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    Post #1 - October 27th, 2017, 10:51 am
    Post #1 - October 27th, 2017, 10:51 am Post #1 - October 27th, 2017, 10:51 am
    Burt’s Place. That should be all that needs to be said about the next venue for the Small Household Food Exchange. That should be enough to attract droves of LTHers (although we will limit the number of attendees).

    Burt Katz was legendary in the local pizza world, from The Inferno (no longer around), to Gulliver’s, to Pequod’s (both still in business), and finally to his own Burt’s Place. Burt Katz developed a style of pan pizza that influenced many. Before Burt passed away, he trained Jerry Petrow and John Munao in his recipes and techniques. They’ve remodeled a bit, upgraded aspects of the operation, and reportedly the pizza does a good job replicating Burt’s genius.

    But does it really? Join us at Burt’s Place 2.0 Sunday, November 19 at 4:30 pm (opening time) and we’ll form our own opinions.

    We chose a Sunday to make it easy for anyone traveling a distance; it’s less likely to have issues with rush hour traffic, getting away from work early or returning home late. Burt’s Place is easy to get to — exit I-94 Edens at Dempster Street West, or I-294 at Dempster Street East; when you get to Ferris Ave. go about two blocks south. Street parking is usually pretty easy. It’s also just a short walk from the Morton Grove Metra Milwaukee North line.

    What is the Small Household Food Exchange, you may ask.

    Most importantly, it’s a gathering of like-minded folks at an interesting restaurant for a meal, taking advantage of the ordering power of a good number of people to share and sample a good number of menu items.

    You don’t need to bring something to exchange — all are welcome — just enjoy the dinner and the camaraderie. But, the Small Household Food Exchange started so that those of us in 1-2 person households who love to cook aren't stuck eating that big pot of chili for a whole week. Instead, we make 4-10 servings of one dish, and bring home 4-10 different dishes. Exchanging participants bring one pre-portioned serving of their food for every exchanger who has RSVP’d to come that month. A serving is whatever you think it is for your food item. For soup, it may be two cups; for pastrami, 4 oz. (or more if you make more generous sandwiches). The priority will be for entrees, meats, soups, salad, stews, pastas, grains, etc. One dessert is OK each month, but we don't want 6-7 dessert offerings — everyone is mostly interested in main meals. (Check the Events Board, there’s a separate Dessert Exchange.)

    The fine print
    Number in the group: We will cap attendance at each gathering at 12, and food exchange participants at 10, so that participants are never making more than 10 servings of anything. Couples can be counted as one serving, or two — if you come as a couple, please specify whether you're bringing one or two dishes to exchange.

    There will be no restrictions on the food – we’re an omnivorous bunch. IF ANYONE HAS ANY ALLERGIES, PLEASE LET THE GROUP KNOW.

    The containers/delivery system: Everyone in the group should use the GLADWARE 3 1/8 CUP PLASTIC CONTAINERS (7” x 7” square container with a blue lid). You’ll portion your food into those containers to bring and hand out at the gathering. You can freeze them or not depending on your schedule and when you make your food. There is no need to fill the container, just put in whatever is a serving to you. If you use something else to deliver your food that month (Ziploc bags, plastic wrap, etc.) you should also return the empty containers from the last round so that everyone always has a stash of these containers for the exchange, and no one has to run out and buy more. Ideally, everyone will find a way to label their containers, describing the contents, so we don’t end up staring into our freezers at a field of blue-lidded containers and wondering what’s in each one (not that there’s anything wrong with the occasional surprise …).

    The process: Each of us will take turns being the organizer each month. Each time we meet, someone will offer to organize the next month’s gathering. Several weeks before the next gathering the organizer will post a new thread to the events page announcing the date and the location for that month and asking for RSVP’s.

    If you want to join us, either as a dining companion or two, or as an exchanger (either way, we hope you will), please RSVP your attendance by responding in this thread one week before the monthly gathering. If you're exchanging, please post what you're bringing at least three days before the gathering. This is to help make sure we get some balance in the food offerings, so that we’re not all bringing something that has to be eaten in the next 2-3 days; that there’s a balance of stuff that can be frozen for later, or eaten sooner.

    The organizer will monitor the thread to see what people are bringing. The organizer will also make reservations for the group at the restaurant where we will be gathering. You can choose to stay for dinner or just come and exchange food and leave. Just let the organizer know so they can get an accurate count for the reservation. As previously mentioned, other LTHers are encouraged to join us for dinner, even if they are not bringing food to exchange.

