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Title: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on July 23, 2012, 06:20:08 AM
Okay, Gentlemen - I give you the starting point for my week of gluttony and heartburn.  Some of these are just ideas and I would welcome any advice - just as I would welcome company.  At this point I'm happily going to assume that whenever I'm putting a delicious, juicy piece of meat in mouth, Oleg's going to be right there beside me, (||) but if any of the rest of you also fancy accompanying me to any of these (or other) joints, shout up and I'll include you in the plans.

BBBQ: Pork Shoppe (http://www.porkshoppechicago.com/); Smoque (http://smoquebbq.com/)
Italian Beef: Portillo's (http://www.portillos.com/portillos/)
MEAT SANDWICHES: Skrine Chops (http://www.skrinechops.com/)
Burgers: Kuma's Corner (http://www.kumascorner.com/about) (natch); Butcher and the Burger (http://butcherandtheburger.com/)
Sausages: Hot Doug's (http://www.hotdougs.com/); UB Dogs (http://www.ubdogs.com/)
Breakfast: Deleece (http://www.deleece.com/); Sam & George's (http://www.sandg-chicago.com/); Kanela Breakfast Club (http://kanelacafe.com/)
Po Boys: Big & Little's (http://www.yelp.com/biz/big-and-littles-chicago)
Burritos: ???

I've left Burritos blank because Yelp has got its knickers in a twist and appears to be recommending that I go to a Taco Bell on an industrial estate somewhere.  The burrito place that Fork took me to last year (right next to Wrigley) was fine but they didn't have fresh cilantro in their burrito which is, essentially, unforgiveable.  What I'm really looking for is reasonably authentic Mexican.  Is Chipotle any good?

One more thing - please bear in mind when making recommendations that a) I am limited to where public transport and/or my feet can take me and b) I have no wish to see the frigging suburbs.

Have at it.  Or don't.  Whatever.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Richard Chuggar on July 23, 2012, 07:37:10 AM
Okay, Gentlemen - I give you the starting point for my week of gluttony and heartburn.  Some of these are just ideas and I would welcome any advice - just as I would welcome company.  At this point I'm happily going to assume that whenever I'm putting a delicious, juicy piece of meat in mouth, Oleg's going to be right there beside me, (||) but if any of the rest of you also fancy accompanying me to any of these (or other) joints, shout up and I'll include you in the plans.

BBBQ: Pork Shoppe (http://www.porkshoppechicago.com/); Smoque (http://smoquebbq.com/)
Italian Beef: Portillo's (http://www.portillos.com/portillos/)
MEAT SANDWICHES: Skrine Chops (http://www.skrinechops.com/)
Burgers: Kuma's Corner (http://www.kumascorner.com/about) (natch); Butcher and the Burger (http://butcherandtheburger.com/)
Sausages: Hot Doug's (http://www.hotdougs.com/); UB Dogs (http://www.ubdogs.com/)
Breakfast: Deleece (http://www.deleece.com/); Sam & George's (http://www.sandg-chicago.com/); Kanela Breakfast Club (http://kanelacafe.com/)
Po Boys: Big & Little's (http://www.yelp.com/biz/big-and-littles-chicago)
Burritos: ???

I've left Burritos blank because Yelp has got its knickers in a twist and appears to be recommending that I go to a Taco Bell on an industrial estate somewhere.  The burrito place that Fork took me to last year (right next to Wrigley) was fine but they didn't have fresh cilantro in their burrito which is, essentially, unforgiveable.  What I'm really looking for is reasonably authentic Mexican.  Is Chipotle any good?

One more thing - please bear in mind when making recommendations that a) I am limited to where public transport and/or my feet can take me and b) I have no wish to see the frigging suburbs.

Have at it.  Or don't.  Whatever.

UB Dogs isn't anything special at all.  It's across the street from my work here DOWNTOWN and been there twice and you might as well get a dog at Portillo's while you're getting a combo beef.

Go to the Vienna Beef place or make the trek out to Gene's and Jude's.

Burrito:::  Arturo's.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tinker to Evers to Chance on July 23, 2012, 07:47:26 AM
Intrepid Readers: TEC and PenFoe:

No way in hell you're getting decent Mexican food that far north of the border.  You might as well go to Taco Bell.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: thehawk on July 23, 2012, 07:50:38 AM
Tonks

Chipotle is a national chain (originally started by McDonalds) that makes west coast style burritos (e.g. they use rice inside).  Its ok (a bit better than McDs does burgers) but far from anything to travel 5,000 miles for

One thing to consider is that Chicago is more a taco or torta town than a burrito town.  A couple of my local standbys are:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/dona-torta-chicago#query:tacos%20al%20pastor
Dona Torta is a tacoria (doesn't serve alcohol), but does some pretty good stuff

For a restaurant http://www.yelp.com/biz/mi-tierra-cocina-mexicana-chicago-3 is good, and serves good margaritas as well.

There are dozens of places that im sure are better (including the taco places at Western/Milwaukee and Armitage, which have Margies around as an added bonus), but these are good (and near the public transport)

Let me know your dates, I am out on this Friday and Saturday morning but otherwise want to join.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on July 23, 2012, 09:12:11 AM
The first of those places has apparently closed due to a "small fire", Hawk.  Perhaps I'll skip it - it's not what Chicago is famous for, after all, and I can make bloody good Mexican food for myself at home.  Margueritas, though... that's a thought.  Haven't had a marguerita since I made myself sick on them at a Straßenfest in Munich back in 2003.  It's probably safe to try again, by now.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on July 23, 2012, 09:13:10 AM
Oh, and the one thing I forgot to include was perhaps the most pertinent: the Shoutlunch.  Heaven on Seven?  Or do we want to mix it up a bit?  When's a good day?
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: J. Walter Weatherman on July 23, 2012, 09:15:52 AM
One thing to consider is that Chicago is more a taco or torta town than a burrito town.

For tortas: Xoco?
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Richard Chuggar on July 23, 2012, 09:33:19 AM
Tonks

Chipotle is a national chain (originally started by McDonalds) that makes west coast style burritos (e.g. they use rice inside).  Its ok (a bit better than McDs does burgers) but far from anything to travel 5,000 miles for

One thing to consider is that Chicago is more a taco or torta town than a burrito town.  A couple of my local standbys are:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/dona-torta-chicago#query:tacos%20al%20pastor
Dona Torta is a tacoria (doesn't serve alcohol), but does some pretty good stuff

For a restaurant http://www.yelp.com/biz/mi-tierra-cocina-mexicana-chicago-3 is good, and serves good margaritas as well.

There are dozens of places that im sure are better (including the taco places at Western/Milwaukee and Armitage, which have Margies around as an added bonus), but these are good (and near the public transport)

Let me know your dates, I am out on this Friday and Saturday morning but otherwise want to join.

You mean Arturo's?
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: J. Walter Weatherman on July 23, 2012, 09:35:29 AM
Tonks

Chipotle is a national chain (originally started by McDonalds) that makes west coast style burritos (e.g. they use rice inside).  Its ok (a bit better than McDs does burgers) but far from anything to travel 5,000 miles for

One thing to consider is that Chicago is more a taco or torta town than a burrito town.  A couple of my local standbys are:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/dona-torta-chicago#query:tacos%20al%20pastor
Dona Torta is a tacoria (doesn't serve alcohol), but does some pretty good stuff

For a restaurant http://www.yelp.com/biz/mi-tierra-cocina-mexicana-chicago-3 is good, and serves good margaritas as well.

There are dozens of places that im sure are better (including the taco places at Western/Milwaukee and Armitage, which have Margies around as an added bonus), but these are good (and near the public transport)

Let me know your dates, I am out on this Friday and Saturday morning but otherwise want to join.

You mean Arturo's?

Señorita! Cincuenta margaritas, por favor.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: R-V on July 23, 2012, 09:39:16 AM
Okay, Gentlemen - I give you the starting point for my week of gluttony and heartburn.  Some of these are just ideas and I would welcome any advice - just as I would welcome company.  At this point I'm happily going to assume that whenever I'm putting a delicious, juicy piece of meat in mouth, Oleg's going to be right there beside me, (||) but if any of the rest of you also fancy accompanying me to any of these (or other) joints, shout up and I'll include you in the plans.

BBBQ: Pork Shoppe (http://www.porkshoppechicago.com/); Smoque (http://smoquebbq.com/)
Italian Beef: Portillo's (http://www.portillos.com/portillos/)
MEAT SANDWICHES: Skrine Chops (http://www.skrinechops.com/)
Burgers: Kuma's Corner (http://www.kumascorner.com/about) (natch); Butcher and the Burger (http://butcherandtheburger.com/)
Sausages: Hot Doug's (http://www.hotdougs.com/); UB Dogs (http://www.ubdogs.com/)
Breakfast: Deleece (http://www.deleece.com/); Sam & George's (http://www.sandg-chicago.com/); Kanela Breakfast Club (http://kanelacafe.com/)
Po Boys: Big & Little's (http://www.yelp.com/biz/big-and-littles-chicago)
Burritos: ???

I've left Burritos blank because Yelp has got its knickers in a twist and appears to be recommending that I go to a Taco Bell on an industrial estate somewhere.  The burrito place that Fork took me to last year (right next to Wrigley) was fine but they didn't have fresh cilantro in their burrito which is, essentially, unforgiveable.  What I'm really looking for is reasonably authentic Mexican.  Is Chipotle any good?

One more thing - please bear in mind when making recommendations that a) I am limited to where public transport and/or my feet can take me and b) I have no wish to see the frigging suburbs.

Have at it.  Or don't.  Whatever.

No pizza? Pequod's? Art of Pizza?
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: J. Walter Weatherman on July 23, 2012, 09:48:33 AM
Okay, Gentlemen - I give you the starting point for my week of gluttony and heartburn.  Some of these are just ideas and I would welcome any advice - just as I would welcome company.  At this point I'm happily going to assume that whenever I'm putting a delicious, juicy piece of meat in mouth, Oleg's going to be right there beside me, (||) but if any of the rest of you also fancy accompanying me to any of these (or other) joints, shout up and I'll include you in the plans.

BBBQ: Pork Shoppe (http://www.porkshoppechicago.com/); Smoque (http://smoquebbq.com/)
Italian Beef: Portillo's (http://www.portillos.com/portillos/)
MEAT SANDWICHES: Skrine Chops (http://www.skrinechops.com/)
Burgers: Kuma's Corner (http://www.kumascorner.com/about) (natch); Butcher and the Burger (http://butcherandtheburger.com/)
Sausages: Hot Doug's (http://www.hotdougs.com/); UB Dogs (http://www.ubdogs.com/)
Breakfast: Deleece (http://www.deleece.com/); Sam & George's (http://www.sandg-chicago.com/); Kanela Breakfast Club (http://kanelacafe.com/)
Po Boys: Big & Little's (http://www.yelp.com/biz/big-and-littles-chicago)
Burritos: ???

I've left Burritos blank because Yelp has got its knickers in a twist and appears to be recommending that I go to a Taco Bell on an industrial estate somewhere.  The burrito place that Fork took me to last year (right next to Wrigley) was fine but they didn't have fresh cilantro in their burrito which is, essentially, unforgiveable.  What I'm really looking for is reasonably authentic Mexican.  Is Chipotle any good?

One more thing - please bear in mind when making recommendations that a) I am limited to where public transport and/or my feet can take me and b) I have no wish to see the frigging suburbs.

Have at it.  Or don't.  Whatever.

No pizza? Pequod's? Art of Pizza?

Or, if Tonk feels like a trek to THE SUBURBS, Burt's (http://www.yelp.com/biz/burts-place-morton-grove).
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on July 23, 2012, 10:37:37 AM
Okay, Gentlemen - I give you the starting point for my week of gluttony and heartburn.  Some of these are just ideas and I would welcome any advice - just as I would welcome company.  At this point I'm happily going to assume that whenever I'm putting a delicious, juicy piece of meat in mouth, Oleg's going to be right there beside me, (||) but if any of the rest of you also fancy accompanying me to any of these (or other) joints, shout up and I'll include you in the plans.

BBBQ: Pork Shoppe (http://www.porkshoppechicago.com/); Smoque (http://smoquebbq.com/)
Italian Beef: Portillo's (http://www.portillos.com/portillos/)
MEAT SANDWICHES: Skrine Chops (http://www.skrinechops.com/)
Burgers: Kuma's Corner (http://www.kumascorner.com/about) (natch); Butcher and the Burger (http://butcherandtheburger.com/)
Sausages: Hot Doug's (http://www.hotdougs.com/); UB Dogs (http://www.ubdogs.com/)
Breakfast: Deleece (http://www.deleece.com/); Sam & George's (http://www.sandg-chicago.com/); Kanela Breakfast Club (http://kanelacafe.com/)
Po Boys: Big & Little's (http://www.yelp.com/biz/big-and-littles-chicago)
Burritos: ???

I've left Burritos blank because Yelp has got its knickers in a twist and appears to be recommending that I go to a Taco Bell on an industrial estate somewhere.  The burrito place that Fork took me to last year (right next to Wrigley) was fine but they didn't have fresh cilantro in their burrito which is, essentially, unforgiveable.  What I'm really looking for is reasonably authentic Mexican.  Is Chipotle any good?

One more thing - please bear in mind when making recommendations that a) I am limited to where public transport and/or my feet can take me and b) I have no wish to see the frigging suburbs.

Have at it.  Or don't.  Whatever.

No pizza? Pequod's? Art of Pizza?

Or, if Tonk feels like a trek to THE SUBURBS, Burt's (http://www.yelp.com/biz/burts-place-morton-grove).

Honestly, I'm not a fan of Chicago-style pizza.  I did Lou Malnati's, years ago, and was thoroughly underwhelmed.  Besides, I'm going to make the traditional Candlelite stop on the way back on the airport.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Quality Start Machine on July 23, 2012, 10:50:44 AM
Okay, Gentlemen - I give you the starting point for my week of gluttony and heartburn.  Some of these are just ideas and I would welcome any advice - just as I would welcome company.  At this point I'm happily going to assume that whenever I'm putting a delicious, juicy piece of meat in mouth, Oleg's going to be right there beside me, (||) but if any of the rest of you also fancy accompanying me to any of these (or other) joints, shout up and I'll include you in the plans.

BBBQ: Pork Shoppe (http://www.porkshoppechicago.com/); Smoque (http://smoquebbq.com/)
Italian Beef: Portillo's (http://www.portillos.com/portillos/)
MEAT SANDWICHES: Skrine Chops (http://www.skrinechops.com/)
Burgers: Kuma's Corner (http://www.kumascorner.com/about) (natch); Butcher and the Burger (http://butcherandtheburger.com/)
Sausages: Hot Doug's (http://www.hotdougs.com/); UB Dogs (http://www.ubdogs.com/)
Breakfast: Deleece (http://www.deleece.com/); Sam & George's (http://www.sandg-chicago.com/); Kanela Breakfast Club (http://kanelacafe.com/)
Po Boys: Big & Little's (http://www.yelp.com/biz/big-and-littles-chicago)
Burritos: ???

I've left Burritos blank because Yelp has got its knickers in a twist and appears to be recommending that I go to a Taco Bell on an industrial estate somewhere.  The burrito place that Fork took me to last year (right next to Wrigley) was fine but they didn't have fresh cilantro in their burrito which is, essentially, unforgiveable.  What I'm really looking for is reasonably authentic Mexican.  Is Chipotle any good?

One more thing - please bear in mind when making recommendations that a) I am limited to where public transport and/or my feet can take me and b) I have no wish to see the frigging suburbs.

Have at it.  Or don't.  Whatever.

No pizza? Pequod's? Art of Pizza?

Or, if Tonk feels like a trek to THE SUBURBS, Burt's (http://www.yelp.com/biz/burts-place-morton-grove).

Honestly, I'm not a fan of Chicago-style pizza.  I did Lou Malnati's, years ago, and was thoroughly underwhelmed.  Besides, I'm going to make the traditional Candlelite stop on the way back on the airport.

Malnati's is solid, but Pequod's will get you properly whelmed.

Unless you want straight Neopolitan, in which case Spacca Napoli will get it done.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: thehawk on July 23, 2012, 10:53:16 AM
Oh, and the one thing I forgot to include was perhaps the most pertinent: the Shoutlunch.  Heaven on Seven?  Or do we want to mix it up a bit?  When's a good day?

