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Offline pythonic

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Unable to find anymore Lou's tomatoes
« on: April 29, 2012, 11:54:06 PM »
Been to 3 different restaurants and nobody has them anymore.  Are they available for purchase online only now?
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Re: Unable to find anymore Lou's tomatoes
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012, 12:07:17 AM »
Been to 3 different restaurants and nobody has them anymore.  Are they available for purchase online only now?

I don't think you can order those cans, or at least the Lou-to-Go site doesn't list them:
http://www.tastesofchicago.com/category/Lou_Malnatis_Pizza

I think I still have a can in my pantry, but I wasn't thrilled with them.
They came in a "random cut" which was way too random for me.
 I actually like the taste of Muir Glen Crushed (w/basil) better.

Have you tried the carry-out stores?
It's been a while since I picked up some of those cans out in the Schaumburg carry-out shop on Barrington Rd.
Maybe give them a call and ask them if they're still selling them.
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Re: Unable to find anymore Lou's tomatoes
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012, 12:49:37 PM »
I tried two carry out stores in Bolingbrook and plainfield.  I also tried the Naperville dine in one but had no success either.
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Re: Unable to find anymore Lou's tomatoes
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2012, 08:41:06 AM »
In a way that surprises me.  I got some late last summer from the restaurant in Chicago on Lincoln Ave. (not the one in Lincolnwood).  But what surprised me afterwards was that they had the same expiration date as the ones I purchased a year earlier!  I heard that they had some old inventory and were having a lot of complaints about selling products on the verge of being expired.

I still have a few cans and do consider them the best as they replicate the exact sauce flavor from a pizza pie that you get in their restaurants.  But the Muir Glen w. basil and a number of other crushed tomato brands are excellent, too.

I would call them and try to talk them into sending you some unexpired cans.  Can't hurt to try.  Also try to buy some of their pizza dough.  I'm not sure if they are still selling it, but all businesses are trying to get new avenues of sales and I would think this one would be a winner for them to sell products to parts of the country that they normally don't do business in.  If push comes to shove, insist on talking to Marc Malnati and he'll help you out (generally at the Lincolnwood restaurant . . . or on the beach in Florida).   :-D

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Re: Unable to find anymore Lou's tomatoes
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2012, 06:59:20 PM »
Do we have an email for Marc malnatis?  I really need to get some more of these cans because they are the best tomatoes in my opinion.

BTB,

For the muir glen tomatoes are you talking about the whole peeled ones?  I'm also wondering how well the nina Italian plum tomatoes would work too.
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