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« on: October 15, 2008, 07:03:43 am »
Any of you in or around Chicago?  Would love to eat meat with others.  Because I'm a newbie, still a little nervous about trying certain varieties of meats... if I eat it with someone else, might be more comfortable taking the plunge.  Also want to exchange tips on local farmers' markets, etc. 

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Re: Chicago
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2008, 06:46:16 pm »
Keep a look at this thread to be notified of Aajonus's appearances across the US:-

http://www.rawpaleoforum.com/primal-diet/aajonus'-appearances-and-primal-potlucks/
(You could alternatively e-mail Aajonus to ask him to put you on his mailing-list so that you get such updates directly, without having to check that thread).

I've been told that there are plenty of minor, unofficial Primal Potlucks in many States such as New York,but there's no info on them online, right now. I've been informed that the best way to meet up with such local Raw Animal Foodists/Primal Dieters, is to go to 1 of the major Aajonus appearances, meet with the people there, and arrange further meetings(usually 1 person will host the others at their home,  and everyone brings their own raw foods, much like what happens with Aajonus' gatherings).
I Do remember that Aajonus visits Chicago at least once a year, most likely more often than that, as I've sometimes read Aajonus' updates re workshops in which he mentions going to Chicago.

Of course, if you ever move to the Los Angeles area, you could expect far more frequent Primal Potlucks to happen.

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Re: Chicago
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2008, 08:47:15 am »
Thanks Tyler!  I actually went to one of Aajonus' lectures recently and spoke to a couple people.  Unfortunately most people live an hour or more outside of the city, so it's not very convenient for meeting up.  Also, even though I'm only just easing my way into this way of eating, I was more experienced than a lot of people who attended.  Most hadn't eaten raw meat. 

I am part of a co-op where I can get raw milk, veggie juice, and meat on occasion.  I picked up a carpaccio from the co-op (a woman in IL sells ceviches and carpaccio in accordance with Aajonus' diet) and when someone mentioned I eat raw meat, there was a gasp from a couple people picking up their milk.  It didn't really bother me and I found it kind of amusing, but even at a raw dairy co-op I can't seem to find people who are open-minded enough to try this out. 

Ah well, I shall endure. 

Maybe I will move to the west coast  =) 


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Re: Chicago
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2008, 07:06:45 pm »
What I find amusing is when people(such as my father) have a love of smelly, aged, raw cheeses and a loathing of pasteurised cheeses, yet  they react with horror at the thought of someone like me eating fresh, raw meat - I mean, the equivalent of aged, raw cheeses is rotting(raw) meat.

1 idea I have re meetups is to suggest that members of this forum who have the right location/size of house/flat for such gatherings, should put up a notice here in the personals giving their rough location(eg:-1 hour's drive from airport or whatever), then anyone interested in a meetup could put their name down for any possible future gathering. When enough people sign up, the host/original poster could set up a date for a "RAF Potluck" and so on.

What I would, though, eventually like to see is what the raw vegans have which is raw food meetup forums for each US State plus 1 for most major countries around the world. What I find so annoying is that Aajonus has estimated that there are c.20,000 Primal Dieters in North America alone(I believe that to be a rather conservative estimate not exaggerated, given various reports I've read etc.), and yet there's no system in place for them to meet up. I get the impression that Aajonus actively discourages such gatherings as he prefers people to turn up to his workshops instead so that he gets his money.
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Re: Chicago
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2010, 05:44:13 am »
Thanks Tyler!  I actually went to one of Aajonus' lectures recently and spoke to a couple people.  Unfortunately most people live an hour or more outside of the city, so it's not very convenient for meeting up.  Also, even though I'm only just easing my way into this way of eating, I was more experienced than a lot of people who attended.  Most hadn't eaten raw meat. 

I am part of a co-op where I can get raw milk, veggie juice, and meat on occasion.  I picked up a carpaccio from the co-op (a woman in IL sells ceviches and carpaccio in accordance with Aajonus' diet) and when someone mentioned I eat raw meat, there was a gasp from a couple people picking up their milk.  It didn't really bother me and I found it kind of amusing, but even at a raw dairy co-op I can't seem to find people who are open-minded enough to try this out. 

