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    Post #1 - March 22nd, 2006, 3:47 am
    Post #1 - March 22nd, 2006, 3:47 am Post #1 - March 22nd, 2006, 3:47 am
    My sister, Annie Chu, and I were so pleased to meet so many LTHers back last November that we'd like to do it again. Please join us next Monday, March 27th, from 6:30PM to 9:30PM at Hopleaf Bar.

    As many of you already know, Hopleaf features "fine food", "better beer, wines, and spirits" as well as "Belgian specialties" such as moules frites - mussels and fries - served with aioli and Red Hen Bread for sopping on the side.

    RSVP with a post or PM by Friday if possible so I can give Michael, Hopleaf's owner, an estimate of how many of us to expect. There will be a cash bar and menu. Please feel free to stop by for just a drink, a bite, or a full-blown meal.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    The Hopleaf Bar
    5148 N. Clark St. (at Foster)
    Chicago (Andersonville)
    773-334-9851
  • Post #2 - March 22nd, 2006, 7:57 am
    Post #2 - March 22nd, 2006, 7:57 am Post #2 - March 22nd, 2006, 7:57 am
    Louisa,

    Put me down for two. It will be a pleasure to meet you again, and I hope that my evening won't be cut short by the flu this time around.

    Best,
    Michael
  • Post #3 - March 22nd, 2006, 8:04 am
    Post #3 - March 22nd, 2006, 8:04 am Post #3 - March 22nd, 2006, 8:04 am
    Louisa,

    Ça est une très bonne idée et nous, ikke en mijn wijf -- da's die Amata, nous avons goesting d'y assister à cette séance d'elletéhache. (Notre kètje, il vient pas avec, natuurlijk.)

    Allez, ça fait deux -- ikke et Amata.


    Toone
    Alle Nerven exzitiert von dem gewürzten Wein -- Anwandlung von Todesahndungen -- Doppeltgänger --
    - aus dem Tagebuch E.T.A. Hoffmanns, 6. Januar 1804.
    ________
    Na sir is na seachain an cath.
  • Post #4 - March 22nd, 2006, 11:08 am
    Post #4 - March 22nd, 2006, 11:08 am Post #4 - March 22nd, 2006, 11:08 am
    I would love to come. Please put me down for one. Looking forward to it!
  • Post #5 - March 22nd, 2006, 11:45 am
    Post #5 - March 22nd, 2006, 11:45 am Post #5 - March 22nd, 2006, 11:45 am
    Please put me down for one. I may make it two if Antonius is really bringing deux. My friend loves how the french prepare ducks. :wink:

    pd
    Last edited by pdaane on March 22nd, 2006, 5:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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  • Post #6 - March 22nd, 2006, 4:48 pm
    Post #6 - March 22nd, 2006, 4:48 pm Post #6 - March 22nd, 2006, 4:48 pm
    Put me down for a tentative one. I have a hard time resisting the mussels in ale.
    I used to think the brain was the most important part of the body. Then I realized who was telling me that.
  • Post #7 - March 23rd, 2006, 11:45 am
    Post #7 - March 23rd, 2006, 11:45 am Post #7 - March 23rd, 2006, 11:45 am
    95% chance that you can put me down for two. that is, if you dont mind a newbie coming :)
    last time i went to hopleaf i didnt even get a beer it was so packed. it would be great to try it on a monday
  • Post #8 - March 23rd, 2006, 12:06 pm
    Post #8 - March 23rd, 2006, 12:06 pm Post #8 - March 23rd, 2006, 12:06 pm
    Louisa Chu wrote:RSVP with a post or PM by Friday if possible

    Louisa,

    Please add two more, Gary and Ellen.

    Enjoy,
    Gary
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #9 - March 23rd, 2006, 12:51 pm
    Post #9 - March 23rd, 2006, 12:51 pm Post #9 - March 23rd, 2006, 12:51 pm
    A firm maybe
  • Post #10 - March 23rd, 2006, 2:39 pm
    Post #10 - March 23rd, 2006, 2:39 pm Post #10 - March 23rd, 2006, 2:39 pm
    I'm in for two, please!
    Anthony Bourdain on Barack Obama: "He's from Chicago, so he knows what good food is."
  • Post #11 - March 23rd, 2006, 3:35 pm
    Post #11 - March 23rd, 2006, 3:35 pm Post #11 - March 23rd, 2006, 3:35 pm
    Michael - look forward to seeing you and petit pois again - flu-less.

