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My wife and I may be in the area. Is there room for 2 more?
I would love to meet some of you guys, even if you are just lowly Blackhawk fans...


Redhawk, we would love to meet you and teach you about the new world order of hockey! Razz Seriously, it would be great to meet you. Now we just have to get the locals to agree on a venue. It seems Glen Prairie and Shiraz are the venue choices.
 
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My wife has been to Shiraz and says they are not worthy. 2 Cents
 
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My wife and I may be in the area. Is there room for 2 more?
I would love to meet some of you guys, even if you are just lowly Blackhawk fans...



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Trying to get a bead on how many we will be; not sure who is solo and who is +1 for this. I'll update this post as I'm corrected. Smile

billhike - 1 - confirmed
AllRed - 2 - confirmed
thelostverse - 2 confirmed
Redhawk - 2 - confirmed
Aphilla - 2 - confirmed
Vino Me - 2 - confirmed
VinT - 1, possibly 2 (co-worker and co-Canuck)
Jcubed - 1 - confirmed

The venue might end up being decided by which place has room for us all. Options, in rough group preferential order:

1. Glen Prairie ($10 corkage, in Glen Ellyn, but may have wayward sneezers)
2. Ivy ($20 corkage, in Wheaton)
3. Praga ($20 corkage, in Lombard)
4. Adelle's (free corkage, in Wheaton)
5. Shiraz ($15 corkage, in Bloomingdale, but tlv's wife says 'not worthy')

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I will leave choice of restaraunt up to the locals. FWIW, it would be easy to switch my reservation to the hotel where Shiraz is located, but if it's not worthy, then it's not worthy.

My wife and I were planning on being downtown, but can switch locations easily. She's still working on arrangements for child care at home, but I'm hopefull we can swing the trip to Chicago.

My biggest concern is "what wine should I bring?"


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VinT, I will be solo.
 
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Is there room for 1 more?

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Is there room for 1 more?

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You're on the list!

If my math is right, we could have anywhere between 8 and 14 people. Let's cap it there pending confirmation from Redhawk, VM, and the +1s for tlv and I.

Restaurant - I'm leaning towards lower corkage fee places that haven't been too controversial: Adele's and Glen Prairie. Anyone feel strongly about one or the other?
 
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I'm good with either venue. Would probably lean towards Glen Prairie since I haven't been there before, but free corkage at Adelle's is nice too.

VinT, I work in Carol Stream, which borders both Bloomingdale and Glendale Heights. I'd be willing to pick you up and bring you to the restaurant to save you at least one cab fare. I have but a humble Honda, but xhoser can attest that my driving is so peaceful and safe, one can sleep! Smile
 
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If you choose Glen Prairie, I can probably shift my hotel booking to the Crowne Plaza for the night, and we will be right there. It looks like that might be the closest hotel to Adele's, too (?).

I spoke with my wife, and we are confirmed.

Let me know when the venue has been chosen, and then we can discuss which wines to bring.


Stay thirsty my friends.
 
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If my math is right, we could have anywhere between 8 and 14 people. Let's cap it there pending confirmation from Redhawk, VM, and the +1s for tlv and I.

Restaurant - I'm leaning towards lower corkage fee places that haven't been too controversial: Adele's and Glen Prairie. Anyone feel strongly about one or the other?


I won't know for sure on my +1 until later. I wasn't sure if my wife was going to be out of town, but I forgot we have Hawks tickets to see the Canucks that night. I'd rather drink wine with you guys, so I'm in for sure. Our kids are probably going to use the tickets, but if our son can't go, my wife is going to go with our daughter.

As to venue, if we have a large group, I would personally lean towards Adelle's. We could probably get them to give us that private room in the bar area if we have 10-14 people. And it is really hard to beat their free corkage. And I'm still thinking about that Hoisin Duck Breast I had last week. Cool

Of course, I would like to try Glen Prairie too.
 
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What are people planning to bring?


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My far better half is in.

As far as what I plan to bring, I'll know it when I open it on the 19th.
 
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Chardonnay theme? Devilish
 
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My co-worker is unavailable for another couple of days but he'll probably join us. So it looks like we're at 12, with VM a possible addition of 2 more. I'm waiting on a callback from the GM at Glen Prairie to discuss options.
 
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Chardonnay theme? Devilish


Oh, good! My wife LOOOOVES Chardonnay! Woot


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we have Hawks tickets to see the Canucks that night.

I fail to see the attraction. Would that be in PeeWee or Mites division? (GO WINGS!!) Razz

I'd rather drink wine with you guys, so I'm in for sure.

Now you're talking!


Stay thirsty my friends.
 
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by thelostverse:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by VinT:

we have Hawks tickets to see the Canucks that night.

I fail to see the attraction. Would that be in PeeWee or Mites division? (GO WINGS!!) Razz

Too easy. Big Grin Talk to me when the Hawks lose in regulation (probably tonight - first game back from a long road trip tends to be a trap game).
 
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So it looks like we're at 12, with VM a possible addition of 2 more.


If Bill the troublemaker gets his Chardonnay theme, we will stay at 12 as VM is notoriously fond of Chardonnay (NOT).
 
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Looks like we are in.

I vote for over oaked, over alcoholed, over extracted and over priced California Chardonnay as a theme. So basically any California Chard will do.

For the reds, let's do "Zinfandel over 16% alcohol" as a theme.

VM
 
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Redhawk- Think you visited Traverse last year. Did you happen to buy any extra Left Foot Charley Riesling that you'd like to sell or trade? Or the Lot 49 from Ch Grand Traverse? Can't find it down here.

To Redhawk and VinT- there is a Binny's just down the street (about a mile to the West) of Glen Prairie if you wanted to do some wine shopping before dinner.

VM
 
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Looks like we are in.

I vote for over oaked, over alcoholed, over extracted and over priced California Chardonnay as a theme. So basically any California Chard will do.

For the reds, let's do "Zinfandel over 16% alcohol" as a theme.

VM


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At least those two theme choices would exclude Cab Francs from MI. Popcorn

In seriousness, I'm leaning towards bringing a NV Phillippe Prie Rose Champagne.
 
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Redhawk- Think you visited Traverse last year. Did you happen to buy any extra Left Foot Charley Riesling that you'd like to sell or trade? Or the Lot 49 from Ch Grand Traverse? Can't find it down here.

To Redhawk and VinT- there is a Binny's just down the street (about a mile to the West) of Glen Prairie if you wanted to do some wine shopping before dinner.

VM


So Sorry, I did not get to taste any Left Foot Charlie this past summer. My LWS usually has a pretty good selection of of Left Foot Charlie and Ch. GT. Not sure what rieslings are in stock currently, but I could check it out and pick up some for you if you'd like. No problem.

Looking forward to meeting a fellow OMP afficianado!

Thanks for the tip on the Binny's.


Stay thirsty my friends.
 
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At least those two theme choices would exclude Cab Francs from MI. Popcorn

In seriousness, I'm leaning towards bringing a NV Phillippe Prie Rose Champagne.


I promise not to impose any Michigan wines on you guys. I'm guessing Vino Me probably does that enough already (?). Wink

When you proposed chardonnay, I was actually thinking, "well, if he's serious, I would be happy to bring a BdB Champagne and/or Grand Cru Chablis" (I would love to offer Salon or Montrachet, but my cellar is not quite there yet).

However, since you guys seem to be leaning toward the "Zinfandel over 16%" category, I guess I'll have to stop at Binny's.


Stay thirsty my friends.
 
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