Any day next week works for me.  Will never turn down H07 but Xoco is an interesting choice.  Its Rick Bayless's sammwich shop.  I tend to more 'hole in the wall places' like Dona Torta (can beleive they had a fire, can't beleive I leared about it from Tonks), but those arent available in the loop
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Chuck to Chuck on July 23, 2012, 01:03:50 PM
Honestly, I'm not a fan of Chicago-style pizza.  I did Lou Malnati's, years ago, and was thoroughly underwhelmed.  Besides, I'm going to make the traditional Candlelite stop on the way back on the airport.

That was your mistake. Malnati's is the most overrated and inconsistent deep dish in the city.

Burt's is not deep dish.  Nor is Pequods.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on July 23, 2012, 01:12:11 PM
Honestly, I'm not a fan of Chicago-style pizza.  I did Lou Malnati's, years ago, and was thoroughly underwhelmed.  Besides, I'm going to make the traditional Candlelite stop on the way back on the airport.

That was your mistake. Malnati's is the most overrated and inconsistent deep dish in the city.

Burt's is not deep dish.  Nor is Pequods.

Erm... Chuck?  It was you who recommended Lou Malnati's to me.

Anyway, as unbelievable as it might be to you all, I simply don't like deep-dish (or pie) pizza.  I like thin-crust pizza - proper Italian wood oven pizza if at all possible.  Sorry.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: J. Walter Weatherman on July 23, 2012, 01:46:11 PM
Burt's is not deep dish.  Nor is Pequods.

Let's not get into a game of splitting hairs over deep dish vs. pan vs. stuffed.

Yeah, there are meaningful differences. But they're all in the same ballpark.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: J. Walter Weatherman on July 23, 2012, 01:46:56 PM
I like thin-crust pizza - proper Italian wood oven pizza if at all possible.  Sorry.

Spacca Napoli, then?
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Chuck to Chuck on July 23, 2012, 02:12:01 PM
Honestly, I'm not a fan of Chicago-style pizza.  I did Lou Malnati's, years ago, and was thoroughly underwhelmed.  Besides, I'm going to make the traditional Candlelite stop on the way back on the airport.

That was your mistake. Malnati's is the most overrated and inconsistent deep dish in the city.

Burt's is not deep dish.  Nor is Pequods.

Erm... Chuck?  It was you who recommended Lou Malnati's to me.

Check your records. I avoid Malnati's like the plague. Have since high school since I worked next door to the original.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: CT III on July 23, 2012, 02:57:31 PM
Burt's is not deep dish.  Nor is Pequods.

Let's not get into a game of splitting hairs over deep dish vs. pan vs. stuffed.

Yeah, there are meaningful differences. But they're all in the same ballpark.

I might understand this better if an analogy was used.  Perhaps comparing the various pizza styles to animation styles used by Chuck Jones, Ralph Bakishi and Walter Lantz.

Also, something about shortening.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Eli on July 23, 2012, 03:15:14 PM
Gino's is Toy Story, except for the Lincoln location, which is Toy Story 3; Uno's is Wall-E; Bacino's is Ratatouille; Giordano's is anything made by DreamWorks; Malnati's is Nemo, unless it's not.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Internet Apex on July 23, 2012, 03:51:27 PM
Present.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Chuck to Chuck on July 23, 2012, 04:05:11 PM
Gino's is Toy Story, except for the Lincoln location, which is Toy Story 3; Uno's is Wall-E; Bacino's is Ratatouille; Giordano's is anything made by DreamWorks; Malnati's is Nemo, unless it's not.
You guys are so fucking clueless.

Due's is Nemo.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Quality Start Machine on July 23, 2012, 08:19:49 PM
Gino's is Toy Story, except for the Lincoln location, which is Toy Story 3; Uno's is Wall-E; Bacino's is Ratatouille; Giordano's is anything made by DreamWorks; Malnati's is Nemo, unless it's not.
You guys are so fucking clueless.

Due's is Nemo.

No, Chuck.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Wheezer on July 24, 2012, 12:01:20 AM
Gino's is Toy Story, except for the Lincoln location, which is Toy Story 3; Uno's is Wall-E; Bacino's is Ratatouille; Giordano's is anything made by DreamWorks; Malnati's is Nemo, unless it's not.
You guys are so fucking clueless.

Due's is Nemo.

No, Chuck.

Somebody has to be The Secret of NIMH.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Quality Start Machine on July 24, 2012, 07:13:07 AM
Gino's is Toy Story, except for the Lincoln location, which is Toy Story 3; Uno's is Wall-E; Bacino's is Ratatouille; Giordano's is anything made by DreamWorks; Malnati's is Nemo, unless it's not.
You guys are so fucking clueless.

Due's is Nemo.

No, Chuck.

Somebody has to be The Secret of NIMH.


Yeah, but everyone knows Due is Cars 2.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Slaky on July 24, 2012, 10:50:42 AM
I'm a fan of Lou's but my favorite is My Pie. I'm sure I'm the only one but I don't care. It's the Giordano's type of thick I can't stand. Sits in my stomach like a brick. Tonk wouldn't be the first person that's come over here from SocialistWorld and not wanted to try our pizza. I am not offended.

I'm down for any shoutlunch so someone fire me a text when you guys figure out where it is as long as it's in the city.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Quality Start Machine on July 24, 2012, 11:20:13 AM
I'm a fan of Lou's but my favorite is My Pie. I'm sure I'm the only one but I don't care. It's the Giordano's type of thick I can't stand. Sits in my stomach like a brick. Tonk wouldn't be the first person that's come over here from SocialistWorld and not wanted to try our pizza. I am not offended.

I'm down for any shoutlunch so someone fire me a text when you guys figure out where it is as long as it's in the city.

I hear the Cheesecake Factory is nice...
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: CBStew on July 24, 2012, 12:17:16 PM
I'm a fan of Lou's but my favorite is My Pie. I'm sure I'm the only one but I don't care. It's the Giordano's type of thick I can't stand. Sits in my stomach like a brick. Tonk wouldn't be the first person that's come over here from SocialistWorld and not wanted to try our pizza. I am not offended.

I'm down for any shoutlunch so someone fire me a text when you guys figure out where it is as long as it's in the city.

I hear the Cheesecake Factory is nice...

Best turkey burger on the planet.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: BH on July 24, 2012, 03:54:53 PM
I'm a fan of Lou's but my favorite is My Pie. I'm sure I'm the only one but I don't care. It's the Giordano's type of thick I can't stand. Sits in my stomach like a brick. Tonk wouldn't be the first person that's come over here from SocialistWorld and not wanted to try our pizza. I am not offended.

I'm down for any shoutlunch so someone fire me a text when you guys figure out where it is as long as it's in the city.

I hear the Cheesecake Factory is nice...

I enjoy My Pie. Their cheeseburger pizza isn't bad.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Internet Apex on July 25, 2012, 12:52:01 PM
I'm a fan of Lou's but my favorite is My Pie. I'm sure I'm the only one but I don't care. It's the Giordano's type of thick I can't stand. Sits in my stomach like a brick. Tonk wouldn't be the first person that's come over here from SocialistWorld and not wanted to try our pizza. I am not offended.

I'm down for any shoutlunch so someone fire me a text when you guys figure out where it is as long as it's in the city.

I hear the Cheesecake Factory is nice...

I enjoy My Pie. Their cheeseburger pizza isn't bad.

I prefer pizza on my pizza.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Quality Start Machine on July 25, 2012, 12:56:56 PM
I'm a fan of Lou's but my favorite is My Pie. I'm sure I'm the only one but I don't care. It's the Giordano's type of thick I can't stand. Sits in my stomach like a brick. Tonk wouldn't be the first person that's come over here from SocialistWorld and not wanted to try our pizza. I am not offended.

I'm down for any shoutlunch so someone fire me a text when you guys figure out where it is as long as it's in the city.

I hear the Cheesecake Factory is nice...

I enjoy My Pie. Their cheeseburger pizza isn't bad.

I prefer pizza on my pizza.


Intrepid Readers: Shoutbox during Daryle Ward's days with the Cubs

What about a pizza IN your pizza?
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: J. Walter Weatherman on July 25, 2012, 01:24:14 PM
I'm a fan of Lou's but my favorite is My Pie. I'm sure I'm the only one but I don't care. It's the Giordano's type of thick I can't stand. Sits in my stomach like a brick. Tonk wouldn't be the first person that's come over here from SocialistWorld and not wanted to try our pizza. I am not offended.

I'm down for any shoutlunch so someone fire me a text when you guys figure out where it is as long as it's in the city.

I hear the Cheesecake Factory is nice...

I enjoy My Pie. Their cheeseburger pizza isn't bad.

I prefer pizza on my pizza.


Intrepid Readers: Shoutbox during Daryle Ward's days with the Cubs

What about a pizza IN your pizza?

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Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: flannj on July 25, 2012, 01:37:12 PM
Tonker, just wanted to make you aware that Skrine Chops is primarily carry out. They do have a counter area with 4 or 5 seats but it is very small. There is a plaza next door outside of the CBOE where you can sit if this godforsaken heat ever breaks.
The food is solid for a MEATSANDWICH lunch choice though.

You'll be back at your hotel asleep within an hour.

It's about a hundred feet from where I work, let me know if you decide to go and I'll make sure I stay home that day.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Saul Goodman on July 25, 2012, 05:52:21 PM
Tonks

Chipotle is a national chain (originally started by McDonalds) that makes west coast style burritos (e.g. they use rice inside).  Its ok (a bit better than McDs does burgers) but far from anything to travel 5,000 miles for

One thing to consider is that Chicago is more a taco or torta town than a burrito town.  A couple of my local standbys are:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/dona-torta-chicago#query:tacos%20al%20pastor
Dona Torta is a tacoria (doesn't serve alcohol), but does some pretty good stuff

For a restaurant http://www.yelp.com/biz/mi-tierra-cocina-mexicana-chicago-3 is good, and serves good margaritas as well.

There are dozens of places that im sure are better (including the taco places at Western/Milwaukee and Armitage, which have Margies around as an added bonus), but these are good (and near the public transport)

Let me know your dates, I am out on this Friday and Saturday morning but otherwise want to join.

McDonald's invested in Chipotle heavily and helped it expand beyond Colorado but didn't start it. They sold their stake afterwards. Not that anyone cares.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on July 25, 2012, 06:44:52 PM
Tonker, just wanted to make you aware that Skrine Chops is primarily carry out. They do have a counter area with 4 or 5 seats but it is very small. There is a plaza next door outside of the CBOE where you can sit if this godforsaken heat ever breaks.
The food is solid for a MEATSANDWICH lunch choice though.

You'll be back at your hotel asleep within an hour.

It's about a hundred feet from where I work, let me know if you decide to go and I'll make sure I stay home that day.

I heard it was carry out.  I won't call you until it's too late, and see you there.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Oleg on July 26, 2012, 08:01:23 AM
Tonker, just wanted to make you aware that Skrine Chops is primarily carry out. They do have a counter area with 4 or 5 seats but it is very small. There is a plaza next door outside of the CBOE where you can sit if this godforsaken heat ever breaks.
The food is solid for a MEATSANDWICH lunch choice though.

You'll be back at your hotel asleep within an hour.

It's about a hundred feet from where I work, let me know if you decide to go and I'll make sure I stay home that day.

I heard it was carry out.  I won't call you until it's too late, and see you there.

Skrine Chops would be delicious eaten off the hobo seat.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Wheezer on July 29, 2012, 10:03:52 AM
Breakfast: Deleece (http://www.deleece.com/); Sam & George's (http://www.sandg-chicago.com/); Kanela Breakfast Club (http://kanelacafe.com/)

You are forgetting the possibility of eating like the President at the Valois (http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/2010/10/chicago-campaign-breakfast-to-go.html).
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on July 30, 2012, 09:07:18 AM
Ann.  Fucking.  Sathers.

Holy shit, what a fucking incredible breakfast.  I had the biscuits and sausage gravy, poached eggs and extra sausage, red potato hash browns with cheese (which were really delicious) and THOSE FUCKING CINNAMON ROLLS.  What a stupid amount of really, really delicious food for not very much money - indeed, no money at all seeing as Oleg treated me.  Good job he was there to help me eat the buns, though.  I may very well be dead now (smiling, but dead) if he hadn't mucked in.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: CBStew on July 30, 2012, 05:06:02 PM
Ann.  Fucking.  Sathers.

Holy shit, what a fucking incredible breakfast.  I had the biscuits and sausage gravy, poached eggs and extra sausage, red potato hash browns with cheese (which were really delicious) and THOSE FUCKING CINNAMON ROLLS.  What a stupid amount of really, really delicious food for not very much money - indeed, no money at all seeing as Oleg treated me.  Good job he was there to help me eat the buns, though.  I may very well be dead now (smiling, but dead) if he hadn't mucked in.

No Spam?
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: flannj on July 30, 2012, 07:53:48 PM
Ann.  Fucking.  Sathers.

Holy shit, what a fucking incredible breakfast.  I had the biscuits and sausage gravy, poached eggs and extra sausage, red potato hash browns with cheese (which were really delicious) and THOSE FUCKING CINNAMON ROLLS.  What a stupid amount of really, really delicious food for not very much money - indeed, no money at all seeing as Oleg treated me.  Good job he was there to help me eat the buns, though.  I may very well be dead now (smiling, but dead) if he hadn't mucked in.

No Spam?

No scrapple?
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Wheezer on July 30, 2012, 08:46:18 PM
Ann.  Fucking.  Sathers.

Holy shit, what a fucking incredible breakfast.  I had the biscuits and sausage gravy, poached eggs and extra sausage, red potato hash browns with cheese (which were really delicious) and THOSE FUCKING CINNAMON ROLLS.  What a stupid amount of really, really delicious food for not very much money - indeed, no money at all seeing as Oleg treated me.  Good job he was there to help me eat the buns, though.  I may very well be dead now (smiling, but dead) if he hadn't mucked in.

No Spam?

No scrapple?

The Swedes do not seem to be great consumers of potted meat. And let's just not drag in the Pennsylvania Deutsche to make matters worse. You want Swedish breakfasty offal? Here, you have Swedish breakfasty offal:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/72/P%C3%B6lsa.jpg/640px-P%C3%B6lsa.jpg)

JESUS!
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Oleg on August 03, 2012, 12:43:09 PM
Quote from: Tonker just now

7/11 has these sausage, egg, and cheese on an English muffin that you heat up in the microwave.  It's actually not too bad.


What the hell passes for food in Melbourne anyway?
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on August 08, 2012, 12:15:23 PM
For the sake of posterity, this is what I ate, and where:

Friday: Dillinger's (Dillinger's burger)

Saturday: Lincoln Inn, Dekalb (bagel with bacon, sausage, egg & cheese); Huey's family cook out (cheeseburger, spicy cajun sausage, italian sausage)

Sunday: Ann Sather (Southern Decadence benedict, cheese hash browns, CINNAMON FUCKING BUNS), Pork Shoppe (pork belly pastrami, pulled pork, steak)

Monday: McDonald's (McGriddles), Portillo's (Italian beef, dipped, sweet; cheese fries), Wrigley Field (hot dog)

Tuesday: Big & Little's (soft shell crab po'boy, truffle fries), Northdown Cafe (pork frites)

Wednesday: Hot Doug's (Chicago dog, Italian sausage, duck sausage with foie gras); Timothy O'Toole's (Little Timmy burger)

Thursday: Skrinechops (tenderloin sammich with mashed potato); Kincade's (wings)

Friday: Kuma's (Sausage fritters, King Bong burger)

Saturday: Bakin' & Eggs (caramelised onion frittata with blue cheese, sausage, house potatoes with cheese); Candlelite (Italian meat lovers' pizza, white pizza)

Sunday: unexpected breakfast at the Hilton Hotel, O'Hare.  Rassafassarickrastardley.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Bort on August 08, 2012, 01:10:36 PM
That faint popping sound you hear is Tonker's left ventricle blowing out like a bald tire.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Richard Chuggar on August 08, 2012, 01:31:13 PM
For the sake of posterity, this is what I ate, and where:

Friday: Dillinger's (Dillinger's burger)

Saturday: Lincoln Inn, Dekalb (bagel with bacon, sausage, egg & cheese); Huey's family cook out (cheeseburger, spicy cajun sausage, italian sausage)

Sunday: Ann Sather (Southern Decadence benedict, cheese hash browns, CINNAMON FUCKING BUNS), Pork Shoppe (pork belly pastrami, pulled pork, steak)

Monday: McDonald's (McGriddles), Portillo's (Italian beef, dipped, sweet; cheese fries), Wrigley Field (hot dog)

Tuesday: Big & Little's (soft shell crab po'boy, truffle fries), Northdown Cafe (pork frites)

Wednesday: Hot Doug's (Chicago dog, Italian sausage, duck sausage with foie gras); Timothy O'Toole's (Little Timmy burger)

Thursday: Skrinechops (tenderloin sammich with mashed potato); Kincade's (wings)

Friday: Kuma's (Sausage fritters, King Bong burger)

Saturday: Bakin' & Eggs (caramelised onion frittata with blue cheese, sausage, house potatoes with cheese); Candlelite (Italian meat lovers' pizza, white pizza)

Sunday: unexpected breakfast at the Hilton Hotel, O'Hare.  Rassafassarickrastardley.

jeebus.

how was kincade's?
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on August 08, 2012, 01:36:19 PM
That faint popping sound you hear is Tonker's left ventricle blowing out like a bald tire.

