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abe_froeman

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Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Fri, 02/24/12 10:21 AM (permalink)
I have to drive down to McCormick place on this lovely day for a work convention and I'm going to stop at Sun Wah on the way home to pay the deposit on the pig and give them a final head count.  Let me know if there are any changes:

abe_froeman & Mr. Maki   2   
Buddy and Mrs. Roadhouse   2   
MilwFoodlovers   2
Gyp   1   
quijote   1   
X1   1   
stricken_detective   1   
ann peeples   1   
cubbie   1    
AlyceinRoadfoodland   1  
cjucoder 1
The Other Roadhouse Heiress 1
ScreamingChicken   3
irisarbor   5 

Current total: 23

And we're sticking with 5 ducks, 1 pig, 1:00pm.  

I'll check here before I leave McCormick Place around 4:30pm, so if there are any changes, you have until then to tell me!

A parting photo to tempt any last minute additions:

 
    ScreamingChicken

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    Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Fri, 02/24/12 12:59 PM (permalink)
    We scared off your friends?
     
    Are we still around $11/person prior to any additional orders?  I wonder if it might not be a bad idea if you mentioned a couple of other fairly safe dishes when you put down the deposit just to give them a heads-up.
     
    Brad
     
      BuddyRoadhouse

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      Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Fri, 02/24/12 1:35 PM (permalink)
      A quick calculation; five ducks @ $37 each, plus $80 for the pig, divided by 23 Contingent members= $11.52 per person.  Who says word problems can't be fun?
       
      Of course, as you say, there will be add-ons with other entrees, but unless we go hog-wild (hee-hee) in ordering, we should be able to keep the pre-booze bill to around $20 a head.
       
      Yeah, what happened to your "friends"?  Who punked out on us?
       
      Buddy
      <message edited by BuddyRoadhouse on Fri, 02/24/12 1:38 PM>
       
        ann peeples

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        Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Fri, 02/24/12 7:31 PM (permalink)
        $20.oo a head is perfect for me. Bob is dropping me off at Milwfoodlovers at 11:00 for the ride down. Cant wait to see al of you!
         
          irisarbor

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          Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Sat, 02/25/12 11:06 AM (permalink)
          I vote for Mike's fried chicken (even if it another fowl) off the secret menu...
           
           
            X1

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            Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Sat, 02/25/12 11:20 AM (permalink)
            Always up for fried chicken!
             
            I'll probably order something....veggie, just to offset the meat, like a tofu dish or, if they have them, garlic sauteed peapod leaves. 
             
            See y'all tomorrow.
             
              abe_froeman

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              Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Sat, 02/25/12 2:21 PM (permalink)
              I made the deposit for the pig last night.  I took a picture of the specials mounted on the window, stuff that's not on the menu.  Most of it came out clearly in the photo, but some of it's a little fuzzy (sorry, camera phone.)
               
              Stir-fried mustard greens
              Stir-fried baby bok choy tips
              Stir-fried pea pod greens (yay for X1!)
              Chicken potstickers
              Pork belly with taro root
              Stir-fried string beans with minced pork
              Malaysian style chicken wings
              Stir-fried mushroom medley
              Dungeness crab
              Pan-fried tofu cubes
              Home cured bacon w/ ???
              Fruit sorbet [each duck will come with 4 sorbet servings anyway (they're really small servings, like melon ball-sized) and the flavor's different every time.  When I was there, it was ginger mango .
               
              There's about 5 more items I can't read in the photo.
               
              I confirmed we wil l have PLENTY of meat, and also found out they don't have a hard-and-fast rule about adding gratuity, but we can ask it to be if that makes things easier.    
               
                ScreamingChicken

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                Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Sat, 02/25/12 3:11 PM (permalink)
                Anyone besides me thinking that the stir-fried mushroom medley sounds good?
                 
                  abe_froeman

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                  Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Sat, 02/25/12 3:14 PM (permalink)
                  Definitely!
                   
