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    Post #1 - September 5th, 2007, 9:26 pm
    Post #1 - September 5th, 2007, 9:26 pm Post #1 - September 5th, 2007, 9:26 pm
    Hi all,

    I doubt I need to pitch this one very hard . . .

    It's been a few weeks and I'm absolutely jonesing for some GNR-nominated Khan BBQ. Would anyone care to meet there for lunch this coming Tuesday? They open at 12:30 pm and that's when I'll be there. If you'd like to partake, please post below and let me know how many you'll be.

    Thanks,

    =R=

    Khan BBQ
    2401 W. Devon
    Chicago, IL
    773 274-8600
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #2 - September 5th, 2007, 10:02 pm
    Post #2 - September 5th, 2007, 10:02 pm Post #2 - September 5th, 2007, 10:02 pm
    Wow, lunch at Khan's on September 11.... Getting that out of the way, how much do you think a meal'll be per person? I'd be very interested in attending.

    --Dan
  • Post #3 - September 5th, 2007, 11:46 pm
    Post #3 - September 5th, 2007, 11:46 pm Post #3 - September 5th, 2007, 11:46 pm
    fastfoodsnob wrote:Wow, lunch at Khan's on September 11.... Getting that out of the way, how much do you think a meal'll be per person? I'd be very interested in attending.

    --Dan

    I'd originally planned for 9/13 but that's Rosh Hashana :roll:

    Depending on how many things we order, my guess is that it'll be between $10 and $15 per person, all in.

    I hope you can make it.

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #4 - September 5th, 2007, 11:55 pm
    Post #4 - September 5th, 2007, 11:55 pm Post #4 - September 5th, 2007, 11:55 pm
    Count me in.
  • Post #5 - September 6th, 2007, 6:08 am
    Post #5 - September 6th, 2007, 6:08 am Post #5 - September 6th, 2007, 6:08 am
    I'm in.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #6 - September 6th, 2007, 6:43 am
    Post #6 - September 6th, 2007, 6:43 am Post #6 - September 6th, 2007, 6:43 am
    I would love to come, my husband dislikes Indian food, so we never go out for it.
  • Post #7 - September 6th, 2007, 2:23 pm
    Post #7 - September 6th, 2007, 2:23 pm Post #7 - September 6th, 2007, 2:23 pm
    I'm so sad that it is lunch and I cannot get away.
    Hope you will organize a dinner at this location soon!

    Jyoti
    Jyoti
    A meal, with bread and wine, shared with friends and family is among the most essential and important of all human rituals.
    Ruhlman
  • Post #8 - September 6th, 2007, 2:34 pm
    Post #8 - September 6th, 2007, 2:34 pm Post #8 - September 6th, 2007, 2:34 pm
    kafein wrote:I would love to come, my husband dislikes Indian food, so we never go out for it.


    This is Pakastani food, if that makes a difference.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #9 - September 6th, 2007, 3:28 pm
    Post #9 - September 6th, 2007, 3:28 pm Post #9 - September 6th, 2007, 3:28 pm
    jygach wrote:I'm so sad that it is lunch and I cannot get away.
    Hope you will organize a dinner at this location soon!

    Jyoti

    I would love to -- and will do so -- but I can't do it before the GNR nomination period ends on 9/15. Unbelievably, every night between now and then is pretty much booked up :(

    I'm sorry you won't be able to join us for this meal.

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #10 - September 6th, 2007, 3:59 pm
    Post #10 - September 6th, 2007, 3:59 pm Post #10 - September 6th, 2007, 3:59 pm
    jygach wrote:I'm so sad that it is lunch and I cannot get away.
    Hope you will organize a dinner at this location soon!

    Jyoti


    There's nothing stopping you from just going on your own, or organizing your own dinner. I highly recommend Kahn and you should make it a point to check it out.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #11 - September 6th, 2007, 8:49 pm
    Post #11 - September 6th, 2007, 8:49 pm Post #11 - September 6th, 2007, 8:49 pm
    stevez wrote:
    jygach wrote:I'm so sad that it is lunch and I cannot get away.
    Hope you will organize a dinner at this location soon!