Actually, a couple of days of salad, tennis and dancing since I got home and I'm more or less back where I started.  Well, in terms of weight, anyway.  My cholesterol might need a little longer to normalise...
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on August 08, 2012, 01:40:20 PM
For the sake of posterity, this is what I ate, and where:

Friday: Dillinger's (Dillinger's burger)

Saturday: Lincoln Inn, Dekalb (bagel with bacon, sausage, egg & cheese); Huey's family cook out (cheeseburger, spicy cajun sausage, italian sausage)

Sunday: Ann Sather (Southern Decadence benedict, cheese hash browns, CINNAMON FUCKING BUNS), Pork Shoppe (pork belly pastrami, pulled pork, steak)

Monday: McDonald's (McGriddles), Portillo's (Italian beef, dipped, sweet; cheese fries), Wrigley Field (hot dog)

Tuesday: Big & Little's (soft shell crab po'boy, truffle fries), Northdown Cafe (pork frites)

Wednesday: Hot Doug's (Chicago dog, Italian sausage, duck sausage with foie gras); Timothy O'Toole's (Little Timmy burger)

Thursday: Skrinechops (tenderloin sammich with mashed potato); Kincade's (wings)

Friday: Kuma's (Sausage fritters, King Bong burger)

Saturday: Bakin' & Eggs (caramelised onion frittata with blue cheese, sausage, house potatoes with cheese); Candlelite (Italian meat lovers' pizza, white pizza)
ba
Sunday: unexpected breakfast at the Hilton Hotel, O'Hare.  Rassafassarickrastardley.

jeebus.

how was kincade's?

Yeah, not bad at all.  The "barbahot" ribs were excellent, as were the Jamaican jerk - until I got one that absolutely blew the roof of my head off and spoiled my appetite.

There was wall-to-wall clunge, though, so that was nice.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Chuck to Chuck on August 08, 2012, 01:49:26 PM

how was kincade's?

Yeah, not bad at all.  The "barbahot" ribs were excellent, as were the Jamaican jerk - until I got one that absolutely blew the roof of my head off and spoiled my appetite.

There was wall-to-wall clunge, though, so that was nice.
The ladies Oleg start assisting trivially were quite clungy.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Quality Start Machine on August 08, 2012, 01:59:21 PM
That faint popping sound you hear is Tonker's left ventricle blowing out like a bald tire.

Actually, a couple of days of salad, tennis and dancing since I got home and I'm more or less back where I started.  Well, in terms of weight, anyway.  My cholesterol might need a little longer to normalise...

Yeah, you'll lose a fuckload of weight doing that.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Richard Chuggar on August 08, 2012, 02:45:11 PM
That faint popping sound you hear is Tonker's left ventricle blowing out like a bald tire.

Actually, a couple of days of salad, tennis and dancing since I got home and I'm more or less back where I started.  Well, in terms of weight, anyway.  My cholesterol might need a little longer to normalise...

Yeah, you'll lose a fuckload of weight doing that.

You should try it
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Slaky on August 08, 2012, 02:58:16 PM
That faint popping sound you hear is Tonker's left ventricle blowing out like a bald tire.

Actually, a couple of days of salad, tennis and dancing since I got home and I'm more or less back where I started.  Well, in terms of weight, anyway.  My cholesterol might need a little longer to normalise...

Yeah, you'll lose a fuckload of weight doing that.

You should try it

should have seen him before the dancing.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: thehawk on February 26, 2014, 03:33:30 PM
Just to note that Big N Littles has now opened up a second location at Belmont and Sheffield.  New place takes credit cards and has lower prices (but somewhat smaller portion sizes) than the original.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Slaky on February 27, 2014, 08:31:08 AM
Just to note that Big N Littles has now opened up a second location at Belmont and Sheffield.  New place takes credit cards and has lower prices (but somewhat smaller portion sizes) than the original.

I think most car dealerships have lower prices than Big N Little's
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tony on February 27, 2014, 09:20:14 AM
Just to note that Big N Littles has now opened up a second location at Belmont and Sheffield.  New place takes credit cards and has lower prices (but somewhat smaller portion sizes) than the original.

I think most car dealerships have lower prices than Big N Little's

And they take credit cards. There is no excuse for not taking credit/debit cards. Any phone can do it, and cash is as dead as print.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Slaky on February 27, 2014, 11:25:47 AM
Just to note that Big N Littles has now opened up a second location at Belmont and Sheffield.  New place takes credit cards and has lower prices (but somewhat smaller portion sizes) than the original.

I think most car dealerships have lower prices than Big N Little's

And they take credit cards. There is no excuse for not taking credit/debit cards. Any phone can do it, and cash is as dead as print.

Looks I'm actually going there right now. I bet it will be good and expensive.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: thehawk on February 27, 2014, 04:57:46 PM
Just to note that Big N Littles has now opened up a second location at Belmont and Sheffield.  New place takes credit cards and has lower prices (but somewhat smaller portion sizes) than the original.

I think most car dealerships have lower prices than Big N Little's

Most car dealerships dont make short rib tacos as good as Big N Littles
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: CT III on February 27, 2014, 09:07:36 PM
Just to note that Big N Littles has now opened up a second location at Belmont and Sheffield.  New place takes credit cards and has lower prices (but somewhat smaller portion sizes) than the original.

I think most car dealerships have lower prices than Big N Little's

Most car dealerships dont make short rib tacos as good as Big N Littles

Well, not since Celozzi-Ettleson Chevrolet closed up, at least.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: World's #1 Astros Fan on February 27, 2014, 09:29:39 PM
Just to note that Big N Littles has now opened up a second location at Belmont and Sheffield.  New place takes credit cards and has lower prices (but somewhat smaller portion sizes) than the original.

I think most car dealerships have lower prices than Big N Little's

Most car dealerships dont make short rib tacos as good as Big N Littles

Well, not since Celozzi-Ettleson Chevrolet closed up, at least.

"WHERE YA ALWAYS SAVE MORE PEPPERONI!"
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on August 24, 2015, 11:49:33 AM
Something that I (and STonk) really got into this time, in a way that I haven't really on previous visits, was Chicago dogs.  Honestly, the best Chicago dog I ever had was the one I made myself at Hawk's post-game soiree the other day, but we had several pretty good ones: Byron's was better than I expected, and if you haven't been to Hot G Dogs yet, you should go.

They don't have some of the fancier dogs that Doug did, but they're cheaper, less crowded, really friendly and their sausages are, as you might expect, fucking delicious.  The standard dog is perfectly good, their Italian's fat and savoury, but the stars of the show are the Andoville (swee what they did their?) pork sausage with onion, garlic and paprika, and especially, the Santa Fe chicken sausage with chipotle, peppers, onions, garlic and cilantro.  Mmm-mmm, that is a tasty sausage.

They do duck fat fries Friday through Sunday and they don't close mid fucking afternoon, either.  If you want a really good meal for really not very much money, you won't do better.

Apropos of which: anybody got any bright ideas as to how I'm going to get hold of green relish in NL?
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Quality Start Machine on August 24, 2015, 12:06:04 PM
Something that I (and STonk) really got into this time, in a way that I haven't really on previous visits, was Chicago dogs.  Honestly, the best Chicago dog I ever had was the one I made myself at Hawk's post-game soiree the other day, but we had several pretty good ones: Byron's was better than I expected, and if you haven't been to Hot G Dogs yet, you should go.

They don't have some of the fancier dogs that Doug did, but they're cheaper, less crowded, really friendly and their sausages are, as you might expect, fucking delicious.  The standard dog is perfectly good, their Italian's fat and savoury, but the stars of the show are the Andoville (swee what they did their?) pork sausage with onion, garlic and paprika, and especially, the Santa Fe chicken sausage with chipotle, peppers, onions, garlic and cilantro.  Mmm-mmm, that is a tasty sausage.

They do duck fat fries Friday through Sunday and they don't close mid fucking afternoon, either.  If you want a really good meal for really not very much money, you won't do better.

Apropos of which: anybody got any bright ideas as to how I'm going to get hold of green relish in NL?

Take some vitamin B and piss into the regular stuff.

Seriously, this (http://www.dailynews.com/lifestyle/20120809/recipe-request-neon-green-relish) ought to get you where you want to go.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on August 24, 2015, 01:17:01 PM
Something that I (and STonk) really got into this time, in a way that I haven't really on previous visits, was Chicago dogs.  Honestly, the best Chicago dog I ever had was the one I made myself at Hawk's post-game soiree the other day, but we had several pretty good ones: Byron's was better than I expected, and if you haven't been to Hot G Dogs yet, you should go.

They don't have some of the fancier dogs that Doug did, but they're cheaper, less crowded, really friendly and their sausages are, as you might expect, fucking delicious.  The standard dog is perfectly good, their Italian's fat and savoury, but the stars of the show are the Andoville (swee what they did their?) pork sausage with onion, garlic and paprika, and especially, the Santa Fe chicken sausage with chipotle, peppers, onions, garlic and cilantro.  Mmm-mmm, that is a tasty sausage.

They do duck fat fries Friday through Sunday and they don't close mid fucking afternoon, either.  If you want a really good meal for really not very much money, you won't do better.

Apropos of which: anybody got any bright ideas as to how I'm going to get hold of green relish in NL?

Take some vitamin B and piss into the regular stuff.

Seriously, this (http://www.dailynews.com/lifestyle/20120809/recipe-request-neon-green-relish) ought to get you where you want to go.

That sounds like the stuff.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Chuck to Chuck on August 24, 2015, 02:07:18 PM
Honestly, the best Chicago dog I ever had was the one I made myself at Hawk's post-game soiree the other day

We were somewhere between laughing and marveling at how much you were enjoying making those dogs for everyone present.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on August 24, 2015, 03:04:50 PM
Honestly, the best Chicago dog I ever had was the one I made myself at Hawk's post-game soiree the other day

We were somewhere between laughing and marveling at how much you were enjoying making those dogs for everyone present.

It's a source of no little pride to me that I not only know what goes into a Chicago dog, but that I can have a decent stab at putting one together properly.  Hat tip to Hawk for getting in all the proper kit, though - including the jumbo Vienna dogs: they're good.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Wheezer on September 01, 2015, 02:15:22 AM
For the sake of posterity, this is what I ate, and where

In other news, Tonk is as white as the driven snow.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on September 01, 2015, 04:58:09 AM
For the sake of posterity, this is what I ate, and where

In other news, Tonk is as white as the driven snow.

Should I have had more chicken and waffles?
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Powdered Toast Man on February 02, 2016, 02:53:11 PM
I don't know where to put this, but I had a great experience at mEAT on Chestnut. You order meats by the skewer and share sides a-la-carte. The mac and cheese and brussels sprouts were unreal and the meatballs and pork skewers were definitely solid. My American Mule cocktail and the lady's margarita were also merrily consumed.

Please don't tell me this is another Corner Bakery moment for me.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Quality Start Machine on February 02, 2016, 03:02:37 PM
I don't know where to put this, but I had a great experience at mEAT on Chestnut. You order meats by the skewer and share sides a-la-carte. The mac and cheese and brussels sprouts were unreal and the meatballs and pork skewers were definitely solid. My American Mule cocktail and the lady's margarita were also merrily consumed.

Please don't tell me this is another Corner Bakery moment for me.

Nope, that's some fine-assed eating. Next time, treat yourself to Publican.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: World's #1 Astros Fan on February 02, 2016, 03:30:55 PM
I don't know where to put this, but I had a great experience at mEAT on Chestnut. You order meats by the skewer and share sides a-la-carte. The mac and cheese and brussels sprouts were unreal and the meatballs and pork skewers were definitely solid. My American Mule cocktail and the lady's margarita were also merrily consumed.

Please don't tell me this is another Corner Bakery moment for me.

Nope, that's some fine-assed eating. Next time,  treat yourself to Publican go back and bump this thread (http://www.desipio.com/messageboard/index.php?topic=4307.0) for suggestions.

Order!, Order!'d
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Oleg on February 03, 2016, 10:30:46 AM
I don't know where to put this, but I had a great experience at mEAT on Chestnut. You order meats by the skewer and share sides a-la-carte. The mac and cheese and brussels sprouts were unreal and the meatballs and pork skewers were definitely solid. My American Mule cocktail and the lady's margarita were also merrily consumed.

Please don't tell me this is another Corner Bakery moment for me.

Nope, that's some fine-assed eating. Next time,  treat yourself to Publican go back and bump this thread (http://www.desipio.com/messageboard/index.php?topic=4307.0) for suggestions.

Order!, Order!'d

On another note, I think IAN is ashamed of us.  This is, at least, his second trip to Chicago (if Facebook is to be believed) with IANGF and not one shred of evidence of getting together.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: SKO on February 03, 2016, 10:47:51 AM
I don't know where to put this, but I had a great experience at mEAT on Chestnut. You order meats by the skewer and share sides a-la-carte. The mac and cheese and brussels sprouts were unreal and the meatballs and pork skewers were definitely solid. My American Mule cocktail and the lady's margarita were also merrily consumed.

Please don't tell me this is another Corner Bakery moment for me.

Nope, that's some fine-assed eating. Next time,  treat yourself to Publican go back and bump this thread (http://www.desipio.com/messageboard/index.php?topic=4307.0) for suggestions.

Order!, Order!'d

On another note, I think IAN is ashamed of us.  This is, at least, his second trip to Chicago (if Facebook is to be believed) with IANGF and not one shred of evidence of getting together.

Oh he most definitely is ashamed of you all and he's not wrong
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Oleg on February 03, 2016, 10:56:22 AM
I don't know where to put this, but I had a great experience at mEAT on Chestnut. You order meats by the skewer and share sides a-la-carte. The mac and cheese and brussels sprouts were unreal and the meatballs and pork skewers were definitely solid. My American Mule cocktail and the lady's margarita were also merrily consumed.

Please don't tell me this is another Corner Bakery moment for me.

Nope, that's some fine-assed eating. Next time,  treat yourself to Publican go back and bump this thread (http://www.desipio.com/messageboard/index.php?topic=4307.0) for suggestions.

Order!, Order!'d

On another note, I think IAN is ashamed of us.  This is, at least, his second trip to Chicago (if Facebook is to be believed) with IANGF and not one shred of evidence of getting together.

Oh he most definitely is ashamed of you all and he's not wrong

I did say "us".  Shit, I'm ashamed of me most days.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on February 03, 2016, 10:56:31 AM
I don't know where to put this, but I had a great experience at mEAT on Chestnut. You order meats by the skewer and share sides a-la-carte. The mac and cheese and brussels sprouts were unreal and the meatballs and pork skewers were definitely solid. My American Mule cocktail and the lady's margarita were also merrily consumed.

Please don't tell me this is another Corner Bakery moment for me.

Nope, that's some fine-assed eating. Next time,  treat yourself to Publican go back and bump this thread (http://www.desipio.com/messageboard/index.php?topic=4307.0) for suggestions.

Order!, Order!'d

On another note, I think IAN is ashamed of us.  This is, at least, his second trip to Chicago (if Facebook is to be believed) with IANGF and not one shred of evidence of getting together.

Oh he most definitely is ashamed of you all and he's not wrong

I'm certainly ashamed of the lot of you.  Fortunately, though, STonk is mostly thoroughly ashamed of me, so it all comes out in the wash.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: SKO on February 03, 2016, 11:05:52 AM
I don't know where to put this, but I had a great experience at mEAT on Chestnut. You order meats by the skewer and share sides a-la-carte. The mac and cheese and brussels sprouts were unreal and the meatballs and pork skewers were definitely solid. My American Mule cocktail and the lady's margarita were also merrily consumed.