                    ScreamingChicken

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                    Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Sat, 02/25/12 6:00 PM (permalink)
                    Coming from Rockford on I-90 and exiting at Lawrence Avenue, am I better off taking Lawrence east all the way to Broadway or should I take Cicero Avenue north to Foster Avenue and then Foster east to Broadway?  Or should I consider a 3rd option?  Thanks!
                     
                      ann peeples

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                      Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Sat, 02/25/12 6:13 PM (permalink)
                      I am giggling with anticipation...
                       
                        quijote

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                        Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Sat, 02/25/12 7:37 PM (permalink)
                        abe_froeman


                        Stir-fried mustard greens
                        Stir-fried baby bok choy tips
                        Stir-fried pea pod greens (yay for X1!)
                        Chicken potstickers
                        Pork belly with taro root
                        Stir-fried string beans with minced pork
                        Malaysian style chicken wings
                        Stir-fried mushroom medley
                        Dungeness crab
                        Pan-fried tofu cubes
                        Home cured bacon w/ ???

                         
                        Yes, let's order one of each. :)  Particularly interested in the mustard greens, pork belly, and mushrooms. And bacon.
                         
                          X1

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                          Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Sat, 02/25/12 7:43 PM (permalink)
                          YAY! Definitely ordering pea pod leaves. Mmm...fried Tofu cubes? 
                           
                           
                            irisarbor

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                            Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Sat, 02/25/12 7:44 PM (permalink)
                            Dungeness crab sounds most excellent to my group....
                            not to mention BACON! and Potstickers.. I certainly have some potsticker lovers...
                            we might skip breakfast....
                            <message edited by irisarbor on Sat, 02/25/12 7:46 PM>
                             
                              quijote

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                              Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Sat, 02/25/12 7:57 PM (permalink)
                              Just did some digging around on Malaysian chicken wings. If they're anything like this, they may be hard to pass up:
                               
                              http://chefwantobe.blogsp...yle-chicken-wings.html
                               
                                stricken_detective

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                                Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Sat, 02/25/12 8:54 PM (permalink)
                                X1


                                YAY! Definitely ordering pea pod leaves. Mmm...fried Tofu cubes? 

                                If no one else shares them with you, I will.
                                 
                                I have Mayo Clinic on the 9th, so I will nibble/sample the meats, but you can bet your sweet bippy we're getting those mushrooms, at LEAST one order!!!!!

                                 
                                  stricken_detective

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                                  Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Sat, 02/25/12 9:50 PM (permalink)
                                  JRPfeff
                                  The burger we had also blew away the In & Out burger I had last week.  Kopp's burgers are underrated.

                                  Did you get it animal style & order anything off the secret menu? Inquiring minds want to know. Every time I'm out there, I'm too busy riding the Matterhorn @ D-land or looking for ghosts while eating brunch on the Queen Mary to bother with In & Out. :(
                                   
                                    stricken_detective

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                                    Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Sat, 02/25/12 9:51 PM (permalink)
                                    JRPfeff


                                    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.


                                     
                                      stricken_detective

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                                      Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Sat, 02/25/12 10:01 PM (permalink)
                                      CajunKing


                                      The contingent is always welcome in Nashville.

                                      It would be great meeting you all.
                                      You'd have to pick a weekend WAYYYYY in advance. But that would be fun. Rent a bus, stop for Cincinnati Chili on the way down. I've only ever been in Memphis & that doesn't count because it was just to change planes.

                                       
                                        stricken_detective

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                                        Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Sat, 02/25/12 10:09 PM (permalink)
                                        abe_froeman


                                        CajunKing


                                        Is the contingent thinking of anything in late march??
                                        I am spending some time in NW Indiana and would love to break bread with yall.


                                        (Thought I posted this earlier, post must have eaten itself!)

                                        I'd be up for a redux of Zel's and Schoop's.

