Pequod's for Pizza
posted July 22, 2016 11:21 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun August 21 at 3:00 PM, Pequod's
2207 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
Time change! Meet at 3 PM! Pizza at Pequod's at 2 PM, August 21.
I've got to get to the Lincoln Park Zoo by mid-evening or so. I'm staying fairly close to the Museum of Contemporary Art. I'm good at public transportation and happy to eat practically anything (though I'd like to stay from Fancier American Food).

What do you guys want to do and where?

I'll be in town from August 14-27, so if the 21st doesn't work well, let me know and I can try to figure out another day!
posted by ChuraChura to Meetup (47 comments total)

THIS IS EXCELLENT. I'm free. So is baniak.
posted by bibliogrrl at 7:06 AM on July 23, 2016 [1 favorite]

The 21st should work for me! I have plans on the 14th and 22nd but otherwise am pretty free during the whole time you're here.

Do you have a preference on what kind of drinks (beer, wine, cocktails)? Any kinds of food that you would be particularly interested in? Would it be easier if we went someplace near the MCA, or near the zoo, or do you have enough flexibility in your day that it doesn't matter where we end up?
posted by jessypie at 8:04 AM on July 23, 2016

Have people still been talking about an AntiCheeseUp? The timing would fit with that.
posted by Evilspork at 10:59 AM on July 23, 2016

I'd prefer grabbing beer over cocktails or wine; I'm down to eat anything but if there's something (other than weird pizza stew) that is particularly good in Chicago, that'd be fun. I know I've eaten delicious food in an Indian neighborhood in the area, I've eaten delicious breakfast food, and I've been to some good bars.

My day is flexible - as long as we're somewhere accessible by public transportation, I'm happy!

I should also say that I am generally pro cheese.
posted by ChuraChura at 12:02 PM on July 23, 2016

But but but my weird pizza stew is FAMOUS, FAMOUS I tell you!
posted by Evilspork at 2:43 PM on July 24, 2016 [1 favorite]

you know how scandinavians get defensive about how delicious their pickled fish are, but they actually only rarely eat them? That's Chicagoans and our delicious pizza stew.
posted by garlic at 9:41 AM on July 25, 2016 [4 favorites]

I'm out of town on the 21st, but this has me thinking that if the weather backs off any time soon, we might need a nice Pequod's meetup.
posted by crush-onastick at 8:37 AM on July 26, 2016

Ok! How do you feel about good, not super expensive Indian, Ethiopian, or tacos, a reasonable distance from a low key bar or brewery, in turn a reasonable distance from the El?
posted by ChuraChura at 7:13 PM on July 26, 2016

Although actually a casual pizza pub sounds awesome, even if it is stewish. Could we go to Pequods?
posted by ChuraChura at 7:15 PM on July 26, 2016

Definitely not stewish. It's crispy! Famously deliciously crispy!
posted by Evilspork at 10:15 AM on July 27, 2016 [1 favorite]

Cool. How does 2 PM at Pequod's sound to people?
posted by ChuraChura at 9:33 AM on July 29, 2016

posted by Evilspork at 1:08 PM on July 30, 2016

I mean, that's fine.
posted by Evilspork at 1:08 PM on July 30, 2016

Evilspork, you are arousing my suspicions.
posted by ChuraChura at 3:56 PM on August 1, 2016

It's what I'm good at.
posted by Evilspork at 11:03 PM on August 1, 2016

2pm at Pequod's is great.
posted by phunniemee at 4:50 AM on August 2, 2016

I went out of town right after my last comment and didn't follow up earlier, but 2pm at Pequod's works for me too!
posted by jessypie at 9:13 AM on August 7, 2016

Awesome! I'll call next week to reserve a table!
posted by ChuraChura at 6:49 PM on August 7, 2016

Aww heck. Been meaning to put my toe into pool, so to speak, with the MeFi IRL folks in Chicago, and Pequod's is the way to pull me in without reservation.

...uh, speaking of 'without reservation', Pequod's doesn't take 'em. But I reckon if you give the heads up "group of ~dozen, planning for 2pm, Sunday 21 August" they'll work to accommodate a large group as best as possible.

Speaking from experience, though, that ~15 minutes of having indulgent pizza on the mind and being forced outside to wait, grabbing only intermittent smells of pizza when people come in or out is the ultimate tease. Still well worth it, though!