    Antonius - j'attends avec intérêt de vous rencontrer - gauw tot ziens.


    girlmoxie - gotcha - I'm looking forward to it too!

    pd - down for one - one tentative French duck-lover. :wink:

    Octarine - one tentative ale-mussel-lover.

    rosepetaljam - you have to come to defend the merits of rose petal jam - and Hopleaf owner Michael has generously offered to open the second floor party room for us if it gets too crowded.

    Gary - already expecting you both.

    SGFoxe - a firm maybe one.

    geli - got your two.
  • Post #12 - March 23rd, 2006, 3:37 pm
    Post #12 - March 23rd, 2006, 3:37 pm Post #12 - March 23rd, 2006, 3:37 pm
    BTW Michael at Hopleaf asked if I could ask how many might order food - and what you might order. Please reply with post or PM. Thanks again!
  • Post #13 - March 23rd, 2006, 3:52 pm
    Post #13 - March 23rd, 2006, 3:52 pm Post #13 - March 23rd, 2006, 3:52 pm
    Louisa Chu wrote:BTW Michael at Hopleaf asked if I could ask how many might order food - and what you might order. Please reply with post or PM. Thanks again!


    We will definitely be ordering food and beer. Without a doubt, we will order mussles and frites. Beyond that, I can't say.
  • Post #14 - March 23rd, 2006, 3:55 pm
    Post #14 - March 23rd, 2006, 3:55 pm Post #14 - March 23rd, 2006, 3:55 pm
    Ditto EC's order!
    Last edited by pdaane on March 23rd, 2006, 5:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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  • Post #15 - March 23rd, 2006, 5:16 pm
    Post #15 - March 23rd, 2006, 5:16 pm Post #15 - March 23rd, 2006, 5:16 pm
    Thirded. I may have to take the bus so I can have a couple more St. Bernardus.
    I used to think the brain was the most important part of the body. Then I realized who was telling me that.
  • Post #16 - March 23rd, 2006, 5:18 pm
    Post #16 - March 23rd, 2006, 5:18 pm Post #16 - March 23rd, 2006, 5:18 pm
    HI,

    While I might have the mussels and frites, my stand-by order, I just may try something new!

    In any case, I do plan to eat dinner there.

    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 #17 - March 23rd, 2006, 5:20 pm
    Post #17 - March 23rd, 2006, 5:20 pm Post #17 - March 23rd, 2006, 5:20 pm
    Probably sandwiches and beers for us.
    Anthony Bourdain on Barack Obama: "He's from Chicago, so he knows what good food is."
  • Post #18 - March 23rd, 2006, 7:12 pm
    Post #18 - March 23rd, 2006, 7:12 pm Post #18 - March 23rd, 2006, 7:12 pm
    Hi, gang -- two more, Brent and Barbara. I'll have the mussels and frites; Barb isn't ready yet to proclaim.
    >>Brent
    "Yankee bean soup, cole slaw and tuna surprise."
  • Post #19 - March 23rd, 2006, 8:23 pm
    Post #19 - March 23rd, 2006, 8:23 pm Post #19 - March 23rd, 2006, 8:23 pm
    Louisa,

    Amata and I will be having dinner too. The likely -- but not definite -- choice is mussels, but I'm waiting to see if the Cardinal might grant special dispensation from Lenten fasting for Monday. It could affect a last minute decision.

    à bientôt,

    Antonius
    Alle Nerven exzitiert von dem gewürzten Wein -- Anwandlung von Todesahndungen -- Doppeltgänger --
    - aus dem Tagebuch E.T.A. Hoffmanns, 6. Januar 1804.
    ________
    Na sir is na seachain an cath.
  • Post #20 - March 23rd, 2006, 10:49 pm
    Post #20 - March 23rd, 2006, 10:49 pm Post #20 - March 23rd, 2006, 10:49 pm
    Antonius,

    I have seen so many dispensations granted that I have come to conclusion there is a dispensation to cover nearly any whim. While I do my best to keep to the straight and narrow, I will divine myself a dispensation when necessary (or desired!).

    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 - March 24th, 2006, 2:10 am
    Post #21 - March 24th, 2006, 2:10 am Post #21 - March 24th, 2006, 2:10 am
    Louisa,

    I plan on joining you, Annie, and diverse other LTH morts & culls.

    Mussels seem the way to go,
    Whilst sluicing m'gob with lush stingo.

    --Matt
  • Post #22 - March 24th, 2006, 7:21 am
    Post #22 - March 24th, 2006, 7:21 am Post #22 - March 24th, 2006, 7:21 am
    Louisa Chu wrote:BTW Michael at Hopleaf asked if I could ask how many might order food - and what you might order.

