Friday, November 27, 2009

Frame 15 Clue 2 - DHARMA Sandwich 98

As promised in the first purchaser letter a new clue is given after Thanksgiving, it is a DHARMA logo with a sandwich in it.


The only thing that springs to mind immediately is the Dharama Buns Sandwich Co. in Lowell, Massachusetts.

The other possibility that has cropped up a couple of times, and fits in with the 44 clue is
Grill 44
in New York.

The Unsomnambulist has told us that another potential reveal location is The 44th Ward, the self proclaimed grilled cheese funhouse in Chicago. Their Twitter site was updated a couple of days ago to say Pete Wentz would be dining there, and as we know Pete has been involved in the project before.



Thanks to Jason for being the first to notify us via email.

98 comments:

mrtibbs said...

Grilled Sandwich - http://44grillnyc.com

lostie said...

Nice, Mr Tibbs

JPL said...

Tasty! And I'm not talking about the turkey from yesterday.

Zort - know we mentioned this during podcast, but I really think that you should be checking over your shoulder... there seems to be a certain polar bear watching your every move. 4:15am on East Coast - 1:15am on West Coast. Does the DCAAPB crew ever sleep? :)

It's a stretch, but there is a Bistro in Perth, Australia - 44 King Street located at 44 King Street.

Martyn said...

Wow, Tyson listened to me!

Someone posted that yesterday and when I saw the clue, thought it's prob going to be that.

Shame, I liked austrailia more.

ChrisL said...

Another NY reveal? Doesn't seem very adventurous. Looking like a Sunday or Monday reveal do we think?

Just arrived at the office and stuff to do. Will check back in a while.

The Kharma Initiative said...

That be a grilled cheese sandwich by the looks of it.

Cosmically Yours

JPL said...

Just noticed the reference to Dharma Buns Sandwich on front page. Holy ARG's!!!!

Never knew about the place (and I'm 45 minutes away). If this is the location of reveal, I'm so there!!!!

The Unsomnambulist said...

My money is on the 44th Ward Dinner Party restaurant in Chicago, IL... which bills itself as a "grilled cheese funhouse."

Thus the yellow/orange in the #44.

http://www.the44thward.com/

ObFuSc8 said...

Good early hours of the morn' ARGers!

Happy Black Friday...err if you could say that!

grill44NYC is Indian and Pakistani food, so again, I don't think that's it.

JPL -- I to thought DHARMA Buns as soon as I saw the clue!!

44thw ard huh, would love a CHI reveal...

lostie said...

*Sighs* I was so looking forward for it to be in Australia. I mean... Where did Oceanic 816 come from? AUSTRALIA!

ObFuSc8 said...

I have yet to go back and catch up on previous comments, but lostie -- have se had anything that definitely says it ISN'T Australia?

ObFuSc8 said...

Vegemite sandwich??!!

JPL said...

@lostie - wouldn't rule Australia out just yet. The guesses so far are all great and could be any of these locations (or none of them). :)

3rd clue should hopefully bring us closer to where the reveal will take place.

Although I'd love for Dharma Buns... the King Street Bistro in Australia has a lot of references to "44" (name, address, and latitude).

ObFuSc8 said...

I found this: Maize and Blue Deli. It's a deli in Ann Arbor Michigan. But have no idea what 44 would have to do with it, unless it's a player. While the 44th parallel north runs through Michigan, I don't know if it runs through Ann Arbor.

Wyoming is the 44th state, but beyond that I think I need a nap!

ObFuSc8 said...

Maize and Blue Deli -- menu order #44 is a Triple Play Sandwich?

Zort70 said...

From the Maize and Blue Deli menu -
44. TRIPLE PLAY REUBEN.........9.25 Cornedbeef,pastrami,Switzerland Swiss Jarlsberg cheese,sauerkraut and Russian dressing on grilled sourdough rye

Zort70 said...

Great minds ObFuSc8 :-)

The Unsomnambulist said...