Please don't tell me this is another Corner Bakery moment for me.

Nope, that's some fine-assed eating. Next time,  treat yourself to Publican go back and bump this thread (http://www.desipio.com/messageboard/index.php?topic=4307.0) for suggestions.

Order!, Order!'d

On another note, I think IAN is ashamed of us.  This is, at least, his second trip to Chicago (if Facebook is to be believed) with IANGF and not one shred of evidence of getting together.

Oh he most definitely is ashamed of you all and he's not wrong

I'm certainly ashamed of the lot of you.  Fortunately, though, STonk is mostly thoroughly ashamed of me, so it all comes out in the wash.

My wife is remarkably tolerant of the whole desipio thing but the one time I brought her to an actual desipio event she had to meet and hear Fro Dog's opinions and Yeti spilled beer all over her feet. I don't blame IAN one bit here.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: CT III on February 03, 2016, 12:16:40 PM
I don't know where to put this, but I had a great experience at mEAT on Chestnut. You order meats by the skewer and share sides a-la-carte. The mac and cheese and brussels sprouts were unreal and the meatballs and pork skewers were definitely solid. My American Mule cocktail and the lady's margarita were also merrily consumed.

Please don't tell me this is another Corner Bakery moment for me.

Nope, that's some fine-assed eating. Next time,  treat yourself to Publican go back and bump this thread (http://www.desipio.com/messageboard/index.php?topic=4307.0) for suggestions.

Order!, Order!'d

On another note, I think IAN is ashamed of us.  This is, at least, his second trip to Chicago (if Facebook is to be believed) with IANGF and not one shred of evidence of getting together.

Oh he most definitely is ashamed of you all and he's not wrong

I'm certainly ashamed of the lot of you.  Fortunately, though, STonk is mostly thoroughly ashamed of me, so it all comes out in the wash.

My wife is remarkably tolerant of the whole desipio thing but the one time I brought her to an actual desipio event she had to meet and hear Fro Dog's opinions and Yeti spilled beer all over her feet. I don't blame IAN one bit here.

Point of fact, wasn't that a Hockeenight event?  I don't want Andy taking the fall for Fro's attendance.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on February 03, 2016, 12:32:21 PM
I don't know where to put this, but I had a great experience at mEAT on Chestnut. You order meats by the skewer and share sides a-la-carte. The mac and cheese and brussels sprouts were unreal and the meatballs and pork skewers were definitely solid. My American Mule cocktail and the lady's margarita were also merrily consumed.

Please don't tell me this is another Corner Bakery moment for me.

Nope, that's some fine-assed eating. Next time,  treat yourself to Publican go back and bump this thread (http://www.desipio.com/messageboard/index.php?topic=4307.0) for suggestions.

Order!, Order!'d

On another note, I think IAN is ashamed of us.  This is, at least, his second trip to Chicago (if Facebook is to be believed) with IANGF and not one shred of evidence of getting together.

Oh he most definitely is ashamed of you all and he's not wrong

I'm certainly ashamed of the lot of you.  Fortunately, though, STonk is mostly thoroughly ashamed of me, so it all comes out in the wash.

My wife is remarkably tolerant of the whole desipio thing but the one time I brought her to an actual desipio event she had to meet and hear Fro Dog's opinions and Yeti spilled beer all over her feet. I don't blame IAN one bit here.

Point of fact, wasn't that a Hockeenight event?  I don't want Andy taking the fall for Fro's attendance.

It was Tonkfest, in fact.  But there may have been some hockey-related event going on concurrently, I believe.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Oleg on February 03, 2016, 12:37:13 PM
I don't know where to put this, but I had a great experience at mEAT on Chestnut. You order meats by the skewer and share sides a-la-carte. The mac and cheese and brussels sprouts were unreal and the meatballs and pork skewers were definitely solid. My American Mule cocktail and the lady's margarita were also merrily consumed.

Please don't tell me this is another Corner Bakery moment for me.

Nope, that's some fine-assed eating. Next time,  treat yourself to Publican go back and bump this thread (http://www.desipio.com/messageboard/index.php?topic=4307.0) for suggestions.

Order!, Order!'d

On another note, I think IAN is ashamed of us.  This is, at least, his second trip to Chicago (if Facebook is to be believed) with IANGF and not one shred of evidence of getting together.

Oh he most definitely is ashamed of you all and he's not wrong

I'm certainly ashamed of the lot of you.  Fortunately, though, STonk is mostly thoroughly ashamed of me, so it all comes out in the wash.

My wife is remarkably tolerant of the whole desipio thing but the one time I brought her to an actual desipio event she had to meet and hear Fro Dog's opinions and Yeti spilled beer all over her feet. I don't blame IAN one bit here.

Point of fact, wasn't that a Hockeenight event?  I don't want Andy taking the fall for Fro's attendance.

It was Tonkfest, in fact.  But there may have been some hockey-related event going on concurrently, I believe.

Stuff your wife won't mind...
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: SKO on February 03, 2016, 12:40:17 PM
I don't know where to put this, but I had a great experience at mEAT on Chestnut. You order meats by the skewer and share sides a-la-carte. The mac and cheese and brussels sprouts were unreal and the meatballs and pork skewers were definitely solid. My American Mule cocktail and the lady's margarita were also merrily consumed.

Please don't tell me this is another Corner Bakery moment for me.

Nope, that's some fine-assed eating. Next time,  treat yourself to Publican go back and bump this thread (http://www.desipio.com/messageboard/index.php?topic=4307.0) for suggestions.

Order!, Order!'d

On another note, I think IAN is ashamed of us.  This is, at least, his second trip to Chicago (if Facebook is to be believed) with IANGF and not one shred of evidence of getting together.

Oh he most definitely is ashamed of you all and he's not wrong

I'm certainly ashamed of the lot of you.  Fortunately, though, STonk is mostly thoroughly ashamed of me, so it all comes out in the wash.

My wife is remarkably tolerant of the whole desipio thing but the one time I brought her to an actual desipio event she had to meet and hear Fro Dog's opinions and Yeti spilled beer all over her feet. I don't blame IAN one bit here.

Point of fact, wasn't that a Hockeenight event?  I don't want Andy taking the fall for Fro's attendance.

It was Tonkfest, in fact.  But there may have been some hockey-related event going on concurrently, I believe.

It was Tonkfest, indeed. I had to go just so I am officially not being racist when I make jokes about the Welsh, becuase I am personally friends with one in real life.

My wife also thought flannj was quite the handsome older gentleman, and I still laugh at that some times.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on February 03, 2016, 01:30:34 PM
I don't know where to put this, but I had a great experience at mEAT on Chestnut. You order meats by the skewer and share sides a-la-carte. The mac and cheese and brussels sprouts were unreal and the meatballs and pork skewers were definitely solid. My American Mule cocktail and the lady's margarita were also merrily consumed.

Please don't tell me this is another Corner Bakery moment for me.

Nope, that's some fine-assed eating. Next time,  treat yourself to Publican go back and bump this thread (http://www.desipio.com/messageboard/index.php?topic=4307.0) for suggestions.

Order!, Order!'d

On another note, I think IAN is ashamed of us.  This is, at least, his second trip to Chicago (if Facebook is to be believed) with IANGF and not one shred of evidence of getting together.

Oh he most definitely is ashamed of you all and he's not wrong

I'm certainly ashamed of the lot of you.  Fortunately, though, STonk is mostly thoroughly ashamed of me, so it all comes out in the wash.

My wife is remarkably tolerant of the whole desipio thing but the one time I brought her to an actual desipio event she had to meet and hear Fro Dog's opinions and Yeti spilled beer all over her feet. I don't blame IAN one bit here.

Point of fact, wasn't that a Hockeenight event?  I don't want Andy taking the fall for Fro's attendance.

It was Tonkfest, in fact.  But there may have been some hockey-related event going on concurrently, I believe.

It was Tonkfest, indeed. I had to go just so I am officially not being racist when I make jokes about the Welsh, becuase I am personally friends with one in real life.

My wife also thought flannj was quite the handsome older gentleman, and I still laugh at that some times.

Flannj is quite the handsome older gentlemen, especially when you bear in mind what poor ESKO has to wake up to every morning.  Put it this way: I'd totes shag Flannj; I'd have to be really, really drunk to sleep with you.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Quality Start Machine on February 03, 2016, 01:31:52 PM
I don't know where to put this, but I had a great experience at mEAT on Chestnut. You order meats by the skewer and share sides a-la-carte. The mac and cheese and brussels sprouts were unreal and the meatballs and pork skewers were definitely solid. My American Mule cocktail and the lady's margarita were also merrily consumed.

Please don't tell me this is another Corner Bakery moment for me.

Nope, that's some fine-assed eating. Next time,  treat yourself to Publican go back and bump this thread (http://www.desipio.com/messageboard/index.php?topic=4307.0) for suggestions.

Order!, Order!'d

On another note, I think IAN is ashamed of us.  This is, at least, his second trip to Chicago (if Facebook is to be believed) with IANGF and not one shred of evidence of getting together.

Fucker dodged me at a Cub game.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: flannj on February 03, 2016, 01:44:53 PM
I don't know where to put this, but I had a great experience at mEAT on Chestnut. You order meats by the skewer and share sides a-la-carte. The mac and cheese and brussels sprouts were unreal and the meatballs and pork skewers were definitely solid. My American Mule cocktail and the lady's margarita were also merrily consumed.

Please don't tell me this is another Corner Bakery moment for me.

Nope, that's some fine-assed eating. Next time,  treat yourself to Publican go back and bump this thread (http://www.desipio.com/messageboard/index.php?topic=4307.0) for suggestions.

Order!, Order!'d

On another note, I think IAN is ashamed of us.  This is, at least, his second trip to Chicago (if Facebook is to be believed) with IANGF and not one shred of evidence of getting together.

Oh he most definitely is ashamed of you all and he's not wrong

I'm certainly ashamed of the lot of you.  Fortunately, though, STonk is mostly thoroughly ashamed of me, so it all comes out in the wash.

My wife is remarkably tolerant of the whole desipio thing but the one time I brought her to an actual desipio event she had to meet and hear Fro Dog's opinions and Yeti spilled beer all over her feet. I don't blame IAN one bit here.

Point of fact, wasn't that a Hockeenight event?  I don't want Andy taking the fall for Fro's attendance.

It was Tonkfest, in fact.  But there may have been some hockey-related event going on concurrently, I believe.

It was Tonkfest, indeed. I had to go just so I am officially not being racist when I make jokes about the Welsh, becuase I am personally friends with one in real life.

My wife also thought flannj was quite the handsome older gentleman, and I still laugh at that some times.

Flannj is quite the handsome older gentlemen, especially when you bear in mind what poor ESKO has to wake up to every morning.  Put it this way: I'd totes shag Flannj; I'd have to be really, really drunk to sleep with you.

Both ESKO and Tonks need a trip to the optometrist.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Quality Start Machine on February 03, 2016, 03:00:28 PM
I don't know where to put this, but I had a great experience at mEAT on Chestnut. You order meats by the skewer and share sides a-la-carte. The mac and cheese and brussels sprouts were unreal and the meatballs and pork skewers were definitely solid. My American Mule cocktail and the lady's margarita were also merrily consumed.

Please don't tell me this is another Corner Bakery moment for me.

Nope, that's some fine-assed eating. Next time,  treat yourself to Publican go back and bump this thread (http://www.desipio.com/messageboard/index.php?topic=4307.0) for suggestions.

Order!, Order!'d

On another note, I think IAN is ashamed of us.  This is, at least, his second trip to Chicago (if Facebook is to be believed) with IANGF and not one shred of evidence of getting together.

Oh he most definitely is ashamed of you all and he's not wrong

I'm certainly ashamed of the lot of you.  Fortunately, though, STonk is mostly thoroughly ashamed of me, so it all comes out in the wash.

My wife is remarkably tolerant of the whole desipio thing but the one time I brought her to an actual desipio event she had to meet and hear Fro Dog's opinions and Yeti spilled beer all over her feet. I don't blame IAN one bit here.

Point of fact, wasn't that a Hockeenight event?  I don't want Andy taking the fall for Fro's attendance.

It was Tonkfest, in fact.  But there may have been some hockey-related event going on concurrently, I believe.

It was Tonkfest, indeed. I had to go just so I am officially not being racist when I make jokes about the Welsh, becuase I am personally friends with one in real life.

My wife also thought flannj was quite the handsome older gentleman, and I still laugh at that some times.

Flannj is quite the handsome older gentlemen, especially when you bear in mind what poor ESKO has to wake up to every morning.  Put it this way: I'd totes shag Flannj; I'd have to be really, really drunk to sleep with you.

Both ESKO and Tonks need a trip to the optometrist.

No, just higher standards.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Powdered Toast Man on February 04, 2016, 09:06:48 AM
I don't know where to put this, but I had a great experience at mEAT on Chestnut. You order meats by the skewer and share sides a-la-carte. The mac and cheese and brussels sprouts were unreal and the meatballs and pork skewers were definitely solid. My American Mule cocktail and the lady's margarita were also merrily consumed.

Please don't tell me this is another Corner Bakery moment for me.

Nope, that's some fine-assed eating. Next time,  treat yourself to Publican go back and bump this thread (http://www.desipio.com/messageboard/index.php?topic=4307.0) for suggestions.

Order!, Order!'d

On another note, I think IAN is ashamed of us.  This is, at least, his second trip to Chicago (if Facebook is to be believed) with IANGF and not one shred of evidence of getting together.

Fucker dodged me at a Cub game.

I really wish I had the opportunity to meet you and LFork that day. I was unfortunately one pawn in a long line of IANGF family members trapsing through God-knows-where in Wrigleyville to some bar IANGF's brother's wife's family owns.

Point being, this was the first time I met these fine folks and I was going to say "Hold up, my internet friend who likes to dance in public wants to meet up!" It just didn't work out and I'm more ashamed that we didn't get to say hi.

Oh, and I'm certainly ashamed of all of you. That's a fact.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: ChuckD on February 04, 2016, 02:06:08 PM
I don't know where to put this, but I had a great experience at mEAT on Chestnut. You order meats by the skewer and share sides a-la-carte. The mac and cheese and brussels sprouts were unreal and the meatballs and pork skewers were definitely solid. My American Mule cocktail and the lady's margarita were also merrily consumed.

Please don't tell me this is another Corner Bakery moment for me.

Nope, that's some fine-assed eating. Next time,  treat yourself to Publican go back and bump this thread (http://www.desipio.com/messageboard/index.php?topic=4307.0) for suggestions.

Order!, Order!'d

On another note, I think IAN is ashamed of us.  This is, at least, his second trip to Chicago (if Facebook is to be believed) with IANGF and not one shred of evidence of getting together.

Fucker dodged me at a Cub game.

I really wish I had the opportunity to meet you and LFork that day. I was unfortunately one pawn in a long line of IANGF family members trapsing through God-knows-where in Wrigleyville to some bar IANGF's brother's wife's family owns.

Point being, this was the first time I met these fine folks and I was going to say "Hold up, my internet friend who likes to dance in public wants to meet up!" It just didn't work out and I'm more ashamed that we didn't get to say hi.

Oh, and I'm certainly ashamed of all of you. That's a fact.

So ... sister-in-law? (If you're in to brevity.) Or "sister" if you're in Louisiana *rimshot*.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Powdered Toast Man on February 05, 2016, 07:18:48 AM
I don't know where to put this, but I had a great experience at mEAT on Chestnut. You order meats by the skewer and share sides a-la-carte. The mac and cheese and brussels sprouts were unreal and the meatballs and pork skewers were definitely solid. My American Mule cocktail and the lady's margarita were also merrily consumed.

Please don't tell me this is another Corner Bakery moment for me.

Nope, that's some fine-assed eating. Next time,  treat yourself to Publican go back and bump this thread (http://www.desipio.com/messageboard/index.php?topic=4307.0) for suggestions.

Order!, Order!'d

On another note, I think IAN is ashamed of us.  This is, at least, his second trip to Chicago (if Facebook is to be believed) with IANGF and not one shred of evidence of getting together.

Fucker dodged me at a Cub game.

I really wish I had the opportunity to meet you and LFork that day. I was unfortunately one pawn in a long line of IANGF family members trapsing through God-knows-where in Wrigleyville to some bar IANGF's brother's wife's family owns.

Point being, this was the first time I met these fine folks and I was going to say "Hold up, my internet friend who likes to dance in public wants to meet up!" It just didn't work out and I'm more ashamed that we didn't get to say hi.

