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ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:34 pm
by millionwaves
Hey everyone! I'm going to be directing CO this year, and there are a couple of things that we need to figure out ahead of time.

Specifically, because it's very difficult to have a reasonable lunch hour without ordering food in, we need to come to a consensus on what to eat for lunch. You have to opt in to this, but keep in mind, we're only taking a certain amount of time for lunch, and it's going to be very difficult for you to do anything else, especially if you don't have access to a vehicle. In order to accommodate vegetarians, our options as a group basically boil down to those that you see in the poll above.

If we do Chipotle, we'll have order forms that you'll fill out in the morning, at which time you will pay me. That is very important.

If we do pizza of either type, I'll order a reasonable variety of pizza, divide up the bill, and add a surcharge to your registration if you opt in.

Vote in the above poll and discuss below, please!

EDIT: I forgot to mention I'm bringing Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, and bottled water with me, so that's not at issue here.

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:35 pm
by millionwaves
I'll add that I voted chipotle because I find that eating a lot of heavy pizza isn't conducive to playing 7 rounds of quizbowl after lunch.

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:44 pm
by Mechanical Beasts
I am voting cheap pizza because I am cheap and because I don't really love Chipotle's vegetarian options (compared to Qdoba's specifically, but also in general).

(I'd like to note that cheap pizza isn't quite as heavy.)

Also, we should have a runoff in case there's not a decisive winner because it's likely that the pizza camp is split by the availability of two pizza-based options.

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:48 pm
by millionwaves
Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:
Also, we should have a runoff in case there's not a decisive winner because it's likely that the pizza camp is split by the availability of two pizza-based options.
Stop screwing with my shameless election fixing, Andy Watkins.

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:31 pm
by Cheynem
Which food staple will be the Condorcet winner?

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:48 pm
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Please let there be a cycle so all of my political strategy classes matter...

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:50 pm
by naturalistic phallacy
Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:I don't really love Chipotle's vegetarian options (compared to Qdoba's specifically, but also in general).
FAIL.

Anyways, I would actually prefer something heavier since I get very hungry if I only eat a few pieces of pizza and then don't have dinner until after an exhausting day of quizbowl.

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:32 am
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
Many places that sell heavy deep-dish pizza also sell lighter, thin-crust pizza.

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:36 am
by marnold
You should confirm that Giordano's is actually a viable option - they were closed for remodeling when I left Hyde Park at the beginning of June, and I think I remember a sign saying they won't reopen until August. I say that because the alternate Chicago-style place is Edwardo's and that shit is fucking disgusting.

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:51 am
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
marnold wrote:You should confirm that Giordano's is actually a viable option - they were closed for remodeling when I left Hyde Park at the beginning of June, and I think I remember a sign saying they won't reopen until August. I say that because the alternate Chicago-style place is Edwardo's and that shit is fucking disgusting.
We notably had neither of those at CO last year.

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:53 am
by Auroni
Vote for Chipotle, folks!

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:03 am
by Mechanical Beasts
Censorship in Burma wrote:Vote for Chipotle, folks!
perhaps i will quit your quizbowl team then?

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:08 am
by Mike Bentley
Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:
Censorship in Burma wrote:Vote for Chipotle, folks!
perhaps i will quit your quizbowl team then?
Chipotle has pretty good veggie burritos in my opinion.

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:57 am
by Mechanical Beasts
I agree they're pretty good; I'm just saying that Qdoba's, for example, are better and, more importantly, vegetarian-acceptable pizza is better than vegetarian-acceptable Chipotle.

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:02 am
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
millionwaves wrote:EDIT: I forgot to mention I'm bringing Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, and bottled water with me, so that's not at issue here.
I approve of this Diet Coke thing in a huge way.

EDIT: When does the vote end, by the way?

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:24 am
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
There is literally nothing Qdoba produces that is better than an item at Chipotle.

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:37 am
by BGSO
Food isn't a huge deal for me. But are we inferring that a chipotle burrito is that much lighter thab 3-4 slices of a deep dish pizza?

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:17 am
by Auks Ran Ova
Mughal architecture wrote:Food isn't a huge deal for me. But are we inferring that a chipotle burrito is that much lighter thab 3-4 slices of a deep dish pizza?
The idea of eating 3-4 slices of deep dish pizza is sickening.

