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Schudog Aug 23, 2001 02:27 AM

Since nobody really seemed to take the lead I'll take a shot. How about this:

Bring a slab of baby backs or beef brisket from your favorite BBQ place for the whole gang to try.

How about meeting in Long Beach and making a picnic out of it.

Say Sat Sept 8th?

I'm open to any other suggestions. But let's do this soon.

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    Thi N. Aug 23, 2001 02:56 AM

    Yo. A few of us are currently working on a meeting time and place.

    I was thinking we'd do it in a more central location, so more Chowhounders could come. Also, as per the suggestion from the more meeting-experienced SF Chowhounds, in the middle of the week.

    We currently have a place in Hollywood with certain limitations. If anybody else has a place that they'd like to offer for the BBQ taste-test gathering, relatively central - maybe anywhere between Westwood and Downtown - please e-mail me, being sure to remove the SPAMBLOCK.

    If worst comes to worst, we can use my place, which is central, but terribly small. Grad student digs.

    -thi

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      Rachael Martin Aug 30, 2001 01:19 PM

      I an new to both SoCal and the chowhouds board, but love BBQ. When is this gathering taking place? I have a house in Echo Park with a not tiny back yard, front porch to sip tea and a reasonably sized kitchen.

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      lonesomehobo Aug 23, 2001 07:40 PM

      You guys are cruel. First all this talk about face and brain tacos and now ribs and slabs. What's us poor vegetarians supposed to do? We're chowhounds to, ya know!

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        Samo Aug 24, 2001 05:56 PM

        I love meat, but decided to give it up over a year ago. While I am confident that amongst advanced societies the vegetarians will eventually gain the upper hand, I do not deny myself the bittersweet pleasure of reading about sushi, barbecued ribs, steak and Zankou chicken. The taste memories are still brightly buzzing in my grainfed brain, and a bit of vicarious carnivory makes me a happier fellow. If I am not yet so far from my meateating days that I cannot thrill to the sight of a Rueben sandwich, I still find the practices of hunting and fishing unutterably barbaric. A woman on the tram was talking about letting a hunter onto her property up north to hunt redtailed hawks. Though rationally there are no grounds for censuring the killing of one animal rather than another for pleasure, I experienced a shock at the idea of hunting so handsome and dignified a hunter. But finally which is worse, setting out with a rifle to murder a wild thing or investing millions in an enterprise involving holding pens, artificial insemination, antibiotic-laced feed, slaughterhouses and more to murder countless neverwild things to sell their flesh those who can't afford freerange?

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