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    Post #1 - October 22nd, 2007, 9:14 pm
    Post #1 - October 22nd, 2007, 9:14 pm Post #1 - October 22nd, 2007, 9:14 pm
    LTH ChanuKwanzaChristadan Festivus: Manny’s, 12/15/07

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    Photo courtesy of stevez

    When the Great Gods of Chow gaze down upon Manny’s (1141 S. Jefferson), they see the sacred spot where, lo so many years before, the legendary around-the-clock Chow-a-Thon began, and they see, too, the spot that will become even more incredibly damn sacred when it hosts our third annual holiday party, the 2007 LTH ChanuKwanzaChristadan Festivus.

    On December 15, at 6:00 PM, we will, as in years past, gather together to raise our voices in praise and our mouths to slurp seemingly endless platters of exquisite grub. Manny’s will set forth the full and limitless line of time-honored comestibles: corned beef, pastrami, baked salmon, skirt steak, short ribs, knish, and sides – everything you can eat from the lunch and dinner menus – plus all the beer, wine and other beverages you can quaff. And free wi-fi. They’re even throwing in an LTH cake! Does this not rule?!

    For more about Manny’s -- an LTH-recognized Great Neighborhood Restaurant -- go here: http://www.mannysdeli.com/ or to one of many LTH love poems to this remarkable establishment:

    http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.ph ... 5eb48bdbc8

    http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=401

    http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=3722

    http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.ph ... 14f627d64d

    http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.ph ... 956dfe48a8

    http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.ph ... 417189eb2e

    Price is $50. You can pay one of two ways:

    • Pay with a credit card at Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/23186
    • Make a check out to David Hammond and send it to me at 205 S. Scoville, Oak Park, IL, 60302

    Want a spot? Please sign up now (if possible, please indicate screen name on payments).

    Raffle will take place after dinner; bring a raffle gift (an approximately $10 value), and get a ticket to win a prize. If you don’t want to be in the raffle, that is totally cool – it’s all voluntary – you can still watch (from a respectful distance). To give you an idea of what you might bring, here’s a very partial list of some of the gifts from last year:

    • Home-cured bacon from MikeG
    • Machine that turns a hot dog into an octopus from Josephine
    • Local preserves and sorghum from Vital Information
    • Chocolate sour-cream bundt from Eat Chicago and Petit Pois
    • Some amazing BBQ device from stevez
    • Leaf lard from Bruce
    • Chili oil and BBQ rub from GWiv

    We are fortunate to have secured the musical services of the Northside Southpaws, purveyors of “Archaic country and obsolete ragtime, performed on left-handed resonator instruments.”
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    The boys – who appear regularly at Friday night hoe-downs at Honky Tonk BBQ in Pilsen -- will be playing two sets and joining us for dinner. Yee-ha!!

    Vital Information will be collecting for the Oak Park Food Pantry; those who would like to do so are encouraged to bring items such as rice, cereal, and canned meat,

    If you plan to come, please post to this thread so people know you’re coming; if you want to announce the raffle item you're bringing, that'd be cool, too (though by no means required); then pay at Brown Paper Tickets or send a check.

    Hope to see you there.

    Note: We’ll be wrapping up at 9:30PM, but we can of course retire – as is our tradition -- to the nearby Skylark (2149 S Halsted St), where we can await the dawn and the Maxwell Street Market, which opens a mere 9.5 hours hence.

