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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/16 10:27:06 (permalink)
So Sorry we couldn't join up
perfect storm of a head cold for the Mr. 
and some family drama that needing attending. 
next time...
 
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/16 12:22:03 (permalink)
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The bacon bread toast would make an excellent foundation for a grilled cheese sandwich!  




FOR SURE. 

Thanks for organizing a great tour, Pfefferles!  I think we could easily do another day there, hit the couple stops we were all too full for, and go back to NAG!
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/16 12:28:38 (permalink)
Someone needs to submit a review of North Avenue Grill to Michael Stern. Definitely Roadfood book worthy.
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/16 14:01:11 (permalink)
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Someone needs to submit a review of North Avenue Grill to Michael Stern. Definitely Roadfood book worthy.



ChiBears is organizing his photos as we type...
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/16 16:28:16 (permalink)
Rest assured, he really is.
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/16 19:02:29 (permalink)
Photos from an unidentified souce. We'll call him GBBrowns4-12.
 
Our pre-breakfast breakfast was at North Avenue Grill. A great choice because it meant we got to eat there twice in one day. The restaurant's exterior is kind of nondescript, in a laundromat sort of way.

It is hard to go wrong at NAG. Danny, Bobbi and I shared this wrap, The Taylor, a crazy concoction of pulled bacon, ham, sausage, cheddar jack cheese and fries all wrapped up with over easy eggs.

We also split my favorite from NAG, the Honey Pecan and Bacon Waffle. A sugar pearl waffle topped with candied pecans, bacon and drizzled with honey. I get this every time we go here.

A great start to an outstanding day of Roadfood.
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/16 19:39:43 (permalink)
Following North Avenue Grill, the early-birds stumbled onto North Avenue towards Cranky Al's World Famous.

We grabbed donuts here and pastries at Rocket Baby, and headed off for the official start of the day.

If I told most folks what they were supposed to do next, I'd get a blank stare. For Roadfooders it all makes perfect sense.
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/16 20:52:03 (permalink)

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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/17 07:47:20 (permalink)
That waffle was mighty Fine...and that was even before the Cortado!  
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/17 19:35:57 (permalink)

This Fine Cortado was served by Valentine Coffee Co. I learned of Valentine's in a Tweet from Alton Brown declaring their Cortado the Finest coffee beverage he had a few years ago.

Our beverages were supplemented by donuts and pastries from Holey Moley, Cranky Al, Rocket Baby and a bakery that Quixote went to.


This was the originally scheduled first stop of the crawl, and even without a spreadsheet, we were right on schedule.

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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/17 20:42:58 (permalink)

Breakfast No. 2 (or is it #3?) is at Roadfood favorite McBob's Pub.

Actually Lunch #1 for Danny, who had this corned beef sandwich (half of which followed me back to NC). Here's Bobbi & my breakfast again. Bacon bread on the left.

The Contingent plus One outside of McBob's (first photo by Gyp. Thanks for sharing Chuck).


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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/17 20:52:49 (permalink)
After a not so brief stop at Viet Hoa Supermarket (directly across from McBob's), the Asian/Polynesian Food Scavenger Hunt began. Each car was given a 3x5 card with a restaurant listed with some suggested entrees.

There were some TTM events, but food was obtained.

At Ono Kine Grindz, Danny purchased the Kalua Pork and Char Siu Chicken.


Next stop...

 
 
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/17 21:11:10 (permalink)
Like clockwork (and without a spreadsheet) the food and The Contingent arrived at Camp Bar at noon.

We camped out in a very lodge-like room behind the bar where the scavenged food was set out to share.


Headcheese Bahn Mi.

Orange beef.

Moo Shu Pork.

 Char Siu Chicken and Kalua Pork.

It was all great, except for that nasty-@$$ bahn mi.
 
