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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/11 07:39:03 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ChiTownDiner 2017/10/11 07:53:03
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Will Jasime respond?

I spoke with her....she thought this trip was over last month!!!  Must be her English to Bangladeshi translator. 
 
I also spoke to Dale.  He thinks he can make Blade Runner 2049.....he only has his vacation schedule booked until 2048.
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/11 07:53:46 (permalink)
What are the parking and carpool options?  It'd be nice if the pre-Sprecher part of the tour could be done on foot but right now the weather forecast doesn't look so great:
 
https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/USWI0730:1:US
 
I'll probably duck out after the Camp Bar stop.
 
EDIT: To answer my own question, there are public parking lots at 72nd & North and 69th & North.  I don't know if they're free, though.
 
http://www.wauwatosa.net/index.aspx?NID=100
post edited by ScreamingChicken - 2017/10/11 09:01:52
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/11 07:53:55 (permalink)
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Can Gregg and I go to Solly's instead of Sprecher's?  It was his idea...




If we do Solly's, three bites in you had better clear a path...
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/11 08:07:08 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ChiTownDiner 2017/10/11 08:39:21
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Will Jasime respond?

I spoke with her....she thought this trip was over last month!!!  Must be her English to Bangladeshi translator. 
 
I also spoke to Dale.  He thinks he can make Blade Runner 2049.....he only has his vacation schedule booked until 2048.




I still hope to be kicking and breathing in 2049 albeit long retired- I did promise my nephews that I plan to make it to their 50th in 2045 and 2048 respectively (however I told my third Nephew there's no guarantee that I'll make his in November 2049)
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/11 08:08:06 (permalink)
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Can Gregg and I go to Solly's instead of Sprecher's?  It was his idea...




If we do Solly's, three bites in you had better clear a path...




Solly's was the one place we clearly avoided during our day in Milwaukee
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/11 10:14:14 (permalink)
Yes, I can confirm that Mr. Maki won't be joining us for the outing, but what our car loses in maki, we gain in Amuse Bouche!

I'm fine with doing the Sprecher's tour, if that's what people want to do, but we did do that a few years ago.  I guess I could use a matching souvenir glass.
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/11 10:23:06 (permalink)
ChiBears1-15 is a Sprechers virgin. This will be a special day for him.
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/11 11:18:04 (permalink)
Sprecher tour head count:
Pie Diva x 2
Roadhouse x 2
Froeman x 1
ChiBear x 1
L'muse Bouche x 1
Gyp x 1

Any more or less?
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/11 11:19:37 (permalink)
ScreamingChicken,

There is loads of free on-street parking on or near North Ave during the day.

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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/11 21:04:30 (permalink)
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D-8 Update.
 
Attendees:
A.M. Only
MFL x 1 
CTD x 2
 
All Day
ChiBears1-15
Gyp
Pie Diva x 2
Buddy x 2
Abe Froeman x 2
L'muse Bouche
CrankyChicken
 
P.M. Only
Iris Arbor ???
Quixote x 2
 
Please post any corrections.
 
 
 




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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/11 23:40:11 (permalink)
After the North Avenue Pig-Out this Saturday, you all will have plenty of info and reactions to add to this list of Wauwatosa restaurants:
https://onmilwaukee.com/dining/articles/wauwatosadiningguide.html
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/12 11:16:27 (permalink)
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Sprecher tour head count:
Pie Diva x 2
Roadhouse x 2
Froeman x 1
ChiBear x 1
L'muse Bouche x 1
Gyp x 1

Any more or less?

 
Just confirming yes, I'm in for the Sprecher tour. Thanks J.  
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/12 12:02:41 (permalink)
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https://onmilwaukee.com/dining/articles/wauwatosadiningguide.html

Nice bit of overreach, putting Story Hill BKC (51st & Bluemound) in 'Tosa.
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/13 10:16:53 (permalink)
Where is the post North Ave Grill morning meeting place then. Is it doughnuts ala trunk?
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/13 10:36:01 (permalink)
Gyp - Valentine's Coffee at 9:30, we'll bring donuts.
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/13 10:37:51 (permalink)
OK thanks, see you then.
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/13 10:49:52 (permalink)
Chuck, we may have space for you to ride with us.
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/13 11:00:02 (permalink)
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ChiBears1-15 is a Sprechers virgin. This will be a special day for him.



Virgins on the left, non-virgins on the right!
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/13 11:15:14 (permalink)
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Chuck, we may have space for you to ride with us.


Great, we can figure it out tomorrow.
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/13 20:19:56 (permalink)
Screw it. I don't feel like writing directions for tomorrow (blame Quixote's bourbon). Give me a call if you get lost (two-six-two-308-472one). Otherwise you are on your own. 
 
Here's the plan, be on Lombardi time or you will be fined. Got that Max?
 
