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Re: Contingent spontaneous/casual/unthemed events 2019/05/09 15:25:52 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby JRPfeff 2019/05/09 19:28:07
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I really don't have any brat suggestions south of Sheboygan.
That was a really dumb statement. We received an offer from ScreamingChicken to join his tailgate party at Miller Park, bratwurst will almost certainly be on his menu. You really cannot get more Wisconsin, than that.

Just get me a head count by Friday the 24th so I know how many grills to bring.  I'll supply the brats if others bring chips, dip, salsa, potato salad, etc.  BYOB & BYOLC.
 
Oh, and it's $20/car to get into the lot.
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Re: Contingent spontaneous/casual/unthemed events 2019/05/09 15:31:14 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby nagle 2019/05/09 18:22:12
Could be fun.  But with just one day in Milwaukee for our guests, it could cut into all the other places they might want to visit.  I'll leave it up to them and let you know.
 
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Re: Contingent spontaneous/casual/unthemed events 2019/05/09 18:22:57 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby JRPfeff 2019/05/09 19:27:49
We’re in! Thank you for the invite. We are looking forward to it.
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Re: Contingent spontaneous/casual/unthemed events 2019/05/09 19:23:49 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby JRPfeff 2019/05/09 19:27:54
Roadhouses are in for six, including two foreigners who think we're going to a hockey game (match?).
 
So, a few questions from a novice tailgater:
 
1. What time should we be there?
2. Can we get into the parking lot without game tickets?
3. Are you able to block off a group of parking spaces, or do we park randomly and seek you out?
4. Once the game starts, is it an easy out of the lot, so we can go do other stuff?
 
Just a possible rundown for the day:
 
McBob's for Breakfast
Tailgating at Miller Park
Possible afternoon stops at Glorioso's, Nite Owl, Sobelman's, Speed Queen, Iron Grate and/or Stolley's (keep in mind, as good as Stolley's is, there's no Fish Fry on Sunday).  Other suggestions are welcome.
Finish the day with Pizza at Maria's and Kopp's Custard.
 
Specifically for ScreamingChicken: Is there a limit as to how many you can accommodate for this extravaganza?  Mrs. Roadhouse is thinking about posting this to The Contingent's FB page for those who no longer closely follow Roadfood.  I don't want to put you in an awkward spot, so if this will be too much, please say so.
 
Of course, all are welcome to join us at all other stops during the day.
 
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Re: Contingent spontaneous/casual/unthemed events 2019/05/09 19:35:54 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby BuddyRoadhouse 2019/05/09 19:58:50
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So, a few questions from a novice tailgater:
 
1. What time should we be there?
2. Can we get into the parking lot without game tickets?
3. Are you able to block off a group of parking spaces, or do we park randomly and seek you out?
4. Once the game starts, is it an easy out of the lot, so we can go do other stuff?
 

Here's an attempt at the answers.
 
1. About the time Brad removes the brats from the grill.
2. Yes, just pay for parking. Alternatively, I think you can Uber into the parking lot.
3. Nope, we will be scattered everywhere and have to seek out the Chicken.
4. Leaving should not be a problem.
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Re: Contingent spontaneous/casual/unthemed events 2019/05/09 20:00:03 (permalink)
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So, a few questions from a novice tailgater:
 
1. What time should we be there?
 

Here's an attempt at the answers.
 
1. About the time Brad removes the brats from the grill.


And what time will that be?
 
