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    Post #1 - October 17th, 2018, 8:29 am
    Post #1 - October 17th, 2018, 8:29 am Post #1 - October 17th, 2018, 8:29 am
    Despite the constant prodding from the minions at yesterday's LTHNLG outing at Monica's, I kept my cool and kept the November destination under wraps. China Chef needs no introduction. Lots of LTH Love here - viewtopic.php?f=14&t=11132&p=507461

    Since China Chef is dangerously close to ELG territory and some of the ELG folks have already jumped over to the other side, I've decreed that the November gathering will be a joint meeting between the two groups. As Esteemed Coordinator, I am Grand Poobah for the lunch.

    Please join us on the 14th for some Jewish American Chinese delicacies. Perhaps some of the Evanstonians might creep west of the Edens to join us. No passport or membership cards required. 8)

    China Chef
    5920 Lincoln Ave.
    Morton Grove, IL 60053
    (847) 967-6050
    http://www.chinachef.org/

    Dave148 - Esteemed Coordinator - LTH North Lunch Group
    Cathy2
    diversedancer
    jnm123
    WillG
    George R
    irisarbor
    JoelF
    moetchandon
    nr706
    B2B
    GAF
    ronnie_suburban + 1 = Niles Division
    nsxtasy
    lougord99
    LHS
    GWiv
    EddieK
    Last edited by Dave148 on November 14th, 2018, 6:20 am, edited 16 times in total.
    "At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom." George Carlin
  • Post #2 - October 17th, 2018, 8:37 am
    Post #2 - October 17th, 2018, 8:37 am Post #2 - October 17th, 2018, 8:37 am
    1960's Won Ton Soup, peanut buttery egg rolls ... be still my beating heart!

    I hope nothing gets in the way of my attending.

    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 #3 - October 17th, 2018, 9:39 am
    Post #3 - October 17th, 2018, 9:39 am Post #3 - October 17th, 2018, 9:39 am
    I hope this month goes better for you too, Cathy.

    I would like to come. It's on the "hidden" section of Lincoln, meaning not the major thoroughfare part.

    I note that Google calls China Chef "Simple setting for Filipino Food" as if the "china" only referred to the serving dishes.

    Eating the "right" foods, even though I ate a large quantity yesterday at Monica's, my weight was DOWN 1.4 pounds today, not up. The meal was filling enough I didn't have dinner except some mostly raw nuts as a snack while driving to a dance.
    --Carey
  • Post #4 - October 17th, 2018, 9:53 am
    Post #4 - October 17th, 2018, 9:53 am Post #4 - October 17th, 2018, 9:53 am
    My old stomping grounds! I'm in...

    Since the demise of Kow Kow (and Ah Fong, Bamboo House, Pekin House, et al), and other venues serving that indescribable, oft-debated variety called 'Jewish-American' Chinese food, China Chef is in my estimation the best of what's left. Yum.
  • Post #5 - October 17th, 2018, 10:34 am
    Post #5 - October 17th, 2018, 10:34 am Post #5 - October 17th, 2018, 10:34 am
    Should work for me.

    -Will
  • Post #6 - October 17th, 2018, 11:59 am
    Post #6 - October 17th, 2018, 11:59 am Post #6 - October 17th, 2018, 11:59 am
    I'd like to join you, but with a new roommate I can't turn my back on for more than 90 minutes, China Chef (like Wells Brothers) is too far a drive for me right now. I'll have to catch up with you folks later.
    "Your swimming suit matches your eyes, you hold your nose before diving, loving you has made me bananas!"
  • Post #7 - October 17th, 2018, 12:36 pm
    Post #7 - October 17th, 2018, 12:36 pm Post #7 - October 17th, 2018, 12:36 pm
    I hope to make it (I never seem to know what my schedule will bring).

    Besides the many traditional favorites, let's not forget that China Chef has an extensive and varied menu. I was there recently on a whim and had the clams with black bean garlic sauce which was tasty. Wife No. 1 had one of the shrimp dishes (can't recall which one) which was decent.

