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May 30th, 2019 at 8:47:13 am

tcr! · May 30, 2019 at 8:47 am

Guys, I just saw a dude on Riverside across from Mount Saint Mary Park honking at a hostile goose from safely inside his white SUV.

Does this one-note sound tactic work when dealing with the STC geese?

I’m looking for speculation here not hard facts or statistics.

#helpwanted #geese

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kc fitzsimmons · May 30, 2019 at 8:52 am

I think it is illegal to harass Canadian geese. They are a protected species. Maybe even a fine if caught!

tcr! tcr! · May 30, 2019 at 10:48 am

Is horning them considered harassment? 🤔

kc fitzsimmons · May 30, 2019 at 1:57 pm

Yep!

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runde · May 30, 2019 at 8:57 am

Clap a couple times when approaching they will move over.

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jim jelly · May 30, 2019 at 9:00 am

You get out of your car and yell world star. The same as with anything else that’s about to kick your ass.

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10 Schmids · May 30, 2019 at 11:00 am

Howl like a Coyote….works every time. Roll down your windows first.

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hodges · May 30, 2019 at 1:47 pm

Just drive on. Very slowly. You aren’t going to run them over and they know that. But they pick up the pace. And mysteriously move their butts across the street.

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SteakHouse · May 30, 2019 at 2:03 pm

You got a problem with Canada gooses you got a problem with me and I suggest you let that marinate

Do You Know Shawn · May 30, 2019 at 9:21 pm

Aww fuck Canadian Goosies! Stick that in your pipe and smoke it!

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honeybear j. · May 30, 2019 at 2:08 pm

Nope. Just pissed them off more. I usually try to never pass between them and the river and never NEVER come between them and their babies.

JJK · May 30, 2019 at 2:52 pm

They get really mean, and will come at you!

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tcr! tcr! · May 30, 2019 at 3:26 pm

Did I ever tell you guys about the time I saw my neighbor, Alberta, choking a Canadian Goose by our shared retention pond?

Yep, back on October 19th, 2016 she was over there feeding them and one of the goose got a little selfish I guess. So then Alberta grabbed said selfish goose up with her bare hands and strangled it silly for about six seconds. Like she was Michael Myers on Halloween and the goose was his sister.

I hid behind my bushes lest Alberta turn her chokers on me, but a cuppa hours later I made and hung up a sign on the street light by the pond. Being on the wiser side, I snapped a photo promptly thereafter. Within a cuppa more hours Alberta was out there ripping the sign down with the very hands that had choked that goose.

This is a true story. Except Alberta’s an alias.

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gutierrez · May 30, 2019 at 4:22 pm

BTW, he’s a lieutenant in the Geese Police. Anything you say can and will be held against you.

tcr! tcr! · May 30, 2019 at 6:19 pm

Someday I hope to move up to Lieutenant Commander! 🚔

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bloomaert · May 30, 2019 at 6:15 pm

Canadian Geese are filthy animals, I shall happily honk and gladly pay a fine. #gobacktocanada

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Jurkowski · Jun 1, 2019 at 8:48 pm

free bird seed

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Desperately seeking lost license plate for 20th century truck

tcr! · May 18, 2019 at 2:24 pm

It jumped off on a whim somewhere in the Fox Valley. Maybe in the Blue Goose parking lot. Maybe at the Geneva Public Library. Maybe on the corner by Water Street Studios. Who knows.

The last four confirmed digits are 1317 — see partial photo of rear plate below.

1317 license plate

The missing front plate is metal (not magnetic) with a white background, red lettering, and blue embossed numbers. Sadly, it does not respond to voice commands no matter how firm or how gentle your tone.

The STC police issued me one verbal warning last night and the officer confirmed a ticketed warning could be next. I’ve alerted Jessie White to no avail. After repeated attempts to contact him earlier this morning, all my calls are now being immediately directed to voicemail.

The reward for safe and prompt return of this license plate is one signed copy of my latest book — see attached photo of myself and said book below.

tcr! and the diaries for 2018 book

The diaries for 2018 book will be handsomely delivered to your personal front door, or your preferred rendezvous location.

I know I could simply get replacement plates but first I need an emissions check and then I need to go to the DMV. And my poor truck needs an oil change. And then to make matters completely worse, it’s raining and thundering right now. Or it was at least when I started writing this.

Until this matter is resolved, my truck and I will continue to live on the edge of the legal system. Per usual. I should probably print up flyers and hang them at Blue Goose, the Fox Valley libraries, and Water Street Studios.

Please help.

And yes, the book / plate swap is a real thing.

