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  • Post #61 - November 9th, 2013, 4:03 pm
    Post #61 - November 9th, 2013, 4:03 pm Post #61 - November 9th, 2013, 4:03 pm
    Stopped in recently for my favorite combination . . .

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    Large Pepperoni & Onion

    Fantastic, as always.

    =R=
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    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #62 - November 9th, 2013, 4:25 pm
    Post #62 - November 9th, 2013, 4:25 pm Post #62 - November 9th, 2013, 4:25 pm
    MUST. GO. SOON. I think it's been like a year. Inexcusable.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #63 - November 10th, 2013, 6:31 am
    Post #63 - November 10th, 2013, 6:31 am Post #63 - November 10th, 2013, 6:31 am
    boudreaulicious wrote:MUST. GO. SOON. I think it's been like a year. Inexcusable.

    You can remedy this situation with the LTH North Lunch Group on 11/26. :D
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #64 - November 10th, 2013, 8:07 am
    Post #64 - November 10th, 2013, 8:07 am Post #64 - November 10th, 2013, 8:07 am
    Early birthday--definitely going to go--didn't see that posted!!!!
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #65 - November 10th, 2013, 6:30 pm
    Post #65 - November 10th, 2013, 6:30 pm Post #65 - November 10th, 2013, 6:30 pm
    BR wrote:
    Craig B wrote:We frequent the location on Touhy Ave by Ohare. It looks like the Northbrook store makes it the same way. My 3 year old son loves going there, so young and already a convert!

    I grew up in Northbrook and frequently ate at the Northbrook Barnaby's. Their pizza has never disappointed me -- always excellent, crispy, crackly thin crust.

    I was thrilled when I first found out that there was a Barnaby's near my office (the one on Touhy), but nervous at the same time because of the unevenness I had experienced at other Barnaby's over the years. But I will say that the Barnaby's on Touhy is every bit as good as the one in Northbrook, and I visit it often.

    Thanks BR for the comparison note.

    As I started to read this thread, I was thinking I'll have to just go and try Barnaby's Northbrook sometime.

    Over the years I've taken numerous people to Barnaby's on Touhy Ave by O'Hare (Des Plaines location), all have been very happy campers, including myself.
    I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.
  • Post #66 - November 10th, 2013, 7:15 pm
    Post #66 - November 10th, 2013, 7:15 pm Post #66 - November 10th, 2013, 7:15 pm
    Sweet Willie wrote:
    BR wrote:
    Craig B wrote:We frequent the location on Touhy Ave by Ohare. It looks like the Northbrook store makes it the same way. My 3 year old son loves going there, so young and already a convert!

    I grew up in Northbrook and frequently ate at the Northbrook Barnaby's. Their pizza has never disappointed me -- always excellent, crispy, crackly thin crust.

    I was thrilled when I first found out that there was a Barnaby's near my office (the one on Touhy), but nervous at the same time because of the unevenness I had experienced at other Barnaby's over the years. But I will say that the Barnaby's on Touhy is every bit as good as the one in Northbrook, and I visit it often.

    Thanks BR for the comparison note.

    As I started to read this thread, I was thinking I'll have to just go and try Barnaby's Northbrook sometime.

    Over the years I've taken numerous people to Barnaby's on Touhy Ave by O'Hare (Des Plaines location), all have been very happy campers, including myself.

    Not a problem - but I'll say that while I'm still a fan of the Barnaby's on Touhy (was just there last week actually), I now definitely prefer the one in Northbrook . . . I think they do a better job with the crust.
  • Post #67 - November 10th, 2013, 7:29 pm
    Post #67 - November 10th, 2013, 7:29 pm Post #67 - November 10th, 2013, 7:29 pm
    BR wrote:Not a problem - but I'll say that while I'm still a fan of the Barnaby's on Touhy (was just there last week actually), I now definitely prefer the one in Northbrook . . . I think they do a better job with the crust.

    It's been a long time since I've been to the Touhy location but generally speaking, I only like the Northbrook location. I actively avoid the Niles location on Caldwell. Their pizza is a far cry from Northbrook's.

    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #68 - November 10th, 2013, 8:06 pm
    Post #68 - November 10th, 2013, 8:06 pm Post #68 - November 10th, 2013, 8:06 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    BR wrote:Not a problem - but I'll say that while I'm still a fan of the Barnaby's on Touhy (was just there last week actually), I now definitely prefer the one in Northbrook . . . I think they do a better job with the crust.

    It's been a long time since I've been to the Touhy location but generally speaking, I only like the Northbrook location. I actively avoid the Niles location on Caldwell. Their pizza is a far cry from Northbrook's.

