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Dinner in Dec at Bulgarian restaurant Mehanata
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    Post #1 - October 6th, 2021, 4:05 pm
    Post #1 - October 6th, 2021, 4:05 pm Post #1 - October 6th, 2021, 4:05 pm
    Hello LTH, been awhile since I've planned a dinner for this forum. Based on below quick feedback, Dec 1 is the date.

    The existing LTH thread on Mehanata is here: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=27612

    If you are interested please either indicate so by posting or feel free to send PM to me. ALL ARE WELCOME !

    I'm happy to pick up a few LTHers if coming by NW UP Metra line (Des Plaines stop). Pace bus 250 is another option for public transportation.

    Date: Wed Dec 1

    Time: 7pm

    Mehanata
    1141 Lee St.
    Des Plaines, IL 60016
    https://restaurantmehanata.com/

    Attendees:
    Cathy2
    nr706
    Moetchandon
    Willie
    Vital Information
    pudgym29

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    Last edited by Sweet Willie on December 1st, 2021, 2:30 pm, edited 5 times in total.
    I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.
  • Post #2 - October 6th, 2021, 5:43 pm
    Post #2 - October 6th, 2021, 5:43 pm Post #2 - October 6th, 2021, 5:43 pm
    Definitely interested. Weeknights are good most of the time, and sometimes, a weekend is free. Do what works for most but know that I'll be there is there isn't something massively important in the way.
    "All great change in America begins at the dinner table." Ronald Reagan

    http://midwestmaize.wordpress.com
  • Post #3 - October 6th, 2021, 7:10 pm
    Post #3 - October 6th, 2021, 7:10 pm Post #3 - October 6th, 2021, 7:10 pm
    Depending on the date, Moetchandon and I would like to go.
  • Post #4 - October 8th, 2021, 11:29 pm
    Post #4 - October 8th, 2021, 11:29 pm Post #4 - October 8th, 2021, 11:29 pm
    nr706 wrote:Depending on the date, Moetchandon and I would like to go.

    Ditto!
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #5 - October 10th, 2021, 9:40 am
    Post #5 - October 10th, 2021, 9:40 am Post #5 - October 10th, 2021, 9:40 am
    I'm interested as well.
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik
  • Post #6 - October 10th, 2021, 11:21 am
    Post #6 - October 10th, 2021, 11:21 am Post #6 - October 10th, 2021, 11:21 am
    HI,

    If this should be shifted into November, I will be ok, too. :D

    Regards,
    CAthy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #7 - October 12th, 2021, 8:15 am
    Post #7 - October 12th, 2021, 8:15 am Post #7 - October 12th, 2021, 8:15 am
    Glad folks are interested, it appears time to throw out some dates and let's have the group decide.

    Let's also discuss time. Does 6:30pm work? (I'm fine with any time but realize some may have longer travel times after work)

    Thurs Nov 18
    Tues Nov 30
    Wed Dec 1
    Thurs Dec 2
    Wed Dec 8
    Thurs Dec 9
    I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.
  • Post #8 - October 12th, 2021, 8:32 am
    Post #8 - October 12th, 2021, 8:32 am Post #8 - October 12th, 2021, 8:32 am
    I can do these dates, though November would be preferred.
    Thurs Nov 18
    Wed Dec 1
    Thurs Dec 2
    Thurs Dec 9
    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 #9 - October 12th, 2021, 8:56 am
    Post #9 - October 12th, 2021, 8:56 am Post #9 - October 12th, 2021, 8:56 am
    Of the dates that Cathy is free, Thursday November 18 works for me (but it would need to be 7 pm, I would be late at 6:30). Wednesday December 1 is excellent any time. I can't make Thursday December 2.

    I am not sure about Dec. 8 or 9. They get close to possible holiday travel and holiday parties.
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik
  • Post #10 - October 12th, 2021, 9:26 am
    Post #10 - October 12th, 2021, 9:26 am Post #10 - October 12th, 2021, 9:26 am
    11/30 and 12/1 both work for me. 6:00 is better for me but 6:30 would certainly work.

    Thanks,

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #11 - October 12th, 2021, 9:33 am
    Post #11 - October 12th, 2021, 9:33 am Post #11 - October 12th, 2021, 9:33 am
    Thurs Nov 18
    Tues Nov 30
    Thurs Dec 2
    Wed Dec 8
    Thurs Dec 9

    All good. Only Dec. 1 is unavailable.
    "All great change in America begins at the dinner table." Ronald Reagan

    http://midwestmaize.wordpress.com
  • Post #12 - October 12th, 2021, 10:18 am
    Post #12 - October 12th, 2021, 10:18 am Post #12 - October 12th, 2021, 10:18 am
    All are good for Moetchandon and me, although If it's a Wednesday or Thursday, we probably won't be able to get there 'til 7.
  • Post #13 - October 12th, 2021, 11:54 am
    Post #13 - October 12th, 2021, 11:54 am Post #13 - October 12th, 2021, 11:54 am
    ok, based on the above, I'll state 7pm dinner on Wed Dec 1. seems that will fit into most folks calendar as well as time.