#photos #diariesbook #truckthoughts #helpwanted

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Me1in · May 18, 2019 at 3:06 pm

Did you check DMV website to see if you can get just the one? I thought you could…. And WHAT did you do to SC police to have them hot on your tail about this? There are plenty of cars around with just the rear plate, and although we’re supposed to …See More

tcr! tcr! · May 18, 2019 at 3:14 pm

I don’t really like going the DMV website. It’s callled cyberdrive.com and it makes me feel kinda weird inside and not in a good way. I’m not exactly sure why the police pulled me over last night. He said my pink taillights were kinda dim and then all I could think was “How would you know unless you’ve been checking out my backside when I wasn’t looking?!??!!”

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Kelly K · May 18, 2019 at 5:48 pm

I hope you and your license plate are happily reunited soon.

tcr! tcr! · May 18, 2019 at 9:48 pm

I fear ol’ front plate has been lost to the scrap yard in the sky 😭

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JC · May 18, 2019 at 7:40 pm

I hope you find your plate. But now I feel like I have to read your book!! If one is not holding your plate for ransom, how would they obtain a copy of the book pictured!? I feel like there needs to be a link to purchase.

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tcr! tcr! · May 18, 2019 at 7:56 pm

Here’s a link with more details about my book: https://tcrbang.com/tcr_diaries_the_book/ 😎

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parker · May 18, 2019 at 8:51 pm

check the liquor store on wilson they had a missing plate

tcr! tcr! · May 18, 2019 at 9:48 pm

Thanks for the tip! I’ve sent a recon unit to gather intel under cover of night 🤫

parker · May 18, 2019 at 9:50 pm

the best of luck soldier!

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waterstreetstudios · May 20, 2019 at 11:10 am

Sorry, we have not seen your plate around these parts. 😕

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YWC · May 20, 2019 at 2:39 pm

You can go to Dmv and buy the plate you lost..$6 plus get temp plates

tcr! tcr! · May 20, 2019 at 3:27 pm

I went to the DMV once. Never again.

YWC · May 20, 2019 at 3:30 pm

The one in Aurora is pretty good. Plus you will be called to a different line. Easy

tcr! tcr! · May 20, 2019 at 5:46 pm

Will they have snacks? 🧀🤔

pawula stark · May 23, 2019 at 4:45 pm

Always go to the one in Plano. No lines, no people and the woman behind the counter is friendly. After that you can stop at Rural King and get free popcorn and admire the chick(ens).

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sieg · May 20, 2019 at 3:39 pm

We had ours stolen off my husband’s car. We drove with a police report until Jesse White’s team got around to resolving the issue. Dirtbags…

tcr! tcr! · May 20, 2019 at 5:47 pm

Jessie White and his crack team are pretty badass. 👊🏴‍☠️

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May 18th, 2019 at 10:05:47 am

tcr! · May 18, 2019 at 10:05 am

I’ve always thought the word “bohemian” was derogatory. Yay or nay?

#wordsmith #helpwanted

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Karly · May 18, 2019 at 10:05 am

Only if you use it wrong.

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Laurie · May 18, 2019 at 10:17 am

Nay

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popvinylmj · May 18, 2019 at 10:29 am

I think some folks will use it negatively in reference to people deemed hippyish. The derogatory term for people who actually came from Bohemia (my heritage) was bohunk.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 18, 2019 at 2:19 pm

Complete opposite. They stand for truth, beauty, freedom and most of all, LOVE. My source was Moulin Rouge.

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May 11th, 2019 at 7:43:29 pm

tcr! · May 11, 2019 at 7:43 pm

I was thinking I should get a neck tattoo. Maybe some clams in a nice white wine sauce. 🤔

#helpwanted

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 11, 2019 at 7:45 pm

You’re sick and wrong, sir.

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fiatlux423 · May 11, 2019 at 7:49 pm

Spider web

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sprout · May 11, 2019 at 8:13 pm

Do it!

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Momma J Momma J · May 11, 2019 at 8:14 pm

No no no

elaineorr · May 12, 2019 at 7:39 am

You can always tell the moms. :) Happy Mother’s Day, Jeanie.

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tam.the.terrible · May 12, 2019 at 9:26 am

never gonna give you up

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May 9th, 2019 at 12:11:00 pm

tcr! · May 9, 2019 at 12:11 pm

Tell me again how long I get to hold something against somebody… 🤔

#helpwanted #allislost

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Greg Michael · May 9, 2019 at 12:14 pm

How long can you hold your breath?

tcr! tcr! · May 9, 2019 at 12:32 pm

Brilliant

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Karly · May 9, 2019 at 1:02 pm

Let me know when you find out. I think I’m at 32 years and accruing.

tcr! tcr! · May 9, 2019 at 1:59 pm

Some grudges I actively maintain and others I only notice if the person’s name comes up in conversation.

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klaurindabrey · May 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm

When do u want to be free again?

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Momma J Momma J · May 9, 2019 at 5:48 pm

All above responses are very interesting!

