AnsweredHot!A Roadfood Evanston Day, July 29, 2018

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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/13 23:27:14 (permalink)
A couple of minor updates on Evanston Day. Since Billyboy has said that his hotel is next to a Lou Malnati's downtown, I imagine that if we do go for pizza after the Chicken Shack it should be Giordano's. 
 
There is a new restaurant opening in Evanston next week called Falcon Eddy's BBQ. It's run by the same people who own Bat 17, and they are saying they will be doing the totally regionally inappropriate "Real Texas BBQ". I thought I would try it out the following week and if it's really good, maybe we could go there, possibly instead of the more appropriate deep dish pizza. I'll report back after I've tried it. They're using a Southern Pride Smoker, which I don't know anything about, but I think I read on their Facebook page that they will be cooking long and slow with hickory wood.
 
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/14 08:01:35 (permalink)
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I'm in...Buddy picking me up!  


No problem.  You'll need to share the back seat with Danny.
 
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Hmmm...thought you were picking me up on the motorcycle...we'll need to add the side car now!  
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/14 11:17:38 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ChiTownDiner 2018/06/14 13:02:30
Well, that puts one of you on the other's lap.  Could be a long, hard day...
 
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/14 15:14:17 (permalink)
Would you two get a room already!!!
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/14 15:43:44 (permalink)
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Hi all,
 
I've chosen Sunday, July 29th as the date of the Roadfood Evanston Day. (Sorry Gyp) It really is the best day for me, and I hope it works out for as many people as possible. 
 
I'll post a tentative schedule a bit closer to the day. I hope to see lots of you there.
 
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No problem David. Sounds like a fun crawl. See you at the next one.
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/17 21:19:23 (permalink)
A bit more information for Evanston Day. Here is the Sunday brunch menu at Hoosier Mama, as well as the regular biscuit sandwich menu and quiche menu. The pie menu is on her website. 
 

 

 
 
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/17 21:22:33 (permalink)
Thanks David. Those sounds fantastic.
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/17 21:33:01 (permalink)
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Thanks David. Those sounds fantastic.


And the pie is great, too, although why would you ever need to get pie from a shop??!!
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/18 06:39:41 (permalink)
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A bit more information for Evanston Day. Here is the Sunday brunch menu at Hoosier Mama, as well as the regular biscuit sandwich menu and quiche menu. The pie menu is on her website. 
 

 

 
 




i believe I can find something to eat here....
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/18 09:42:47 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ChiTownDiner 2018/06/18 13:56:46
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A bit more information for Evanston Day. Here is the Sunday brunch menu at Hoosier Mama, as well as the regular biscuit sandwich menu and quiche menu. The pie menu is on her website. 
 

 

 
 




i believe I can find something to eat here....


Especially with a serving of Firecakes ala Trunk.
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/20 12:39:40 (permalink)
I told JRPfeff that I am pretty certain I will join you all. Its far enough in advance that I can safely ask for the day off...
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/20 15:02:38 (permalink)
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I told JRPfeff that I am pretty certain I will join you all. Its far enough in advance that I can safely ask for the day off...

I’m looking forward to meeting you.
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/20 17:15:35 (permalink)
I am as well, David!!
 
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/23 15:19:06 (permalink)
I decided to revisit Taco Diablo this afternoon. I really like it and I hope you all will as well.
 

 

 
Warm chips with green and red salsas.

 

 
Hot sauces available.

 
I started with the guacamole.

 
My order of three tacos.

 
Pork Carnitas

 
Closeup.

 
Carne Asada

 
Closeup.

 
Spicy Shrimp.

 
Closeup.

 
The order of three tacos comes with rice and either black beans or pinto and bacon beans.

 
I liked everything very much, although the rice is pretty nondescript and the beans have good flavor but aren't too exciting.
 
I think it will be a good stop.
 
 
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/23 16:45:40 (permalink)
Like skim milk, guacamole is a vile abomination that should be eliminated from the face of the Earth!!
 
The chorizo taco sounds interesting...have you had it before?  And for those of us who like our tacos with just meat and sauce,  can they be ordered without the vegetation?
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/23 16:59:46 (permalink)
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Like skim milk, guacamole is a vile abomination that should be eliminated from the face of the Earth!!
Not sure what to say about that.
 
