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Chowdown: the Plan as of right now.

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Seth Zurer Aug 24, 2001 04:26 PM

It seems from the dying down of traffic in the planning thread that we have reached a pivotal moment in the genesis of the First Ever Chicago Chowhound Chowdown. At this moment, I think we should hammer down a few details, and set the stage for what will follow. If any of the details I provide here seem peculiar or wrong or out of line with what has been settled in the other threads, or presumptuous in an inappropriate way, please let me know.

The Place: Lao Sze Chuan
2172 S Archer Av
312-326-5040

The Date: Sept 2, 2001

The Time: 7:00?

The Guests: Any one that wants to come! VitalInfo (vitalinfo@aol.com) has graciously offered to be the repository for RSVP's. When you know how many you'll be, let him know. Even if you have already posted your intention to attend on the board, email it to him to confirm so we can come up with a final count. I think we should try to get responses in by tuesday morning. That way we can call the place with the final count and still have enough time to haggle over details like the menu, the price etc.

The Program: Eating a chinese banquet. The more I think about it, the more sense it makes for us to go with a preset menu.

The cost: that'll depend on the menu: personally, i think we should shoot for $25-30 a person, but that may be inappropriately high or inappropriately low. Tony (our new friend at Lao Sze Chuan) is going to fax me a menu, and told me special items that are not on the menu can appear at the banquet.

So, that's that. Email VitalInfo@aol.com with the number of people you plan to come with. More updates to follow. Again, let me now if I've made any missteps.

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    Bruce RE: Seth Zurer Aug 27, 2001 04:07 PM

    Is anyone bringing a digital camera to record the festivities & later share online? (I don't own one, myself.)

    --Bruce

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      lee RE: Bruce Aug 27, 2001 05:04 PM

      I'll see if I can borrow one from work. Otherwise if someone brings a regular camera we can just get them to do one set of prints and one digital CD.

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      Vital Information RE: Seth Zurer Aug 27, 2001 05:06 PM

      Here's a list of people that have said they're coming to the chinatown chowhound chowdown:

      Vital Information (2)
      Zim (2)
      Michelle (2)
      Bruce B
      Tara
      Seth
      Lee
      Anne K (2)
      Mark at rightonf! (?)
      This puts the current total at 14, including Mark.

      Please let me know if I got any of your information wrong (i.e., missing a guest). Mark, please confirm your attendance.

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        Vital Information RE: Vital Information Aug 27, 2001 07:43 PM

        Here is an updated list as of 6:30 CDT

        Here's a list of people that have said they're coming to the chinatown chowhound chowdown:

        Vital Information (2)
        Zim (2)
        Michael (who rather does not prefer michelle)(2)
        Bruce B
        Tara
        Seth
        Lee
        Anne K (2)
        Rene G
        Mark at rightonfut! (?)

        This puts the current total at 15, including Mark.

        Please let me know if I got any of your information wrong (i.e., missing a guest, wrong gender, mispelled name, etc.). Mark, please confirm your attendance.

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          Peter RE: Vital Information Aug 28, 2001 12:36 PM

          I hope you have a terrific time and DO IT AGAIN. Sorry to miss the event, but I'm trying to squeeze in the last few warm weekends up north. I hope you have a boardwide invitation again soon.

          Best of luck, healthy appetite!

          Regards,
          Peter

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            Anne K RE: Peter Aug 28, 2001 05:53 PM

            Sorry, our plans changed, we're going to the Kane County Flea Market on Sunday, so please count us two out. Thanks and we look forward to the next Chowdown.

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            Seth Zurer RE: Vital Information Aug 28, 2001 05:29 PM

            What about Erik M? He expressed an interest in coming: perhaps he neglected to email. Plus Cliff and 1. Plus I'm bringing a date. Plus TJS(?).

            By my count: our positive RSVP's add up to 18. If anyone else plans to attend (which all are welcome to do), please pipe in! I am going to talk to our host this afternoon: it would be a shame if we under-ordered. (Although that does seem unlikely--i am not known for my ordering restraint *heh*)

            The current list:
            Vital Information (2)
            Zim (2)
            Michael (2)
            Bruce B
            Tara
            Seth (2)
            Lee
            Anne K (2)
            Rene G
            Mark at rightonfuton.com (?)
            Cliff Abrams (2)

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              Mark RE: Seth Zurer Aug 28, 2001 05:47 PM

              Mark plus one. See you all Sunday.

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                Vital Information RE: Seth Zurer Aug 28, 2001 08:52 PM

                The current list:
                Vital Information (2)
                Zim (2)
                Michael (2)
                Bruce B
                Tara
                Seth (2)
                Lee (2) (updated)
                Anne K (2)
                Rene G
                Mark
                Cliff Abrams (2)

                I was in chinatown mall tonight and our place was packed. researvations seem like a must!

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                  Vital Information RE: Vital Information Aug 28, 2001 08:54 PM

                  The current list:
                  Vital Information (2)
                  Zim (2)
                  Michael (2)
                  Bruce B
                  Tara
                  Seth (2)
                  Lee (2) (updated)
                  Anne K - out
                  Rene G
                  Mark
                  Cliff Abrams (2)

                  I was in chinatown mall tonight and our place was packed. researvations seem like a must!

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                    Vital Information RE: Vital Information Aug 29, 2001 09:36 AM

                    The current list:
                    Vital Information (2)
                    Zim (2)
                    Michael (2)
                    Bruce B
                    Tara
                    Seth (2)
                    Lee (2) (updated)
                    Anne K - out
                    Rene G
                    Mark (2) (updated)
                    Cliff Abrams (2)
                    that makes 17!!

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                      Vital Information RE: Vital Information Aug 29, 2001 12:15 PM

                      The current list:
                      Vital Information (2)
                      Zim (2)
                      Michael (2)
                      Bruce B
                      Tara - out
                      Seth (2)
                      Lee (2) (updated)
                      Anne K - out
                      Rene G
                      Mark (2) (updated)
                      Cliff Abrams (2)
                      Erick M (2)
                      that makes 18!!

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            Cliff Abrams RE: Seth Zurer Aug 28, 2001 12:32 PM

            Sorry for the late confirmation. I was out of town. I'll be there, with, i think, one other. Anyway, put me down for two. I'll NOT confirm this at VitalInfo. Right?

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