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Flower babies with cellophane

tcr! · Mar 4, 2019 at 7:44 am

Flower babies with cellophane

Greenthumbs — when should I take the cellophane off? My micro-manager side said it was last week. 🤔

#photos #flowerbabies #helpwanted

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Hater McGhray Hater McGhray · Mar 4, 2019 at 7:54 am

They are fine until they start hitting the plastic if you want to leave them.

thewattsolak · Mar 4, 2019 at 8:02 am

This.

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domo vitek · Mar 4, 2019 at 7:58 am

Help! Can’t breathe. 🤣

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angeline35 angeline35 · Mar 4, 2019 at 11:41 am

I’m with Heather you can leave it on til they touch the plastic. Then I would place some type of elevated cover thats clear on top. :)

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tcr! tcr! · Mar 4, 2019 at 3:44 pm

Fine. I’ll keep my pesky fingers off for a cuppa more days.

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Fiercely independent critters

tcr! · Dec 27, 2018 at 12:55 pm

Pro tip: be really good at accepting people’s help.

As humans we can be fiercely independent critters but pride is irrelevant and unuseful.

Wanna know why? You know that good feeling you get when you yourself extend your hand to help, for no other reason than you’re a good person? That warm fuzzy you get when we make the world not all about us?

Don’t deprive someone else offering help that same kind of warm fuzzy feeling. It’ll make them feel good and very well may be the best part of their day.

PS- my dictionaries are telling me that “unuseful” is not a word. They can go fuck themselves. 👍

#protip #helpwanted

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LasikPlus Thanks You and Needs Your Help

tcr! · Dec 11, 2018 at 9:03 pm

LasikPlus Thanks You and Needs Your Help

This is why I can never get my taxes done on time. I’m too busy replying to all these emails I get.

#email #helpwanted

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Sep 25th, 2018 at 10:41:34 am

tcr! · Sep 25, 2018 at 10:41 am

CromWELL, more water.

#helpwanted

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sara sara · Sep 25, 2018 at 11:06 am

Yep, that’s the correct pronunciation of Cromwell 💖

tcr! tcr! · Sep 25, 2018 at 11:20 am

CromWELL has been integrated into my life. I was shouting his name to other commuters on the way to work.

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Sep 24th, 2018 at 5:53:45 pm

tcr! · Sep 24, 2018 at 5:53 pm

Guys, where do you go to eat for comfort food on an overcast Monday? 🍽

Some place with a menu similar to Denny’s or Colonial Cafe but with good food. Money is no object. Reservations are OK.

Willing to travel to St. Charlie, Geneva, Batavia, and even Elburn.

If they’re playing Tom Petty’s Free Fallin’ when Sara and I arrive, even better.

Update: I should mention that I haven’t ate meat for close to 15 years. Sara does though so it’s not taboo or anything. However, catering to both palettes would be ideal.

#helpwanted #goodeats

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debbie · Sep 24, 2018 at 5:54 pm

Just opened this evening in Geneva!!! Amazing BBQ.. Sorry didn’t see the no meat 😕

Firewater BBQ

fleming · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:24 pm

Where in Geneva? Is it the old Juliette location?

debbie · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:25 pm

I believe so. The corner of 6th & state. 534 state st

fleming · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:26 pm

Thanks!

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Rogers B · Sep 24, 2018 at 5:55 pm

Livia

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dwhite · Sep 24, 2018 at 5:55 pm

Gammon Coach House

tcr! tcr! · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:03 pm

*** FREE WiFi - “Gammon” password “coach” ***

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dwhite · Sep 24, 2018 at 5:56 pm

Oak street in north Aurora has half price burgers on Mondays.

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mBastian · Sep 24, 2018 at 5:58 pm

Half pric d burgers at Craft Urban

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sinceresarcasm · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm

:::whispers you’ll never make it out of Elburn:::

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Roark · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:03 pm

Craft urban!

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5 McAdams · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:04 pm

Art and Alma’s century inn. Burlington.

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sophie · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:05 pm

Riverview on Rt 25 in Montgomery!!!

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Reed P · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:09 pm

Just a heads up, Firewater is doing a slow open. It will be a week or 2 before we are full force. Employees are being trained, so please don’t be so quick to judge if you stop in. 😊 it takes a bit to train the employees to be on point :) We hope you all enjoy the food though. Again, slow open. In a week things should be ready to roll ❤️

sinceresarcasm · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:10 pm

What time are you all there until tonight???

Reed P · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:15 pm

They are there until 9 pm. Again, our food is amazing but the employees are taking their time to make sure they put out the best 😊

sinceresarcasm · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:18 pm

I totally understand 😊 I have been in the restaurant industry for over 25 years - I’ve had my fair share of soft opens!!!

