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Tuesday, Sep 15, 2020

* Our greatly missed friend is covering the presidential campaign for Business Insider, but she recently returned to Chicago to pick up a few things…


* The Question: What would you pack? Remember to not exceed 50 pounds.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

26 Comments »
  1. - Merica - Tuesday, Sep 15, 20 @ 2:06 pm:

    gummies and a frozen lou


  2. - Angry Republican - Tuesday, Sep 15, 20 @ 2:08 pm:

    40 pounds of Portillo’s Italian beef and 10 pounds of Vienna Beef hot dogs.


  3. - Nieva - Tuesday, Sep 15, 20 @ 2:10 pm:

    Martha White Hushpuppy Mix, Johnsons Barbeque sauce, And a couple of cases of Stag Beer.


  4. - Cheryl44 - Tuesday, Sep 15, 20 @ 2:19 pm:

    An Atomic Cake. It wouldn’t weigh 50 lbs on its own, but the package to keep it together might.


  5. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Sep 15, 20 @ 2:29 pm:

    Large bag of homegrown tomatoes from my buddy Tony. Jar of local honey from Chef Mike at Maldaner’s. Illini Super Sweet corn. Not very heavy, but bulky enough to fill a large suitcase.


  6. - Hopping to never leave Chgo - Tuesday, Sep 15, 20 @ 2:30 pm:

    @Angry Republican - Perfect, only thing left is for a quick return to Chicago.


  7. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Sep 15, 20 @ 2:33 pm:

    * Johnnie’s beef

    * Italian Bread

    * Sweet AND hot peppers

    * Johnnie’s charred sausage

    * Beef juice

    I can go beefs, beefs sweet, beefs hot, beefs both, and combos.

    “Easy question”


  8. - Gooner - Tuesday, Sep 15, 20 @ 2:35 pm:

    Wife, kids, dogs.
    Beyond that, I’m good to go.

    There really isn’t much other than the obvious (clothes, computer, etc) that I would want to bring,, Most of the stuff I love here can be shipped


  9. - Socially DIstant Watcher - Tuesday, Sep 15, 20 @ 2:43 pm:

    My tapes of Daley 1 and Daley 2’s garbled syntax in public speeches. That’s 50 lbs right there.


  10. - Cool Papa Bell - Tuesday, Sep 15, 20 @ 2:53 pm:

    Food wise?

    Five pounds of Al’s Beef. Few loaves of Fazio bread. Couple of Aurelios pizzas. Gallon of Chili from Dublin Pub. Couple of growers of LieferBrau beer. Fannie May mint meltaways.


  11. - Frank talks - Tuesday, Sep 15, 20 @ 3:06 pm:

    2 deep dish Lou Malnottis that may be 50lbs right there.


  12. - Anyone Remember - Tuesday, Sep 15, 20 @ 3:14 pm:

    If it is a “good” year, Sweet Corn. If not, Reisch Beer. If a genie is granting wishes, 50 pounds of what Big Bill Thompson had in his safety deposit boxes upon his death in 1944.


  13. - Huh? - Tuesday, Sep 15, 20 @ 3:21 pm:

    Whiskey


  14. - Mr. Green Genes - Tuesday, Sep 15, 20 @ 3:23 pm:

    Tortillas from El Milagro and Italian bread from D’Amatos.


  15. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Sep 15, 20 @ 3:26 pm:

    Tom Demmer’s ambition, if it’ll fit.


  16. - Club J - Tuesday, Sep 15, 20 @ 3:32 pm:

    I’d take two dozen ears of Keller’s sweet corn from Collinsville.
    Two pounds of cheese sauce and four half baked pepperoni pizzas from The Home Plate.
    Top it off with two Growlers of Wee Heavenly from Hand of Fate. I may have a few pounds left but I’ll need to pack everything well for the trip.


  17. - pool boy - Tuesday, Sep 15, 20 @ 3:35 pm:

    50 pounds of cannoli’s from Oswego Willy.


  18. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Sep 15, 20 @ 3:41 pm:

    === 50 pounds of cannolis===

    … if I can spare it, it’s yours.

    “I’ll get you name and information off air from the producers”


  19. - Chatham Resident - Tuesday, Sep 15, 20 @ 3:43 pm:

    ==50 pounds of what Big Bill Thompson had in his safety deposit boxes upon his death in 1944.==

    And/or 50 pounds of what Paul Powell had in his shoeboxes upon his death 26 years later.


  20. - SouthSide Markie - Tuesday, Sep 15, 20 @ 4:33 pm:

    A pan of eggplant parm from Tufano’s Vernon Park Tap. 10# of beef from Al’s. Some Italian Ice from Mario’s on Taylor Street. A dozen slices of Margarita pizza from Pompei. And a case of Lagunitias Lil Sumpin. If necessary, will eat whatever I have to on the way to the airport to get it down to 50#.


  21. - Chicagonk - Tuesday, Sep 15, 20 @ 4:41 pm:

    - Boetje’s mustard
    - Muffaletta mix from JP Graziano
    - Kitchen Cooked Potato Chips
    - Garrett’s Chicago Mix popcorn
    - Whitey’s Ice Cream


  22. - Old Man - Tuesday, Sep 15, 20 @ 4:50 pm:

    A case of Malort and as much Old Style that gets me to fifty.


  23. - SOIL M - Tuesday, Sep 15, 20 @ 5:05 pm:

    Going to DC would require 50 lbs of Chill Pills. Not sure they would make it through screening though.


  24. - TaxTheMemes - Tuesday, Sep 15, 20 @ 5:25 pm:

    50 lbs of Illinois soil to spread out on my bed and feel at home. TSA inspector was NOT happy


  25. - West Side the Best Side - Tuesday, Sep 15, 20 @ 6:14 pm:

    Mr. Green Genes - Whenever I visit my son in Vermont I always pack El Milagro tortillas for him. And TSA always inspects them.


  26. - snowman1961 - Tuesday, Sep 15, 20 @ 6:23 pm:

    Spotted Cow, Al’s beef with buns, Illinois sweet corn, Quonset Hut Pizza (Waukegan) and Vienna Beef hot dogs.


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