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Lunch buddies wanted

Inspired by the thread listed below....
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/922607

Let me know if anyone is interested in meeting people over lunch. I work in Midtown east(53rd and Park ave to be exact) but I am willing to travel if the restaurant has good subway connections. It might be fun. =)

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  1. This could be fun.

    There are many restaurants that seem more fun with a group.

    1. Motorsport and Ipsedixit(and whoever is interested), let's plan something in the near future. =)

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      1. re: Monica

        I just replied to your other thread. I'm totally up for it but won't be back in Manhattan until probably mid December, it looks like.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          Count me in for midtown east lunch.

      2. You get a lot more time away from your desk than I do! I usually consider the trip to Sur Empanadas a splurge. It would be nice to get away from the office for a change.

        1. Wednesday Dec 18 works for me.

              1. Count me in ...I am in the city at different locations all of the time. I can be there as long as I know the time , date and location.
                December 18th works for me....
                Would love to meet up with you all!

                1. May I come too, please?
                  I've been good company every 18 December at midday for as long as I can remember.

                  1. Weds. Dec 18 looks good for me too. This could be fun.

                    1. How about near Grand central(probably easiest location?) at around 12:30?
                      Other suggestions are welcomed.

                      1. Anywhere but Maison Kayser!!!

                        1. I get lunch at that corner a lot from King of Falafel. I'll keep an eye on this thread for a meet I can make in the future.

                          1. So I am thinking Soba Totto near Grand Central at 12:30. It's the only restaurant I can think of that can accommodate a group...of course there is Bierhaus but we will save that for next time. =)
                            Let me know who is coming so I can make a reservation.

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                            1. re: Monica

                              If you want to consider an AYCE option, Nirvana is excellent, reasonably priced and close to Grand Central.

                              1. I am in. Just let me know what time and where!

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                                1. re: Motosport

                                  Just be careful how you address the young ladies. ;)

                                  1. re: Bkeats

                                    Yo mamma! Wha's hangin'? I will be on my best behavior! After all, it's all about the food!

                                2. i'm in, but it's far.

                                  1. Sorry to have to miss it, I'll be away the 18th. But hopefully this will happen again, so I'll look forward to the next one!

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                                    1. re: saregama

                                      I have a previous appt. that day. Hopefully it will happen again. Perhaps Chinese restaurants would be a good choice as there are many that can accommodate large groups.

                                      1. re: foodwhisperer

                                        2nd foodwhisperer's suggestion on Chinese. Unfortunately, Dec 18 is bad for me as well.

                                        foodwhisperer - would like to dine with you in the future. I feel like you live near me because you've mentioned some of our neighborhood spots on occasion (say, Cornerstone for BBQ, which I know is not a "destination" spot). Ha.

                                        1. re: deepfry7

                                          deepfry7...I look forward to it neighbor.

                                    2. So change of plan...though I am not sure how many people are interested..LOL

                                      We are going to Land of Plenty on 58th street between 2nd and 3rd ave. It's my favorite Chinese restaurant. Please reply by Monday, Dec 16 so I know how many people are coming. Thank you.

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                                      1. re: Monica

                                        i'm in and it's also one of my favorites. had lunch there on Monday.

                                          1. re: Monica

                                            I look forward to hearing reports back on what I am sure will be a fun time. I feel bad that I can't attend that day. I do hope we do it again soon though.

                                            1. Please reply to mkim1206@yahoo.com
                                              or you can also reply to Motorsport.

                                              Dec 18th at 12:15pm.
                                              Again, please send a note or email by Dec 16th. Thanks!

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                                              1. re: Monica

                                                Please reply to Monica. I have enough on my plate. No pun intended.

                                              2. I hope ellenost comes, too. i think she works nearby.

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                                                1. re: coasts

                                                  Thanks coasts, but I'm stuck with a 1:00 meeting that I can't change. Look forward to reading all about your lunch.

                                                2. I think about 6 people signed up so far. Please confirm by tomorrow so I can make a reservation.
                                                  I am thinking we eat around 12:30.

                                                  Also, please make sure you bring cash in different denominations. And please let's not order drinks to make calculation easier at the end. =)

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                                                  1. re: Monica

                                                    I'm in. I'll have cash and won't be drinking.

                                                    1. re: coasts

                                                      Monica, I thought you were treating us!!!!!!!!!! HAH!! See you.

                                                      1. re: Motosport

                                                        I participated in my dept's lotto last week to fund this lunch but it seems pretty quite here so far. So umm..nope, I won't be treating you all.

                                                    2. re: Monica

                                                      I've had to beg off at the last minute, but I hope we can do something again in the New Year.
                                                      (I'd like to meet ellenost, too!)

                                                    3. Last call. I am not sure if those people who said yes earlier are coming or not...
                                                      12:30pm at Land of Plenty tomorrow...Dec 18, 2013.

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                                                      1. re: Monica

                                                        I am still in!!! It's my social event of the year!! Maybe the decade!!

                                                      2. Reservation made under my name, Monica. see you guys later.

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                                                        1. re: Monica

                                                          Enjoy. Wish I could attend this

                                                        2. Thanks again guys for coming out. It was fun..at least for me. ha. Motosport, you better not post any bad picture of me.

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                                                          1. re: Monica

                                                            Great to hear; hope to join the group for another lunch/dinner.

                                                            1. re: Monica

                                                              thanks again for arranging it, Monica. it was a lot of fun. always enjoyable to share a meal with virtual strangers, especially in that we had such a well traveled and knowledgable group today. i really enjoyed.

                                                              1. re: Monica

                                                                I want to hear more. I also want to attend future meals.
                                                                I'm glad everyone had a funtime. How was the food?
                                                                Anything else of interest.

                                                                1. re: foodwhisperer

                                                                  Yes, more details please. Who ate the most and paid the least ;) sounds like it was a fun event

                                                                  I'm always available in the Hells Kitchen or nearby area in case anyone is interested.

                                                                2. re: Monica

                                                                  Monica: Add my thanks for arranging this. Nice place, excellent company, good food. Happy to meet you.

                                                                  1. re: Steve R

                                                                    Amazing meal and fabulous company!!! Thanks to Monica for making the plans.
                                                                    Let's pick a date for January!!

                                                                3. Would have loved to be there too. It would be great if there was a dinner as a possibility as I rarely get out for lunch. I'm chained to my desk and any lunches out are working lunches with clients.

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                                                                  1. re: Bkeats

                                                                    Lunch or dinner during the week can usually work for me. Casual is usually best also. I have to wear a jacket and tie today, i hate it.

                                                                  2. I hereby nominate Moti Mahal Delux for the next group lunch.
                                                                    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/05/din...