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  • Post #61 - May 13th, 2014, 7:47 am
    Post #61 - May 13th, 2014, 7:47 am Post #61 - May 13th, 2014, 7:47 am
    zoid wrote:I really wish I would have thought about this on my recent trip to Old Fashioned Donuts, but OFD/CF would be a great one-two punch, even in the pick-up-and-bring-it-home category.

    It is one of the few southside one-two punches I've done and I can attest to how fantastic it is.
    -Mary
  • Post #62 - July 18th, 2015, 4:12 pm
    Post #62 - July 18th, 2015, 4:12 pm Post #62 - July 18th, 2015, 4:12 pm
    I'm planning to ride my bike to Calumet Fisheries. I was looking through the posts to see if there was any info on tables or other places to eat other than your car, and was happy to see Rene G posted last year that they set up picnic tables. Does anyone know if these are still set up? Thank you.
  • Post #63 - July 18th, 2015, 4:19 pm
    Post #63 - July 18th, 2015, 4:19 pm Post #63 - July 18th, 2015, 4:19 pm
    zoid wrote:I really wish I would have thought about this on my recent trip to Old Fashioned Donuts, but OFD/CF would be a great one-two punch, even in the pick-up-and-bring-it-home category.


    I can confirm that based on extensive first hand research. :wink:
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #64 - July 18th, 2015, 4:29 pm
    Post #64 - July 18th, 2015, 4:29 pm Post #64 - July 18th, 2015, 4:29 pm
    Two great tastes that taste great together, right Steve?
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #65 - July 18th, 2015, 5:48 pm
    Post #65 - July 18th, 2015, 5:48 pm Post #65 - July 18th, 2015, 5:48 pm
    boudreaulicious wrote:Two great tastes that taste great together, right Steve?


    That sounds like a cigarette ad, but yes!
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #66 - July 18th, 2015, 7:02 pm
    Post #66 - July 18th, 2015, 7:02 pm Post #66 - July 18th, 2015, 7:02 pm
    stevez wrote:
    boudreaulicious wrote:Two great tastes that taste great together, right Steve?


    That sounds like a cigarette ad, but yes!

    I think it's actually the tagline for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. :lol:

    =R=
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  • Post #67 - July 18th, 2015, 10:31 pm
    Post #67 - July 18th, 2015, 10:31 pm Post #67 - July 18th, 2015, 10:31 pm
    Since bacon topped donuts seem to be the rage, I don't see why they can't do the same thing with smoked fish...
  • Post #68 - July 19th, 2015, 10:30 am
    Post #68 - July 19th, 2015, 10:30 am Post #68 - July 19th, 2015, 10:30 am
    Fishline wrote:I'm planning to ride my bike to Calumet Fisheries. I was looking through the posts to see if there was any info on tables or other places to eat other than your car, and was happy to see Rene G posted last year that they set up picnic tables. Does anyone know if these are still set up? Thank you.


    Last I saw, they were there. However, we normally take the fish straight east to Calumet Park and eat on the lake. Just watch out for gulls.

    As for the OFD/CF one-two punch, I can confirm it's a winner. Better yet, make it a triple and finish at Loncar's.
    "We eat slowly and with gusto." - Paul Bäumer in AQOTWF
  • Post #69 - July 20th, 2015, 11:12 am
    Post #69 - July 20th, 2015, 11:12 am Post #69 - July 20th, 2015, 11:12 am
    Sweetbread wrote:
    Fishline wrote:I'm planning to ride my bike to Calumet Fisheries. I was looking through the posts to see if there was any info on tables or other places to eat other than your car, and was happy to see Rene G posted last year that they set up picnic tables. Does anyone know if these are still set up? Thank you.


    Last I saw, they were there. However, we normally take the fish straight east to Calumet Park and eat on the lake. Just watch out for gulls.

    As for the OFD/CF one-two punch, I can confirm it's a winner. Better yet, make it a triple and finish at Loncar's.


    Ditto on Calumet Park. Nice spot to relax with your fishes (and, hopefully, donuts/fritters).
  • Post #70 - September 21st, 2015, 4:50 pm
    Post #70 - September 21st, 2015, 4:50 pm Post #70 - September 21st, 2015, 4:50 pm
    Fishline wrote:I'm planning to ride my bike to Calumet Fisheries. I was looking through the posts to see if there was any info on tables or other places to eat other than your car, and was happy to see Rene G posted last year that they set up picnic tables. Does anyone know if these are still set up? Thank you.