    =R=

    I don't recall being a fan of the one in Niles either . . . note that the one on Touhy is in Des Plaines.
  • Post #69 - November 10th, 2013, 8:08 pm
    Post #69 - November 10th, 2013, 8:08 pm Post #69 - November 10th, 2013, 8:08 pm
    BR wrote:Not a problem - but I'll say that while I'm still a fan of the Barnaby's on Touhy (was just there last week actually), I now definitely prefer the one in Northbrook . . . I think they do a better job with the crust.

    guess I will be making a trip up to Northbrook :) , the crust does look very different in Ronnie's photo above.
    I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.
  • Post #70 - November 10th, 2013, 8:14 pm
    Post #70 - November 10th, 2013, 8:14 pm Post #70 - November 10th, 2013, 8:14 pm
    Come for the lunch on the 26th Willie!
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #71 - November 10th, 2013, 8:18 pm
    Post #71 - November 10th, 2013, 8:18 pm Post #71 - November 10th, 2013, 8:18 pm
    boudreaulicious wrote:Come for the lunch on the 26th Willie!
    I was thinking that would a perfect time to try a couple/few different pizzas at the NB location. On that date though, I'll actually be traveling around the Amalfi Coast & Naples, home of pizza! I'm just guessing it is going to be much different than Barnaby's!
    I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.
  • Post #72 - November 10th, 2013, 8:27 pm
    Post #72 - November 10th, 2013, 8:27 pm Post #72 - November 10th, 2013, 8:27 pm
    Sweet Willie wrote:
    boudreaulicious wrote:Come for the lunch on the 26th Willie!
    I was thinking that would a perfect time to try a couple/few different pizzas at the NB location. On that date though, I'll actually be traveling around the Amalfi Coast & Naples, home of pizza! I'm just guessing it is going to be much different than Barnaby's!


    Ok, ok. I guess that's a reasonable excuse ;) Have a wonderful trip!
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #73 - November 11th, 2013, 5:28 pm
    Post #73 - November 11th, 2013, 5:28 pm Post #73 - November 11th, 2013, 5:28 pm
    I made a horrible mistake Saturday night and I am embarrassed to admit it. I saw Ronnie's pic of his pizza from that day and I hadn't had Barnaby's in too long, so I was thinking about picking one up. But I really didn't want to leave the house and started with the excuses. Realizing I had a frozen Connie's Deep Dish pizza in the freezer, I decided to save my money and time and relax at home while trying yet another frozen pizza. I don't why, but I figured the pizza was going to be like Malnati's or Gino's East... you know, real deep dish as it calls itself with sauce on top. As soon as I opened it, I was in trouble. Well as soon as I put it in my shopping cart I was. It was terrible. Typical Connie's with the rubbery cheese on top. Bready, doughy, bland crust, with the sauce being lousy and the cheesy flavorless. I never cared for Connie's anywhere I've had it, but their damn wording of deep dish sucked me in. I won't make that mistake again!

    Sweet Willie, you will love Barnaby's of Northbrook!
  • Post #74 - November 11th, 2013, 5:56 pm
    Post #74 - November 11th, 2013, 5:56 pm Post #74 - November 11th, 2013, 5:56 pm
    I've never had a frozen Connie's, but I always imagined that it would taste exactly like the Connie's pizza served at the various sporting arenas around town, which always taste like frozen pizza to me.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #75 - March 22nd, 2014, 10:27 pm
    Post #75 - March 22nd, 2014, 10:27 pm Post #75 - March 22nd, 2014, 10:27 pm
    I haven't lived in the area for very long, but there is just something special that I've already come to love about Barnaby's. It's not just the excellent, super-crunchy thin crust pizza either. There's an old-school, cheerful, hang-out-after-the-game-with-your-little-league-team vibe at Barnaby's that I dig. It's one of my favorite GNRs.

    So naturally, we headed to Barnaby's tonight for our little guy to have his first taste of pizza. He liked it. A lot.

    --Rich

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    I don't know what you think about dinner, but there must be a relation between the breakfast and the happiness. --Cemal Süreyya
  • Post #76 - March 23rd, 2014, 7:07 am
    Post #76 - March 23rd, 2014, 7:07 am Post #76 - March 23rd, 2014, 7:07 am
    Always knew he was an adorable kid--now I know he has exceptional taste as well. Congratulations mom and dad!
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #77 - March 23rd, 2014, 10:47 am
    Post #77 - March 23rd, 2014, 10:47 am Post #77 - March 23rd, 2014, 10:47 am
    RAB wrote:So naturally, we headed to Barnaby's tonight for our little guy to have his first taste of pizza. He liked it. A lot.

