Welcome!


This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 3 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Lost Username or Password | Pitmaster Club Information, | Join 30 Days Free | Contact Us ]

There are 2 page views remaining.

Announcement

Collapse

Meat-Up in Memphis 2021

Join us in Memphis for our Meat-Up! Space is limited to 400, secure your spot by booking early!
Click here for details. (https://amazingribs.com/memphis)
See more
See less

Chicago food and phish trip

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts
  • grantgallagher
    Club Member
    • Feb 2018
    • 984
    • 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.

    calumet is a place thats been around since the 20s (i think) that took off when the stevafors Click image for larger version

Name:	59864921-B098-409C-99B7-4EC1876746FC.jpeg
Views:	43
Size:	3.31 MB
ID:	583999Click image for larger version

Name:	1A8D9ACC-DDAB-40B0-A10F-DD9996B01025.jpeg
Views:	42
Size:	2.24 MB
ID:	583997Click image for larger version

Name:	559D1C2E-2953-4496-9151-DA5E84CAD7B8.jpeg
Views:	43
Size:	5.24 MB
ID:	584001Click image for larger version

Name:	9416824A-9184-47DB-8777-2EDF8B916645.jpeg
Views:	38
Size:	3.31 MB
ID:	583998Click image for larger version

Name:	C82A2912-79D3-42FC-8234-A3A04F254C0B.jpeg
Views:	43
Size:	1.69 MB
ID:	584000 stevadors were prominent. Specializes in smoked and fried seafood.



  • scottranda
    Charter Member
    • May 2015
    • 1716
    • Charlotte, NC

    #2
    Eat some GUMBO and get your Weekapaug Groove on!

    Comment

    • Troutman
      Club Member
      • Aug 2017
      • 7198

      • OUTDOOR COOKERS

        BBQ ACCESSORIES

        WOOD & PELLET PREFERENCES

        SOUS VIDE

        INDOOR COOKWARE


      #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] !!! )

      Comment


      • EdF
        EdF commented
        Editing a comment
        grantgallagher I was thinking about those fried smelts myself!

      • Troutman
        Troutman commented
        Editing a comment
        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
        EdF commented
        Editing a comment
        I've smoked whitefish, and it is awesome!
    • grantgallagher
      Club Member
      • Feb 2018
      • 984
      • NJ

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

      Comment

      • grantgallagher
        Club Member
        • Feb 2018
        • 984
        • NJ

        #5
        Click image for larger version

Name:	383E0AF7-FA0C-4F14-8B72-69C81911B7EC.jpeg
Views:	36
Size:	3.36 MB
ID:	584100Click image for larger version

Name:	383E0AF7-FA0C-4F14-8B72-69C81911B7EC.jpeg
Views:	39
Size:	3.36 MB
ID:	584101 OMG that brisket

        Comment


        • Mosca
          Mosca commented
          Editing a comment
          Best brisket I've ever had. The night we were there the flat was excellent, so maybe a bad night, yes.
      • troymeister
        Charter Member
        • Aug 2014
        • 1349
        • Forest Park Il
        • Weber 26

          Weber Performer 22.5, Weber 18.5, WSM 18.5, Smokey Joe

          2 Slow N Sears, Charcoal Rotisserie, Kettle Pizza for Weber 22.5

          Smoke Thermometer, Igrill, Thermapen, Thermapop,Maverick 2 probe

          Good Cabernet, Merlot, Zin

          Anti Hero, Blue moon

          I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I put it in my food.

        #6
        Calumet Fisheries on the 95th St Bridge....Just think "The Blues Brothers"

        Comment

        • CaptainMike
          Club Member
          • Nov 2015
          • 2422
          • The Great State of Jefferson
          • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill w/SnS and DnG (Spartacus)
            Old school big'ol Traeger w/Pro controller (Big Tex)
            2 W22's w/SnS, DnG (1 black, 1 copper) (Minions 1 and 2)
            20+ y/o many times rebuilt Weber Genesis w/GrillGrates (Gas Passer)
            20 x 30 Santa Maria grill (Maria, duh)
            Bradley cabinet smoker (Pepper Gomez)
            36" Blackstone griddle (The Black Beauty)
            Fireboard
            Thermoworks Smoke and Thermapen.

          #7
          Man, you guys are livin' large!

