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Big Jones Soul Food Week in Chicago, January 12-25, 2018.

For the Chicago locals, Big Jones is having their annual Soul Food Week(s), January 12-25.

This is from their newsletter.

http://bigjoneschicago.co...e/soul-food-week-2018/

This is the special lunch menu.
http://bigjoneschicago.co...unch-2018-1.pdf?x22987

This is the special dinner menu.
http://bigjoneschicago.co...Dinner-2018.pdf?x22987

This is the special final family style dinner menu.
http://bigjoneschicago.co...as-with-jerell-horton/

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Re: Big Jones Soul Food Week in Chicago, January 12-25, 2018. 2018/01/11 08:52:18 (permalink)
Those are some good-looking menus...are you eating at least 1 meal there, David?
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Re: Big Jones Soul Food Week in Chicago, January 12-25, 2018. 2018/01/11 09:44:45 (permalink)
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Those are some good-looking menus...are you eating at least 1 meal there, David?


I probably will, although my first thought was to leave town for the two weeks. 
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Re: Big Jones Soul Food Week in Chicago, January 12-25, 2018. 2018/01/11 13:53:07 (permalink)
So when are we going?  I'm tied up on the weekends, but weeknights are clear.  Lunch is a possibility, too.
 
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Re: Big Jones Soul Food Week in Chicago, January 12-25, 2018. 2018/01/11 19:51:10 (permalink)
I'm going to go for lunch tomorrow. I have a reservation for one at 12:30. I have physical therapy about 15 minutes away at 11, and should be done in plenty of time. If you're free, that would be fantastic. If not, we can do it another day. (I'll go again.) I could do it Monday the 15th for lunch (about 1:30) or dinner (anytime). I could also do Wednesday the 17th for dinner.
 
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Re: Big Jones Soul Food Week in Chicago, January 12-25, 2018. 2018/01/12 00:26:01 (permalink)
Next week will be better.  Let's see if we can attract any other Contingent members to the party.
 
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Re: Big Jones Soul Food Week in Chicago, January 12-25, 2018. 2018/01/12 00:38:09 (permalink)
Do you prefer Monday or Wednesday?
 
Anyone else out there? Danny, Gregg? Anyone else in the area? Anyone not in the area that wants to come?
 
 
 
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Re: Big Jones Soul Food Week in Chicago, January 12-25, 2018. 2018/01/12 10:39:14 (permalink)
I'd like to attend but time, distance, and work commitments are in the way.
 
When you go, suggest to the organizers that an event in Garden Prairie would be a good idea.
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Re: Big Jones Soul Food Week in Chicago, January 12-25, 2018. 2018/01/12 14:36:40 (permalink)
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Do you prefer Monday or Wednesday?
 
Anyone else out there? Danny, Gregg? Anyone else in the area? Anyone not in the area that wants to come?

Either day works.  I think dinner will be better if we're trying to attract other Contingencies.
 
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Re: Big Jones Soul Food Week in Chicago, January 12-25, 2018. 2018/01/12 15:29:38 (permalink)
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Do you prefer Monday or Wednesday?
 
Anyone else out there? Danny, Gregg? Anyone else in the area? Anyone not in the area that wants to come?

Either day works.  I think dinner will be better if we're trying to attract other Contingencies.
 
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I can do dinner either Monday or Wednesday. Any time on Monday and 6:00 or later on Wednesday.
 
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Re: Big Jones Soul Food Week in Chicago, January 12-25, 2018. 2018/01/12 15:33:20 (permalink)
Let's shoot for Wednesday dinner.  Details to follow.  Anyone else care to join us?
 
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Re: Big Jones Soul Food Week in Chicago, January 12-25, 2018. 2018/01/12 16:33:18 (permalink)
Here was my lunch today.





Half-order appetizer of pickles. Includes kool-aid pickled cucumber(?), picked pear, pickled okra, two things I don’t remember, but they were more orange than in the picture, pickled corn relish and chow chow. The center dish is sweet cream butter which I think the waitress said was made with sorghum.


The bread served with the pickles.


Gumbo a la Treme, which is similar to their regular gumbo, but with shrimp, and a slightly lighter roux. I loved it.


Biscuits with more butter and blackberry jam.


Voodoo greens, cooked with a ham hock.
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Re: Big Jones Soul Food Week in Chicago, January 12-25, 2018. 2018/01/12 21:45:19 (permalink)
Those greens and that gumbo look righteous! The pickles look pretty good, too, just not enough of them for this pickle lover. Bet that was a good meal!
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Re: Big Jones Soul Food Week in Chicago, January 12-25, 2018. 2018/01/12 23:00:22 (permalink)
Pass that gumbo this way!  Was there much of a crowd?
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Re: Big Jones Soul Food Week in Chicago, January 12-25, 2018. 2018/01/12 23:30:40 (permalink)
I was there fairly early, at about 12:30, so there were still quite a few tables available. It wasn’t full by the time I arrived, but there was a good crowd.
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Re: Big Jones Soul Food Week in Chicago, January 12-25, 2018. 2018/01/13 10:30:39 (permalink)
I may be interested in an evening, weekday meal.  Needs to be 6:30pm of after, please don't change time on my account.  Let me know dates.
 
