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    Post #1 - July 19th, 2018, 2:51 am
    Post #1 - July 19th, 2018, 2:51 am Post #1 - July 19th, 2018, 2:51 am
    For many years, the Evanston Lunch Group™ has had a summertime picnic; last year we dedicated the picnic to the memory of Gale Adams, who posted on LTH as Tarte Tatin. Gale was a long-time, fervent supporter of LTH who passed away suddenly in 2017, missing several LTH events she had been looking forward to.

    We will be celebrating her memory again Thursday, August 16, 12:30 pm at Larimer Park in Evanston.

    For this picnic, we’ll get carryout from a number of favorite places, and convene on the picnic benches under the shelter in Larimer Park. Attendees willing to pick up easily sharable carryout for the group should sign up as such; others are most welcome too, to share whatever is brought. I’ll keep a list of who’s picking up food, and from where, as well as others joining us. By checking the list the day before or so, those picking up carryout should be able to gauge the appropriate quantities to bring. We’ll do our best to settle up at the picnic.

    Larimer Park is one block east of Ridge, and one block south of Dempster. Parking is available on Crain St, or on Oak Ave south of Dempster (which ends in a cul-de-sac at the park’s edge). It's also a short walk from the Purple Line's Dempster "L" stop. Here’s a map:
    Larimer Park.jpg

    Larimer Park

    Here's the list of attendees and from where they'll bring food (to be periodically updated):
    nr706 — The Fish Keg
    Cathy2 — beverages & ice
    Lougord99
    B2B — Pita Inn
    GAF — Ewa's Pierogi
    diverse dancer — Reconstructed elotes & Thai Green Curry
    Friday — plates

    Again, all are welcome. Hope to see many LTHers remembering Gail/Tarte Tatin there.
    Last edited by nr706 on August 14th, 2018, 3:52 pm, edited 10 times in total.
  • Post #2 - July 19th, 2018, 6:49 am
    Post #2 - July 19th, 2018, 6:49 am Post #2 - July 19th, 2018, 6:49 am
    Hi,

    I expect to attend. If I did what Gail did, I would bring the beverages (and ice).

    Is that ok?

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    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 #3 - July 19th, 2018, 7:18 am
    Post #3 - July 19th, 2018, 7:18 am Post #3 - July 19th, 2018, 7:18 am
    I will join you and I am willing to pick up food. However, I need some suggestions as to where to pick up as I know very little about Evanston dining
  • Post #4 - July 19th, 2018, 8:32 am
    Post #4 - July 19th, 2018, 8:32 am Post #4 - July 19th, 2018, 8:32 am
    I wouldn't miss this. I'll bring fried chicken from Evanston Chicken Shack. I'll skip the forgettable sides.
  • Post #5 - July 19th, 2018, 3:11 pm
    Post #5 - July 19th, 2018, 3:11 pm Post #5 - July 19th, 2018, 3:11 pm
    nr706 wrote:For many years, the Evanston Lunch Group™ has had a summertime picnic; last year we dedicated the picnic to the memory of Gale Adams, who posted on LTH as Tarte Tatin. Gale was a long-time, fervent supporter of LTH who passed away suddenly in 2017, missing several LTH events she had been looking forward to.

    We will be celebrating her memory again Thursday, August 16, 12:30 pm at Larimer Park in Evanston.

    Again, all are welcome. Hope to see many LTHers remembering Gall/Tarte Tatin there.


    I doubt I can enjoy you but what a remarkable way to celebrate Gail through breaking bread together.
    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
  • Post #6 - July 19th, 2018, 3:19 pm
    Post #6 - July 19th, 2018, 3:19 pm Post #6 - July 19th, 2018, 3:19 pm
    lougord99 wrote:I will join you and I am willing to pick up food. However, I need some suggestions as to where to pick up as I know very little about Evanston dining



    You may wish to consider GNRs Hoosier Mama Pie's Evanston outpost (GNR is for the original in the city only), Edzo's (pack ice for milkshakes), and Cross Rhodes for additions to the menu.

    If you pack ice you can pick up chocolates to finish the meal from Piron Chocolatier on Main.

    If you are willing to travel a smidge north into Skokie GNRs Kaufman's & Kabul House are there (double check this because I swear I drove by Kabul House in shiny, spanking new digs east of McCormick on Monday and that should place it in Evanston, not Skokie).
    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
  • Post #7 - July 19th, 2018, 5:03 pm
    Post #7 - July 19th, 2018, 5:03 pm Post #7 - July 19th, 2018, 5:03 pm
    lougord99 wrote:I will join you and I am willing to pick up food. However, I need some suggestions as to where to pick up as I know very little about Evanston dining

    In addition to Ken's excellent suggestions, you might consider Freshii or Next of Kin. Since EvA and I are both bringing fried food, something healthy could be an interesting change of pace.