Hate to repeat myself, but I'm 100% certain this is it:

The 44th Ward Dinner Party restaurant in Chicago, IL.

44 is in its name.
It's tagline is "The Grilled Cheese funhouse."

http://www.the44thward.com/

ObFuSc8 said...

Yes...and a bit of telepathy perhaps ;)

The Unsomnambulist said...

Also, the yellow in 44 has a cheesy tint to it...

JPL said...

Let's see if DCAAPB serves us up another clue for lunch today. Even with all the turkey yesterday, I could still go for another slice of clue pie.

ObFuSc8 said...

The Unsomnambulist -- Again would LOVE a CHI reveal, but where does the gold color to the font for the "44" fit with 44th Ward Dinner Party restaurant? Or are you saying that just refers cheese?

ObFuSc8 said...

The Unsomnambulist -- sorry, I posted that question before I refreshed.

The Unsomnambulist said...

Also, the 44th Ward Restaurant has a club night w/ DJs on Saturdays... nail in the coffin.

(yes on the gold/yellow as cheese, ObFuSc8 (and didn't notice your original nod, apologies!))

The Unsomnambulist said...

And as if you need further evidence that the 44th Ward will be the next reveal location, on their Twitter feed from a couple days ago:

".... our good friend Pete Wentz will be dining with us this evening. Come get in on the action around 9:45p!"

Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy.
https://twitter.com/44thWard

JPL said...

@Unsomnambulist - Wow, that is some serious sleuthing on your part. Nice job. You're out on the West Coast... still celebrating Thanksgiving at 3am? :)

ObFuSc8 said...

Was just googling and saw this: The 44th Ward Dinner Party (a.k.a "The Ward") is a grilled cheese-focused eatery with late-night hours and music curated by DJ White Shadow Paul Blair. A handful of guys from Angels & Kings are behind the concept, including LBC owner Stephen Westman partnering with Nicholas Scimeca and Jason Merz. , thanks to the design help of Matt Eisler and Kevin Heisner (Bar DeVille, Empire Liquors).

Angels and Kings (CHI) is a newish bar in River North, part owned by FOB's Pete Wentz.

Brought to you by Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz and partners Matt Eisler (Empire Liquors, Bar DeVille) and Stephen Westman (The 44th Ward Dinner Party)—plus celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton—Angels & Kings brings a gritty rock 'n' roll edge to River North

Zort70 said...

I've updated the main page with the 44th Ward info.

ObFuSc8 said...

I guess I'm there if it turns out to be The 44th Ward Dinner Party!

Ellen said...

wow...great sleuthing guys!
xxoo

Amy Lynn said...

Tricky

ObFuSc8 said...

Quick reminder...Last chance to sign up for the Frame 14 Swag (Castaway Getaways Folder) Raffle style give away is 11:59 PM tonight.

LINK to thread at STV

Lisa said...

and of course, right when we go to bed, another clue. Just as it always happens !

ObFuSc8 said...

The 11:59 end time for the Frame 14 Swag give away is Central time.

organic_herbal said...

It's gotta be that Chicago place...great job, guys! The use of "grilling" makes it clear as day from the last 1st purchaser letter

slightlyaddicted said...

IF it is The 44th Ward Dinner Party, I plan on attending as long as it's not before 9 PM on Monday or Wednesday. I've never been there, but it looks like I'm only 15 miles away

jdcurtis said...

DO you think there is any chance of a reveal this weekend? A reveal this weekend would keep them on schedule.

Attorney Greg said...

Agree - 44th Ward. Nice job Uns_____ (really I can't remember how to spell that)

Crushproof said...

Can't wait for this one!!!!!! I have been hoping for a CHI reveal for the longest. Plus, Grilled Cheese? I am stoked and I only live about 8 blocks away!!! I could go , get some swag, eat a bunch and walk off the calories on the way home!!! Total win!!!

Crushproof said...

