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  • grantgallagher
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    • Feb 2018
    • 782
    • NJ

    Chicago food and phish trip

    so im here in chitown visiting a friend. We are hitting up the three night phish run at allstate arena but also doing a bit of a culinary tour.

    flew in this morning and landed around 7 chicago time. After getting to my buddies house and indulging in an early morning glass of bourbon, we hit calumet fisheries. Picked up some fried shrimp, fried smelt, smoked shrimp and a big hunk of smoked salmon. Enjoyed it on the docks with a nice blanc de blanc champagne. Salmon not pictured because we didnt open it yet but will shoot it later.

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  • scottranda
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    • May 2015
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    #2
    Eat some GUMBO and get your Weekapaug Groove on!

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    • Troutman
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      #3
      I grew up on the Southside of Chi, never thought much of Calumet City to be honest, but some of those fish joints all along the lake front have some killer seafood. I guarantee they didn't catch those shrimp in Lake Michigan !!!

      (Bourbon for breakfast? That's the spirit [pun intended] !!! )

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      • EdF
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        grantgallagher I was thinking about those fried smelts myself!

      • Troutman
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        I can remember as a kid we used to ride our bikes up to the Sheridan Road bridge over Wilmette Harbor next to the Bahai Temple on the Northside where a guy had a little shack where he'd sell smoked whitefish fresh caught from the lake. In my mind's eye that somehow was the best fish I ever tasted. Ahhh Troutman in his youth !!!

      • EdF
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        I've smoked whitefish, and it is awesome!
    • grantgallagher
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      • Feb 2018
      • 782
      • NJ

      #4
      Next step is smoque tonight before the show. Pics to come

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      • grantgallagher
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        • Feb 2018
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        #5
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        • Mosca
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          Best brisket I've ever had. The night we were there the flat was excellent, so maybe a bad night, yes.
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        #6
        Calumet Fisheries on the 95th St Bridge....Just think "The Blues Brothers"

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          • JGo37
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            NO kidden' !!
        • grantgallagher
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          • Feb 2018
          • 782
          • NJ

          #8
          Ok. So the brisket at smoque is to die for as long as you get the point. The flat was dryyyy. Maybe just an off day. The real star of the night was the salmon from calumet. All i can say is wow

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          • grantgallagher
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            The guy at the store said they cook it for about five hours then smoke for an hour. Ill be damed if i can figure that one out

          • Mr. Bones
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            Dayum, that looks Great!!!

          • grantgallagher
            grantgallagher commented
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            You have no idea. It was literally perfect. Seasoned with garlic, pepper, and nommmm
        • grantgallagher
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          • Feb 2018
          • 782
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          #9
          Today we are hitting up SKY for brunch.

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          • grantgallagher
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            Btw, the phish show was probably one of the best first sets ive ever seen. Tried to upload video but im getting an error that its too big

          • allsid
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            I want to see that video-
        • allsid
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          #10
          a PYITE opener really sets the tone for a show, doesn't it grantgallagher ?

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          • RichieB
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            • Apr 2018
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            #11
            My son is a phishhead. He been one since high school About 16. He's 40. Just went to 2 shows in Albany. He goes every new year to MSG. Pretty sure he's going again. grantgallagher you might have walked by him or sat next to him if u r a long time fan. He's been all over the country. He's been to 119 and counting.
            ​​​​

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            • grantgallagher
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              I havent been to that many but probably 50+. Im at msg every year but these days dont travel much for shows. Used to go all up and down the east coast.
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            • grantgallagher
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              #13
              Pics from SKY. This place just missed out on a michelin star. The food was really great. Three course prix fix. This is just a few dishes from the table.

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              • grantgallagher
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                #14
                Somw pretty cool light show shots from the shows

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