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    Post #1 - September 25th, 2018, 7:02 am
    Post #1 - September 25th, 2018, 7:02 am Post #1 - September 25th, 2018, 7:02 am
    In October the LTH Evanston Lunch Group will meet just a little far afield from Evanston at Wholly Frijoles in Lincolnwood. Wholly Frijoles has been around 18 years and describes it’s food as “authentic Mexican with a gourmet twist.”
    Join us there on October 17th at 12:30.

    Wholly Frijoles
    3908 W Touhy Ave.
    Lincolnwood, IL 60712
    (847) 329-9810
    https://www.whollyfrijoles1.com

    Note: they are BYOB

    Attending:
    B2B
    nr706
    diversedancer
    moetchandon
    rgl201+1
    GAF
    EvA
    Last edited by B2B on October 11th, 2018, 6:34 pm, edited 3 times in total.
  • Post #2 - September 25th, 2018, 7:11 am
    Post #2 - September 25th, 2018, 7:11 am Post #2 - September 25th, 2018, 7:11 am
    I'm in.
  • Post #3 - September 26th, 2018, 12:58 pm
    Post #3 - September 26th, 2018, 12:58 pm Post #3 - September 26th, 2018, 12:58 pm
    I would like to come.
    --Carey
  • Post #4 - September 27th, 2018, 9:30 pm
    Post #4 - September 27th, 2018, 9:30 pm Post #4 - September 27th, 2018, 9:30 pm
    I’m in!
  • Post #5 - September 28th, 2018, 10:21 am
    Post #5 - September 28th, 2018, 10:21 am Post #5 - September 28th, 2018, 10:21 am
    What is the plan? Even with the $10 express lunch specials, and sparse appetizers, this could cost more than previous lunches.

    And I'd prefer the regular menu which starts At $16 for the lunch price, and adding half a side ($3), beverage ($3), quarter of two appetizers ($5), tax and tip ($7), would be around $34 per person. I'd be OK with more. I would NOT be happy with sharing 2 entrees, one side and one appetizer per 4 people.

    Hmmm, OK, salads are $11 and "simple" tacos, burritos, etc are $9-12 so that helps, but only a little unless we skip all the other dishes except express lunch specials.

    --Carey
    --Carey
  • Post #6 - September 28th, 2018, 12:30 pm
    Post #6 - September 28th, 2018, 12:30 pm Post #6 - September 28th, 2018, 12:30 pm
    diversedancer wrote:And I'd prefer the regular menu which starts At $16 for the lunch price, and adding half a side ($3), beverage ($3), quarter of two appetizers ($5), tax and tip ($7), would be around $34 per person. I'd be OK with more.

    Perfect! Order what you want with a separate check or come another day with like-minded friends.

    I can envision you may still be enjoying lunch with the rest of table finished with theirs and packing up to go.

    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 #7 - September 28th, 2018, 1:09 pm
    Post #7 - September 28th, 2018, 1:09 pm Post #7 - September 28th, 2018, 1:09 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Perfect! Order what you want with a separate check or come another day with like-minded friends.
    Regards,
    Cathy2


    I was asking. I don't want just one regular menu item.

    Isn't it better for those who haven't responded to know the plan to decide if they want to come?
    --Carey
  • Post #8 - September 28th, 2018, 1:17 pm
    Post #8 - September 28th, 2018, 1:17 pm Post #8 - September 28th, 2018, 1:17 pm
    diversedancer wrote:What is the plan? Even with the $10 express lunch specials, and sparse appetizers, this could cost more than previous lunches.

    And I'd prefer the regular menu which starts At $16 for the lunch price, and adding half a side ($3), beverage ($3), quarter of two appetizers ($5), tax and tip ($7), would be around $34 per person. I'd be OK with more. I would NOT be happy with sharing 2 entrees, one side and one appetizer per 4 people.

    Hmmm, OK, salads are $11 and "simple" tacos, burritos, etc are $9-12 so that helps, but only a little unless we skip all the other dishes except express lunch specials.

    --Carey


    We ate there at least once a week for years. Portion sizes are good and the meals all come with either soup or salad and most include sides. My go-to was the grilled snapper fillet which came with chipotle mashed potatoes (and soup or salad). Plenty of food for the money.
  • Post #9 - September 28th, 2018, 1:31 pm
    Post #9 - September 28th, 2018, 1:31 pm Post #9 - September 28th, 2018, 1:31 pm
    diversedancer wrote:Isn't it better for those who haven't responded to know the plan to decide if they want to come?

    For nearly 15 years now, we've had no plan, other than common sense — to arrive and see what looks good, and what is possibly sharable. We have no plan, we have no esteemed leader, and we fully embrace anarchy.
  • Post #10 - September 28th, 2018, 1:33 pm
    Post #10 - September 28th, 2018, 1:33 pm Post #10 - September 28th, 2018, 1:33 pm
    nr706 wrote:
    diversedancer wrote:Isn't it better for those who haven't responded to know the plan to decide if they want to come?

