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    Post #1 - September 20th, 2022, 10:38 pm
    Post #1 - September 20th, 2022, 10:38 pm Post #1 - September 20th, 2022, 10:38 pm
    Event details here >> Click.

    Hi all,

    At last Sunday's picnic, a lot of people expressed their enthusiasm for getting our holiday party back on track this year, so I think definitely think we should do so. The last few were on Thursday evenings, which worked well for a number of reasons. This year, I think we should follow the same template. To that end, Thursday December 1 -- one week after Thanksgiving -- would be a nice time for us to gather and kick off the season together.

    Some of us have already thrown a few ideas around and are currently working on putting something together that, I think, will be a lot of fun and a great fit for our group. Once we get the details locked (pricing, capacity, menu, etc.), I'll come back and share them here. If you're interested in joining, please save the date on your calendar.

    While we finalize the details, you might want to consider what amazing treasure you'll bring to the gift exchange and how you'll top your generosity at our last holiday party food drive.

    Thanks!

    =R=

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    Same planet, different world
  • Post #2 - September 21st, 2022, 11:17 am
    Post #2 - September 21st, 2022, 11:17 am Post #2 - September 21st, 2022, 11:17 am
    Great! Fortunately before it was plugged in with an obligation elsewhere.
    Cathy2

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  • Post #3 - September 21st, 2022, 8:28 pm
    Post #3 - September 21st, 2022, 8:28 pm Post #3 - September 21st, 2022, 8:28 pm
    Yay!! Clearly I'm in, how wonderful we can do our food drive again.
    For what we choose is what we are. He should not miss this second opportunity to re-create himself with food. Jim Crace "The Devil's Larder"
  • Post #4 - September 21st, 2022, 8:39 pm
    Post #4 - September 21st, 2022, 8:39 pm Post #4 - September 21st, 2022, 8:39 pm
    I’m in -looking forward to it.
  • Post #5 - October 3rd, 2022, 1:24 pm
    Post #5 - October 3rd, 2022, 1:24 pm Post #5 - October 3rd, 2022, 1:24 pm
    Hi all,

    Still pushing this forward and hoping to have some additional details locked down and posted soon.

    In the meantime, while planning, our prospective host offered to provide karaoke for us. My gut reaction was to politely decline but I figured I'd at least float it here and see what people thought.

    So . . . thoughts on karaoke? 8)

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #6 - October 3rd, 2022, 2:44 pm
    Post #6 - October 3rd, 2022, 2:44 pm Post #6 - October 3rd, 2022, 2:44 pm
    If I cannot hear myself think when the karaoke is going, then please no.

    My two cents ...
    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 3rd, 2022, 4:48 pm
    Post #7 - October 3rd, 2022, 4:48 pm Post #7 - October 3rd, 2022, 4:48 pm
    As a former semi-professional vocalist, if karaoke is there. I’d probably participate. But I certainly don’t need it, and wouldn’t miss it if it wasn’t available.
  • Post #8 - October 4th, 2022, 5:06 am
    Post #8 - October 4th, 2022, 5:06 am Post #8 - October 4th, 2022, 5:06 am
    Seems like the biggest reason for this gathering is so that our group can socialize and celebrate the season. Trying to listen to or talk over someone singing does not, to me, accomplish that purpose.
  • Post #9 - October 4th, 2022, 10:11 am
    Post #9 - October 4th, 2022, 10:11 am Post #9 - October 4th, 2022, 10:11 am
    lougord99 wrote:Seems like the biggest reason for this gathering is so that our group can socialize and celebrate the season. Trying to listen to or talk over someone singing does not, to me, accomplish that purpose.

    Wait. Is my belting out karaoke Christmas carols not celebrating the season?! :lol:

    In all seriousness, it was a nice offer but didn't seem like a good fit for us. Still, I didn't want to nix it without first running it up the flagpole here. I'll let them know there's no need/desire for karaoke at the event.