          Comment


          • JGo37
            JGo37 commented
            Editing a comment
            NO kidden' !!
        • grantgallagher
          Club Member
          • Feb 2018
          • 984
          • 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

          Click image for larger version

Name:	545F039D-781C-4E4A-911C-F5137881B7FF.jpeg
Views:	42
Size:	2.67 MB
ID:	584239Click image for larger version

Name:	5136D129-712C-4EE3-A8D5-C19D9DBCDF2A.jpeg
Views:	39
Size:	2.76 MB
ID:	584240

          Comment


          • grantgallagher
            grantgallagher commented
            Editing a comment
            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
            Mr. Bones commented
            Editing a comment
            Dayum, that looks Great!!!

          • grantgallagher
            grantgallagher commented
            Editing a comment
            You have no idea. It was literally perfect. Seasoned with garlic, pepper, and nommmm
        • grantgallagher
          Club Member
          • Feb 2018
          • 984
          • NJ

          #9
          Today we are hitting up SKY for brunch.

          Comment


          • grantgallagher
            grantgallagher commented
            Editing a comment
            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
            allsid commented
            Editing a comment
            I want to see that video-
        • allsid
          AmazingRibs.com's Head Fire Starter
          • Apr 2017
          • 351
          • Missoula, Montana USA
          • Check me out on Instagram:
            @GrillingMontana

          #10
          a PYITE opener really sets the tone for a show, doesn't it grantgallagher ?

          Comment

          • RichieB
            Club Member
            • Apr 2018
            • 1367
            • Western Mass

            #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.
            ​​​​

            Comment


            • grantgallagher
              grantgallagher commented
              Editing a comment
              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.
          • JGo37
            Club Member
            • Apr 2018
            • 1562
            • the LOU
            • Cookers:

              22" Blackstone Griddle, with stand & hood
              CharGriller Portable Firebox - so modified you'll BLOL
              Kitchenaid #810 Charcoal Grill - highly modified
              Weber BI-code Black Performer w/Igniter
              Weber DE-code Red Limited - 'Lucille'

              Accessories:

              Ancient heavy CI Propane Turkey Fryer, for lighting chimneys
              BBQ Dragon kettle shelves - 2
              Fyre Dragon Kettle Drippin' Ring, Burnin' Cone & Drippin' Pan - 2 sets
              Fyre Dragon Kettle Ribbin' Ring
              Fyre Dragon Kettle 2-Zone Smokin' Sheet
              OneGrill Rotisserie for the Kitchenaid
              Smokenator
              Smoking Tubes: 2x12" & 1x6"
              SnS
              Weber Gourmet Grill w/Griddle, Pizza Stone & Wok

              My Helpers:

              Anova 900W Sous Vide Cooker w/Radios
              Instant Pot 6Q Duo
              Nesco Tabletop Roaster
              & the PIT!

            #12
            I would have had to try the Frog Legs Friccasee. It's a Missoura thing..

            Comment

            • grantgallagher
              Club Member
              • Feb 2018
              • 984
              • NJ

              #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.

              Click image for larger version  Name:	EAE8C0CC-E0D5-4A2B-88C9-06E982C4B902.jpeg Views:	1 Size:	2.84 MB ID:	586970Click image for larger version  Name:	843E7985-8397-4A51-A155-62BE36D9A405.jpeg Views:	1 Size:	2.02 MB ID:	586971Click image for larger version  Name:	C0EF2D6C-2537-44CB-BA97-BCE6047AB4A3.jpeg Views:	1 Size:	1.90 MB ID:	586972Click image for larger version  Name:	3A00D9DA-E3D2-4F97-85E9-BF29367D7F8A.jpeg Views:	1 Size:	2.91 MB ID:	586973Click image for larger version  Name:	7D25C000-22C8-43B4-A9C9-732EE90A4618.jpeg Views:	1 Size:	2.14 MB ID:	586974

              Comment

              • grantgallagher
                Club Member
                • Feb 2018
                • 984
                • NJ

                #14
                Somw pretty cool light show shots from the shows

                Click image for larger version

Name:	CB840046-44FF-46F8-B43A-FDEC2EA66B8F.jpeg
Views:	38
Size:	1.43 MB
ID:	586978Click image for larger version

Name:	7C4D30ED-3A16-43F8-B7DB-669D5673C1B4.jpeg
Views:	44
Size:	2.01 MB
ID:	586979Click image for larger version

Name:	E490A8AB-D320-4E45-BE26-FB9C0BB0B7B6.jpeg
Views:	42
Size:	2.03 MB
ID:	586980Click image for larger version

Name:	379501D0-C13D-4C89-BEF2-268528C2B89A.jpeg
Views:	42
Size:	1.83 MB
ID:	586981

                Comment

                Announcement

                Collapse

                Meat-Up in Memphis 2021

                Join us in Memphis for our Meat-Up! Space is limited to 400, secure your spot by booking early!
                Click here for details. (https://amazingribs.com/memphis)
                See more
                See less
                Working...
                X
                Meat-Up in Memphis

                T-Shirts & More T-Shirts & More
                Order men's and women's T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Aprons, Mugs, Caps, Tote Bags, Flasks, and more, all imprinted with the Pitmaster Club logo. There's even a spiral bound journal where you can make notes on your cooks.