    Yep, the benches were still outside of their shack looking over the river, as of when I went there earlier this summer. Usually I take my food to go home or to Calumet Park, though.
  • Post #71 - September 21st, 2015, 8:40 pm
    Post #71 - September 21st, 2015, 8:40 pm Post #71 - September 21st, 2015, 8:40 pm
    A month ago there were picnic tables with benches.
  • Post #72 - September 22nd, 2015, 5:55 pm
    Post #72 - September 22nd, 2015, 5:55 pm Post #72 - September 22nd, 2015, 5:55 pm
    My friends and i like to bring our own table and chairs. We go closer to closing time and set up shop with a cooler full of beers and pops. Its fun to order a feast for everyone to share. The employees love to be done with the day and see us out there on 95th partying on the smoked shrimps until 12am. They always decline a free beer...
    But for real, i will always love going here. One of my favorites. GOAT
    #SOUTHSIDESLITHER
  • Post #73 - September 23rd, 2015, 9:16 am
    Post #73 - September 23rd, 2015, 9:16 am Post #73 - September 23rd, 2015, 9:16 am
    dumpstermcnuggets wrote: Usually I take my food to go home or to Calumet Park, though.
    I second Calumet Park, close enough trip so the breading isn't affected and a nice setting. Although I've had my fair share of eats while standing on the bridge.
    I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.
  • Post #74 - October 12th, 2015, 6:59 am
    Post #74 - October 12th, 2015, 6:59 am Post #74 - October 12th, 2015, 6:59 am
    Had Calumet Fisheries over the weekend and they were selling smoked Chubs - apparently for the first time in 5 years.

    They were fantastic.
  • Post #75 - October 15th, 2015, 10:43 am
    Post #75 - October 15th, 2015, 10:43 am Post #75 - October 15th, 2015, 10:43 am
    The smoked shrimp are awesome. I could've eaten pounds of them all by myself.
    Christina~~
  • Post #76 - October 18th, 2015, 12:03 am
    Post #76 - October 18th, 2015, 12:03 am Post #76 - October 18th, 2015, 12:03 am
    :shock: Chubs you say?? Price?
  • Post #77 - October 19th, 2015, 8:56 am
    Post #77 - October 19th, 2015, 8:56 am Post #77 - October 19th, 2015, 8:56 am
    jbwheel wrote:Had Calumet Fisheries over the weekend and they were selling smoked Chubs - apparently for the first time in 5 years.

    They were fantastic.

    middlenamejean wrote::shock: Chubs you say?? Price?

    Hey, how 'bout them Chubs? They're $15.99 a pound.

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  • Post #78 - October 19th, 2015, 9:20 pm
    Post #78 - October 19th, 2015, 9:20 pm Post #78 - October 19th, 2015, 9:20 pm
    No contest. Chubs over Cubs anyday.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #79 - October 19th, 2015, 10:02 pm
    Post #79 - October 19th, 2015, 10:02 pm Post #79 - October 19th, 2015, 10:02 pm
    Jazzfood wrote:No contest. Chubs over Cubs anyday.

    Without question. Lox over Sox? Another easy one.
  • Post #80 - January 6th, 2016, 12:36 pm
    Post #80 - January 6th, 2016, 12:36 pm Post #80 - January 6th, 2016, 12:36 pm
    RE: Smoked Eel
    As I was looking for smoked eel, I did call Calumet Fisheries and learned that they only make it during Christmas and New Years. A very short window and already too late on Jan 6.
    However, I did call Hagen's (5635 W. Montrose Ave., 773-283-1944) (yes, will smoke eel to order, 1 ea min order, 2-3 days, weighs ¾ to 1 lb, he sells for 16.- a lb.
    Just in case this is helpful to someone else who has a yen for smoked eel.
    Berns
  • Post #81 - January 29th, 2017, 6:32 pm
    Post #81 - January 29th, 2017, 6:32 pm Post #81 - January 29th, 2017, 6:32 pm
    Introduced some friends to Calumet Fisheries smoked shrimp on Saturday. Stuff is seafood crack, all were gone in minutes.
    I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.
  • Post #82 - January 30th, 2017, 8:46 am
    Post #82 - January 30th, 2017, 8:46 am Post #82 - January 30th, 2017, 8:46 am
    Sweet Willie wrote:Introduced some friends to Calumet Fisheries smoked shrimp on Saturday. Stuff is seafood crack, all were gone in minutes.


    The smoked shrimp and fried scallops are my favorite things there.
  • Post #83 - April 10th, 2017, 12:28 pm
    Post #83 - April 10th, 2017, 12:28 pm Post #83 - April 10th, 2017, 12:28 pm
    Former student of mine got this great, rare shot at CF--you'll enjoy it!