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Re: Contingent spontaneous/casual/unthemed events 2019/05/10 09:28:49 (permalink)
Some logistics to consider before we get too far into this:
 
It will probably be difficult to *leave* the parking lot before the game starts because most cars get blocked in by the tailgating activities, which involve grills, tables, chairs, coolers, pop-up canopies, cornhole boards, etc.  And no, you can't just park wherever you want - you follow the directions of the parking personnel or risk their wrath.  It might be better to find street parking on Bluemound or one of the side streets (but many don't allow parking on game days), or in the $5 lot at the church on the north side of Bluemound just east of Hawley and walk to the lot (no charge to enter on foot).
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Re: Contingent spontaneous/casual/unthemed events 2019/05/10 10:38:44 (permalink)
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Some logistics to consider before we get too far into this:
 
It will probably be difficult to *leave* the parking lot before the game starts because most cars get blocked in by the tailgating activities, which involve grills, tables, chairs, coolers, pop-up canopies, cornhole boards, etc.  And no, you can't just park wherever you want - you follow the directions of the parking personnel or risk their wrath.  It might be better to find street parking on Bluemound or one of the side streets (but many don't allow parking on game days), or in the $5 lot at the church on the north side of Bluemound just east of Hawley and walk to the lot (no charge to enter on foot).


It seems like you are trying to keep those from across the border away from your tailgate event. So when did you develop this aversion to Illinoisans?
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Re: Contingent spontaneous/casual/unthemed events 2019/05/10 10:59:08 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby JRPfeff 2019/05/10 11:17:04
Brad, what lot will you be parked in? It all depends on this.
 
Uber/Lyft will definitely be the way to go for those not attending the game, depending on what lot you're going to . The drop off is on the southeast side of the stadium, across the sidewalk from the Sausage Haus/Miller preferred lot, so that's about a 3 minute walk. The Uecker/Yount lots are to the  right, a 5 or 10 minute walk depending.
 
If Brad's parked in the Brewers/Braves lots off Bluemound that's quite a hoof from the rideshare drop off and you're better off parking on or near Bluemound and walking in that way.
 
Once the game starts there are still 1000s of people tailgating and exiting the parking lot via car won't be quick and easy.
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Re: Contingent spontaneous/casual/unthemed events 2019/05/10 11:14:17 (permalink)
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It seems like you are trying to keep those from across the border away from your tailgate event. So when did you develop this aversion to Illinoisans?

This is actually a courtesy to those from north of the border.  If the attendees were all from the south I'd tell them nothing and then laugh hysterically when they realized they were going to be stuck until 1:30 or later.
 
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If Brad's parked in the Brewers/Braves lots off Bluemound that's quite a hoof from the rideshare drop off and you're better off parking on or near Bluemound and walking in that way.

We use the Molitor Lot off of Bluemound and Yount Drive, bordered to the south and east by 94 and 175.  And close to Story Hill BKC, too.
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Re: Contingent spontaneous/casual/unthemed events 2019/05/10 11:19:19 (permalink)
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If Brad's parked in the Brewers/Braves lots off Bluemound that's quite a hoof from the rideshare drop off and you're better off parking on or near Bluemound and walking in that way.

We use the Molitor Lot off of Bluemound and Yount Drive, bordered to the south and east by 94 and 175.  And close to Story Hill BKC, too.


Is that near Antetokounmpo Alley?
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Re: Contingent spontaneous/casual/unthemed events 2019/05/10 11:33:56 (permalink)
OK, then the easiest access on foot to the Molitor Lot is to park at or in the vicinity of the church lot near Hawley and Bluemound as you said earlier. You’re looking at about a one mile walk each way, 20 minutes or so.
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Re: Contingent spontaneous/casual/unthemed events 2019/05/10 11:42:06 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ChiTownDiner 2019/05/14 07:12:40
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OK, then the easiest access on foot to the Molitor Lot is to park at or in the vicinity of the church lot near Hawley and Bluemound as you said earlier. You’re looking at about a one mile walk each way, 20 minutes or so.

That rules out attendance by #FitnessProfessionals.
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Re: Contingent spontaneous/casual/unthemed events 2019/05/10 14:30:08 (permalink)
We'll probably do our shopping for chips, guac, etc. at Cermak's just down the road.  We can leave our cars in their lot and ride-share (gotta check with abe_froeman to make sure she has an Uber or Lyft app) to Yount Drive, as close as possible to ChickenBoy's tailgate, then just walk into the lot.  Same for getting back to our cars later.
 
