Who doesn't need a bacon explosion?
posted March 6, 2011 8:18 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Mon March 14 at 7:30 PM, Paddy Longs
1028 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
Monday the 14th at 7:00ish, adamdschneider, eamondaly and me will be meeting at Paddy Longs for the bacon explosion (also known as the bacon bomb).
The bacon bomb feeds 6-8, but is also available as sandwiches (that is, we don't need to order the bomb, if there's not enough interest. We can just get sandwiches). The beer list is reportedly good and there are at least three vegetarian options on the menu.

Paddy Longs is on Diversey, at Kenmore, right near the Diversey el stop. Tables are pretty small (if I remember correctly), but the more the merrier. I remember some of you expressed interest at the Goat, but I don't remember specifically who expressed interest. So, if you, too, need some bacon explosion in your life, join us!
posted by crush-onastick to Etc (38 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I have always wanted to try one of those bacon bombs. Do you know what buses pass near Paddy's? I would be taking Metra in then transferring to bus.

posted by lampshade at 3:58 AM on March 7, 2011

Uh, the 22 and 36 are reasonably close, as is the Brown Line. Also 78, of course.

Greta & I will be there.
posted by adamdschneider at 5:17 AM on March 7, 2011

There is an EXCELLENT chance I may be able to persuade baxter_ilion to get in on this. I mean, come ON, bacon!
posted by bibliogrrl at 5:36 AM on March 7, 2011

Thanks adamdschneider. I will look into those.
posted by lampshade at 5:41 AM on March 7, 2011

I'll definitely be there, and I'm also going to go ahead and add +1 because on one hand, my +1 is often eager to encourage me to go out on my own (to enjoy time home by himself) but on the other hand, adding bacon to the equation will more than likely change typical behavior.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:17 AM on March 7, 2011

I +1'd even though there is a high probability he will stay home, for exactly the same reasons. MCMN. My +1 is also a vegetarian so the bacon pub doesn't have high appeal.
posted by crush-onastick at 7:47 AM on March 7, 2011

I just had the single version of this a couple of weeks ago. It ended up being two meals for me, but it was divine. I would love to go to this, but I wouldn't be able to get there until closer to 8. If that's not too late to join in the fun, I'll be there.

The 76 Diversey bus runs right by there.
posted by smich at 9:52 AM on March 7, 2011

SMICH! I was there WITH YOU!!!! it was two meals for me, too. If you can't make it then, we should catch up some other time!
posted by crush-onastick at 10:21 AM on March 7, 2011 [1 favorite]

I, too, desire a bacon explosion in my mouth. Count me in!
posted by LMGM at 10:35 AM on March 7, 2011

Right, 76, not 78. I always do that.
posted by adamdschneider at 10:40 AM on March 7, 2011

You know, I haven't been to a meetup in ages, but I do love me some bacon...
posted by mismatched at 2:17 PM on March 7, 2011

i like bacon.
posted by crankyrogalsky at 6:50 PM on March 7, 2011

I just bought a calender(finally) so that I can put this in it! See you across the bacon!
posted by lee at 7:53 PM on March 7, 2011

Wow, I just learned that I know crush-onastick in real life and didn't even know it.

I will be there but late.
posted by smich at 6:54 AM on March 8, 2011

Yes to bacon! My +1 is also vegetarian, so we'll see about that.
posted by Zaximus at 11:52 AM on March 8, 2011

I am so looking forward to bacon.
posted by crush-onastick at 2:00 PM on March 10, 2011

Oh, man, I almost forgot this was coming up. Hell yes!
posted by adamdschneider at 7:22 AM on March 11, 2011

Quite possibly will be there.
posted by WCityMike at 11:42 AM on March 12, 2011

bacon bacon bacon bacon!
posted by crush-onastick at 6:42 AM on March 14, 2011

What's in the bomb, what's in the bomb, what's in the bomb???

posted by adamdschneider at 7:39 AM on March 14, 2011

Killing me won't bring back your goddamn bacon!!!
posted by Iridic at 8:15 AM on March 14, 2011

Not the sauce, not sauce! Aaaaagggggghhhh, oh it's in my eyes! Aaaaaaaggggghhhhhh!!!!
posted by adamdschneider at 8:34 AM on March 14, 2011

*doesn't get the meme*


Really? We're doing this now?
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:54 AM on March 14, 2011

At this point, it's more a solemn tradition than a meme. Ten thousand years from now, our degenerate descendants will quote The Wicker Man while performing actual human sacrifices.
posted by Iridic at 9:03 AM on March 14, 2011

And prior to the burning itself, there will be the ceremonial punching of the priestess by the sacrificial victim, dressed in a bear costume.
posted by adamdschneider at 9:36 AM on March 14, 2011

Well, I can get behind that.

So if future generations are looking towards this thread as religious source material -- and frankly, why not? -- let me go on record as withdrawing any possible objections.

Also, bacon.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:05 AM on March 14, 2011

I'm down. I don't know if I'll be bacon-partaking, but this is less than a mile from me, and is somewhere I haven't been, so I really have no excuse for not going.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 10:51 AM on March 14, 2011

...and apparently, I need to see or look up The Wicker Man to be properly prepared for the occasion. Or at least figure out what it is.

Is it like the Pier 1 version of Burning Man?
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 10:53 AM on March 14, 2011

posted by Iridic at 11:15 AM on March 14, 2011

Well, I'll sing Heigh-Ho, but I won't dance naked.
posted by crush-onastick at 1:34 PM on March 14, 2011 [1 favorite]

I will be there, probably late. I'll eat the crumbs.
posted by lee at 1:47 PM on March 14, 2011

Hey folks - I'm going to have to pass on tonight. My grandfather died this weekend, and though I had no intention of canceling earlier today -- because, to be honest, it'd be pretty appropriate to raise a glass to Joseph McNamara at Paddy McAnywhere's -- I'm finding that the fitful sleep of the last few nights is catching up with me and I need to rest up before heading downstate tomorrow. Enjoy and eat/drink for me.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:17 PM on March 14, 2011

We'll miss you, MCMN, and we'll toast you and your grandfather. I'm sorry for your loss.
posted by crush-onastick at 4:27 PM on March 14, 2011

Our condolences, Mike. sorry for your loss.
posted by eamondaly at 5:03 PM on March 14, 2011

And to the rest of you: where the hell is everyone? I'm holding a giant table solo!
posted by eamondaly at 5:04 PM on March 14, 2011

On my way from Belmont! Running late as usual.
posted by Zaximus at 5:37 PM on March 14, 2011

Seriously, not 6:30? I would've sworn someone said 6:30. Anyway, good times!
posted by eamondaly at 8:56 PM on March 14, 2011

Also, we are DOMINATING the IRL list. Woot!
posted by eamondaly at 2:59 PM on March 16, 2011

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