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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2011/12/09 03:23:08 (permalink)
Sunday, February 26th, 2012 @ Sun Wah BBQ in Chicago.
 
So far, we've got:
abe_froeman & Mr. Maki (Our hosts and organizers) 2
Buddy and Mrs. Roadhouse 2
Gyp 1
MilwFoodlovers 1
quijote 1
X1 1
ScreamingChicken 2 (or more?)
irisarbor 2 (probably more)
loving4fnuwi 1
cjucoder 1
AlyceinRoadfoodland 1(?) Coming all the way from Pacific Palisades, CA, looking for her "official" Honorary Contingent Membership.

Current total: 15

Tentative "yes":
ann peeples
JRPfeff
Pie Diva
ChiTownDiner

irisarbor and CTD have both expressed an interest but haven't confirmed this date.  Anyone heard from any of the other Milwaukee folks (stricken_detective, ann peeples, chicagostyledog, cjucoder, living4funwi, Pie Diva/JRPfeff)?
 
Sounds like we're coming together!
 
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post edited by BuddyRoadhouse - 2012/01/16 16:14:53
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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2011/12/09 12:17:47 (permalink)
well I'm just bummed that Sun FEB 26 is like 2 months later than we originally planned-
I mean people! it's not htat hard to get together....
yes I'm in-
who would have anything planned that far away?
2,4,6  who knows?
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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2011/12/09 15:23:17 (permalink)
irisarbor,
I share your disappointment, however, the month originally proposed for this meet-up, December, with family and work commitments surrounding the Holidays, is an especially tough month in which to make plans.  Mrs. Roadhouse and I will be down in Kansas City for the two weeks around Christmas, thus limiting our availability for the month by half.  I'm sure other members have similar time restrictions throughout the month.
 
January is no better if your NFL team is in Playoff/SuperBowl contention, a possibility that is becoming less and less likely for us Bears fans.  Our Cheesehead friends, though, seem to be on the path to an (I won't write the word for fear of jinxing it for them, but it begins with a "U" and ends with a "D", and there's a "ndefeate" in the middle) season, which ties up a bunch of Sundays for them.
 
Which brings me to your question, "Who would have anything planned that far away?"
 
It's precisely because a lot of our members do have plans made prior to that date that we can't do this any earlier.  Now we have our date set.  If any new commitments come up between now and then for anyone in the group, hopefully, they will tell the new commitment to go scratch.
 
I wish we could have pulled this off quicker.  But when you're organizing close to (potentially) two dozen people in two different states (three, if you count JRPfeff in Arizona.  Even more if any of our honorary, out-of-town members decide they want in), sometimes two months away is the best you can do.
 
Anyway, have a Chappy Channukah, a Merry Christmas, a wonderful New Year, and for those who might actually get in, a SuperDuper SuperBowl.  Here's wishing you pleasant dreams about roast pigs and crispy ducks and we'll see you at the end of February (if not before on some random, last minute outing).
 
Happiness to all,
Buddy
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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2011/12/09 15:51:57 (permalink)
MilwFoodlovers 2 ???
 
MilwFoodlovers 1
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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2011/12/09 16:11:36 (permalink)
Sorry for my poor assumption.  Adjustment made.
 
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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2011/12/09 20:59:17 (permalink)
This is one meet up I would love to attend! Our finances are bad right now, so I will keep you up to date as to our participation. Sun Wah looks and sounds fabulous.
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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2011/12/09 23:19:06 (permalink)
May an honorary out of town member ask how many attendees are needed to order the suckling pig?
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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2011/12/10 01:24:23 (permalink)
I'm not sure there is a minimum.  I suppose if one person was willing to pay the price for a whole roast pig, they'd have to bring you one, right?
 
Maybe our tour organizer, abe_froeman, can answer this question.

BTW, are you seriously considering coming to Chicago for this event?  You'd be more than welcome if you decide to show up.
 
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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2011/12/10 01:47:49 (permalink)
I don't think the restaurant sets a minimum number of people...if we have 15-18 people at this, my guess is that 2 or 3 ducks and 1 pig, plus whatever other entrees we get, will be enough.
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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2011/12/10 10:56:11 (permalink)
Abe & BR - We will show up if it works out with my travel schedule, but it is too early for me to plan.  I'll follow the thread and let you know sometime in February.
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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2011/12/10 11:14:21 (permalink)
At last I believe I will be able to make this. The date is open, the only foreseen obstacle could be a vacation to somewhere warm. 
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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2011/12/10 14:54:00 (permalink)
This what the text message was about:
 
Nutcracker
In honor of opening night for The Nutcracker, we offer this delicious holiday flavor. Butter rum custard, pistachios, pecans, almonds, cashews and a butterscotch swirl. On its way to becoming a tradition of its own.
 