08:00 MFL/CTD @ NAG
09:00 JRP/Pie Diva/CB15 Pick-up Cranky Al's/Holey Moley donuts
09:30 Cortados at Valentines
10:00 McBob's - we got a reservation in Bobbi's name
11:30 Gather Asian carry-out food
Noon Eat Asian food at Camp Bar
1:15 Sprecher Tour
2:15 Kopp's
3:00 Chudnow Museum
4:00 NAG
Later - Red Dot, Bel Air, Indulge Chocolate, yada
Yada
 
See ya tomorrow.
 
Rogo & Fine - You better not be late. Vince will have no compassion.
 
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/13 22:08:19 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ChiTownDiner 2017/10/14 07:19:58
Gregg just told me that the Solly's audible is still potentially in play.  Just saying...
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/14 19:47:57 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby joerogo 2017/10/15 09:31:04
 
Three amigos.

Gyp, ChiBears14, and MilwFoodlovers enjoying our stop at Camp Bar, where we consumed the results of the Asian food scavenger hunt.
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/14 22:40:16 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ChiTownDiner 2017/10/15 09:57:38
 
It looks like you had a great time, and I look forward to the trip report. Sorry I could only stop by for a few minutes at Valentine in the morning, but it was great to see those who were there, including Travelin Man. Also, it was a big surprise to see ChiTownDiner, though there were times when I didn't recognize him because he wasn't eating.  And, as always, it was a joy to talk with Pie Diva and see her dig into that yummy Banana Cortado. Please post photos!
post edited by quijote - 2017/10/14 23:04:29
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/15 11:27:18 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby chickenplucker 2017/10/15 11:43:41
So it is apparent that everyone else had their cameras in ChiBears1-15 Mode yesterday.
 
Here are a few photos that I took. Corned Beef Hash & Eggs at McBob's.

Danny's Corned Beef Sandwich at McBob's.

Some of the Asian food we ate at Camp Bar.

The Sprecher Beer Hall.

A stop at Kopp's.

Cranky Apple Fritter at North Avenue Grill.

North Avenue Grill's solid chili.

Purple Door Brandy Old Fashioned Ice Cream with Smoked Cherries from Indulge Chocolatiers.

Here's hoping you all had a good time and enjoyed the food.
 
And yesterday was one of the few times that getting TTM'd was a good thing.
 
Jim
 
post edited by JRPfeff - 2017/10/15 11:57:05
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/15 20:01:34 (permalink)
 
Everything looks great, and it seems that I really need to get over to the North Avenue Grill. That chili is very inviting.
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/15 20:23:04 (permalink)
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Corned Beef Hash & Eggs at McBob's.

 

And bacon bread toast.  That stuff's addictive.
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/16 08:03:13 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby abe_froeman 2017/10/16 09:22:42
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Corned Beef Hash & Eggs at McBob's.

 

And bacon bread toast.  That stuff's addictive.




The bacon bread toast would make an excellent foundation for a grilled cheese sandwich!  
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/16 09:35:25 (permalink)
...Or even a PBJ!
 
Sorry about the lack of comment, we were busy yesterday trying to get out the door on a spur of the moment roadtrip.  We're on the top floor of the Isle Casino Hotel in Bettendorf IA right now (after enjoying a Quad Cities Style Pizza at the original location of Harris Pizza as recommended by Ketteract here).  The plan is to head south along the Mississippi River for a piece, then work our way west to Kansas City.  I'll drop off Mrs. Roadhouse for a visit with her family (they'll be celebrating her Mom's 93rd birthday) and I'll drive back to Chicago alone.
 
Anyway...We had a great time Saturday with the gang.  Thanks to JRPfeff and Pie Diva for an excellent plan with solid stops top to bottom.  Highlights included the Corned Beef Hash at McBob's, our Asian Smorgasbord "scavenger hunt", getting reacquainted with Kopp's CheeseBurgers, and the Cranky Al's Apple Fritter special at North Avenue Grill.  The NAG CheeseBurger of the month was pretty darned good too, but they way overshot the mark on our order or medium rare.
 
An extra surprise was a guest appearance by The Travelin Man, which, thanks to early Facebook postings, we figured out as we were driving up to Milwaukee.  Fortunately there was enough Contingent mojo to overcome the usual TTM curse.
 
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Copper Dock on November 10th.  And maybe seeing Screaming Chicken in St. Louis later this week as I head back to Chicago.
 
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/16 09:36:12 (permalink)
The grilled cheese comment was made at our table, too!
 
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North Avenue Grill's solid chili.


How does one eat solid chili?  My first thought is that a knife and fork would be involved.
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/16 09:40:26 (permalink)
I heard a rumor that ChiBears2-14 attended the event. Still waiting for evidence.
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