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Annual Black Friday Food Crawl - 2019 Edition

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    Post #1 - November 30th, 2019, 4:42 pm
    Post #1 - November 30th, 2019, 4:42 pm Post #1 - November 30th, 2019, 4:42 pm
    Nothing better to help cut through the fog of Thanksgiving over-eating than a post-Turkey Day eating mini-marathon. Other than finding places that were actually open (becomes a bit tougher every year), the only parameter was keeping it to places where at least one of us hadn't already been. I'm not going to spend a lot of time evaluating because after the first couple of stops, as we filled up, it got harder to recognize the good, the great, the bad and the ugly. But there are none of these places to which I wouldn't return for another go . . .

    Stop 1 . . .
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    J.T.’s Genuine Sandwich Shop - 3970 N Elston, Chicago

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    Chili Fries

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    Roast Pork and Broccoli Rabe

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    Coney Dog

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    Breaded Pork Tenderloin

    Stop 2 . . .
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    Egg-O-Holic - 833 W Chicago Ave, Chicago

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    Lachko

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    Jeera Rice

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    Anda Masala Sandwich

    Stops 3, 4, & 5 . . .
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    Politan Row - 111 N Aberdeen, Chicago

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    Mom's - menu

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    Fried Spam Musubi

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    Katsu Sando

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    Bumbu Roux - main menu

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    Bumbu Roux - Mie Goreng menu

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    Chicken Goreng Manis

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    Mie Goreng w/ BBQ Pork

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    Thattu - menu

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    Potato Bonda

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    Masala Biscuit

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    Kerali Fried Chicken

    Stop 6 . . .
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    Hermosa Restaurant - 4356 W Armitage, Chicago

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    Ngau Nam

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    Korean Spicy Pork Sandwich

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    Moo Ping Sandwich

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    Chicken Po Boy

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    Fries

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    That's a wrap!

    Happy holidays, everyone! :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 #2 - November 30th, 2019, 6:05 pm
    Post #2 - November 30th, 2019, 6:05 pm Post #2 - November 30th, 2019, 6:05 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:Happy holidays, everyone! :D

    The Ronnie_Suburban family are culinary heroes! I look forward to your Black Friday Food Crawl with the zeal of a born-again voyeur.

    Black Friday Food Crawl, count me a Fan!
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #3 - November 30th, 2019, 6:10 pm
    Post #3 - November 30th, 2019, 6:10 pm Post #3 - November 30th, 2019, 6:10 pm
    Impressive that you went to all these places and that you had multiple items at each place.

    Some of these stops will be on my list for 2020. Good stuff, Ron.
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #4 - December 1st, 2019, 12:43 am
    Post #4 - December 1st, 2019, 12:43 am Post #4 - December 1st, 2019, 12:43 am
    G Wiv wrote:The Ronnie_Suburban family are culinary heroes! I look forward to your Black Friday Food Crawl with the zeal of a born-again voyeur.

    Black Friday Food Crawl, count me a Fan!

    As you well know, you were a significant source of inspiration in our trek this year. JT's was unknown to us before you put it on our radar and the after he saw your various, tempting posts about Hermosa, the boyo reminded me that he'd never been there. So, we thank *you*. :)

    David Hammond wrote:Impressive that you went to all these places and that you had multiple items at each place.

    Probably less impressive if I admit that we ended our day with a shopping bag full of leftovers. :oops:

    =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 #5 - December 1st, 2019, 8:19 am
    Post #5 - December 1st, 2019, 8:19 am Post #5 - December 1st, 2019, 8:19 am
    This is awesome as usual! What a great family tradition. I enjoy seeing the stops each year
  • Post #6 - December 3rd, 2019, 1:59 pm
    Post #6 - December 3rd, 2019, 1:59 pm Post #6 - December 3rd, 2019, 1:59 pm
    Ronnie_Suburban,
    I always look forward to following your family's
    post-Thanksgiving feasting.
    Looks like a lot more fun than Black-Friday shopping!
  • Post #7 - December 3rd, 2019, 6:46 pm
    Post #7 - December 3rd, 2019, 6:46 pm Post #7 - December 3rd, 2019, 6:46 pm
    Didn’t this used to be a part of an LTH wide tradition? Wasn’t it a 24 hour marathon crawl?

    ... or is that something else?
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #8 - December 3rd, 2019, 10:54 pm
    Post #8 - December 3rd, 2019, 10:54 pm Post #8 - December 3rd, 2019, 10:54 pm
    Panther in the Den wrote:Didn’t this used to be a part of an LTH wide tradition? Wasn’t it a 24 hour marathon crawl?

    ... or is that something else?


    The 24 hour marathon is something else. We've done two of those "crawls" in, I think, 2004 and 2014.
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #9 - December 3rd, 2019, 10:59 pm
    Post #9 - December 3rd, 2019, 10:59 pm Post #9 - December 3rd, 2019, 10:59 pm
    Panther in the Den wrote:Didn’t this used to be a part of an LTH wide tradition? Wasn’t it a 24 hour marathon crawl?

    ... or is that something else?

    Yes, that was something else. The first Chowathon took place in 2002 and predated LTH. The 10th Anniversary edition, took place in 2012.

    My family and I started this more modest tradition on Black Friday 2007.

    =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 #10 - December 3rd, 2019, 11:03 pm
    Post #10 - December 3rd, 2019, 11:03 pm Post #10 - December 3rd, 2019, 11:03 pm
    Thanks for the correction, Ron, and heck, almost time to start planning the 2022 edition of chowathon.
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”

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