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    Post #1 - November 3rd, 2019, 9:11 pm
    Post #1 - November 3rd, 2019, 9:11 pm Post #1 - November 3rd, 2019, 9:11 pm
    Hi all,

    We're super excited to be holding this year's holiday fest at the namesake, GNR and long-time LTH favorite, (Little) Three Happiness. G Wiv himself has arranged a special menu with Raymond, and he and the team are excited to host us. We'll enjoy a holiday feast comprised of many of their greatest hits, though there are just too many to include them all . . . even for us! There will be passed appetizers from 6-7 pm, followed by a family-style meal, including dessert, after that.

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    Shrimp Toast

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    Head-On Salt & Pepper Shrimp

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    Clams Evil Ronnie-style

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    Beef Short Rib w/XO Sauce

    Ticket sales are now live and the cost is $50 per person (includes dinner, dessert, tax and tip). Beverages (beer and soda) will be on your own tab. Liquor and wine are byob.

    As you will see below (and above), the meal is not vegetarian-friendly but a vegetarian option is available for anyone who requests it in advance, and you can do that here on this thread. More details about the meal and the event can be found on the sign-up page.

    Menu (subject to change, yada yada . . .)
    Passed Appetizers:
    Pot stickers
    Spring Rolls
    Siu mai
    Har Gow

    1st Course:
    Shrimp toast
    Salt pepper shrimp, head/shell on
    Whole Crispy skin chicken with shrimp cracker, cilantro, dredging salt and lemon
    Beef short rib w/XO sauce Dry style

    2nd Course:
    Crisp, plain rice noodle
    Steamed Rice
    Dry-stir fried crab with ginger and scallion
    Clams Evil Ronnie-style w/black beans, light sauce, extra jalapeno
    Crisp pan fried rice noodle w/roast duck, BBQ pork and mixed veg (no baby corn)
    Fried Rice
    Egg Foo Young, BBQ Pork light gravy
    Rice casserole- Chinese sausage, chicken w/bone, Chinese mushrooms
    Squid w/sour greens
    Szechuan String Beans
    Ong choy w/garlic or fuyu (fermented tofu)

    Dessert:
    Red bean soup
    Sesame ball w/red bean
    Coconut jello
    Fruit

    And never fear, Gary will be supplying us with 2,500 gallons of his homemade chili oil!

    Important Additional Details
    Once you pay in-full for your tix, we'll add your name(s) to the list of confirmed attendees. Capacity is limited to 48 people. Because of the limited space, we're also limiting sales to 2 tickets per LTH member. As much as we love meeting new people, especially at holiday time, this event may not be the best place for that.

    Gift Exchange
    The Gift Exchange has been a part of our yearly celebrations since we held our first such event at Klas. If you want, please bring a food-related raffle item. For the raffle/gift exchange, all gifts go into a pool and names are drawn. If you do bring a gift, you get a ticket and are guaranteed one gift in exchange. We’ve set the price for each gift at around $15. Please don’t wrap the gift — we like to see what people are winning before they win it — but please do put your name (real name or screen name or both) on the gift so that lucky recipients know who to thank.

    Give Back
    Mamagotcha has graciously agreed to collect items for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. She’ll post a list here of the items that are most needed this time of year. Just bring them to the party and we’ll make sure they get to people who need them.

    Any questions? If so, please feel free to post them here.

    Thanks,

    =R=
    for LTH

    (Little) Three Happiness (website)
    209 W Cermak Rd
    Chicago, IL 60616
    (312) 842-1964
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

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

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #2 - November 3rd, 2019, 9:33 pm
    Post #2 - November 3rd, 2019, 9:33 pm Post #2 - November 3rd, 2019, 9:33 pm
    Attending:
    kalamazoogal
    Coops
    GAF
    Cathy2
    Dclose +1
    G Wiv +1
    lougord99 +1
    JoelF
    SueF
    mamagotcha
    Chouxfly
    ronnie_suburban +1

    -16-

    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

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

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #3 - November 4th, 2019, 10:15 am
    Post #3 - November 4th, 2019, 10:15 am Post #3 - November 4th, 2019, 10:15 am
    It is truly a privilege and one of my very favorite personal holiday traditions to deliver your generous donations each year the morning following our party! Here is a bit more information about our annual food drive:

    As in past years, all your donations will benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the main food bank in our area. Every single dollar you donate will provide three meals to a hungry Chicagoan. The GCFD has special targeted programs to benefit families, children, seniors, and veterans... our most vulnerable citizens.