    Louisa,

    Mussels for two, warm spinach salad and, possibly, rabbit. Though I'm not fully discounting the possibility of beer battered smelts. :)

    Enjoy,
    Gary
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #23 - March 24th, 2006, 8:19 am
    Post #23 - March 24th, 2006, 8:19 am Post #23 - March 24th, 2006, 8:19 am
    G Wiv wrote:and, possibly, rabbit.


    The last time I was at Hopleaf, the only rabbit on the menu was braised rabbit legs, which sounded nice, if not labor intensive. It also raised the question in my mind: How many rabbit legs does it take to make a meal?

    I truly miss Hopleaf's rabbit with carmelized brussel sprouts, spaetzle, and a creamy herb gravy. It hasn't been on the menu in a couple years, but if it showed up again, I'd order it in a hot second.

    Best,
    Michael
  • Post #24 - March 24th, 2006, 8:44 am
    Post #24 - March 24th, 2006, 8:44 am Post #24 - March 24th, 2006, 8:44 am
    Cathy2 wrote:Antonius,

    I have seen so many dispensations granted that I have come to conclusion there is a dispensation to cover nearly any whim. While I do my best to keep to the straight and narrow, I will divine myself a dispensation when necessary (or desired!).


    Cathy,

    You're right there but I didn't want to take any chances so I decided to take the 'proactive' approach, as they say these days: after a little surfing on the internet, I found a site where I could buy a book of 'indulgence coupons', which can be redeemed to expiate sins, circumnavigate fast days, annul marriages gone wrong and save fallen relatives.

    Try it, LTHers... Works for me!

    http://churchuniversal.com/giftshop/makingamends_0862-666/

    :wink:

    Antonius
    Alle Nerven exzitiert von dem gewürzten Wein -- Anwandlung von Todesahndungen -- Doppeltgänger --
    - aus dem Tagebuch E.T.A. Hoffmanns, 6. Januar 1804.
    ________
    Na sir is na seachain an cath.
  • Post #25 - March 24th, 2006, 10:14 am
    Post #25 - March 24th, 2006, 10:14 am Post #25 - March 24th, 2006, 10:14 am
    I'm an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church. I can marry you, so I'm sure I can give you the go ahead.

    Go ahead.

    http://www.ulc.org/
  • Post #26 - March 24th, 2006, 10:31 am
    Post #26 - March 24th, 2006, 10:31 am Post #26 - March 24th, 2006, 10:31 am
    I will be eating dinner, but haven't decided what dinner will be. I don't think I'm ready for mussels yet, still being somewhat green to sea creatures (maybe I will sample a bit). Perhaps steak frites.
  • Post #27 - March 24th, 2006, 10:31 am
    Post #27 - March 24th, 2006, 10:31 am Post #27 - March 24th, 2006, 10:31 am
    m'th'su wrote:I'm an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church. I can marry you, so I'm sure I can give you the go ahead.

    Go ahead.

    http://www.ulc.org/


    Thanks, M'th'su; I think I need to take you up on that. I've gotten some disturbing p.m.s telling me that the link I give above just takes people to some weird and apparently devilish sort of a site, whereas I just get a price-list and ordering instructions from the CU's giftshop. Something strange going on.

    Do members of your church have to speak whatever language it is your name -- M'th'su -- is in? It looks too hard to pronounce for me!

    :shock:

    Thanks again -- now Amata and I might do a Belgian surf-n-turf!

    :wink:

    Antonius (Bonus)
    Alle Nerven exzitiert von dem gewürzten Wein -- Anwandlung von Todesahndungen -- Doppeltgänger --
    - aus dem Tagebuch E.T.A. Hoffmanns, 6. Januar 1804.
    ________
    Na sir is na seachain an cath.
  • Post #28 - March 24th, 2006, 10:39 am
    Post #28 - March 24th, 2006, 10:39 am Post #28 - March 24th, 2006, 10:39 am
    Antonius wrote:
    Do members of your church have to speak whatever language it is your name -- M'th'su -- is in? It looks too hard to pronounce for me!


    Only during sacrifices to C'th'ulu. :twisted:
  • Post #29 - March 24th, 2006, 7:06 pm
    Post #29 - March 24th, 2006, 7:06 pm Post #29 - March 24th, 2006, 7:06 pm
    Thank you all for the tentative food orders - and religious interventions.

    I'm also looking forward to the devilish Delirium Nocturnum - the dark sister to Tremens. :twisted:
  • Post #30 - March 27th, 2006, 12:03 pm
    Post #30 - March 27th, 2006, 12:03 pm Post #30 - March 27th, 2006, 12:03 pm
    I am afraid I have to bow out at the last minute, however if all goes well, I may drop by for some barley pop (or is it soda).

    pd
    Unchain your lunch money!

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