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  • Post #181 - September 19th, 2014, 7:57 am
    Post #181 - September 19th, 2014, 7:57 am Post #181 - September 19th, 2014, 7:57 am
    ziggy wrote:
    Jazzfood wrote:Sunday. Over and out.


    So the 14th was their last day of the season?

    If so, I'm upset that I blew it...the first summer living here that I haven't made it over.


    That makes two of us Ziggy.

    Solstice in 2015 is Sunday June 21st. Let's meet assuming we are in town.
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  • Post #182 - June 21st, 2015, 7:25 am
    Post #182 - June 21st, 2015, 7:25 am Post #182 - June 21st, 2015, 7:25 am
    pairs4life wrote:
    ziggy wrote:

    ...

    I'm upset that I blew it...the first summer living here that I haven't made it over.


    That makes two of us Ziggy.

    Solstice in 2015 is Sunday June 21st. Let's meet assuming we are in town.


    Thread bump for Solstice day. I stopped by during the cooler weather and shorter lines on Friday and saw that mango was available. The mango was ripe and flavorful.

    --
    edc
  • Post #183 - June 23rd, 2015, 12:49 am
    Post #183 - June 23rd, 2015, 12:49 am Post #183 - June 23rd, 2015, 12:49 am
    edc wrote:
    pairs4life wrote:
    ziggy wrote:

    Thread bump for Solstice day. I stopped by during the cooler weather and shorter lines on Friday and saw that mango was available. The mango was ripe and flavorful.
    --
    edc


    I second this. Ive dropped by 3 or 4 times so far this summer...and this Saturday I too found Mango. Its the first-ever time (IIRC) that I personally have *ever* seen Mango at Mario's! Tho they claimed they had it in recent summers for a short time..

    I thought it was *very* good, actually - was very happy with it. (The girl behind the counter told me, on asking, that Mango and Pomegranate were her personal favorites at the moment, FWIW - I was glad for her recommendation). I preferred it to my taste of Watermelon last weekend..

    c8w
  • Post #184 - June 23rd, 2015, 9:32 am
    Post #184 - June 23rd, 2015, 9:32 am Post #184 - June 23rd, 2015, 9:32 am
    Hi,

    I recall Jazzfood made it a personal mission to influence them to add pomegranate and mango.

    I am also partial to tutti fruitti with the hopes of picking out really chilled grape.

    Pretty much I go with whatever has real fruit in it.

    I heard a radio interview with the owner of SoupBox. He indicated the people from Mario's taught him how to make Italian ice, which he offers in summers.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

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  • Post #185 - June 23rd, 2015, 5:18 pm
    Post #185 - June 23rd, 2015, 5:18 pm Post #185 - June 23rd, 2015, 5:18 pm
    Contrary to what Mr. Soapbox is claiming, while Skip did speak to him, he did NOT give him the recipe.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #186 - June 23rd, 2015, 11:29 pm
    Post #186 - June 23rd, 2015, 11:29 pm Post #186 - June 23rd, 2015, 11:29 pm
    Jazzfood wrote:Contrary to what Mr. Soapbox is claiming, while Skip did speak to him, he did NOT give him the recipe.

    I wondered about that, so thanks for the clarification.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #187 - August 12th, 2015, 3:03 pm
    Post #187 - August 12th, 2015, 3:03 pm Post #187 - August 12th, 2015, 3:03 pm
    Peaches are in the ice.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #188 - August 12th, 2015, 6:43 pm
    Post #188 - August 12th, 2015, 6:43 pm Post #188 - August 12th, 2015, 6:43 pm
    "Excuse me. Could I borrow a match?"
    Or was it the "Eagle has landed?"

    I can never remember.
  • Post #189 - August 13th, 2015, 10:21 am
    Post #189 - August 13th, 2015, 10:21 am Post #189 - August 13th, 2015, 10:21 am
    A traffic alert for those traveling to the area is that today through Sunday, Taylor from Ashland to Racine is closed to vehicle traffic for Festa Italiana.

