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  • Post #31 - January 25th, 2017, 8:30 am
    Post #31 - January 25th, 2017, 8:30 am Post #31 - January 25th, 2017, 8:30 am
    BuddyRoadhouse wrote:Thank you one and all for the votes of confidence. All I can tell you is, every day brings a new challenge, but doesn't dampen our determination to do the job, and do it right.

    Buddy


    Glad to see people striving to do it right rather than cutting corners. Can't wait to try 2.0 out! Thanks for the updates.
  • Post #32 - January 25th, 2017, 11:23 am
    Post #32 - January 25th, 2017, 11:23 am Post #32 - January 25th, 2017, 11:23 am
    Does anyone know if this new place will by BYOB?
  • Post #33 - January 25th, 2017, 11:42 am
    Post #33 - January 25th, 2017, 11:42 am Post #33 - January 25th, 2017, 11:42 am
    HonestMan wrote:Does anyone know if this new place will by BYOB?


    I don't think so. There is going to be an actual bar.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #34 - January 25th, 2017, 1:24 pm
    Post #34 - January 25th, 2017, 1:24 pm Post #34 - January 25th, 2017, 1:24 pm
    Definitely not BYOB. In fact, the beer and wine list will be slightly expanded from what Burt carried. Still no hard liquor.

    And just to be clear, it's a very small bar, maybe three to four seats, max. Just big enough for people waiting for a pick up to sit and have a drink.

    Buddy
  • Post #35 - January 29th, 2017, 10:10 am
    Post #35 - January 29th, 2017, 10:10 am Post #35 - January 29th, 2017, 10:10 am
    BuddyRoadhouse wrote:...
    There will be fewer knickknacks, but there'll still be some quirky charm.
    ...

    Buddy

    Hi Buddy
    I hope the fewer knickknacks means you were safely able to dispose of Burt's old glass ball fire extinguishers. They're full of Carbon tetra-chloride. I tried to convince Burt that they're dangerous, but you know how he was. :)
    I'm sure the MG fire department Hazmat team can help you if you've still got them.

    Can't wait for the reopening!
    "The only thing I have to eat is Yoo-hoo and Cocoa puffs so if you want anything else, you have to bring it with you."
  • Post #36 - February 28th, 2017, 11:17 pm
    Post #36 - February 28th, 2017, 11:17 pm Post #36 - February 28th, 2017, 11:17 pm
    Is it true?

    https://twitter.com/stevedolinsky/status/836762107383328768

    Steve Dolinsky‏ @stevedolinsky 3h3 hours ago
    BREAKING: Just got off the phone with gentleman from Burt's Pizza. They re-open this weekend. The wait is over Morton Grovians.
  • Post #37 - March 1st, 2017, 10:12 am
    Post #37 - March 1st, 2017, 10:12 am Post #37 - March 1st, 2017, 10:12 am
    tkoo wrote:Is it true?

    https://twitter.com/stevedolinsky/status/836762107383328768

    Steve Dolinsky‏ @stevedolinsky 3h3 hours ago
    BREAKING: Just got off the phone with gentleman from Burt's Pizza. They re-open this weekend. The wait is over Morton Grovians.


    Per FB and the Trib, yes.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/re ... story.html

    https://www.facebook.com/burtspizza/pos ... 4394967049

    4:30pm Friday 3/3/17
  • Post #38 - March 1st, 2017, 11:32 am
    Post #38 - March 1st, 2017, 11:32 am Post #38 - March 1st, 2017, 11:32 am
    Can anybody (Jeff?) tell me if there are plans to be open for lunch?
  • Post #39 - March 1st, 2017, 1:02 pm
    Post #39 - March 1st, 2017, 1:02 pm Post #39 - March 1st, 2017, 1:02 pm
    The plan we've discussed wa to get up to speed with the same schedule Burt used up to the day he closed for good. Once we get that under our belts we'd look into expanding hours and number of days we'll be open.

    So the short answer is, no at first, possibly yes in the long run.

    Buddy
  • Post #40 - March 1st, 2017, 4:36 pm
    Post #40 - March 1st, 2017, 4:36 pm Post #40 - March 1st, 2017, 4:36 pm
    Thanks Jeff, I appreciate the info.

