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2016/09/15 20:24:24 (permalink)

Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 16th

Hello Folks,
 
Most of you contingent members probably already received a PM from Brad, but I thought starting a thread would make discussing ideas a bit easier.  First, let's talk the dates.  The ScreamingChicken himself mentioned wanting to this on a sunny Sunday in October, so I am running with that.  Obviously October 2nd is out because of the taqueria crawl and I thought that October 30th could be crowded due to it being so close to Halloween.  Therefore, we have the three dates listed in the title as our options.
 
Next, the location.  Brad once again came through and found two places in Richmond, IL that look promising from a Roadfood standpoint:
 
Dog N Suds Drive-In and Reds Steak and BBQ.
 
I also found a place that could be our opening act at breakfast time: Sweet Angeline's Bake Shop.
 
There are also some orchards in the area with decent reviews that we can visit to walk, admire the fall colors, and rebuild our appetites.  If we still want more to eat, we can hit the restaurant that all of you didn't visit during this past July's Kenosha visit.  I can't remember whether all of you went to Fitzgerald's or the Fire Pitt.  Regardless, we can go to the one no one has been to for dinner. 
 
What does everyone think?  Do we need a doodle poll?  Let me know. 
 
It would be awesome to see everyone again considering how much fun we had together at the Elegant Farmer last October.
 
Danny
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
post edited by ChiBears15 - 2016/10/07 07:56:02
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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/09/15 20:51:09 (permalink)
Sounds fun.......didn't get a pm from Brad.....
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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/09/15 21:01:29 (permalink)
Will that conflict with any Cubs playoff or series games?
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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/09/15 21:24:13 (permalink)
Jim,
 
It will most likely conflict with baseball.  I can't imagine the MLB not showing a playoff game on a Sunday, but we can always start this gathering earlier so you guys would be home in time for the night game. 
 
Also, anyone please feel free to add your ideas to this.  My intro was just a starting point.  I am open to adding/removing places. 
 
Thanks,
Danny
 
 
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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/09/15 22:19:29 (permalink)
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Sounds fun.......didn't get a pm from Brad.....

My apologies, Ann.  That was an unintended oversight on my part.
 
The 9th is definitely out for me (I'll be missing the Taqueria Tour as well) but the 16th and 23rd are open AFAIK at this point.  In keeping with the theme of Gus's/Elegant Farmer last year I think a quick lunch followed by some kind of autumn-related activity sounds like a good idea.
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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/09/15 22:30:41 (permalink)
Any of those Sundays works for us. Just need to make a decision soon, as I need to turn in my October availability schedule for work.  In fact it should have been turned in today.  Any possibility we can nail it down by tomorrow afternoon?
 
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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/09/15 22:49:35 (permalink)
Jeff,
 
I am free any of these Sundays.  Go ahead and make the pick.  Whatever works for best for you.  I would advise we don't pick the 9th since one of the founding fathers (ScreamingChicken) of this event won't be able to attend...
 
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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/09/16 08:19:34 (permalink)
Hey, if the 9th works best for everybody else then go for it...Richmond's not so far away that it's an expedition for me to visit on my own.
 
There's also the issue of the fall supper club/fish fry dinner, which had been proposed for Copper Dock in Hubertus to see the fall colors on Friess Lake.  If Richmond becomes the fall activity then Copper Dock could be replaced by something less seasonal.
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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/09/16 09:20:44 (permalink)
ann peeples
Sounds fun.......didn't get a pm from Brad.....


Me neither Ann.
 
But, I did see this guy in NEPA!

post edited by joerogo - 2016/09/16 12:00:05
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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/09/16 14:04:52 (permalink)
Well, if it's up to me, I'll pick Sunday the 16th.  Not because ChickenBoy can't make it on the 9th, but because it'll give us a couple weeks break from seeing each other after the Taqueria Tour on the 2nd.
 
We can still schedule a Supper Club/Fish Fry date for later in the month, or even hold over into November or early December.
 
Any dissenters?
Buddy
 
P.S. Who was on the original PM mailing list?  Do we need to make a second effort in contacting group members?  Or maybe a general announcement on the Facebook (ugh) page?
 
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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/09/16 15:45:03 (permalink)
Might as well do the FB thing.  I'm pretty sure Ann was the only person I missed but better safe than sorry.
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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/09/16 21:44:30 (permalink)
Do you people not watch football? Sundays in October?
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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/09/17 00:06:16 (permalink)
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Do you people not watch football? Sundays in October?

The guy who remembers Marconi inventing radio is telling people to watch TV.
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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/09/17 11:20:00 (permalink)
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Do you people not watch football? Sundays in October?

The guy who remembers Marconi inventing radio is telling people to watch TV.


Actually, I don't remember that. There are likely two reasons why. For one thing, Marconi didn't invent radio, and for another at the time Marconi was transmitting radio waves I was on a four year Amazon River exploration, so I didn't even hear about it till I returned to civilization in time to invent pizza in Gary, Indiana.
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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/09/17 13:43:51 (permalink)
And for that, we are forever indebted to you.  Especially considering the sacrifice and hardship you must have experienced living in Gary.
 
