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#61 High octane

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 05:25 PM

While I've never had pizza from the Quonset, I have been by there many times and there are a lot of great pizza places in and around Chicago. I know people who have left Chicagpland and they really miss the hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches,so much that they'll take a sack full on the plane on their way back home after visiting here.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 04:17 AM

We'll be going up to Lisle, IL for the ViêtNow national convention in May. The plan calls for hauling 10 - 15 pounds of frozen Portillo's Italian beef back with us. It'll have to go as checked baggage, but that's OK. Maybe a trip over to Winfield for the best pizza - Gianorio's.

#63 Joe Handley

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 05:07 AM

Just had Gianario's last weekend Jim, I do like Pal Joey's too though. Haven't had Portillo's in the same length in time though, work isn't right by there like it used to be :(

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 10:23 AM

We were blessed with a true Chicago style hotdog joint just a short drive from the house. When MrsG gets to feeling nostalgic, we have lunch there.

Snow, what's that?

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 11:48 AM

Joe - you dog. I used to live right up County Farm Road from Gianorio's in Timber Ridge. I don't know if it's still there put I put up a flagpole in the backyard so everybody will be able to see Old Glory and the POW/MIA flag.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 04:55 PM

I'm not sure any more Jim, I rarely get the chance to go that way unless it's dark any more.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 02:34 PM

Jim and everyone else that misses the culinary delights of Chicago- there is a website that offers many of the favorites from the Windy City and you can have them shipped overnight to your door. Lou Malnati's Pizza, Portillo's beef and hot dogs,Carson's ribs, Eli's cheesecakes- all ready to ship at TastesofChicago.com.

My last trip home Jim I sent my clothes UPS and brought 8 pizzas and a cheesecake home in my carry on bag! Got some funny looks from the TSA but I was "The Man" when I got home !

I will be back after the first of the year to check on my parents and you can bet I will be bringing home some great food again!

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 03:47 PM

Springfield here, althought I have not lived there since '78 I do visit from time to time, miss my midwest friends, don't miss the snow. Now I live mere feet from the Gulf of Mexico in Texas, great if you like the water, not great if you hate the rodeo.......or hurricanes..........and man I sure do.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 03:03 AM

Interesting, Mike. I didn't know you could bring a bunch of pizza onboard. I tried with some frozen Portillo's beef with gravy and it had to go as checked in baggage. Frozen or not - it's still a liquid.

The shipping deal is very expensive. Last time I checked, a pound of Portillo's beef with gravy was around $57 shipped overnight to FLA. Too much. We found a recipe online for Italian beef and make it every so often.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 04:55 AM

Interesting, Mike. I didn't know you could bring a bunch of pizza onboard. I tried with some frozen Portillo's beef with gravy and it had to go as checked in baggage. Frozen or not - it's still a liquid.

The shipping deal is very expensive. Last time I checked, a pound of Portillo's beef with gra!y was around $57 shipped overnight to FLA. Too much. We found a recipe online for Italian beef and make it every so often.

$57 a pound for Portillo's beef? What is it gold? That is pricey!

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 05:04 AM

I just checked Portillo's website. It's $69.95 for 1 pound of beef, gravy, peppers, rolls with 2 day shipping. I'll wait until I get in May and bring home about 10 pounds and it'll go as baggage.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 10:37 AM

I just checked Portillo's website. It's $69.95 for 1 pound of beef, gravy, peppers, rolls with 2 day shipping. I'll wait until I get in May and bring home about 10 pounds and it'll go as baggage.

Wow, yeah I'd wait too!

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 03:16 PM

Southern Illinois here, Carbondale area.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 03:30 PM

$57 a pound for Portillo's beef? What is it gold? That is pricey!


I just checked Portillo's website. It's $69.95 for 1 pound of beef, gravy, peppers, rolls with 2 day shipping. I'll wait until I get in May and bring home about 10 pounds and it'll go as baggage.


Hmmmm well, shipping a parishable product cross country in that short of a time period can't be cheap to do. Do they use USPS, UPS, or FedEx?

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 04:30 PM

Are you STILL here Harry??? The snow is coming and you'll be sorry!


We had about an inch the other day. By noon it was all gone. That's it so far. Been a pretty mild "winter" so far.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 04:34 PM

We had about an inch the other day. By noon it was all gone. That's it so far. Been a pretty mild "winter" so far.


Yup, and I'm not going to complain one bit :)

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 04:38 PM

Yup, and I'm not going to complain one bit :)


You and me both! ;)

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 05:42 PM

Should be interesting driving through down town Geneva if we get any heavy snowfalls this winter, I've already that running in full time 4wd in the rain isn't a bad idea when driving through down town.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 05:47 PM

Southern Illinois here, Carbondale area.


I used to live over in Johnston City 1983-1992 now up in Bradley.(next to Kankakee) When I wasn't driving truck worked for a VW repair shop just outside JC.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:43 PM

Are YOU ready Harry, the snow IS coming! LOL!