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  1. I haven't posted here on this board in many years, but feel I must convey my sadness about his untimely passing.  If it hadn't been for this site, I would not have the friends that I have now. Through this site a small community of like-minded food lovers was created and they will remain lifetime friends,  so thank you Steven for introducing me to my best friends. He was far too young. Many condolences to his family and friends. 

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  2. I just returned from an extremely hot jaunt to Portland, OR with my mom and her 2 dogs. It was about 100 degrees the entire time we were there and will agree with what everyone else has said, but add one thing. Buy a bag of ice for the dog to sleep on. Callum was so hot we just didn't know what to do, so on our way home, we stopped at a gas station and picked up a bag of ice. Callum curled up on it and I now have pictures of this dog hugging the bag of ice, out cold and snoring. For the first time the entire journey. AC usually isn't strong enough to reach the back seat and they stay very warm with the fur coat and all.

    Ice...it's your friend.

  3. What you can't see in the pictures are our faces hovering over the plates trying to enjoy the smell. The smell of the linguine dish as it was being served was divine. The sauce on the morels, um....someone has got to market that as a cologne. If we could have, I think we all would have licked every last drop of sauce off our plates. It truly was a tremendous meal that the kitchen put out last night. My first visit to Parkside and certainly not my last.

    Congratulations on getting through the week Deb. It's been tough, but you made it. The stove had it's inaugural run, the dining room table was set up and used, there food, food and more food. It was just a typical week around these parts. (I know Deb will try and tell everyone that we don't do this all the time, maybe not all in one week, but this week was a fairly typical month for this group.)

    Good Work!! Now you can sleep.

  4. Deb, sorry about the computer, that is truly a pain in the ass. Good to know that Tiger doesn't like unexpected crashes like that. I just upgraded and well, as long there are no large appliances plugged in upstairs, I should be fine. But you never know.

    Have you spent most of the night cooking? Any hints at the menu? Enjoy playing with your Wolf. It should be a good night.

  5. Sarah, figure out where the event is being held, (let me know the charity as well) and start contacting the Marketing Directors of some of the local distributors. You can also contact the IVSA for info on who to contact. I've worked at many of these events. Get the Distributors on board and it should be fairly easy to organize. Let me know what else you need. (I know most of the people in the industry here)

  6. With respect to the Vancouver Forum, for most of the regular diners, there certainly is not an agenda, and to say there is, quite frankly I find insulting. The Vancouver board has a much higher number of Professionals actively posting than what I have seen elsewhere on the site. We are a very friendly group, and if that makes us clubbish, so be it. I am very dissappointed that this is how upper management views a forum that I have actively been a part of for almost 2 years. Actually, it's quite sad. Vancouver has a very vibrant food community and it would be nice to share it with the world, but if to do that, we come across as being "clubby" or having an agenda, then what's the point.

    Those of us that are just regular diners have never claimed to be critics. This site is for stating your opinion, your views, what you tasted. It's all very subjective and I think that should be kept in mind.

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