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KatieLoeb

PLAN: "Heartland" Gathering (In Philly) 2012

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I'll hope for early August.

Ditto: earlier the better for me; late dates would make it a no-go.But would love to come.

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Hey, that's starting to make our being there more likely. What's the weather like in August, by the way?

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Hey, that's starting to make our being there more likely. What's the weather like in August, by the way?

Hot and humid.

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Hey, that's starting to make our being there more likely. What's the weather like in August, by the way?

Hot and humid.

On a good day.

Otherwise, really friggin' hot and really friggin' humid.

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Damn. Well, if I can deal with it in NYC, I can deal with it elsewhere.

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I know people are saying earlier rather than later. However, I'd just like to point out that I'll likely be in Philadelphia for some committee meetings on August 17 of next year, and I'd have no problem hanging around for a few extra days to eat. :biggrin:

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Count me in. The date shouldn't make a difference to me.

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A visit to Franklin Fountain. Here's your Old School soda fountain. These guys make their own ice cream and real old fashioned sundaes, floats and phosphates. Authentic right down to their handlebar mustaches and arm garters.

That's the foodie "Fountain" in Philly? Dang! I was in Philadelphia last month and I instead went to some downtown hotel restaurant called Fountain. Oh well. (I thought it was pretty good, though!)

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OK folks. Time to resurrect this thread. Had the pleasure of a "planning" lunch with Chris Hennes and his lovely Mrs. over the holidays and I've worked out a tentative plan for the four day weekend.

Thursday evening - cocktails, craft beer and hors d'oeuvres welcome party at my home base, Tapestry. Everyone can settle in to their hotels, etc.

Friday day - tour of the Italian Market. Lunch at Paesano's for the best sandwiches on earth in a town known for it's sandwiches.

Friday evening - dinner at Zahav, modern Israeli cuisine prepared by one of Philadelphia's finest chefs.

Saturday day - tour of Reading Terminal Market, prep for group pot luck dinner

Saturday evening - Pot luck dinner, hopefully at Reading Terminal's new kitchen space with the best pantry anyone could ask for right outside the door.

Sunday brunch - Szechuan dim sum brunch at Han Dyansty. Han happened into my bar last night and he said he would be delighted to prepare either a dim sum brunch or a tasting menu for our group, no matter how many we are. Awesome!!!

There's plenty of time in between events for folks to go find a cheesesteak, an ice cream float, or have a snack at any of the other excellent dining establishments in our city, visit any of the historic sights, the Art Museum or whatever strikes their fancy. Don't want to overload with too many things to do, but I think this tentative schedule works pretty well.

So what do you all think?? Shall I proceed with the plans? Who's up for letting me and my fellow PhilleGulleteers show off our fair City of Brotherly Eats?? What say ye? I'm game if you are!

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Sounds pretty fabulous to me! Now to figure out what I'm going to make for Saturday.

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Waiting on the actual dates...

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I am new to eG, was drawn in by Modernist Cuisine discussion. Would love to go to Heartland! Do I need to register?

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I am new to eG, was drawn in by Modernist Cuisine discussion. Would love to go to Heartland! Do I need to register?

If this year follows past years' practice, the coordinator (Katie, it appears) posts a schedule and asks for replies as to who'll be attending what. At some point there may be a pre-payment request.

Katie, are you asking for who/what now, or just some "this sounds good; go ahead and firm things up" feedback? (I'm guessing the latter, as the specific weekend hasn't been set yet.)


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I think I can do those dates. By the way, where do people stay? Do we block rooms somewhere?

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Once we've nailed down the dates I will look into speaking to the Convention and Visitors Bureau and/or some friends in the hotel biz about blocking some rooms.

Is everyone cool with August 9-12?? Shall we proceed??

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