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The Ladies Who Lunch (Part 3)


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One of our favourite restaurants is Celadon House. It has been off-limits since Covid because although it did some takeout it was only after 4 PM. However, recently they have resumed lunch service on Fridays only. I desperately wanted their mushrooms which are only on the dinner menu and wondered if we would be lucky enough to be able to get those. When I called I was informed that anything on the dinner menu is available at lunchtime. My sigh of relief must have been audible for miles. 
 

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The mushrooms to die for. 
 

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Hunan dumplings

 

 

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Egg-rolls as we remember them to be. Substantial. 
 

There was also some calamari that managed to evade the camera. 
 

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My plate with the calamari on the lower right hand side.  
 

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Kerry’s plate. 
 

It was all so very good and there is still enough for another meal in my refrigerator. 

 

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@Anna N Oh those mushrooms look wonderful. Are those also potatoes in there or just a mushroom illusion. Sauce? And the crackling looking little bits? Mushrooms on my list now.

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Today’s lunch came from Bul & Gogi Korean restaurant in Hamilton. 
 

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Kerry had the Jap Chae (Stir fried Sweet potato clear noodle with beef and vegetables.)

 

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I had the Galbi Lunch (beef short ribs marinated in Korean BBQ sauce). Mine came with miso soup, a small salad, a couple of tempura vegetables, rice and lots of dipping sauces. 
 

not the greatest photographs!

 

 

 

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@Kerry Bealand I had to work our weekly lunch around her very packed schedule. Today for instance she had 3 (virtual) meetings : 11 am, noon to 1 pm, and 1-3pm!

 

While she attended the first meeting I tried my best to find a restaurant that a) served something we wanted to eat; b) opened before 4 pm; and c) offered delivery. I did not think my criteria were too harsh but perhaps I failed to factor in the enormous toll that Covid has taken on our dining facilities. 
 

All that to explain why Kerry had to make a speedy pick up from a place we really want to continue to support. 
 

So once again our lunch came from B’s Banh Mi.

 

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Spring rolls which we shared. 
 

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Meat lover for Kerry with pork tenderloin as they were out of chops. There was a meatball in there, too!
 

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Chicken banh mi for me. 

 

 

 

 

 

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About three years ago my number two son brought me a crispy chicken sandwich. It might have been from Burger King or perhaps from A&W. I can no longer remember. But I do remember how much I enjoyed it and have been hoping to have one again. So when @Kerry Bealsuggested that she pick up lunch at Hello Iris, I was all for it. 
 

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Crispy chicken sandwich for me. Delicious but quite a challenge to eat.


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Chicken strips for Kerry with two sauces – – honey mustard and Thai sweet chilli. 

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Today the weather was cold enough to justify another feast from our favourite Indian restaurant, Bombay Grill. 
 

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Kerry‘s plate. From lower left:  fried paneer, onion bhaji, bhuna chicken , naan, saag gosht (lamb with spinach), rice and a dipping sauce in the centre. 
 

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My plate — same food. 

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14 minutes ago, robirdstx said:

A Lady Friend and I lunched on the spacious waterside deck at San Leon’s TopWater Grill today.

Looks delicious and how nice that you could eat together outside. The temperature here was hovering around zero. Not conducive to outdoor dining.

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5 hours ago, Anna N said:

Looks delicious and how nice that you could eat together outside. The temperature here was hovering around zero. Not conducive to outdoor dining.

 

The temperature here was/is well below zero, depending on what temperature scale you use.

 

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I met a friend for lunch on Tuesday at an outdoor mall that I knew had plenty of outdoor seating. At 45 degrees, there was plenty of seating...we usually sit and talk for a long time, but after 45 minutes (even wearing a winter coat) it was not comfortable. We vowed to wait until another 60 degree day rolls around.

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6 minutes ago, BeeZee said:

I met a friend for lunch on Tuesday at an outdoor mall that I knew had plenty of outdoor seating. At 45 degrees, there was plenty of seating...we usually sit and talk for a long time, but after 45 minutes (even wearing a winter coat) it was not comfortable. We vowed to wait until another 60 degree day rolls around.

I think those handwarmer things you squeeze to activate will sell well with the outdoor seating cuz it is really as much about conversation as food :) Oh and hats at lunch!

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6 hours ago, BeeZee said:

We vowed to wait until another 60 degree day rolls around.

Yes. I do find that chattering teeth interfere with conversation.    

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Today we decided that Thai was in order. So @Kerry Beal carved some time out of her busy day and picked up food for us from Bahn Thai.

 

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My plate: From lower left – – Golden squid,Golden basket, Sesame beef and Grilled chicken. 
 

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Kerry added rice and peanut sauce to her plate. 

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Aaahhh. There is a Bahn Thai in Memphis. One of my favorite restaurants. God willing, we will get past all this and I can enjoy Tom Kha and a salad and Spicy Old Man on the deck listening to the blues.

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