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  • Post #271 - February 24th, 2020, 8:08 pm
    Post #271 - February 24th, 2020, 8:08 pm Post #271 - February 24th, 2020, 8:08 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:LOL! I can't decide if he was a douche or a munt . . . maybe a little bit of each. :lol:

    "I like a thicker patty"
    "I can just make this at home"
    Alpana, "I'm sorry Joe, you can't make it at home"
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #272 - February 24th, 2020, 8:27 pm
    Post #272 - February 24th, 2020, 8:27 pm Post #272 - February 24th, 2020, 8:27 pm
    I had to reference Urban Dictionary for the word, "munt".
  • Post #273 - February 25th, 2020, 1:48 pm
    Post #273 - February 25th, 2020, 1:48 pm Post #273 - February 25th, 2020, 1:48 pm
    G Wiv wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:LOL! I can't decide if he was a douche or a munt . . . maybe a little bit of each. :lol:

    "I like a thicker patty"
    "I can just make this at home"
    Alpana, "I'm sorry Joe, you can't make it at home"


    I record the show and just watched this episode last night.

    Ronnie, I think he's more than a little of each, and probably more of the second.

    Alpana's comeback was awesome.

    I feel sorry for RHR and Robert's. While the CP producers like 'personalities' on the show, the owners didn't deserve the flippant comments of this joker. I love RHR and while I haven't been to Robert's only have heard good things.
  • Post #274 - February 25th, 2020, 1:55 pm
    Post #274 - February 25th, 2020, 1:55 pm Post #274 - February 25th, 2020, 1:55 pm
    On the other hand, at no point in the show did he ever say “amazeballs”.
  • Post #275 - February 25th, 2020, 3:23 pm
    Post #275 - February 25th, 2020, 3:23 pm Post #275 - February 25th, 2020, 3:23 pm
    Also on the bright side, he was so muddled and conflicting, RHR and Robert's likely won't suffer from his comments. If anything, Entente might have appreciated not being associated with him. Alpana doesn't usually clap back like that, so he was working her last nerve as well.

    Cheeseburger with mustard and pickle, shrimp and fries are my RHR siren song.
  • Post #276 - February 25th, 2020, 7:00 pm
    Post #276 - February 25th, 2020, 7:00 pm Post #276 - February 25th, 2020, 7:00 pm
    scottsol wrote:On the other hand, at no point in the show did he ever say “amazeballs”.
    Though he said Chicago enough times that a drinking game where one did a shot of Malort each time Joe, aka Mr. M, said Chicago would result in one angry drunk. :)

    I just watched the entire three part show on Check Please, he did not like Robert's pizza, said he liked "Chicago style" pizza without elaborating what he meant. I assume he meant Lou M, but you know how assumptions go.

    The young woman who did RHR seems a lovely person, as did the other woman on the show. Joe, aka Mr. M, not so much. ;)~

    Hat tip to Alpana S, she is perfect for Check Please.

    Edited to add Entente was Joe's, aka Mr. M, restaurant of choice for Check Please.
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #277 - February 26th, 2020, 9:55 am
    Post #277 - February 26th, 2020, 9:55 am Post #277 - February 26th, 2020, 9:55 am
    The two ladies loved the RHR so I think anyone watching would consider him an anomaly. I remember an episode of Check, Please when they went to Marie's. The hipster guy claimed to love "retro" places but when actually in a real one such as Marie's, he didn't like it at all. Apparently he likes brand spanking new places that are designed to look retro. He made a fool of himself.
  • Post #278 - February 28th, 2020, 10:08 am
    Post #278 - February 28th, 2020, 10:08 am Post #278 - February 28th, 2020, 10:08 am
    G Wiv wrote:The young woman who did RHR seems a lovely person, as did the other woman on the show. Joe, aka Mr. M, not so much.
    I just watched the whole episode and agree with this and all of the prior comments, especially the relentless mentioning of "Chicago".

    My main impression was that it seemed like he didn't know what the point of the show was. His commentary was as if each recommendation is on trial to determine if it's the best at what they do, as opposed to one person's suggestion of a restaurant they like. There seemed to be no awareness of the fact that each place will be judged by viewers through their own circumstances, so let's inform them of what each place offers. Instead, he thought his being on the show was a form of challenge by each place to prove to him they're better than his favorite in the respective cuisine.
  • Post #279 - March 1st, 2020, 9:25 am
    Post #279 - March 1st, 2020, 9:25 am Post #279 - March 1st, 2020, 9:25 am
    As a preface, I love RHR and also agree with most of the Check Please assessments on this thread.

    However, I find it hypocritical and immature that the very same moderator who reprimands people for not keeping threads "about the food" or for going off topic not only violated his own principles, but personally attacked some guy who might or might not be a munt. There have now been like 8-10 posts on the RHR thread (plus this one haha) about this guy.

