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"Proper" Sunday Roast 2012, Part 1
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19.02.2012 15:00 to 21:00
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City/Town: Adliswil (Zurich)
Event Type: Dinner
Meeting Point: Pot Belly's, Soodring 21

Come one, come all to the first Sunday Roast of 2012!!

The doors open at 15.00 for us and the buffet will start between 15.30 and 16.00. It will be all-you-can-eat until it is gone or until around 19.00 (whichever comes first). The bar will stay open (with pool included in the cost) until around 21.00.

Menu:
Two Roast Meats (most likely pork and beef)
Roast Potatoes
Mashed Potatoes
Fresh Steamed Veggies
Homemade Yorkshire Puddings
Gravy
Homemade Applesauce
Homemade Horseradish sauce
Dessert: Apple Pie and Custard (or similar)

Drinks are *not* included


Price: 49.50CHF if paid in advance by Thursday 16.February.2012 (to me) and by Saturday if paid to the venue
59.90CHF if paid at the door

Kids 12 and under: 25CHF---the venue also has a little play area for them

Location:
Pot Belly's
Soodring 21
8134 Adliswil
http://www.potbellys.ch/

It is a short 14 minute ride on the S4 from the Zurich main station (you do need a zone extension). Trains run every 20 minutes off track 1, and Pot Belly's is literally above the Sood-Oberleimbach stop. There is some parking available nearby as well.

You can pay me directly, through an IBAN deposit or through "cash" in the mail, both of which require PM exchanges (easy). Or you can go to Pot Belly's and pay in person (also easy if you live nearby). If you decide the latter, please let them know you are from the EF. And either way, please let me know by indicating your method of paying in YOUR RSVP so that we have separated who pays directly to the restaurant and who pays directly to me... Logistically, you all don't care about this but it matter to us organizers, so please help me out by doing this.

Remember, ALL are welcome!!

Any questions, let me know. Looking forward to it!
RSVP'd Yes: 25 (13 members and 12 guests) RSVP'd Maybe: 5 (2 members and 3 guests)
  • Sutter + 3 guests - Would Love to come have to check if we can make it
  • hrstar - Love a Sunday roast so might make this my 1st EF event...
RSVP'd No: 6
  • zwissmiss - in London - sad to miss the company
  • BokerTov - Sorry...not there
  • prof. taratonga - Flumserberg!
  • snoopy1664 - Really sorry not to be able to make - really enjoyed the last ones, but am away that weekend. Next time (almost certainly!)
  • Cybersuz - Sorry, was planning to come but had to change our plans :o(
  • ngoamlb - Maybe along with family ( wife and three toddlers) - nopw can't make it - double booked (hope to do the next one!)
RSVP sign-ups for this event are now closed.
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Must. Not. Feed. The. Trolls.Kinda ironic in a thread about food.
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I agree...and it must be a slow day on the forum for the trolls to start in on the social event threads...
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I think he has a point, it's a glorified "assiette du jour" which at Chf 50.--or Chf 60.-- per head is not cheap
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Re: "Proper" Sunday Roast 2012, Part 1

Payment has come through for everyone except crazy bird and xlator (who will be paying at the door).

Remember, walk-ins on the day of the event are more than welcome. And you can still pay in advance to the venue (by saturday) to get the cheaper price. Please mention EF if you use either of these methods.

Thanks again! And looking forward to seeing everyone soon.
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This must be the most expensive Sunday roast in the World, sorry but unless you want to eat like a pig it's an expensive lunch!
Guilty as charged

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I think he has a point, it's a glorified "assiette du jour" which at Chf 50.--or Chf 60.-- per head is not cheap
It's so much more than that and plenty of us spend a bit more for things we can't commonly get everywhere.....have you ever heard of the KFC Quests? . I rest my case.
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It's so much more than that and plenty of us spend a bit more for things we can't commonly get everywhere.....have you ever heard of the KFC Quests? . I rest my case.
I am very sorry if I have upset people on this thread with what I thought was an honest opinion that 50 CHF was expensive for a Sunday roast dinner. However, that is my opinion and I stand corrected if I am wrong that I can give my opinion on a EF thread without being attacked!
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I am very sorry if I have upset people on this thread with what I thought was an honest opinion that 50 CHF was expensive for a Sunday roast dinner. However, that is my opinion and I stand corrected if I am wrong that I can give my opinion on a EF thread without being attacked!
Of course anyone can give their opinion, however, yours is out of place and out of context (in my opinion). Your meter of comparison is wrong - you are saying "in the world", sure. I say: find me a place in Zurich that serves me a Sunday roast with two meats, two potato sides, a veggie side, yorkies, sauces, and dessert, and that charges me less than CHF 50, and I'll happily agree with you.

