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Posted September 1st 2010, 9:55am
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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#122
Posted September 1st 2010, 1:58pm
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.
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#123
Posted September 2nd 2010, 5:18pm
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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.
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#124
Posted September 2nd 2010, 5:46pm
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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#125
Posted September 5th 2010, 4:07pm
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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#126
Posted September 5th 2010, 5:33pm
The currently being offered honydew is worth going out of your way for.
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#127
Posted September 5th 2010, 8:59pm
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.
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#128
Posted September 5th 2010, 11:42pm
Honey do? Sure I will!

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#129
Posted September 8th 2010, 9:24am
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.

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#130
Posted September 3rd 2011, 12:26pm
A little bird told me peach and honeydew are imminent. Maybe today, tomorrow for sure.
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#131
Posted September 3rd 2011, 9:25pm
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.

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#132
Posted September 3rd 2011, 10:48pm
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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#133
Posted September 13th 2011, 5:10pm
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.
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#134
Posted April 30th 2012, 8:49am
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.
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Posted May 1st 2012, 2:29pm
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
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#136
Posted May 2nd 2012, 3:12pm
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.
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#137
Posted August 1st 2012, 8:51pm
Honeydew in the house.
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Posted August 19th 2012, 12:38pm
Peach is here.
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#139
Posted August 19th 2012, 6:09pm
Is it? I asked when I was there today and they said they didn't have any yet. I got the honey-lope instead.
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#140
Posted August 19th 2012, 9:44pm
tis there. eating it for the second time today.
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#141
Posted August 20th 2012, 8:24pm
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).

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

I hope they still have "canaloupe" (actual spelling.)
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#143
Posted August 22nd 2012, 1:54pm
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.

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Posted August 23rd 2012, 4:36pm
Cantalope = something between a canter and a lope.

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

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#145
Posted August 23rd 2012, 4:50pm
As per Skip, they're actually Santa Claus melons.
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#146
Posted August 24th 2012, 6:27pm
Peach!!!
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Posted August 24th 2012, 11:42pm
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#148
Posted August 25th 2012, 9:11am
Last day is 9/16.
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Posted September 5th 2012, 11:38pm
Have just returned from peachvana
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Posted September 6th 2012, 3:05pm
Jazzfood wrote:Have just returned from peachvana


They have it again? It was missing for at least a week :(
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