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Oct 25th, 2000, 01:53 PM
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Diane
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The 11th is good for us, preferable afternoon or evening. You in Chicago decide where would be a good location.
 
Oct 25th, 2000, 01:58 PM
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Jeanie
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Como Inn is a great idea, I have always wanted to go there. Plus it is located right off of I-94.
 
Oct 25th, 2000, 02:05 PM
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Deena
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I'm tentatively marking my calendar for Nov. 11. Fado's is a nice casual place for drinks and munchies but I'm up for just about any place. This is sounding like fun!
 
Oct 25th, 2000, 08:28 PM
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Oct 26th, 2000, 04:44 AM
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I'm just adding my two cents! For those of us in the burbs/Wisconsin-a Sunday afternoon might be a better time with traffic/work/family,etc. Also, that weekend is a 3 day weekend for quite a few of us who have kids(Veterans Day) and as you can guess-we will be traveling!!!!!Another date perhaps?
 
Oct 26th, 2000, 07:09 AM
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richard j vicek
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Good morning to all.
Sorry the 11th if no good for me as we do not return from IT and CH until the
13th. Will be thinking of you.
Richard of La Grange Park, Il...
 
Oct 26th, 2000, 07:29 AM
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Hi all- although I won't be in town for your gathering, may I offer a suggestion for a location? How about Cafe Iberico on LaSalle? Its a tapas restaurant, downtown, fun place, never felt rushed there. Its great for large groups- big tables, tapas (easy to share) and SANGRIA. We often get big groups together for the office and go on Friday for happy hour.
One thing- don't get there after about 6:30 on the weekends--- you'll wait for a table.
Have fun wherever you go!
 
Oct 26th, 2000, 08:52 AM
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I won't be in town on the weekend of the 11th either, but I also want to give you a suggestion for a great french restaurant, Le Creperie. It's across from the Century mall on Clark near Diversey. That place really makes you feel like you're in France. It's a smallish place though, so you might want to call with a reservation.
I also like Jen's idea though too, Cafe Iberico is wonderful. Great food! Reza's is delicious too.
The Como Inn is a nice place, but not very good food unfortunately (unless there is a new chef or something, haven't been there in about 5 yrs).
Well, have fun!
 
Oct 26th, 2000, 09:02 AM
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Sounds like quite a few people can't make it to the November 11th 'get together'. Should we try for another date? Perhaps the 18th?
 
Oct 26th, 2000, 10:04 AM
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Hi Sally and Everyone - count me in either date, I will be coming from Milwaukee!

Teri
 
Oct 26th, 2000, 10:35 AM
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The 11th doesn't work for me either, going out to LA to visit Grandma, the 18th or 19th would be great. Cafe Iberico is a great idea, it looks like you can get reservations Sunday-Thurs but not Sat or Fri, but you might be able to reserve for a large group on the weekend if you do it for a private party, depending on how many people end up going.
 
Oct 27th, 2000, 06:18 AM
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11th or 18th work for us. I do prefer a Saturday over Sunday - coming from Milwaukee gives us the option to stay for the night an don't have to contend with football on Sunday. Tapas would be great.
 
Oct 27th, 2000, 07:56 AM
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It's sounding like many folks can't make the 11th. For those of you who responded with a yes for the 11th, how does the 18th work?

I also like Cafe Iberico. The food and sangria are very good. I go with friends and coworkers all the time. I've never been on a weekend though. I would imagine the earlier we meet the better. I know on week nights it gets pretty crowded after 7:00pm.

So, I'll throw out a suggestion. How does November 18th at 5:00pm sound at Cafe Iberico?

Beth
 
Oct 27th, 2000, 08:19 AM
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Diane
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Great job Beth. Good for us. Will need an address, so I can map it.
 
Oct 27th, 2000, 09:24 AM
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Jen
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Cafe Iberico is at 739 N. LaSalle.
 
Oct 27th, 2000, 09:29 AM
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Beth
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Details:

739 N. LaSalle - just south of Chicago Ave. on the East side of LaSalle

They do have valet parking and there is metered parking on LaSalle

We need to hear from more of the above posters. Does November 18th work for you? Any additional thoughts on the location?

Beth
 
Oct 27th, 2000, 10:02 AM
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Jeanie
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Nope, the 18th doesn't work for my husband and I, so we're out. Sorry.
 
Oct 27th, 2000, 11:37 AM
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Deena
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I can do the 18th at Cafe Iberico (5:00 pm). Count me in!
 
Oct 27th, 2000, 11:47 AM
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Beth
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Here's where we stand right now.

Ten people have definitely responded.
Of those ten:
1 person can only make it on the 11th
1 person can only make it on the 18th
4 people can make either the 11th or 18th
2 people said yes to the 11th, but have not responded to the 18th (S Fowler & Anna)
2 people (Debbie and Richard) said no to the 11th but haven't responded to the 18th

It looks like we're kind of split. My suggestion is that we set a date and on that date I'll tally up the numbers. The date with the most possible attendees will win. This is definitely a democracy! How about November 3rd as the last day to vote?

Maybe what we should do is set another date for early 2001 for a second get together. Given the advanced notice maybe more folks will be able to attend.

Comments?

Beth
 
Oct 27th, 2000, 11:54 AM
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heather
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I can come either weekend.
 

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