    The biggest question is, what do they need the most? GCFD will accept all non-perishable food donations, but the following highly nutritious items are especially appreciated:

    • Canned tuna, chicken or salmon
    • Peanut butter
    • Meals in a can (soup, stew, chili)
    • Canned vegetables and fruit
    • Olive or canola oil
    • Spices (cinnamon, chili powder, cumin, spice blends)
    • Breakfast cereals (cold or hot)
    • Healthy snacks (granola bars, nuts, dried fruit)

    If possible, please avoid items packed in glass. We will have some boxes available to collect your kind donations at the party.

    If you prefer to donate a check or cash, you can give them directly to me at the party (checks should be made out to the Greater Chicago Food Depository).

    Thank you all for your continued support of our annual food drive! Feel free to ask questions here, or to message me privately. I can't wait to visit LTH with you all!
    “Assuredly it is a great accomplishment to be a novelist, but it is no mediocre glory to be a cook.” -- Alexandre Dumas

    "I give you Chicago. It is no London and Harvard. It is not Paris and buttermilk. It is American in every chitling and sparerib. It is alive from tail to snout." -- H.L. Mencken
  • Post #4 - November 4th, 2019, 3:15 pm
    Post #4 - November 4th, 2019, 3:15 pm Post #4 - November 4th, 2019, 3:15 pm
    Very excited to be at LTH! Salt and Pepper shrimpies beware!
    count us in, paypal sent!
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener
  • Post #5 - November 4th, 2019, 5:42 pm
    Post #5 - November 4th, 2019, 5:42 pm Post #5 - November 4th, 2019, 5:42 pm
    Attending:
    kalamazoogal
    Coops
    GAF
    Cathy2
    DClose +1
    G Wiv +1
    lougord99 +1
    JoelF
    SueF
    mamagotcha
    Chouxfly
    irisarbor +1
    nr760
    moetchandon
    BR
    REB
    RAB
    mhl +1 (probably labmom53)
    ronnie_suburban +1
    -25-

    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

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

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #6 - November 4th, 2019, 11:50 pm
    Post #6 - November 4th, 2019, 11:50 pm Post #6 - November 4th, 2019, 11:50 pm
    In for 2, of course!

    But I'm a leetle skeptical that, in addition to dinner, Gary can supply 2,500 gallons of his chili oil for only $50 per person x 48 heads.* Unless, of course, you meant a "virtual 2,500 gallon-equivalence" to mundane wimpy Brand X chili oil as compared to a mere modicum of his air-wavering elixir.

    In any case, really looking forward to this engagement at the Ur GNR!!

    --Matt

    * Not counting any participating head-on shrimp.
    "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 #7 - November 5th, 2019, 9:49 am
    Post #7 - November 5th, 2019, 9:49 am Post #7 - November 5th, 2019, 9:49 am
    Attending:
    kalamazoogal
    Coops
    GAF
    Cathy2
    Helen
    DClose +1
    G Wiv +1
    lougord99 +1
    JoelF
    SueF
    mamagotcha
    Chouxfly
    irisarbor +1
    nr760
    moetchandon
    BR
    REB
    RAB
    mhl +1 (probably labmom53)
    mbh
    Cookie Monster
    Jazzfood +1
    pudgym29
    ronnie_suburban +1
    -31-

