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  • Post #151 - April 12th, 2012, 9:17 pm
    Post #151 - April 12th, 2012, 9:17 pm Post #151 - April 12th, 2012, 9:17 pm
    Snap203 and I are in for the chowathon. We probably won't be able to join up until after 8PM, but we'll come hungry.
  • Post #152 - April 13th, 2012, 10:32 am
    Post #152 - April 13th, 2012, 10:32 am Post #152 - April 13th, 2012, 10:32 am
    I just found out about this today, but I really want to make this happen.
    I should be able to make it up to Chicago/Hyde Park (from Indianapolis)
    for a meet up at Ribs 'n' Bibs @ 6PM. If we're still planning to get a van,
    count me in from Ribs 'n' Bibs to the bitter end.

    (Add me to the Van List please.)
    Last edited by SCUBAchef on April 13th, 2012, 3:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #153 - April 13th, 2012, 10:36 am
    Post #153 - April 13th, 2012, 10:36 am Post #153 - April 13th, 2012, 10:36 am
    When will the final itinerary come out?
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write fiction. You can find me—and some stories—on Facebook, Twitter and my website.
  • Post #154 - April 13th, 2012, 12:34 pm
    Post #154 - April 13th, 2012, 12:34 pm Post #154 - April 13th, 2012, 12:34 pm
    Heads up, friends: I just called Ramova Grill and the waitress told me that they are staying open an extra two weeks, so y'all are in brilliant luck. Sorry I can't make this . . . one day I will make it to an lthforum event, I swear.

    bjt
    "eating is an agricultural act" wendell berry
  • Post #155 - April 13th, 2012, 1:13 pm
    Post #155 - April 13th, 2012, 1:13 pm Post #155 - April 13th, 2012, 1:13 pm
    Pie Lady wrote:When will the final itinerary come out?


    Sometime next week.
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #156 - April 13th, 2012, 4:05 pm
    Post #156 - April 13th, 2012, 4:05 pm Post #156 - April 13th, 2012, 4:05 pm
    Wow ten years already, I just saw this, I will try to get clearance to do the whole deal. If that works out I would like to get on the bus, but I will have to play it by ear for a day or so.
  • Post #157 - April 16th, 2012, 8:39 am
    Post #157 - April 16th, 2012, 8:39 am Post #157 - April 16th, 2012, 8:39 am
    Sadly, I'll have to bow out.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write fiction. You can find me—and some stories—on Facebook, Twitter and my website.
  • Post #158 - April 16th, 2012, 9:31 am
    Post #158 - April 16th, 2012, 9:31 am Post #158 - April 16th, 2012, 9:31 am
    Looks like we have enough drivers, and not enough passengers to justify a van, so we're canceling the van.

    Final schedule should go up within next day.
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #159 - April 17th, 2012, 6:47 am
    Post #159 - April 17th, 2012, 6:47 am Post #159 - April 17th, 2012, 6:47 am
    Here's the schedule, devised largely by Vital Information, architect of first Chowathon. HARD stops are places we will all try to meet up. In between HARD stops, people may at times vary from the "official" stops by stopping at other places along the way.

    1200 - Manny's - HARD
    1245 - Masi's
    1330 - La Chapparita
    1415 - Filberts
    1430 - Ramova
    1500 - Pleasant House
    1600 - Berghoff
    1700 - Podhalanka - HARD
    1830 - Riconcito Cubano
    1900 - Whirlaway Lounge
    2000 - Joong Boo Market
    2130 - Sticky Rice - HARD
    2300 - Laschetts -
    0000 - Diner Grill - HARD
    0045 - Bai Cafe
    0200 - Red Hot Ranch
    0300 - Chinatown (TBD)
    0530 - Valois
    0700 - Shan
    0800 - Nha Hang
    0900 - Green City
    1030 - Donut Vault
    1100 - Gene & Georgetti's
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #160 - April 17th, 2012, 7:13 am
    Post #160 - April 17th, 2012, 7:13 am Post #160 - April 17th, 2012, 7:13 am
    Oooh, Valois. I haven't been in over 15 years. David, I think I have your number, if I wake up, I'm in, but there's no way I'm setting an alarm clock.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #161 - April 17th, 2012, 7:30 am
    Post #161 - April 17th, 2012, 7:30 am Post #161 - April 17th, 2012, 7:30 am
    pairs4life wrote:Oooh, Valois. I haven't been in over 15 years. David, I think I have your number, if I wake up, I'm in, but there's no way I'm setting an alarm clock.


