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    Post #1 - August 1st, 2006, 9:15 am
    Post #1 - August 1st, 2006, 9:15 am Post #1 - August 1st, 2006, 9:15 am
    The company's giving us drones the day off this Friday; in light of the active thread about Manny's, I've been thinking about a followup to my first trip some five years ago. Since I'm a skeptic, though, I'd rather have some good company -- anyone up for, say, a 12:30 rendezvous?
  • Post #2 - August 1st, 2006, 9:19 am
    Post #2 - August 1st, 2006, 9:19 am Post #2 - August 1st, 2006, 9:19 am
    Put me down as a tentative "yes", dependent on any work-related issues that may prevent my attendance.

    Manny's supreme awesome-ness will erase your skepticism ;)

    Best,
    Michael
  • Post #3 - August 1st, 2006, 10:02 am
    Post #3 - August 1st, 2006, 10:02 am Post #3 - August 1st, 2006, 10:02 am
    eatchicago wrote:Put me down as a tentative "yes", dependent on any work-related issues that may prevent my attendance.

    Manny's supreme awesome-ness will erase your skepticism ;)

    Best,
    Michael


    Yea, me too, tentative yes. I've been hankering for Manny's for a while. Thanks for the excuse.
    Think Yiddish, Dress British - Advice of Evil Ronnie to me.
  • Post #4 - August 1st, 2006, 12:53 pm
    Post #4 - August 1st, 2006, 12:53 pm Post #4 - August 1st, 2006, 12:53 pm
    i'm tentatively in as well for lunch on friday. justjoan
  • Post #5 - August 1st, 2006, 2:40 pm
    Post #5 - August 1st, 2006, 2:40 pm Post #5 - August 1st, 2006, 2:40 pm
    Absolutely!
    "Yankee bean soup, cole slaw and tuna surprise."
  • Post #6 - August 1st, 2006, 5:57 pm
    Post #6 - August 1st, 2006, 5:57 pm Post #6 - August 1st, 2006, 5:57 pm
    Another tentative... maybe plus 2
    Leek

    SAVING ONE DOG may not change the world,
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  • Post #7 - August 2nd, 2006, 8:37 am
    Post #7 - August 2nd, 2006, 8:37 am Post #7 - August 2nd, 2006, 8:37 am
    I'll be there. Looking forward to good food and good company!

    Suzy
    " There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life."
    - Frank Zappa
  • Post #8 - August 2nd, 2006, 12:09 pm
    Post #8 - August 2nd, 2006, 12:09 pm Post #8 - August 2nd, 2006, 12:09 pm
    Glad to see a good response and I hope more will join in -- in the meantime, here's Manny's lunchtime menu for us advance planners.

    http://www.mannysdeli.com/lunch.htm
  • Post #9 - August 2nd, 2006, 4:24 pm
    Post #9 - August 2nd, 2006, 4:24 pm Post #9 - August 2nd, 2006, 4:24 pm
    I will try to be there. Should be fun.
  • Post #10 - August 3rd, 2006, 2:04 pm
    Post #10 - August 3rd, 2006, 2:04 pm Post #10 - August 3rd, 2006, 2:04 pm
    I will try to be there if it is not too hot.
  • Post #11 - August 3rd, 2006, 6:38 pm
    Post #11 - August 3rd, 2006, 6:38 pm Post #11 - August 3rd, 2006, 6:38 pm
    leek wrote:Another tentative... maybe plus 2


    Make that none, can't do it this week :(
    Leek

    SAVING ONE DOG may not change the world,
    but it CHANGES THE WORLD for that one dog.
    American Brittany Rescue always needs foster homes. Please think about helping that one dog. http://www.americanbrittanyrescue.org
  • Post #12 - August 4th, 2006, 9:38 am
    Post #12 - August 4th, 2006, 9:38 am Post #12 - August 4th, 2006, 9:38 am
    it doesnt look like i'll be coming today either. i'm not feeling great. have fun, justjoan
  • Post #13 - August 4th, 2006, 10:58 am
    Post #13 - August 4th, 2006, 10:58 am Post #13 - August 4th, 2006, 10:58 am
    Sorry to hear, Joan and Leek. I'm getting ready to leave now -- if it helps us gather, I've got on a beige T shirt with blue shoulders.
  • Post #14 - August 4th, 2006, 1:55 pm
    Post #14 - August 4th, 2006, 1:55 pm Post #14 - August 4th, 2006, 1:55 pm
    A quick thanks to Bob S. for putting together a Manny's lunch today. Nice to meet some LTHers for the first time and see some familiar faces. Sorry I had to split so quickly, but professional duties were calling.

