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Getting together a group for Amada's Pig Roast?

uhockey Jul 19, 2010 05:20 AM

Hello all -

Will be in town from 08/25-08/28 for a conference and have three potential open nights for dinner (8/25, 8/26, 8/28.) Would love to do the Pig Roast at Amada (plus other tapas) but need a group of 4 to do this. I've seen posts on here indicating people have tried to put a group together via Chowhound before to do this, but never saw any results. I'm traveling solo but if I could find 3 others willing to join in that would be great.


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    bonappetite RE: uhockey Jul 19, 2010 09:12 AM

    Count me in, any of those dates work for me. Most flexible time-wise 8/25 as I'm off.
    Thanks for trying to make this work out.

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    1. re: bonappetite
      uhockey RE: bonappetite Jul 19, 2010 10:01 AM

      Nice - once we have a few more people intrested we can coordinate logistics and such.


    2. Tir_na_nOg RE: uhockey Jul 19, 2010 09:18 PM

      I'm interested for any of those dates!

      Just moved to Philly from Boston. Might as well start with the pig I've been hearing about...

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      1. re: Tir_na_nOg
        uhockey RE: Tir_na_nOg Jul 20, 2010 03:26 AM

        We need a 4th and someone to coordinate the reservation - I think I'd prefer do the 28th, but the 25th would work as well.


        1. re: uhockey
          bonappetite RE: uhockey Jul 20, 2010 04:46 AM

          I will try for the 28th for a res. I should be able to find a 4th person if we don't get anyone else on here. I think I've also heard that they'll do for 3 but charge for 4 which i would be fine with. I have no trouble making reservation but please let me know by Mon-Tues of that week as they reserve w/ $50 on credit card and i've already lost that once with friends who had to change plans!!

          1. re: bonappetite
            bluehensfan RE: bonappetite Jul 20, 2010 05:20 AM

            I do know that Amada can do the pig roast for three but will charge for four... More leftovers!

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              Tir_na_nOg RE: bluehensfan Jul 20, 2010 05:32 AM

              4 is a minimum, right? They'll do one for >4 as well? Sounds like a huge quantity of food, plus there are the tapas to try as well. A couple more people might not be a bad idea...

              If you contact the moderators (use the "Report" button), they'll sticky this thread to the top of the board to make it more visible. At least that's the way we always did it on the Boston board.

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                bluehensfan RE: Tir_na_nOg Jul 20, 2010 05:44 AM

                I know for three people with tapas before it was an enormous amount of food...we wound up freezing leftovers and reheating them for a while. The pig roast at Amada is not "small bites" like the rest of the food at Amada by any stretch of the imagination because the onions, potatoes, chickpeas, etc. It is a large meal in itself but I am not sure if the proportions would change if your group is larger.

                1. re: bluehensfan
                  Rondo RE: bluehensfan Jul 20, 2010 08:04 AM

                  I don't think the amount of food changes. I've done it twice, once with 4 of us and we were eating leftovers for the next week and another time with 8 of us, there wasn't anything left.

                  Uhockey, if you do August 25 there is a good possibility that I could round up a couple people. In a situation like this, the more the merrier.

            2. re: bonappetite
              uhockey RE: bonappetite Jul 20, 2010 07:54 AM

              I'm down for it - just decide on the 25th or 28th, book it around 7:00pm, and tell me where to show up - the sooner the better so I can coordinate the rest of my trip. The 25th may be easier to score a reservation, not being the weekend and all.

              I certainly don't mind if it is 3 people, the price really doesn't matter all that much (within reason). Don't really mind the portions, either, I plan to order a couple extra tapas at least - I'll let whomever take home leftovers - I'm there for the food and the experience.

              If personal communication is needed to coordinate (and certainly not to detract from conversation on this board) my blog could be used.


            3. re: uhockey
              sommrluv RE: uhockey Jul 20, 2010 05:51 AM

              Great blog, btw uhockey!

              1. re: sommrluv
                uhockey RE: sommrluv Jul 20, 2010 07:48 AM

                Thank you. Glad to contribute and relive memories of good times.

                1. re: uhockey
                  bonappetite RE: uhockey Jul 20, 2010 10:47 AM

                  Uhockey, Rondo and Tir na nag, can't get it to reply on your blogspot.
                  8/25 at 7:15, res for 6
                  can contact me at foltzr@aol.com since i don't want to be in trouble w/ CH or post on your blog.
                  Will be out of town for a couple of days

                  1. re: bonappetite
                    uhockey RE: bonappetite Jul 21, 2010 11:50 AM

                    E-mail sent.


          2. The Chowhound Team RE: uhockey Jul 20, 2010 08:44 AM

            Folks, as per our guidelines, we'd like to ask that someone provide an email address or other point of off-board contact information so the discussion of the logistics of RSVPing, etc, can happen offline. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/36760...


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            1. re: The Chowhound Team
              uhockey RE: The Chowhound Team Jul 20, 2010 12:45 PM

              Thanks, and will do.

            2. uhockey RE: uhockey Jul 24, 2010 03:45 PM

              The meetup is set for August 25th at 7:00 - thanks to all for making this happen and thanks to Chowhound for the forum to make it doable. :-)


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