Oh, and I'm certainly ashamed of all of you. That's a fact.

So ... sister-in-law? (If you're in to brevity.) Or "sister" if you're in Louisiana *rimshot*.

IF there was a ring on IANGF...but alas there isn't. Yet.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: SKO on February 05, 2016, 07:34:55 AM
I don't know where to put this, but I had a great experience at mEAT on Chestnut. You order meats by the skewer and share sides a-la-carte. The mac and cheese and brussels sprouts were unreal and the meatballs and pork skewers were definitely solid. My American Mule cocktail and the lady's margarita were also merrily consumed.

Please don't tell me this is another Corner Bakery moment for me.

Nope, that's some fine-assed eating. Next time,  treat yourself to Publican go back and bump this thread (http://www.desipio.com/messageboard/index.php?topic=4307.0) for suggestions.

Order!, Order!'d

On another note, I think IAN is ashamed of us.  This is, at least, his second trip to Chicago (if Facebook is to be believed) with IANGF and not one shred of evidence of getting together.

Fucker dodged me at a Cub game.

I really wish I had the opportunity to meet you and LFork that day. I was unfortunately one pawn in a long line of IANGF family members trapsing through God-knows-where in Wrigleyville to some bar IANGF's brother's wife's family owns.

Point being, this was the first time I met these fine folks and I was going to say "Hold up, my internet friend who likes to dance in public wants to meet up!" It just didn't work out and I'm more ashamed that we didn't get to say hi.

Oh, and I'm certainly ashamed of all of you. That's a fact.

So ... sister-in-law? (If you're in to brevity.) Or "sister" if you're in Louisiana *rimshot*.

IF there was a ring on IANGF...but alas there isn't. Yet.

Right but that would still make "IANGF's brother's wife" IANGF's sister-in-law.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Powdered Toast Man on February 05, 2016, 08:28:36 AM
Right.

<---Idito
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: CT III on February 05, 2016, 09:58:27 AM
I don't know where to put this, but I had a great experience at mEAT on Chestnut. You order meats by the skewer and share sides a-la-carte. The mac and cheese and brussels sprouts were unreal and the meatballs and pork skewers were definitely solid. My American Mule cocktail and the lady's margarita were also merrily consumed.

Please don't tell me this is another Corner Bakery moment for me.

Nope, that's some fine-assed eating. Next time,  treat yourself to Publican go back and bump this thread (http://www.desipio.com/messageboard/index.php?topic=4307.0) for suggestions.

Order!, Order!'d

On another note, I think IAN is ashamed of us.  This is, at least, his second trip to Chicago (if Facebook is to be believed) with IANGF and not one shred of evidence of getting together.

Fucker dodged me at a Cub game.

I really wish I had the opportunity to meet you and LFork that day. I was unfortunately one pawn in a long line of IANGF family members trapsing through God-knows-where in Wrigleyville to some bar IANGF's brother's wife's family owns.

Point being, this was the first time I met these fine folks and I was going to say "Hold up, my internet friend who likes to dance in public wants to meet up!" It just didn't work out and I'm more ashamed that we didn't get to say hi.

Oh, and I'm certainly ashamed of all of you. That's a fact.

So ... sister-in-law? (If you're in to brevity.) Or "sister" if you're in Louisiana *rimshot*.

IF there was a ring on IANGF...but alas there isn't. Yet.

Right but that would still make "IANGF's brother's wife" IANGF's sister-in-law.

Still, I side with IAN here, the joke was overly complicated and required a reread of the paragraph. 

3/10, would not read again.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Saul Goodman on February 05, 2016, 04:22:12 PM
Right.

<---Idito

Leave Kris out of this.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on November 07, 2016, 02:08:31 PM
A couple more entries:

Ricobene's.  HOLY SHIT WHAT A FUCKEN SAMMICH.  That thing was fucking HUGE and I only had the regular.  It was really, really, REALLY good, too.  Like, "I'm totally going to make the trip down to DA SOUT SIDE MY FRENT to get another one next time I'm in town" good.  The fries were also excellent, but they were gilding the lily, really.  Yuge thanks to Fork and Larry for going out of their way to make sure I filled in a gap of which - in hindsight - I should have been thoroughly ashamed.

Gene and Jude's.  Once again, Fork's Culinary Tours came up trumps and this little beauty filled the gap between second lunch and high tea very nicely indeed.  It's a bit weird in that they bill themselves as a hot dog place but there's no poppy seed buns, no green relish, no tomato and if I remember rightly, not even a pickle spear.  Still, what they do is very good and almost embarrassingly cheap.  And not a bottle of ketchup in sight, so it gets the Huey seal of approval, too.

I had a couple of pizzas, too, but there was so much confusion with regard to where they had come from (I think we nearly ate somebody else's pizza at one point on Saturday night), that I can't really review them.

Also, Fork's BBBQ is the balls, and Hawk and NHawk are just ridiculously, fantastically gracious, generous and above all, delicious hosts.

And as for that cake, Chuck?  I'm not exaggerating, that thing had to have been twenty thousand calories.  I could hardly eat it all.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: PenFoe on November 07, 2016, 02:18:25 PM
A couple more entries:

Ricobene's.  HOLY SHIT WHAT A FUCKEN SAMMICH.  That thing was fucking HUGE and I only had the regular.  It was really, really, REALLY good, too.  Like, "I'm totally going to make the trip down to DA SOUT SIDE MY FRENT to get another one next time I'm in town" good.  The fries were also excellent, but they were gilding the lily, really.  Yuge thanks to Fork and Larry for going out of their way to make sure I filled in a gap of which - in hindsight - I should have been thoroughly ashamed.

Gene and Jude's.  Once again, Fork's Culinary Tours came up trumps and this little beauty filled the gap between second lunch and high tea very nicely indeed.  It's a bit weird in that they bill themselves as a hot dog place but there's no poppy seed buns, no green relish, no tomato and if I remember rightly, not even a pickle spear.  Still, what they do is very good and almost embarrassingly cheap.  And not a bottle of ketchup in sight, so it gets the Huey seal of approval, too.

I had a couple of pizzas, too, but there was so much confusion with regard to where they had come from (I think we nearly ate somebody else's pizza at one point on Saturday night), that I can't really review them.

Also, Fork's BBBQ is the balls, and Hawk and NHawk are just ridiculously, fantastically gracious, generous and above all, delicious hosts.

And as for that cake, Chuck?  I'm not exaggerating, that thing had to have been twenty thousand calories.  I could hardly eat it all.


We were absolutely delivered someone else's pizza on Saturday night, but I don't recall anyone eating it.  I think the delivery came back pretty quickly. 

That said, I don't remember what actual pizza came.  I remember the french fries and that we're still waiting for Oleg to order BBQ from Fat Louie's.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: R-V on November 07, 2016, 02:47:12 PM
Hawk and NHawk are just ridiculously, fantastically gracious, generous and above all, delicious hosts.

Eating your hosts seems like a weird way to thank them for letting you stay, but I'm not up to speed on Australian customs.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Chuck to Chuck on November 07, 2016, 04:04:21 PM
Hawk and NHawk are just ridiculously, fantastically gracious, generous and above all, delicious hosts.

Eating your hosts seems like a weird way to thank them for letting you stay, but I'm not up to speed on Australian customs.

(http://robliano.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/68191_to-serve-man-21.jpg)
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Oleg on November 14, 2016, 08:45:52 AM
A couple more entries:

Ricobene's.  HOLY SHIT WHAT A FUCKEN SAMMICH.  That thing was fucking HUGE and I only had the regular.  It was really, really, REALLY good, too.  Like, "I'm totally going to make the trip down to DA SOUT SIDE MY FRENT to get another one next time I'm in town" good.  The fries were also excellent, but they were gilding the lily, really.  Yuge thanks to Fork and Larry for going out of their way to make sure I filled in a gap of which - in hindsight - I should have been thoroughly ashamed.

Gene and Jude's.  Once again, Fork's Culinary Tours came up trumps and this little beauty filled the gap between second lunch and high tea very nicely indeed.  It's a bit weird in that they bill themselves as a hot dog place but there's no poppy seed buns, no green relish, no tomato and if I remember rightly, not even a pickle spear.  Still, what they do is very good and almost embarrassingly cheap.  And not a bottle of ketchup in sight, so it gets the Huey seal of approval, too.

I had a couple of pizzas, too, but there was so much confusion with regard to where they had come from (I think we nearly ate somebody else's pizza at one point on Saturday night), that I can't really review them.

Also, Fork's BBBQ is the balls, and Hawk and NHawk are just ridiculously, fantastically gracious, generous and above all, delicious hosts.

And as for that cake, Chuck?  I'm not exaggerating, that thing had to have been twenty thousand calories.  I could hardly eat it all.


We were absolutely delivered someone else's pizza on Saturday night, but I don't recall anyone eating it.  I think the delivery came back pretty quickly. 

That said, I don't remember what actual pizza came.  I remember the french fries and that we're still waiting for Oleg to order BBQ from Fat Louie's.

This was, at least partly, your fault.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: World's #1 Astros Fan on November 14, 2016, 10:23:47 AM
A couple more entries:

Ricobene's.  HOLY SHIT WHAT A FUCKEN SAMMICH.  That thing was fucking HUGE and I only had the regular.  It was really, really, REALLY good, too.  Like, "I'm totally going to make the trip down to DA SOUT SIDE MY FRENT to get another one next time I'm in town" good.  The fries were also excellent, but they were gilding the lily, really.  Yuge thanks to Fork and Larry for going out of their way to make sure I filled in a gap of which - in hindsight - I should have been thoroughly ashamed.

Gene and Jude's.  Once again, Fork's Culinary Tours came up trumps and this little beauty filled the gap between second lunch and high tea very nicely indeed.  It's a bit weird in that they bill themselves as a hot dog place but there's no poppy seed buns, no green relish, no tomato and if I remember rightly, not even a pickle spear.  Still, what they do is very good and almost embarrassingly cheap.  And not a bottle of ketchup in sight, so it gets the Huey seal of approval, too.

I had a couple of pizzas, too, but there was so much confusion with regard to where they had come from (I think we nearly ate somebody else's pizza at one point on Saturday night), that I can't really review them.

Also, Fork's BBBQ is the balls, and Hawk and NHawk are just ridiculously, fantastically gracious, generous and above all, delicious hosts.

And as for that cake, Chuck?  I'm not exaggerating, that thing had to have been twenty thousand calories.  I could hardly eat it all.


We were absolutely delivered someone else's pizza on Saturday night, but I don't recall anyone eating it.  I think the delivery came back pretty quickly. 

That said, I don't remember what actual pizza came.  I remember the french fries and that we're still waiting for Oleg to order BBQ from Fat Louie's.

This was, at least partly, your fault.

He wanted tofu ribs?
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: PenFoe on November 14, 2016, 04:11:30 PM
A couple more entries:

Ricobene's.  HOLY SHIT WHAT A FUCKEN SAMMICH.  That thing was fucking HUGE and I only had the regular.  It was really, really, REALLY good, too.  Like, "I'm totally going to make the trip down to DA SOUT SIDE MY FRENT to get another one next time I'm in town" good.  The fries were also excellent, but they were gilding the lily, really.  Yuge thanks to Fork and Larry for going out of their way to make sure I filled in a gap of which - in hindsight - I should have been thoroughly ashamed.

Gene and Jude's.  Once again, Fork's Culinary Tours came up trumps and this little beauty filled the gap between second lunch and high tea very nicely indeed.  It's a bit weird in that they bill themselves as a hot dog place but there's no poppy seed buns, no green relish, no tomato and if I remember rightly, not even a pickle spear.  Still, what they do is very good and almost embarrassingly cheap.  And not a bottle of ketchup in sight, so it gets the Huey seal of approval, too.

I had a couple of pizzas, too, but there was so much confusion with regard to where they had come from (I think we nearly ate somebody else's pizza at one point on Saturday night), that I can't really review them.

Also, Fork's BBBQ is the balls, and Hawk and NHawk are just ridiculously, fantastically gracious, generous and above all, delicious hosts.

And as for that cake, Chuck?  I'm not exaggerating, that thing had to have been twenty thousand calories.  I could hardly eat it all.


We were absolutely delivered someone else's pizza on Saturday night, but I don't recall anyone eating it.  I think the delivery came back pretty quickly. 

That said, I don't remember what actual pizza came.  I remember the french fries and that we're still waiting for Oleg to order BBQ from Fat Louie's.

This was, at least partly, your fault.

He wanted tofu ribs?


I believe Oleg is implying that I forced him to eat all those edibles.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Oleg on November 15, 2016, 08:52:40 AM
A couple more entries:

Ricobene's.  HOLY SHIT WHAT A FUCKEN SAMMICH.  That thing was fucking HUGE and I only had the regular.  It was really, really, REALLY good, too.  Like, "I'm totally going to make the trip down to DA SOUT SIDE MY FRENT to get another one next time I'm in town" good.  The fries were also excellent, but they were gilding the lily, really.  Yuge thanks to Fork and Larry for going out of their way to make sure I filled in a gap of which - in hindsight - I should have been thoroughly ashamed.

Gene and Jude's.  Once again, Fork's Culinary Tours came up trumps and this little beauty filled the gap between second lunch and high tea very nicely indeed.  It's a bit weird in that they bill themselves as a hot dog place but there's no poppy seed buns, no green relish, no tomato and if I remember rightly, not even a pickle spear.  Still, what they do is very good and almost embarrassingly cheap.  And not a bottle of ketchup in sight, so it gets the Huey seal of approval, too.

I had a couple of pizzas, too, but there was so much confusion with regard to where they had come from (I think we nearly ate somebody else's pizza at one point on Saturday night), that I can't really review them.

Also, Fork's BBBQ is the balls, and Hawk and NHawk are just ridiculously, fantastically gracious, generous and above all, delicious hosts.

And as for that cake, Chuck?  I'm not exaggerating, that thing had to have been twenty thousand calories.  I could hardly eat it all.


We were absolutely delivered someone else's pizza on Saturday night, but I don't recall anyone eating it.  I think the delivery came back pretty quickly. 

That said, I don't remember what actual pizza came.  I remember the french fries and that we're still waiting for Oleg to order BBQ from Fat Louie's.

This was, at least partly, your fault.

He wanted tofu ribs?


I believe Oleg is implying that I forced him to eat all those edibles.

You put a gun to my head.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on November 15, 2016, 08:56:46 AM
A couple more entries:

Ricobene's.  HOLY SHIT WHAT A FUCKEN SAMMICH.  That thing was fucking HUGE and I only had the regular.  It was really, really, REALLY good, too.  Like, "I'm totally going to make the trip down to DA SOUT SIDE MY FRENT to get another one next time I'm in town" good.  The fries were also excellent, but they were gilding the lily, really.  Yuge thanks to Fork and Larry for going out of their way to make sure I filled in a gap of which - in hindsight - I should have been thoroughly ashamed.

Gene and Jude's.  Once again, Fork's Culinary Tours came up trumps and this little beauty filled the gap between second lunch and high tea very nicely indeed.  It's a bit weird in that they bill themselves as a hot dog place but there's no poppy seed buns, no green relish, no tomato and if I remember rightly, not even a pickle spear.  Still, what they do is very good and almost embarrassingly cheap.  And not a bottle of ketchup in sight, so it gets the Huey seal of approval, too.

I had a couple of pizzas, too, but there was so much confusion with regard to where they had come from (I think we nearly ate somebody else's pizza at one point on Saturday night), that I can't really review them.

Also, Fork's BBBQ is the balls, and Hawk and NHawk are just ridiculously, fantastically gracious, generous and above all, delicious hosts.

And as for that cake, Chuck?  I'm not exaggerating, that thing had to have been twenty thousand calories.  I could hardly eat it all.


We were absolutely delivered someone else's pizza on Saturday night, but I don't recall anyone eating it.  I think the delivery came back pretty quickly. 

That said, I don't remember what actual pizza came.  I remember the french fries and that we're still waiting for Oleg to order BBQ from Fat Louie's.

This was, at least partly, your fault.

He wanted tofu ribs?


I believe Oleg is implying that I forced him to eat all those edibles.

You put a gun to my head.