    Yes, Valois was kind of a wild choice, and it's been twice as long since I've been there (though I did read Slim's Table in the interim, and regret that Spike Lee never made the movie about it, though he optioned it in like 1990).

    A big part of the Chowathon is "discovery," so some off-center places were inserted to keep that spirit alive.
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #162 - April 17th, 2012, 8:12 am
    Post #162 - April 17th, 2012, 8:12 am Post #162 - April 17th, 2012, 8:12 am
    Can someone add addresses to the list? It will help those of us who will be in and out.
    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 #163 - April 17th, 2012, 8:15 am
    Post #163 - April 17th, 2012, 8:15 am Post #163 - April 17th, 2012, 8:15 am
    GAF wrote:Can someone add addresses to the list? It will help those of us who will be in and out.


    We'll do better. milz50 has graciously consented to Google map the whole route to make it easy for folks to follow along.
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #164 - April 17th, 2012, 9:37 am
    Post #164 - April 17th, 2012, 9:37 am Post #164 - April 17th, 2012, 9:37 am
    HI,

    How much time do you expect to be at Green City Market? Unless you are accounting for parking, that seems like a long time.

    Regards,
    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 #165 - April 17th, 2012, 9:51 am
    Post #165 - April 17th, 2012, 9:51 am Post #165 - April 17th, 2012, 9:51 am
    Cathy2 wrote:HI,

    How much time do you expect to be at Green City Market? Unless you are accounting for parking, that seems like a long time.

    Regards,


    All times are somewhat flexible. I think VI was figuring we'd use some of this stop "refreshing" ourselves at the Notebaert Center.
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #166 - April 17th, 2012, 9:52 am
    Post #166 - April 17th, 2012, 9:52 am Post #166 - April 17th, 2012, 9:52 am
    Cathy2 wrote:HI,

    How much time do you expect to be at Green City Market? Unless you are accounting for parking, that seems like a long time.

    Regards,


    First of all, time at GCM also assumes time to, er, "freshen-up", but also, second, that and all times, include transit. In other words, it's not 90 min @ GCM, but time there and then time to get downtown.
    Think Yiddish, Dress British - Advice of Evil Ronnie to me.
  • Post #167 - April 17th, 2012, 10:22 am
    Post #167 - April 17th, 2012, 10:22 am Post #167 - April 17th, 2012, 10:22 am
    For those who can't wait (HARD stops in boldface):

    1200 - Manny's
    1141 S Jefferson St
    (312) 939-2855


    1245 - Italian Superior Bakery(Masi's)
    931 S Western Ave
    (312) 733-5092

    1330 - La Chaparrita Grocery
    2500 S Whipple St
    (773) 254-0975

    1415 - Filbert’s Old Time Root Beer
    3430 S Ashland Ave
    (773) 847-1520

    1430 - Ramova Grill
    3510 S Halsted St
    (773) 847-9058

    1500 - Pleasant House Bakery
    964 W 31st St
    (773) 523-7437

    1600 - Berghoff Café
    17 W Adams St
    (312) 427-7399

    1700 - Podhalanka
    1549 W Division St
    (773) 486-6655


    1830 - El Riconcito Cubano
    3238 W Fullerton Ave
    (773) 489-4440

    1900 - Whirlaway Lounge
    3224 W Fullerton Ave
    (773) 276-6809

    2000 - Joong Boo Market
    3333 N Kimball Ave
    (773) 478-5566

    2130 - Sticky Rice
    4018 N Western Ave
    (773) 588-0133


    2300 - Laschet’s Inn Restaurant
    2119 W Irving Park Rd
    (773) 478-7915

    0000 - Diner Grill
    1635 W Irving Park Rd
    (773) 248-2030


    0045 - Bai Cafe
    3406 N Ashland Ave
    (773) 687-8091

    0200 - Red Hot Ranch
    2072 N Western Ave
    (773) 772-6020

    0300 - Chinatown(TBD)

    0530 - Valois
    1518 E 53rd St
    (773) 667-0647

    0700 - Shan Restaurant
    5060 N Sheridan Rd
    (773) 769-4961

    0800 - Nha Hang Viet Nam
    1032 W Argyle St
    Chicago, IL 60640
    (773) 878-8895

