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Official A2K Gathering in Chicago, May 7th, 2006!

 
 
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 31 May, 2006 12:08 pm
<Usually, I only go there if I can't any other [public] toilet>
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JPB
 
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Reply Wed 31 May, 2006 12:24 pm
Walter Hinteler wrote:
<Usually, I only go there if I can't any other [public] toilet>


Exactly the reason I occasionally go to Starbucks.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 31 May, 2006 12:36 pm
J_B wrote:
Walter Hinteler wrote:
<Usually, I only go there if I can't any other [public] toilet>


Exactly the reason I occasionally go to Starbucks.


Well, we don't have so many Starbucks here ... and actually, I go there when I can't FIND (left that out) a toilet.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 31 May, 2006 01:13 pm
J_B wrote:
Walter Hinteler wrote:
<Usually, I only go there if I can't any other [public] toilet>


Exactly the reason I occasionally go to Starbucks.


You'd have to be a camel to do that round here. Lotsa coffee shops, not many Starbucks.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 31 May, 2006 01:44 pm
<if you ever find me in Starbuck's it'll be because they have a supply of New York Times instead of the dreaded local rag; if there is any other place to eat, I'll take my paper and waltz out>

It's neat that you liked the German food in St. Louis and Chicago so well, Thomas.
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mac11
 
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Reply Wed 31 May, 2006 01:53 pm
Yes, very neat.
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Thomas
 
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Reply Wed 31 May, 2006 02:44 pm
ehBeth wrote:
Thomas wrote:
ehBeth wrote:
I think I could go for a German for $1.50 Cool
McDonald's has Hamburgers for €1.00. Do Hamburgers count as Germans?


nahhhhhhh

(didja click on the photo in my post? I was debating on the value of a Hot Italian vs a German Cool I'd already ruled out the vegetarian and the Polish. I do have some standards.)

I did. And I can actually recommend the "Polnische" here in Munich. They're pretty good.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 31 May, 2006 02:48 pm
Is a Polnische as much fun as a Polonaise?
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Thomas
 
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Reply Wed 31 May, 2006 02:50 pm
No, just a down-to-Earth, honest to God, red sausage. We have them in a Semmel (not Brötchen!) and with medium-hot mustard.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 31 May, 2006 02:53 pm
Thomas wrote:
Semmel (not Brötchen!)


'Wasserweck' Laughing
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spendius
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jun, 2006 05:14 pm
Hey-

Have you seen the "FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING" advert up top?

That's really funny. There's a "FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING" advert paying for the encouragement of global warming.

How funny can it get?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jun, 2006 05:19 pm
What the heck is a semmel?

Do they have them in Chicago?
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spendius
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jun, 2006 05:29 pm
It's a Jumbo Jet with a "FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING" logo on the fuselage in big red letters full of weekend trippers who tossed up whether to go or not.

Yes-Chicago is famous for them. And the ten times heated up cooking fat which looks and tastes deceptively tempting.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jun, 2006 05:45 pm
Spendius, I'm not sure why I don't believe you, but I am sure I don't believe you.
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spendius
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jun, 2006 06:05 pm
One should always be sure about what one is doing. Facing both ways is known to be a bit risky.
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hamburger
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jun, 2006 06:22 pm
ehbeth wrote :
"What the heck is a semmel? "

the bavarians - just to be different - call a pedestrian bun "eine semmel" !
they must think "broetchen" isn't good enough for them !
ha , i say , they better get aquainted with a hamburger "rundstueck" !
hbg

have a look at some "semmel" :
http://www.vollwertbaeckerei-kornblume.de/images/images_backwaren/semmel.jpg
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jun, 2006 06:31 pm
Never,hamburger!!

Once you tasted the bland and mushy Broetchens, you'll long for
a crisp fresh Semmel.
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hamburger
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jun, 2006 06:54 pm
cj : of course , a hamburger has to have "ein krosses rundstueck" - but i can't figure out why it's called "rundstueck" since it's really oblong - like a mini-loaf .
luckily we have two excellent european bakeries in our city and we can buy really good bread - i'd say probably better than what is being sold in german supermarkets these days .
hbg
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JPB
 
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Reply Tue 22 Aug, 2006 10:33 am
On another thread, Walter reminded me of our May gathering. I just spent a lovely half-hour with a huge smile on my face reviewing this thread. I'm SO GLAD you all decided to come to Chicago for your gathering!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 22 Aug, 2006 10:39 am
Me too. I'm oft reminded as I have a continuous roll of my Chicago pictures as a screen sleep wake up thing.
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