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LTH Holiday Party @ Aroy Thai - THU 12/6/2018
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  • Post #61 - December 6th, 2018, 3:10 pm
    Post #61 - December 6th, 2018, 3:10 pm Post #61 - December 6th, 2018, 3:10 pm
    Laid up, messed up, not going to be able to make it. Carolyn will be there, so there's one ticket available. First person who responds "Gimme" to this post gets this ticket.
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  • Post #62 - December 6th, 2018, 3:35 pm
    Post #62 - December 6th, 2018, 3:35 pm Post #62 - December 6th, 2018, 3:35 pm
    David Hammond wrote:Laid up, messed up, not going to be able to make it. Carolyn will be there, so there's one ticket available. First person who responds "Gimme" to this post gets this ticket.


    Hope you recover quickly. You'll be missed.
    "All great change in America begins at the dinner table." Ronald Reagan

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  • Post #63 - December 6th, 2018, 5:05 pm
    Post #63 - December 6th, 2018, 5:05 pm Post #63 - December 6th, 2018, 5:05 pm
    Cynthia wrote:
    David Hammond wrote:Laid up, messed up, not going to be able to make it. Carolyn will be there, so there's one ticket available. First person who responds "Gimme" to this post gets this ticket.


    Hope you recover quickly. You'll be missed.

    Agreed wholeheartedly.
  • Post #64 - December 7th, 2018, 8:56 am
    Post #64 - December 7th, 2018, 8:56 am Post #64 - December 7th, 2018, 8:56 am
    HI,

    Last night was a terrific party. Good vibes could be felt everywhere.

    Thank you, ChouxFleur for taking over the raffle. It was my bonus for showing up a few minutes late. I handed him the ceremonial raffle cans and off he went. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    Chouxfleur and Mamagotcha also took the initiative on the food drive.

    Thanks Ronnie Suburban for the food selections. It was not the capsacin-heat minefield I expected. The few items I could not deal with made others happy to get more.

    Sorry SteveZ and Hammond could't make it, too!

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #65 - December 7th, 2018, 9:11 am
    Post #65 - December 7th, 2018, 9:11 am Post #65 - December 7th, 2018, 9:11 am
    Delicious food, delightful company--a great holiday party! Thanks to everyone who made it possible. Cabbagehead and I had a lovely evening. Plus, my gift in the exchange is Cathy's new book (when it appears shortly hot off the presses), and I'm very excited! Happy holidays to all my LTH friends!
  • Post #66 - December 7th, 2018, 9:12 am
    Post #66 - December 7th, 2018, 9:12 am Post #66 - December 7th, 2018, 9:12 am
    Agreed on all counts! The wings and the pork neck salad were my faves, but everything was wonderful. I don't know how they were able to keep the food flowing so fast from what must have been a tiny kitchen, or how those servers managed to even move in that crowded space, but they pulled it off with grace and huge smiles.

    Later today, I'll be delivering your food drive donations to the local GCFD pantry... one of my most anticipated annual holiday tasks. Thank you all for your generosity!

    It was so lovely to see you all!
    “Assuredly it is a great accomplishment to be a novelist, but it is no mediocre glory to be a cook.” -- Alexandre Dumas

    "I give you Chicago. It is no London and Harvard. It is not Paris and buttermilk. It is American in every chitling and sparerib. It is alive from tail to snout." -- H.L. Mencken
  • Post #67 - December 7th, 2018, 12:16 pm
    Post #67 - December 7th, 2018, 12:16 pm Post #67 - December 7th, 2018, 12:16 pm
    David Hammond wrote:Laid up, messed up, not going to be able to make it. Carolyn will be there, so there's one ticket available. First person who responds "Gimme" to this post gets this ticket.

    You were indeed missed! Boooo. Hope you're feeling better.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
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  • Post #68 - December 7th, 2018, 12:24 pm
    Post #68 - December 7th, 2018, 12:24 pm Post #68 - December 7th, 2018, 12:24 pm
    Thank you to the hosts for a lovely time! Special props for the chicken wings and dessert. And to nr706 and moetchandon for the booze.

    I usually take the Red line home from work. Since the restaurant is off the Brown line, I figured I'd transfer at Jackson. I automatically headed to the Red line shortly after 5pm and realized, with my (seemingly) 50lb bag of canned goods, it would be better to take the Green line; I could transfer without walking through a tunnel and trekking up and down two more sets of stairs.

