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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/09/04 20:07:25 (permalink)
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LOL this ChiSalad15 thing doesn't seem like it is going away anytime soon
 
Very good news that KC is the chosen destination.  I expect a rough draft spreadsheet from nagle, chitowndiner, and buddyroadhouse by Halloween.  Town Topic Burgers better make the cut.
 
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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/09/04 20:23:26 (permalink)
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LOL this ChiSalad15 thing doesn't seem like it is going away anytime soon
 
Very good news that KC is the chosen destination.  I expect a rough draft spreadsheet from nagle, chitowndiner, and buddyroadhouse by Halloween.  Town Topic Burgers better make the cut.
 
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It's this cotton or silk thing you put on a bed and spread it out to cover a mattress.
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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/09/04 22:15:46 (permalink)
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LOL this ChiSalad15 thing doesn't seem like it is going away anytime soon

Don't worry, that name will go away once we're in Kansas City.  Finding a salad down there, or almost any green vegetable for that matter, is like trying to find pineapples growing in Antarctica.
 
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I expect a rough draft spreadsheet from nagle, chitowndiner, and buddyroadhouse by Halloween.

I just laid out the whole damn Crawl and have to do major "research" when I visit over the Holidays.  Now you want me to do the Spreadsheet too?  ChiTown "KinkyBoots" Diner hasn't done anything but make smart aleck remarks for the last three months.  The Spreadsheet is his bailiwick; let's get the boy involved.  Or am I just asking for trouble?
 
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Town Topic Burgers better make the cut.

Running for office and need a photo-op?  Town Topic might make the list, but there are better examples of the Smashdown Burger in KC.  Don't worry, even if they're not part of the regular tour, they're open 24 hours.  You can always drag "Legs" out of bed for a 3am nibble.
 
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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/09/05 01:35:49 (permalink)
Can we skip Winstead's?  Maybe the one on the Plaza for photo ops, but I was seriously disappointed the last time I ate there.
 
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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/09/05 04:46:57 (permalink)
No firm decisions yet, although if we did stop at Winstead's, the Country Club Plaza location would be the pick.  Perhaps a better choice for the Smashdown Burger would be LC's up north.
 
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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/09/05 22:47:55 (permalink)
Mm, that is a thing of beauty.
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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/10/04 01:26:29 (permalink)
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Hi Buddy,
 
I'm not sure if I'll be able to get away the week of the KC Crawl, but if I can, can you, or someone, explain to me a bit about how these crawls work? I can't quite grasp how you can go to so many restaurants in such a short amount of time. And, I know that many of you all know each other very well from years of traveling together. How does a "newbie" fit in, and remember all the names of everyone? I've always been bad with names anyway, and now, at 67, it's even harder for me. I've also always been a bit of a loaner, so I'm wondering how that would work!
 
Any thoughts would be helpful. 
 
David

 
Well, here we are.  Hope the trip from the KC BBQ thread wasn't too strenuous.
 
The Crawls work pretty simply.  You're correct to assume you don't want to load up at any one stop.  Pacing yourself is the key to having an enjoyable day.  In order to accomplish that you'll want to buddy up with a couple of other people; doesn't even need to be the same buddies at every stop.  You'll order a couple of items and share, so no one ever eats a full meal in one place.  The goal is to experience maximum diversity of choices and quality, not maximum quantity consumed.  A taste here and a taste there adds up to three squares by the end of the day.
 
And not to worry if your buddies don't order everything you want to try.  With 25 to 30 people in the group, there's always someone who will order your heart's desire, and just like the biblical loaves and fishes, there's always enough to share, so everyone who wants one, gets a taste.  Another plus to sharing, you'll never pay for a full meall yourself, so it ends up being fairly economical.
 
As for how we squeeze so many places into a short time frame; that's what the months of preparation are for.  Whoever is running the show maps out a route so we can work through the spreadsheet as efficiently as possible.  The final itinerary is frequently a thing of beauty, mixing a wide range of food possibilities with non-eating activities to break things up.
 