    I'll adjust first post to reflect attendees & timing

    I'm looking forward to this !!
    I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.
  • Post #14 - October 12th, 2021, 12:25 pm
    Post #14 - October 12th, 2021, 12:25 pm Post #14 - October 12th, 2021, 12:25 pm
    Moetchandon & I are looking forward to this.
  • Post #15 - October 25th, 2021, 8:57 am
    Post #15 - October 25th, 2021, 8:57 am Post #15 - October 25th, 2021, 8:57 am
    Add me. Looking forward.
    Think Yiddish, Dress British - Advice of Evil Ronnie to me.
  • Post #16 - October 30th, 2021, 2:36 pm
    Post #16 - October 30th, 2021, 2:36 pm Post #16 - October 30th, 2021, 2:36 pm
    If there's room for two more, Cabbagehead and I would like to join you as well.
  • Post #17 - November 1st, 2021, 11:12 am
    Post #17 - November 1st, 2021, 11:12 am Post #17 - November 1st, 2021, 11:12 am
    EvA wrote:If there's room for two more...
    There is, thanks for your interest, looking forward.
    I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.
  • Post #18 - November 3rd, 2021, 10:44 am
    Post #18 - November 3rd, 2021, 10:44 am Post #18 - November 3rd, 2021, 10:44 am
    sounds interesting but I will be out of town then. Please report back on the food.
    Toria

    "I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it" - As You Like It,
    W. Shakespeare
  • Post #19 - November 24th, 2021, 4:58 pm
    Post #19 - November 24th, 2021, 4:58 pm Post #19 - November 24th, 2021, 4:58 pm
    I've checked the weather forecast for this day, and it looks sufficiently unthreatening. (Cold temperatures, slick road conditions, high accumulations of snow would find me not venturing outside. :x)
    I have to remember to operate the 1987 Chevrolet Sprint occasionally so that its battery does not drain. :roll:
    So please add me to the register. :)
    subsequent addition:
    Here are images of what foodstuffs may be on offer at this dinner. :D
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    Image Image Image Image Image
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  • Post #20 - November 29th, 2021, 9:31 am
    Post #20 - November 29th, 2021, 9:31 am Post #20 - November 29th, 2021, 9:31 am
    Cabbagehead and I are sorry to miss the dinner, but we've had a death in the family and will have to miss this one.
  • Post #21 - November 30th, 2021, 9:35 pm
    Post #21 - November 30th, 2021, 9:35 pm Post #21 - November 30th, 2021, 9:35 pm
    Sorry I can't make it. But I have been there before -- and everything is great. I think this is the only place I've ever been where I would encourage getting the sweetbreads and tongue.
    "All great change in America begins at the dinner table." Ronald Reagan

    http://midwestmaize.wordpress.com
  • Post #22 - December 1st, 2021, 12:11 am
    Post #22 - December 1st, 2021, 12:11 am Post #22 - December 1st, 2021, 12:11 am
    I'm sorry to say I won't be able to join the group tomorrow, either. Sorry to miss it. I hope you have a great time!

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #23 - December 1st, 2021, 7:21 am
    Post #23 - December 1st, 2021, 7:21 am Post #23 - December 1st, 2021, 7:21 am
    ok, attendee list updated, 7 of us at 7 tonight

    Looking forward
    I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.
  • Post #24 - December 1st, 2021, 11:42 am
    Post #24 - December 1st, 2021, 11:42 am Post #24 - December 1st, 2021, 11:42 am
    Sweet Willie,
    I regret to write this post, but since yesterday I have been fighting a cold (sneezing, runny nose). Seems like the pre-Covid fall colds. But rather than "tough it out," I should cancel for tonight and rest and have soup.

    This seems like a restaurant in which "power in ordering" is desirable, and I will miss your company, but this is for the best. :cry:

    Gary
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik
  • Post #25 - December 1st, 2021, 2:29 pm
    Post #25 - December 1st, 2021, 2:29 pm Post #25 - December 1st, 2021, 2:29 pm
    GAF wrote: But rather than "tough it out," I should cancel for tonight and rest and have soup.
    makes sense, sorry to miss you & the others that are unable to make it
    I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.
  • Post #26 - December 1st, 2021, 6:37 pm
    Post #26 - December 1st, 2021, 6:37 pm Post #26 - December 1st, 2021, 6:37 pm
    Remember for parking, do not park in liquor store lot. Plenty of open parking to the south of the restaurant on NE corner of Lee & Algonquin
    I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.
  • Post #27 - December 2nd, 2021, 10:26 am
    Post #27 - December 2nd, 2021, 10:26 am Post #27 - December 2nd, 2021, 10:26 am
    Sweet Willie wrote:Remember for parking, do not park in liquor store lot. Plenty of open parking to the south of the restaurant on NE corner of Lee & Algonquin


    Not plenty!

    Yet once I got in, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Thanks for setting up Willie.
    Think Yiddish, Dress British - Advice of Evil Ronnie to me.
  • Post #28 - December 2nd, 2021, 2:24 pm
    Post #28 - December 2nd, 2021, 2:24 pm Post #28 - December 2nd, 2021, 2:24 pm
    O.K., here are the photographs I took at Wednesday's LTHF dinner @ Mehanata.
    Three of them are good, but on the fourth one, no matter how many times I tried shooting it, I had a slight twitch in my arm when pressing the shutter button, and so it looks a little fuzzy. :( Click on the thumbnail, or if it doesn't appear, the symbol of the broken image, and the full-sized image shall appear in a separate tab.
    Image Image Image Image
    Here is the Lincoln Square amusement park which people mentioned, but which I could remember only from reading about it at this World-Wide Web URL. Dr. Neil Gale, Ph.D. sporadically posts here on LTHF, but I've noticed that when he does, a long(er)-standing member of the forum usually makes a snarky reply to him. {It does seem to me that he was a victim of drama on faceb 00 k when after disclosing that a member therein had posted false information, he was kicked and banned from the group because that member was the group's moderator. :x }
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