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:52 am
by dtaylor4
Ukonvasara wrote:
Mughal architecture wrote:Food isn't a huge deal for me. But are we inferring that a chipotle burrito is that much lighter thab 3-4 slices of a deep dish pizza?
The idea of eating 3-4 slices of deep dish pizza is sickening.
Then you did not see me during CO last year.

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:04 am
by Mechanical Beasts
dtaylor4 wrote:
Ukonvasara wrote:
Mughal architecture wrote:Food isn't a huge deal for me. But are we inferring that a chipotle burrito is that much lighter thab 3-4 slices of a deep dish pizza?
The idea of eating 3-4 slices of deep dish pizza is sickening.
Then you did not see me during CO last year.
Or you sicken him.

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:20 am
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Ukonvasara wrote:
Mughal architecture wrote:Food isn't a huge deal for me. But are we inferring that a chipotle burrito is that much lighter thab 3-4 slices of a deep dish pizza?
The idea of eating 3-4 slices of deep dish pizza is sickening.
You're a lightweight, Rob Carson, and I personally find it pathetic.

Please not to ban for my ad hominem attack.

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:53 am
by setht
Giordano's will almost certainly not be open by the time of CO. There are a couple other restaurants in Hyde Park that serve deep dish pizza, but I'm not sure they all deliver. Pizza Capri does deliver, and does thin crust and deep dish pizza; I think Pizza Capri is about $1-2 per person more expensive than Giordano's.

It looks like the nearest Chipotle is ~6 miles from Hyde Park (same for Qdoba). If they deliver that far or if we know we're going to have extra staff with enough car space and enough time to deal with traffic I guess this is a viable option.

If we're looking only at Hyde Park options, there are some sandwich places (e.g. Potbelly), some Thai places, and at least one Middle Eastern place that deliver and can handle large catering orders given sufficient notice.

We should keep in mind that whatever we do, we need to clean up after ourselves. Some of the options (e.g. Potbelly, which puts all the condiments on the side for large orders) will be much messier than others.

-Seth

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:22 am
by Susan
To add to what Seth said, the pizza that we did last year was Lou Malnati's, which is not in Hyde Park but will deliver.

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:31 pm
by Geringer
Ukonvasara wrote: The idea of eating 3-4 slices of deep dish pizza might be the best idea I've heard all week and should be brought to fruition whenever possible.
EDIT: Lou Malnati's is very good, might I add, and is an acceptable substitute for Giordano's.

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:52 pm
by DumbJaques
I'm quite intrigued by the Middle Eastern place, but see no problem with doing deep dish again. As long as there's plasticware aplenty, that is - eating Lou Malnati's sans fork off of a napkin was not my favorite Chicago Open experience.

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:09 pm
by Mr. Kwalter
Crossposted from the CO thread:

Hey all,

I have made a reservation at Alinea Friday night (the 24th) at 9:30 for four people, and there are currently two available seats at the table. We're scheduled to do the tasting menu, not the tour, so the cost will be approximately $145/person (though if enough people want to drop the $225 I wouldn't be averse; when in rome...). There is a dress code as well. If you're interested please email me at ekwartler at gmail dot com. If I actually get more than two emails I can see about expanding the reservation.

EK

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:54 am
by Susan
You really, really ought to stop for a drink at The Violet Hour before going to Alinea.

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:19 pm
by millionwaves
Lou Malnati's pizza has won the vote! After some research, the lunch cost for people is going to be eight dollars, due at tournament registration. That will cover your pizza and access to the soda and water that I'm bringing with me.

You will have forty-five minutes to eat lunch, which will happen after Round 8 (a little more than halfway through the tournament.) If you think you'll want to eat a snack to stave off your hunger or keep your energy up before then, I suggest you bring one with you. Harper doesn't have vending machines, unfortunately, although there is a nearby building that will be unlocked which has vending machines in the basement (Stuart).

Forty-five minutes is probably enough time to go somewhere, pick up food, and bring it back with you, if you're not inclined to eat Lou Malnati's. If you are, however, you can sign up by visiting this link:

http://brackets.quizbowlpackets.com/

clicking on CO, and clicking on your name. Clicking on your name definitely means that you're giving me $8; please be aware of that.

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:29 pm
by DumbJaques
So have you settled on a schedule format, then? What's going down?