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A 2020 eG Gathering in STL? (Bulrush + ?)

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Last July, eight (iirc) eG'ers and friends/SO's made our way to St Louis to eat at @gfron1's pioneering restaurant Bulrush, spend some time with Rob at the Tower Grove Farmers Market, and otherwise enjoy the city. You can read about it via a handy link in Chris Hennes's thread about his return visit to Bulrush. He also posted links to forums about starting the restaurant and about an eG trip there as part of last year's Chocolate Workshop.

 

Ms. Alex and I decided we'd like to revisit the restaurant and the city this summer. Our schedules aren't as flexible as they were last summer, so rather than wait for the eG planning process, we went ahead and made our travel and lodging reservations. It'll be the last weekend in July, with a Saturday (the 25th) dinner at Bulrush. (The 25th also is Dog Day at the Farmers Market!) We hope that some eG'ers are ready, able, and willing to be there, too.

 

Other dinners together are possible, including the highly regarded Vicia and Savage. There's also a great assortment of museums, a botanical garden, Forest Park, and the Cardinals (playing the Cubs that weekend).

 

If logistics are the same as last year, we'll need a head count and reservation time decision by the third week of May. So if you're interested, or if you have any questions, please reply in this forum.


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Nice idea: summers are tough for me (work is very busy) but STL is close enough for me to come for just the weekend. I think you can count me and my  +1 in for at least dinner at Bulrush. Later in the evening is better since I’ll be flying that day.

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Count me in. Hopefully I will not have to leave early this time.

 

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On 2/25/2020 at 7:08 PM, Alex said:

Other dinners together are possible, including the highly regarded Vicia...

 

Vicia is home to 2020 James Beard Award semifinalist Michael Gallina. I fully expect to see Bulrush's (and our) Rob Connoley on that list before long.

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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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6 hours ago, gfron1 said:

You better! I served a whole round of menu based on our conversation during sorghum season!

 

If that's on tap again this fall, I'll come up just for it!

 

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I am tentatively in plus one.  Looking forward to meeting my imaginary eGullet friends and to eating at @gfron1 restaurant 

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6 hours ago, chefmd said:

I am tentatively in plus one.  Looking forward to meeting my imaginary eGullet friends and to eating at @gfron1 restaurant 

Who are you calling "imaginary"?! We prefer the term "complex"!

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Unfortunately, the sale is for rooms only through June, but just in case anyone plans to be in StL before our gathering, Travelzoo has an offer for stays at Angard Arts Hotel. Chris Hennes stayed there during last year's gathering.


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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On 3/6/2020 at 12:41 PM, Alex said:

Unfortunately, the sale is for rooms only through June, but just in case anyone plans to be in StL before our gathering, Travelzoo has an offer for stays at Angard Arts Hotel. Chris Hennes stayed there during last year's gathering.

And on my last visit: it's a really cool hotel. Good drinks and a good view at the top floor bar don't hurt a bit!


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