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The Fall Roadfood Tour - Tue, 04/30/13 2:45 AM
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I know that it is probably to early to say what the destination is going to be, however is it possible to let us know what weekend it will be. I would love to go but I work for the Federal government. We have to sign up for our time off a long time in advance. In order to take some time off between July 1 - Sept 30 we have to sign up the first two weeks of May. So, if the tour is going to be in September, could you please let us know what weekend.
 
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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Tue, 04/30/13 8:40 AM
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Hi, the tour will most likely be in October this year.  We are exploring a Fri-Sat all-day event in both Memphis and Little Rock.  I hope to have an official announcement in a few weeks.

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Tue, 04/30/13 9:29 AM
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Wow!  Memphis and Little Rock would be a great combination! 

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Thu, 05/2/13 1:12 PM
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I'm on it...spreadsheet analysis has begun!  October is also good!!!  Can't wait for the 10-year extravaganza!!!

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Wed, 06/19/13 7:35 AM
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An official announcement is coming soon, but here is a sneak preview: http://roadfood.com/store/memphisarkansaseatingtour/

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Wed, 06/19/13 7:47 AM
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Just one man's opinion, but this is easily the best lineup of Roadfood restaurants yet for one of the tours!  Love the fact that the two great barbecue restaurants in Hot Springs are being included.  Stephen and Michael, you have outdone yourself.  I am booking my flight today!

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Wed, 06/19/13 7:51 AM
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Stephen, that looks intense and delicious.  A lot of wonderful stops.
 
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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Wed, 06/19/13 8:04 AM
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Looks fantastic! 

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Wed, 06/19/13 8:13 AM
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Everything looks great
 
Wish I could join all of you but lack of  time and lack of $$ prevents it 

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Wed, 06/19/13 12:17 PM
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Flight booked!  Can't wait!

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Thu, 06/20/13 9:11 AM
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Ditto...Flight Booked! 

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Thu, 06/20/13 9:53 AM
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Jane and I are booked... and salivating!

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Thu, 06/20/13 1:32 PM
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Hope to make this one!
 

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Thu, 06/27/13 9:44 AM
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Plan to be there..Mom and I looking forward to the trip!
 

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Thu, 06/27/13 10:52 AM
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I am all in...ticket and airfare secured!  Looking forward to seeing everyone! 

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Sun, 06/30/13 4:19 PM
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Tim and Terri are bought and ready! Waiting on info for hotel option....

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Thu, 07/18/13 11:05 AM
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I finally got around to buying Cousin Johnny's airfare yesterday and was able to get him from BWI to Memphis for under $200.00!  There are still some cheap plane tickets out there to be had.
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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Fri, 07/19/13 7:57 AM
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I also got a decent value from Chicago...there are some good values on Priceline for hotels also.  Looking forward to sharing a slice or two of pie with buffetbuster!  And of course, Cousin Johnny

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Fri, 07/19/13 8:03 AM
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What is this sharing of pie you speak of?  Sharing and pie are two words when put together that just don't register in my vocabulary!

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Fri, 07/19/13 9:31 AM
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Still over $300 R/T from Providence . Besides I think Sandra would kill me if I took another trip this year without her.

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Sun, 07/21/13 4:24 PM
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Guys, in the next couple of days I am going to post a $139/night rate for the SpringHill suites in the downtown area.  This will be the official hosted property for the eating tour.

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Mon, 07/22/13 8:10 AM
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Thanks Stephen!  Just looked it up and it is in an excellent location.  Very easy walk over to Beale Street and other downtown attractions.  I could see us making a late night visit to the Rendezvous the night before.  We are hoping to stay there for the Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Tue, 07/23/13 9:56 AM
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Sounds good....thanks Stephen! 

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Fri, 08/2/13 9:25 PM
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Got my room booked, and time off from work scheduled...now if the weather will play fair I'll get to ride across the state on a great fall weekend

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Sat, 08/3/13 3:59 PM
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I also got my room booked and am looking forward to the 10th annual tour! 

