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Plan: 2008 Heartland Gathering in Chicago Aug 8-10


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Don't forget to sign up the Fress Man for the Saturday event, Ronnie!

LOL . . . If I'm not mistaken, you hadn't made it official :biggrin:

I'm glad I got a chance to hear about this from Alex! I'm ready for August now!

...actually, I've been ready for august since about november...stupid  Michigan winters...

I couldn't agree more about the winter. It's been miserably long here, too. It's hard to believe that ramps are only about a month away. Should I count you in for Saturday, then?

Updated list for the Saturday event:

=R= +2

NancyH +1

torakris

edsel

LuckyGirl +3

Alchemist

CaliPoutine +1*

Alex

tammylc

jesteinf +1

nsxtasy +1

Kerry Beal

Marmish +1

moosnsqrl +1

Osnav +1

prasantrin* +1*

tino27 +1

Sam Iam +1

nr706 +1

hsm +1*

rockandroller +1

joiei

Jean Blanchard +1

newbie21

hjshorter

moreace01 +1

HOLLY_L

santo_grace +1

daniellewiley +1

kasw +1

dls*

nyokie6 +1

Nina C. +1

LAZ +1

maggiethecat +1

Elrushbo

Darcie B

white lotus +1

Fresser

-67- (62 definite, 5 probable)

Only 23 spots remain . . .

=R=

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I'm 100% there and very much looking forward to it :biggrin:

Cat

EDIT - I responded before reading the whole thread, my bad :cool: I'm in for everything as I'm going to fly in Thursday afternoon and leave Sunday night. I have multiple free places to stay, so that won't be a problem. Also whatever the price of different events is fine too.

Thanks *SO* much for organizing this!

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I'm 100% there and very much looking forward to it  :biggrin:

Updated list for the Saturday event:

=R= +2

NancyH +1

torakris

edsel

LuckyGirl +3

Alchemist

CaliPoutine +1*

Alex

tammylc

jesteinf +1

nsxtasy +1

Kerry Beal

Marmish +1

moosnsqrl +1

Osnav +1

prasantrin* +1*

tino27 +1

Sam Iam +1

nr706 +1

hsm +1*

rockandroller +1

joiei

Jean Blanchard +1

newbie21

hjshorter

moreace01 +1

HOLLY_L

santo_grace +1

daniellewiley +1

kasw +1

dls*

nyokie6 +1

Nina C. +1

LAZ +1

maggiethecat +1

Elrushbo

Darcie B

white lotus +1

Fresser

cat lancaster

-68- (63 definite, 5 probable)

Only 22 spots remain . . . :cool:

=R=

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Initial Inquiry about Thursday Night (August 7)

Changing gears here slightly to focus on Thursday night. Through the benevolence of eGS member Alchemist and a few of his associates, we have some excellent, prospective events lined up for Thursday night but before we move forward, we want to get a feel for general interest. Below is a brief description of each event. While we're not asking for a 100% firm commitment at the moment, we'd like to make sure there's at least enough interest to warrant holding these events. There are 2 parts to Thursday's prospective activities. Please indicate which parts you'd be likely to attend and how many would be in your party. Once they are 'officially' scheduled, we'll post detailed instructions here on how to reserve your spots at both parts of Thursday night's events. You may choose to attend either or both parts.

7-AUG - Thursday Night - PART 1: Dinner

Blackbird Restaurant, 619 W Randolph, Chicago, IL 60606, 312 715-0708

Award-winning chef Paul Kahan

Custom, 5-course, chef's choice, prix fixe dinner in the private, upstairs room at Blackbird. Total cost, with wine pairings, tax and gratuity would be approximately $140 per person. Without pairings, the price would be approximately $100 per person. Premium wine pairings would also be available for an additional $35 per person (~$175 total). Each diner would have the option of ordering either of the pairings, or ordering beverages a la carte, at their own expense. Each diner would choose from one of these 2 menus:

'Nasty Bits' menu (e.g. cheek, pork belly, shank, tongue, sweetbreads)

or

Vegetarian menu

Chef Kahan is excited about the prospect of putting together such a meal for our group. It promises to be a great event, as we'll have the upstairs room at Blackbird all to ourselves and we'll enjoy a unique, customized meal from a Beard-award winning chef and his restaurant's stellar crew.