Until you show me that, I still believe that your opinion is based on the wrong assumptions and out of place in this thread (in my opinion, of course).
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Guilty as charged



It's so much more than that and plenty of us spend a bit more for things we can't commonly get everywhere.....have you ever heard of the KFC Quests? . I rest my case.
oh oh oh.. you just mentioned the magic word!!
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Of course anyone can give their opinion, however, yours is out of place and out of context (in my opinion). Your meter of comparison is wrong - you are saying "in the world", sure. I say: find me a place in Zurich that serves me a Sunday roast with two meats, two potato sides, a veggie side, yorkies, sauces, and dessert, and that charges me less than CHF 50, and I'll happily agree with you.

Until you show me that, I still believe that your opinion is based on the wrong assumptions and out of place in this thread (in my opinion, of course).
Plus, you can go back for more than one plate, everything is fresh (not microwaved), and pool is also included.

It is a nice afternoon out...with or without kids. Most of us ex-pats are looking for that--good food and good company--and we are willing to pay a bit more for it.
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This must be the most expensive Sunday roast in the World,

In the world!!! No!!! expensive if you compare it to the £6.95 Sunday Pub Roasts you can get back in the UK. But, this is not the UK, it is Switzerland, and the price from what ive seen seems to be pretty fair, if not even cheap, for Switzerland.
This is Switzerland, you cannot compare it with anywhere else unless you also compare every other financial aspect. In which case, Switzerland wins (in my book)
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I am very sorry if I have upset people on this thread with what I thought was an honest opinion that 50 CHF was expensive for a Sunday roast dinner. However, that is my opinion and I stand corrected if I am wrong that I can give my opinion on a EF thread without being attacked!
Opinions are fine on threads but on a social event, and a very successful one at that I might add, it might be a bit uncalled for especially considering people keep coming back for more. If you had tried it and had an opinion then that of course would be a different matter....why not come and see for yourself. I promise to leave you some Yorkies and not kick your a$$ too much at pool

Plus, "attacked".....a little bit dramatic no?
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Re: "Proper" Sunday Roast 2012, Part 1

You are entitled to your opinion, however when someone goes to a lot of effort to organise something on a regular basis and for no personal financial gain, I find it bang out of order when someone comes on the thread and starts criticising.

If you don't like what is on offer, don't turn up. But don't start trying to derail the event.

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Re: "Proper" Sunday Roast 2012, Part 1

This looks really lush. Two questions: How often is the dinner? I've got a friend visiting in the first week of March, so would love to bring her to one of these dinners. Second question is whether an adult could come and not pay/eat (with two paying adults there)? I'm pretty far along in my pregnancy, still have awful morning sickness and I'm eating frequent, small portions of food. I'm more likely to just be ordering many cups of tea!
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This looks really lush. Two questions: How often is the dinner? I've got a friend visiting in the first week of March, so would love to bring her to one of these dinners. Second question is whether an adult could come and not pay/eat (with two paying adults there)? I'm pretty far along in my pregnancy, still have awful morning sickness and I'm eating frequent, small portions of food. I'm more likely to just be ordering many cups of tea!
We try to do it once a month/once every two months (during the cold times of the year), so unfortunately, the first week in March will be too soon to do it again. However, Potbelly's also does a brunch two Sundays a month that might be really nice to take your friend to. It got rave reviews from regulars at this roast, and perhaps the price is more reasonable (if that was a deterrent before). The thread is here.

As for you coming and not paying/eating, of course this is fine...especially since you are in a "delicate" state. It is as much a social event as it is a dinner so all are welcome. You can also order from the menu if something strikes your fancy or you may decide to get the roast based on how awesome it smells when you walk in. We are pretty easy when it comes to the event...and these type of details. Perhaps it doesn't seem like it on the thread, but the owner, all his staff, and myself try to be accommodating. We just want it to be a fun outing for everyone.

Hope this answers your questions, and anything else, just let me know.
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So on the strength of that, I have to work but I might call in after that, at about 6.....

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So on the strength of that, I have to work but I might call in after that, at about 6.....
do drop in but I am not sure there is any roast left at 6
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Re: "Proper" Sunday Roast 2012, Part 1

Maaaan this sounds good. I keep flipping missing it!

Sounds like you do a super job organizing it and I hope to make it next time!
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It seems like this is becoming a real kids event.

Do you know if there is a (lower) age limit to using the pool tables?
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It seems like this is becoming a real kids event.

Do you know if there is a (lower) age limit to using the pool tables?
I think HEIGHT might be part of the factor as well.
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I think HEIGHT might be part of the factor as well.
my kids aren't vertically challenged by any means
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