                Cool Embroidered Shirt Cool Embroidered Shirt
                This beautifully embroidered shirt is the same one Meathead wears in public and on TV. It's wash and wear and doesn't need ironing (really!), but it is a soft cottonlike feel. Choice of four colors and both men's and women's.

                Click here for more info.

                Support ARC

                Many merchants pay us a small referral fee when you click our links and purchase from them. On Amazon it works on everything from grills to diapers, they never tell us what you bought, and it has zero impact on the price you pay, but has a major impact on our ability to improve this site! And remember, we only recommend products we love. If you like AmazingRibs.com, please save this link and use it every time you go to Amazon.

                https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs

                Placeholder

                Spotlight

                These are not ads or paid placements. These Are Some Of Our Favorite Tools And Toys.

                These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

                Use our links when you buy things

                Many merchants pay us a small referral fee when you click our links and purchase from them. On Amazon it works on everything from grills to diapers, they never tell us what you bought, it has zero impact on the price you pay, but has a major impact on our ability to improve this site! If you like AmazingRibs.com, please save this link and use it every time you go to Amazon

                https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs

                 


                If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow 'N' Sear

                Placeholder

                The Slow 'N' Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.

                Click here for our article on this breakthrough tool


                The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

                Placeholder

                The Good-One Open Range is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

                Click here to read our complete review


                Griddle And Deep Fryer In One

                Placeholder

                The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, and home fries. Or pancakes, fajitas, grilled cheese, you name it. Why stink up the house deep frying and spatter all over? Do your fried chicken and calamari outside. Blackstone's Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer does it all!

                Click here to read our detailed review and to order


                The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

                Placeholder

                The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers because temperature control is so much easier.

                Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them


                The Undisputed Champion!

                Placeholder

                The Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 is considered by the pros, and our team, to be the single best instant read thermometer. The MK4 includes features that are common on high-end instruments: automatic backlight and rotating display. Don't accept cheap substitutes.

                Click here to read our comprehensive Platinum Medal review


                Grilla Pellet Smoker proves good things come in small packages

                Placeholder

                We always liked Grilla. The small 31.5" x 29.5" footprint makes it ideal for use where BBQ space is limited, as on a condo patio.

                Click here for our review on this unique smoker


                Delta by Nuke,
                Stylish and Affordable
                Gaucho Grill

                Placeholder

                Delta by Nuke burns wood or charcoal and comes with an adjustable height grill grate. This Argentinian grill will get your flame on!

                Click here to read our complete review


                Genesis II E-335 
                A Versatile Gasser That Does It All!

                Placeholder

                Weber’s Genesis line has long been one of the most popular choices for gas grillers. The new Genesis II E-335 offers solid performance, a sear burner for sizzling heat and an excellent warranty.

                Click here to read our complete review


                GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

                Placeholder

                GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily rmoved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke.

                Click here for more about what makes these grates so special


                Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

                Placeholder

                The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.

                Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

                Click here to order directly and get an exclusive AmazingRibs.com deal


                Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

                Placeholder

                The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.

                Click here for our review of this superb smoker


                Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

                Placeholder

                This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. Set ThermoTemp's dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin'.

                Click here to read our detailed review


                Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool And Here's A Great Buy!

                Placeholder

                A good digital thermometer keeps you from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and much more accurate than dial thermometers. YOU NEED ONE!

                Click here to read our complete review


                Track Up To Six Temperatures At Once

                Placeholder

                FireBoard Drive 2 is an updated version of a well-received product that sets the standard for performance and functionality in the wireless food thermometer/thermostatic controller class.

                Click here for our review of this unique device


                The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

                Placeholder

                Napoleon's NK22CK-C Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It's hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the NK22CK-C a viable alternative.

                Click here for more about what makes this grill special


                Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

                Placeholder

                Green Mountain's portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it's also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

                Click here to read our detailed review and to order