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Tue, 09/3/13 3:52 AM
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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Tue, 09/3/13 4:41 AM

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Tue, 09/3/13 5:25 PM
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Is there a cutoff number on passengers, before the tour gets cancelled??

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Tue, 09/3/13 7:47 PM
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Not speaking as an organizer but I have been on quite a few from sold out - about 50 or 1 bus - to 25 or so.  I am guessing this one has slightly over 30 so far so it's unlikely to be canceled. 

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Tue, 09/3/13 8:10 PM
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We have about 10 spots left before it is sold out.

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Tue, 09/3/13 9:16 PM
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GREAT...I'm really looking forward to this.

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Tue, 09/3/13 9:46 PM
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Hmmmm.  At the risk of appearing dense, I don't find the link to the hotel reservations anywhere on line and only discovered it through this post on the forum.  I am sure I must be overlooking it, but could someone direct me to the link?  Or do we just book at the hotel directly?
 
Thanks.
Joe

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Wed, 09/4/13 1:17 PM
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According to a computer search, SpringHill in downtown Memphis is booked up for the tour dates.  Is there a block of rooms reserved?
Thanks.
Joe

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Wed, 09/4/13 1:38 PM
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If you click HERE, this should take you to the Spring Hills website, with the ROADFOOD code already filled in to get you the special room rate.  There are some rooms still available, but the special deal ends September 17th, so if you are planning to go, now's the time to reserve a room.
 

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Wed, 09/25/13 6:54 AM
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21 days and counting down...

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Mon, 10/7/13 4:17 PM
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Dear Chitowndiner:

Have you ever frequented the "Calumet Fisheries," in south Chicago? If not, please ignore this post. If you do frequently, could you take a photo of their smoked shrimp and sturgeon and email it to,

mnakashi.20740.1999@gmail.com

I need these photos to accompany a Roadfood restaurant review in which my photo was of insufficient quality for posting on the site. Since I live in Las Cruces, NM, I am unlikely to get to this place in the near future.

See you in Memphis!

Thanks,
Marvin Nakashima

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Mon, 10/7/13 9:11 PM
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Hi Marvin - only been there once and sorry but no pictures. Perhaps someone else in our ChIcago group has some. I'll put the word out and see what I can find before we meet in Memphis...looking forward to some snacking! CTD

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Tue, 10/8/13 2:39 PM
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Just heard Walking in Memphis on the radio, which got me even more fired up about the upcoming tour.  Besides ChiTownDiner, cousin Johnny, Cubs Fan and myself, who else is going?

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Tue, 10/8/13 6:53 PM
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I'm going to be there....my first time hooking up with the group....can hardly wait.
 

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Wed, 10/9/13 10:11 AM
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Big_g-
So glad to hear that you will be joining in on the tour.  Looking forward to meeting you! 

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Wed, 10/9/13 10:50 AM
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Do we need to bring hawaiian shirts ??
 

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Wed, 10/9/13 11:22 AM
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Sorry Big_g, the Hawaiian shirts are for the annual Glee Club get-together every President's Day weekend.  For the Roadfood bus tours, just bring your best eating t-shirts!

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Wed, 10/9/13 5:45 PM
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Can handle that!
 

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Wed, 10/9/13 7:03 PM
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CTD:

Thanks, we'll see what transpires.

Marvin

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Thu, 10/10/13 7:30 AM
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Abe Froeman had pictures but not of the 2 items you requested.  We'll see if anyone else has pictures from the Chicago meeting at Calumet Fisheries. 

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Thu, 10/10/13 5:57 PM
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There are a bunch of photos of Calumet Fisheries in the "Spring Fling for the Milwaukee/Chicago Contingent" thread.  Check out the link in abe_froeman's post #180, bottom of page six.  Unfortunately, as CTD indicates, none of them are of the specific items you're looking for, but they're still some pretty good illustrative shots of what Calumet Fisheries is all about.
 