    Registered guests as of 12.13.07

    1. Cathy2
    2. David Hammond
    3. Carolyn Berg
    4. Germuska
    5. Giovanna
    6. JiLS
    7. Mrs. JiLS
    8. NR706
    9. Guest of NR706
    10. Jyoti Achiria
    11. edc
    12. Stevez
    13. Chow Poodle
    14. Ronnie Suburban
    15. Julie Suburban
    16. Josephine
    17. Paul SL
    18. Paul SL SO
    19. Seth Zurer
    20. Kerensa
    21. GAF
    22. justjoan
    23. Bruce Cook
    24. Mary Cook
    25. eatchicago
    26. Cookie (Ms. eatchicago)
    27. Evil Ronnie
    28. The Lovely Donna
    29. El Panzone
    30. aschie30
    31. threadkiller
    32. Cinny’s Mom
    33. Tim Berthiaume
    34. Kayen
    35. mhl
    36. Cookie Monster
    37. Jlawrence
    38. Mrs. Jlawrence
    39. Jimthebeerguy
    40. Saint Pizza
    41. Gwiv
    42. Ms. Wiv
    43. helen
    44. Alex M.
    45. Jennifer M.
    46. Gypsy Boy
    47. Lovely Dining Companion
    48. dickson
    49. Marie Dickson
    50. Ellen Fiocchi
    51. pdaane
    52. The GP
    53. Mr. X
    54. jazzfood
    55. Guest of jazzfood
    56. cynthia
    57. hellodali
    58. Abigail Berg-Hammond
    59. Leek
    60. Mr. Leek
    61. Mike G
    62. Robin Kaplan
    63. Antonius
    64. Amata
    65. Jean Blanchard
    66. Keith Blanchard
    67. ReneG
    68. Vital Information
    69. Aaron Deacon
    70. GP60004
    71. ccrush
    72. Taylor Host
    73. tarte tatin
    74. Kuhdo
    75. Phyllis
    76. Astrozombie
    77. Molly
    78. Nick (the BF)
    79. JSM
    80. Suzanne (Mrs. JSM)
    81. skip landt
    82. winegirl1973
    Last edited by David Hammond on December 15th, 2007, 12:28 pm, edited 43 times in total.
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #2 - October 22nd, 2007, 11:42 pm
    Post #2 - October 22nd, 2007, 11:42 pm Post #2 - October 22nd, 2007, 11:42 pm
    I shall be pleased to attend.

    [To be edited later, once I decide upon a raffle item.]

    Update: It will be variations on a theme of "lavender" from San Francisco's Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market--you might remember it as the one Mr. Slow Food allegedly dissed earlier this year as being composed of effete California yuppie foo-foo slackers. Well these lavender lovelies came from that same den of iniquities--oh, boy!
    Last edited by mhl on December 15th, 2007, 12:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
    "If I have dined better than other men, it is because I stood on the shoulders of giants...and got the waiter's attention." --Sir Isaac "Ready to order NOW" Newton

    "You worry too much. Eat some bacon... What? No, I got no idea if it'll make you feel better, I just made too much bacon." --Justin Halpern's dad
  • Post #3 - October 23rd, 2007, 6:05 am
    Post #3 - October 23rd, 2007, 6:05 am Post #3 - October 23rd, 2007, 6:05 am
    Gypsy Boy and the Lovely Dining Companion anticipate participating, early and often.
    Gypsy Boy

    "I am not a glutton--I am an explorer of food." (Erma Bombeck)
  • Post #4 - October 23rd, 2007, 7:46 am
    Post #4 - October 23rd, 2007, 7:46 am Post #4 - October 23rd, 2007, 7:46 am
    SaintPizza and I will be there!

    mhl wrote:[To be edited later, once I decide upon a raffle item.]


    Are we posting the raffle prizes we'll be bringing? I already know what I'm gonna bring and my lovely wife also has a good idea but I didn't know if it should be a surprise or if a list of potential goodies will serve as incentive to get people to sign up.

    vvv Well then, I will be offering up a 750ml bottle of my homebrewed mead as a raffle prize.
    Last edited by JimTheBeerGuy on October 23rd, 2007, 7:50 am, edited 1 time in total.
    Ronnie said I should probably tell you guys about my website so

    Hey I have a website.
    http://www.sandwichtribunal.com
  • Post #5 - October 23rd, 2007, 7:48 am
    Post #5 - October 23rd, 2007, 7:48 am Post #5 - October 23rd, 2007, 7:48 am
    JimTheBeerGuy wrote:SaintPizza and I will be there!

    mhl wrote:[To be edited later, once I decide upon a raffle item.]


    Are we posting the raffle prizes we'll be bringing? I already know what I'm gonna bring and my lovely wife also has a good idea but I didn't know if it should be a surprise or if a list of potential goodies will serve as incentive to get people to sign up.