The chorizo taco sounds interesting...have you had it before?  And for those of us who like our tacos with just meat and sauce,  can they be ordered without the vegetation?

I don’t know. Probably, because they must make everything to order.
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/23 23:01:43 (permalink)
My second bit of research for Evanston Day today was a place I've been thinking of adding to my tentative schedule, Frio Gelato. I was considering it for a bit of a palate cleanser, after the first three (official) stops. I hadn't had any for several years, since they moved into their new, larger space. I liked it fine, good flavor, and there are lots of flavors to try. I don't like it nearly as much as Graeter's. 
 

 
These are the sorbet flavors.

 

 
These are the dairy based flavors.

 

 

 
My small, two flavor cup, with strawberry and chocolate chip streaked with milk caramel.

 
 
 
 
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/24 09:18:44 (permalink)
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My second bit of research for Evanston Day today was a place I've been thinking of adding to my tentative schedule, Frio Gelato. I was considering it for a bit of a palate cleanser, after the first three (official) stops. I hadn't had any for several years, since they moved into their new, larger space. I liked it fine, good flavor, and there are lots of flavors to try. I don't like it nearly as much as Graeter's. 
 

 
These are the sorbet flavors.

 

 
These are the dairy based flavors.

 

 

 
My small, two flavor cup, with strawberry and chocolate chip streaked with milk caramel.

 
 
 
 




Appreciate your attention to detail and your continued research...something our younger Roadfooders could learn from!  
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/24 11:31:22 (permalink)
I recommend some of my old haunts: Fannie's for spaghetti, the Inferno for Pizza, Fritz's That's It for a burger, and Sam & Hy's for a corned beef sandwich. Unfortunately, they're all gone. However, I must have a triple cheeseburger at Bill's Drive-In, a smashed cheeseburger with a malt at Edzo's, Poochie's for a char cheddar Polish with grilled onions and a Green River, before I depart the Evanston community that day.
 
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/24 12:01:25 (permalink)
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I recommend some of my old haunts: Fannie's for spaghetti, the Inferno for Pizza, Fritz's That's It for a burger, and Sam & Hy's for a corned beef sandwich. Unfortunately, they're all gone. However, I must have a triple cheeseburger at Bill's Drive-In, a smashed cheeseburger with a malt at Edzo's, Poochie's for a char cheddar Polish with grilled onions and a Green River, before I depart the Evanston community that day.
 
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I remember Fannie's, the Inferno (not fondly, because I ordered my first deep dish pizza there, alone in my dorm room during some holiday I couldn't afford to go back to Miami during, and made a horrible mistake with pineapple and Canadian bacon), and Fritz (very fondly). I also remember very fondly going to Sam and Hy's (in Skokie) many, many, many times. I remember being there when Walter Mondale's son came in campaigning for his father. I also remember Ashkenaz Deli on Morse ave. I lived two or three blocks away from there for a couple of years when I was playing with the Lyric Opera, and about a block farther away my first year in the CSO.


Edzo's is the third (official) stop of the Evanston Day Crawl. Maybe Poochie's should be the last stop before Graeter's, instead of Malnati's. It might seem more Roadfoody.
 
Comments?
 
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/24 16:15:28 (permalink)
Yes to Poochies!  And typically, as I am rumored to vote for 100's, that would be 101 votes for Poochies!  
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/26 09:12:43 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ChiTownDiner 2018/06/26 13:35:29
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Yes to Poochies!  And typically, as I am rumored to vote for 100's, that would be 101 votes for Poochies!  


A char cheddar Polish without cheese, is like a kiss without a squeeze!
 
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/26 11:37:49 (permalink)
If you guys want pizza, is the place across the street from Bennison's still open? They were very nice to us when I had to use their facilities and their pies looked great coming out of the oven.
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/26 12:14:16 (permalink)
I think s_d is referring to Gigio's Pizzeria.  They claim to be "Evanston's Oldest Pizzeria", although maybe they should say "Evanston's Oldest Pizzeria Still In Business."  With a founding date of 1968, that puts them at least five years behind Burt Katz's first operation, The inferno, which started in 1962-63 (not 100% sure).
 
Details aside, what's the story there David?  Ever been?  Any opinions?  Maybe worth investigating before July 29th?
 
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/26 13:36:06 (permalink)
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Yes to Poochies!  And typically, as I am rumored to vote for 100's, that would be 101 votes for Poochies!  


