it as I will have just returned from 10 days vacation.
    I fully and wholeheartedly support a TT themed lunch; she epitomized the community spirit that I love so much about Lth.
  • Post #15 - August 8th, 2017, 11:38 pm
    Post #15 - August 8th, 2017, 11:38 pm Post #15 - August 8th, 2017, 11:38 pm
    Octarine wrote:I'm sorry I can't make it as I will have just returned from 10 days vacation.
    I fully and wholeheartedly support a TT themed lunch; she epitomized the community spirit that I love so much about Lth.

    I'm hoping we can also do something in her honor at the picnic.
  • Post #16 - August 23rd, 2017, 10:57 pm
    Post #16 - August 23rd, 2017, 10:57 pm Post #16 - August 23rd, 2017, 10:57 pm
    How was the event? Fittingly, it seemed like the weather was just about perfect.

    =R=
    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain

    Another beer before happy hour to put me in the mood for drinkin', uh huh huh, oh, forget thinkin' --Beaver Nelson

    I find it a matter of note that in New York or Terre Haute, school cookies always seem to be oatmeal --Mr. French
  • Post #17 - August 24th, 2017, 8:32 am
    Post #17 - August 24th, 2017, 8:32 am Post #17 - August 24th, 2017, 8:32 am
    Yes, weather was perfect. And foods from all over made for a great picnic.
    TarteTatinPicnicFoodSm.jpg Food!

    In effect, it was like a small rehearsal for the LTH picnic next month. A few of the group:
    TarteTatinPicnicGroupSm.jpg l to r ... GAF, GeorgeR, Lougord99, EvA, Moetchandon, B2B

    But the best part was the stories remembering Gale.
  • Post #18 - August 24th, 2017, 9:27 am
    Post #18 - August 24th, 2017, 9:27 am Post #18 - August 24th, 2017, 9:27 am
    Not pictured are late arrivals: Cathy2 and NFriday.
    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 #19 - August 24th, 2017, 4:16 pm
    Post #19 - August 24th, 2017, 4:16 pm Post #19 - August 24th, 2017, 4:16 pm
    We shared wonderful memories of Tarte Tatin, or perhaps memories of wonderful Tarte Tatin.

    I hope that this will be an annual tradition.
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik
  • Post #20 - August 25th, 2017, 3:44 pm
    Post #20 - August 25th, 2017, 3:44 pm Post #20 - August 25th, 2017, 3:44 pm
    Just received this e-mail from Gale's son, who lives in Glenview.
    Eric Adams wrote:Hi Tom –

    Thank you very much for your note about the picnic. As you guessed, we were not able to make it due to the timing as I was at work and it was the first day of school for all of my kids. I know my mother always loved to attend the food events with the group and I am sure she was smiling down on you all that day.

    I hope you had a wonderful time and thanks for honoring her,

    Eric
  • Post #21 - August 25th, 2017, 5:46 pm
    Post #21 - August 25th, 2017, 5:46 pm Post #21 - August 25th, 2017, 5:46 pm
    Thanks for sharing the note, Tom.

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