I bought some organic raw veal at a local grocery store here in Chicago, decided to eat it with my fingers at their salad bar seating area, and was asked to leave the store by a grotesquely over-weight manager who stated that he did not wish the store to be responsible for poisoning me.  I chuckled, huffed down my raw flesh heartily, and left, but not before I gave his massive gut a once over and uttered "yeah right."  Been raw here for two years, never felt more healthier, yet never felt more paleo-alone.  Any other raw meat eaters in Chicago?????
Ah well, I shall endure. 

Maybe I will move to the west coast  =) 


Any of you in or around Chicago?  Would love to eat meat with others.  Because I'm a newbie, still a little nervous about trying certain varieties of meats... if I eat it with someone else, might be more comfortable taking the plunge.  Also want to exchange tips on local farmers' markets, etc. 
Any of you in or around Chicago?  Would love to eat meat with others.  Because I'm a newbie, still a little nervous about trying certain varieties of meats... if I eat it with someone else, might be more comfortable taking the plunge.  Also want to exchange tips on local farmers' markets, etc. 

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Re: Raw meat in Chicago
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2010, 05:55:10 am »
I had an interesting revelation recently, and haven't seen it in the posts as of yet.  As much as I love my raw flesh and organ meat, certain consistencies such as liver and brains seemed a bit, well, morbid to chew until I watched my dog eat his dinner of raw liver, chicken, and beets..  The beets he chewed with his rear teeth, and swallowed, however, the meat/organs he swallowed whole.  When it came time for me to eat, I chopped my liver into smaller slices, put them into my mouth one at a time, swished it around lightly and swallowed without the benefit of mastication.  It was tasty and filled me up with half the amount of liver I normally consumed.  I've since tried this with different organ meat and certain flesh.  Beef I love to chew because the taste is incredible.  Anyone else have this experience?

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Re: Chicago
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2010, 04:54:07 am »
I am here in Milwaukee. Not far at all. I was in Chicago a couple of weeks ago. Grass fed meat seems pretty easy to get there aye?

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Re: Chicago
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2011, 03:23:36 pm »
chicago over here!

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Re: Chicago
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2011, 11:12:49 am »
Yep, you on the north or south end?
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Re: Chicago
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2011, 11:34:22 am »
does not really matter much, chicago stinks all over

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Re: Chicago
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2011, 11:36:40 am »
does not really matter much, chicago stinks all over
Never said I like it but I live at home with my parents and am going to college here so don't have much choice.
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Re: Chicago
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2011, 11:49:56 am »
i hear you, job is the only thing that keeps me here but as soon as opportunity presents itself i'll be out of here in no time.

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Re: Chicago
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2011, 11:59:43 am »
What's bad about the place? Are you talking about the city itself or the whole metro area? There must be some nice suburbs there.
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Re: Chicago
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2011, 12:05:01 pm »
even in burbs it is too crowded, very noisy and very polluted because of traffic, so many highways, and airports.

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Re: Chicago
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2011, 12:57:29 pm »
What's bad about the place? Are you talking about the city itself or the whole metro area? There must be some nice suburbs there.
Lol I live in one of the nicest suburbs but when people have money they become ass holes for some reason. Everyone is just an unreasonable here. You ever watch how rediculous some people are like in Jersey shore? Imagine 75% of people around you being like that.
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Re: Chicago
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2011, 01:02:43 pm »
Okay not actually 75% of people but a large portion of our population.
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Re: Chicago
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2011, 01:33:22 pm »
Lol I live in one of the nicest suburbs but when people have money they become ass holes for some reason. Everyone is just an unreasonable here. You ever watch how rediculous some people are like in Jersey shore? Imagine 75% of people around you being like that.

I hate materialism too. I actually lived in an area like that. It was a wealthy suburb but the people were arrogant.
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Re: Chicago
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2012, 03:33:01 am »
I get my meat from the glenwood sunday market near morse and glenwood (off the morse redline). They have good pastured beef and lamb from two separate farms.

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Re: Chicago
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2012, 10:05:01 am »
I just moved to Bolingbrook (Chicago suburb) and would be up for meeting up with raw paleo people in the Chicago area...
"The strong white teeth sank into the raw and dripping flesh in apparent relish of the meal, but Clayton could not bring himself to share the uncooked meat with his strange host; instead he watched him, and presently there dawned upon him the conviction that this was Tarzan of the Apes....." - Edgar Rice Burroughs, 'Tarzan of the Apes'

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Re: Chicago
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2014, 08:28:39 pm »
Hi curred meat. Do u still live in Chicago?