    And folks, I expect lots of pictures from you folks that get to be there Friday night.
  • Post #41 - March 1st, 2017, 6:37 pm
    Post #41 - March 1st, 2017, 6:37 pm Post #41 - March 1st, 2017, 6:37 pm
    I don't plan to make a habit of posting specific business related updates, but since this is the first weekend, and there's lots of interest, I'll provide some helpful information.

    Needless to say, Friday is almost completely booked for dine-in orders. There might still be a couple of slots available at 9 or 9:30. Also, some availability for pick ups throughout the night.

    Saturday, so far, is still fairly open for both pick ups and eat-ins, although, the later in the evening you can go, the better.

    Same story for Sunday.

    Now the big news; contrary to what I stated up-thread, we'll be open seven days a week, effective immediately. So, if you want to be an early adapter, but don't want to put up with weekend craziness, you'll have almost unlimited access this Monday and Tuesday. But still no lunch hours.

    Hope that helps. Looking forward to seeing many of you over the coming days and weeks.

    Buddy
  • Post #42 - March 1st, 2017, 7:21 pm
    Post #42 - March 1st, 2017, 7:21 pm Post #42 - March 1st, 2017, 7:21 pm
    I see this all as welcome news, but I differ with Steve Dolinksy on one point: as a child who grew up on Sesame Street, I prefer to think of the locals as Morton Grovers.
    "Your swimming suit matches your eyes, you hold your nose before diving, loving you has made me bananas!"

    As Carl Sagan once said, to make an apple pie truly from scratch, you must first invent the universe. And sometimes I just don't have the time and energy to invent the universe. So I figure it's okay to buy some stuff.
  • Post #43 - March 3rd, 2017, 9:01 pm
    Post #43 - March 3rd, 2017, 9:01 pm Post #43 - March 3rd, 2017, 9:01 pm
    Opening night!

    https://www.facebook.com/VillageOfMorto ... 785107796/
  • Post #44 - March 6th, 2017, 8:11 am
    Post #44 - March 6th, 2017, 8:11 am Post #44 - March 6th, 2017, 8:11 am
    Anyone have a review yet?
  • Post #45 - March 6th, 2017, 11:29 am
    Post #45 - March 6th, 2017, 11:29 am Post #45 - March 6th, 2017, 11:29 am
    Here is a copy of the new menu courtesy of Chicago Eater:
    https://www.scribd.com/document/3406347 ... Place-Menu

    Original Article:
    http://chicago.eater.com/2017/3/1/14780 ... rton-grove
    Last edited by polster on March 6th, 2017, 6:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #46 - March 6th, 2017, 5:10 pm
    Post #46 - March 6th, 2017, 5:10 pm Post #46 - March 6th, 2017, 5:10 pm
    I know there's been a lot of talk about the new owners learning how to make the pizza. But has anybody tried the onion rings yet? I looked forward to the onion rings as much as the pizza whenever I was able to eat in.
  • Post #47 - March 6th, 2017, 5:45 pm
    Post #47 - March 6th, 2017, 5:45 pm Post #47 - March 6th, 2017, 5:45 pm
    Ugh, Pepsi. Those guys must be giving away the soda machines or something. How disappointing, I really dislike Pepsi.
  • Post #48 - March 6th, 2017, 5:49 pm
    Post #48 - March 6th, 2017, 5:49 pm Post #48 - March 6th, 2017, 5:49 pm
    Octarine wrote:Ugh, Pepsi. Those guys must be giving away the soda machines or something. How disappointing, I really dislike Pepsi.


    Soda has never been a strong suit at Burt's. You should probably get over that and think about the pizza. :wink:
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #49 - March 6th, 2017, 8:57 pm
    Post #49 - March 6th, 2017, 8:57 pm Post #49 - March 6th, 2017, 8:57 pm
    What's up with the About Us page and the password requirement on the homepage of the website?
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #50 - March 7th, 2017, 2:57 am
    Post #50 - March 7th, 2017, 2:57 am Post #50 - March 7th, 2017, 2:57 am
    Octarine wrote:Ugh, Pepsi. Those guys must be giving away the soda machines or something. How disappointing, I really dislike Pepsi.


    We also have Filbert's Root Beer in bottles.