I'm in, 21 Aug Pequods.
posted by Theophrastus Johnson at 7:41 PM on August 7, 2016

Sorry - by reservation, I meant "Priority Seating Request." Looking forwards to seeing you all!
posted by ChuraChura at 8:13 PM on August 7, 2016

Does that mean no catsup?
posted by ChuraChura at 5:39 AM on August 8, 2016 [1 favorite]

Yes, I forgot to mention that for the last Peqod's I did a nonreservation for X time and ordered two pizzas for X time, and they were ready at X time + 1 hour, which is still earlier than the other stuff we ordered at X time.
posted by Evilspork at 1:34 PM on August 8, 2016 [1 favorite]

I can vouch for qcubed's pizza.
posted by phunniemee at 2:02 PM on August 10, 2016

I've read Chicago pizza described as pizza flavored quiche.
posted by brujita at 7:57 PM on August 11, 2016

Definitely not that eggy. I'd have noticed by now.
posted by Evilspork at 9:23 PM on August 11, 2016 [1 favorite]

This was in the book Emma Who Saved My Life
posted by brujita at 2:15 AM on August 14, 2016

Is anyone going to X on the 19th?
posted by brujita at 5:17 PM on August 14, 2016

Awww man, I won't be able to make it. Haircolor appt with my hard-to-schedule stylist on Sunday, plus it's a wrestling PPV night. :( Have fun eating Pequod's and DEFINITELY get the giardinera + italian beef combo.
posted by misskaz at 8:12 AM on August 16, 2016


Well, I'll give them a call tomorrow, and ask to reserve a table for 10 (which, I'm sure, can fluctuate up or down as necessary) and ask to have an Italian Beef and Gardiniera pizza and ... should I request another pizza?
posted by ChuraChura at 7:09 PM on August 17, 2016

IIRC we ordered 2 for 10 people when I called a meetup there a few years ago. Maybe something for the purists? I'm ok with anything except peppers and anchovies ( and would have been willing to try regular giardiniera).
posted by brujita at 10:39 PM on August 17, 2016

I am so freaking excited. I can't wait to eat the eyetalian beef + giardinera pizza again.
posted by bibliogrrl at 6:30 AM on August 18, 2016 [1 favorite]

Well, I was going to follow Evilspork's (perhaps nefarious?) recommendation of making a not-reservation and requesting a pizza for the time of our not-reservation. Or is that not necessary?
posted by ChuraChura at 9:10 PM on August 18, 2016

I've read Chicago pizza described as pizza flavored quiche.

don't even
posted by listen, lady at 8:15 PM on August 19, 2016 [1 favorite]

Hey guys, would you mind pushing back our meeting to 3:00? We're not able to drop off our bags at the air bnb until 2:30.

The not-reservation is for Erin.
posted by ChuraChura at 12:48 PM on August 20, 2016 [1 favorite]

Well, I was going to follow Evilspork's (perhaps nefarious?) recommendation...

don't even

posted by Evilspork at 1:21 PM on August 20, 2016 [1 favorite]

I can't make Pequod's but do post if y'all head somewhere else after!
posted by eamondaly at 11:27 PM on August 20, 2016

On account of the non-muggy weather for the first time in, what? 3, 4 weeks? And the impending WHOOOOOOSH of jets outside our house all day, Mrs. Johnson and I are making an impulsive decision to get out of town on a day trip. No pizza for me.

As consolation, might cut some whale-shaped cheese for our salads tonite for dinner, though.
posted by Theophrastus Johnson at 4:41 AM on August 21, 2016

I can't make Pequod's but do post if y'all head somewhere else after!

I have to be somewhere else at 8 so I would be delighted if we kept going for a while so I don't go home in between and lose all my momentum.

I don't have a good handle on decent bars to hang out in east of Pequod's (on the route toward the Zoo) other than Local Option, which I like except it always has the music up too loud. But it's only a mile from Pequod's to the Map Room and then only a few more blocks from there to Margie's if we decide to set off in the complete opposite direction of the Zoo instead...

(Or to be totally self-serving, if anyone wants to hang out at the Long Room or someplace else near the Irving Park brown line stop later in the afternoon/evening, that's the neighborhood I need to end up in later on.)
posted by jessypie at 9:52 AM on August 21, 2016

Well if anyone wants to watch me go to Petco and buy litter after, that is an option.
posted by phunniemee at 12:16 PM on August 21, 2016 [1 favorite]

If anyone is early, me and baniak are sitting in the park behind the restaurant.
posted by bibliogrrl at 12:26 PM on August 21, 2016

We are here and checked in and they said about 20 min.
posted by bibliogrrl at 12:49 PM on August 21, 2016 [1 favorite]

I'll be a bit late! On my way!
posted by ChuraChura at 12:55 PM on August 21, 2016

I'm running a bit late too.
posted by brujita at 1:00 PM on August 21, 2016

We are in the window.
posted by bibliogrrl at 1:06 PM on August 21, 2016

Thanks for checking us in, Bibliogrrl!

Sorry, our air bnb guy is a very friendly and talkative older Jewish man who walked us step by step through the details of the wireless and air conditioning and TV setup. On my way now.
posted by ChuraChura at 1:09 PM on August 21, 2016

Oh, in case anyone was wondering, this is how my drive home went:

1) Need to go to the pet store, heading to the petstore, better check the map to make sure I'm actually going to the right place.
2) Damn, closed at 6.
3) OK, fine, I'll go another day. Maybe I'll make up for my botched errand by stopping at Sally's and buying myself more nail polish that I don't need.
4) Sally's also closed at 6.
5) Go into the grocery store next door and buy a pint of ben and jerry's.
posted by phunniemee at 12:34 PM on August 22, 2016 [2 favorites]

FWIW Treasure Island carries Green River soda.
posted by brujita at 2:50 PM on August 22, 2016

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