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  • Post #151 - October 8th, 2009, 2:31 pm
    Post #151 - October 8th, 2009, 2:31 pm Post #151 - October 8th, 2009, 2:31 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:The Original Il Forno Pizzeria
    496 Old Elm Road
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    (847) 432-2440

    Ronnie, I guess maybe they mean the original owners, but what I remember is that the original Il Forno's location was on Roger Williams Avenue in Ravinia, right by the Ravinia post office. My older sister and her friends worked there, and we little kids at home were thrilled whenever she brought a pizza home with her at the end of the night.
    "Your swimming suit matches your eyes, you hold your nose before diving, loving you has made me bananas!"
  • Post #152 - October 8th, 2009, 2:32 pm
    Post #152 - October 8th, 2009, 2:32 pm Post #152 - October 8th, 2009, 2:32 pm
    Dang. Now I'm going to be ordering a sausage pizza for dinner tonight.

    Destiny, destiny! No escaping it for me!
    "Your swimming suit matches your eyes, you hold your nose before diving, loving you has made me bananas!"
  • Post #153 - October 8th, 2009, 2:33 pm
    Post #153 - October 8th, 2009, 2:33 pm Post #153 - October 8th, 2009, 2:33 pm
    Katie wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:The Original Il Forno Pizzeria
    496 Old Elm Road
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    (847) 432-2440

    Ronnie, I guess maybe they mean the original owners, but what I remember is that the original Il Forno's location was on Roger Williams Avenue in Ravinia, right by the Ravinia post office. My older sister and her friends worked there, and we little kids at home were thrilled whenever she brought a pizza home with her at the end of the night.

    Not me. Just referencing the text on their packaging, which is pictured in my post.

    I definitely remember that old location.

    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

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

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #154 - October 8th, 2009, 2:59 pm
    Post #154 - October 8th, 2009, 2:59 pm Post #154 - October 8th, 2009, 2:59 pm
    Stewed Coot is signing up as this guy's agent. The writing's on the wall-he's got sausage in his soul, fennel on the brain, tomato sauce coursing thru his veins. And what's this boy/man crap? He is to be hailed (even now) as Pizza Lord & Master.
    I see a full line of products, but we'll start with fezzes and cummerbunds. Reality shows: Hell's PizzaLord; Dancing with the SausageKing. Movies: A Pizza Runs Through Him; Oh Delivery Boy, Where Art Thou?
    ...On the other hand, by day 18 or so, a chilidog topped with sauerkraut and cheezwhiz just might start lookin' like Scarlett Johansson in a frilly maid's uniform....
    I love animals...they're delicious!
  • Post #155 - October 8th, 2009, 3:20 pm
    Post #155 - October 8th, 2009, 3:20 pm Post #155 - October 8th, 2009, 3:20 pm
    stewed coot wrote:Stewed Coot is signing up as this guy's agent.


    Et tu, Brute?
  • Post #156 - October 8th, 2009, 3:33 pm
    Post #156 - October 8th, 2009, 3:33 pm Post #156 - October 8th, 2009, 3:33 pm
    Hi,

    Why don't you ask Pizza Boy to pencil in the date of the LTH holiday party. I could see many people lining up just to see if he's for real. We could arrange for a sausage pizza, too, to make him comfortable.

    Regards,
    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 #157 - October 8th, 2009, 3:35 pm
    Post #157 - October 8th, 2009, 3:35 pm Post #157 - October 8th, 2009, 3:35 pm
    Santander wrote:
    stewed coot wrote:Stewed Coot is signing up as this guy's agent.