    Jyoti


    There's nothing stopping you from just going on your own, or organizing your own dinner. I highly recommend Kahn and you should make it a point to check it out.


    I'd be very interested in a dinner as well.
  • Post #12 - September 6th, 2007, 11:09 pm
    Post #12 - September 6th, 2007, 11:09 pm Post #12 - September 6th, 2007, 11:09 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:Depending on how many things we order, my guess is that it'll be between $10 and $15 per person, all in.

    I hope you can make it.

    That cinches it -- I won't think twice... I'm in. :)

    See ya Tuesday,
    Dan
  • Post #13 - September 10th, 2007, 2:52 pm
    Post #13 - September 10th, 2007, 2:52 pm Post #13 - September 10th, 2007, 2:52 pm
    I'll be there. Possibly bringing a guest.
  • Post #14 - September 10th, 2007, 3:51 pm
    Post #14 - September 10th, 2007, 3:51 pm Post #14 - September 10th, 2007, 3:51 pm
    Count me in. A rare, middle of the day LTHforum adventure for me. Looking forward to it!

    Thanks,

    Veeral
  • Post #15 - September 10th, 2007, 4:13 pm
    Post #15 - September 10th, 2007, 4:13 pm Post #15 - September 10th, 2007, 4:13 pm
    I'll try and join you, as well.

    -Matt

    P.S. Any of that outstanding pate' left from the Picnic, Ronnie? --mhl
    "If I have dined better than other men, it is because I stood on the shoulders of giants...and got the waiter's attention." --Sir Isaac "Ready to order NOW" Newton

    "You worry too much. Eat some bacon... What? No, I got no idea if it'll make you feel better, I just made too much bacon." --Justin Halpern's dad
  • Post #16 - September 10th, 2007, 6:06 pm
    Post #16 - September 10th, 2007, 6:06 pm Post #16 - September 10th, 2007, 6:06 pm
    Ronnie, can you put me in as a possible waffler? The 'spouse may take an overtime shift, and I'd love the company (especially on that date) if so, but I won't know until the last minute.
  • Post #17 - September 10th, 2007, 6:55 pm
    Post #17 - September 10th, 2007, 6:55 pm Post #17 - September 10th, 2007, 6:55 pm
    i think i can make this one as well
  • Post #18 - September 10th, 2007, 8:34 pm
    Post #18 - September 10th, 2007, 8:34 pm Post #18 - September 10th, 2007, 8:34 pm
    Add one more.
    >>Brent
    "Yankee bean soup, cole slaw and tuna surprise."
  • Post #19 - September 10th, 2007, 8:58 pm
    Post #19 - September 10th, 2007, 8:58 pm Post #19 - September 10th, 2007, 8:58 pm
    Mhays, no worries. Waffle at will. mhl, I'll see what I can do :wink:

    Here's the list:

    me
    fastfoodsnob
    nr706
    stevez
    kafein
    Paul SL (+1?)
    Veeral
    mhl
    Mhays (?)
    gp60004
    brotine

    I think Mike G told me in person that he was coming too but the moment is now a blur. If so, we're 13 (at most) so far. And fwiw, this is likely a situation where last minute additions shouldn't be a problem at all.

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #20 - September 11th, 2007, 8:21 am
    Post #20 - September 11th, 2007, 8:21 am Post #20 - September 11th, 2007, 8:21 am
    AARRRGGGHHH.

    Work always has a way of interfering with my real life. I am going to have to bail. Have a great time and I'll have to make it to Khan's another time.

    Thanks again for organizing Ronnie.
  • Post #21 - September 11th, 2007, 10:24 am
    Post #21 - September 11th, 2007, 10:24 am Post #21 - September 11th, 2007, 10:24 am
    ronnie_suburban wrote:[ . . . ] Waffle at will. [ . . . ]
      Mmmm, waffles, Ronnie!
      With extra pate' on them!!!
      Inner Homer stirs....

    Nothing like a little poetry to hone the appetite.

