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  • Post #121 - September 1st, 2010, 9:55 am
    Post #121 - September 1st, 2010, 9:55 am Post #121 - September 1st, 2010, 9:55 am
    geno55 wrote:Anyone who missed out on peach didn't miss much. The actual lemonade had decent peach flavor, but the pieces of peach inside were rock hard and fairly flavorless.
    Had peach a few days ago, peaches were unripe with little flavor. No harm no foul, at a buck I switched to orange and had a big smile plastered across my face in no time. Looking forward to honeydew.
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  • Post #122 - September 1st, 2010, 1:58 pm
    Post #122 - September 1st, 2010, 1:58 pm Post #122 - September 1st, 2010, 1:58 pm
    jbw wrote:Please, it depends on the day. About 12 days ago, the peach was wonderful, fruit soft and succulent; about 5 days ago, good, not so wonderful (my server suggested I try the watermelon then; perhaps I should've listened, altho I certainly have no regrets.)

    As always, your mileage may vary. I was just disappointed that they still serve peaches in that condition. I'm sure I'm not the only one.
  • Post #123 - September 2nd, 2010, 5:18 pm
    Post #123 - September 2nd, 2010, 5:18 pm Post #123 - September 2nd, 2010, 5:18 pm
    geno55 wrote:
    Jazzfood wrote:Peach is done. Long live honeydew. Just as I remembered it.

    Anyone who missed out on peach didn't miss much. The actual lemonade had decent peach flavor, but the pieces of peach inside were rock hard and fairly flavorless.


    Had the same experience when I went a couple weeks ago. Oh well...orange has always been top notch, so I guess that'll remain my go-to.
  • Post #124 - September 2nd, 2010, 5:46 pm
    Post #124 - September 2nd, 2010, 5:46 pm Post #124 - September 2nd, 2010, 5:46 pm
    the peaches in the peach have been that bad for the past two years on probably 90% of the batches I've tried. the lemonade itself is so good that I still get it every time peach is available.
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  • Post #125 - September 5th, 2010, 4:07 pm
    Post #125 - September 5th, 2010, 4:07 pm Post #125 - September 5th, 2010, 4:07 pm
    Is it time to get off the peach at Mario's bandwagon? It sounds like it to me. I actually had pretty good peach at Mario's about a month ago, but I still had to work hard to convince myself that it was some great thing that I should get down on my knees for. Pretty good seemed to cover it fine. But more than that, if Mario's can't seem to know when it's making good peach and when it isn't, how can you really call it one of the great things to have in Chicago? Shouldn't you be making it that great on purpose, not just when your price-shopping happens to coincide with tasty peaches? This is a place that's picky about when conditions are right for making peach... but not because of flavor.

    Lest you think that I'm being purely contrarian on Mario's, I think there is something that is world-class all through the summer, and that's Mario's watermelon. I think the canteloupe is pretty great too. And if it's easy to go have peach once a week and see how it is that week, go for it. But if you're devoting a lot of energy to catching the peach, I say, try the watermelon. I've had it three or four times this summer and it has never disappointed once.
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  • Post #126 - September 5th, 2010, 5:33 pm
    Post #126 - September 5th, 2010, 5:33 pm Post #126 - September 5th, 2010, 5:33 pm
    The currently being offered honydew is worth going out of your way for.
    Steve Z.

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  • Post #127 - September 5th, 2010, 8:59 pm
    Post #127 - September 5th, 2010, 8:59 pm Post #127 - September 5th, 2010, 8:59 pm
    Probably worth going out of your way to go Mario's for anything in the next week or so. They always close in early September and it's a long time till next summer.
  • Post #128 - September 5th, 2010, 11:42 pm
    Post #128 - September 5th, 2010, 11:42 pm Post #128 - September 5th, 2010, 11:42 pm
    Honey do? Sure I will!

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  • Post #129 - September 8th, 2010, 9:24 am
    Post #129 - September 8th, 2010, 9:24 am Post #129 - September 8th, 2010, 9:24 am
    Hi,

    Last night, I finally brought my niece over the Mario's. She began with a lemonade. When we learned their last day is this Sunday, I asked if she wanted a second because her next chance is May. She ordered a watermelon. She was quite delighted to dig up a big chunk of watermelon.

    I had a honeydew. While it does not replace lemonade or fruiti tutti as my favorites, it was a good alternate. Saw LAZ and her husband checking out the honeydew, too.

    While Mario's is closing for the season, my niece wants to go to Al's soon. If she had not already had dinner, it might have been last night. We both need to have our first visit to Al's. Yep, I have never been to Al's.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

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  • Post #130 - September 3rd, 2011, 12:26 pm
    Post #130 - September 3rd, 2011, 12:26 pm Post #130 - September 3rd, 2011, 12:26 pm
    A little bird told me peach and honeydew are imminent. Maybe today, tomorrow for sure.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #131 - September 3rd, 2011, 9:25 pm
    Post #131 - September 3rd, 2011, 9:25 pm Post #131 - September 3rd, 2011, 9:25 pm
    Jazzfood wrote:A little bird told me peach and honeydew are imminent. Maybe today, tomorrow for sure.


    Tuh-tuh-today, Junior!