    So special thanks to Chouxfly and mamagotcha for possibly saving my life. If you'd chosen to forgo the food drive, who knows!
    https://abc7chicago.com/man-shot-in-jac ... l/4848767/
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    Read "Cooking for One" at Literary Orphans via my author page.

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #69 - December 7th, 2018, 12:58 pm
    Post #69 - December 7th, 2018, 12:58 pm Post #69 - December 7th, 2018, 12:58 pm
    Pie Lady wrote:So special thanks to Chouxfly and mamagotcha for possibly saving my life. If you'd chosen to forgo the food drive, who knows!
    https://abc7chicago.com/man-shot-in-jac ... l/4848767/


    Yikes! So glad you are okay!
    “Assuredly it is a great accomplishment to be a novelist, but it is no mediocre glory to be a cook.” -- Alexandre Dumas

    "I give you Chicago. It is no London and Harvard. It is not Paris and buttermilk. It is American in every chitling and sparerib. It is alive from tail to snout." -- H.L. Mencken
  • Post #70 - December 7th, 2018, 5:46 pm
    Post #70 - December 7th, 2018, 5:46 pm Post #70 - December 7th, 2018, 5:46 pm
    Absolutely loved the food last night at Aroy -- I've had countless great meals at Aroy but last night was as good if not better than the best meals I've had there. And I was impressed how well their small staff executed and served the dinner.

    The company was fantastic as always - nice to catch up, even for just a bit, with so many people I haven't seen in a while.

    And really happy to have departed with SueF's incredible cookies. Okay, well I departed with many of them (our table had a difficult time putting them aside they were so fantastic).
    I find the pastrami to be the most sensual of all the salted, cured meats. (Seinfeld)

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  • Post #71 - December 8th, 2018, 4:32 pm
    Post #71 - December 8th, 2018, 4:32 pm Post #71 - December 8th, 2018, 4:32 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Thank you, ChouxFleur for taking over the raffle. It was my bonus for showing up a few minutes late. I handed him the ceremonial raffle cans and off he went. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
    hear, hear !
    BR wrote:Absolutely loved the food last night at Aroy -- I've had countless great meals at Aroy but last night was as good if not better than the best meals I've had there. And I was impressed how well their small staff executed and served the dinner.
    having never been to Aroy before, I was thrilled with the food, especially the eggplant shrimp & egg dish.
    I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.
  • Post #72 - December 9th, 2018, 11:02 am
    Post #72 - December 9th, 2018, 11:02 am Post #72 - December 9th, 2018, 11:02 am
    Sweet Willie wrote:I was thrilled with the food, especially the eggplant shrimp & egg dish.

    So that's what that was! I brought home a tiny portion to share with my parents. They asked me what is was, all I knew there was an egg.

    Maybe the full menu could be listed, because I am probably not the only one who ate with abandon and not always sure what it was.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #73 - December 9th, 2018, 1:07 pm
    Post #73 - December 9th, 2018, 1:07 pm Post #73 - December 9th, 2018, 1:07 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Maybe the full menu could be listed, because I am probably not the only one who ate with abandon and not always sure what it was.

    The shrimp, eggplant & egg salad is a special order that usually requires a day or two advance notice. I was glad they included it in our meal.

    I never received a final menu from T and Mama but I'm guessing we can piece it together here:

    One Bite Salad
    Shrimp, Eggplant & Egg salad
    Nam Kao Tad
    Thai Wings
    Som Tum Thai
    Tom Yam Beef Ball and Tender Soup
    3-sausage combination (sai ua, issan and special hot)
    Grilled Pork Neck Salad
    Gaeng Hung Lay
    Chou Chi Ground Pork Curry
    Cassia Leaf Curry
    Northern Larb Fried Rice
    Mango Sticky Rice

    I'm not sure that's the order in which they were served or if there were any others I neglected to mention.

    Separately, I want to thank everyone for coming. I hope a good time was had by all and that everyone enjoyed the meal. When I was planning the party, I looked right past how much of an impediment it would be for us to be separated into 2 rooms. The place is so small, it never occurred to me that the separation would be an issue. So, I apologize for splitting us into two rooms. In future years, I'll do my best to keep those sorts of logistics in mind.

    Thanks to Chouxfly and mamagotcha for wrangling the food drive once again and to Chouxfly for handling the gift exchange, as well.

    Via a quick trade after the gift exchange, we ended up with BR's home-baked Crack Pie, which is absolutely delicious (we initially won some teas but we are caffeine-free). Thanks, BR, for bringing such a delectable gift to the exchange. We consider ourselves fortunate to have ended up with it.

    Happy holidays - here's to a happy and healthy 2019!

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain

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