    --Matt
    "If I have dined better than other men, it is because I stood on the shoulders of giants...and got the waiter's attention." --Sir Isaac "Ready to order NOW" Newton

    "You worry too much. Eat some bacon... What? No, I got no idea if it'll make you feel better, I just made too much bacon." --Justin Halpern's dad
  • Post #22 - September 11th, 2007, 10:28 am
    Post #22 - September 11th, 2007, 10:28 am Post #22 - September 11th, 2007, 10:28 am
    You mean like LTHaiku?

    (Note the fourth one)
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  • Post #23 - September 11th, 2007, 1:57 pm
    Post #23 - September 11th, 2007, 1:57 pm Post #23 - September 11th, 2007, 1:57 pm
    Thanks, everyone, for a very enjoyable lunch. It was great getting together for a mid-day chat and chomp. I don't know exactly what it is about Khan but it always scratches the itch just perfectly. Today was no exception and the company was even better than the food. :)

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #24 - September 11th, 2007, 6:22 pm
    Post #24 - September 11th, 2007, 6:22 pm Post #24 - September 11th, 2007, 6:22 pm
    Great lunch--I didn't even notice the lack of waffles. :) Once again for me, the chicken boti was the star of the food show, with a strong following by broasted chicken and frontier chicken w/rice. Even the biryani, which I thought was too dry the last time I had it, was more moist today (though it's still no match on ingredients to the better Hyderabad biryanis I've had in the neighborhood in the past.)

    The lunchtime ambiance at Khan's was noticeably more laid-back than the dinnertime rush I've experienced there in the past--if you have the option of going earlier in the afternoon, as we did, I'd recommend it.

    Of course, It's always so much more enjoyable sharing a bunch of dishes with fine companions. Also nice to now be able to associate faces with kafeine (Liz) and gp60004 (Gus).

    Thanks, Ronnie, for orchestrating this event!

    --Matt
    Last edited by mhl on September 11th, 2007, 7:55 pm, edited 2 times in total.
    "If I have dined better than other men, it is because I stood on the shoulders of giants...and got the waiter's attention." --Sir Isaac "Ready to order NOW" Newton

    "You worry too much. Eat some bacon... What? No, I got no idea if it'll make you feel better, I just made too much bacon." --Justin Halpern's dad
  • Post #25 - September 11th, 2007, 6:47 pm
    Post #25 - September 11th, 2007, 6:47 pm Post #25 - September 11th, 2007, 6:47 pm
    In my growing-up-in-flea-market-broasted-chicken past, I never imagined how good broasted chickencould be! Clearly, "carefully marinated and coated with specially formulated Broaster ingredients" isn't the real secret!

    Lovely lunching with all of you, and nice to meet the new faces! See many of you at Patty's!
  • Post #26 - September 13th, 2007, 12:32 am
    Post #26 - September 13th, 2007, 12:32 am Post #26 - September 13th, 2007, 12:32 am
    A few pics from our lunch . . .

    Image
    Broast chicken


    Image
    Mutton biryani


    Image
    Aloo gobi


    Image
    Supari

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #27 - October 31st, 2007, 5:20 pm
    Post #27 - October 31st, 2007, 5:20 pm Post #27 - October 31st, 2007, 5:20 pm
    2007 Great Neighborhood Restaurant award presentations.

    Mike G presents the award to Mr. Khan of Khan B.B.Q.

    Image

    I wasn't coordinated enough to put together a proper luncheon announced on the board, but recruited on short notice a number of known Khan B.B.Q. fans and went to Devon today to finally give an award to a resident of one of Chicago's greatest ethnic food streets and scenes. This was one of those times that it takes a little explaining just what we're up to here, but I gave him the short version of my nominating post, about how we loved and talked about his restaurant and followed it through the sadness of the fire and the happiness of his reopening, and once Mr. Khan and his staff got it they seemed genuinely touched to be honored by hungry total strangers such as ourselves.

    Image
    Mhays misunderstood that it was a costume GNR presentation.

    Image
    The new second room at Khan. It's amazing to think this is what the tiny, cramped, smoke-filled Khan of two years ago has become. (Plus, they have real bathrooms now that don't require going downstairs, down a hall, and past the prayer room.)

    Image
    As always, meats were sizzlingly spicy and wonderful, vegetable dishes were pretty good (the spinach one, palak paneer, was especially good with a nice earthy undertone), and a good time was had by all.
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