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KatieLoeb

PLAN: "Heartland" Gathering (In Philly) 2012

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I will definitely be there!


Kristin Wagner, aka "torakris"

 

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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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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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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!


Katie M. Loeb
Booze Muse, Spiritual Advisor

Author: Shake, Stir, Pour:Fresh Homegrown Cocktails

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Bartendrix,Intoxicologist, Beverage Consultant, Philadelphia, PA
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Waiting on the actual dates...


Gene Weingarten, writing in the Washington Post about online news stories and the accompanying readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."

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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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Gene Weingarten, writing in the Washington Post about online news stories and the accompanying readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."

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Work for me!


Kristin Wagner, aka "torakris"

 

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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??


Katie M. Loeb
Booze Muse, Spiritual Advisor

Author: Shake, Stir, Pour:Fresh Homegrown Cocktails

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Bartendrix,Intoxicologist, Beverage Consultant, Philadelphia, PA
Captain Liberty of the Good Varietals, Aphrodite of Alcohol

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OK. Executive decision made. August 9-12, 2012 it is. Mark it down in your calendars folks. If there's an uproar the following weekend is fine too, August 16-19, but I thought that might be perilously close to Labor Day and schools starting, etc. for most folks. The earlier weekend unfortunately doesn't work for me, so I'm going to plan for the 9th-12th unless I hear otherwise.

Have at it y'all...


Katie M. Loeb
Booze Muse, Spiritual Advisor

Author: Shake, Stir, Pour:Fresh Homegrown Cocktails

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Bartendrix,Intoxicologist, Beverage Consultant, Philadelphia, PA
Captain Liberty of the Good Varietals, Aphrodite of Alcohol

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OK, on my calendar, we'll be there. We'll probably stay at one of the Marriott properties adjacent to Reading Terminal Market: hard to beat that location. The Marriott, Courtyard, and Residence Inn are all within a block. I'm sure there are plenty of others as well.


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