Sugar Plum Fairy
From the Land of Sweets the Sugar Plum Fairy has brought you this magical treat. Blackberry strawberry custard dolloped with marshmallow clouds and sparkling jewels of sugar.
 
We went for Nutcracker, but enjoyed the Sugar Plum Fairy even more. Two fantastic flavors. 
 
The burger we had also blew away the In & Out burger I had last week.  Kopp's burgers are underrated.
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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2011/12/10 16:00:29 (permalink)
I LOVE Kopps burgers. Just pickle and extra fried onions(cheese, of course) please. Bob loves their grilled cheese sandwiches. Gosh-we would meet you anytime at the Brookfield location!
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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2011/12/10 16:17:31 (permalink)
Ann - You just missed us.  We splurged and added Nueske's bacon to our cheeseburger with grilled onion, but split the burger to leave room for custard.  We were still both stuffed.
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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2011/12/10 16:29:43 (permalink)
YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2011/12/11 10:20:43 (permalink)
JRPfeff

Ann - You just missed us.  We splurged and added Nueske's bacon to our cheeseburger with grilled onion, but split the burger to leave room for custard.  We were still both stuffed.

 
Better to add the bacon to the custard...now you'd be talking! 

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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2011/12/11 10:22:27 (permalink)
As it is my mom's birthday - February 26th, I am a tentative yes pursuant to family obligations which may occur late in the game. 
 
Looking ahead, I will want to try every noodle dish on the menu....
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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2011/12/11 10:48:53 (permalink)
Take mom out on Saturday night and give her a call on Sunday.  Then come share a pig with your friends.

EDIT: Another consideration, we haven't yet decided if this is going to be a lunch or dinner event.  At the risk of complicating things, if mom wants to do something on her actual birthday, perhaps it could be scheduled to fit into whichever time slot isn't used by the Sun Wah meal.
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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2011/12/11 10:51:38 (permalink)
ChiTownDiner
  Better to add the bacon to the custard...now you'd be talking! 

We saw that option, I think it is called a "Sutton," but we don't know what that means.
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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2011/12/12 16:10:55 (permalink)
I never joke about pork! 
February 26, 2010, lunch or dinner, I'M IN!
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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2011/12/19 00:07:44 (permalink)
To entice anyone who's on the fence about joining us, I went back to Sun Wah on Saturday and took some pictures (including pictures of the menu) and a little video.
 
The whole roasted pig is "market price" so I have no idea what the approximate cost is.  I'll try to find out.
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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2011/12/19 01:13:06 (permalink)
The song is the best part of that video.  I feel like I'm doing a public service by eating the little bastards!
 
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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2011/12/19 03:26:05 (permalink)
That video is great!!! Nice job! BTW we've ordered duck and pork to go from the old Argyle St location. Always great!
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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2011/12/19 13:47:37 (permalink)
jeepguy,
Care to join us on 2/26?
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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2011/12/19 19:09:38 (permalink)
Buddy don't mark me as tentative yet but i'll be following this thread and will let you guys know. BTW don't ever leave you car in the Broadway Supermarket parking lot and walk over to Argyle! We did recently and got towed by the Lincoln Park pirates. $199! Luckily the lot was just over on Clark and we walked. And this was after dropping about 30 bucks in that store!
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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2011/12/19 22:35:56 (permalink)
Thanks- pretty good for only the second time I've worked with iMovie.  
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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2011/12/20 11:03:09 (permalink)
jeepguy

We did recently and got towed by the Lincoln Park pirates. $199!


For those of you who don't get the reference an explanation can be found here, with audiovisual support here.
 
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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2011/12/20 18:05:03 (permalink)
Thanks for posting that! lol!
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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2012/01/04 16:13:17 (permalink)
The contingent is always welcome in Nashville.
 
It would be great meeting you all.
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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! 2012/01/04 18:30:22 (permalink)
Hmm...a Contingent roadtrip...sounds like a worthwhile challenge.  Probably need to hire a bus, and rent a block of rooms at the local Motel 6.  Where would you lead the tour CK?
 
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