Can't wait for this one!!!!!! I have been hoping for a CHI reveal for the longest. Plus, Grilled Cheese? I am stoked and I only live about 8 blocks away!!! I could go , get some swag, eat a bunch and walk off the calories on the way home!!! Total win!!!

John said...

Great job, it looks like Chicago is the place. Hope it holds til Sunday so I have access to a faster connection. Love the DHARMA Sandwich.

@Zort Don't worry, your DHARMA Polo is still my favorite!

Sam G said...

email

Zort70 said...

John, yes it looks like they are taking a leaf out of my book in creating reveal based DHARMA logo's.

Sayid'sgirl said...

Well they're closed on Tuesday, so if this is the place the reveal won't be then.

Getting There
Parking: Paid Lot and Street Parking Difficult. Paid Lot: On Halsted Street. Public Transportation: CTA Bus: Halsted. Wheelchair Access: No
The Basics
Hours: 5:30-11 p.m. Sunday and Monday; closed Tuesday; 5:30-11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday; 5:30 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday

LotteryTicket said...

Holy Grilled Cheese! Ob_, one question. Do you ever sleep? How certain are we? Can I see a show of hands? :O I'll start collecting Twitter names but will hold on posting until Tyson sends the official invite. BTW, walked by this place while in Chicago for ZapIt2Lost gathering in September! Great LOST fans within a block of 44th Ward. So "should I stay, or should I go?"

Sayid'sgirl said...

Also if this is the place it looks like it will be an evening or night time reveal.

Chicago is central time. One hour earlier than Eastern.

Sayid'sgirl said...

Once we closer to being sure this is the place, here's the phone number for those who like to make calls. :)

Neighborhood: Lakeview
3542 N. Halsted Street
(between Brompton Ave & Addison St)
Chicago, IL 60657

(773) 857-2911

Zort70 said...

Dennis has posted a new Sneak Peak on the main blog, but keep the clue talk in this post for the moment.

Also the other good news is that the clips are now available in countries outside of the US.

ChrisL said...

Sayid'sgirl, you are so on it! Nice one :-)

mungonna said...

oooowwww...a URL of cheez wiz sprayed on a sandwich!

Sayid'sgirl said...

Thanks ChrisL

Now that the LostARGs has gotten back to a community feel again ( it was a little hairy there for a few weeks) I'm enjoying hanging around here again. :)

ChrisL said...

Sayid'sgirl, Zort removing the Anon's was a good call. Made a difference.

Ellen said...

"Grilling" --- LOL. I wondered about that in the first purchaser letter and now we know! I'm still in North Carolina, heading back to Maryland in the morning. Have laptop, will travel!

ChrisL said...

Travel safely Ellen.

mungonna said...

Pumpkin Pie..ya just gotta go if its possible . A cheese sandwich nite club..is sooo out there..It'd be great to see it thru your eyes.

lora said...

Chicago! Lakeview neighborhood! My old stomping grounds! I grew up less than a mile from there.

I moved to Virginia from the Chicago area 2 years ago. Am I bitter? No, of course not. ;)

maven said...

Great sleuthing everyone....away from laptop until tonite! Grilling sure seems like grilled cheese sandwiches.

Agreed, Sayidsgirl, seems like old times here again!

maven said...

FYI: ABC store is having 30% off sale!

Zort70 said...

Sorry, it took so long to restore normality (if there is such a thing in a Lost ARG).

Hopefully we will be trouble free until the end.

skarphedin said...

If this is a Chicago reveal, I will be in heaven.

mungonna said...

hhhmmmm.....Dharma Octagon Grills...the new wave in outdoor cooking..

Sayid'sgirl said...

No worries zort things like that tend to take on a life of their own. It' all good now. :)

It's got to be tough to keep on top of a very busy blog site. You're doing a great job!!

ChrisL said...

You are doing a great job Zort but I'm sad now that you mention The End :-(

mungonna said...

...The END!!!???...There Is NO ENNNDD!!! ..paste Blutto's ( John Belushi) tirade from Animal House here.

Sayid'sgirl said...

