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    Post #1 - July 1st, 2009, 7:46 pm
    Post #1 - July 1st, 2009, 7:46 pm Post #1 - July 1st, 2009, 7:46 pm
    LTH,

    First entry in the Shirt Killer category.

    - Poochie's Char Chili Cheese Dog with sport peppers, fried and raw onions

    No amount of washing, spotting, folding, fluffing or beating on rocks by a cool running stream is ever going to begone the twin rivers of oily chili/cheese stain from my shirt.

    No picture, thought I had my camera, was mistaken.

    Enjoy,
    Gary

    Poochie's
    3832 Dempster St
    Skokie, IL 60076
    847-673-0100
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #2 - July 1st, 2009, 9:31 pm
    Post #2 - July 1st, 2009, 9:31 pm Post #2 - July 1st, 2009, 9:31 pm
    Try Dawn liquid dish washing detergent.
    Mark A Reitman, PhD
    Professor of Hot Dogs
    Hot Dog University/Vienna Beef
  • Post #3 - July 1st, 2009, 11:16 pm
    Post #3 - July 1st, 2009, 11:16 pm Post #3 - July 1st, 2009, 11:16 pm
    Second entry: drips from a juicy mango. Somehow I managed to end up with yellow stains on a grey shirt. :oops:
  • Post #4 - July 1st, 2009, 11:29 pm
    Post #4 - July 1st, 2009, 11:29 pm Post #4 - July 1st, 2009, 11:29 pm
    chicagostyledog wrote:Try Dawn liquid dish washing detergent.

    You seem to have missed the point. ;)
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #5 - July 2nd, 2009, 6:05 am
    Post #5 - July 2nd, 2009, 6:05 am Post #5 - July 2nd, 2009, 6:05 am
    G Wiv wrote:You seem to have missed the point. ;)


    I think I get the point:

    Did the chili have beans in it or is it a meat sauce? Never had Poochie's chili.
  • Post #6 - July 2nd, 2009, 6:53 am
    Post #6 - July 2nd, 2009, 6:53 am Post #6 - July 2nd, 2009, 6:53 am
    My Shirt Killer entry: Zels' Chili Cheese Roast Beef

    For the uninitiated - it's chili, cheese, and roast beef atop a bed of french fries. I make a point to wear a painting shirt whenever I eat this.

    Zels Roast Beef
    6909 Columbia Ave
    Hammond, IN 46324
  • Post #7 - July 2nd, 2009, 9:18 am
    Post #7 - July 2nd, 2009, 9:18 am Post #7 - July 2nd, 2009, 9:18 am
    Llama wrote:My Shirt Killer entry: Zels' Chili Cheese Roast Beef

    For the uninitiated - it's chili, cheese, and roast beef atop a bed of french fries. I make a point to wear a painting shirt whenever I eat this.

    Zels Roast Beef
    6909 Columbia Ave
    Hammond, IN 46324


    Ahhh...one of the true things I miss about living in that area. That and one of their Hershey Milkshakes was pure heaven.
    Every time I would go visit family members in the area, I would always stop by to pick one up.
    Unfortunately, I dont have family there anymore, but whenever a former roommate visits NW indiana, I always make sure she picks one or two up for me :)
    Dirty Duck Inn - feeding the villagers of the Bristol Ren Faire since 1574
    If making Chilaquiles with fried chicken skins is wrong, then I dont want to be right!!
  • Post #8 - July 2nd, 2009, 9:36 am
    Post #8 - July 2nd, 2009, 9:36 am Post #8 - July 2nd, 2009, 9:36 am
    Chicken curry soup with rice noodles. You seriously need to wear a bib when slurping long rice noodles out of a tumeric-laced, neon yellow broth coconut broth. I used to eat this stuff all the time in Cambodia and have a drawerful of work shirts that have been laid waste by this soup's shirt destroying powers. At one point though, I think after my 50th or so I was able to finish a bowl with nary a yellow spot on me!
    "By the fig, the olive..." Surat Al-Teen, Mecca 95:1"
  • Post #9 - July 2nd, 2009, 10:38 am
    Post #9 - July 2nd, 2009, 10:38 am Post #9 - July 2nd, 2009, 10:38 am
    I second noodles as the ultimate shirt killer and nominate the Dan Dan Noodles, Niu Rou Mien and the Sichuan Noodle Soup at Katy's as serial offenders.

    Katy's Dumpling House
    665 N. Cass Ave.
    Westmont, IL 60559
    630-323-9393
    "Barbecue sauce is like a beautiful woman. If it’s too sweet, it’s bound to be hiding something."
    — Lyle Lovett


    "How do you say 'Yum-o' in Swedish? Or is it Swiss? What do they speak in Switzerland?"- Rachel Ray
  • Post #10 - July 2nd, 2009, 10:43 am
    Post #10 - July 2nd, 2009, 10:43 am Post #10 - July 2nd, 2009, 10:43 am
    Pho. So good, but so bad for my shirts.