    Hope to see you there!

    Dinner:
    nr706
    Cathy1
    Cathy2
    moetchandon
    Pie Lady
    GAF

    Exchange: (Bring three dishes each)
    nr706 — Spent Grain Noodles aglio e olio
    Cathy2 — Detroit Pizza
    moetchandon — Beef Osso Buco
    Pie Lady — Jamaican curry goat and rice & beans

    Burt’s Place
    8541 Ferris Ave.
    Morton Grove, IL 60053
    (847) 965-7997

    Sunday, November 19, 4:30 pm
    Last edited by nr706 on November 18th, 2017, 5:23 pm, edited 13 times in total.
  • Post #2 - October 27th, 2017, 11:58 am
    Post #2 - October 27th, 2017, 11:58 am Post #2 - October 27th, 2017, 11:58 am
    Plan to attend.

    I will bring Detroit pizza for my contribution.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #3 - October 27th, 2017, 2:34 pm
    Post #3 - October 27th, 2017, 2:34 pm Post #3 - October 27th, 2017, 2:34 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:I will bring Detroit pizza for my contribution.

    Like coals to Newcastle!

    =R=
    I am not interested in how I would evaluate the Springbank in a blind tasting. Every spirit has its story, and I include it in my evaluation, just as I do with human beings. --Thad Vogler

    I'll be the tastiest pork cutlet bowl ever --Yuri Katsuki

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #4 - October 27th, 2017, 2:58 pm
    Post #4 - October 27th, 2017, 2:58 pm Post #4 - October 27th, 2017, 2:58 pm
    Fyi, 11/18 is a Saturday. Is this event on Saturday the 18th or Sunday the 19th?

    =R=
    I am not interested in how I would evaluate the Springbank in a blind tasting. Every spirit has its story, and I include it in my evaluation, just as I do with human beings. --Thad Vogler

    I'll be the tastiest pork cutlet bowl ever --Yuri Katsuki

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #5 - October 27th, 2017, 3:52 pm
    Post #5 - October 27th, 2017, 3:52 pm Post #5 - October 27th, 2017, 3:52 pm
    Sorry, my calendar is running a bit slow. That's what I get for not using my 2017 Chicagoland Food Calendar. I fixed the post.
  • Post #6 - October 27th, 2017, 5:03 pm
    Post #6 - October 27th, 2017, 5:03 pm Post #6 - October 27th, 2017, 5:03 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Plan to attend.

    I will bring Detroit pizza for my contribution.

    Regards,
    Cathy2


    Are you doing Kenji's version? I have been planning on trying it.
  • Post #7 - October 27th, 2017, 7:20 pm
    Post #7 - October 27th, 2017, 7:20 pm Post #7 - October 27th, 2017, 7:20 pm
    lougord99 wrote:
    Cathy2 wrote:Plan to attend.

    I will bring Detroit pizza for my contribution.

    Regards,
    Cathy2


    Are you doing Kenji's version? I have been planning on trying it.

    Yes, it is very good and quite like Burt's pizza.
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #8 - October 29th, 2017, 3:47 pm
    Post #8 - October 29th, 2017, 3:47 pm Post #8 - October 29th, 2017, 3:47 pm
    I'm in for dinner and exchange.
  • Post #9 - November 9th, 2017, 11:36 am
    Post #9 - November 9th, 2017, 11:36 am Post #9 - November 9th, 2017, 11:36 am
    Whoops, sorry guys. I'm coming, dinner and exchange.
    Last edited by Pie Lady on November 9th, 2017, 11:38 am, edited 1 time in total.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #10 - November 13th, 2017, 1:46 pm
    Post #10 - November 13th, 2017, 1:46 pm Post #10 - November 13th, 2017, 1:46 pm
    I am sorry that I will be unable to make this exchange.
    Reading is a right. Censorship is not.
  • Post #11 - November 13th, 2017, 2:31 pm
    Post #11 - November 13th, 2017, 2:31 pm Post #11 - November 13th, 2017, 2:31 pm
    How much advance notice do you need if I'm just hoping to join for dinner and not the exchange? I'd love to join but things have a tendency to be a bit...fluid...theses days :lol:
  • Post #12 - November 13th, 2017, 2:41 pm
    Post #12 - November 13th, 2017, 2:41 pm Post #12 - November 13th, 2017, 2:41 pm
    zoid wrote:How much advance notice do you need if I'm just hoping to join for dinner and not the exchange? I'd love to join but things have a tendency to be a bit...fluid...theses days :lol:

    Just a day or so if you're not exchanging ... we need a little more advance notice from exchangers, so we know how many exchanges to make. But all are welcome to join us for the dinner (well, all up to the stated max #).
  • Post #13 - November 13th, 2017, 3:44 pm
    Post #13 - November 13th, 2017, 3:44 pm Post #13 - November 13th, 2017, 3:44 pm
    Hi,

    I am attending with my Mom.

    Do we need to order our pizza in advance like the good ol'days?

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #14 - November 13th, 2017, 4:46 pm
    Post #14 - November 13th, 2017, 4:46 pm Post #14 - November 13th, 2017, 4:46 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Do we need to order our pizza in advance like the good ol'days?

    I wondered about this too. Please no anchovies, and if we could have one without peppers or olives I'd be forever grateful.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #15 - November 13th, 2017, 6:18 pm
    Post #15 - November 13th, 2017, 6:18 pm Post #15 - November 13th, 2017, 6:18 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Do we need to order our pizza in advance like the good ol'days?
    I'm assuming so ... I'll put in an order Saturday afternoon.
    Pie Lady wrote:Please no anchovies, and if we could have one without peppers or olives I'd be forever grateful.
    Forever?
  • Post #16 - November 14th, 2017, 11:04 am
    Post #16 - November 14th, 2017, 11:04 am Post #16 - November 14th, 2017, 11:04 am
    nr706 wrote:
    Pie Lady wrote:Please no anchovies, and if we could have one without peppers or olives I'd be forever grateful.
    Forever?


    Sure, forever. Peppers and olives are horrible, terrible things. :mrgreen:
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #17 - November 14th, 2017, 11:06 am
    Post #17 - November 14th, 2017, 11:06 am Post #17 - November 14th, 2017, 11:06 am
    Pie Lady wrote:Sure, forever. Peppers and olives are horrible, terrible things. :mrgreen:
    They've always said very nice things about you. :lol:
  • Post #18 - November 14th, 2017, 11:07 am
    Post #18 - November 14th, 2017, 11:07 am Post #18 - November 14th, 2017, 11:07 am
    nr706 wrote:
    Pie Lady wrote:Sure, forever. Peppers and olives are horrible, terrible things. :mrgreen:
    They've always said very nice things about you. :lol:

    :lol: Lies, all lies!
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #19 - November 17th, 2017, 9:32 pm
    Post #19 - November 17th, 2017, 9:32 pm Post #19 - November 17th, 2017, 9:32 pm
    I'll join for dinner.
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik
  • Post #20 - November 17th, 2017, 10:19 pm
    Post #20 - November 17th, 2017, 10:19 pm Post #20 - November 17th, 2017, 10:19 pm
    Great! See you there.
  • Post #21 - November 18th, 2017, 4:32 pm
    Post #21 - November 18th, 2017, 4:32 pm Post #21 - November 18th, 2017, 4:32 pm
    Oh dammit, this is tomorrow? LOL I just raced to finish my offering.

    Anyway, I made Jamaican curry goat and rice & beans.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #22 - November 18th, 2017, 5:23 pm
    Post #22 - November 18th, 2017, 5:23 pm Post #22 - November 18th, 2017, 5:23 pm
    That should go great with your pepper & olive pizza.
  • Post #23 - November 18th, 2017, 5:31 pm
    Post #23 - November 18th, 2017, 5:31 pm Post #23 - November 18th, 2017, 5:31 pm
    Pizza is ordered under the name "Tom."
  • Post #24 - November 18th, 2017, 8:47 pm
    Post #24 - November 18th, 2017, 8:47 pm Post #24 - November 18th, 2017, 8:47 pm
    I have to cancel now, I only eat pizza named Frank or Jeb.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #25 - November 19th, 2017, 11:55 am
    Post #25 - November 19th, 2017, 11:55 am Post #25 - November 19th, 2017, 11:55 am
    I can't make it but I just wanted to give a recommendation for one of your pizzas tonight-we were there on Friday night and had the best combination yet. Spinach, mushroom and caramelized onions with a little extra sauce. It was fabulous!

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