Curious stuff happens after being outed in the Chicago Tribune. People you haven't heard for while come out of the woodwork ... of course I seeded the response by copying the article and e-mailing to everyone and their brother! Isn't a lady only supposed to be in the press for her birth announcement, debutante ball, wedding announcement followed years later by a modest obituary. Oh well, I guess I'm not a lady by those refined terms.
Yesterday, out of the blue my Master Gardner friend Terri from Lee County sees the article in the Trib and sends the following tip from her very local paper:
Kaiserhof Annual Jagerfest
Wild Game Feed
Feb. 8, 2004 12pm-8pm
170 West Main
All you can eat
She lives in the vicinity of Dixon and commented this is about 45 miles south of Dixon. Terri has heard all my food exploring stories and reminded me of the Turkey Testicle Festival (say THAT 3X) ... which I reported on last Fall.
Some years ago, my Mom read in a very local paper of a Wild Game Dinner. She called to make reservations for two, then jumped into the car to collect the tickets in Deerfield. As the guy was handing her the tickets he commented, "We usually don't get the wives buying these tickets for their husband." "Oh, these are for my daughter and I." Quickly, he handed her the money back and said the wild game party was men-only and on par with a STAG party. (We can be so nieve sometimes. We're thinking venison, they're thinking ... oh never mind).
Bertucci's in Highwood occasionally sponsors a wild game dinner which really sells wild game. Pheasant, venison, buffalo, ect. It usually costs around $20 for all you can eat wild game dinner. It is usually on a weeknight and very well attended ... though I keep having conflicts whenever it occurs.
246 Green Bay Rd.
I gotta get hold of my downstate friend for her list of pig snout sandwiches ... Will wonders ever cease?