Worst case scenario, we drive up as close as possible to the Molitor lot, drop off our passengers, then only one or two people need to find outside parking and walk back.
 
Any reason either of those options won't work?
 
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Re: Contingent spontaneous/casual/unthemed events 2019/05/10 15:51:20 (permalink)
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We'll probably do our shopping for chips, guac, etc. at Cermak's just down the road.  We can leave our cars in their lot and ride-share (gotta check with abe_froeman to make sure she has an Uber or Lyft app) to Yount Drive, as close as possible to ChickenBoy's tailgate, then just walk into the lot.  Same for getting back to our cars later.
 
Worst case scenario, we drive up as close as possible to the Molitor lot, drop off our passengers, then only one or two people need to find outside parking and walk back.
 
Any reason either of those options won't work?
 
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Best and 2nd best options IMO.
I think I'm free that day and could probably provide shuttle assistance for the first leg of the trip.
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Re: Contingent spontaneous/casual/unthemed events 2019/05/10 16:09:48 (permalink)
Very kind of you, Gyp.  I'll pick up a couple extra cold ones for your tip.  Just specify brand and variety.
 
Also, abe_froeman has a Lyft app, but not sure if it works.  If so, we'll have multiple options.  Just need FlamingChicken to confirm a start time and we can coordinate.
 
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Re: Contingent spontaneous/casual/unthemed events 2019/05/10 16:13:37 (permalink)
Jeff,
 
Are you game for McBob's before the tailgate? The timing may be about right.
 
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Re: Contingent spontaneous/casual/unthemed events 2019/05/10 16:28:59 (permalink)
Jim,
McBob's is definitely part of the pre-tailgate plan.  Once ScreamingChicken gives us a firm start time, we can back time it from there, and figure out how many in our party (Gyp?).  Need to leave time to get to Cermak's, grab some victuals and liquid refreshment, then shuttle/Uber/Lyft over to the Molitor Lot.
 
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Re: Contingent spontaneous/casual/unthemed events 2019/05/10 16:46:11 (permalink)
I have to take a look at the itinerary here.
Cermak is only about two miles from my house so that works well.
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Re: Contingent spontaneous/casual/unthemed events 2019/05/11 08:34:03 (permalink)
The lot will open at 10:10 that morning (3 hours before game time) and we'll be one of the first cars in line, so 10:45 would be a good time to get there.
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Re: Contingent spontaneous/casual/unthemed events 2019/05/11 12:14:04 (permalink)
10:45 is very doable. Moreso if beer & groceries are purchased before McBob's.

Want some corned beef at the tailgate Brad?
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Re: Contingent casual/unthemed events 2019/05/12 22:07:25 (permalink)
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Throwing this out there with plenty of lead time...
 
Anybody up for dinner in the Milwaukee area on Saturday, June 8?  Mrs. C and I are going to the Brewers game that day and since it starts at 3:10 we'll be ready for some chow once the game's over, and Bluemound Road west from Miller Park certainly offers a lot of options.  I'm definitely interested in checking out Maxie's sometime.




Any further plans on this outing?
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Re: Contingent casual/unthemed events 2019/05/13 11:25:44 (permalink)
is all of the planning for the 24-26 on this thread? 
We have a bubble run the morning of the 25th (and will probably hotel it the night before)
but I think we'll be done fairly early-mid-day on the 25th,
and might be able to join up somewhere...
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Re: Contingent casual/unthemed events 2019/05/13 12:58:35 (permalink)
I will try to stop in at McBob's depending on the meet time.
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Re: Contingent casual/unthemed events 2019/05/13 15:04:17 (permalink)
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is all of the planning for the 24-26 on this thread? 
We have a bubble run the morning of the 25th (and will probably hotel it the night before)
but I think we'll be done fairly early-mid-day on the 25th,
and might be able to join up somewhere...
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ScreamingChicken and I have asked the mods to split this conversation off into its own thread.  The thread's title refers to "spontaneous/casual/unthemed events".  Clearly the amount of planning and discussion involved for this gathering disqualifies it from any of those descriptors.
 