While it's true many of us have become old friends, not everyone participates in every Crawl.  But all are welcomed as if they've belonged for years.  Don't worry too much about names.  To be honest, I can't always put a name to everyone in the gang.  For instance, he lives right here in the Chicago area, I've shared meals with him many times over quite a few years, traveled to multiple cities with him, and I'm still not sure which one is ChiTownDiner.  I think he's the big tall one, but I wouldn't swear to it.
 
The only thing you've mentioned that could be a problem is your tendency to be a loner ("loaner"?  I'll take mine in tens and twenties, please).  If you're going to make it in this group you'll need to be friendly and learn to go with the flow.  It will be to your benefit to ride with other folks either as a passenger or driver.  With a group of this size, there will be a good sized caravan to begin with.  Running around as a "lone wolf" just adds to the congestion and takes up an extra parking space at each stop.
 
In any case, I hope you can arrange to join us next spring David.  It should be an epic tour!
 
Buddy
post edited by BuddyRoadhouse - 2016/10/04 01:46:54
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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/10/04 08:07:24 (permalink)
Thanks Buddy. Now I just have to see if I can get away from work. And a big "oops" for the loner!
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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/10/04 08:15:55 (permalink)
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Hi Buddy,
 
I'm not sure if I'll be able to get away the week of the KC Crawl, but if I can, can you, or someone, explain to me a bit about how these crawls work? I can't quite grasp how you can go to so many restaurants in such a short amount of time. And, I know that many of you all know each other very well from years of traveling together. How does a "newbie" fit in, and remember all the names of everyone? I've always been bad with names anyway, and now, at 67, it's even harder for me. I've also always been a bit of a loaner, so I'm wondering how that would work!
 
Any thoughts would be helpful. 
 
David

 
Well, here we are.  Hope the trip from the KC BBQ thread wasn't too strenuous.
 
The Crawls work pretty simply.  You're correct to assume you don't want to load up at any one stop.  Pacing yourself is the key to having an enjoyable day.  In order to accomplish that you'll want to buddy up with a couple of other people; doesn't even need to be the same buddies at every stop.  You'll order a couple of items and share, so no one ever eats a full meal in one place.  The goal is to experience maximum diversity of choices and quality, not maximum quantity consumed.  A taste here and a taste there adds up to three squares by the end of the day.
 
And not to worry if your buddies don't order everything you want to try.  With 25 to 30 people in the group, there's always someone who will order your heart's desire, and just like the biblical loaves and fishes, there's always enough to share, so everyone who wants one, gets a taste.  Another plus to sharing, you'll never pay for a full meall yourself, so it ends up being fairly economical.
 
As for how we squeeze so many places into a short time frame; that's what the months of preparation are for.  Whoever is running the show maps out a route so we can work through the spreadsheet as efficiently as possible.  The final itinerary is frequently a thing of beauty, mixing a wide range of food possibilities with non-eating activities to break things up.
 
While it's true many of us have become old friends, not everyone participates in every Crawl.  But all are welcomed as if they've belonged for years.  Don't worry too much about names.  To be honest, I can't always put a name to everyone in the gang.  For instance, he lives right here in the Chicago area, I've shared meals with him many times over quite a few years, traveled to multiple cities with him, and I'm still not sure which one is ChiTownDiner.  I think he's the big tall one, but I wouldn't swear to it.
 
The only thing you've mentioned that could be a problem is your tendency to be a loner ("loaner"?  I'll take mine in tens and twenties, please).  If you're going to make it in this group you'll need to be friendly and learn to go with the flow.  It will be to your benefit to ride with other folks either as a passenger or driver.  With a group of this size, there will be a good sized caravan to begin with.  Running around as a "lone wolf" just adds to the congestion and takes up an extra parking space at each stop.
 
In any case, I hope you can arrange to join us next spring David.  It should be an epic tour!
 