    Now, that's a moment! Awesome!

    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #78 - March 23rd, 2014, 9:57 pm
    Post #78 - March 23rd, 2014, 9:57 pm Post #78 - March 23rd, 2014, 9:57 pm
    RAB wrote:. . . .his first taste of pizza. He liked it. A lot.

    First pizza on Saturday, first ribs on Sunday. Not a bad weekend!

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    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #79 - March 24th, 2014, 9:52 am
    Post #79 - March 24th, 2014, 9:52 am Post #79 - March 24th, 2014, 9:52 am
    I ended up eating at Barnaby's of Northbrook twice last week and both times the pizzas were perfect. I'm excited that after 4 years of building up my startup insurance business that I can finally start go out for lunch if I want to and Barnaby's will immediately be in the rotation. Hard to believe that I'm excited that I can go out for lunch, something that most in the work force always take for granted. Dare I say, Yay! :)
  • Post #80 - November 10th, 2019, 7:26 am
    Post #80 - November 10th, 2019, 7:26 am Post #80 - November 10th, 2019, 7:26 am
    A Northbrook pizza institution will be closed for a few days after it was damaged in a fire Saturday morning. The Northbrook Fire Department said the fire started around 5 a.m. at Barnaby's Family Inn, located at 960 Skokie Road. The fire was contained to the restaurant's roof, officials said.

    https://abc7chicago.com/barnabys-family ... k/5686134/
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #81 - November 10th, 2019, 9:14 am
    Post #81 - November 10th, 2019, 9:14 am Post #81 - November 10th, 2019, 9:14 am
    Dave148 wrote:
    A Northbrook pizza institution will be closed for a few days after it was damaged in a fire Saturday morning. The Northbrook Fire Department said the fire started around 5 a.m. at Barnaby's Family Inn, located at 960 Skokie Road. The fire was contained to the restaurant's roof, officials said.

    https://abc7chicago.com/barnabys-family ... k/5686134/
    My life flashed before my eyes when I heard the words Barnaby's and fire from a friend last night.
  • Post #82 - November 25th, 2019, 4:59 pm
    Post #82 - November 25th, 2019, 4:59 pm Post #82 - November 25th, 2019, 4:59 pm
    Ram4 wrote:
    Dave148 wrote:
    A Northbrook pizza institution will be closed for a few days after it was damaged in a fire Saturday morning. The Northbrook Fire Department said the fire started around 5 a.m. at Barnaby's Family Inn, located at 960 Skokie Road. The fire was contained to the restaurant's roof, officials said.

    https://abc7chicago.com/barnabys-family ... k/5686134/
    My life flashed before my eyes when I heard the words Barnaby's and fire from a friend last night.

    LOL, never fear. It re-opened yesterday. Phew! :D

    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #83 - November 26th, 2019, 6:29 am
    Post #83 - November 26th, 2019, 6:29 am Post #83 - November 26th, 2019, 6:29 am
    You do realize that after the nuclear apocalypse, all that will be left will be cockroaches, Keith Richards and Barnaby's.

    If the fire would have been at the Caldwell location (still there? no idea) I would've wondered if they had found my fake ID from 1974.
  • Post #84 - November 26th, 2019, 7:44 am
    Post #84 - November 26th, 2019, 7:44 am Post #84 - November 26th, 2019, 7:44 am
    jnm123 wrote:You do realize that after the nuclear apocalypse, all that will be left will be cockroaches, Keith Richards and Barnaby's.

    If the fire would have been at the Caldwell location (still there? no idea) I would've wondered if they had found my fake ID from 1974.

    Still there.
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #85 - November 26th, 2019, 1:41 pm
    Post #85 - November 26th, 2019, 1:41 pm Post #85 - November 26th, 2019, 1:41 pm
    The restaurant or the fake ID?
  • Post #86 - November 26th, 2019, 1:43 pm
    Post #86 - November 26th, 2019, 1:43 pm Post #86 - November 26th, 2019, 1:43 pm
    scottsol wrote:The restaurant or the fake ID?

    Yes
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #87 - November 27th, 2019, 7:52 am
    Post #87 - November 27th, 2019, 7:52 am Post #87 - November 27th, 2019, 7:52 am
    Oh, you're so funny, Dave. Even before my fake ID, I had a fake firearms ID that I laminated in the Super X drug store. 'Course, I was barely shaving at the time and it didn't work very often.

    But...there was a White Hen Pantry on the NE corner of Touhy & Kedzie that would sell beer to anybody. Oh, the lengths we would go to snag a sixpack of Old Style! :D

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