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Rachael Ray wants to know your favorite Chicago pizza place.
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  • Rachael Ray wants to know your favorite Chicago pizza place.

    Post #1 - March 14th, 2007, 12:11 pm
    Post #1 - March 14th, 2007, 12:11 pm Post #1 - March 14th, 2007, 12:11 pm
    Not only so she can go squawk arbitrarily at the proprietors and get some unorthodox shots of herself stuffing her maw with their wares, but so she can pit it against New York's best in some sort of daytime television battle royale.

    http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/?q=pizza- ... wn-chicago

    Hey Chicago! Rachael is heating up the competition between the Windy City and the Big Apple with a pizza throwdown, and she wants you to decide who's got the hottest pie! Cast a vote for your favorite pizza, or write in your own. Then, stay tuned to find out who'll get the ultimate bragging rights as the cities go head to head!


    Those vendors already on the ballot give a good representation of what one might imagine Rachael Ray's favorite "Chicago Style" pizza places are (Connie's, Home Run Inn). Fortunately, the ballot allows for write-ins. In case you forgot, the address for Pequod's Pizza is 2207 N. Clybourn Avenue.

    Do your duty, if not to hoist Pequod's unto victory then at least to show the daytime-television-watching American people that Chicago has more to offer than the default options!
  • Post #2 - March 14th, 2007, 12:19 pm
    Post #2 - March 14th, 2007, 12:19 pm Post #2 - March 14th, 2007, 12:19 pm
    Before I write in my answer, I'll ask first... do we want Burt's or the Pequod's Morton Grove location to be completely exposed? :D
  • Post #3 - March 14th, 2007, 12:31 pm
    Post #3 - March 14th, 2007, 12:31 pm Post #3 - March 14th, 2007, 12:31 pm
    RR can kiss my a$$ who cares one way or the other.... I love NY pizza & I love Chicago pizza. For my $$ I'll take Pepe's New Haven white clam and garlic pizza over any pizza I've ever had elsewhere.

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  • Post #4 - March 14th, 2007, 12:35 pm
    Post #4 - March 14th, 2007, 12:35 pm Post #4 - March 14th, 2007, 12:35 pm
    Great. LTHForum's two favorite topics rolled into one: Rachel Ray and NY vs. Chicago.

    Should I just lock this thread now or wait a few days? ;)
  • Post #5 - March 14th, 2007, 1:12 pm
    Post #5 - March 14th, 2007, 1:12 pm Post #5 - March 14th, 2007, 1:12 pm
    I went to the taping of Rachael Ray's pizza throwdown and I saw a rat! And people had noisy three-year-olds! And...
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  • Post #6 - March 14th, 2007, 3:53 pm
    Post #6 - March 14th, 2007, 3:53 pm Post #6 - March 14th, 2007, 3:53 pm
    Mike G wrote:I went to the taping of Rachael Ray's pizza throwdown and I saw a rat! And people had noisy three-year-olds! And...


    As long as Rachel Ray doesn't fly up into eatchicago's face, I suspect we'll be okay.
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  • Post #7 - March 15th, 2007, 6:42 pm
    Post #7 - March 15th, 2007, 6:42 pm Post #7 - March 15th, 2007, 6:42 pm
    NOT a publicity stunt. $1,000 NY pizza:

    http://money.cnn.com/2007/03/15/news/funny/pizza.reut/index.htm?cnn=yes

    Favorite piece of precious bullsh*t: "I have researched this for over a year and think there is a demand. I have already sold one."
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  • Post #8 - March 15th, 2007, 7:20 pm
    Post #8 - March 15th, 2007, 7:20 pm Post #8 - March 15th, 2007, 7:20 pm
    David Hammond wrote:NOT a publicity stunt. $1,000 NY pizza:

    http://money.cnn.com/2007/03/15/news/funny/pizza.reut/index.htm?cnn=yes

    Favorite piece of precious bullsh*t: "I have researched this for over a year and think there is a demand. I have already sold one."


    He served one today (actually, there were two being shown) on the Today Show.

