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MartyG

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Whoops, another Chicago meetup happened today!
« on: July 21, 2013, 04:14:50 PM »
What started as lunch for a couple of us to exchange a few things turned into a real nice afternoon at the Lombard Weber Grill for five. More pics to come, but here's a tease:



And the display grills did not disappoint:



We were able to spend time with the Executive Chef (Jason) who took us out back for a look at the mobile ranch wagon. (that's it in the first pic)  Three very old ranch kettles, they use for catered events etc. He mentioned  they intend to replace the whole works with new stuff this year. Guess who asked what they plan to do with the old ones?  ;D

Good food, good beer, and good company. (One of the kettles exchanged was NOT good however - another tease)

Big B

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Re: Whoops, another Chicago meetup happened today!
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2013, 04:47:56 PM »
Awesome,
Marty and the boys, hanging out with some Webers again
Sign me up for, 1, very used ranch kettle.....lol........or the whole cart is fine

Brent

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MartyG

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Re: Whoops, another Chicago meetup happened today!
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2013, 04:57:45 PM »
More fun...






More pics on my Flickr page here:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/32306142@N07/sets/72157634742139134/

kendoll

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Re: Whoops, another Chicago meetup happened today!
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2013, 05:05:55 PM »
More fun...


Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....OMG!

Ken
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Craig

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Re: Whoops, another Chicago meetup happened today!
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2013, 05:36:58 PM »
Very cool! That Westerner almost looks more like a Chestnut Copperton...  :)
 
Cant wait to see more!

G$

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Re: Whoops, another Chicago meetup happened today!
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2013, 05:43:55 PM »
Very cool indeed.  And Craig, I had the same exact thought!

Craig

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Re: Whoops, another Chicago meetup happened today!
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2013, 05:44:55 PM »
I'm diggin' that crazed 22.  8)

HankB

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Re: Whoops, another Chicago meetup happened today!
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2013, 05:54:29 PM »
Nice! Wish I had not been out of town.

What's the story with that trailer?
kettles, smokers...

Thin Blue Smoke

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Re: Whoops, another Chicago meetup happened today!
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2013, 06:02:43 PM »
Man, I missed out. I guess I better get something worth trading with you all! I have never been to that Weber Grill location but after seeing those pics, I will have to make the trip sometime!

MartyG

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Re: Whoops, another Chicago meetup happened today!
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2013, 06:07:46 PM »
No steer head on what they called the Westerner, so we're pretty sure it was not the Westerner we all know of.  Interesting wheels on the crazed-finshed kettle huh? The catering cart has seen better days, and I'm anxious to see what is replacing it. Jason was saying it will house complete Ranch kettles that they can take off the cart and move around. That yellow in the picture was touched up on the bottom. The color is not a perfect match. The one they call the Custom is likely a "Traveler" we think. (I believe that's what someone there said - right?)

I even asked the manager if we could get a closer look at those kettles in the bar because they were high on a shelf, but no dice this time. (No patch for you!) Jason was real friendly, so I gave him a patch and made him an honorary member. He said he'd check us out on line sometime.


G$

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Re: Whoops, another Chicago meetup happened today!
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2013, 06:11:22 PM »
Right marty. I knew what they called the custom was Not the custom.  The crazed one is a custom (right?) I had not noticed it had no wheels, and yes, i think you are correct that the it is called the traveller.
« Last Edit: July 21, 2013, 06:13:04 PM by G$ »

LightningBoldtz

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Re: Whoops, another Chicago meetup happened today!
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2013, 07:24:03 PM »
I know who everyone is except the guy in the Nike shirt, who is that?
I am not a collector, but I do have a small collection.
"You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want"
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Duke

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Re: Whoops, another Chicago meetup happened today!
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2013, 09:16:11 PM »
Excellent pictures and it obviously was a great time! Those kettles could use a little TLC from the WKC. How cool would it be to have that trailer for comps? Man do I want an old ranch! :o


zavod44

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Re: Whoops, another Chicago meetup happened today!
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2013, 09:20:27 PM »
Nike shirt...Terry....AKA Landgraft......
Vintage Weber Grill raconteur and bon vivant.....and definitely Sir Agent X