To be fair to Pen, he was holding it at his hip.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Oleg on November 15, 2016, 12:36:50 PM
A couple more entries:

Ricobene's.  HOLY SHIT WHAT A FUCKEN SAMMICH.  That thing was fucking HUGE and I only had the regular.  It was really, really, REALLY good, too.  Like, "I'm totally going to make the trip down to DA SOUT SIDE MY FRENT to get another one next time I'm in town" good.  The fries were also excellent, but they were gilding the lily, really.  Yuge thanks to Fork and Larry for going out of their way to make sure I filled in a gap of which - in hindsight - I should have been thoroughly ashamed.

Gene and Jude's.  Once again, Fork's Culinary Tours came up trumps and this little beauty filled the gap between second lunch and high tea very nicely indeed.  It's a bit weird in that they bill themselves as a hot dog place but there's no poppy seed buns, no green relish, no tomato and if I remember rightly, not even a pickle spear.  Still, what they do is very good and almost embarrassingly cheap.  And not a bottle of ketchup in sight, so it gets the Huey seal of approval, too.

I had a couple of pizzas, too, but there was so much confusion with regard to where they had come from (I think we nearly ate somebody else's pizza at one point on Saturday night), that I can't really review them.

Also, Fork's BBBQ is the balls, and Hawk and NHawk are just ridiculously, fantastically gracious, generous and above all, delicious hosts.

And as for that cake, Chuck?  I'm not exaggerating, that thing had to have been twenty thousand calories.  I could hardly eat it all.


We were absolutely delivered someone else's pizza on Saturday night, but I don't recall anyone eating it.  I think the delivery came back pretty quickly. 

That said, I don't remember what actual pizza came.  I remember the french fries and that we're still waiting for Oleg to order BBQ from Fat Louie's.

This was, at least partly, your fault.

He wanted tofu ribs?


I believe Oleg is implying that I forced him to eat all those edibles.

You put a gun to my head.

To be fair to Pen, he was holding it at his hip.

Why is that fair to Pen?
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on November 16, 2016, 03:09:41 AM
A couple more entries:

Ricobene's.  HOLY SHIT WHAT A FUCKEN SAMMICH.  That thing was fucking HUGE and I only had the regular.  It was really, really, REALLY good, too.  Like, "I'm totally going to make the trip down to DA SOUT SIDE MY FRENT to get another one next time I'm in town" good.  The fries were also excellent, but they were gilding the lily, really.  Yuge thanks to Fork and Larry for going out of their way to make sure I filled in a gap of which - in hindsight - I should have been thoroughly ashamed.

Gene and Jude's.  Once again, Fork's Culinary Tours came up trumps and this little beauty filled the gap between second lunch and high tea very nicely indeed.  It's a bit weird in that they bill themselves as a hot dog place but there's no poppy seed buns, no green relish, no tomato and if I remember rightly, not even a pickle spear.  Still, what they do is very good and almost embarrassingly cheap.  And not a bottle of ketchup in sight, so it gets the Huey seal of approval, too.

I had a couple of pizzas, too, but there was so much confusion with regard to where they had come from (I think we nearly ate somebody else's pizza at one point on Saturday night), that I can't really review them.

Also, Fork's BBBQ is the balls, and Hawk and NHawk are just ridiculously, fantastically gracious, generous and above all, delicious hosts.

And as for that cake, Chuck?  I'm not exaggerating, that thing had to have been twenty thousand calories.  I could hardly eat it all.


We were absolutely delivered someone else's pizza on Saturday night, but I don't recall anyone eating it.  I think the delivery came back pretty quickly. 

That said, I don't remember what actual pizza came.  I remember the french fries and that we're still waiting for Oleg to order BBQ from Fat Louie's.

This was, at least partly, your fault.

He wanted tofu ribs?


I believe Oleg is implying that I forced him to eat all those edibles.

You put a gun to my head.

To be fair to Pen, he was holding it at his hip.

Why is that fair to Pen?

It's not his fault you're short.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on November 30, 2016, 05:21:53 AM
Oh, I forgot to mention: in Toronto, I went for traditionally Canadian and had Five Guys - indeed, I was eating my Five Guys meal in my hotel room whilst watching game 7.  It was fucking excellent.  Properly delicious.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: ChuckD on November 30, 2016, 06:01:51 AM
Oh, I forgot to mention: in Toronto, I went for traditionally Canadian and had Five Guys - indeed, I was eating my Five Guys meal in my hotel room whilst watching game 7.  It was fucking excellent.  Properly delicious.

Does "traditionally Canadian" mean "not Canadian?" Or did Tim's rebrand while I was in that month long coma.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on November 30, 2016, 06:13:06 AM
Oh, I forgot to mention: in Toronto, I went for traditionally Canadian and had Five Guys - indeed, I was eating my Five Guys meal in my hotel room whilst watching game 7.  It was fucking excellent.  Properly delicious.

Does "traditionally Canadian" mean "not Canadian?" Or did Tim's rebrand while I was in that month long coma.

Yes.  I was poking fun at myself.  I didn't even go to Tim's while I was there.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Oleg on November 30, 2016, 11:53:46 AM
Oh, I forgot to mention: in Toronto, I went for traditionally Canadian and had Five Guys - indeed, I was eating my Five Guys meal in my hotel room whilst watching game 7.  It was fucking excellent.  Properly delicious.

Does "traditionally Canadian" mean "not Canadian?" Or did Tim's rebrand while I was in that month long coma.

Yes.  I was poking fun at myself.  I didn't even go to Tim's while I was there.

The only thing more Canadian would have been poutine soaked in a Molson.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Saul Goodman on November 30, 2016, 12:29:30 PM
Oh, I forgot to mention: in Toronto, I went for traditionally Canadian and had Five Guys - indeed, I was eating my Five Guys meal in my hotel room whilst watching game 7.  It was fucking excellent.  Properly delicious.

Does "traditionally Canadian" mean "not Canadian?" Or did Tim's rebrand while I was in that month long coma.

Yes.  I was poking fun at myself.  I didn't even go to Tim's while I was there.

The only thing more Canadian would have been poutine soaked in a Molson.

Carried to your table by an apologizing Mountie riding a moose.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Canadouche on December 01, 2016, 10:31:58 AM
Oh, I forgot to mention: in Toronto, I went for traditionally Canadian and had Five Guys - indeed, I was eating my Five Guys meal in my hotel room whilst watching game 7.  It was fucking excellent.  Properly delicious.

You made a good choice.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on February 16, 2017, 08:23:36 AM
I had Chick-Fil-A last night.  It was the very definition of "meh": not awful, not great.  The nuggets were decent, but the sandwich was no better or worse than any other chicken sandwich I've ever eaten.  I'd say anybody who really likes Chick-Fil-A probably needs to get out more.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: SKO on February 16, 2017, 08:27:55 AM
I had Chick-Fil-A last night.  It was the very definition of "meh": not awful, not great.  The nuggets were decent, but the sandwich was no better or worse than any other chicken sandwich I've ever eaten.  I'd say anybody who really likes Chick-Fil-A probably needs to get out more.is comparing it to other fast food chicken sandwiches

I doubt anybody is picking Chick-Fil-A for a night on the town, but as far the options I have out here it is by far the king for a weekday drive-thru lunch.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: CT III on February 16, 2017, 08:49:34 AM
I had Chick-Fil-A last night.  It was the very definition of "meh": not awful, not great.  The nuggets were decent, but the sandwich was no better or worse than any other chicken sandwich I've ever eaten.  I'd say anybody who really likes Chick-Fil-A probably needs to get out more.

God bless you, sir.  These are my feelings exactly, and I do not understand the insane devotion people have to this particular brand of fast food*.



*I will admit the waffle fries are good and a nice change from what you get everywhere else.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Quality Start Machine on February 16, 2017, 10:06:45 AM
I had Chick-Fil-A last night.  It was the very definition of "meh": not awful, not great.  The nuggets were decent, but the sandwich was no better or worse than any other chicken sandwich I've ever eaten.  I'd say anybody who really likes Chick-Fil-A probably needs to get out more.

God bless you, sir.  These are my feelings exactly, and I do not understand the insane devotion people have to this particular brand of fast food*.



*I will admit the waffle fries are good and a nice change from what you get everywhere else.

Wendy's spicy chicken is better, and you can get it on Sundays.

Although if you're at Wendy's, getting a plain baked potato and dumping chili on it is a damn outstanding cheapskate lunch.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: PenFoe on February 16, 2017, 02:51:24 PM
I had Chick-Fil-A last night.  It was the very definition of "meh": not awful, not great.  The nuggets were decent, but the sandwich was no better or worse than any other chicken sandwich I've ever eaten.  I'd say anybody who really likes Chick-Fil-A probably needs to get out more.

God bless you, sir.  These are my feelings exactly, and I do not understand the insane devotion people have to this particular brand of fast food*.



*I will admit the waffle fries are good and a nice change from what you get everywhere else.

Wendy's spicy chicken is better, and you can get it on Sundays.

Although if you're at Wendy's, getting a plain baked potato and dumping chili on it is a damn outstanding cheapskate lunch.

Chik-Fil-A is fantastic fast food. 
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Saul Goodman on February 16, 2017, 02:58:22 PM
I had Chick-Fil-A last night.  It was the very definition of "meh": not awful, not great.  The nuggets were decent, but the sandwich was no better or worse than any other chicken sandwich I've ever eaten.  I'd say anybody who really likes Chick-Fil-A probably needs to get out more.

God bless you, sir.  These are my feelings exactly, and I do not understand the insane devotion people have to this particular brand of fast food*.



*I will admit the waffle fries are good and a nice change from what you get everywhere else.

Wendy's spicy chicken is better, and you can get it on Sundays.

Although if you're at Wendy's, getting a plain baked potato and dumping chili on it is a damn outstanding cheapskate lunch.

Chik-Fil-A is fantastic fast food. 

I stand with PenFoe. You can pry my chicken nuggets with large waffle fries out of my dead, buffalo sauce-stained fingers.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on February 16, 2017, 02:59:11 PM
I had Chick-Fil-A last night.  It was the very definition of "meh": not awful, not great.  The nuggets were decent, but the sandwich was no better or worse than any other chicken sandwich I've ever eaten.  I'd say anybody who really likes Chick-Fil-A probably needs to get out more.

God bless you, sir.  These are my feelings exactly, and I do not understand the insane devotion people have to this particular brand of fast food*.



*I will admit the waffle fries are good and a nice change from what you get everywhere else.

Wendy's spicy chicken is better, and you can get it on Sundays.

Although if you're at Wendy's, getting a plain baked potato and dumping chili on it is a damn outstanding cheapskate lunch.

Chik-Fil-A is fantastic fast food. 

They do biodynamic free-range fair trade crocheted patchouli vegan chicken sandwiches?
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: PenFoe on February 16, 2017, 03:34:42 PM
I had Chick-Fil-A last night.  It was the very definition of "meh": not awful, not great.  The nuggets were decent, but the sandwich was no better or worse than any other chicken sandwich I've ever eaten.  I'd say anybody who really likes Chick-Fil-A probably needs to get out more.

God bless you, sir.  These are my feelings exactly, and I do not understand the insane devotion people have to this particular brand of fast food*.



*I will admit the waffle fries are good and a nice change from what you get everywhere else.

Wendy's spicy chicken is better, and you can get it on Sundays.

Although if you're at Wendy's, getting a plain baked potato and dumping chili on it is a damn outstanding cheapskate lunch.

Chik-Fil-A is fantastic fast food. 

They do biodynamic free-range fair trade crocheted patchouli vegan chicken sandwiches?

This (http://www.cfarestaurant.com/flatiron/Menu2-Detail?pid=216&gid=9), with a side of waffle fries. 
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: CBStew on February 16, 2017, 11:27:43 PM
I had Chick-Fil-A last night.  It was the very definition of "meh": not awful, not great.  The nuggets were decent, but the sandwich was no better or worse than any other chicken sandwich I've ever eaten.  I'd say anybody who really likes Chick-Fil-A probably needs to get out more.

God bless you, sir.  These are my feelings exactly, and I do not understand the insane devotion people have to this particular brand of fast food*.



*I will admit the waffle fries are good and a nice change from what you get everywhere else.

Wendy's spicy chicken is better, and you can get it on Sundays.

Although if you're at Wendy's, getting a plain baked potato and dumping chili on it is a damn outstanding cheapskate lunch.

Chik-Fil-A is fantastic fast food. 

They do biodynamic free-range fair trade crocheted patchouli vegan chicken sandwiches?

This (http://www.cfarestaurant.com/flatiron/Menu2-Detail?pid=216&gid=9), with a side of waffle fries. 
What? No love for Carl's Jr.?
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: SKO on February 17, 2017, 06:40:58 AM
I had Chick-Fil-A last night.  It was the very definition of "meh": not awful, not great.  The nuggets were decent, but the sandwich was no better or worse than any other chicken sandwich I've ever eaten.  I'd say anybody who really likes Chick-Fil-A probably needs to get out more.

God bless you, sir.  These are my feelings exactly, and I do not understand the insane devotion people have to this particular brand of fast food*.



*I will admit the waffle fries are good and a nice change from what you get everywhere else.

Wendy's spicy chicken is better, and you can get it on Sundays.

Although if you're at Wendy's, getting a plain baked potato and dumping chili on it is a damn outstanding cheapskate lunch.

Chik-Fil-A is fantastic fast food. 

They do biodynamic free-range fair trade crocheted patchouli vegan chicken sandwiches?

This (http://www.cfarestaurant.com/flatiron/Menu2-Detail?pid=216&gid=9), with a side of waffle fries. 
What? No love for Carl's Jr.?

He got the first two outs in the bottom of the 10th of game 7. I'll always love him for that.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: ChuckD on February 17, 2017, 07:49:30 AM
Chik-Fil-A is fantastic fast food. 

Validated!

This (http://www.cfarestaurant.com/flatiron/Menu2-Detail?pid=216&gid=9), with a side of waffle fries. 

I retract my previous validation.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Chuck to Chuck on February 17, 2017, 08:19:49 AM
Chik-Fil-A is fantastic fast food. 

Validated!

This (http://www.cfarestaurant.com/flatiron/Menu2-Detail?pid=216&gid=9), with a side of waffle fries. 

I retract my previous validation.

16 grams of sugar in a salad? That doesn't have any fruit? Just how sugary is that sweet and tangy maple vinaigrette?
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: CT III on February 17, 2017, 08:35:19 AM
Chik-Fil-A is fantastic fast food. 

Validated!

This (http://www.cfarestaurant.com/flatiron/Menu2-Detail?pid=216&gid=9), with a side of waffle fries. 

I retract my previous validation.

16 grams of sugar in a salad? That doesn't have any fruit? Just how sugary is that sweet and tangy maple vinaigrette?

Please do not construe this as a defense of PenFoe but Chuckiswrong

"Chopped Broccolini® and kale blend, tossed in a sweet and tangy maple vinaigrette dressing and topped with flavorful dried sour cherries. Served with our roasted nut blend."
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Wheezer on February 17, 2017, 10:39:03 AM
Chik-Fil-A is fantastic fast food. 

Validated!

This (http://www.cfarestaurant.com/flatiron/Menu2-Detail?pid=216&gid=9), with a side of waffle fries. 

I retract my previous validation.

16 grams of sugar in a salad? That doesn't have any fruit? Just how sugary is that sweet and tangy maple vinaigrette?

Please do not construe this as a defense of PenFoe but Chuckiswrong

"Chopped Broccolini® and kale blend, tossed in a sweet and tangy maple vinaigrette dressing and topped with flavorful dried sour cherries. Served with our roasted nut blend."

Yah. Like craisins, dried sour cherries generally have added sugar (and oil). Because they're sour. I know that one has to pay a premium for unsweetened craisins; the local dried-cherry market is beyond my means.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Chuck to Chuck on February 17, 2017, 11:36:52 AM
Chik-Fil-A is fantastic fast food. 

Validated!

This (http://www.cfarestaurant.com/flatiron/Menu2-Detail?pid=216&gid=9), with a side of waffle fries. 

I retract my previous validation.

16 grams of sugar in a salad? That doesn't have any fruit? Just how sugary is that sweet and tangy maple vinaigrette?

Please do not construe this as a defense of PenFoe but Chuckiswrong

"Chopped Broccolini® and kale blend, tossed in a sweet and tangy maple vinaigrette dressing and topped with flavorful dried sour cherries. Served with our roasted nut blend."

Yah. Like craisins, dried sour cherries generally have added sugar (and oil). Because they're sour. I know that one has to pay a premium for unsweetened craisins; the local dried-cherry market is beyond my means.

Next time, I'll read. Next time.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Saul Goodman on February 17, 2017, 02:49:45 PM
Chik-Fil-A is fantastic fast food. 