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  • Post #9 - March 19th, 2007, 11:16 am
    Post #9 - March 19th, 2007, 11:16 am Post #9 - March 19th, 2007, 11:16 am
    Connie's on Archer is my vote.
  • Post #10 - March 19th, 2007, 11:47 am
    Post #10 - March 19th, 2007, 11:47 am Post #10 - March 19th, 2007, 11:47 am
    gmonkey wrote:Before I write in my answer, I'll ask first... do we want Burt's or the Pequod's Morton Grove location to be completely exposed? :D
    After the insane drunken monkey weekend we just had (Sharon was watching the grandkids who were in from out of town and I worked the whole weekend for her) please, please, please DO NOT mention Burt's to Rachel Ray or any other widely exposed media food folks. We're doing just fine keeping up with the "LTH effect" and can't handle much more.

    Buddy
  • Post #11 - March 21st, 2007, 1:06 pm
    Post #11 - March 21st, 2007, 1:06 pm Post #11 - March 21st, 2007, 1:06 pm
    Looks like Home Run Inn got the nod.

    http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=30982@wbbm.dayport.com
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  • Post #12 - March 21st, 2007, 1:37 pm
    Post #12 - March 21st, 2007, 1:37 pm Post #12 - March 21st, 2007, 1:37 pm
    Fujisan wrote:Looks like Home Run Inn got the nod.[/url]


    Hmmmm. Interesting choice.
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  • Post #13 - March 21st, 2007, 2:28 pm
    Post #13 - March 21st, 2007, 2:28 pm Post #13 - March 21st, 2007, 2:28 pm
    Looks like Home Run Inn got the nod.

    http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=30982@wbbm.dayport.com



    Okay..had to share this. Watch that video without sound. Her amateurish performance abilities REALLY look scary when you're watching her without sound.

    It's also a nice change of pace from her very gravelly, almost ruined voice. Someone needs to warn her about what happened to Lucille Ball when she did a broadway show for a year--compare Lucy from I Love Lucy and Lucy in The Lucy Show -- and it's evident. She needs vocal therapy!!!

    <this, of course, has nothing to do with the pizza choice but I couldn't help myself from commenting>

    shan
  • Post #14 - March 21st, 2007, 4:01 pm
    Post #14 - March 21st, 2007, 4:01 pm Post #14 - March 21st, 2007, 4:01 pm
    stevez wrote:
    Fujisan wrote:Looks like Home Run Inn got the nod.[/url]


    Hmmmm. Interesting choice.


    I was pulling for Vito & Nick's, but I'm happy to see another Southwest Side institution get the nod. But, yeah, not the expected choice.
  • Post #15 - March 21st, 2007, 4:38 pm
    Post #15 - March 21st, 2007, 4:38 pm Post #15 - March 21st, 2007, 4:38 pm
    The anchor's demeanor at the end of that clip is priceless:

    "I can't believe I have to shill for this crap. Up next, Britney Spears is out of rehab! Details after the break, followed by the five-day Doppler forecast!"
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  • Post #16 - August 22nd, 2009, 4:08 pm
    Post #16 - August 22nd, 2009, 4:08 pm Post #16 - August 22nd, 2009, 4:08 pm
    Well, she's back in town and was spotted at the GCM this morning, apparently made quite the stir. Apparently she is in town to promote her talk show moving to WGN. Anyone spot her there? I heard she was rather unpleasant today.
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  • Post #17 - August 22nd, 2009, 4:17 pm
    Post #17 - August 22nd, 2009, 4:17 pm Post #17 - August 22nd, 2009, 4:17 pm
    I didn't see her, but the double-wide strollers were out in full force. Rightly or wrongly, I blame her.
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  • Post #18 - August 22nd, 2009, 4:33 pm
    Post #18 - August 22nd, 2009, 4:33 pm Post #18 - August 22nd, 2009, 4:33 pm
    Waynes, Arlington Heights
    http://www.waynespizza.com/
  • Post #19 - August 22nd, 2009, 4:49 pm
    Post #19 - August 22nd, 2009, 4:49 pm Post #19 - August 22nd, 2009, 4:49 pm
    Ursiform wrote:Well, she's back in town and was spotted at the GCM this morning, apparently made quite the stir. Apparently she is in town to promote her talk show moving to WGN. Anyone spot her there? I heard she was rather unpleasant today.