    This is prime example of why so many valuable contributors have defected from this site, which now amounts to little more than a gathering place for lots of cliques with a herd mentality and no shortage of munts.
  • Post #280 - March 1st, 2020, 10:03 am
    Post #280 - March 1st, 2020, 10:03 am Post #280 - March 1st, 2020, 10:03 am
    They do make a pretty good burger...

    ACEA9830-3BE3-4031-89BE-F25E0E73558B.jpeg Nice crust! Western

    ... and then to round out the 1-2 punch...

    Margie's Candies
    1960 N Western Ave, Chicago

    8A975849-57A0-4F06-9557-804174C24DF0.jpeg
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #281 - March 1st, 2020, 10:12 am
    Post #281 - March 1st, 2020, 10:12 am Post #281 - March 1st, 2020, 10:12 am
    alessio20 wrote:some guy who might or might not be a munt.


    A new replacement for the current banner quote: I thought the ngau nam was even better thanks to an aromatic broth that I would drink for days.-MarlaCollins'Husband.
  • Post #282 - March 1st, 2020, 10:15 am
    Post #282 - March 1st, 2020, 10:15 am Post #282 - March 1st, 2020, 10:15 am
    alessio20 wrote:As a preface, I love RHR and also agree with most of the Check Please assessments on this thread.

    However, I find it hypocritical and immature that the very same moderator who reprimands people for not keeping threads "about the food" or for going off topic not only violated his own principles, but personally attacked some guy who might or might not be a munt. There have now been like 8-10 posts on the RHR thread (plus this one haha) about this guy.

    This is prime example of why so many valuable contributors have defected from this site, which now amounts to little more than a gathering place for lots of cliques with a herd mentality and no shortage of munts.

    Guilty as charged. I moderate what happens within our confines. What happens outside our walls is not my purview. My role is not to moderate the entire universe, only these forums. I have opinions -- both positive and negative -- and I will express them here but you will not see me post similar comments about content posted here, or those who post it. In this case, I posted about an insufferable person on a tv show.

    I was at Redhot Ranch at about 9:30 on Friday night. The place was hopping, with several first-timers in house. It was fun to see. El Jefe told me that they'd been slammed on the Saturday after their segment aired but that it had leveled off a bit since then.

    The RHR double-burgers we had at that outing were as great as ever.

    =R=
    By protecting others, you save yourself. If you only think of yourself, you'll only destroy yourself. --Kambei Shimada

    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 #283 - March 1st, 2020, 10:17 am
    Post #283 - March 1st, 2020, 10:17 am Post #283 - March 1st, 2020, 10:17 am
    The fries were pretty good too!

    B661F572-676B-4509-BB76-F55EF6F8C456.jpeg Western
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #284 - March 1st, 2020, 10:32 am
    Post #284 - March 1st, 2020, 10:32 am Post #284 - March 1st, 2020, 10:32 am
    Panther in the Den wrote:The fries were pretty good too!

    B661F572-676B-4509-BB76-F55EF6F8C456.jpeg


    You're the worst
  • Post #285 - March 2nd, 2020, 6:09 am
    Post #285 - March 2nd, 2020, 6:09 am Post #285 - March 2nd, 2020, 6:09 am
    RHR on Western is moving to 2449 W. Armitage this summer according to

    https://redhotranchchicago.com/our-locations/

    --
    edc
  • Post #286 - March 2nd, 2020, 8:09 am
    Post #286 - March 2nd, 2020, 8:09 am Post #286 - March 2nd, 2020, 8:09 am
    edc wrote:RHR on Western is moving to 2449 W. Armitage this summer according to

    https://redhotranchchicago.com/our-locations/

    --
    edc


    Hope they will still have a parking lot. In the google photo it looks like there is a parking lot on the west side of the building. Would be great if that lot is theirs. Without a lot, parking in that location will be a challenge
  • Post #287 - March 2nd, 2020, 8:20 am
    Post #287 - March 2nd, 2020, 8:20 am Post #287 - March 2nd, 2020, 8:20 am
    I spoke with manager at the western location and he confirmed the parking lot theirs.
    It's also bigger than the lot on western.
  • Post #288 - March 2nd, 2020, 9:29 am
    Post #288 - March 2nd, 2020, 9:29 am Post #288 - March 2nd, 2020, 9:29 am
    jay2021 wrote:I spoke with manager at the western location and he confirmed the parking lot theirs.
    It's also bigger than the lot on western.

    Indoor seating at the new location?

