TDIFest 2005 coming to WI

cawfebug

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I would like to make this my first TDI Fest!

Madison WI is a great town!
Yes, the traffic around Chicago is horrible. I have heard the Ferry is a nice way around if you don't have a problem w/ motion sickness (boats - if weather is bad).
 

AUMikeT

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Alright! I went to undergrad at Marquette (Milwaukee for those of you not from around the midwest). Sounds like a great excuse to drive back up north!

My wife and I will be two of those PITA vegetarians. Do you know they ahve Vegie Brats? Not the same, but surprisingly good for those of us who have adapted to tofu. I have some in the fridge, think I'll go make one now....

Looking forward to it!

Milwaukee is very fun. Two good breweries there (besides Miller): Lakefront (http://www.lakefrontbrewery.com/) and Sprecher (http://www.sprecherbrewery.com/) both with EXCELLENT beers.
 

Davin

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Listen to mike when he speaks of beer. Trust me!

Gonna get some colby-jack while you're up there, mike?

As for me, this is probably another TDIFest that I'm going to miss.
2000 miles is a little far to drive!
 

paramedick

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I am going to try like the devil to make it to this TDI Fest, even if I have to show in a classic MB diesel.
C'mon up Walt! Bring Linda with you. I promise we won't point too many fingers atcha.
 

jasonTDI

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Thank god for the quick close key feature on the windows and the roof!
 

Old Navy

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None now, .
Hummm, looks I need to get to work on modification to my Boom Box Jammer.
I can see it now, masses of VW's suddenly immobilized in WI by some strange unknown force.


No electronic's to worry about failing in a W123 series MB.
 

TDI_Convert

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"No electronic's to worry about failing in a W123 series MB. "

True, but you know how nature abhors a vaccum!


Ya mean you haven't sold that Jetta yet???? Did you finally finish all the KK's?
 

Old Navy

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None now, .
True, but you know how nature abhors a vaccum!
<font color="red"> Not true the universe is 99.9% vacuum. </font>

Ya mean you haven't sold that Jetta yet???? <font color="red">Nope, but it may go on the block before long. </font> Did you finally finish all the KK's? <font color="red"> Nope, just took another batch out of the freezer. </font>
 

ikendu

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...vegetarians. Do you know they have Vegie Brats?
Both my wife and I have been strict vegetarians for 20 years now. Some kind of veggie option would be great!

We especially like the "Lumens Foods" meat-like medallions made in a BBQ sauce. They are so meat like...some vegetarians won't eat them! I've brought a crock pot of BBQ Lumens to department pot lucks before and had a good time asking people to guess what they are made of.

Beef? nooo....
Pork? nooo....
Chicken? nooo....

Most folks are highly surprised to find out it is a vegetarian meat-like subsitute!
Heartline Meatless Meats (Lumens Foods)

We also really enjoy the Boca meatless Brats and Smoked Sausages.
Boca Meatless Sausages

If you've thought that veggie "meats" couldn't possibly be much like the "real thing", stop by a Denney's or a Benegin's and order their Boca burger...highly surprising!
 

Ghoulie

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LoL!!! Who you kidding? I've been cooking for 25 plus years & yes you can tell the difference. But I must admit the Boca/Lumen food items come as close to "Veggie-Beef" like flavor on the market!!! I cooked for Dr. Dean Ornish's Heart/Cancer programs in the SFBA & a lot of people attending would say "hey, where's the beef?!?" Huge adjustment!!! No poultry/seafood/beef/dairy, ugh!!!

I use edame as one of my main veggies in my restaurant, due to the high protein factor!!!

Curious question, since you're a veggie can you eat from the same BBQ that red meat/poultry/seafood has been cooked on? I've had major discussions w/true veggies/vegans over the years & it's 50/50?
 

bluenb1

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Note to self: Print for future reference...like TONIGHT

Might have to start crossing off names on the list though? Names that have been visited personally by myself.

For those of you that are coming to the 2005 TDIFest and enjoy a tasty barley pop now and then...there are some local microbreweries within a 15 minute drive from where the fest will be located. Whitewater, Middleton and Lake Mills are all a very short drive. Keep in mind, this area IS the beer capital of the WORLD! If you get out and about while here...be sure and partake in some of the tasty local brews.

Thanks for the list Jason...
 

jettafock

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Hey since my computer sux and I can read the proposal I dont know if my question was answer in it. My question is: Are you guys getting any support from the local VW dealers for the fest?
 

ikendu

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...you can tell the difference.
Yup. You can tell. Although, for the uninitiated, I still recommend they order one from Denney's or Bennigan's...be surprised how close "close" is.

...can you eat from the same BBQ that red meat/poultry/seafood has been cooked on?
I personally prefer not too...but will if needed. I'm a vegetarian for health reasons so a tiny amount of "contamination" won't kill me, but I try to be as strict as is possible. Other vegetarians are in it for a more "religious" reason and will tolerate NO contamination.
 

Ghoulie

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...you can tell the difference.
Yup. You can tell. Although, for the uninitiated, I still recommend they order one from Denney's or Bennigan's...be surprised how close "close" is.

...can you eat from the same BBQ that red meat/poultry/seafood has been cooked on?
I personally prefer not too...but will if needed. I'm a vegetarian for health reasons so a tiny amount of "contamination" won't kill me, but I try to be as strict as is possible. Other vegetarians are in it for a more "religious" reason and will tolerate NO contamination.
ikendu;
So, you're what we in the Culinary world consider a "COOL" veggie!!! Argh, the "Religious Vegans"?!?!?
 

MiksTDI

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Jeff & Ed,
Have you guys had any props for Waste Vegetable Oil system companies or Vendors contributing or at least discuss and show off some things with stickers and literature?

I ask because you know I have installed the "Grease Car" System in my car...along with a ton of other stuff, but I can look into 2 companies I know of that provide the WVO kits and see what they can provide and use my car to show off the system...
and answer some questions. The 2 companies are "Grease Car" and "Greasel". Each have kits for the VW's and differ slightly for better or worse.

Oh yeah, Lily was born Dec 4th, with no complications. Mom and daughter are doing Great!!
 

eschady

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Have you guys had any props for Waste Vegetable Oil system companies or Vendors contributing or at least discuss and show off some things with stickers and literature?
Matt, no we don't have anything lined up yet. I have not yet identified one key individual to line up the biodiesel portion of the fest. I'd like to see some WVO involvement as well. Feel free to line something up. Let me know if you need any info from me. We do have Marc doing some lecturing on home biodiesel production lined up. We should also have B20/B100 for sale at the Fest, but nothing is lined up yet.

E
 

ivyTDI

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I can't wait! I didn't go to a lot of shows last year, but I'm hoping to make it out to TDIFest this year. It sounds great!
 

BLUBYU

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Foodstuffs.

What say you all for the BBQ? I need to get an idea whatt people want.

Pigroast?
Burgers?
Of course there will be Johnsonville Brats.
Hot dogs?
Chicken?

Other stuff for the fish eaters and vegitarians can be brought by you I suppose and we can "accommidate".

TIA
Not to sound too much like a Texan, but how can you have a BBQ without briskets? Spare ribs would be good too. I am going to try and make this my FirstFest.

Mark
better bring some rudy's brisket from down there. i know how good that stuff is and it will be missed if someone from tx comes without it
 

jettafock

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Well it looks like I am running into a big dilema for the last day of the fest. I just found out that a good friend of mine from back home (Milwaukee) is getting married on that Sunday. What should I do? Most of me says skip the wedding and enjoy the banquet. But I can't do that to her. So this really freakin sux.
Dan
 
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