    Et tu, Brute?


    ucjames is *this* close to renouncing both his slave name, and the first-person, in the hopes of currying favor with our new overlords.
  • Post #158 - October 8th, 2009, 3:46 pm
    Post #158 - October 8th, 2009, 3:46 pm Post #158 - October 8th, 2009, 3:46 pm
    Just curious - does Pizzaboy ever take his headset off? :)
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #159 - October 8th, 2009, 3:50 pm
    Post #159 - October 8th, 2009, 3:50 pm Post #159 - October 8th, 2009, 3:50 pm
    http://www.godaddy.com/domains/searchresults2.aspx

    pizzaboychicago.com is available. He should post all of his meals.
    I'm not Angry, I'm hungry.
  • Post #160 - October 8th, 2009, 4:02 pm
    Post #160 - October 8th, 2009, 4:02 pm Post #160 - October 8th, 2009, 4:02 pm
    Go Pizza Boy! And I thought I could pack it away! I'm wondering if Pizza Boy will be monitered for vitals like Morgan Spurlock in "Supersize Me?"
  • Post #161 - October 8th, 2009, 4:17 pm
    Post #161 - October 8th, 2009, 4:17 pm Post #161 - October 8th, 2009, 4:17 pm
    BaconButt wrote:I'm wondering if Pizza Boy will be monitered for vitals...
    By vitals, you mean the continued ability to willingly ingest sausage pizza?

    -Dan
  • Post #162 - October 8th, 2009, 4:19 pm
    Post #162 - October 8th, 2009, 4:19 pm Post #162 - October 8th, 2009, 4:19 pm
    well...no ....I'm talking cholesterol levels etc. Let's keep Pizza Boy on top of his game!@
    So far, he looks happy as a clam!
  • Post #163 - October 8th, 2009, 4:21 pm
    Post #163 - October 8th, 2009, 4:21 pm Post #163 - October 8th, 2009, 4:21 pm
    Dave148 wrote:Just curious - does Pizzaboy ever take his headset off? :)
    He does for date night. Uh huh, that's right.
    "things like being careful with your coriander/ that's what makes the gravy grander" - Sondheim
  • Post #164 - October 8th, 2009, 4:30 pm
    Post #164 - October 8th, 2009, 4:30 pm Post #164 - October 8th, 2009, 4:30 pm
    stewed coot wrote: And what's this boy/man crap? He is to be hailed (even now) as Pizza Lord & Master.
    Hey, I know you're his agent now, but one week of pizza does not make a Pizza Lord. If so he would have to get in line behind all my husband's friends in college.

    Once he wins this--and he will win--then he can have the honorific.
    "things like being careful with your coriander/ that's what makes the gravy grander" - Sondheim
  • Post #165 - October 8th, 2009, 4:36 pm
    Post #165 - October 8th, 2009, 4:36 pm Post #165 - October 8th, 2009, 4:36 pm
    I stand corrected. My sister tells me the Old Elm location is the original. Which was run by Ralph and which one by Louie, she told me but I forgot, but every night the one on Old Elm would call the one in Ravinia to find out what the take was for the night.
    "Your swimming suit matches your eyes, you hold your nose before diving, loving you has made me bananas!"
  • Post #166 - October 8th, 2009, 5:44 pm
    Post #166 - October 8th, 2009, 5:44 pm Post #166 - October 8th, 2009, 5:44 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:But should he get through the next 22.5 days (which, I will admit seems likely at this point), I think it's only fair to let him pick the venue for a party.

    =R=


    You sure about that? You might end up at Pizza Hut :)
  • Post #167 - October 8th, 2009, 9:59 pm
    Post #167 - October 8th, 2009, 9:59 pm Post #167 - October 8th, 2009, 9:59 pm
    Artie wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:But should he get through the next 22.5 days (which, I will admit seems likely at this point), I think it's only fair to let him pick the venue for a party.

    =R=


    You sure about that? You might end up at Pizza Hut :)

    Oh, I've eaten worse, I assure you. :wink:


    I guess that tonight his fullness caught up with him. Dinner was just 2 pieces of the leftover lunch pizza from Il Forno . . .

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    Il Forno, continued

    Does this mean there are still pieces in the box that I could have eaten a lunchtime? :lol:

    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

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

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #168 - October 9th, 2009, 4:03 am
    Post #168 - October 9th, 2009, 4:03 am Post #168 - October 9th, 2009, 4:03 am
    ronnie_suburban wrote:I guess that tonight his fullness caught up with him. Dinner was just 2 pieces of the leftover lunch pizza from Il Forno . . .