    Geo

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-r65rDRw64g0/WOrFyPToLmI/AAAAAAABVno/2hzauyQAsQE_KU-FMmqXjjuNF3Tn7-NewCJoC/w530-h398-rw/2017%2B-%2B1
    Sooo, you like wine and are looking for something good to read? Maybe *this* will do the trick! :)
  • Post #84 - April 10th, 2017, 2:00 pm
    Post #84 - April 10th, 2017, 2:00 pm Post #84 - April 10th, 2017, 2:00 pm


    NICE!
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #85 - April 10th, 2017, 7:09 pm
    Post #85 - April 10th, 2017, 7:09 pm Post #85 - April 10th, 2017, 7:09 pm


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  • Post #86 - July 21st, 2020, 8:31 pm
    Post #86 - July 21st, 2020, 8:31 pm Post #86 - July 21st, 2020, 8:31 pm
    Sad news from the folks at Calumet Fisheries.

    “It’s with a heavy heart that I sadly inform all our customers that our long time Store Manager Carlos Rosas passed away yesterday from the Covid 19 virus. Carlos was our ambassador he always had a smile on his face and would greet you warm hello. He was a big guy with a heart to match. I will miss him dearly as an employee and my friend. Please leave a message if you knew Carlos for his family to read. A big part of the spirit of Calumet Fisheries went to heaven yesterday.”

    https://www.facebook.com/49570098466/posts/10158336274293467/?d=n
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #87 - July 21st, 2020, 9:17 pm
    Post #87 - July 21st, 2020, 9:17 pm Post #87 - July 21st, 2020, 9:17 pm
    boudreaulicious wrote:Sad news from the folks at Calumet Fisheries.

    “It’s with a heavy heart that I sadly inform all our customers that our long time Store Manager Carlos Rosas passed away yesterday from the Covid 19 virus. Carlos was our ambassador he always had a smile on his face and would greet you warm hello. He was a big guy with a heart to match. I will miss him dearly as an employee and my friend. Please leave a message if you knew Carlos for his family to read. A big part of the spirit of Calumet Fisheries went to heaven yesterday.”

    https://www.facebook.com/49570098466/posts/10158336274293467/?d=n

    Carlos was indeed a cool guy.

    When they were alerted to receiving the James Beard American Classic Award, he posted it on facebook. I immediately began propagating it on facebook and elsewhere.

    Carlos immediately contacted asking to suck back all that information, because he learned the announcement had not yet been made to the world. I reversed course and pulled up all the markers.

    For a while, Calumet Fisheries had a cousin in NJ doing their facebook postings. Any time I caught something odd, I would alert Carlos to do with it as he judged best.

    Carlos most definitely was a loyal employee who treated everything as if he owned the place. He will be missed.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

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  • Post #88 - July 21st, 2020, 10:05 pm
    Post #88 - July 21st, 2020, 10:05 pm Post #88 - July 21st, 2020, 10:05 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:
    boudreaulicious wrote:Sad news from the folks at Calumet Fisheries.

    “It’s with a heavy heart that I sadly inform all our customers that our long time Store Manager Carlos Rosas passed away yesterday from the Covid 19 virus. Carlos was our ambassador he always had a smile on his face and would greet you warm hello. He was a big guy with a heart to match. I will miss him dearly as an employee and my friend. Please leave a message if you knew Carlos for his family to read. A big part of the spirit of Calumet Fisheries went to heaven yesterday.”

    https://www.facebook.com/49570098466/posts/10158336274293467/?d=n

    Carlos was indeed a cool guy.

    When they were alerted to receiving the James Beard American Classic Award, he posted it on facebook. I immediately began propagating it on facebook and elsewhere.

    Carlos immediately contacted asking to suck back all that information, because he learned the announcement had not yet been made to the world. I reversed course and pulled up all the markers.

    For a while, Calumet Fisheries had a cousin in NJ doing their facebook postings. Any time I caught something odd, I would alert Carlos to do with it as he judged best.

    Carlos most definitely was a loyal employee who treated everything as if he owned the place. He will be missed.

    Regards,
    Cathy2


    I learned about this from the FB post by a long time NWI friend—Carlos and his family lived next door to her elderly parents for many years and were caring, wonderful neighbors. The tragic ripple effect of this disease is truly awful.
    Last edited by boudreaulicious on July 22nd, 2020, 12:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #89 - July 22nd, 2020, 10:55 am
    Post #89 - July 22nd, 2020, 10:55 am Post #89 - July 22nd, 2020, 10:55 am
    Article by Luisa Chu = https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavi ... story.html
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #90 - July 25th, 2020, 12:23 am
    Post #90 - July 25th, 2020, 12:23 am Post #90 - July 25th, 2020, 12:23 am
    About this time in 2019, LTHF member sweetwillie (who is not as active on here as elsewhere) propagated a "dinner" at Calumet Fisheries.
    I think he managed to pick a day when Carlos Rosas was off. Here are a batch of the photographs I took, including an interior shot. It does not look like Carlos is in the shot. Image Image Image
    Should I mention that Calumet Fisheries is one of the very few Chicago restaurants which COVID-19 has otherwise not disrupted? :?:
    Valuable links for survival, without a monitization attempt: http://74.115.231.53/~pudgym29/bookmark4.html

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