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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/09/17 14:14:46 (permalink)
Well, Gary wasn't a long haul to Michigan City and some terrific Lake Michigan fishing.
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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/10/03 09:21:48 (permalink)
We drove through Richmond last night on the way to Elkhorn. Looks like a lot of good choices. We spotted a chocolate shop in town.
post edited by JRPfeff - 2016/10/03 09:34:39
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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/10/03 10:17:12 (permalink)
Did you detour into Genoa City to wrap up the day with a visit to Pancho's?
 
We went through Richmond in the opposite direction about 1pm yesterday.  If we'd had more time we would've stopped at Dog 'n' Suds for a couple of root beers.
 
McHenry County traffic is absolutely wretched on Sundays.  I vote for the 23rd as that'll give me an extra week to get the rocket launcher mounted on the car.
post edited by ScreamingChicken - 2016/10/03 11:42:48
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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/10/03 22:43:57 (permalink)
I don't think JRPfeff and the Pie Diva were interested in any more Mexican food after getting stuffed up to the neck with Tacos all day long.
 
So what's the deal with the date?  I've got the 16th on my calendar and we're unavailable on the 23rd.  Is that a serious vote for that date, or did you pick it just to service a punchline?  Have we got a head count yet?  So far We've only got five respondents plus a couple of guys from Ohio and Pennsylvania (you're welcome to join us, BTW).  Time to make a push for attendance folks.
 
Possible addition to the list, Depot Restaurant.  Solid Yelp reviews (FWIW), it's cute as hell, and it's hidden behind a gas station.  What could be better?  Red's Steak & BBQ looks especially interesting now that I see they serve Rotisserie Duck on Sundays after 2pm.  Adding Fitzgerald's, right across the Cheddar Curtain, rounds out the day nicely.
 
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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/10/03 23:42:03 (permalink)
I'm in for the 16th (possibly with Mrs. C) or the 23rd (most likely by myself), whichever works best, and Depot Restaurant certainly looks worthwhile.  But the combination of "cute as hell" and "behind a gas station" might cause some people to have uncomfortable penicillin- or sulfonamide-related memories...
 
If you're hankering for duck at Red's that makes Fitzgerald's a wrapup dinner that probably runs past 5pm, which isn't my favorite for a Sunday as my work week starts at 5am Monday and I like some time to wind down the night before.  At least the drive home would be in the opposite direction, though.
post edited by ScreamingChicken - 2016/10/04 07:55:57
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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/10/04 08:38:16 (permalink)
Given that the visit to Gus's last year was part of a trip to Elegant Farmer for some, here are some autumn-themed,  Richmond-area attractions:
 
Google Map
Patyk Farms
Harvest Time Orchards
Richardson Farm (home of the world's largest corn maze)
post edited by ScreamingChicken - 2016/10/04 08:40:14
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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/10/06 00:05:09 (permalink)
The MilwFoodlovers & I have tickets for a Polish Soup Festival in Milwaukee on the 16th so we wouldn't be able to make that date.
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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/10/07 08:04:16 (permalink)
Hello Folks,
 
I've updated the title of this thread to reflect the agreed upon date of October 16th. 
 
Here is the itinerary so far. I haven't decided the hours yet, but I was thinking an 11:00 AM start.  Let me know what you think.
 
Dog N Suds Drive-In
 
Depot Restaurant (We can go straight here after Dog N Suds if we eat light).
 
Harvest Time Orchards (They have a cider barn, donut shop, smokehouse, and brats).
 
Reds Steakhouse
 
Fitzgeralds...  I guess we can make this an optional stop.  We may be very full after Reds.
 
Who is in? 
 
 
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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/10/07 08:13:04 (permalink)
As of right now I'm in, although we have inventory this weekend and next here at work so it's remotely possible I might have to bail at the last minute.
 
For an earlier start (I'd be OK with 9:30 or 10) we could have breakfast at Depot and make Dog N Suds the second stop, but I'm OK with 11am if it's better for everyone else.
 
No interest in the corn maze?
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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/10/07 08:22:21 (permalink)
Hi Brad,
 
I looked into the corn maze.  I really wanted to do it, but I saw too many pictures of kids running around the maze.  It could be crowded.  However, I am in if the group goes.
 
Breakfast at the Depot sounds good.  Again, deferring to you and Jeff on the specifics of this itinerary.
 
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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/10/07 08:31:47 (permalink)
Danny,

Count us in (2). Likely leave early again.

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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/10/07 08:45:01 (permalink)
Excellent news, Jim!  See you on the 16th.
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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/10/07 14:33:04 (permalink)
We're in for two.  Our start time will be 11am. The rest of the group is welcome to to get going earlier, if they choose, and we'll catch up.
 
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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/10/09 13:25:19 (permalink)
A timely article on Richmond showed up in today's Tribune Travel Section (a slightly revised version appeared online a couple of weeks ago).  It looks like there will be no shortage of things to do while we're in town.  A bigger worry may be, will the joint be overrun with tourists by the time we get there?
 
Potential stops in addition to the current itinerary: Anderson's Candy Shop and Panino's Italian Sandwiches & Crab Shack.
 
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Re: Contingent Gathering in Richmond, IL - October 9th, 16th, or 23rd? 2016/10/12 18:00:12 (permalink)
Rats...Lake Geneva Country Meats is closed on Sundays.  Guess I'll have to check it out some other time.
 
I suspect I/we might call it a day after the orchard visit, depending on the time.
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