OT
BTW maven Elizabeth makes me smile every time I see a new picture of her. She's such a beautiful little girl.

erin said...

Though there isn't a reference to 44 that I can find, according to their blog, Dharma Buns Sandwiches is hosting it's first ever Trivia Night next Wednesday...

"There's Still Room to Sign Up for Trivia Night!
We still have open spots for teams who want to participate in our first Trivia Night on Wednesday, December 2 from 8 to 10 PM. It'll be hosted by our head chef, Punk Rock Gary (a.k.a. "PRG")! All questions will be originals the entire staff is collectively working to come up with. They'll be dealing with pop culture (music, movies, TV, video games and, yes, even literature), world history, science and technology and the culinary arts. It'll probably (hopefully) be more difficult than your average trivia night, but we'll be giving away some awesome prizes to our top scorers to make up for our obscurity. You can come in and sign up with our counter staff any time between now and Monday, November 30. Participation will be team-based so you can sign on an additional 3 friends to join you."

ShoxTP said...

I like the 44th ward idea cause the sandwich in the logo looks like a grilled cheese. BUT the the Dharma Buns does have the sandwich in logo...... But now I HAVE to go to Dharma Bus if i ever go up east!

Ben said...

I know I'm probably way off base here, but 44 is the international dialing code for the UK... it'd be nice if we had another one...

Just Thinking said...

That is surely a "grilled cheese" sandwich. I wonder if Pete Wentz could have dropped off swag as he was just at the 44th Ward on Oct 23rd?

A "bun" would be the rounded shape- so I don't think it would be Dharma Buns.

LostiePat said...

I agree that Dharma Buns Restaurant may not be where we see the next reveal. I found this legal disclaimer:
http://www.dharmabuns.net/legal.html.

I also learned the restaurant is located in Lowell, MA, birthplace of Jack Kerouac who wrote "Dharma Bums." Restaurant name is a cute play on that novel's title.

Erin - you may be on to something wtih Trivia Night - will be fun to see how this all plays out.

lostsailors said...

Oh Chicago! I lived there during college!

I wonder if the poster drop will be on Cyber Monday to correspond with the retail world, haha.

Just Thinking said...

Meant November 23rd- no time travel.

Jesse t said...

anyone know of a good frame for jacob's cabin. I bought one at michaels but it covers the quote. :(

lostsailors said...

Jesse t, if you have any sort of framing stores, one like Aaron Brothers, Reuel's- I would take it in to a place like that. They'll probably have more options pre-made frame wise, but also might be able advise what type of frame will work best for you if you went a more custom route. I think this is what I will do!

mungonna said...

seings that Amy took off for awhile..please allow..

Come on, Argies don't you want to go

Come on, Argies don't you want to go

To the 44th Ward, sweet home Chicago

Now, one and one is two, two and two is four

Do it again Argie, and Ya kno you gotta goI
Samich Argies, Cheeesh, don't you want to go?

Back to the 44th Ward, sweet home Chicago

Come on, Argies don't you want to go

Com on, Argies don't you want to go

To the 44th Ward, sweet home Chicago

Now two and two is four, six and two is ate

A GCS for a URL and don;t be late!
I
'm beggin, hey, ARGIES, don't you want to go

To the 44th Ward, sweet home Chicago

Come on, ARGIES don't you want to go

Com on, ARGIES don't you want to go

To the 44th Ward, sweet home Chicago

Two and two is four, four Cheesers is sick,

Just stay for the Url and we'll all get our poster fix.

Six and two is Lockes Foot, eight and six is Ben

GO crossed us many a time

and they're gonna do it again.

Argie goin to Chicago, thousands of miles away
,
Argie won't you tell me.. that you'll be my friend someday.

Zort70 said...

Very nice MEL.

Just Thinking said...

Mel- to the tune of? Sorry I'm daft.


Also- PW's flagship store for Clandestine Industries in in Chicago.

mungonna said...