    Short ribs were a delicious diversion from the pastrami, even if they did stiff me on the prunes. :(

    Best,
    Michael
  • Post #15 - August 4th, 2006, 2:58 pm
    Post #15 - August 4th, 2006, 2:58 pm Post #15 - August 4th, 2006, 2:58 pm
    My corned beef sandwich was almost bigger than my head, but I managed to eat it, along with a really good potato pancake (but not as good as my mom's) for lunch. It was really, really good. As I mentioned at lunch, we don't get this kind of stuff in the southern suburbs and I miss it.

    We really should do this again soon. Thanks, Bob S., for sharing your day off with us!

    Suzy
    " There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life."
    - Frank Zappa
  • Post #16 - August 4th, 2006, 3:15 pm
    Post #16 - August 4th, 2006, 3:15 pm Post #16 - August 4th, 2006, 3:15 pm
    Since I just saw this thread...I wouldn't mind if you did it again next week. I was too busy this week anyway :roll:
    Unchain your lunch money!
  • Post #17 - August 4th, 2006, 3:15 pm
    Post #17 - August 4th, 2006, 3:15 pm Post #17 - August 4th, 2006, 3:15 pm
    Add my thanks to those above, Bob. A great lunch, sorry I had to skedaddle early. I enjoyed yet another of the World's Best Roast Beef Sandwiches (well, that's what they should call it IMHO), which is almost impossible for me to resist. Also ate, first-ever for me, Manny's macaroni and cheese from the steam table, which was excellent and, moreover, was served with an ample portion of blackened, burned cheese (the good kind) that could become a specialty dish in itself. That plus the famous discus-sized potato pancake and a Cel-Ray, and I was left to wobble like a Weeble back to my office.
    JiLS
  • Post #18 - August 4th, 2006, 3:30 pm
    Post #18 - August 4th, 2006, 3:30 pm Post #18 - August 4th, 2006, 3:30 pm
    It was nice to meet new people as well. I enjoyed the corned beef, wow is that a lot of food. I don't think Ill need dinner. Thanks to Bob for putting this together.
  • Post #19 - August 4th, 2006, 5:26 pm
    Post #19 - August 4th, 2006, 5:26 pm Post #19 - August 4th, 2006, 5:26 pm
    Thanks Bob. I always love an excuse for Manny's. I was so hungry today at lunch, I was ready to eat the whole line. Then, my wife had to kibbitz with Geno for a long time, protracting the hunger. I did, however, get a nice thrill when the assembled group, thought the roast beef AND the corned beef sandwiches were my lunch.

    Thanks also to Jim who's appetite does not approach mine, and I got to eat his leftovers.

    Nice seeing old and new friends.

    Rob
    Think Yiddish, Dress British - Advice of Evil Ronnie to me.
  • Post #20 - August 4th, 2006, 6:00 pm
    Post #20 - August 4th, 2006, 6:00 pm Post #20 - August 4th, 2006, 6:00 pm
    HI,

    ANy hint Bob S now has a more favorable opinion of Manny's?

    Regards,
    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 #21 - August 4th, 2006, 9:22 pm
    Post #21 - August 4th, 2006, 9:22 pm Post #21 - August 4th, 2006, 9:22 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:HI,

    ANy hint Bob S now has a more favorable opinion of Manny's?

    Regards,

    Yes, I'd say that's the case. This time the pastrami had none of the now-legendary rubbery strings of fat; at this point it's batting one for two, and I suppose when I return in another five years (just kidding) we'll have the, er, rubber match. (I do amuse myself.) Incidentally, the sandwich was sitting on the shelf waiting to be taken, but given the crowds I see no reason to think it had been there more than a few minutes.

    Buuuuuut... I still have to give the nod to Uncle Abe's Deli. Their pastrami reminds me of pastrami in Boston-area delis; Manny's, this time at least, reminded me of Boston-area sub shop pastrami. It's hard to define the difference, but oversimplifying, overdone... the sub shop pastrami out there is overseasoned to compensate for its deficiencies. I'm not saying that Manny's was overseasoned per se -- but at Uncle Abe's I taste a better and more interesting seasoning. (My mother used to use pickling spice along with mustard powder and peppercorns in her pastrami seasoning, which may account for my preference.)

    That aside, a great group to enjoy a good sandwich with. Michael and Jim are forgiven for ducking out early as, given their work schedules, it was a pleasure that they could make it at all. I hadn't seen VI since the Milwaukee Ave. walkathon, so it was good to see him and meet Mrs. VI, and a pleasure to meet uosullivan and the sdritz contingent.

    (Oh, and Peter, sorry you couldn't make it -- I won't be able to do Manny's again next week, but perhaps we could head over to our other rave-fave spot, J&C Bombacigno's... :wink:)
  • Post #22 - August 4th, 2006, 9:52 pm
    Post #22 - August 4th, 2006, 9:52 pm Post #22 - August 4th, 2006, 9:52 pm
    Vital Information wrote:Thanks also to Jim who's appetite does not approach mine, and I got to eat his leftovers.


    Happy to oblige, Rob. I was doing the stevez "eat only half" diet today. You, apparently, were not. :P
    JiLS

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