    When I ordered the clam dish I had the sense that the veteran waiter approved my choice.
    Where there’s smoke, there may be salmon.
  • Post #8 - October 17th, 2018, 3:02 pm
    Post #8 - October 17th, 2018, 3:02 pm Post #8 - October 17th, 2018, 3:02 pm
    Jewish Chinese! Be still my heart
    I have 2PM meeting on the schedule,
    so I may have to dine and dash,
    but I'm going to try and make it.
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener
  • Post #9 - October 17th, 2018, 3:43 pm
    Post #9 - October 17th, 2018, 3:43 pm Post #9 - October 17th, 2018, 3:43 pm
    Haven't been there in ages. Count me in.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #10 - October 17th, 2018, 4:44 pm
    Post #10 - October 17th, 2018, 4:44 pm Post #10 - October 17th, 2018, 4:44 pm
    2 Evanstonians would like to join you for lunch. Nr706 and I will come to lunch. Thanks for invite.
  • Post #11 - October 17th, 2018, 5:20 pm
    Post #11 - October 17th, 2018, 5:20 pm Post #11 - October 17th, 2018, 5:20 pm
    And I'll bring honorary Evanston Lunch Group cards, entitling LTH North Lunch Groupies to attend Evanston Lunch Group meals for no additional charge.
    Last edited by nr706 on October 17th, 2018, 7:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #12 - October 17th, 2018, 7:30 pm
    Post #12 - October 17th, 2018, 7:30 pm Post #12 - October 17th, 2018, 7:30 pm
    Good choice, count me in.
  • Post #13 - October 18th, 2018, 7:52 am
    Post #13 - October 18th, 2018, 7:52 am Post #13 - October 18th, 2018, 7:52 am
    So am I to assume that this "honorary" card is attempting to relegate us to a second class status in your group? Thank God that I still have my older cards which elevated me to the level of "proud member." Just remember that the revolutionary spirit that is heating up the North group could spread south, though I dont know if it is possible to revolt against an anarchic organization.

    -Will
  • Post #14 - October 18th, 2018, 9:05 am
    Post #14 - October 18th, 2018, 9:05 am Post #14 - October 18th, 2018, 9:05 am
    WillG wrote:an anarchic organization

    Organization? Who said we were organized?
  • Post #15 - October 18th, 2018, 9:08 am
    Post #15 - October 18th, 2018, 9:08 am Post #15 - October 18th, 2018, 9:08 am
    nr706 wrote:
    WillG wrote:an anarchic organization

    Organization? Who said we were organized?

    They need membership cards to remind them of the disorganization. 8)
    "At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom." George Carlin
  • Post #16 - October 18th, 2018, 1:19 pm
    Post #16 - October 18th, 2018, 1:19 pm Post #16 - October 18th, 2018, 1:19 pm
    I would like to join as well.
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik
  • Post #17 - October 18th, 2018, 1:24 pm
    Post #17 - October 18th, 2018, 1:24 pm Post #17 - October 18th, 2018, 1:24 pm
    I am tentatively in, +1. We'll be representing Niles, for what that's worth. 8)

    Thanks,

    =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
  • Post #18 - October 18th, 2018, 4:42 pm
    Post #18 - October 18th, 2018, 4:42 pm Post #18 - October 18th, 2018, 4:42 pm
    In. Evanston represents.
  • Post #19 - October 19th, 2018, 6:04 am
    Post #19 - October 19th, 2018, 6:04 am Post #19 - October 19th, 2018, 6:04 am
    S'like the meeting of Smith & Wesson. It's a Festivus miracle!

    Will there be mixed seating? Don't know if they have 'stars upon thars', a la Dr. Seuss.
  • Post #20 - October 19th, 2018, 6:37 am
    Post #20 - October 19th, 2018, 6:37 am Post #20 - October 19th, 2018, 6:37 am
    jnm123 wrote:S'like the meeting of Smith & Wesson. It's a Festivus miracle!

    Will there be mixed seating? Don't know if they have 'stars upon thars', a la Dr. Seuss.

    Jews & Goys? Oy! 8)
    "At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom." George Carlin
  • Post #21 - October 19th, 2018, 6:56 am
    Post #21 - October 19th, 2018, 6:56 am Post #21 - October 19th, 2018, 6:56 am
    Hey, what are those LTHers who have occasionally attended BOTH meet ups supposed to do? Where do we sit? I’m know for a fact that I am not the only one faced with a “difficult” decision.
    I recall seeing EddieK at the Pequod’s lunch in the fall of 2017. That sure was a mixed group at Avli Estiatorio in late summer of 2016 as well as Boston Fish Market picnic style lunch in July of 2014 and the joint meet up at Tava in January of that year. All the Barnaby pizzas have been shared by members of both groups.
    We have somehow managed to get along and find a seat when our appetites are guiding us so while I am hopeful this lunch will also be peaceful and satisfying, I think I will hedge my bet by getting there early so I won’t have to choose.
  • Post #22 - October 19th, 2018, 8:12 am
    Post #22 - October 19th, 2018, 8:12 am Post #22 - October 19th, 2018, 8:12 am
    jnm123 wrote:Will there be mixed seating?