    For nearly 15 years now, we've had no plan, other than common sense — to arrive and see what looks good, and what is possibly sharable. We have no plan, we have no esteemed leader, and we fully embrace anarchy.

    ya gotta go with the flow, bro
  • Post #11 - September 28th, 2018, 1:49 pm
    Post #11 - September 28th, 2018, 1:49 pm Post #11 - September 28th, 2018, 1:49 pm
    nr706 wrote:
    diversedancer wrote:Isn't it better for those who haven't responded to know the plan to decide if they want to come?

    For nearly 15 years now, we've had no plan, other than common sense — to arrive and see what looks good, and what is possibly sharable. We have no plan, we have no esteemed leader, and we fully embrace anarchy.


    Look at it this way, if the menu isn't appealing when you get there you can hop across the street to Long John Silver's*.


    *A guilty pleasure back in high school in the 70's.
  • Post #12 - September 28th, 2018, 2:09 pm
    Post #12 - September 28th, 2018, 2:09 pm Post #12 - September 28th, 2018, 2:09 pm
    Clarence Beeks wrote:ya gotta go with the flow, bro

    OK, I accept constructive replies.
    --Carey
  • Post #13 - September 28th, 2018, 2:12 pm
    Post #13 - September 28th, 2018, 2:12 pm Post #13 - September 28th, 2018, 2:12 pm
    FWIW (probably not much) I didn't write that.
  • Post #14 - September 28th, 2018, 2:20 pm
    Post #14 - September 28th, 2018, 2:20 pm Post #14 - September 28th, 2018, 2:20 pm
    nr706 wrote:FWIW (probably not much) I didn't write that.

    but we were basically saying the same thing
  • Post #15 - September 28th, 2018, 5:58 pm
    Post #15 - September 28th, 2018, 5:58 pm Post #15 - September 28th, 2018, 5:58 pm
    I kinda want to move up North just to see one of these shows live!
    Bill-Aurora
  • Post #16 - September 28th, 2018, 8:38 pm
    Post #16 - September 28th, 2018, 8:38 pm Post #16 - September 28th, 2018, 8:38 pm
    Willkat98 wrote:I kinda want to move up North just to see one of these shows live!
    It's probably better in your imagination.
    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 #17 - September 28th, 2018, 8:39 pm
    Post #17 - September 28th, 2018, 8:39 pm Post #17 - September 28th, 2018, 8:39 pm
    diversedancer wrote:OK, I accept constructive replies.

    I've been a site lurker for a while, thought I'd register to say Thank You for providing quality entertainment.
  • Post #18 - October 4th, 2018, 1:25 pm
    Post #18 - October 4th, 2018, 1:25 pm Post #18 - October 4th, 2018, 1:25 pm
    We plan to be there (Robert and Catherine). But I have to teach at 2:30, so we will have to leave by 2.
  • Post #19 - October 4th, 2018, 7:11 pm
    Post #19 - October 4th, 2018, 7:11 pm Post #19 - October 4th, 2018, 7:11 pm
    It’s been a while. Will be nice to see you both again.
  • Post #20 - October 10th, 2018, 7:41 am
    Post #20 - October 10th, 2018, 7:41 am Post #20 - October 10th, 2018, 7:41 am
    I'll be there.
    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 #21 - October 11th, 2018, 11:29 am
    Post #21 - October 11th, 2018, 11:29 am Post #21 - October 11th, 2018, 11:29 am
    I plan to attend.
  • Post #22 - October 17th, 2018, 6:41 am
    Post #22 - October 17th, 2018, 6:41 am Post #22 - October 17th, 2018, 6:41 am
    Reservation under “Bib” for 8@12:30 today.
  • Post #23 - October 17th, 2018, 10:19 am
    Post #23 - October 17th, 2018, 10:19 am Post #23 - October 17th, 2018, 10:19 am
    I'm in - sorry for the late notice!

    I just called them to change the res to 9 of us. See you then!
  • Post #24 - October 18th, 2018, 2:14 pm
    Post #24 - October 18th, 2018, 2:14 pm Post #24 - October 18th, 2018, 2:14 pm
    Everything at our lunch was very good! I've posted photos of what we had in the topic for Wholly Frijoles (click here).

    It was nice to get together with everyone again!
    Last edited by nsxtasy on October 18th, 2018, 4:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #25 - October 18th, 2018, 3:02 pm
    Post #25 - October 18th, 2018, 3:02 pm Post #25 - October 18th, 2018, 3:02 pm
    Inspiring me to call ahead for take-out on my way home tonight.

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