    I worked at Argyle & Broadway for a while, and ate the same thing at Pho Hoa 3-4 times a week for lunch: "eye round steak" & tendon pho (Phở Tái, Gân, apparently) with a ton of sriracha. And everytime, I'd go back to work with a few dozen spots of reddish brown on my shirt.

    I told my wife about this thread last night, she said I should just nominate "food"...I don't know what it is, but somehow edibles & my shirts have a magnetic relationship.
  • Post #11 - July 2nd, 2009, 11:03 am
    Post #11 - July 2nd, 2009, 11:03 am Post #11 - July 2nd, 2009, 11:03 am
    A couple bowls of late-night chili at Real Chili in Milwaukee threatened to kill a nice buttondown last week, but some Spray-and-Wash took care of it. Woulda been worth it.

    Real Chili
    419 E Wells St
    Milwaukee, WI 53202-3706
    (414) 271-4042‎
  • Post #12 - July 2nd, 2009, 11:13 am
    Post #12 - July 2nd, 2009, 11:13 am Post #12 - July 2nd, 2009, 11:13 am
    It would seem to be safe to say that chili is the ultimate shirt killer, at least with this crowd. Ahh...but what a glorious and noble way to destroy a garment! :P
    "Baseball is like church. Many attend. Few understand." Leo Durocher
  • Post #13 - July 2nd, 2009, 11:31 am
    Post #13 - July 2nd, 2009, 11:31 am Post #13 - July 2nd, 2009, 11:31 am
    I had a terrible time with balsamic vinegar and oil on a light-colored shirt. The stains had plenty of time to set since I didn't notice when it happened.

    Washing, soaking, taking to the dry cleaner for application of hideous chemicals--nothing took this crap off. Finally I soaked the shirt in an Oxi-type laundry additive for two full days and the stains came out.

    So if you are trying to cut down on your chili eating by having some salad...keep your bib on.
    "things like being careful with your coriander/ that's what makes the gravy grander" - Sondheim
  • Post #14 - July 2nd, 2009, 12:14 pm
    Post #14 - July 2nd, 2009, 12:14 pm Post #14 - July 2nd, 2009, 12:14 pm
    Khaopaat wrote:Pho. So good, but so bad for my shirts.

    I worked at Argyle & Broadway for a while, and ate the same thing at Pho Hoa 3-4 times a week for lunch: "eye round steak" & tendon pho (Phở Tái, Gân, apparently) with a ton of sriracha. And everytime, I'd go back to work with a few dozen spots of reddish brown on my shirt.

    I told my wife about this thread last night, she said I should just nominate "food"...I don't know what it is, but somehow edibles & my shirts have a magnetic relationship.


    I'll take credit for telling him to nominate 'food'. It's a good thing he owns an indestructible grey shirt. Food seems to roll right off that sucker, and it is impossible to stain. Truly amazing.

    I'll second the noodle soup. As well as most Indian food. Turmeric and clothing do NOT mix well.
  • Post #15 - July 2nd, 2009, 2:36 pm
    Post #15 - July 2nd, 2009, 2:36 pm Post #15 - July 2nd, 2009, 2:36 pm
    Kimcheez sandwiches...and red mole (not together) I have a green shirt that somehow survived the mole but was taken down by the kimchi stain...
  • Post #16 - July 2nd, 2009, 2:57 pm
    Post #16 - July 2nd, 2009, 2:57 pm Post #16 - July 2nd, 2009, 2:57 pm
    Lao Sze Chuan cabbage, ma po tofu, and boiled beef.
  • Post #17 - July 2nd, 2009, 3:23 pm
    Post #17 - July 2nd, 2009, 3:23 pm Post #17 - July 2nd, 2009, 3:23 pm
    Just about anything my wife eats at a restaurant that involves slurping. I have a dry cleaner on retainer. :D
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #18 - July 2nd, 2009, 5:58 pm
    Post #18 - July 2nd, 2009, 5:58 pm Post #18 - July 2nd, 2009, 5:58 pm
    Red sauce from Cafe Bionda. The waiter dropped a spoon from a plate that had pasta and gravy on her white denim coat. Took days and a lot of Oxy Clean Spray (RIP Billy Mays) to pretty much remove most of the stain and leave just a small discoloration.
  • Post #19 - July 2nd, 2009, 6:01 pm
    Post #19 - July 2nd, 2009, 6:01 pm Post #19 - July 2nd, 2009, 6:01 pm
    Ursiform, with minor edits wrote:chili...what a glorious and noble way to destroy a garment!


    Banner quote :)
  • Post #20 - July 2nd, 2009, 9:02 pm
    Post #20 - July 2nd, 2009, 9:02 pm Post #20 - July 2nd, 2009, 9:02 pm
    A special combo of beef noodle soup and dan dan noodles from Katy's Dumplings. The combo that can ruin your shirt and your undershirt.
  • Post #21 - July 2nd, 2009, 9:45 pm
    Post #21 - July 2nd, 2009, 9:45 pm Post #21 - July 2nd, 2009, 9:45 pm
    A Jibarito "sandwich" but most specifically if you are so foolish/hungry as to try and drive and eat one at the same time. I tried this a few years back, when La Palma had an outpost at the Humboldt Park Boathouse. A jibarito is a glorious thing, a very regionally specific gastronomic wonder, but it has no business attempting to be fast portable food. Wait. I mean, I had no right expecting it to be fast food the kind you can eat mindlessly in your car.