    The adults table and the children's table. Just like at the holidays.
  • Post #23 - October 19th, 2018, 11:15 am
    Post #23 - October 19th, 2018, 11:15 am Post #23 - October 19th, 2018, 11:15 am
    Unless you feel the group is getting to big, I would like to join you.

    Though I attend more ELG gatherings, I am NLG by abode.
  • Post #24 - October 19th, 2018, 6:06 pm
    Post #24 - October 19th, 2018, 6:06 pm Post #24 - October 19th, 2018, 6:06 pm
    Please count me in.

    Go North!
  • Post #25 - October 19th, 2018, 10:16 pm
    Post #25 - October 19th, 2018, 10:16 pm Post #25 - October 19th, 2018, 10:16 pm


    =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
  • Post #26 - November 6th, 2018, 8:20 am
    Post #26 - November 6th, 2018, 8:20 am Post #26 - November 6th, 2018, 8:20 am
    B2B wrote:Hey, what are those LTHers who have occasionally attended BOTH meet ups supposed to do? Where do we sit? I’m know for a fact that I am not the only one faced with a “difficult” decision.


    I always choose to sit with the 'new people'.

    After all I see the 'old people' on a regular basis.
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #27 - November 12th, 2018, 7:17 am
    Post #27 - November 12th, 2018, 7:17 am Post #27 - November 12th, 2018, 7:17 am
    George R wrote:I hope to make it (I never seem to know what my schedule will bring).

    Besides the many traditional favorites, let's not forget that China Chef has an extensive and varied menu. I was there recently on a whim and had the clams with black bean garlic sauce which was tasty. Wife No. 1 had one of the shrimp dishes (can't recall which one) which was decent.

    When I ordered the clam dish I had the sense that the veteran waiter approved my choice.


    Last time there--a good 5 years ago--the Filipino delight pancit guisado was on the lunch menu. Very solid indeed.
  • Post #28 - November 12th, 2018, 10:21 am
    Post #28 - November 12th, 2018, 10:21 am Post #28 - November 12th, 2018, 10:21 am
    B2B wrote:Hey, what are those LTHers who have occasionally attended BOTH meet ups supposed to do? Where do we sit? I’m know for a fact that I am not the only one faced with a “difficult” decision.


    Maybe the esteemed coordinators could get together and designate tables for spicy/medium/mild as I suspect that is a likely significant preference selection, or in addition or alternatively, tables for vegetarians/vegans, "no seafood", or other preferences.

    Or did I miss something and it will be set up as a buffet (another solution to the spice level issue).
    --Carey
  • Post #29 - November 12th, 2018, 10:32 am
    Post #29 - November 12th, 2018, 10:32 am Post #29 - November 12th, 2018, 10:32 am
    diversedancer wrote:
    B2B wrote:Hey, what are those LTHers who have occasionally attended BOTH meet ups supposed to do? Where do we sit? I’m know for a fact that I am not the only one faced with a “difficult” decision.


    Maybe the esteemed coordinators could get together and designate tables for spicy/medium/mild as I suspect that is a likely significant preference selection, or in addition or alternatively, tables for vegetarians/vegans, "no seafood", or other preferences.

    Or did I miss something and it will be set up as a buffet (another solution to the spice level issue).

    There is no spicy here, or if there is, I've yet to discover it over my dozens of visits.

    =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
  • Post #30 - November 12th, 2018, 10:53 am
    Post #30 - November 12th, 2018, 10:53 am Post #30 - November 12th, 2018, 10:53 am
    Ronnie Suburban:
    There is no spicy here, or if there is, I've yet to discover it over my dozens of visits.

    =R=


    There are dishes that are 'spicy', but I don't believe that I've ever encountered a sauce that was actually hot here. Ordering something 'spicy' means that they add whole red peppers to a dish as they saute it; these peppers are easily eaten around.

    And I'm in for 1 [sorta kinda tentative....]

    BTW, given how large this crowd is, some of all y'all may want to opt for street parking. Their lot is pretty small. And the strip mall to the east has lots of signs about towing....

    Giovanna
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    "Enjoy every sandwich."

    -Warren Zevon

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