Reed P · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:20 pm

Then you understand it takes time to make great employees. 😊 thank you so much & we hope you enjoy ❤️

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Wankat0987 · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:09 pm

Cracker Barrel in Naperville

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Francisco C · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:11 pm

Come check us out at CRAFT URBAN at 211 James in Geneva. Burger special on Mondays!

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Tuite · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:12 pm

Country house

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aldaz2 · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:18 pm

Burgers, bbq and Italian? I don’t think that’s what was asked for.

Try the papa bear in Aurora.
https://papabearrestaurant.com/about/

dwhite · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:24 pm

Gammon has pizza, burgers, grilled cheese, and other comforts that are amazing. Oak street has burgers, nachos, salads, an awesome French onion soup, and so many other really good menu items.

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lili · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:28 pm

Monday is kids eat free at Colonial 😊

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Kim Angelo · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:47 pm

Grandstander in STC. Good family owned long time local people. I can’t promise Tom Petty, but ask. You never know

Bruce Verhage · Sep 25, 2018 at 6:29 am

Lol

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JoLT · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:57 pm

I do burrito grande in batavia

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Lisette · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:58 pm

Gammon and Craft urban would be my choice. Comfort and/or new twist on comfort

JoLT · Sep 24, 2018 at 7:02 pm

Gammon poutine definitely

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kambler1110 · Sep 24, 2018 at 7:02 pm

Alexander’s or Mother’s in St Charles

Graf · Sep 24, 2018 at 9:58 pm

Neither is open for dinner.

kambler1110 · Sep 24, 2018 at 10:28 pm

Oops, you’re right!! 😨

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schmalz · Sep 24, 2018 at 7:46 pm

Stockholms in Geneva

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diedrick · Sep 24, 2018 at 8:08 pm

Eddie Gaedel’s in Elburn has an awesome veggie burger made on the spot. And Monday is mac-n-cheese day.

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duda · Sep 24, 2018 at 9:55 pm

It’s breakfast, but my #1 comfort food is Andres Restaurant Chicken Enchiladas Crepes Verdes. I believe on the back of the menu….I’ve been ordering them for at least 8 years and still my absolute favorite ❤️

duda · Sep 24, 2018 at 9:56 pm

I’m sure they’d be just as amazing without the chicken since egg is the main feature 😉

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Graf · Sep 24, 2018 at 10:00 pm

If you’re looking for decent diner fate for dinner, the only place to get it after 2:30 or 3 PM is Lum’s in Geneva.

Monningh · Sep 25, 2018 at 6:07 am

Don’t they close before dinner?

Graf · Sep 25, 2018 at 7:27 am

Oops - just checked website. They close at 4 PM. Also, the name is Lumes Pancake House and it is in Batavia, not Geneva. Other than that, I was sort of correct! 😊😊😊

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McMaster Zak · Sep 24, 2018 at 10:36 pm

Don’t think burgers qualify as “comfort” food for most people….🤭

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Michel Juan · Sep 25, 2018 at 3:01 am

…….

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Graw Basso · Sep 25, 2018 at 7:00 am

So…. where did you go?

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DD Hays · Sep 25, 2018 at 7:19 am

The Big Skillet in Elgin

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sophie · Sep 25, 2018 at 7:56 am

Bill’s in Elgin

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tcr! tcr! · Sep 25, 2018 at 11:09 am

We ultimately chose Craft Urban. Well, Sara chose Craft Urban because she had never been. I had their Nice Salad and Charred Cauliflower, both were superb. Sara had the Short Rib Burger and she whispered unprovoked, “this might be the best local burger I’ve had.”

I appreciate all of your suggestions, too! We’ll definitely visit the non-winners since we go out for dinner. A LOT. Yep, I’ve made note of the ones we’ve never been to. I’m interested in visiting the Elburn restaurants as we’ve never ventured farther west than Randall that I can remember.

Note to restaurateurs: having an easy to find, up-to-date menu on your website along with your phone number and address is mission critical in the here and now.

Also, having at least one vegetarian option on Le Menu is helpful. I’m not saying it’s required but it can be deciding factor in where we eat.

Sara makes no bones about eating good meat and I’ll happily accompany her wherever she goes unless… I’m stuck drinking cucumber water through a paper straw like a moron.

Fish sammies are probably the easiest. Baked beans in a hotdog bun with a side of coleslaw will work.

PS- I’m still wondering about Craft Urban’s white brick building, too… 🤔

diedrick · Sep 25, 2018 at 11:15 am

well, then definitely try Eddie Gaedel’s in Elburn. They have housemade baked beans that’ll blow your mind and german potato salad. Dare I say, better than my German mother’s. Oh, and Friday fish fry is a game changer. No straws. http://www.eddiegaedelpubandgrill.com/

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dwhite · Sep 25, 2018 at 1:16 pm

Well, shoot. Bien Trucha has some amazing vegetarian options for tacos and a pablano soup that is out of this world (reservations encouraged).

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