    A crack in the armor!
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #169 - October 9th, 2009, 8:51 am
    Post #169 - October 9th, 2009, 8:51 am Post #169 - October 9th, 2009, 8:51 am
    Et tu, Brute?
    Santander,
    Stewed Coot just assumed this was the wave of the future, I will work on my duel identity moniker this weekend.

    ...currying favor with our new overlords.
    ucjames,
    Using culinary terms as psuedo double entendres will not be tolerated in the new regime!

    one week of pizza does not make a Pizza Lord.
    Grits,
    Don't let the bandwagon pass you up-He's already being considered for (hopefully prematurely) canonization as patron saint of pepperoni. Go PizzaDeity!
    I love animals...they're delicious!
  • Post #170 - October 9th, 2009, 9:45 am
    Post #170 - October 9th, 2009, 9:45 am Post #170 - October 9th, 2009, 9:45 am
    stevez wrote:A crack in the armor!

    I certainly hope so! :D


    Breakfast this morning was the last remnants of the Il Forno pizza from yesterday's lunch. Our boy told me that he enjoyed it so much, he actually ate the middle pieces! :shock: :D

    Image
    Last piece of the Il Forno's pizza

    There are a few nearby pizza places that are only open for lunch on Fridays. I think he's planning on one of those today. Updates as they become available. :)

    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

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

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #171 - October 9th, 2009, 10:49 am
    Post #171 - October 9th, 2009, 10:49 am Post #171 - October 9th, 2009, 10:49 am
    I wanna have lunch with you guys sometime!
  • Post #172 - October 9th, 2009, 1:40 pm
    Post #172 - October 9th, 2009, 1:40 pm Post #172 - October 9th, 2009, 1:40 pm
    Octarine wrote:I wanna have lunch with you guys sometime!

    Anytime! :)


    Today's lunch was delivery from Piero's Pizza in the Ravinia section of Highland Park . . .

    Image
    Only open for lunch on Fridays


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    Small stuffed pizza with pepperoni and sausage


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    Very cheesy


    Image
    Holding steady, headset on (of course) :wink:


    Image
    Day 9, baby! (that's our fairly lame 'Friday movie' on the right)

    He mentioned that he liked the cheese and the dense, crispy crust but thought the sauce and meat were a little skimpy proportionately. I had a small taste and thought the cheese was great -- rich, sweet and silky (and very elastic, too). Problem is, there was so much of it, it was hard to taste the other components.

    He's got a 4-day biz trip coming up. I'll be relaying cellphone shots and updates as I receive them.

    =R=

    Piero's Pizza
    737 Broadview Ave
    Highland Park, IL 60035-4617
    (847) 433-7795
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

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

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #173 - October 9th, 2009, 1:49 pm
    Post #173 - October 9th, 2009, 1:49 pm Post #173 - October 9th, 2009, 1:49 pm
    I think Marissa's might be in your lunch hood. They are open for lunch every day. Pretty run of the mill stuff. Monday is a two slice special. Dundee and Sanders in that little mall with the Butterfield's and Dominick's - oh, by the way, why not have a few slices at Dominick's?

    BTW, I am in utter awe of Pizzaboy's accomplishment thus far. Not a chance I could have made it that long already. I still think he won't make it, but I'm rooting for him. It's probably gonna be a mind over matter thing starting real soon no matter how much you like it.

    Wonder if he's sharking you here. Might have won this bet with other ppl a few times already.
    We cannot be friends if you do not know the difference between Mayo and Miracle Whip.
  • Post #174 - October 9th, 2009, 1:59 pm
    Post #174 - October 9th, 2009, 1:59 pm Post #174 - October 9th, 2009, 1:59 pm
    seebee wrote:I think Marissa's might be in your lunch hood. They are open for lunch every day. Pretty run of the mill stuff. Monday is a two slice special. Dundee and Sanders in that little mall with the Butterfield's and Dominick's - oh, by the way, why not have a few slices at Dominick's?