Also, might have interest in weekend lunch....
 
And am also interested in the Family Style Grand Finale!  Would need a reservation for this one.  
 
Obviously, would only do one or two, not all three.    
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Re: Big Jones Soul Food Week in Chicago, January 12-25, 2018. 2018/01/13 13:10:17 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ChiTownDiner 2018/01/13 16:53:25
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Obviously, would only do one or two, not all three.

Moderators, I believe CTD's account has been hijacked...
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Re: Big Jones Soul Food Week in Chicago, January 12-25, 2018. 2018/01/13 17:15:34 (permalink)
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I may be interested in an evening, weekday meal.  Needs to be 6:30pm of after, please don't change time on my account.  Let me know dates.
 
Also, might have interest in weekend lunch....
 
And am also interested in the Family Style Grand Finale!  Would need a reservation for this one.  
 
Obviously, would only do one or two, not all three.    


Looks like Wednesday at 6:30 will be good for Jeff, and it works for me as well. I should make a reservation, so whenever anyone knows if they want to come, let me know.

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Re: Big Jones Soul Food Week in Chicago, January 12-25, 2018. 2018/01/14 09:09:09 (permalink)
I am in for this Wednesday, January 17th at 6:30pm.  
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Re: Big Jones Soul Food Week in Chicago, January 12-25, 2018. 2018/01/14 10:41:03 (permalink)
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I am in for this Wednesday, January 17th at 6:30pm.  


Great.
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Re: Big Jones Soul Food Week in Chicago, January 12-25, 2018. 2018/01/16 07:36:45 (permalink)
What's the head count looking like?
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Re: Big Jones Soul Food Week in Chicago, January 12-25, 2018. 2018/01/16 08:06:52 (permalink)
Looks like four, you, me, Jeff and Susan. I still have a reservation for six, if there's anyone else out there.
 
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Re: Big Jones Soul Food Week in Chicago, January 12-25, 2018. 2018/01/18 00:00:37 (permalink)
Our great dinner tonight.



Pickle appetizer and accompanying bread with sorghum butter.




Gumbo.


Skillet cornbread.


Crab cake appetizer.


Fried green tomatoes appetizer.


Shrimp and grits.


Mac and cheese appetizer.


Pimiento cheeseburger and ham fat fries.


Pork shoulder sandwich with creamy slaw and voodoo greens.


Bourbon bread pudding.


Buddy and Mrs. Roadhouse.


ChiTownDiner.
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Re: Big Jones Soul Food Week in Chicago, January 12-25, 2018. 2018/01/18 06:28:15 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby nagle 2018/01/20 21:48:50
Great is an understatement!  Thanks for coordinating David and I loved our work on Nashville...should make all but one photographer happy!  
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Re: Big Jones Soul Food Week in Chicago, January 12-25, 2018. 2018/01/18 11:47:06 (permalink)
No one ordered Ox tails?
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Re: Big Jones Soul Food Week in Chicago, January 12-25, 2018. 2018/01/18 13:29:11 (permalink)
It was all we could do to get all the way through what we ordered.  ChiTownDiner even settled for the smaller dessert option of Bourbon Bread Pudding when there was Banana Pudding or Peach Cobbler for four available.  Ox tails would have ruined us.   Okay, some of us.
 
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Re: Big Jones Soul Food Week in Chicago, January 12-25, 2018. 2018/01/18 14:47:27 (permalink)
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ChiTownDiner even settled for the smaller dessert option of Bourbon Bread Pudding when there was Banana Pudding or Peach Cobbler for four available.  

Not sure who exactly you were dining with, but that could not have been the ChiTownDiner!
 
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Re: Big Jones Soul Food Week in Chicago, January 12-25, 2018. 2018/01/19 18:39:57 (permalink)
In all fairness, he was deferring to my dainty appetite and petite proportions.  Any one of those desserts would have been fine with me, but I did express an interest in the Bourbon Bread Pudding, based solely on flavor preference.  I was prepared to bend to the will of the table, but CTD grabbed my casual mention of the Bread Pudding and refused to let go, attempting to make me feel guilty for denying everyone else the pleasure of the other two options.  I didn't take the bait, we got the Bread Pudding, and we all enjoyed it immensely.
 
Although it would have been nice if it was big enough for four people...
 
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