Validated!

This (http://www.cfarestaurant.com/flatiron/Menu2-Detail?pid=216&gid=9), with a side of waffle fries. 

I retract my previous validation.

This is what happens when we agree with Pen. Never agree with Pen.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: ChuckD on February 18, 2017, 08:19:18 AM
Chik-Fil-A is fantastic fast food. 

Validated!

This (http://www.cfarestaurant.com/flatiron/Menu2-Detail?pid=216&gid=9), with a side of waffle fries. 

I retract my previous validation.

This is what happens when we agree with Pen. Never agree with Pen.

I had Chik-Fil-A yesterday. It was delicious.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: CBStew on February 18, 2017, 10:23:37 AM
Chik-Fil-A is fantastic fast food. 

Validated!

This (http://www.cfarestaurant.com/flatiron/Menu2-Detail?pid=216&gid=9), with a side of waffle fries. 

I retract my previous validation.

16 grams of sugar in a salad? That doesn't have any fruit? Just how sugary is that sweet and tangy maple vinaigrette?

Please do not construe this as a defense of PenFoe but Chuckiswrong

"Chopped Broccolini® and kale blend, tossed in a sweet and tangy maple vinaigrette dressing and topped with flavorful dried sour cherries. Served with our roasted nut blend."
For reasons that I will never understand, dried sour cherries are supposed to be good for persons  who have gout.  Don't laugh.  With any luck you too may get old. 
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: World's #1 Astros Fan on February 18, 2017, 11:19:06 AM
Chik-Fil-A is fantastic fast food. 

Validated!

This (http://www.cfarestaurant.com/flatiron/Menu2-Detail?pid=216&gid=9), with a side of waffle fries. 

I retract my previous validation.

16 grams of sugar in a salad? That doesn't have any fruit? Just how sugary is that sweet and tangy maple vinaigrette?

Please do not construe this as a defense of PenFoe but Chuckiswrongat least here-- was a person nearly half your age.

"Chopped Broccolini® and kale blend, tossed in a sweet and tangy maple vinaigrette dressing and topped with flavorful dried sour cherries. Served with our roasted nut blend."
For reasons that I will never understand, dried sour cherries are supposed to be good for persons  who have gout.  Don't laugh.  With any luck you too may get old. 

I believe the person who suggested that to you-- at least here (http://desipio.com/messageboard/index.php?topic=4307.msg309835#msg309835)-- was nearly half your age.  He is little, though.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: flannj on February 18, 2017, 03:28:12 PM
Chik-Fil-A is fantastic fast food. 

Validated!

This (http://www.cfarestaurant.com/flatiron/Menu2-Detail?pid=216&gid=9), with a side of waffle fries. 

I retract my previous validation.

This is what happens when we agree with Pen. Never agree with Pen.

I had Chik-Fil-A yesterday. It was delicious.

No it wasn't.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Brownie on February 20, 2017, 01:20:21 PM
Chik-Fil-A is fantastic fast food. 

Validated!

This (http://www.cfarestaurant.com/flatiron/Menu2-Detail?pid=216&gid=9), with a side of waffle fries. 

I retract my previous validation.

16 grams of sugar in a salad? That doesn't have any fruit? Just how sugary is that sweet and tangy maple vinaigrette?

Please do not construe this as a defense of PenFoe but Chuckiswrong

"Chopped Broccolini® and kale blend, tossed in a sweet and tangy maple vinaigrette dressing and topped with flavorful dried sour cherries. Served with our roasted nut blend."

Yah. Like craisins, dried sour cherries generally have added sugar (and oil). Because they're sour. I know that one has to pay a premium for unsweetened craisins; the local dried-cherry market is beyond my means.

Next time, I'll read. Next time.
This would not have happened had the $36MM bond issue for new Maple School passed 40 years ago.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Chuck to Chuck on February 20, 2017, 02:13:23 PM
Chik-Fil-A is fantastic fast food. 

Validated!

This (http://www.cfarestaurant.com/flatiron/Menu2-Detail?pid=216&gid=9), with a side of waffle fries. 

I retract my previous validation.

16 grams of sugar in a salad? That doesn't have any fruit? Just how sugary is that sweet and tangy maple vinaigrette?

Please do not construe this as a defense of PenFoe but Chuckiswrong

"Chopped Broccolini® and kale blend, tossed in a sweet and tangy maple vinaigrette dressing and topped with flavorful dried sour cherries. Served with our roasted nut blend."

Yah. Like craisins, dried sour cherries generally have added sugar (and oil). Because they're sour. I know that one has to pay a premium for unsweetened craisins; the local dried-cherry market is beyond my means.

Next time, I'll read. Next time.
This would not have happened had the $36MM bond issue for new Maple School passed 40 years ago.

A) It was 43 years ago.
2) It did pass
iii) I was living in Skokie (D 68) at the time.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Brownie on February 20, 2017, 03:10:17 PM
Chik-Fil-A is fantastic fast food. 

Validated!

This (http://www.cfarestaurant.com/flatiron/Menu2-Detail?pid=216&gid=9), with a side of waffle fries. 

I retract my previous validation.

16 grams of sugar in a salad? That doesn't have any fruit? Just how sugary is that sweet and tangy maple vinaigrette?

Please do not construe this as a defense of PenFoe but Chuckiswrong

"Chopped Broccolini® and kale blend, tossed in a sweet and tangy maple vinaigrette dressing and topped with flavorful dried sour cherries. Served with our roasted nut blend."

Yah. Like craisins, dried sour cherries generally have added sugar (and oil). Because they're sour. I know that one has to pay a premium for unsweetened craisins; the local dried-cherry market is beyond my means.

Next time, I'll read. Next time.
This would not have happened had the $36MM bond issue for new Maple School passed 40 years ago.

A) It was 43 years ago.
2) It did pass
iii) I was living in Skokie (D 68) at the time.

Holy shit. That's $173.24MM in today's dollars. You could buy eight years of Soriano for that! Or, I'm sure Charles Finley would have sold all the key players from the 1974 Athletics for that price, Catfish Hunter included.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Wheezer on February 21, 2017, 01:57:00 AM
Chik-Fil-A is fantastic fast food. 

Validated!

This (http://www.cfarestaurant.com/flatiron/Menu2-Detail?pid=216&gid=9), with a side of waffle fries. 

I retract my previous validation.

16 grams of sugar in a salad? That doesn't have any fruit? Just how sugary is that sweet and tangy maple vinaigrette?

Please do not construe this as a defense of PenFoe but Chuckiswrong

"Chopped Broccolini® and kale blend, tossed in a sweet and tangy maple vinaigrette dressing and topped with flavorful dried sour cherries. Served with our roasted nut blend."

Yah. Like craisins, dried sour cherries generally have added sugar (and oil). Because they're sour. I know that one has to pay a premium for unsweetened craisins; the local dried-cherry market is beyond my means.

Next time, I'll read. Next time.

This would not have happened had the $36MM bond issue for new Maple School passed 40 years ago.

A) It was 43 years ago.
2) It did pass
iii) I was living in Skokie (D 68) at the time.

Holy shit. That's $173.24MM in today's dollars. You could buy eight years of Soriano for that! Or, I'm sure Charles Finley would have sold all the key players from the 1974 Athletics for that price, Catfish Hunter included.

I'll go ahead and note that the retail market in dried Turkish apricots appears to have returned to historical norms, down from nearly $10/pound last year to $5.75, and perhaps less, locally. And they're full of fiber and vitamin A.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: World's #1 Astros Fan on February 21, 2017, 06:24:44 AM
Chik-Fil-A is fantastic fast food. 

Validated!

This (http://www.cfarestaurant.com/flatiron/Menu2-Detail?pid=216&gid=9), with a side of waffle fries. 

I retract my previous validation.

16 grams of sugar in a salad? That doesn't have any fruit? Just how sugary is that sweet and tangy maple vinaigrette?

Please do not construe this as a defense of PenFoe but Chuckiswrong

"Chopped Broccolini® and kale blend, tossed in a sweet and tangy maple vinaigrette dressing and topped with flavorful dried sour cherries. Served with our roasted nut blend."

Yah. Like craisins, dried sour cherries generally have added sugar (and oil). Because they're sour. I know that one has to pay a premium for unsweetened craisins; the local dried-cherry market is beyond my means.

Next time, I'll read. Next time.

This would not have happened had the $36MM bond issue for new Maple School passed 40 years ago.

A) It was 43 years ago.
2) It did pass
iii) I was living in Skokie (D 68) at the time.

Holy shit. That's $173.24MM in today's dollars. You could buy eight years of Soriano for that! Or, I'm sure Charles Finley would have sold all the key players from the 1974 Athletics for that price, Catfish Hunter included.

I'll go ahead and note that the retail market in dried Turkish apricots appears to have returned to historical norms, down from nearly $10/pound last year to $5.75, and perhaps less, locally. And they're full of fiber and vitamin A.

You mean, like, around Istanbul?

Or, in your case, Byzantium?
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on June 06, 2018, 04:22:48 AM
Alright, youse wankers: I'm taking the Tonks to Canada for a few weeks in the summer.  We'll start in Toronto and head through Ottawa, Montreal, Québec and then out to the coast somewhere.

I am, in general terms, aware of poutine, and Timbits, and Tourtière and stuff, but if anybody has any specific recommendations about what we should be eating and/or whereaboots we should be eating it, I'm all ears, eh?
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Quality Start Machine on June 06, 2018, 08:13:46 AM
Alright, youse wankers: I'm taking the Tonks to Canada for a few weeks in the summer.  We'll start in Toronto and head through Ottawa, Montreal, Québec and then out to the coast somewhere.

I am, in general terms, aware of poutine, and Timbits, and Tourtière and stuff, but if anybody has any specific recommendations about what we should be eating and/or whereaboots we should be eating it, I'm all ears, eh?

I just sent out a heads-up to hockey bloggers on Twitter. They all look pretty damn well fed.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on June 06, 2018, 08:15:14 AM
Alright, youse wankers: I'm taking the Tonks to Canada for a few weeks in the summer.  We'll start in Toronto and head through Ottawa, Montreal, Québec and then out to the coast somewhere.

I am, in general terms, aware of poutine, and Timbits, and Tourtière and stuff, but if anybody has any specific recommendations about what we should be eating and/or whereaboots we should be eating it, I'm all ears, eh?

I just sent out a heads-up to hockey bloggers on Twitter. They all look pretty damn well fed.

Holy shit, that's a good idea.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Quality Start Machine on June 06, 2018, 08:32:37 AM
Alright, youse wankers: I'm taking the Tonks to Canada for a few weeks in the summer.  We'll start in Toronto and head through Ottawa, Montreal, Québec and then out to the coast somewhere.

I am, in general terms, aware of poutine, and Timbits, and Tourtière and stuff, but if anybody has any specific recommendations about what we should be eating and/or whereaboots we should be eating it, I'm all ears, eh?

I just sent out a heads-up to hockey bloggers on Twitter. They all look pretty damn well fed.

Holy shit, that's a good idea.

(takes rest of 2018 off)
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on August 29, 2018, 06:31:40 AM
So, I tried a few things in Canada, eh?

Montréal smoked meat.  Hmm.  This isn't pastrami, although quite how it's different, I'm not sure I could tell you.  It was fine.  Good, even.  I'd still rather have pastrami.

Poutine.  Nope.  I really gave this a go - I had all sorts of poutines in all sorts of cities, and the one thing they all had in common was that they were overrated.  And although I don't mind the Canadian habit of making their fries somehow simultaneously deeply browned and soggy, I can see how some people would not like that shit AT ALL.  Try harder, Canada.  Pitter patter.

Tim Horton's.  Their coffee's not bad - my first double double didn't really grab me but after five weeks I was really starting to enjoy that shit.  Timbits are slightly dry donut holes and if I never have another, that's completely fine.  I'll tell you what's good, though - their breakfast bagels.  Sausage, egg and cheese on an "everything" bagel goes down a treat.  Their sausage biscuits are surprisingly decent, too.

A&W.  A&W as in the root beer, in Canada they have a chain of fast food restaurants.  I ate at one of them but it was so completely forgettable that I couldn't even tell you what I ordered, much less what it was like.

Beaver tails.  Big, fat meh.

Nanaimo bars.  I dunno, some chocolate and peanut butter malarkey.  The Tonklets loved 'em, but they were too sweet for my liking.  The bars, I mean, not the Tonklets.

Butter tarts.  Easily the best thing to eat in the whole of Canada.  There are a couple of different kinds (the pecan version is clearly the best) and they're made in many different ways by many different companies but I never met a butter tart that I didn't like.  Those things are absolutely fucking fantastic - they're like the treacle tart I grew up with, but somehow better.  10/10 would definitely move to Canada for.

Ginger ale, eh?  I fucking love ginger ale and I always have, so being able to get it literally on tap everywhere I've been for the last five weeks has been fantastic.  We even visited (by which I mean "broke our long-ass journey from Québec to PEI at a motel in") Sussex, New Brunswick, where they make the famous (it says here) Sussex Ginger Ale at the Sussex Ginger Ale Factory.  Who knew there were two ginger ale manufacturers?  Side note: do not ever visit Sussex, New Brunswick.

Peameal bacon.  This is thick-cut back bacon which is wet-cured, apparently.  It's unsmoked, it's juicy as fuck and it's properly delicious.  Fun fact: it's called peameal bacon because it's rolled in peameal after it's cured - except they don't actually use peameal any more, they use cornmeal.  I don't know why, no.

Cretons.  This is basically rillettes de porc (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rillettes) and indeed, only seems to be available in Québec.  I've had worse.

Donair.  Fuck me, what an abomination.  It's like gyros, but much, much, MUCH less delicious.  They put some sweet fucking sauce on it that makes it, like, half kebab and half dessert.  Fucking sweetened Miracle Whip or some shit.  Ugh.  Hard, hard pass.  Seriously - don't even try out of curiosity, it's absolutely fucking minging.

Seafood.  We ate some lobster and crab which isn't really my cup of tea but was good, I guess.  We also tried clams, oysters, mussels, scallops and so on but getting them fresh was surprisingly difficult, largely because most restaurants seemed to bread or batter and deep fry pretty much all their seafood. WHY IN GOD'S NAME WOULD YOU DO THAT?  Cod and haddock?  Fine.  Mussels and clams, though?  Steam lightly, in white wine, maybe - délicieux!  Scallops?  Pan fry until they're *just* cooked, perhaps with a little bacon - magnifique!  Oysters?  Straight off the shell - vraiment parfait!  More than once, though, we had a plate of potentially fresh, delicious seafood fucking ruined by being breaded or battered and fried beyond recognition.  Just stop it.

So, in summary, don't visit Canada for the food.  DO visit Canada if you like trees, though, or lakes, or moose, because they have those in fucking spades.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: CT III on August 29, 2018, 02:31:41 PM
I did not realize that ginger ale was so tough to come by across the pond.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Bort on August 29, 2018, 03:56:47 PM
I did not realize that ginger ale was so tough to come by across the pond.

Me either.

I mean I love it, the more ginger the better, but I never thought of it as a scarce commodity.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: CT III on August 29, 2018, 04:15:02 PM
Also, we still have A&W's in the states right?
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Quality Start Machine on August 29, 2018, 04:19:20 PM
Also, we still have A&W's in the states right?

There's one in Hobart, where you can get a root beer float with a side of sophistry.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on August 30, 2018, 03:20:35 AM
I did not realize that ginger ale was so tough to come by across the pond.

Me either.

I mean I love it, the more ginger the better, but I never thought of it as a scarce commodity.

Saying it's scarce would be over-egging the pudding, but its availability is definitely limited.  Restaurants generally don't carry it, and although most bars do, it'll just be as a mixer - i.e. only available in small (and thus, expensive) bottles.  If you just want to drink ginger ale as a fountain soda, you're shit out of luck.  I buy it in big bottles from the supermarket and drink it at home.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Bort on August 30, 2018, 08:40:30 AM
Also, we still have A&W's in the states right?

For some reason I think I got into a discussion with someone online about this a while back. We do, but they are technically different companies, I think. Different ownership and slightly different menus.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: flannj on August 30, 2018, 09:21:38 AM
Many, many years ago I was driving through rural Wisconsin and up there many of the county roads don't have names. They just have letter designations. At the intersection of county roads A and W there was a massive A&W restaurant. It was late at night and it was lit up like a polack's front yard.
Think third season of Fargo with the neon lit bowling alley appearing out of nowhere. I stopped and had a black cow. Because it's the middle of nowhere A&W.
Surreal would just begin to describe my feelings at the time.