    Thanks,

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #10 - October 5th, 2022, 11:28 am
    Post #10 - October 5th, 2022, 11:28 am Post #10 - October 5th, 2022, 11:28 am
    I have a six-page package of songs I've sung at Karaoke. :lol:
    I have performed on the floor of the Great American Beer Festival (Obviously, I am not attending this year.). But I do not really need to perform at this. Thank you for the offer nonetheless. :)
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  • Post #11 - October 5th, 2022, 12:25 pm
    Post #11 - October 5th, 2022, 12:25 pm Post #11 - October 5th, 2022, 12:25 pm
    Lovely offer, but it just doesn't sound like this group -- especially since it seems unlikely we'd all be celebrating the same holiday. :)
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  • Post #12 - October 5th, 2022, 12:40 pm
    Post #12 - October 5th, 2022, 12:40 pm Post #12 - October 5th, 2022, 12:40 pm
    Cynthia wrote:Lovely offer, but it just doesn't sound like this group -- especially since it seems unlikely we'd all be celebrating the same holiday. :)

    I don't think we'd be limited to one holiday or just holiday music but let's face it, it would have been quite a surprise to many of us if this group had responded favorably to the karaoke offer . . . in any configuration. I just didn't want to decline it without making sure.

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #13 - October 22nd, 2022, 2:51 pm
    Post #13 - October 22nd, 2022, 2:51 pm Post #13 - October 22nd, 2022, 2:51 pm
    Hi all,

    I'm hoping to push this forward and post some salient details in the next week or so. Please, stayed tuned . . . :)

    Thanks!

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #14 - October 23rd, 2022, 4:14 pm
    Post #14 - October 23rd, 2022, 4:14 pm Post #14 - October 23rd, 2022, 4:14 pm
    We can’t wait to join in
    Thanks for letting me know the date!
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener
  • Post #15 - October 30th, 2022, 9:18 am
    Post #15 - October 30th, 2022, 9:18 am Post #15 - October 30th, 2022, 9:18 am
    Can't wait to hear the news! Thank you, Ronnie, for making this happen.
    “Assuredly it is a great accomplishment to be a novelist, but it is no mediocre glory to be a cook.” -- Alexandre Dumas

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  • Post #16 - October 30th, 2022, 4:45 pm
    Post #16 - October 30th, 2022, 4:45 pm Post #16 - October 30th, 2022, 4:45 pm
    I suspect that pent up enthusiasm will fill these slots very quickly. Looking forward to it. Thank you to everyone involved here.

    I already know what gift I am giving.
  • Post #17 - October 31st, 2022, 7:07 pm
    Post #17 - October 31st, 2022, 7:07 pm Post #17 - October 31st, 2022, 7:07 pm
    Dear LTH,

    Does this stuffed eggplant look good to you?
    Image
    Ang Tropp Dott

    How about these wings?
    Image
    Slab Morn Ang

    What about this traditional Cambodian beef sausage?
    Image
    Bai Twako

    If they do, please read on . . .

    I'm very happy to announce that after a 2-year hiatus, the LTH holiday party is officially back on. This year's edition will be at Chef Mona Sang's Khmai Cambodian Fine Dining in Rogers Park. In case you're not familiar with it, there's a thread here.

    Here are the basic details:
    When: Thursday December 1, 2022
    Time: 6-10 pm
    Where: Khmai Cambodian Fine Dining, 2043 W Howard St, Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (312) 626-7710
    *Cost: $70/per person (includes tax and tip)

    *BYO wine and champagne are permitted. Beer and hard liquor must be purchased separately during the event.

    Here's the menu, which looks to be pretty darned awesome . . .

    Menu (subject to change, yada yada . . .)
    Passed Appetizers (6:00 - 6:30pm)
    Sach Koh Ang
    Sach Morn Ang
    Mai’s Eggrolls

    The rest of the meal will be served family-style . . .

    Seated Appetizers
    Slab Morn Ang
    Prahok Ktiss

    1st Course (salad)
    Bok Lahong
    Nom Kow

    2nd Course (noodle)
    Nomba Chok

    3rd Course (soup)
    Somlar Machu Kreoung
    Kaw Ko

    4th Course (main/rice)
    Bai Twako
    Cha Tropp Dott Sach Chrouk

    Dessert
    Nom Ansom Chek
    <>-<>-<>-<>-<>

    Important Additional Details
    If you want to attend, please post here (or PM me) and we'll PM you with payment 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 42 people.

    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 and Chouxfly have 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
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #18 - October 31st, 2022, 7:26 pm
    Post #18 - October 31st, 2022, 7:26 pm Post #18 - October 31st, 2022, 7:26 pm
    Jennie and I are in.

    How do we pay ?
  • Post #19 - October 31st, 2022, 7:57 pm
    Post #19 - October 31st, 2022, 7:57 pm Post #19 - October 31st, 2022, 7:57 pm
    Hell yeah!!!!
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #20 - October 31st, 2022, 8:54 pm
    Post #20 - October 31st, 2022, 8:54 pm Post #20 - October 31st, 2022, 8:54 pm
    lougord99 wrote:Jennie and I are in.