    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

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

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #8 - November 5th, 2019, 12:38 pm
    Post #8 - November 5th, 2019, 12:38 pm Post #8 - November 5th, 2019, 12:38 pm
    Please add me to the list of attendees.
    Cookie Monster
  • Post #9 - November 6th, 2019, 10:32 pm
    Post #9 - November 6th, 2019, 10:32 pm Post #9 - November 6th, 2019, 10:32 pm
    O.K. I managed to logon here before the list of attendees exploded. The next time I leave the abode, I'll attempt to purchase a ticket for this. {Incredibly, sites which seemingly want your money also insist you have a broadband connection, as if v.92 Internet denizens are persona non grata.} :?: :evil:
    If I do manage to get accepted for this, I may dig very deeply in the beer cellar for a bottle of some odd beer. 8)
    The links you can use, without the fluff, or sales pitch: http://208.84.112.25/~pudgym29/bookmark4.html
  • Post #10 - November 7th, 2019, 8:32 pm
    Post #10 - November 7th, 2019, 8:32 pm Post #10 - November 7th, 2019, 8:32 pm
    pudgym29 wrote: O.K. I managed to logon here before the list of attendees exploded. The next time I leave the abode, I'll attempt to purchase a ticket for this. {Incredibly, sites which seemingly want your money also insist you have a broadband connection, as if v.92 Internet denizens are persona non grata.} :?: :evil:
    If I do manage to get accepted for this, I may dig very deeply in the beer cellar for a bottle of some odd beer. 8)

    You're in!

    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

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

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #11 - November 9th, 2019, 2:56 pm
    Post #11 - November 9th, 2019, 2:56 pm Post #11 - November 9th, 2019, 2:56 pm
    Attending:
    kalamazoogal
    Coops
    GAF
    Cathy2
    Helen
    DClose +1
    G Wiv +1
    lougord99 +1
    JoelF
    SueF
    mamagotcha
    Chouxfly
    irisarbor +1
    nr760
    moetchandon
    BR
    REB
    RAB
    mhl +1 (probably labmom53)
    mbh
    Cookie Monster
    Jazzfood
    pudgym29
    EvA
    Cabbagehead
    ronnie_suburban +1
    -32-

    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

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

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #12 - November 13th, 2019, 10:03 am
    Post #12 - November 13th, 2019, 10:03 am Post #12 - November 13th, 2019, 10:03 am
    Attending:
    kalamazoogal
    Coops
    GAF
    Cathy2
    Helen
    DClose +1
    G Wiv +1
    lougord99 +1
    JoelF
    SueF
    mamagotcha
    Chouxfly
    irisarbor +1
    nr760
    moetchandon
    BR
    REB
    RAB
    mhl +1 (probably labmom53)
    mbh
    Cookie Monster
    Jazzfood
    pudgym29
    EvA
    Cabbagehead
    Pigmon
    Trixie-Pea
    The GP
    Mr. X
    David Hammond +1
    boudreaulicious
    laikom +1
    gastro gnome
    Cinnamon Girl
    ronnie_suburban +1
    -43-

    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

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

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #13 - November 24th, 2019, 6:38 pm
    Post #13 - November 24th, 2019, 6:38 pm Post #13 - November 24th, 2019, 6:38 pm
    OK I can't hold back any longer...

    Image
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener
  • Post #14 - November 25th, 2019, 8:55 am
    Post #14 - November 25th, 2019, 8:55 am Post #14 - November 25th, 2019, 8:55 am
    Magnificent! What does the writing say?
    “Assuredly it is a great accomplishment to be a novelist, but it is no mediocre glory to be a cook.” -- Alexandre Dumas

    "I give you Chicago. It is no London and Harvard. It is not Paris and buttermilk. It is American in every chitling and sparerib. It is alive from tail to snout." -- H.L. Mencken
  • Post #15 - November 25th, 2019, 11:10 am
    Post #15 - November 25th, 2019, 11:10 am Post #15 - November 25th, 2019, 11:10 am
    Fantastic, Elaine! Can't wait to see it in person!
  • Post #16 - November 25th, 2019, 12:48 pm
    Post #16 - November 25th, 2019, 12:48 pm Post #16 - November 25th, 2019, 12:48 pm
    this is stunning!!
  • Post #17 - November 25th, 2019, 3:24 pm
    Post #17 - November 25th, 2019, 3:24 pm Post #17 - November 25th, 2019, 3:24 pm
    The Chinese characters say water, earth, fire, wind.
    They ran a little, and I had help from my son who had steadier hands...
    The tree is a chocolate-coated grape stem with colored rice krispies and pink sugar blossoms. The boulders and rock path are all chocolate.
    The gold trim is edible luster dust.
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener
  • Post #18 - November 25th, 2019, 7:19 pm
    Post #18 - November 25th, 2019, 7:19 pm Post #18 - November 25th, 2019, 7:19 pm
    Updated menu, most likely the final version:

    Passed appetizer:
    Pot Stickers
    Siu mai
    Har Gow

    1st Course:
    Shrimp toast
    Salt pepper shrimp, head/shell on
    Whole Crispy skin chicken with shrimp cracker, cilantro, dredging salt and lemon
    Baby rib w/XO sauce Dry style, like salt and pepper ribs, not in black bean sauce.

    2nd Course:
    Crisp, plain rice noodle
    Rice
    Dry-stir fried crab with ginger and scallion
    Clams Evil Ronnie Style w/black beans, light sauce, extra jalapeno
    Crisp pan fried rice noodle w/roast duck, BBQ pork and mixed veg (no baby corn)
    Fried Rice
    Egg Foo Young, BBQ Pork light gravy
    Veg:
    Szechuan String Beans
    Ong choy w/garlic or fuyu (fermented tofu)

    Dessert:
    Coconut jello
    Fruit

    There are just a few spots left, so if you want to come, please sign up now. There always seems to be a run near the end of the window and it'd be a shame if anyone who wanted to come missed out.

    Thanks,

    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

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

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #19 - November 28th, 2019, 8:30 pm
    Post #19 - November 28th, 2019, 8:30 pm Post #19 - November 28th, 2019, 8:30 pm
    I am queasily doing this, but I shall. :oops:
    LTHF member eating while walking, please sign up for this! You are the member we really need to meet. That document about the Italian Beef sandwiches is monumental. Details of how you decided to compose and develop this loom large for other LTHF members to do similarly [e.g.: burritos, hot dogs, breaded steaks, jim shoes, et alia]. :idea:
    The links you can use, without the fluff, or sales pitch: http://208.84.112.25/~pudgym29/bookmark4.html
  • Post #20 - November 29th, 2019, 4:13 am
    Post #20 - November 29th, 2019, 4:13 am Post #20 - November 29th, 2019, 4:13 am
    pudgym29 wrote: I am queasily doing this, but I shall. :oops:
    LTHF member eating while walking, please sign up for this! You are the member we really need to meet. That document about the Italian Beef sandwiches is monumental. Details of how you decided to compose and develop this loom large for other LTHF members to do similarly [e.g.: burritos, hot dogs, breaded steaks, jim shoes, et alia]. :idea:

    You should send a DM, too, because not everyone reads Events.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #21 - December 1st, 2019, 11:07 pm
    Post #21 - December 1st, 2019, 11:07 pm Post #21 - December 1st, 2019, 11:07 pm
    Hi all,

    With 43 already on the books and a fairly tight space, we're going to go ahead and close this event now for any additional ticket sales.

    That said, if you were on the fence and would still like to come, please send me a PM and we'll see what we can do.

    Thanks,

    =R=
    for LTH

    Attending:
    kalamazoogal
    Coops
    GAF
    Cathy2
    Helen
    DClose +1
    G Wiv +1
    lougord99 +1
    JoelF
    SueF
    mamagotcha
    Chouxfly
    irisarbor +1
    nr760
    moetchandon
    BR
    REB
    RAB
    mhl +1 (probably labmom53)
    mbh
    Cookie Monster
    Jazzfood
    pudgym29
    EvA
    Cabbagehead
    Pigmon
    Trixie-Pea
    The GP
    Mr. X
    David Hammond +1
    boudreaulicious
    laikom +1
    gastro gnome
    Cinnamon Girl
    ronnie_suburban +1
    -43-
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

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

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #22 - December 3rd, 2019, 4:10 pm
    Post #22 - December 3rd, 2019, 4:10 pm Post #22 - December 3rd, 2019, 4:10 pm
    My +1 and I may no longer be able to make it Thursday so if anyone is interested in our two tickets please post here, PM me, or PM Ronnie.