Okay I had been driving for hours and a part of me still thinks I imagined the whole experience.
(BTW Dog N Suds is waaaay better)
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: CBStew on August 30, 2018, 04:36:03 PM
So, I tried a few things in Canada, eh?

Montréal smoked meat.  Hmm.  This isn't pastrami, although quite how it's different, I'm not sure I could tell you.  It was fine.  Good, even.  I'd still rather have pastrami.
...
So, in summary, don't visit Canada for the food.  DO visit Canada if you like trees, though, or lakes, or moose, because they have those in fucking spades.

Pastrami, although smoked, is brined longer and pickled.  Don't be mislead by the pepper that borders both.  (Shame on those delis that cut pastrami a quarter inch thick.  Might as well serve me Montreal smoked meat.  Pastrami should be cut almost paper thin and piled 3 inches high on fresh caraway rye bread, sitting next to a genuine dill pickle.)






Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on August 31, 2018, 06:05:17 AM
So, I tried a few things in Canada, eh?

Montréal smoked meat.  Hmm.  This isn't pastrami, although quite how it's different, I'm not sure I could tell you.  It was fine.  Good, even.  I'd still rather have pastrami.
...
So, in summary, don't visit Canada for the food.  DO visit Canada if you like trees, though, or lakes, or moose, because they have those in fucking spades.

Pastrami, although smoked, is brined longer and pickled.  Don't be mislead by the pepper that borders both.  (Shame on those delis that cut pastrami a quarter inch thick.  Might as well serve me Montreal smoked meat.  Pastrami should be cut almost paper thin and piled 3 inches high on fresh caraway rye bread, sitting next to a genuine dill pickle.)

There are few things better in this World than a good Reuben.  Sadly, there are also few good Reubens.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Bort on August 31, 2018, 07:51:01 AM
So, I tried a few things in Canada, eh?

Montréal smoked meat.  Hmm.  This isn't pastrami, although quite how it's different, I'm not sure I could tell you.  It was fine.  Good, even.  I'd still rather have pastrami.
...
So, in summary, don't visit Canada for the food.  DO visit Canada if you like trees, though, or lakes, or moose, because they have those in fucking spades.

Pastrami, although smoked, is brined longer and pickled.  Don't be mislead by the pepper that borders both.  (Shame on those delis that cut pastrami a quarter inch thick.  Might as well serve me Montreal smoked meat.  Pastrami should be cut almost paper thin and piled 3 inches high on fresh caraway rye bread, sitting next to a genuine dill pickle.)

There are few things better in this World than a good Reuben.  Sadly, there are also few good Reubens.

It’s my very favorite sandwich when done right. But yeah.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Wheezer on August 31, 2018, 09:53:44 AM
So, I tried a few things in Canada, eh?

Montréal smoked meat.  Hmm.  This isn't pastrami, although quite how it's different, I'm not sure I could tell you.  It was fine.  Good, even.  I'd still rather have pastrami.
...
So, in summary, don't visit Canada for the food.  DO visit Canada if you like trees, though, or lakes, or moose, because they have those in fucking spades.

Pastrami, although smoked, is brined longer and pickled.  Don't be mislead by the pepper that borders both.  (Shame on those delis that cut pastrami a quarter inch thick.  Might as well serve me Montreal smoked meat.  Pastrami should be cut almost paper thin and piled 3 inches high on fresh caraway rye bread, sitting next to a genuine dill pickle.)

There are few things better in this World than a good Reuben.  Sadly, there are also few good Reubens.

It’s my very favorite sandwich when done right. But yeah.

I can't take pastrami with excessive allspice, which, unfortunately for me, is now what comes with the "Egg McMorry" from the final outpost of the local deli.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Quality Start Machine on August 31, 2018, 01:18:57 PM
So, I tried a few things in Canada, eh?

Montréal smoked meat.  Hmm.  This isn't pastrami, although quite how it's different, I'm not sure I could tell you.  It was fine.  Good, even.  I'd still rather have pastrami.
...
So, in summary, don't visit Canada for the food.  DO visit Canada if you like trees, though, or lakes, or moose, because they have those in fucking spades.

Pastrami, although smoked, is brined longer and pickled.  Don't be mislead by the pepper that borders both.  (Shame on those delis that cut pastrami a quarter inch thick.  Might as well serve me Montreal smoked meat.  Pastrami should be cut almost paper thin and piled 3 inches high on fresh caraway rye bread, sitting next to a genuine dill pickle.)

There are few things better in this World than a good Reuben.  Sadly, there are also few good Reubens.

It’s my very favorite sandwich when done right. But yeah.

I can't take pastrami with excessive allspice, which, unfortunately for me, is now what comes with the "Egg McMorry" from the final outpost of the local deli.

I was very disappointed in Manny's Reuben. They have pre-toasted bread with cheese and kraut, and just stick corned beef/pasrami in there.

But my favorite deli sandwich is pastrami, turkey and tongue on marble with Russian dressing.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: CBStew on August 31, 2018, 02:04:49 PM
So, I tried a few things in Canada, eh?

Montréal smoked meat.  Hmm.  This isn't pastrami, although quite how it's different, I'm not sure I could tell you.  It was fine.  Good, even.  I'd still rather have pastrami.
...
So, in summary, don't visit Canada for the food.  DO visit Canada if you like trees, though, or lakes, or moose, because they have those in fucking spades.

Pastrami, although smoked, is brined longer and pickled.  Don't be mislead by the pepper that borders both.  (Shame on those delis that cut pastrami a quarter inch thick.  Might as well serve me Montreal smoked meat.  Pastrami should be cut almost paper thin and piled 3 inches high on fresh caraway rye bread, sitting next to a genuine dill pickle.)

There are few things better in this World than a good Reuben.  Sadly, there are also few good Reubens.

It’s my very favorite sandwich when done right. But yeah.

I can't take pastrami with excessive allspice, which, unfortunately for me, is now what comes with the "Egg McMorry" from the final outpost of the local deli.

I was very disappointed in Manny's Reuben. They have pre-toasted bread with cheese and kraut, and just stick corned beef/pasrami in there.

But my favorite deli sandwich is pastrami, turkey and tongue on marble with Russian dressing.
Tongue on rye.  Nirvana.  That is until the doctors showed me my cholesterol count. 
But who wants to live forever?
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: PenFoe on August 31, 2018, 03:58:14 PM
So, I tried a few things in Canada, eh?

Montréal smoked meat.  Hmm.  This isn't pastrami, although quite how it's different, I'm not sure I could tell you.  It was fine.  Good, even.  I'd still rather have pastrami.
...
So, in summary, don't visit Canada for the food.  DO visit Canada if you like trees, though, or lakes, or moose, because they have those in fucking spades.

Pastrami, although smoked, is brined longer and pickled.  Don't be mislead by the pepper that borders both.  (Shame on those delis that cut pastrami a quarter inch thick.  Might as well serve me Montreal smoked meat.  Pastrami should be cut almost paper thin and piled 3 inches high on fresh caraway rye bread, sitting next to a genuine dill pickle.)

There are few things better in this World than a good Reuben.  Sadly, there are also few good Reubens.

It’s my very favorite sandwich when done right. But yeah.

I can't take pastrami with excessive allspice, which, unfortunately for me, is now what comes with the "Egg McMorry" from the final outpost of the local deli.

I was very disappointed in Manny's Reuben. They have pre-toasted bread with cheese and kraut, and just stick corned beef/pasrami in there.

But my favorite deli sandwich is pastrami, turkey and tongue on marble with Russian dressing.

I am strongly of the opinion that Russian dressing only goes with Corned Beef or Pastrami when accompanied by kraut and swiss. 
If you don't have those elements, then it's mustard only for pastrami and corned beef.

You can continue to put Russian on your turkey though.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Bort on August 31, 2018, 05:32:08 PM
So, I tried a few things in Canada, eh?

Montréal smoked meat.  Hmm.  This isn't pastrami, although quite how it's different, I'm not sure I could tell you.  It was fine.  Good, even.  I'd still rather have pastrami.
...
So, in summary, don't visit Canada for the food.  DO visit Canada if you like trees, though, or lakes, or moose, because they have those in fucking spades.

Pastrami, although smoked, is brined longer and pickled.  Don't be mislead by the pepper that borders both.  (Shame on those delis that cut pastrami a quarter inch thick.  Might as well serve me Montreal smoked meat.  Pastrami should be cut almost paper thin and piled 3 inches high on fresh caraway rye bread, sitting next to a genuine dill pickle.)

There are few things better in this World than a good Reuben.  Sadly, there are also few good Reubens.

It’s my very favorite sandwich when done right. But yeah.

I can't take pastrami with excessive allspice, which, unfortunately for me, is now what comes with the "Egg McMorry" from the final outpost of the local deli.

I was very disappointed in Manny's Reuben. They have pre-toasted bread with cheese and kraut, and just stick corned beef/pasrami in there.

But my favorite deli sandwich is pastrami, turkey and tongue on marble with Russian dressing.

I am strongly of the opinion that Russian dressing only goes with Corned Beef or Pastrami when accompanied by kraut and swiss. 
If you don't have those elements, then it's mustard only for pastrami and corned beef.

You can continue to put Russian on your turkey though.

Ah, the weird vertex where PenFoe and I agree more often than not: food.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: CBStew on August 31, 2018, 09:42:56 PM
So, I tried a few things in Canada, eh?

Montréal smoked meat.  Hmm.  This isn't pastrami, although quite how it's different, I'm not sure I could tell you.  It was fine.  Good, even.  I'd still rather have pastrami.
...
So, in summary, don't visit Canada for the food.  DO visit Canada if you like trees, though, or lakes, or moose, because they have those in fucking spades.

Pastrami, although smoked, is brined longer and pickled.  Don't be mislead by the pepper that borders both.  (Shame on those delis that cut pastrami a quarter inch thick.  Might as well serve me Montreal smoked meat.  Pastrami should be cut almost paper thin and piled 3 inches high on fresh caraway rye bread, sitting next to a genuine dill pickle.)

There are few things better in this World than a good Reuben.  Sadly, there are also few good Reubens.

It’s my very favorite sandwich when done right. But yeah.

I can't take pastrami with excessive allspice, which, unfortunately for me, is now what comes with the "Egg McMorry" from the final outpost of the local deli.

I was very disappointed in Manny's Reuben. They have pre-toasted bread with cheese and kraut, and just stick corned beef/pasrami in there.

But my favorite deli sandwich is pastrami, turkey and tongue on marble with Russian dressing.

I am strongly of the opinion that Russian dressing only goes with Corned Beef or Pastrami when accompanied by kraut and swiss. 
If you don't have those elements, then it's mustard only for pastrami and corned beef.

You can continue to put Russian on your turkey though.

Ah, the weird vertex where PenFoe and I agree more often than not: food.
Whoa!  Russian dressing on turkey.  I admit that has never occurred to me.  This is why I come here.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: flannj on September 01, 2018, 09:09:47 AM
So, I tried a few things in Canada, eh?

Montréal smoked meat.  Hmm.  This isn't pastrami, although quite how it's different, I'm not sure I could tell you.  It was fine.  Good, even.  I'd still rather have pastrami.
...
So, in summary, don't visit Canada for the food.  DO visit Canada if you like trees, though, or lakes, or moose, because they have those in fucking spades.

Pastrami, although smoked, is brined longer and pickled.  Don't be mislead by the pepper that borders both.  (Shame on those delis that cut pastrami a quarter inch thick.  Might as well serve me Montreal smoked meat.  Pastrami should be cut almost paper thin and piled 3 inches high on fresh caraway rye bread, sitting next to a genuine dill pickle.)

There are few things better in this World than a good Reuben.  Sadly, there are also few good Reubens.

It’s my very favorite sandwich when done right. But yeah.

I can't take pastrami with excessive allspice, which, unfortunately for me, is now what comes with the "Egg McMorry" from the final outpost of the local deli.

I was very disappointed in Manny's Reuben. They have pre-toasted bread with cheese and kraut, and just stick corned beef/pasrami in there.

But my favorite deli sandwich is pastrami, turkey and tongue on marble with Russian dressing.

I am strongly of the opinion that Russian dressing only goes with Corned Beef or Pastrami when accompanied by kraut and swiss. 
If you don't have those elements, then it's mustard only for pastrami and corned beef.

You can continue to put Russian on your turkey though.

Ah, the weird vertex where PenFoe and I agree more often than not: food.
Whoa!  Russian dressing on turkey.  I admit that has never occurred to me.  This is why I come here.

Not a fan of kraut and Russian dressing is just okay.
But thinly sliced pastrami, corned beef, tongue, or turkey in any combination with a horseradish mustard and swiss on rye with caraway is truly heaven.
(I think Kosher laws should make an exception for the swiss in these cases because come on)
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Wheezer on September 02, 2018, 04:09:40 AM
So, I tried a few things in Canada, eh?

Montréal smoked meat.  Hmm.  This isn't pastrami, although quite how it's different, I'm not sure I could tell you.  It was fine.  Good, even.  I'd still rather have pastrami.
...
So, in summary, don't visit Canada for the food.  DO visit Canada if you like trees, though, or lakes, or moose, because they have those in fucking spades.

Pastrami, although smoked, is brined longer and pickled.  Don't be mislead by the pepper that borders both.  (Shame on those delis that cut pastrami a quarter inch thick.  Might as well serve me Montreal smoked meat.  Pastrami should be cut almost paper thin and piled 3 inches high on fresh caraway rye bread, sitting next to a genuine dill pickle.)

There are few things better in this World than a good Reuben.  Sadly, there are also few good Reubens.

It’s my very favorite sandwich when done right. But yeah.

I can't take pastrami with excessive allspice, which, unfortunately for me, is now what comes with the "Egg McMorry" from the final outpost of the local deli.

I was very disappointed in Manny's Reuben. They have pre-toasted bread with cheese and kraut, and just stick corned beef/pasrami in there.

But my favorite deli sandwich is pastrami, turkey and tongue on marble with Russian dressing.

I am strongly of the opinion that Russian dressing only goes with Corned Beef or Pastrami when accompanied by kraut and swiss. 
If you don't have those elements, then it's mustard only for pastrami and corned beef.

You can continue to put Russian on your turkey though.

Ah, the weird vertex where PenFoe and I agree more often than not: food.
Whoa!  Russian dressing on turkey.  I admit that has never occurred to me.  This is why I come here.

Not a fan of kraut and Russian dressing is just okay.
But thinly sliced pastrami, corned beef, tongue, or turkey in any combination with a horseradish mustard and swiss on rye with caraway is truly heaven.
(I think Kosher laws should make an exception for the swiss in these cases because come on)

You expect rationality in kashrut? Jesus, my shrink lectures at the same shul that my former host is nominally a member of, and I had to cite the Decalogue to shut him up about my slaving away in the cat prison. Tza'ar ba'alei chayim is a nonstarter.
Title: Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews
Post by: Tonker on September 03, 2018, 04:09:51 AM
So, I tried a few things in Canada, eh?

Montréal smoked meat.  Hmm.  This isn't pastrami, although quite how it's different, I'm not sure I could tell you.  It was fine.  Good, even.  I'd still rather have pastrami.
...
So, in summary, don't visit Canada for the food.  DO visit Canada if you like trees, though, or lakes, or moose, because they have those in fucking spades.

Pastrami, although smoked, is brined longer and pickled.  Don't be mislead by the pepper that borders both.  (Shame on those delis that cut pastrami a quarter inch thick.  Might as well serve me Montreal smoked meat.  Pastrami should be cut almost paper thin and piled 3 inches high on fresh caraway rye bread, sitting next to a genuine dill pickle.)

There are few things better in this World than a good Reuben.  Sadly, there are also few good Reubens.

It’s my very favorite sandwich when done right. But yeah.

I can't take pastrami with excessive allspice, which, unfortunately for me, is now what comes with the "Egg McMorry" from the final outpost of the local deli.

I was very disappointed in Manny's Reuben. They have pre-toasted bread with cheese and kraut, and just stick corned beef/pasrami in there.

But my favorite deli sandwich is pastrami, turkey and tongue on marble with Russian dressing.

I am strongly of the opinion that Russian dressing only goes with Corned Beef or Pastrami when accompanied by kraut and swiss. 
If you don't have those elements, then it's mustard only for pastrami and corned beef.

You can continue to put Russian on your turkey though.

This is, objectively, the correct take.  Good Pen.