    If you want to announce the raffle item you're bringing, that'd be cool, (though by no means required).
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #6 - October 23rd, 2007, 8:22 am
    Post #6 - October 23rd, 2007, 8:22 am Post #6 - October 23rd, 2007, 8:22 am
    I definitely plan to attend. Can't wait!

    Jyoti
    Jyoti
    A meal, with bread and wine, shared with friends and family is among the most essential and important of all human rituals.
    Ruhlman
  • Post #7 - October 23rd, 2007, 11:51 am
    Post #7 - October 23rd, 2007, 11:51 am Post #7 - October 23rd, 2007, 11:51 am
    I'm really looking forward to this. Count me in.
  • Post #8 - October 23rd, 2007, 11:53 am
    Post #8 - October 23rd, 2007, 11:53 am Post #8 - October 23rd, 2007, 11:53 am
    Hellodali wrote:I'm really looking forward to this. Count me in.


    Hope you're ready to do the Vanna White thing again during the raffle. :)
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #9 - October 23rd, 2007, 4:17 pm
    Post #9 - October 23rd, 2007, 4:17 pm Post #9 - October 23rd, 2007, 4:17 pm
    David Hammond wrote:If you want to announce the raffle item you're bringing, that'd be cool, (though by no means required).


    I'll be bringing a little something or two from Mexico for the raffle.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #10 - October 23rd, 2007, 4:22 pm
    Post #10 - October 23rd, 2007, 4:22 pm Post #10 - October 23rd, 2007, 4:22 pm
    I'll have bacon-- which I just smoked today-- and also an LTHForum 2008 Food Porn Calendar.

    A what, you ask? Stay tuned...
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  • Post #11 - October 23rd, 2007, 6:53 pm
    Post #11 - October 23rd, 2007, 6:53 pm Post #11 - October 23rd, 2007, 6:53 pm
    It's the free wi-fi that is really driving this home for the holidays for me. I'll be in the corner with my laptop.
  • Post #12 - October 24th, 2007, 1:17 pm
    Post #12 - October 24th, 2007, 1:17 pm Post #12 - October 24th, 2007, 1:17 pm
    I'll be there, as well.

    The 'Traditional Holiday Corned Beef Sandwich' will take a place in my heart right next to the 'Traditional Thanksgiving Lasagne' I used to enjoy when Grandma Jenny was still alive and cookin'.

    but...
    David Hammond wrote:Hope you're ready to do the Vanna White thing again during the raffle. :)


    I thought that was MY gig?!?

    GioVanna
    =o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o=

    "Enjoy every sandwich."

    -Warren Zevon
  • Post #13 - October 24th, 2007, 5:04 pm
    Post #13 - October 24th, 2007, 5:04 pm Post #13 - October 24th, 2007, 5:04 pm
    I plan on attending.
    "Fried chicken should unify us, as opposed to tearing us apart. " - Bomani Jones
  • Post #14 - October 24th, 2007, 5:05 pm
    Post #14 - October 24th, 2007, 5:05 pm Post #14 - October 24th, 2007, 5:05 pm
    threadkiller wrote:I plan on attending.


    Great. Please make sure you pay through BPT or mail in a check.
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #15 - October 24th, 2007, 5:29 pm
    Post #15 - October 24th, 2007, 5:29 pm Post #15 - October 24th, 2007, 5:29 pm
    As they say, 'the check's in the mail.'

    I too, will be contributing some (still undetermined) foodstuffs to the raffle.

    We're really looking forward to it. :)

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    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 #16 - October 24th, 2007, 6:43 pm
    Post #16 - October 24th, 2007, 6:43 pm Post #16 - October 24th, 2007, 6:43 pm
    Mrs. JiLS and I will be there. I think I will make a plum pudding for the raffle (although it's easy to say that now).
    JiLS
  • Post #17 - October 24th, 2007, 10:24 pm
    Post #17 - October 24th, 2007, 10:24 pm Post #17 - October 24th, 2007, 10:24 pm
    So people know when their payments have been recieved, I've started a listed of registered guests at the very end of the original post; I will continuously update this list.
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #18 - October 24th, 2007, 10:49 pm
    Post #18 - October 24th, 2007, 10:49 pm Post #18 - October 24th, 2007, 10:49 pm
    I now have a concert on the 15th, so can be removed for the time being. If I can work everything out, I'll reply and send payment in November.
  • Post #19 - October 24th, 2007, 10:55 pm
    Post #19 - October 24th, 2007, 10:55 pm Post #19 - October 24th, 2007, 10:55 pm
    Santander wrote:I now have a concert on the 15th, so can be removed for the time being. If I can work everything out, I'll reply and send payment in November.