Buddy




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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/10/04 09:43:24 (permalink)
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Hi Buddy,
 
I'm not sure if I'll be able to get away the week of the KC Crawl, but if I can, can you, or someone, explain to me a bit about how these crawls work? I can't quite grasp how you can go to so many restaurants in such a short amount of time. And, I know that many of you all know each other very well from years of traveling together. How does a "newbie" fit in, and remember all the names of everyone? I've always been bad with names anyway, and now, at 67, it's even harder for me. I've also always been a bit of a loaner, so I'm wondering how that would work!
 
Any thoughts would be helpful. 
 
David

 
Well, here we are.  Hope the trip from the KC BBQ thread wasn't too strenuous.
 
The Crawls work pretty simply.  You're correct to assume you don't want to load up at any one stop.  Pacing yourself is the key to having an enjoyable day.  In order to accomplish that you'll want to buddy up with a couple of other people; doesn't even need to be the same buddies at every stop.  You'll order a couple of items and share, so no one ever eats a full meal in one place.  The goal is to experience maximum diversity of choices and quality, not maximum quantity consumed.  A taste here and a taste there adds up to three squares by the end of the day.
 
And not to worry if your buddies don't order everything you want to try.  With 25 to 30 people in the group, there's always someone who will order your heart's desire, and just like the biblical loaves and fishes, there's always enough to share, so everyone who wants one, gets a taste.  Another plus to sharing, you'll never pay for a full meall yourself, so it ends up being fairly economical.
 
As for how we squeeze so many places into a short time frame; that's what the months of preparation are for.  Whoever is running the show maps out a route so we can work through the spreadsheet as efficiently as possible.  The final itinerary is frequently a thing of beauty, mixing a wide range of food possibilities with non-eating activities to break things up.
 
While it's true many of us have become old friends, not everyone participates in every Crawl.  But all are welcomed as if they've belonged for years.  Don't worry too much about names.  To be honest, I can't always put a name to everyone in the gang.  For instance, he lives right here in the Chicago area, I've shared meals with him many times over quite a few years, traveled to multiple cities with him, and I'm still not sure which one is ChiTownDiner.  I think he's the big tall one, but I wouldn't swear to it.
 
The only thing you've mentioned that could be a problem is your tendency to be a loner ("loaner"?  I'll take mine in tens and twenties, please).  If you're going to make it in this group you'll need to be friendly and learn to go with the flow.  It will be to your benefit to ride with other folks either as a passenger or driver.  With a group of this size, there will be a good sized caravan to begin with.  Running around as a "lone wolf" just adds to the congestion and takes up an extra parking space at each stop.
 
In any case, I hope you can arrange to join us next spring David.  It should be an epic tour!
 
Buddy




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He's not kidding. You should be fine David, they even let us Canubians follow along.
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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/10/04 10:54:43 (permalink)
Not this time. I've already alerted Homeland Security about the two north-of-the-border interlopers.
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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/10/04 12:07:23 (permalink)
David,
Come along and enjoy.  Buddy is a little scary.  ChiTownDiner can outeat all of us.  The Canadians.........well, they're Canadian, what can I say.  ChiBears15 likes salad.  The rest of us are normal. 
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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/10/04 12:11:56 (permalink)
Chris - For easier reference, please add the dates and location of the crawl to the title of this thread.
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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/10/04 13:26:05 (permalink)
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Thanks Buddy. Now I just have to see if I can get away from work. And a big "oops" for the loner!
David
 


David, Buddy forgot one thing.  All Newbies have to assist Dale with the official trip report. :)
 
Hope you make it!
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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/10/04 13:32:58 (permalink)
Oh, oh. Here it comes.
 
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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/10/04 14:04:51 (permalink)
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Not this time. I've already alerted Homeland Security about the two north-of-the-border interlopers.


They'll be so busy building The Wall with Mexico, it'll be easy for the Canadians to sneak across with their contraband Poutine.
 
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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/10/04 14:07:18 (permalink)
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...To be honest, I can't always put a name to everyone in the gang.  For instance, he lives right here in the Chicago area, I've shared meals with him many times over quite a few years, traveled to multiple cities with him, and I'm still not sure which one is ChiTownDiner.  I think he's the big tall one, but I wouldn't swear to it.
 