    Mario's is a couple blocks east of Racine, and Taylor Street is open for vehicles east of Racine.

    --
    edc
  • Post #190 - August 19th, 2015, 10:10 am
    Post #190 - August 19th, 2015, 10:10 am Post #190 - August 19th, 2015, 10:10 am
    Peach is on point this year...or at least right now. I feel like I've had it in previous years when the peaches weren't fully ripe and you just didn't get a much of that peach sweetness. The peaches in this batch are deliciously ripe and the sweetness is offering a great balance to the lemonade.

    We went Saturday and had to make a return trip last night.
  • Post #191 - August 23rd, 2015, 12:46 pm
    Post #191 - August 23rd, 2015, 12:46 pm Post #191 - August 23rd, 2015, 12:46 pm
    ziggy wrote:Peach is on point this year...or at least right now. I feel like I've had it in previous years when the peaches weren't fully ripe and you just didn't get a much of that peach sweetness. The peaches in this batch are deliciously ripe and the sweetness is offering a great balance to the lemonade.

    We went Saturday and had to make a return trip last night.

    And it's gone... I went on Friday and they had run out on Thursday night. :( I got a medium fruit cocktail instead, which was very good and offset the grease from my Al's beef+hot.
    "Fried chicken should unify us, as opposed to tearing us apart. " - Bomani Jones
  • Post #192 - August 9th, 2016, 3:37 pm
    Post #192 - August 9th, 2016, 3:37 pm Post #192 - August 9th, 2016, 3:37 pm
    Peach is involved. Get it while you can.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #193 - August 21st, 2017, 2:26 pm
    Post #193 - August 21st, 2017, 2:26 pm Post #193 - August 21st, 2017, 2:26 pm
    in the house
    IMG_4049.JPG
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #194 - August 21st, 2017, 5:11 pm
    Post #194 - August 21st, 2017, 5:11 pm Post #194 - August 21st, 2017, 5:11 pm
    The pomegranate is fantastic too. The seeds work terrifically in the ice. Somewhat bitter textural counterpoint to the sweet lemony slush.
  • Post #195 - September 2nd, 2017, 11:47 pm
    Post #195 - September 2nd, 2017, 11:47 pm Post #195 - September 2nd, 2017, 11:47 pm
    Earlier this summer, I had the Chocolate Lemonade.
    Staff seemed worried I ordered it. I made them back down uttering "it was recommended" although I do not believe it was recommended by anybody here at LTHF. :mrgreen:
    I admit to being a chocoholic {as if you thought this was limited to persons with the ♀ chromosome}, but the chocolate lemonade was spot-on for flavor. I recommend it for everybody regardless of perceived gender assignment. :lol:
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  • Post #196 - September 3rd, 2017, 12:06 am
    Post #196 - September 3rd, 2017, 12:06 am Post #196 - September 3rd, 2017, 12:06 am
    Last night they had honeydew, and there was mango for a day or so as well a few wks ago. Miss nectarine, they used to do it instead of peach but haven't seen it in decades.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #197 - September 6th, 2017, 3:03 pm
    Post #197 - September 6th, 2017, 3:03 pm Post #197 - September 6th, 2017, 3:03 pm
    Anyone know when they close for the season? I keep trying to set a date with friends to go and our plans keep getting foiled.
  • Post #198 - September 6th, 2017, 3:08 pm
    Post #198 - September 6th, 2017, 3:08 pm Post #198 - September 6th, 2017, 3:08 pm
    abe_froeman wrote:Anyone know when they close for the season?