JT...Sweet Home Chicago..as done by Muddy Waters,,Willie Dixon..etc..A " must" for any Blues player..THE Classic, Chicago Blues.

Sam G said...

I saw Damon Lindelof this morning at The Grove. I would have said hello and told him how much fun we are having with DCAAPB but he had his, very cute, little boy with him. Who happened to be sitting in the middle of the sidewalk in front of Santa's house. I smiled at Damon the same time I recognized him, because he was saying something to his son, like "Are you comfortable there?"

There are just times you can and can't approach someone.

lostsailors said...

Omg, everyone always sees the coolest people at the Grove! I never see anyone there, but then again I am blind, so maybe I have. Actually that's probably true. Once at the Grove, I was in line at the Apple Store and it was taking forever. This guy turns to me, smiles and nods kind in this "this is taking forever" fashion. So I nod back like, "I know!"

Then after we both finish our transaction, my friend runs up to me and says, "that was Seal!"

And sure enough it was- but if I can't recognize him in person, I don't have a ghost of a change of seeing anyone else!

PS Omg, the Grove on Black Friday that's brave!

LotteryTicket said...

This Samich Argy does wanna go.

LotteryTicket said...

LostiePat are you in Chicago?

Sam G said...

It was 9:30am and hardly anyone was there. I've seen Seal a several times. There's a Starbuck's and a good deli @ Mulhullond and Beverly Glen - it's the top of Bel-Air. I always see people there. Rod Stewart, Pamela Anderson, Val Kilmer, Seal and Heidi, Scott Speedman, Jennifer Garner, Keri Russell, Jon Voight, Gene Simons, Paul Stanley. (Why do I even know who some of these people are?)

I do have a knack at spotting people, even when the aren't wearing make-up. Hallie Berry at Century City, by her voice. I heard her and told my friend Tom, we just passed Hallie Berry and he's like "No we didn't" so we stalked her into Bloomingdale's. We left here alone after the point was proven.

Oprah once, who said "Good Morning" while we were walking Stone Canyon, by the Hotel Bel-Air.

Probably more than anyone wanted to know.

MiddayShadows said...

No way, Sam G - interesting sightings. Three JJ Abrams alumni in that list I see ;) . I have had a few sightings when I decided it just wasnt best to approach as well. Amy Acker (Angel,Dollhouse), in the coffee house I frequent, a couple of months ago.

MiddayShadows said...

my two cents worth about the sandwhich - my gut tells me that is most defintely a grilled cheese! Hungry now...

mungonna said...

I've never met a Grilled Cheese Sandwich that wasn't cut diagonally. Why aren't GCS'es cut at the halfway point vertically? Any body know?

LostiePat said...

LotteryTicket - I am in Orlando

LostiePat said...

I agree about grilled cheese - those marks on the bread could be from grilling the sandwich

MiddayShadows said...

Well after all this grilled cheese talk, I scooted out for lunch and got me a...grilled cheese sammich. From a place that specializes in cheeses; it was aged cheddar on a multigrain bread of some sort. It was pretty fancy pants , but boy it went down the hatch really well.

Forgive the gratuitous and intentional use of the word 'hatch.' ;)

MiddayShadows said...

@ LostiePat .... nice DHARMA van! Looks like my poster come to life. 'cept your is made of metal instead of flowers....

Zort70 said...

Guess who started folowing LostARGs on Twitter -

Michael Emerson News (MchlEmrsnNews) is now following your tweets on Twitter.

MWolverine said...

New clue! Guess it's confirmed for Chicago.

Just Thinking said...
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Lisa said...

yeah, Guess that means Chicago, I was hoping for Lowell, I live close to there. :-( Aw well.

The Kharma Initiative said...

Nice with the Emerson, Zort!

DA BEARS is new cluie.

Zort70 said...

Wow so soon after I checked.

NEW POST

MiddayShadows said...
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LostiePat said...

Congrats to @unsomnambulist for being the first to suggest 44th Ward Dinner Party in Chicago as the reveal site - Go Bears!