    I almost veered my beater Volvo into oncoming traffic on Division since the steering wheel was so slippery whilst attempting to eat one. But I saved the vehicle and me and the Jibarito and the only casualty was my stupid work shirt. It had a grease stain stretching over my belly and the aroma of garlic that didn't really ever disappear.

    It made for a good story . . . in the "I got this grease stain from . . ."

    bjt
    "eating is an agricultural act" wendell berry
  • Post #22 - July 3rd, 2009, 8:01 am
    Post #22 - July 3rd, 2009, 8:01 am Post #22 - July 3rd, 2009, 8:01 am
    Just for future reference - turmeric is light fugitive. Lay the shirt out in the sun for a while. I don't know how long, but it will fade the spot right out. Bright YELLOW mustard is that way from turmeric as well, so there you go.
    Leek

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  • Post #23 - July 4th, 2009, 5:08 pm
    Post #23 - July 4th, 2009, 5:08 pm Post #23 - July 4th, 2009, 5:08 pm
    The matzo ball soup at The Bagel. But it's not because of the soup. It's because of the spoon. The Bagel's soup spoons are shaped a certain way (I think it's their broadness and lack of depth) that makes getting 100% of the soup from the bowl to your mouth an impossibility. This has not put me off their soup; I like it too much. I just tuck a napkin into my shirt collar and hope for the best. I do wonder where they came up with those spoons, though.
  • Post #24 - July 5th, 2009, 8:57 pm
    Post #24 - July 5th, 2009, 8:57 pm Post #24 - July 5th, 2009, 8:57 pm
    Image

    Blueberry infused venison sausage with raspberry mustard and St Paulin cheese. Hot Doug's game of the week special was delicious. Now my dry cleaner gets to try it.
    ...defended from strong temptations to social ambition by a still stronger taste for tripe and onions." Screwtape in The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis

    Fuckerberg on Food
  • Post #25 - July 8th, 2009, 8:03 am
    Post #25 - July 8th, 2009, 8:03 am Post #25 - July 8th, 2009, 8:03 am
    eatchicago wrote:Did the chili have beans in it or is it a meat sauce? Never had Poochie's chili.

    I want to say yes, Poochie's chile had beans, but I'm not 100% sure. Either way it was not particularly memorable.

    Funny, but the combination did not go together as well as one might think, at least in the case of that particular dog. Cheddar spread, I think they use Merkts, and char a natural, boiled/steamed hot dogs and chili, natural. Char dog, cheddar spread, chili not so much.

    Enjoy,
    Gary
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #26 - July 8th, 2009, 8:25 am
    Post #26 - July 8th, 2009, 8:25 am Post #26 - July 8th, 2009, 8:25 am
    No amount of washing, spotting, folding, fluffing or beating on rocks by a cool running stream is ever going to begone the twin rivers of oily chili/cheese stain from my shirt.


    Maybe you should try to keep the food in your mouth. That's always worked for me.
    Colombian women are skalleywags.
  • Post #27 - July 8th, 2009, 9:01 am
    Post #27 - July 8th, 2009, 9:01 am Post #27 - July 8th, 2009, 9:01 am
    I Do It Daily wrote:Maybe you should try to keep the food in your mouth. That's always worked for me.

    :roll:
  • Post #28 - July 8th, 2009, 9:10 am
    Post #28 - July 8th, 2009, 9:10 am Post #28 - July 8th, 2009, 9:10 am
    I Do It Daily wrote:Maybe you should try to keep the food in your mouth. That's always worked for me.

    Wow! As a guy who's spilled on a few shirts in his day, I envy your flawlessness.

    In any event, I think you've entirely missed the point of this thread. :roll:

    =R=
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  • Post #29 - July 8th, 2009, 9:29 am
    Post #29 - July 8th, 2009, 9:29 am Post #29 - July 8th, 2009, 9:29 am
    Ah yes; the NAV MAN is no stranger to the stain, far from it. Ive seriously considered an all guac colored wardrobe.

    Seriously, you'd think ive walked into enough "Is that hollandaise on your pants or are you just happy to see me?" bits to start remembering to put the napkin on my lap.
    Cheetos are my favorite snack atm.
  • Post #30 - July 8th, 2009, 9:42 am
    Post #30 - July 8th, 2009, 9:42 am Post #30 - July 8th, 2009, 9:42 am
    In any event, I think you've entirely missed the point of this thread


    Guys, maybe we should scrap this thread due to all the confusion surronding it. Whaddusay?
    Colombian women are skalleywags.

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