    0900 - Green City
    2430 N Cannon Dr
    (773) 880-1266

    1030 - The Donut Vault
    400½ N Franklin

    1100 - Gene & Georgetti
    500 N Franklin St
    (312) 527-3718
    Gypsy Boy

    "I am not a glutton--I am an explorer of food." (Erma Bombeck)
  • Post #168 - April 17th, 2012, 10:27 am
    Post #168 - April 17th, 2012, 10:27 am Post #168 - April 17th, 2012, 10:27 am
    Thanks, Dave. I'm guessing milz50 will find this helpful, too.
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #169 - April 17th, 2012, 12:16 pm
    Post #169 - April 17th, 2012, 12:16 pm Post #169 - April 17th, 2012, 12:16 pm
    Here is the map:

    http://g.co/maps/n2m3s

    Each segment of the journey is a different color. The intermediate stops are push pins whereas the hard stops are the circles.


    Are we sure we want to do Berghoff's at 4:00 PM? It's in the loop, 4:00 on a Friday. Parking may suck and so will traffic to get to 1549 w Division from there at 5:00 PM. Just a thought.
  • Post #170 - April 17th, 2012, 12:22 pm
    Post #170 - April 17th, 2012, 12:22 pm Post #170 - April 17th, 2012, 12:22 pm
    milz50 wrote:Here is the map:

    http://g.co/maps/n2m3s

    Each segment of the journey is a different color. The intermediate stops are push pins whereas the hard stops are the circles.


    Are we sure we want to do Berghoff's at 4:00 PM? It's in the loop, 4:00 on a Friday. Parking may suck and so will traffic to get to 1549 w Division from there at 5:00 PM. Just a thought.


    Very cool and fast work. Thanks Matt!

    Re: Berghoff. The thinking was that this would be a place to meet up with loop-working LTHers...however, some may hang back at Pleasant House/Maria's and reconvene at Podlhanka. This is a flexible format. Hell, some people may start at Manny's and go no further than Berghoff. That, too, is just fine.
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #171 - April 17th, 2012, 12:49 pm
    Post #171 - April 17th, 2012, 12:49 pm Post #171 - April 17th, 2012, 12:49 pm
    milz50 wrote:Here is the map:

    http://g.co/maps/n2m3s

    Each segment of the journey is a different color. The intermediate stops are push pins whereas the hard stops are the circles.


    Are we sure we want to do Berghoff's at 4:00 PM? It's in the loop, 4:00 on a Friday. Parking may suck and so will traffic to get to 1549 w Division from there at 5:00 PM. Just a thought.


    I'm not sure why, but I had this idea that the segment from Bridgeport thru to Logan Sq would be via public transportation. We take orange to loop; have a shot at Berghoff & meet up; blue line to Podhalanka, soup and blintzes; blue line to Logan Sq, sandwich cubano, cafe, walk next door for another shot; and then from there, we can, if desired, take Kimball bus, but I'm thinking get back in cars.

    The problem, surely, is what about the people driving. I'm not really sure, and one idea is to kinda leave some cars along the way. I think we need to get a better idea (ASAP) of participants and who's in for what segments; then we can make any adjustments.

    *My thinking also is that if you want to take a bit of the journey, you can end it at Pleasant House. Also, perhaps people will drive up until PH and then leave their cars in Bridgeport.


    As to the map, looks great, but GCM is at Peggy Notebaert, Cannon & Fullerton.

    *Edited to add this.
    Think Yiddish, Dress British - Advice of Evil Ronnie to me.
  • Post #172 - April 17th, 2012, 12:59 pm
    Post #172 - April 17th, 2012, 12:59 pm Post #172 - April 17th, 2012, 12:59 pm
    Vital Information wrote:
    milz50 wrote:The problem, surely, is what about the people driving. I'm not really sure, and one idea is to kinda leave some cars along the way. I think we need to get a better idea (ASAP) of participants and who's in for what segments; then we can make any adjustments.


    Patoriq is driving and I'll be shotgun -- we have room for 3 more. We're in for the duration and we'll be at all HARD stops and most of the rest.
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #173 - April 17th, 2012, 12:59 pm
    Post #173 - April 17th, 2012, 12:59 pm Post #173 - April 17th, 2012, 12:59 pm
    Vital Information wrote:The problem, surely, is what about the people driving. I'm not really sure, and one idea is to kinda leave some cars along the way. I think we need to get a better idea (ASAP) of participants and who's in for what segments; then we can make any adjustments.


