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Old 09-28-2009, 12:39 PM   #47
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Join Date: 12-18-07
Location: Western burbs of Chicago, IL

Finally got through our pics....
Here's one of Clay's table with the torches going

And one from the front. Check the custom handle

I put my almond stuffed dates on first

Then the Teriaki Ginger marinated water chestnuts and the figs

Next were the MOINKS

And finally the blue cheese stuffed olives

Another testament to the fact that almost anything can be improved by wrapping in in bacon!

Here's Ron L's orange marmalade Sriracha wings and 2 of his blankets in pigs hitting the egg

And Rick working on a non-Mexican pizza dough

In this one, you see the parsley lady and shot fairy discussing box prep technique, while Ron takes a rest and Rick and Clay talk adobo

Finally, our traffic stopping group pic

We had a great time, and can't wait till next year. The rest of this album is at

On Sunday, we caught the train into town and headed for the Chicago Gourmet event at Millinnium Park. For anyone who likes to eat or drink, I would highly recommend going next year! It's kind of like Taste of Chicago in reverse. You pay 150.00 up front (unless you're lucky and win tickets like we did) and you get to eat free food and drink all the beer, wine, and spirts you want all day long!

A few pics from that event are here

Had to post this one for Walt and Theresa's entertainment. Fear the formal kilt! This was the Chivas Regal rep

Sadly, Mr. Daniels was not represented, as far as I saw, but we did enjoy a flight of Glenlivit single malt, from the youngest to the 21 year old.
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