    Thanks!
  • Post #23 - December 4th, 2019, 1:33 pm
    Post #23 - December 4th, 2019, 1:33 pm Post #23 - December 4th, 2019, 1:33 pm
    Unfortunately, my +1 has been laid low by a stomach virus, so one of my tickets is now available also.

    --Matt
  • Post #24 - December 4th, 2019, 6:30 pm
    Post #24 - December 4th, 2019, 6:30 pm Post #24 - December 4th, 2019, 6:30 pm
    mhl wrote:Unfortunately, my +1 has been laid low by a stomach virus, so one of my tickets is now available also.

    --Matt


    Geez, thanks for stealing my thunder!!
  • Post #25 - December 4th, 2019, 7:48 pm
    Post #25 - December 4th, 2019, 7:48 pm Post #25 - December 4th, 2019, 7:48 pm
    Hi DClose - I would be interested in purchasing your 2 tickets. Can you ping me at mptam78 AT hotmail DOT com to let me know the best way to handle? Or we can work through Ronnie. I will also try to PM you to make sure you see this in time.

    Thanks!
  • Post #26 - December 4th, 2019, 8:13 pm
    Post #26 - December 4th, 2019, 8:13 pm Post #26 - December 4th, 2019, 8:13 pm
    Ronnie and beloved LTH'ers,

    I'm in! I can either purchase a tix or work it out with folks that can't make it. Either way, I am committed to reimbursing the appropriate party and can't wait to see everyone!

    Please let me know how to proceed. Happy Holidays to all!
    “Nothing is more agreeable to look at than a gourmande in full battle dress.”
    Jean-Antheleme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)
  • Post #27 - December 4th, 2019, 9:12 pm
    Post #27 - December 4th, 2019, 9:12 pm Post #27 - December 4th, 2019, 9:12 pm
    Ok, this event is officially closed!

    Here are the last-minute additions (also shown below):

    bluepig +1 (subbing for DClose +1 - please send funds directly to DClose)
    Zim (subbing for mhl's +1 - Zim to pay mhl at the event)
    Pradeep (newly added - paid)
    petite_gourmande (newly added, paid)

    Thanks!

    =R=

    Attending:
    kalamazoogal
    Coops
    GAF
    Cathy2
    Helen
    DClose +1 - now bluepig +1
    G Wiv +1
    lougord99 +1
    JoelF
    SueF
    mamagotcha
    Chouxfly
    irisarbor +1
    nr760
    moetchandon
    BR
    REB
    RAB
    mhl +1 now Zim
    Zim - couldn't make it
    mbh
    Cookie Monster
    Jazzfood
    pudgym29
    EvA
    Cabbagehead
    Pigmon
    Trixie-Pea
    The GP
    Mr. X
    David Hammond +1
    boudreaulicious
    laikom +1
    gastro gnome
    Cinnamon Girl
    Pradeep
    petite_gourmande
    ronnie_suburban +1
    -44-
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

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

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #28 - December 4th, 2019, 9:27 pm
    Post #28 - December 4th, 2019, 9:27 pm Post #28 - December 4th, 2019, 9:27 pm
    Ppaled you, Ronnie, thank you! :D
    “Nothing is more agreeable to look at than a gourmande in full battle dress.”
    Jean-Antheleme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)
  • Post #29 - December 4th, 2019, 9:29 pm
    Post #29 - December 4th, 2019, 9:29 pm Post #29 - December 4th, 2019, 9:29 pm
    petite_gourmande wrote:Ppaled you, Ronnie, thank you! :D

    Yep. Got it. Thrilled that we'll be seeing you tomorrow! :D

    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

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

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #30 - December 4th, 2019, 9:48 pm
    Post #30 - December 4th, 2019, 9:48 pm Post #30 - December 4th, 2019, 9:48 pm
    Woohoo!
    “Nothing is more agreeable to look at than a gourmande in full battle dress.”
    Jean-Antheleme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)

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