    How do we pay ?

    Ditto!
    Cathy2

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  • Post #21 - October 31st, 2022, 11:11 pm
    Post #21 - October 31st, 2022, 11:11 pm Post #21 - October 31st, 2022, 11:11 pm
    Hi all,

    I'm glad to see the initial interest. Based on what I've read so far (here and PM's), I do think this will sell out quickly. I'll organize a payment instruction PM and send it out asap to all who've indicated they plan to attend. That'll most likely happen sometime on Tuesday.

    Thanks!

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #22 - November 1st, 2022, 6:02 am
    Post #22 - November 1st, 2022, 6:02 am Post #22 - November 1st, 2022, 6:02 am
    Yes please, for SueF and I.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #23 - November 1st, 2022, 8:52 am
    Post #23 - November 1st, 2022, 8:52 am Post #23 - November 1st, 2022, 8:52 am
    Mr. X and I are in!
    -Mary
  • Post #24 - November 1st, 2022, 9:35 am
    Post #24 - November 1st, 2022, 9:35 am Post #24 - November 1st, 2022, 9:35 am
    I’m purchasing for myself, petite-gourmande and possibly mbh.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #25 - November 1st, 2022, 11:13 am
    Post #25 - November 1st, 2022, 11:13 am Post #25 - November 1st, 2022, 11:13 am
    Hi all,

    Payment info has been sent via PM. Please let me know if you've posted interest here (or PM'd me) and have not received it. In the meantime, here's our first roster of paid attendees:

    ronnie_suburban + 2
    Cathy2
    REB
    RAB
    boudreaulicious
    petite-gourmande
    mbh
    nr706
    moetchandon
    mamagotcha
    Chouxfly
    The GP
    Mr. X
    JoelF
    SueF
    ~17~

    Based on what I've seen so far, I expect we'll be close to 50% sold out by the end of the day.

    Thanks!

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #26 - November 1st, 2022, 11:21 am
    Post #26 - November 1st, 2022, 11:21 am Post #26 - November 1st, 2022, 11:21 am
    Incidentally, Ward Eight is a short walk away and opens at 5pm on Thursdays, in case anyone would like to meet up for a pre- or post-event drink.

    Ward Eight
    629 Howard St
    Evanston
    “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 #27 - November 1st, 2022, 12:03 pm
    Post #27 - November 1st, 2022, 12:03 pm Post #27 - November 1st, 2022, 12:03 pm
    For anyone who'd like more complete descriptions of the menu items, please check out the pics of the menu at the bottom of this post. If I have time, I'll try to come back and add them to our menu here but I'd only be transposing from that post anyway.

    There are also some descriptions at Khmai's website.

    Thanks!

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #28 - November 1st, 2022, 12:52 pm
    Post #28 - November 1st, 2022, 12:52 pm Post #28 - November 1st, 2022, 12:52 pm
    New list . . .

    ronnie_suburban + 2
    Cathy2
    REB
    RAB
    boudreaulicious
    petite-gourmande
    mbh
    nr706
    moetchandon
    mamagotcha
    Chouxfly
    The GP
    Mr. X
    JoelF
    SueF
    irisarbor +1
    lougord99 + 1
    Jazzfood
    BR
    pudgym29
    ~24~

    Okay, we're +50% sold out and I know a few more folks who've expressed interest and are almost certain to attend. Nooice! :)

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #29 - November 2nd, 2022, 2:12 am
    Post #29 - November 2nd, 2022, 2:12 am Post #29 - November 2nd, 2022, 2:12 am
    mamagotcha wrote: Incidentally, Ward Eight is a short walk away and opens at 5pm on Thursdays, in case anyone would like to meet up for a pre- or post-event drink.
    Ward Eight
    629 Howard St
    Evanston
    Howard St. Brwg. is nearby. Its Thursday hours are 3:00 - 11:00 pm. :idea:
    Howard Street Brewing
    1617 W. Howard St.
    Chicago, IL. 60626
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  • Post #30 - November 3rd, 2022, 8:24 pm
    Post #30 - November 3rd, 2022, 8:24 pm Post #30 - November 3rd, 2022, 8:24 pm
    I would very much like to join you for this. Please let me know how to pay.

    Oh -- and will there be water or tea for those of us who may not feel up to alcohol that evening?
    "All great change in America begins at the dinner table." Ronald Reagan

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