If they accomplish the split, further discussion will be handled there.  Otherwise, this is the place where you'll find the answers to all of life's most important questions, like, "What time will we visit Ed's Potsticker House, and is the Garlic Eggplant still on the menu?"
 
Answers: TBD and yes.
 
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Re: Contingent casual/unthemed events 2019/05/13 17:41:49 (permalink)
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Clearly the amount of planning and discussion involved for this gathering disqualifies it from any of those descriptors.

I'm pretty sure that by the time it's all said and done, we're going to be in Minneapolis.
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Re: Contingent casual/unthemed events 2019/05/13 19:56:14 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby JRPfeff 2019/05/13 22:26:59
No Brats allowed at Target Field, just Lutefisk and Hotdish.  And Camel Burgers.
 
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Re: Contingent casual/unthemed events 2019/05/15 16:41:16 (permalink)
We love Ed's potsticker house :)
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Re: Contingent casual/unthemed events 2019/05/18 16:52:18 (permalink)
Some new developments for our Canadian Friendship Weekend in general, and for our visit to Milwaukee in particular.
 
Starting with the Milwaukee stuff, I've got a firm(ish) schedule for Sunday the 26th:
 
10:45am-ScreamingChicken's tailgate at Miller Park
Noon-McBob's
1:15pm-Sobelman's
2:00pm-Pabst Mansion Tour (Chosen by our guests from a looong list of non-eating options)
3:30pm-Glorioso's
4:30pm-Chilango Express or Jalapeno Loco (maybe both if we get ahead of schedule)
5:30pm-Maria's
7:30pm-Kopp's (on Layton)
 
After that we'll either be exhausted and go home, or still kickin' and go for a nightcap at Kochanski's Concertina Beer Hall.
 
Friday and Saturday in Chicago are shaping up as more or less North Side/South Side Tours.
 
North Side options, so far, include:
Sunset Pho (Vietnamese/Serb Fusion)
Nottoli Italian Foods (neighborhood family grocery serving Italian Beefs and Subs)
Pizza y Pan Pa' Ya (Colombian Pizza, Street Foods, and Pastries)
Charcoal Flame (Authentic Greek PORK Gyros in north suburban Morton Grove)
La Unica Food Mart (Cuban Sandwiches, etc. in a grcoery store)
 
South Side picks, so far:
Carnitas Uruapan Restaurant (Carnitas, duh)
Ed's Potsticker House (Smoked Pork Belly Pancakes and Garlic Eggplant)
Lawrence's Fish and Shrimp (Fried Seafood with maybe a side trip to Chinatown for Chinese bakeries)
Freddy's Pizza (Italian Deli stuff, Gelato, Italian Ice)
Ricobene’s (Breaded Steak Sandwiches)
 
AND...we have a special opportunity for a very special dinner.  But first a quick backstory...
 
We have brand new next door neighbors; a lovely young couple, Tony & Melena.  Turns out, he's the in-house butcher at Girl and the Goat!  See, told ya it was quick.
 
Anyway, he's offered us an instant reservation anytime we want.  This is not a comped meal, mind you, but still a generous offer for one of Chicago's best, and best known restaurants, with a reservation waiting list three months long.  Not sure which night we'll visit GatG.  I thought I'd gauge interest here first before settling on a day.
 
I'd like to make the reservation ASAP, so please let me know if this is of interest, even if you won't join us for the rest of the tour.  This would likely happen at the end of either day after we've visited all the other stops.
 
Hope to see everyone somewhere, sometime next weekend.
 
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Re: Contingent casual/unthemed events 2019/05/18 18:51:57 (permalink)
Jeff,
 
I don't think in & out of Miller Park and over to McBob's can happen in 1:15. Especially once we get a taste of the bratwurst prepared by the ScreamingChicken.
 
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