    I have seen Sept 10th posted as their last day of 2017 (does seem a little earlier than necessary?). Best of luck getting there this weekend!
  • Post #199 - September 6th, 2017, 3:32 pm
    Post #199 - September 6th, 2017, 3:32 pm Post #199 - September 6th, 2017, 3:32 pm
    The 10th is tentative. If the weather holds out, it's the 17th. The reason, if interested, can be found here:
    http://lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=15993&highlight=marios
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #200 - April 30th, 2018, 6:03 pm
    Post #200 - April 30th, 2018, 6:03 pm Post #200 - April 30th, 2018, 6:03 pm
    Even though today is April 30, the stand is open.

    This afternoon, signs were up promoting the availability of pomegranate, watermelon and cantaloupe flavors.

    --
    edc
  • Post #201 - July 12th, 2018, 6:32 pm
    Post #201 - July 12th, 2018, 6:32 pm Post #201 - July 12th, 2018, 6:32 pm
    No peach but mango is in the house.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #202 - July 12th, 2018, 9:32 pm
    Post #202 - July 12th, 2018, 9:32 pm Post #202 - July 12th, 2018, 9:32 pm
    We were there last Saturday night. I always say I am going to try something different and then always get coconut. Can’t help it, I just love the coconut. My daughter got the blue raspberry which is consistent with her recent choice of blue moon ice cream at The Chocolate Shoppe. Six-year-old taste.
    We make this trek at least annually. Seems like every time we go there is a cop car with officers enjoying some ice and a cross-section of Chicagoans from a range of neighborhoods. Such a special place.
  • Post #203 - August 17th, 2018, 6:43 pm
    Post #203 - August 17th, 2018, 6:43 pm Post #203 - August 17th, 2018, 6:43 pm
    Everything's peachy... but not for long.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #204 - August 17th, 2018, 6:50 pm
    Post #204 - August 17th, 2018, 6:50 pm Post #204 - August 17th, 2018, 6:50 pm
    They seem to have added honeydew as a permanent flavor. It was on a small sign when I first tried it about 2 weeks ago. Then when I was there on Tuesday it was on the full lemonade flavor list.

    A half watermelon-half honeydew was damn good. Almost equivalent to my prior standby half watermelon-half cantaloupe. God I love Mario's when it's hot out. Especially after a run or workout when it becomes refreshment on steroids.
  • Post #205 - August 18th, 2018, 7:34 pm
    Post #205 - August 18th, 2018, 7:34 pm Post #205 - August 18th, 2018, 7:34 pm
    bweiny wrote:God I love Mario's when it's hot out. Especially after a run or workout when it becomes refreshment on steroids.


    Agreed. I try to go when it's at least 85 or higher out. Extra good at night, too. Perfect after an Italian beef from across the street...clears all that grease out of your mouth.
  • Post #206 - September 1st, 2018, 9:47 am
    Post #206 - September 1st, 2018, 9:47 am Post #206 - September 1st, 2018, 9:47 am
    Peach is back until they run out. Doubt it will last the wkend, but w/this weather you never know.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #207 - September 1st, 2018, 11:36 pm
    Post #207 - September 1st, 2018, 11:36 pm Post #207 - September 1st, 2018, 11:36 pm
    I did the combination of Al's {#1} Italian Beef & Mario's Italian Lemonade a couple of days ago. For Mario's, I did not see peach on the menu. So I went with pomegranate. Images may be forthcoming when I get back to the abode.

    {I'm on the 2nd floor at O'Callaghan's again. | Sorry about the Yelp link, but its W-WW page hasn't been updated in a long time.}
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  • Post #208 - September 9th, 2018, 5:57 pm
    Post #208 - September 9th, 2018, 5:57 pm Post #208 - September 9th, 2018, 5:57 pm
    Sign posted on the stand said that the last day of the season is today, Sunday 9/9. Peach was available when I was there around 5p.

    Quite a few bees were flying around the stand when people were placing and waiting for their orders.


    edc
  • Post #209 - September 10th, 2018, 12:21 am
    Post #209 - September 10th, 2018, 12:21 am Post #209 - September 10th, 2018, 12:21 am
    Thanks for the PSA.

    I got peach and cantaloupe. There was no line tonight.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening

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