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Monica Nov 3, 2013 02:33 PM

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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    Lacrosse_Gastronomic Dec 20, 2013 10:13 AM

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

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      Bkeats Dec 19, 2013 10:33 AM

      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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        foodwhisperer Dec 20, 2013 09:56 AM

        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. Monica Dec 18, 2013 12:31 PM

        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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          ellenost Dec 18, 2013 12:47 PM

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

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            coasts Dec 18, 2013 05:48 PM

            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.

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              foodwhisperer Dec 18, 2013 07:36 PM

              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.

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                Ziggy41 Dec 19, 2013 06:13 AM

                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.

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                Steve R Dec 19, 2013 06:07 AM

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

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                  Motosport Dec 19, 2013 07:06 AM

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

              3. Monica Dec 18, 2013 08:04 AM

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

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                  Ziggy41 Dec 18, 2013 08:58 AM

                  Enjoy. Wish I could attend this

                2. Monica Dec 17, 2013 09:01 AM

                  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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                    Motosport Dec 17, 2013 09:10 AM

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

                  2. Monica Dec 16, 2013 07:08 AM

                    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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                      coasts Dec 16, 2013 07:33 AM

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

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                        Motosport Dec 16, 2013 08:08 AM

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

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                          Monica Dec 16, 2013 08:32 AM

                          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.

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                        Phil Ogelos Dec 16, 2013 09:23 AM

                        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!)

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                          ellenost Dec 16, 2013 10:32 AM

                          :-). Thanks Phil!

                      3. coasts Dec 6, 2013 06:20 PM

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

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                          ellenost Dec 16, 2013 08:12 AM

                          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. Monica Dec 5, 2013 06:49 AM

                          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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                            Motosport Dec 5, 2013 08:39 AM

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

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                            hellodominick Dec 4, 2013 08:26 PM

                            deft interested.

                            1. Monica Dec 4, 2013 08:38 AM

                              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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                                coasts Dec 4, 2013 09:05 PM

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

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                                  plf515 Dec 5, 2013 04:18 AM

                                  What date and time?

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                                    foodwhisperer Dec 5, 2013 10:06 PM

                                    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.

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                                    saregama Nov 27, 2013 03:22 PM

                                    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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                                      foodwhisperer Nov 28, 2013 08:59 AM

                                      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.

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                                        deepfry7 Nov 28, 2013 10:37 AM

                                        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.

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                                          foodwhisperer Dec 5, 2013 06:30 AM

                                          deepfry7...I look forward to it neighbor.

                                    2. coasts Nov 26, 2013 05:40 PM

                                      i'm in, but it's far.

                                      1. Motosport Nov 26, 2013 10:31 AM

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

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                                          Bkeats Nov 26, 2013 10:39 AM

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

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                                            Motosport Nov 26, 2013 11:03 AM

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

                                        2. Monica Nov 26, 2013 10:21 AM

                                          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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                                            Pookipichu Nov 26, 2013 10:27 AM

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

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                                              Ttrockwood Nov 26, 2013 04:38 PM

                                              I'll join in too!

                                            2. GoodGravy Nov 25, 2013 01:04 PM

                                              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. Motosport Nov 25, 2013 08:04 AM

                                                Anywhere but Maison Kayser!!!

                                                1. Monica Nov 25, 2013 06:57 AM

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

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                                                    plf515 Nov 25, 2013 04:41 AM

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

                                                    1. Phil Ogelos Nov 24, 2013 04:01 PM

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

                                                      1. PHREDDY Nov 24, 2013 03:47 PM

                                                        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!

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                                                          foodwhisperer Nov 22, 2013 07:43 PM

                                                          I like the idea.

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                                                            saregama Nov 22, 2013 01:59 PM

                                                            Great idea...

                                                            1. Motosport Nov 22, 2013 08:37 AM

                                                              Wednesday Dec 18 works for me.

                                                              1. JungMann Nov 22, 2013 07:38 AM

                                                                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. Monica Nov 21, 2013 12:36 PM

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

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                                                                    ipsedixit Nov 21, 2013 12:49 PM

                                                                    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.

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                                                                      coasts Nov 21, 2013 02:54 PM

                                                                      Count me in for midtown east lunch.

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                                                                    plf515 Nov 4, 2013 11:01 AM

                                                                    This could be fun.

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

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