    Freshii
    1596 Sherman Ave
    Evanston, IL 60201

    Next of Kin
    625 Davis St
    Evanston, IL 60201
  • Post #8 - July 19th, 2018, 11:18 pm
    Post #8 - July 19th, 2018, 11:18 pm Post #8 - July 19th, 2018, 11:18 pm
    I'm really bummed that I cannot be there to join in memorializing a very wonderful person. I have a work obligation. If it dissolves, which seems unlikely, I'll be there.

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #9 - July 20th, 2018, 1:13 am
    Post #9 - July 20th, 2018, 1:13 am Post #9 - July 20th, 2018, 1:13 am
    I hope to come but will have to reschedule an ophthalmologist's appointment I have for 10:45 that morning (these run from 90 minutes to 6 hours).

    If I come, I'm looking at my Confetti Slaw II with separate dressing so you can have creamy style or vinegar style. And something else, maybe carry-out. Possibly Pita Inn or Hecky's rib tips. The start time means getting the carry out exactly at the peak busy time for the restaurant.

    Anybody know a place to get elotes in the corridor from Evanston west to the airport with free parking by the door (don't want to go to downtown Evanston, fine and pay for a meter, walk a block or two to/from just to get falcon eddy's overpriced ones).
    --Carey
  • Post #10 - July 20th, 2018, 7:10 am
    Post #10 - July 20th, 2018, 7:10 am Post #10 - July 20th, 2018, 7:10 am
    diversedancer wrote:Anybody know a place to get elotes in the corridor from Evanston west to the airport with free parking by the door (don't want to go to downtown Evanston, fine and pay for a meter, walk a block or two to/from just to get falcon eddy's overpriced ones).

    La Principal on Main just south of the picnic has elotes on their menu. Parking seems pretty easy to me, but I think the same about downtown Evanston honestly.
  • Post #11 - July 20th, 2018, 7:22 am
    Post #11 - July 20th, 2018, 7:22 am Post #11 - July 20th, 2018, 7:22 am
    I'll be there.

    I am now in Western North Carolina, and my first thought was to bring back BBQ, but if I did it would be two weeks old and where I am (two hours west of Asheville) is not BBQ country, so that is out.

    But I'll think of something to bring.
    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 #12 - July 21st, 2018, 5:23 pm
    Post #12 - July 21st, 2018, 5:23 pm Post #12 - July 21st, 2018, 5:23 pm
    I’ll pick up hummus, baba ganoush and warm pita bread from the Pita Inn. To reinforce the “healthy/veggie theme I’ll bring some baby carrots for dipping, too.
  • Post #13 - July 31st, 2018, 11:22 am
    Post #13 - July 31st, 2018, 11:22 am Post #13 - July 31st, 2018, 11:22 am
    I just want to chime in that I remember Gail as a light, smiling, upbeat presence at LTH events. I will not be in Chicago to say so at the picnic. I think it is lovely and in the spirit of the LTH community to meet and celebrate Gail's memory.
    Man : I can't understand how a poet like you can eat that stuff.
    T. S. Eliot: Ah, but you're not a poet.
  • Post #14 - July 31st, 2018, 2:10 pm
    Post #14 - July 31st, 2018, 2:10 pm Post #14 - July 31st, 2018, 2:10 pm
    Hmmm, I was sure I had posted that I changed my appointment and was definite. Maybe I never hit "submit post"....

    My legs tend to fail me if I attempt to enter an establishment for carry out...well, as a kid we essentially never did carry out or delivery, so it is difficult for me. Anyway, my thing is to take traditional foods and make them more healthy.

