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2015/02/05 14:54:43 (permalink)

Is Burt's worth a special trip?

My wife and I are going to the hockey game at Soldier Field on Saturday, and we were thinking about stopping at Burt's on the way back to where we're staying in the west suburbs. Is it worth going out of our way to hit Burt's, and if so, how far in advance should we call in our order (I've heard 24 hours or more).
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Re: Is Burt's worth a special trip? 2015/02/05 15:27:50 (permalink)
Yes.

Now.
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Re: Is Burt's worth a special trip? 2015/02/05 15:28:54 (permalink)
I'm ever so slightly biased here, but I'd say, "Yes."
 
As for calling ahead, you're correct, you need to place your full food order ahead of time, which acts as a reservation.  Say you place your order for 7pm on Saturday.  You'd show up no later than 6:45, get your drinks/salad/apps immediately, and your pizza will be on the table at 7pm sharp.
 
You're also correct about how far in advance you need to call, especially for a weekend.  In fact, you should be calling in your Saturday order today ((847) 965-7997).  I'll actually be there today starting around 3:30p, so you'll either be talking to Burt or me when you call.  I'll also be there Saturday night to take care of you if this comes to pass.  It'll be good to see you again.
 
Finally, I Googled Soldier Field Hockey to get more info on the event.  I don't think anyone who lives here even knows hockey is being played at Soldier Field Saturday.  Either I haven't been paying attention, or it hasn't been widely covered by the media.  Anyway, you don't say which game you're going to.  If it's the early game (Miami vs. Western Michigan at 3pm), you can probably make a reservation for 8pm.  Assuming the game doesn't go past 6p, that will give you time to get to your car and drive north to Burt's by 7:45p.
 
If you're going to the late game (Michigan State vs. Michigan at 7p), you should think about visiting Burt's right when we open at 4:30p, then heading into the city.  Burt closes promptly at 10p, so there's no way you'd get there after the second match.
 
Bonk, Hope we'll see you this weekend.  Don't freeze yer butt off at Soldier Field.
 
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Re: Is Burt's worth a special trip? 2015/03/17 01:53:25 (permalink)
Belated thanks for the tips, and it was great to see you again Buddy! So glad we made the trip.

Here's a look at the pie...makes me hungry just thinking about it.

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Re: Is Burt's worth a special trip? 2015/03/17 02:08:41 (permalink)
It does look pretty good, doesn't it?  It was a pleasure having you and your wife join us that evening.  Glad you enjoyed the experience.
 
Hope you're having a lovely spring in Cincinnati, and considering a return trip here for the CSD/Italian Beef Crawl in May.
 
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Re: Is Burt's worth a special trip? 2015/03/17 09:11:34 (permalink)
If it turns out that our Roadfood group for the Crawl in May is too large to get into Burt's, MH and I will do it on our own because I have to see what all the fuss is about!  It would be like going to Santa Fe and not going to Santa Fe Bite!!!
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Re: Is Burt's worth a special trip? 2015/03/17 10:06:16 (permalink)
Lisa, I was thinking the same thing. If we all make separate reservations on Friday or Saturday is Burt gonna toss us out?
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Re: Is Burt's worth a special trip? 2015/03/17 10:07:22 (permalink)
p.s. Be sure to get the Green Chile Cheese Pizza.
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Re: Is Burt's worth a special trip? 2015/03/17 10:38:09 (permalink)
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p.s. Be sure to get the Green Chile Cheese Pizza.

Is that the topping or does Burt put it inside the crust like all the high-end pizza places do these days?
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Re: Is Burt's worth a special trip? 2015/03/17 13:50:58 (permalink)
Our Crawl numbers continue to grow, with several Milwaukeans yet to respond.  If we keep going at this rate, we should have enough for a private party on Sunday before everyone leaves town.
 
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Re: Is Burt's worth a special trip? 2015/03/17 14:50:20 (permalink)
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Our Crawl numbers continue to grow, with several Milwaukeans yet to respond.  If we keep going at this rate, we should have enough for a private party on Sunday before everyone leaves town.
 
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AWESOME!! 
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Re: Is Burt's worth a special trip? 2015/03/17 15:05:03 (permalink)
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Our Crawl numbers continue to grow, with several Milwaukeans yet to respond.  If we keep going at this rate, we should have enough for a private party on Sunday before everyone leaves town.
 
Buddy

That still leaves time for Friday and Saturday night reservations.
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Re: Is Burt's worth a special trip? 2015/03/17 19:01:02 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby joerogo 2015/03/18 19:55:14
If you're still hungry for Burt's after Friday and Saturday's lineup, ChiTownDiner and I haven't done our jobs.
 
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