    =R=
    By protecting others, you save yourself. If you only think of yourself, you'll only destroy yourself. --Kambei Shimada

    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 #289 - March 2nd, 2020, 10:42 am
    Post #289 - March 2nd, 2020, 10:42 am Post #289 - March 2nd, 2020, 10:42 am
    I sure hope they can have it similar to the Ashland setup with indoor seating but this building looks to be the same size as the one on Western. It's easier to reach the Western one from the Kennedy late at night.
  • Post #290 - March 2nd, 2020, 1:05 pm
    Post #290 - March 2nd, 2020, 1:05 pm Post #290 - March 2nd, 2020, 1:05 pm
    The manager at western wasn't sure how much seating would be there but there will be some. He said the new place is a little bigger than western.
  • Post #291 - March 2nd, 2020, 9:07 pm
    Post #291 - March 2nd, 2020, 9:07 pm Post #291 - March 2nd, 2020, 9:07 pm
    jay2021 wrote:The manager at western wasn't sure how much seating would be there but there will be some. He said the new place is a little bigger than western.
    Nice, thanks for the info.
  • Post #292 - March 2nd, 2020, 9:24 pm
    Post #292 - March 2nd, 2020, 9:24 pm Post #292 - March 2nd, 2020, 9:24 pm
    Also rooting for a shake machine at the new place...
  • Post #293 - March 3rd, 2020, 12:58 pm
    Post #293 - March 3rd, 2020, 12:58 pm Post #293 - March 3rd, 2020, 12:58 pm
    edc wrote:RHR on Western is moving to 2449 W. Armitage this summer according to

    https://redhotranchchicago.com/our-locations/

    --
    edc


    Picked up by Eater. Would be nice if they admitted they source a lot of their stories from here:
    https://chicago.eater.com/2020/3/3/2116 ... n-bucktown
  • Post #294 - March 3rd, 2020, 1:20 pm
    Post #294 - March 3rd, 2020, 1:20 pm Post #294 - March 3rd, 2020, 1:20 pm
    JoeChicago wrote:
    Picked up by Eater. Would be nice if they admitted they source a lot of their stories from here:
    https://chicago.eater.com/2020/3/3/2116 ... n-bucktown


    Ultimately, the source is RHR’s web site. Moreover, it is clear that the reporter did research well beyond possibly seeing the notice here.
  • Post #295 - July 16th, 2020, 10:36 pm
    Post #295 - July 16th, 2020, 10:36 pm Post #295 - July 16th, 2020, 10:36 pm
    As part of my continuing effort to support small, independent restaurants, I inspected my maps to select one along either Belmont or Cicero Avenues.
    I selected Red Hot Ranch on Ashland. It is only two blocks south of Belmont.
    It was possible to eat there, but I had determined to bring this back to the abode.
    So without further ado, here is the Red Hot Ranch double cheeseburger (minus tomato) ~ and a surprise photobomb appearance by curious, luscious Mirko. :P Image
    [N.B.: BBQ'ers might want to stop in at a shop @ 3003 N. Ashland which seemed to have some chub charcoal brands which may have been mentioned in that thread.]
    Valuable links for survival, without a monitization attempt: http://74.115.231.53/~pudgym29/bookmark4.html
  • Post #296 - July 17th, 2020, 8:37 am
    Post #296 - July 17th, 2020, 8:37 am Post #296 - July 17th, 2020, 8:37 am
    I stopped in a couple weeks ago for lunch and they had some picnic tables set up outside.

    It had been months since I ate some hot fries from here. It was amazing
  • Post #297 - July 17th, 2020, 10:48 am
    Post #297 - July 17th, 2020, 10:48 am Post #297 - July 17th, 2020, 10:48 am
    WhyBeeSea wrote:I stopped in a couple weeks ago for lunch and they had some picnic tables set up outside.

    It had been months since I ate some hot fries from here. It was amazing


    I remember the picnic tables being there in previous summers, are there more tables than usual?
  • Post #298 - July 17th, 2020, 10:59 am
    Post #298 - July 17th, 2020, 10:59 am Post #298 - July 17th, 2020, 10:59 am
    lodasi wrote:
    WhyBeeSea wrote:I stopped in a couple weeks ago for lunch and they had some picnic tables set up outside.

    It had been months since I ate some hot fries from here. It was amazing


    I remember the picnic tables being there in previous summers, are there more tables than usual?


    I know they always had 1 or 2 close to their door. But now they have a few more along the front of that empty storefront.

    Maybe they've always had these and I haven't paid much attention. But now I'm always looking at the outdoor seating options.
  • Post #299 - July 19th, 2020, 11:59 am
    Post #299 - July 19th, 2020, 11:59 am Post #299 - July 19th, 2020, 11:59 am
    {Ashland} I think the other tables had been there. But only one has a umbrella, which could cause a problem if it is raining.
    The shop is still cash only. The television sets inside have been turned off. (I wonder if it still (subscribing to | paying for) XFinity cable?) Be wary of the 'health' pamphlet at the south end of the counter. It is from Scientology. :!: :?:
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