A char cheddar Polish without cheese, is like a kiss without a squeeze!
 
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Mark - we shared one at our first meeting...and it has been love ever since - Gregg
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/26 22:39:10 (permalink)
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I think s_d is referring to Gigio's Pizzeria.  They claim to be "Evanston's Oldest Pizzeria", although maybe they should say "Evanston's Oldest Pizzeria Still In Business."  With a founding date of 1968, that puts them at least five years behind Burt Katz's first operation, The inferno, which started in 1962-63 (not 100% sure).
 
Details aside, what's the story there David?  Ever been?  Any opinions?  Maybe worth investigating before July 29th?
 
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I've been going to Gigio's for over 40 years. It can be a bit inconsistent. When it's at it's best its very good. I'm not sure if I would compare it to Malnati's (thin crust) or even Pizza y Pan Pa'Ya, which I really liked. I have generally only gone for slices, which are pre-cooked, and then reheated when ordered. If they've been sitting around for awhile, they can be a bit.......stiff. If the group wanted to try it, since it is an actual Evanston original, it might be best to order a whole pizza, which would then be prepared fresh. It's down the block and across the street from Taco Diablo/Lulu's (and as stricken_detective mentioned, across the street from Bennison's Bakery. Maybe we could fit that in too? 
 
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/27 01:49:39 (permalink)
Nah, don't overbook your day.  You've got a good balance, and an achievable quantity of stops.  If you'd raved about them I'd say go for it, but your mixed response says it all.  Save Gigio's for another tour.
 
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/27 13:30:44 (permalink)
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Nah, don't overbook your day.  You've got a good balance, and an achievable quantity of stops.  If you'd raved about them I'd say go for it, but your mixed response says it all.  Save Gigio's for another tour.
 
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I agree. 
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/27 15:24:40 (permalink)
 
When I was at Northwestern, I adored the Inferno, though most of my friends couldn't stand it.  It was the first thick crust pizza I ever had.  They papered the campus with flyers, and always gave you coupons with delivery.  I invariably ordered their mushroom pizza with thick crust.  The crust was unique.  I miss it.
 
Fanny's was a special-occasion place.  Unless I went with my parents (if they were in town to drop me off or pick me up at the end of the year), my friends and I would be consigned to the upstairs room, I guess on the supposition that we would be rowdy.  I loved their fried chicken and fettuccine alfredo.  I remember Fanny's always had a small ad in Gourmet magazine, to which my parents subscribed, so I was excited to try the place.
 
Found this recipe online:  http://old.lostrecipesfou...vanston-fried-chicken/
 
I also loved Michelini’s.  The Italian food was OK -- for me, the big draw was that I could get spaghetti with butter and side of grated cheese, which I frequently had at home growing up -- but my favorite was their broiled halibut, which was served with peas and potatoes.
 
 
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Re: A Roadfood Day Crawl in Evanston? 2018/06/29 16:13:37 (permalink)
A bit more research for Evanston Day.
 
I went to Al's Deli today, a place opened in the 1940s, not for one of their interesting looking sandwiches, but for the cookies which seem to be so popular. I've had people tell me that their sugar cookies are the best cookies there are. They have four types of cookies, sugar, Belgian chocolate, oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip. The sugar and chocolate cookies come with a thick layer of buttercream frosting. They really are wonderful. The oatmeal and chocolate chip, well, I thought they didn't have enough texture, were very soft and pretty much falling apart in my hands. It could be because it was pretty hot in the store, the two cookies with the frosting were in a cooler behind the counter, and the other two were in the back, not in a cooler. Both of those got better after a while in my refrigerator. We could possibly stop in for a cookie or two after Lulu's, before the Chicken Shack. Just a thought. I guess if anyone wanted a palate cleanser before the chicken they could get a smoked salmon and brie sandwich.
 

 

 
I don't think so.

 
Menu board.

 
I think the father of the current owners was a real fan of the Chicago Symphony, and someone must have gotten Sir Georg to sign this poster. Ah, the good old days.

 
Sugar cookie.

 
Belgian chocolate cookie.

 
Oatmeal raisin cookie.

 
Chocolate chip cookie.

 
Al's Deli
914 Noyes Street
Evanston
http://alsdeli.net
 
 
 
 
 
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