    I was wondering why there was a huge television crew there today (about 9 am or so) . . . I saw them walking around and filming but I didn't see her (thankfully because I might have slugged anyone uttering the phrase "yummmmmmo").
  • Post #20 - August 22nd, 2009, 6:57 pm
    Post #20 - August 22nd, 2009, 6:57 pm Post #20 - August 22nd, 2009, 6:57 pm
    jesteinf wrote:I didn't see her, but the double-wide strollers were out in full force. Rightly or wrongly, I blame her.


    Wrongly, from my perspective.

    We were there with a double-wide stroller trying to avoid her at all costs.
  • Post #21 - August 22nd, 2009, 7:16 pm
    Post #21 - August 22nd, 2009, 7:16 pm Post #21 - August 22nd, 2009, 7:16 pm
    Didn't see La Rachael -- however, I did catch a glimpse of the ever so cool Stephanie Izard sipping some Intelligentsia and looking at veggies. I restrained myself and let her be.

    I was really p.o'ed at the camera crews. They were very annoying.
  • Post #22 - August 22nd, 2009, 10:18 pm
    Post #22 - August 22nd, 2009, 10:18 pm Post #22 - August 22nd, 2009, 10:18 pm
    Way less annoying than double decker, triplewide baby carriages full of screaming future serial killers.
  • Post #23 - August 22nd, 2009, 10:32 pm
    Post #23 - August 22nd, 2009, 10:32 pm Post #23 - August 22nd, 2009, 10:32 pm
    Yet another reason to avoid Green City and stick with Evanston on Saturday mornings. . . that, and the lovely green zebra tomatoes from the MSU guy at the far SW stand (by the Metra tracks) were going for a ridiculous $1 a pound by 12:30 today. Cheap-to-free parking, dozens of top-quality vendors, and GUARANTEED 0% RR CONTENT! :D
  • Post #24 - August 22nd, 2009, 10:34 pm
    Post #24 - August 22nd, 2009, 10:34 pm Post #24 - August 22nd, 2009, 10:34 pm
    Didn't see her. I was out of there and back home before 8:45 a.m.

    That said, I suspect her visit will re-invigorate the market with lurkers who don't buy jack!

    I've spoken to a few farmers this year and they say it's jam-packed w/folks but nobody's cleaned out of their wares at day's end. In fact, they get in the way of talking to customer's who are actually going to buy food (particularly food that requires them preparing it when they get back to their own kitchen).
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  • Post #25 - August 23rd, 2009, 6:20 am
    Post #25 - August 23rd, 2009, 6:20 am Post #25 - August 23rd, 2009, 6:20 am
    pairs4life wrote:I've spoken to a few farmers this year and they say it's jam-packed w/folks but nobody's cleaned out of their wares at day's end. In fact, they get in the way of talking to customer's who are actually going to buy food (particularly food that requires them preparing it when they get back to their own kitchen).


    There is some truth to this, at least based on my observations. On three different occasions I had to push my way through groups of people standing/gawking/tasting to actually buy something. At the Saxon Creamery booth I waved my money from three people deep and they ushered me through the crowd of tasters.
  • Post #26 - August 23rd, 2009, 6:27 am
    Post #26 - August 23rd, 2009, 6:27 am Post #26 - August 23rd, 2009, 6:27 am
    Thanks for the link to that GCM Tweetering page. It explains why no one at the Green City Market has found time to reply to the email I sent a week and a half ago. Well, I take that back. 6 days after my detailed email offering constructive suggestions and asking a couple of questions, I finally got a reply from someone who just said "We got your email and I have forwarded it to the market manager". Never mind that my original email had gone to the address provided on their website for the market manager (with a cc to the executive director, who has posted here on LTHForum). Since that cryptic, helpless response, I've heard nothing further. At least I understand why now. They were too busy twitting, making plans for The Big Yummo's visit, and waiting for all of the underripe peaches at their market to become edible.
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