                                        I'm in. I think. What weekend, CK??
                                         
                                          BuddyRoadhouse

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                                          Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Sun, 02/26/12 3:00 AM (permalink)
                                          ScreamingChicken


                                          Coming from Rockford on I-90 and exiting at Lawrence Avenue, am I better off taking Lawrence east all the way to Broadway or should I take Cicero Avenue north to Foster Avenue and then Foster east to Broadway?  Or should I consider a 3rd option?  Thanks!

                                          If you're coming in on I-90, Lawrence is certainly the most direct route.  My Chicago atlas shows Foster as more of a primary road than Lawrence, but I think it's six of one...
                                           
                                          Lawrence tends to get pretty tied up during weekday rush hours, but should be okay for a Sunday afternoon drive.
                                           
                                          Buddy
                                           
                                            ScreamingChicken

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                                            Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Sun, 02/26/12 10:14 AM (permalink)
                                            I'm sorry for the last-minute change but but we'll be 2 people instead of 3.  Hopefully this won't cause any problems since 22 and 23 aren't even multiples of 4, 6, or 10.
                                             
                                            Brad
                                             
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                                              Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Sun, 02/26/12 10:39 AM (permalink)
                                              I'll be happy to share the Mushroom Medley, too!
                                               
                                              See y'all in a few hours!
                                               
                                              Brad - I can't do math, but everyone else can - I'm sure we'll be fine on the division of the bill. 
                                               
                                                X1

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                                                Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Sun, 02/26/12 10:42 AM (permalink)
                                                Also, one of my FB friends named our piggy, "Sir Hamlet, Duke of Pork".
                                                 
                                                 
                                                  abe_froeman

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                                                  Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Sun, 02/26/12 12:36 PM (permalink)
                                                  Nah, we'll be fine, Brad- don't worry about the change.
                                                   
                                                    X1

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                                                    Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Sun, 02/26/12 6:43 PM (permalink)
                                                    Had a great time! Thanks, everyone! Nice seeing/meeting you!
                                                     
                                                      quijote

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                                                      Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Sun, 02/26/12 7:43 PM (permalink)
                                                      Thanks Abe Froeman and Mr Maki for organizing the event-- it was a lot of fun and delicious food. It was great to see old friends and meet Ann Peeples and Alyceinroadfoodland in person.
                                                       
                                                        cjucoder

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                                                        Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Sun, 02/26/12 8:05 PM (permalink)
                                                        This was a blast.  It was like an adventure going to a totally new area and trying lots of new foods.  Bonus is all the nice people I was with    I'm still so full I doubt I'll be eating dinner.
                                                         
                                                        Ditto what quijote said, thanks for organizing this, I know it was a handful.
                                                         
                                                          ScreamingChicken

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                                                          Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Sun, 02/26/12 8:17 PM (permalink)
                                                          quijote


                                                          Thanks Abe Froeman and Mr Maki for organizing the event-- it was a lot of fun and delicious food. It was great to see old friends and meet Ann Peeples and Alyceinroadfoodland in person.

                                                           
                                                          My sentiments exactly, and thanks to Buddy for working out the bill!
                                                           
                                                          We got a little discombobulated on the way back and wound up on eastbound I-90/94 but exited at Kimball Avenue, did a little neighborhood weaving to get turned around, and after fighting the westbound traffic (it's Sunday...what are all you people doing on the road?!?!?) we got home just as the sun dropped below the horizon.  No dinner tonight and I think it might be early to bed, too.
                                                           
                                                            ann peeples

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                                                            Re:The next Contingent gathering...Sun Wah! Sun, 02/26/12 8:31 PM (permalink)
                                                            I had a great time!!!!!!!!!!I am hoping someone does a great trip report, as I am still full!. So much fun to see old friends, and great to meet all that I havent. I had a great tablemate to my left( you ALL were) but John (Quijote) was a blast. Chuck( gyp) kept the humor going, too. This group is very familiar with each other, and while I heve been absent for awhile, was welcomed into the fold again with big hugs. I will report on the food tomorrow.......
                                                             
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