    Buddy
  • Post #51 - March 7th, 2017, 6:47 am
    Post #51 - March 7th, 2017, 6:47 am Post #51 - March 7th, 2017, 6:47 am
    Two things my wife really hates. Pepsi and Root beer!
  • Post #52 - March 7th, 2017, 7:59 am
    Post #52 - March 7th, 2017, 7:59 am Post #52 - March 7th, 2017, 7:59 am
    Dave148 wrote:What's up with the About Us page and the password requirement on the homepage of the website?


    It appears that the webpage is still a work in progress as the About Us section is only generically labeled with direction on what content should be there and filled in, as you noticed :)

    I have to think they have been busy getting everything up and running and will tweak the website in the future although it is a bit odd IMO.
    “There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”
    ― Mahatma Gandhi
  • Post #53 - March 7th, 2017, 9:08 am
    Post #53 - March 7th, 2017, 9:08 am Post #53 - March 7th, 2017, 9:08 am
    We love root beer! Congrats on the opening.
    What disease did cured ham actually have?
  • Post #54 - March 9th, 2017, 12:46 pm
    Post #54 - March 9th, 2017, 12:46 pm Post #54 - March 9th, 2017, 12:46 pm
    Pepsi over Coke for me except I rarely drink pop anymore. Looking forward to the new Burt's!
  • Post #55 - March 9th, 2017, 2:01 pm
    Post #55 - March 9th, 2017, 2:01 pm Post #55 - March 9th, 2017, 2:01 pm
    I am surprised that I haven't read any customer verdicts on the Interwebz, given all the anticipation and publicity.
  • Post #56 - March 10th, 2017, 12:26 am
    Post #56 - March 10th, 2017, 12:26 am Post #56 - March 10th, 2017, 12:26 am
    ld111134 wrote:I am surprised that I haven't read any customer verdicts on the Interwebz, given all the anticipation and publicity.

    Maybe in this case, no news is bad news and out of respect for The Beloved Burt's Place they are waiting for them to find their groove?
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #57 - March 10th, 2017, 9:59 am
    Post #57 - March 10th, 2017, 9:59 am Post #57 - March 10th, 2017, 9:59 am
    Speaking only for myself, and as a Morton Grover, I'm just waiting for things to settle in a bit before I give Burt's 2.0 a try. Want to have an optimum experience.

    Seriously looking forward to beer & pizza in the side yard.

    Giovanna
    =o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o=

    "Enjoy every sandwich."

    -Warren Zevon
  • Post #58 - March 10th, 2017, 3:35 pm
    Post #58 - March 10th, 2017, 3:35 pm Post #58 - March 10th, 2017, 3:35 pm
    Giovanna wrote:Speaking only for myself, and as a Morton Grover, I'm just waiting for things to settle in a bit before I give Burt's 2.0 a try. Want to have an optimum experience.

    Seriously looking forward to beer & pizza in the side yard.

    Giovanna

    Smartest thing I've ever read on this site.

    Seriously though, I'll give them mad props for nailing the Pizza. Out of the hundreds (yes, hundreds) of pies they've managed to crank out over the last seven days, only a couple of negative comments were made. Everyone else has been extremely pleased with the quality and taste. Most say their expectations were met or exceeded. Including me.

    The reservation/seating issue is still evolving as we try to find a middle ground between Burt's absolutism and a more flexible system that will better accommodate walk-ins.

    Bottom line: Giovanna's plan to wait a few weeks is the best route. Believe me, we ain't hurtin' for your business right now. Stay home and give the boys a chance to work it all out.

    See you soon,
    Buddy
  • Post #59 - March 10th, 2017, 4:40 pm
    Post #59 - March 10th, 2017, 4:40 pm Post #59 - March 10th, 2017, 4:40 pm
    BuddyRoadhouse wrote:Believe me, we ain't hurtin' for your business right now.


    Buddy, is this why my phone calls yesterday and today went directly to a voicemail system which the message advises is not the main system, and is thus never checked and messages shouldn't be left on it?
    "Ah, lamentably no, my gastronomic rapacity knows no satiety" - Homer J. Simpson
  • Post #60 - March 10th, 2017, 5:39 pm
    Post #60 - March 10th, 2017, 5:39 pm Post #60 - March 10th, 2017, 5:39 pm
    clogoodie wrote:
    Buddy, is this why my phone calls yesterday and today went directly to a voicemail system which the message advises is not the main system, and is thus never checked and messages shouldn't be left on it?


    Burt would be proud. :wink:
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven

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