    --Confetti slaw II (your choice creamy or vinegar)
    and at least one of the following experiments (practicing for LTH picnic)
    --Green tomato pita
    --relotes (vegan, healthy and/or new wave, with choices)
    --Thai green curry (well this is old, more of a fall back)
    --Carey
  • Post #15 - August 1st, 2018, 10:07 pm
    Post #15 - August 1st, 2018, 10:07 pm Post #15 - August 1st, 2018, 10:07 pm
    I will go to Ewa's Pierogi in Glenview, and will bring some - I don't know - perhaps Pierogi. I might also bring some Pelmeni.
    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 #16 - August 7th, 2018, 3:31 pm
    Post #16 - August 7th, 2018, 3:31 pm Post #16 - August 7th, 2018, 3:31 pm
    It looks like I will have a conflict with a work event I cannot miss. I am so sorry to miss this opportunity to remember Gale at an event she loved.
  • Post #17 - August 7th, 2018, 7:04 pm
    Post #17 - August 7th, 2018, 7:04 pm Post #17 - August 7th, 2018, 7:04 pm
    Arrrgh Is this a habit, or does LTHFORUM lose my posts? Again, I was sure I updated to say I will bring:

    Relotes: reconstructed elotes
    Thai Green Curry: so we have a non-fried entree
    (probably) Green tomato pita: low fat reconstruction of green tomato pie.

    I will NOT bring:
    Velotes (vegan elotes): too many ingredients would go to waste.
    Confetti Slaw II: minimal batch is at least two gallons
    --Carey
  • Post #18 - August 14th, 2018, 8:01 am
    Post #18 - August 14th, 2018, 8:01 am Post #18 - August 14th, 2018, 8:01 am
    B2B wrote:... To reinforce the “healthy/veggie theme I’ll bring some baby carrots for dipping, too.

    I'll try to bring some chive flowers from my garden and "russian roulette peppers" for dipping.
    --Carey
  • Post #19 - August 14th, 2018, 9:05 am
    Post #19 - August 14th, 2018, 9:05 am Post #19 - August 14th, 2018, 9:05 am
    The expectation is that we will be able to park on Crain street near the shelter? If not, what is suggested?
    --Carey
  • Post #20 - August 14th, 2018, 9:13 am
    Post #20 - August 14th, 2018, 9:13 am Post #20 - August 14th, 2018, 9:13 am
    If you look at the map posted upthread, you'll see that Oak St., ending in a cup-de-sac, is also a good parking option. Also, it's only a five block walk from the Dempster St. L stop, or a 15 minute walk from either the Main St or Davis St Metra stations.
  • Post #21 - August 14th, 2018, 10:29 am
    Post #21 - August 14th, 2018, 10:29 am Post #21 - August 14th, 2018, 10:29 am
    NFriday may be dropping in, because I have something to pass onto her.

    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 #22 - August 14th, 2018, 2:39 pm
    Post #22 - August 14th, 2018, 2:39 pm Post #22 - August 14th, 2018, 2:39 pm
    Hi- Yes I am going to show up, but I can only stay until about 12:55, and so that just means I won't have time to eat too much. Is anybody else bringing paper plates? I could bring those and some napkins, and I might also bring either some zucchini bread or some corn muffins or both. Thanks, Nancy
  • Post #23 - August 14th, 2018, 3:52 pm
    Post #23 - August 14th, 2018, 3:52 pm Post #23 - August 14th, 2018, 3:52 pm
    Plates and napkins would be great!
  • Post #24 - August 14th, 2018, 7:06 pm
    Post #24 - August 14th, 2018, 7:06 pm Post #24 - August 14th, 2018, 7:06 pm
    Sorry, I'll be out of town. Have a great time! (That's what Gale would want us to do!)
  • Post #25 - August 15th, 2018, 11:06 am
    Post #25 - August 15th, 2018, 11:06 am Post #25 - August 15th, 2018, 11:06 am
    I assume there is no electricity for a warming tray? Does anybody know if a butane or Sterno warmer would be allowed or prohibited?
    --Carey
  • Post #26 - August 15th, 2018, 11:40 am
    Post #26 - August 15th, 2018, 11:40 am Post #26 - August 15th, 2018, 11:40 am
    No electricity; I haven't seen any regulations prohibiting Sterno or butane.
  • Post #27 - August 15th, 2018, 11:51 am
    Post #27 - August 15th, 2018, 11:51 am Post #27 - August 15th, 2018, 11:51 am
    nr706 wrote:No electricity; I haven't seen any regulations prohibiting Sterno or butane.

    On Cook County Forest Preserve property, they don't like fire on their tables. If this were the other picnic, I would have to check.

    I would bring some foil to place underneath to protect the surface.

    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 #28 - August 18th, 2018, 12:36 pm
    Post #28 - August 18th, 2018, 12:36 pm Post #28 - August 18th, 2018, 12:36 pm
    Beautiful weather. Beautiful people (perhaps just a slight exaggeration, but not fake news). And a wonderful way to remember Gail (aka Tarte Tatin). Looking forward to TT 3rd annual picnic.
    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

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