    By complete chance I happened to stop into Mario's this evening - to be greeted by a hand-made carboard-type sign saying "We Have Peach" below the counter... and up above, next to the "Cantaloupe" and "Watermelon" ads, they had another sign saying "Peach - for a limited engagement". The kid at the counter told me they "have it until they run out" :-)

    Had a cantaloupe-peach combo, and it was very good.

    c8w
  • Post #132 - September 3rd, 2011, 10:48 pm
    Post #132 - September 3rd, 2011, 10:48 pm Post #132 - September 3rd, 2011, 10:48 pm
    Dang! Made my inaugural trip to Mario's Friday afternoon with my brother and sister-in-law who are visiting for the weekend--so we just missed it. Had a cantalope watermelon combo and it was delish. Will just have to stop in again tomorrow :mrgreen:
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  • Post #133 - September 13th, 2011, 5:10 pm
    Post #133 - September 13th, 2011, 5:10 pm Post #133 - September 13th, 2011, 5:10 pm
    Peach be done. No mas. Honeydew if we're lucky. Last chance of the season as they're closing Sun the 18th whenever they run out.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #134 - April 30th, 2012, 8:49 am
    Post #134 - April 30th, 2012, 8:49 am Post #134 - April 30th, 2012, 8:49 am
    Alerted by Maria that they were open a day before the day before, I shot there after work only to find lth buddies Cathy 2, Louisa Chu and Mike Gebert @ the window, who were there on a hunch.

    Spring has sprung.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #135 - May 1st, 2012, 2:29 pm
    Post #135 - May 1st, 2012, 2:29 pm Post #135 - May 1st, 2012, 2:29 pm
    Jazzfood wrote:Alerted by Maria that they were open a day before the day before, I shot there after work only to find lth buddies Cathy 2, Louisa Chu and Mike Gebert @ the window, who were there on a hunch.

    Spring has sprung.


    Oh Joy!!! :D
    d
    Feeling (south) loopy
  • Post #136 - May 2nd, 2012, 3:12 pm
    Post #136 - May 2nd, 2012, 3:12 pm Post #136 - May 2nd, 2012, 3:12 pm
    Sweet! Having lived 28 of my 35 years in the Chicagoland area, and the last 10 in the city I had never been to Mario's until last summer. And then it became a regular stop for my wife and me. Too bad we're booked up the next couple nights... eying Friday night for the first visit of 2012.
  • Post #137 - August 1st, 2012, 8:51 pm
    Post #137 - August 1st, 2012, 8:51 pm Post #137 - August 1st, 2012, 8:51 pm
    Honeydew in the house.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #138 - August 19th, 2012, 12:38 pm
    Post #138 - August 19th, 2012, 12:38 pm Post #138 - August 19th, 2012, 12:38 pm
    Peach is here.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #139 - August 19th, 2012, 6:09 pm
    Post #139 - August 19th, 2012, 6:09 pm Post #139 - August 19th, 2012, 6:09 pm
    Is it? I asked when I was there today and they said they didn't have any yet. I got the honey-lope instead.
    It isn't that I'm not full...
  • Post #140 - August 19th, 2012, 9:44 pm
    Post #140 - August 19th, 2012, 9:44 pm Post #140 - August 19th, 2012, 9:44 pm
    tis there. eating it for the second time today.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #141 - August 20th, 2012, 8:24 pm
    Post #141 - August 20th, 2012, 8:24 pm Post #141 - August 20th, 2012, 8:24 pm
    Ideal Machine wrote:Is it? I asked when I was there today and they said they didn't have any yet. I got the honey-lope instead.


    Yes, tis there - was there both Saturday and Sunday.. it wasnt there Saturday. On Sunday, however, right on the board where it says "Honey-lope", it also said "peach"! (So, of course, I did a medium, a combo of both - and it was terrific).

    c8w
  • Post #142 - August 22nd, 2012, 1:26 pm
    Post #142 - August 22nd, 2012, 1:26 pm Post #142 - August 22nd, 2012, 1:26 pm
    This thread reminds me that its time for a trip to Mario's.

    I hope they still have "canaloupe" (actual spelling.)
  • Post #143 - August 22nd, 2012, 1:54 pm
    Post #143 - August 22nd, 2012, 1:54 pm Post #143 - August 22nd, 2012, 1:54 pm
    milepig wrote:I hope they still have "canaloupe" (actual spelling.)

    I think you mean "cantalope." At least they're consistent—it's the same on the sign hanging inside and on the long list at the right.

    Image
  • Post #144 - August 23rd, 2012, 4:36 pm
    Post #144 - August 23rd, 2012, 4:36 pm Post #144 - August 23rd, 2012, 4:36 pm
    Cantalope = something between a canter and a lope.

    Honey do be patient; I can't elope with you just yet.

    Signed, Your Meloncholy Baby
    "I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."
  • Post #145 - August 23rd, 2012, 4:50 pm
    Post #145 - August 23rd, 2012, 4:50 pm Post #145 - August 23rd, 2012, 4:50 pm
    As per Skip, they're actually Santa Claus melons.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #146 - August 24th, 2012, 6:27 pm
    Post #146 - August 24th, 2012, 6:27 pm Post #146 - August 24th, 2012, 6:27 pm
    Peach!!!
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  • Post #147 - August 24th, 2012, 11:42 pm
    Post #147 - August 24th, 2012, 11:42 pm Post #147 - August 24th, 2012, 11:42 pm
    Edited to remove content due to new LTHForum Terms of Service.
    Last edited by LAZ on July 27th, 2013, 12:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #148 - August 25th, 2012, 9:11 am
    Post #148 - August 25th, 2012, 9:11 am Post #148 - August 25th, 2012, 9:11 am
    Last day is 9/16.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #149 - September 5th, 2012, 11:38 pm
    Post #149 - September 5th, 2012, 11:38 pm Post #149 - September 5th, 2012, 11:38 pm
    Have just returned from peachvana
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #150 - September 6th, 2012, 3:05 pm
    Post #150 - September 6th, 2012, 3:05 pm Post #150 - September 6th, 2012, 3:05 pm
    Jazzfood wrote:Have just returned from peachvana


    They have it again? It was missing for at least a week :(
    Ed Fisher
    my chicago food photos

    RIP LTH.

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