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7-AUG - Thursday Night - PART 2: After Dinner

The Violet Hour, 1520 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, 773 252-1500

Cocktailist/Managing Partner Toby Maloney (aka eGS member Alchemist)

Private cocktail session at Chicago's premiere lounge, in the Wicker Park neighborhood. Not only will we enjoy some of the finest, most meticulously-crafted cocktails available anywhere in the U.S., but we'll also get a hands-on, behind-the-scenes look at how these libations are prepared, and we'll also have the opportunity to 'tweak' our own beverages. We'll have TVH's salon all to ourselves as we sip our delicious cocktails, socialize and kick off what promises to be a great weekend. Cost will be $25 per person for the all-inclusive, 3-beverage-per-person Cocktail Session at The Violet Hour. Not only is this pricing a wee bit lower than their regular pricing but it will provide us with a level of access to The Violet Hour which the general public simply cannot obtain.

~~~~~

Again, the goal here for now is to gauge the interest level of those who are planning to be in Chicago on Thursday evening. If you are still undecided on whether you will be in Chicago on Thursday evening, perhaps the lure of these exclusive culinary opportunities will help you to make up your mind. But again, if you're not planning on being in Chicago on Thursday August 7, please do not respond to this particular query.

Thanks!

=R=

~~~~~~~~~

List of prospective attendees for Thursday's events:

=R= +2 (both parts)

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Sign me up please!

Saturday for one.

A trip to Chicago is always a good time!

Oooh - just read about the Thursday plan. Count me interested in both parts!

Edited to add note re: Thursday

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In for both events on Thursday. Bits, please.

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List of prospective attendees for Friday's events:

=R= +2 (both parts)

Do you mean Thursday? Or did I miss something about Friday?

No, I erred. I've gone back and edited it.

This is Thursday we're discussing.

=R=

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Sign me up please!

Saturday for one.

Updated list for the Saturday event:

=R= +2

NancyH +1

torakris

edsel

LuckyGirl +3

Alchemist

CaliPoutine +1*

Alex

tammylc

jesteinf +1

nsxtasy +1

Kerry Beal

Marmish +1

moosnsqrl +1

Osnav +1

prasantrin* +1*

tino27 +1

Sam Iam +1

nr706 +1

hsm +1*

rockandroller +1

joiei

Jean Blanchard +1

newbie21

hjshorter

moreace01 +1

HOLLY_L

santo_grace +1

daniellewiley +1

kasw +1

dls*

nyokie6 +1

Nina C. +1

LAZ +1

maggiethecat +1

Elrushbo

Darcie B

white lotus +1

Fresser

cat lancaster

HeatherM

Lady T

-70- (65 definite, 5 probable)

Only 20 spots remain

=R=

Edited to add Lady T, with whom I cross-posted

Edited by ronnie_suburban (log)

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:cool:

Is there room for one more for the whole weekend, including the 'Nasty Bits' dinner at Blackbird and the Saturday event at Immanuel?

:biggrin:

(Edited to match my quotation marks.)

Edited by Lady T (log)

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Oooh - just read about the Thursday plan.  Count me interested in both parts!

In for both events on Thursday.

In for both.

In for 2 for both Thursday events.

Tentatively, 2 for after dinner only

Count me in for both Thursday events.  :smile:

Put me down (+1) as interested for the The Violet Hour. That sounds like it will be a lot of fun!

I think I'm a tentative +1 for both.

Is there room for one more for the whole weekend, including the 'Nasty Bits" dinner at Blackbird and the Saturday event at Immanuel?

Ok, here are some early counts for Thursday's stuff . . .

Dinner

=R= +2

Alchemist

newbie21

HeatherM

Alex

tammylc

jesteinf +1

edsel

Lady T

prasantrin* +1*

-14- (12 definite, 2 probable)

Drinks

=R= +2

HeatherM

Alex

tammylc

jesteinf +1

edsel

tino27 +1

Lady T

prasantrin* +1*

Marmish* +1*

-16- (12 definite, 4 probable)

=R=

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Ronnie -

I and my +1 are a tentative for both Thursday night events (although more likely to attend the Violet Hour than Blackbird.)

Thanks!

Edited to add that our hosts in Chicago would also like to come to the Violet Hour. So that's Nina C. + 3.

Thanks!

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I and my +1 are a tentative for both Thursday night events (although more likely to attend the Violet Hour than Blackbird.)

Edited to add that our hosts in Chicago would also like to come to the Violet Hour. So that's Nina C. + 3.

We're in for both events on Thursday.

I'm in for The Violet Hour as well!

I'm a +1 for both Thursday night events.

I am interested in both Thursday events.

. . . put us down for both Thursday events.

Updating Thursday's stuff . . .

Dinner

=R= +2

Alchemist

newbie21

HeatherM

Alex

tammylc

jesteinf +1

edsel

Lady T

prasantrin* +1*

Jean Blanchard +1

santo_grace +1

HOLLY_L

NancyH +1

Nina C.* +3*

-25- (19 definite, 6 probable)

Drinks

=R= +2

HeatherM

Alex

tammylc

jesteinf +1

edsel

tino27 +1

Lady T

prasantrin* +1*

Marmish* +1*

newbie21

Nina C.* +3*

Jean Blanchard +1

santo_grace +1

HOLLY_L

NancyH +1

-28- (20 definite, 8 probable)

Please take a look at the above lists and let me know if I have failed to record your status accurately.

Thanks!

=R=

Edited by ronnie_suburban (log)

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