Yup, it was a great evening for one and all. Excellent food served in abundance, great conversation with wonderful friends, and a coupon for 15% off the total bill at the end! But the best part was seeing my good friend ChiTownDiner and barely recognizing him at first because he looked so dang healthy!
Gregg, you are an inspiration to all. First a victim to throat cancer, then a positive, strong willed fighter of same, next a survivor, and now my friend, rebounding hard and looking better than ever!
Oh yeah, there was some food too. The list is up above and here's my overall assessment. One of the reasons I love Greek food is because of the intense flavors. The Greeks make no apologies for their powerful use of garlic, lemons, and rosemary. There is no sweeter tomato sauce than a Greek tomato sauce, no more tender, succulent lamb than one prepared in the Greek method; slow cooked and well seasoned. The Greeks cook with the same enthusiasm they show for life in general and there is nothing they love more than to share it with an appreciative crowd.
Tonight, members of The Contingent were the beneficiaries of that gusto, and by golly we had a good time!
Apologies to those who were unable to make tonight because of short notice. This was so successful, I promise you we will do it again and take a little more time to make sure all who wish to be are involved.
P.S. BTW, I am planning a Chicago tour that will take place in the warmer months ahead. This IS NOT
the thread officially announcing that tour or where we will make our plans for same. As we approach that time, and when I am darn good and ready, I will start a new thread
to keep everyone in the loop and included in the proceedings. Until then, if anyone else wants to use this thread to plan another, earlier tour, please feel free to do so.