MIlwFoodlovers also has some good overview pics of Calumet Fisheries linked in his post #182, page seven.
 
I know some of the Contingent members have since made return trips to Calumet, and the ladies (a_f and s_d) I'm thinking of always carry cameras with them when they eat.  Perhaps there are some photos of the Smoked shrimp and sturgeon that haven't been seen before on Roadfood...
 
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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Thu, 10/10/13 6:04 PM
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Thanks Buddy! 

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Thu, 10/10/13 8:11 PM
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buffetbuster


Sorry Big_g, the Hawaiian shirts are for the annual Glee Club get-together every President's Day weekend.  For the Roadfood bus tours, just bring your best eating t-shirts!

 
And BIBS!
 
And if PIE is involved watch your fingers around CTD, BB and Cousin Johnny!
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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Thu, 10/10/13 8:45 PM
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That is so hurtful....I have never eaten an entire digit.

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Thu, 10/10/13 10:18 PM
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ChiTownDiner


That is so hurtful....I have never eaten an entire digit.

Just the tip right??? 

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Fri, 10/11/13 8:59 PM
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note to self....pack Kevlar gloves

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Sat, 10/12/13 12:09 AM
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Hello everyone,
 
Long time lurker here from Chicago.  I recently purchased a seat for the Memphis/Arkansas food tour for next week.  Now forgive me if this is a stupid question, but what do I do now lol?  I only received a PayPal confirmation number after completing the ticket purchase... How do I find the bus in Memphis lol
 
Thanks in advance,
Danny Nowak
 
P.S. Go Bears!
 

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Sat, 10/12/13 9:25 AM
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CTD:

Thanks for your outreach to participants in the 2009 Spring Fling for photos of Calumet Fisheries. I found one from PFPfeef of smoked shrimp which I can use.

Cubs Fan (Marvin)



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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Sat, 10/12/13 9:37 AM
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ChiBears15 - There are no tickets so you're in.  The bus leaves from the hotel each morning and then returns in either the late afternoon or evening.  The official tour hotel is the Springhill Suites.  See Michael Sterns post up near the top of this page for exact location.  I don't think anyone has posted a departure time from the hotel as of yet.  Typically, we depart between 8am-9:30am.  That should give you a good idea until either Stephen or Michael posts something.  See you in Memphis - CTD

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Sat, 10/12/13 10:48 AM
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It looks like we are going depart from the hotel at 9:30 AM on Friday.  An official email will come soon.

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Sat, 10/12/13 2:15 PM
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CTD - Thank you very much for the information!
 
Since the tour bus departs Friday morning, I am assuming most eaters will be arriving in Memphis on Thursday.  Therefore, would anyone like to maybe have an opening night dinner somewhere?  I was thinking we can go to Blues City Cafe on Beale St. or maybe the Bar-B-Q Shop that is East of downtown Memphis.  Someone else mentioned Rendezvous earlier in this thread... That would be great too!  Please let me know if anyone is interested   
 
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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Sun, 10/13/13 10:12 AM
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Thanks, too, Buddy, I pulled a couple of pics, i.e. smoked fish and how foods are served at Calumet, from a Facebook page of photos of the Spring Fling by Lucy Sanders and posted them with my review with attribution.


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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Sun, 10/13/13 3:43 PM
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FYI: Lucy Sanders=abe_froeman (aka my daughter)
 
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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Mon, 10/14/13 11:42 AM
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Danny and anyone else:
I would love to get together Thursday pm for dinner, however I am not sure what time my wife and I will arrive.  We are driving in.  Let me know if a time/place get established and we will try to meet the group there if possible.  Here's hoping the imminent "shutdown" does not affect air travel plans!
Joe

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Re:The Fall Roadfood Tour - Mon, 10/14/13 12:52 PM
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While I am arriving earlier also, I have plans to be in Northern Mississippi on Thursday.  As of now, I am not sure of my arrival back into Memphis but will monitor this thread for a time and place in the hopes of meeting up. 

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