Big thanks to the folks at Camp Bar for letting us in and for setting a new standard for dining ala trunk.
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/17 21:27:47 (permalink)
Glad to see ChiBears15 pulling his weight in this thread.
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/17 22:07:39 (permalink)
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It was all great, expect for that nasty-@$$ bahn mi.
 

 Thank God things were saved when Jim brought along his #Make44PrezAgain pin.


 
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/18 05:19:20 (permalink)
Typo fixed.

Hard to Trump that. Yes, I admit that I'm an Obamacare success story.

We're even now MFL. I fear a LaFollette campaign button in response to my next dig at you.
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/18 07:30:34 (permalink)
I'm just glad to see that L'amuse bouche is getting along with her bethgrd (Buddyroadhouse) karilyn (Chi Town Diner) and Amy Ayersian (Chibears15) replacements.
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/18 08:00:29 (permalink)
Tis no replacement for wanderingjew.
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/18 10:10:20 (permalink)
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Tis no replacement for wanderingjew.



Ahhhh, but absence makes the heart grow fonder....
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/18 11:24:48 (permalink)
I hope you are all enjoying Danny's trip report. There is still more to come, but posting it is wearing me out.
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/18 11:29:26 (permalink)
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I hope you are all enjoying Danny's trip report. There is still more to come, but posting it is wearing me out.



He tips well I'm told! 
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/18 13:16:21 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ChiTownDiner 2017/10/18 17:51:02
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Glad to see ChiBears15 pulling his weight in this thread.

Word is he's trying to change his handle to ChiTrubisky10.







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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/18 20:10:00 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ChiTownDiner 2017/10/18 22:09:25
Time for a break from all that food. Let's go on a brewery tour and drink some beer.

The lure of Solly's was not enough to keep us from Sprecher Brewing. Some awards for their Fine beer.

Followed by a very Fine tour.



The Sprecher tour includes four beer, cider & hard soda samples and unlimited soda pours. All that and an etched glass to take home, too.

The choices are more than I could count. They had a Hard Cherry Cola that Bobbi loved and their Belgian Quad is outstanding.
 
Would it be wandering off topic to mention that Sprecher brews their Fine products in GlenDALE?
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/18 20:19:09 (permalink)

After Sprecher we again passed Solly's for a stop at Kopp's. In addition to frozen custard, Buddy ordered a Kopp's cheeseburger, which we agree are grossly underrated.

The custard, another first for ChiBears15.

And some art for the cultural portion of the tour.

 
 
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/18 20:25:28 (permalink)
WWbbD? Stop, of course.

WWCTDD? If it's not on the spreadsheet, it don't exist.

WWCB15D?

Actually Gyp went in for the purchase.

They've learned well from The Master.
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/18 20:27:57 (permalink)
Danny must be beat from all this trip reporting.
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/18 20:38:02 (permalink)
Our supper stop was a return to North Avenue Grill. Danny picked out these Reuben Rolls - Our housemade corned beef rolled up in a crispy wonton with baby swiss cheese and sauerkraut served with 1000 island dressing.

They went light on the kraut and were enjoyed by all who tried them. A lot of corned beef on North Avenue, it became a theme by accident.

Bobbi's Acorn Squash Soup may have been the star of the day. I only got one taste, but it was awesome. Those are roasted pecans on top. Dan had cream of broccoli soup I believe.

Jenn ordered the Cranky Apple Fritter to share with the table. I loved this, too.

It was agreed that North Avenue Grill truly lived up to the hype Bobbi and I gave it.
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/19 16:39:15 (permalink)
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It was all great, expect for that nasty-@$$ bahn mi.
 

 Thank God things were saved when Jim brought along his #Make44PrezAgain pin.




Mike,

I like that picture enough that I added as my contact photo in MS Outlook at work. I cropped you and kept O.

Btw - I have a hat that will look good on you.

Jim
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Re: Winter of Dis-Contingent or The North Avenue Freeze-Out 2017/10/20 10:17:25 (permalink)
Thanks Jim for the excellent planning & recap. I had a great time with great people as usual.
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