    I used to really like Marisa's but it changed hands a few years back and hasn't been the same since. In fact, there's a glowing 'review' of the place hanging in their front window (or used to be) that I wrote many years ago. In any case, that's not too far from Edwardo's (Dundee, just east of Milwaukee), which he claims to love. So, we may well head out that way when he gets back to town.

    seebee wrote:Wonder if he's sharking you here. Might have won this bet with other ppl a few times already.

    I've known him for nearly 30 years and never heard a word about it. If so, it's truly been a long con. :D

    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

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

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #175 - October 9th, 2009, 2:03 pm
    Post #175 - October 9th, 2009, 2:03 pm Post #175 - October 9th, 2009, 2:03 pm
    Maybe it's just me, maybe he's just had a long week at work, I don't know, but he doesn't look near as excited about sausage pizza today as he did back during this bet's honeymoon period.

    Image

    I think he's wearing down...

    -Dan
  • Post #176 - October 9th, 2009, 2:23 pm
    Post #176 - October 9th, 2009, 2:23 pm Post #176 - October 9th, 2009, 2:23 pm
    dansch wrote:Maybe it's just me, maybe he's just had a long week at work, I don't know, but he doesn't look near as excited about sausage pizza today as he did back during this bet's honeymoon period.

    Image

    I think he's wearing down...

    -Dan

    I wish I could say that I agreed with you. Fact is, that worn-down look in his eyes is mainly due to the picture-taking. He hates it. When I ask him to wait before he eats (so I can grab some shots), he always obliges but it irritates the hell out of him. In fact, he said the part of his biz trip that he was most looking forward to was the 'no pictures of me eating for 4 days.' So, the picture-taking may be my best tactic to win. At this point, it's all I have available to throw in front the steamroller known as pizzaboy. :D

    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

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

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #177 - October 9th, 2009, 2:31 pm
    Post #177 - October 9th, 2009, 2:31 pm Post #177 - October 9th, 2009, 2:31 pm
    So, on this business trip, he is going to have to find a pizza delivery place the first night, so he has breakfast right? And then he'll have to skip any boxed lunches or food that is brought in , and then if he has clients or others to see in the evening, no steakhouses right? This may be the week for you Ronnie.
  • Post #178 - October 9th, 2009, 2:38 pm
    Post #178 - October 9th, 2009, 2:38 pm Post #178 - October 9th, 2009, 2:38 pm
    nicinchic wrote:So, on this business trip, he is going to have to find a pizza delivery place the first night, so he has breakfast right? And then he'll have to skip any boxed lunches or food that is brought in , and then if he has clients or others to see in the evening, no steakhouses right? This may be the week for you Ronnie.

    I hope you're right but he's already located several places near the resort that deliver pizza. *sigh*

    He's already arranged for a fridge to be placed in his room. *double sigh*

    During the buffets that are offered 3 times each day during the meetings he'll be attending, he plans to abstain and run upstairs to his room (meetings and lodging are at the same resort) to quickly grab an occasional slice to 2. *triple sigh*

    At this point, I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for a slip-up of some kind. :wink:

    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

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

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #179 - October 9th, 2009, 4:12 pm
    Post #179 - October 9th, 2009, 4:12 pm Post #179 - October 9th, 2009, 4:12 pm
    What if Pizzboy gets hammered at the conference and slips up? Throws down on some 5am Denny's?

    Does it count if hes plastered?
    Cheetos are my favorite snack atm.
  • Post #180 - October 9th, 2009, 4:40 pm
    Post #180 - October 9th, 2009, 4:40 pm Post #180 - October 9th, 2009, 4:40 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:In any case, that's not too far from Edwardo's (Dundee, just east of Milwaukee), which he claims to love. So, we may well head out that way when he gets back to town.


    Taking him to places he loves might not be the best strategy. Why not go on a search for the worst pizza you can find and make him eat it.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven

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