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With the conditions listed in the first post, I am interested. 27 64.29%
With the conditions listed in the first post, I am not interested. 4 9.52%
Pork is a fantastic first meat to feature. 13 30.95%
If it was beef instead of pork, I would be interested. 14 33.33%
The first Sunday in September is best for me. 11 26.19%
The second Sunday in September is best for me. 8 19.05%
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Old 21.07.2011, 10:32
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And for those who answered "beef is better than pork" in the poll, can you please comment in the thread if you will *only* come if it is beef or if it is just a personal preference for you to have beef? Thanks...
Ah! I misunderstood that check box. I read it as "I'd still come if it was beef", which I would.

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The place is a bar/restaurant first and a pool hall second. I have yet to hear someone complain about the food, and in fact, most rave about how good it is.
The pool is just an added bonus that the owner is going to throw in b/c he knows how much I like pool and because of how many people I know who would practically come just for the pool. It is not costing extra for the pool. The price you see there is the cost to actually put on a proper Sunday roast.

And for those who answered "beef is better than pork" in the poll, can you please comment in the thread if you will *only* come if it is beef or if it is just a personal preference for you to have beef? Thanks...

I am sure I know this place, and the food and service are good.
As for the the Sunday thing, there is a Snooker table too methinks. Throw in a Cigar and a good whiskey and the after dinner is set. I am sure the ladies can do Port and Knitting or something to keep themselves occupied.

Hey, GG, set up a port and Stilton stall inside...?

I am a beef only man.
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Ah! I misunderstood that check box. I read it as "I'd still come if it was beef", which I would.

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no, no. you understood correctly. That is what it means. But there are the people who would *not* come for pork, and I want to know numbers for that group too. I am assuming if you voted in both boxes, you aren't fussed about which meat is chosen for the first go and if you didn't, you probably do care, but I just want to be sure.
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no, no. you understood correctly. That is what it means (b/c I don't care either). But there are the people who would *not* come for pork, and I want to know numbers for that group too...
About one and a half billion, I think. But don't worry, I don't think most of them will come to the Sunday roast, anyway.
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It's a great idea. I have a non meat eating visitor from the US the first two weeks of September, so that's not working for us....

If you also do it in October, we'd love to come, regardless of meat served. We love meat. Do I understand that it's going to be dinner rather than lunch?
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Yes, more of a "mid-afternoon/early evening" thing. So starting between 3 and 4 and going til they would normally close. I am not sure if he will be offering the rest of his menu or not but if so, you guys could still come and your non-meat eating guests could eat off the regular menu (which is relatively vegetarian-friendly). I will ask him and post it on the "main event" page...
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Re: "Proper" Sunday Roast--Gauging Interest

Feck off with your stereotypes . This lady loves a glass of Talisker along with her Cohiba and can shoot a mean game of pool or snooker

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As for the the Sunday thing, there is a Snooker table too methinks. Throw in a Cigar and a good whiskey and the after dinner is set. I am sure the ladies can do Port and Knitting or something to keep themselves occupied.

Hey, GG, set up a port and Stilton stall inside...?

I am a beef only man.
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Feck off with your stereotypes . This lady loves a glass of Talisker along with her Cohiba and can shoot a mean game of pool or snooker
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(-1) for using words "shoot" and "mean game of" in the same sentence as Snooker. Gentleman pay visits and take their turns at a Snooker table.
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I ain't no Gentleman & pool is my better game which you do shoot. Maybe now that mispent youth of mine will come in handy.

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I ain't no Gentleman & pool is my better game which you do shoot. Maybe now that mispent youth of mine will come in handy.


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Re: "Proper" Sunday Roast--Gauging Interest

You two can settle that on the table...if you both show up.

Any other interest/comments about the idea?
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Re: "Proper" Sunday Roast--Gauging Interest

Beef, pork, first Sunday in September, second Sunday, port, cigars, pool, no pool....whatever, I am in! It's a great idea, thanks for organizing
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Re: "Proper" Sunday Roast--Gauging Interest

I agree that a reduced price for vegetarians would be a good idea.
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I agree that a reduced price for vegetarians would be a good idea.
Sorry, as I posted before, there will be no reduced price for vegetarians...at least not this time.

But I must say, I don't understand this request in the first place. You have meat, potatoes that are "roasted" in meat-fat, gravy usually also made from meat parts, and veggies... So you want to pay, say 30CHFs for some steamed veggies and a yorkie? I don't get it. If you are asking for a vegetarian "nut roast" or something similar, I can pretty much assure you that it won't happen...

Sorry, just being honest. But again, options on his standard menu (for vegetarians) might happen. I will inform you of that when the actual event is posted.
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Re: "Proper" Sunday Roast--Gauging Interest

.....and just to be really awkward, I couldn't attend if it was beef...

I wouldn't be surprised if a few others felt the same.

I'm kinding of citing religious/cultural reasons. Irony is I am one of the least religous people I know....

Sorry - just thought I'd better mention it in case someone asks why I voted then didn't follow through
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.....and just to be really awkward, I couldn't attend if it was beef...
But you would attend if the meat is pork?

There is no need to apologize either. This is why the meat will change...to take care of people's different religious/cultural beliefs/personal preferences. Unfortunately, because of the nature of the event, some people will be left out. There isn't much I can do about this.
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Re: "Proper" Sunday Roast--Gauging Interest

Will the roast potatoes be done in goose or duck fat and the chips in beef dripping, by any chance?
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Re: "Proper" Sunday Roast--Gauging Interest

Bwoy...£6.50 at the Toby Carvery down the road. You get to choose from 3 meats (always Beef, and then one from Lamb/Pork, and another from Chicken/Turkey, and you can if so desire have a bit of all three) and can eat as much as you can, with all the trimmings - usually at least ten or so assorted veg.

Best to get there early, I grant you, to get it while it's fresh, but still, it's remarkably good value, and decent quality too. Although nowhere near as good as my dad's, obviously.
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Will the roast potatoes be done in goose or duck fat and the chips in beef dripping, by any chance?
The roast potatoes in one of the two--most likely. If not in one of the two, definitely in some sort of meat-fat... I am not sure about the chips--in fact, I am not sure there will be chips. I thought a proper Sunday roast just had roast potatoes and mashed potatoes? Anyway, this will be up to the chef, not up to me. But the point to stress (from the owner) was that it would be "proper", no microwaves would be used (as in most Sunday roasts that you find offered in the city), no shortcuts taken, etc.
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Re: "Proper" Sunday Roast--Gauging Interest

Definitely attend if it was 2nd weekend (home for the 1st)..


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But you would attend if the meat is pork?

There is no need to apologize either. This is why the meat will change...to take care of people's different religious/cultural beliefs/personal preferences. Unfortunately, because of the nature of the event, some people will be left out. There isn't much I can do about this.
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