    I'll be popping in and out based on my schedule. I'll miss the first few stops because I'll be landing at O'Hare sometime in the afternoon. I'll be driving, though, so don't build the schedule around me (not that you would in any event). I'll just catch up when I can. Like I said, its looking like I'll be in and out during the event.
    Last edited by stevez on April 17th, 2012, 1:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #174 - April 17th, 2012, 1:10 pm
    Post #174 - April 17th, 2012, 1:10 pm Post #174 - April 17th, 2012, 1:10 pm
    A final gentle suggestion that you may wish to group the South Side places together in one swoop so you don't have that Red Hot Ranch (north Western) - Valois (Hyde Park) - Shan (north Sheridan) dip in the wee hours (on PT?) and to make some barbecue accessible.

    However, the itinerary looks creative, appealing, and viable as-is, and I'll look forward to getting to as much as I can. Look to my coming at first light of the fifth day. At Dawn, look to the East. Er, at Laschet's.
  • Post #175 - April 17th, 2012, 1:13 pm
    Post #175 - April 17th, 2012, 1:13 pm Post #175 - April 17th, 2012, 1:13 pm
    Santander wrote:A final gentle suggestion that you may wish to group the South Side places together in one swoop so you don't have that Red Hot Ranch (north Western) - Valois (Hyde Park) - Shan (north Sheridan) dip in the wee hours (on PT?) and to make some barbecue accessible.

    However, the itinerary looks creative, appealing, and viable as-is, and I'll look forward to getting to as much as I can. Look to my coming at first light of the fifth day. At Dawn, look to the East. Er, at Laschet's.


    Good thought, Matt, but I'm kind of feeling that we need to lock in to what we have, as VI has concepted, Matt has googlemapped, and we could keep refining, but at some point, we have to say It's Done. Then again, I'm not driving (just riding -- and I'm planning to snooze between some later stops).
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #176 - April 17th, 2012, 1:20 pm
    Post #176 - April 17th, 2012, 1:20 pm Post #176 - April 17th, 2012, 1:20 pm
    David Hammond wrote: -- we have room for 3 more

    Could you put me down for one of those spots?
    Count me in for the whole shebang. I'll be
    heading up from Indy in a small rental car,
    that I'm hoping to park for the day, probably
    somewhere around UIC. Any idea if there is any
    (no-special-permit-required) free street parking
    available around there, or would it be best
    to go with some lot/garage?
  • Post #177 - April 17th, 2012, 1:23 pm
    Post #177 - April 17th, 2012, 1:23 pm Post #177 - April 17th, 2012, 1:23 pm
    David Hammond wrote:... I'm planning to snooze between some later stops.


    Isn't that cheating? :wink:
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write fiction. You can find me—and some stories—on Facebook, Twitter and my website.
  • Post #178 - April 17th, 2012, 1:28 pm
    Post #178 - April 17th, 2012, 1:28 pm Post #178 - April 17th, 2012, 1:28 pm
    SCUBAchef wrote:
    David Hammond wrote: -- we have room for 3 more

    Could you put me down for one of those spots?
    Count me in for the whole shebang. I'll be
    heading up from Indy in a small rental car,
    that I'm hoping to park for the day, probably
    somewhere around UIC. Any idea if there is any
    (no-special-permit-required) free street parking
    available around there, or would it be best
    to go with some lot/garage?


    I'm guessing patoriq would be just fine with you (and two others) coming along. Can't answer parking question.
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #179 - April 17th, 2012, 3:22 pm
    Post #179 - April 17th, 2012, 3:22 pm Post #179 - April 17th, 2012, 3:22 pm
    Fantabulous. I plan to meet you at Berghoff's (what time you will leave there, approximately?), pop out to go to Dank Haus around 7ish, rejoin you at Sticky Rice, hopefully for the duration. I will be a ride beggar. :oops:
    "To get long" meant to make do, to make well of whatever we had; it was about having a long view, which was endurance, and a long heart, which was hope.
    - Fae Myenne Ng, Bone
  • Post #180 - April 17th, 2012, 3:26 pm
    Post #180 - April 17th, 2012, 3:26 pm Post #180 - April 17th, 2012, 3:26 pm
    lemoneater wrote:Fantabulous. I plan to meet you at Berghoff's (what time you will leave there, approximately?), pop out to go to Dank Haus around 7ish, rejoin you at Sticky Rice, hopefully for the duration. I will be a ride beggar. :oops:


    I think Berghoff will be a relatively short stop.
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”

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