    Is cool. We have considerable capacity for this event. Hope you can make it.
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #20 - October 25th, 2007, 12:17 pm
    Post #20 - October 25th, 2007, 12:17 pm Post #20 - October 25th, 2007, 12:17 pm
    Giovanna wrote:

    but...David Hammond wrote:

    Hope you're ready to do the Vanna White thing again during the raffle.


    I thought that was MY gig?!?


    Giovanna - you can be Vanna White and I'll be Carol Merrill (now if that doesn't date me.....)
  • Post #21 - October 25th, 2007, 12:19 pm
    Post #21 - October 25th, 2007, 12:19 pm Post #21 - October 25th, 2007, 12:19 pm
    Hellodali wrote:Giovanna wrote:

    but...David Hammond wrote:

    Hope you're ready to do the Vanna White thing again during the raffle.


    I thought that was MY gig?!?


    Giovanna - you can be Vanna White and I'll be Carol Merrill (now if that doesn't date me.....)


    Conflict avoided. Thanks, Carol. :D
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #22 - October 28th, 2007, 9:04 am
    Post #22 - October 28th, 2007, 9:04 am Post #22 - October 28th, 2007, 9:04 am
    the check will be in the mail monday -i'm coming. justjoan
  • Post #23 - October 28th, 2007, 9:46 am
    Post #23 - October 28th, 2007, 9:46 am Post #23 - October 28th, 2007, 9:46 am
    Kerensa and I will be there!

    Seth
  • Post #24 - October 28th, 2007, 4:16 pm
    Post #24 - October 28th, 2007, 4:16 pm Post #24 - October 28th, 2007, 4:16 pm
    Please add The Lovely Donna and Evil Ronnie.

    :twisted:
    "Bass Trombone is the Lead Trumpet of the Deep."
    Rick Hammett
  • Post #25 - October 31st, 2007, 12:50 pm
    Post #25 - October 31st, 2007, 12:50 pm Post #25 - October 31st, 2007, 12:50 pm
    Please add me to the list. Cinny's Mom is coming too.

    Checks are in the mail.
  • Post #26 - November 6th, 2007, 5:54 pm
    Post #26 - November 6th, 2007, 5:54 pm Post #26 - November 6th, 2007, 5:54 pm
    The Panther will be on the prowl with the missus.

    :)

    Sounds great! I can't wait!
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #27 - November 6th, 2007, 9:26 pm
    Post #27 - November 6th, 2007, 9:26 pm Post #27 - November 6th, 2007, 9:26 pm
    HI,

    Gentle reminder! Please send in your money asap to lock in your reservation. Please consult the original post for information on payment via check directly to David Hammond or by credit card via Brown Paper Tickets.

    Thanks!

    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 #28 - November 14th, 2007, 3:23 pm
    Post #28 - November 14th, 2007, 3:23 pm Post #28 - November 14th, 2007, 3:23 pm
    i'm wondering if one of the organizers of the holiday party could, or already has, asked manny's to open up the lot for self-parkers during our party, since their evening policy now seems to be only valet parking. with 50 plus people arriving around the same time, it would be much easier to park our own cars. just asking......
  • Post #29 - November 19th, 2007, 11:57 am
    Post #29 - November 19th, 2007, 11:57 am Post #29 - November 19th, 2007, 11:57 am
    Just signed up. The raffle item I will be bringing is a marzipan filled stollen.
    Cookie Monster
  • Post #30 - November 19th, 2007, 9:53 pm
    Post #30 - November 19th, 2007, 9:53 pm Post #30 - November 19th, 2007, 9:53 pm
    Sign me up for two people. I will post the check tomorrow.

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