Buddy




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That would make a lasting impression, wouldn't it.
 
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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/10/04 16:34:03 (permalink)
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Thanks Buddy. Now I just have to see if I can get away from work. And a big "oops" for the loner!
David
 


David, Buddy forgot one thing.  All Newbies have to assist Dale with the official trip report. :)
 
Hope you make it!

He and the little lady are now slated to be in attendance?
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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/10/04 20:46:46 (permalink)
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Not this time. I've already alerted Homeland Security about the two north-of-the-border interlopers.


They'll be so busy building The Wall with Mexico, it'll be easy for the Canadians to sneak across with their contraband Poutine.
 
Buddy


Sneak?! I don't think so. I will be expecting a parade to welcome us. 😄
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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/10/04 22:35:01 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby nagle 2016/10/05 08:39:43
Y'know, that's not a bad idea.
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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/10/04 22:35:02 (permalink)
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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/10/05 16:32:22 (permalink)
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Y'know, that's not a bad idea.




I said parade! Not mob!
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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/10/05 16:54:45 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby nagle 2016/10/05 17:41:27
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They'll be so busy building The Wall with Mexico, it'll be easy for the Canadians to sneak across with their contraband Poutine.
 
Buddy




 
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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/10/05 19:30:38 (permalink)
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Y'know, that's not a bad idea.




I said parade! Not mob!


You do me a disservice. I finally meet a Canadian who is brilliant enough to be a New York Giants fan and he impugns my honest wish for proper recognition of his honor.
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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/10/05 19:30:39 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby nagle 2016/10/05 20:58:03
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Y'know, that's not a bad idea.




I said parade! Not mob!


You do me a disservice. I finally meet a Canadian who is brilliant enough to be a New York Giants fan and he impugns my honest wish for proper recognition of his honor.
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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/10/05 20:53:18 (permalink)
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Y'know, that's not a bad idea.




I said parade! Not mob!


You do me a disservice. I finally meet a Canadian who is brilliant enough to be a New York Giants fan and he impugns my honest wish for proper recognition of his honor.


HonoUr. 😀
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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/10/05 21:03:06 (permalink)
So's your old man.
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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/10/06 09:27:07 (permalink)
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Y'know, that's not a bad idea.




I said parade! Not mob!


You do me a disservice. I finally meet a Canadian who is brilliant enough to be a New York Giants fan and he impugns my honest wish for proper recognition of his honor.


My apologies Sir. In spite of our shared interest in the New York Giants, I cannot join you in your admiration of the San Francisco Giants. I will be cheering for the Washington Nationals since they are the current incarnation of my beloved Montreal Expos.

Good luck to you Sir.
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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/10/06 10:55:37 (permalink)
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Y'know, that's not a bad idea.




I said parade! Not mob!


You do me a disservice. I finally meet a Canadian who is brilliant enough to be a New York Giants fan and he impugns my honest wish for proper recognition of his honor.


My apologies Sir. In spite of our shared interest in the New York Giants, I cannot join you in your admiration of the San Francisco Giants. I will be cheering for the Washington Nationals since they are the current incarnation of my beloved Montreal Expos.

Good luck to you Sir.

Well, we can only hope the Giants and the Nationals play for the Pennant. Among other things, that would mean the Nationals beat the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cubs were vanquished by the Polo Grounds-based New York Baseball Giants. Of course that would mean the Nationals would have to face the next best thing to Carl Hubbell in Madison Bumgarner.
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Re: 2017 Roadfood Crawl Destination? 2016/10/07 08:24:45 (permalink)
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David,
Come along and enjoy.  Buddy is a little scary.  ChiTownDiner can outeat all of us.  The Canadians.........well, they're Canadian, what can I say.  ChiBears15 likes salad.  The rest of us are normal. 




 
Lisa, how dare you poke fun at my Roadfood shortcomings! 
 
I promise.  No salads whatsoever on this trip.  Promise.
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