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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!)
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Old 20.02.2012, 00:46
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Re: "Proper" Sunday Roast 2012, Part 1

i was going to say the same thing as nickatbasel. if it doesn't suit, then you are welcome to organise their own cheaper sunday lunch e.g. perhaps if it wasn't an all you can eat? also, charging full price (or maybe double price) for kids can keep the ankle biters away
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Old 20.02.2012, 00:56
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I thoroughly enjoyed it, had some great chats, some of the finest roast beef and perfect company.

Pool was rubbish. Only me to blame for that though.

A great event by an awesome girl...
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Whoopsie ..... sorry Basher. Of course it was no reference to you at all



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I never did it!
Only joking . . . you are absolutely correct Crazy bird . . .JLF deserves a medal for organising such an awesome event.
Pity for me I have had to suffer by missing them
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Thank you JLF - for taking the time and effort in organising the roasts. I've been to two and I've enjoyed it every single time. Was lovely having a Sunday roast, then kicking back to watch a football game on SkySports. Really great memories of my student days.

The food was amazing and I couldnt stuff my face enough with the yorkshire puddings. It was also so so good to catch up with the Basel folks.

Shame that there wont be any more in the near future. Nevertheless, your efforts are much appreciated and I really hope you'll find the energy to do so in the future as there are many people who will be happy to sign up. Sod those moan-y gits.

PS: I CANT BELIEVE I MISSED FRAU COCONUT!
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Re: "Proper" Sunday Roast 2012, Part 1

I'm assuming (hoping) that JLF means that the Sunday Roast can look after itself now she's nurtured it to what it is now. I hope you'll still be coming along.

As to those moaning about price. By the time we factor in car hire and booze, it cost us about 500 CHF.

An actual meal I enjoyed, with people worth being with*. In Switzerland. A bargain, IMO.



*Ouchboy and UTH are actually decent folk. Who'da thunk that?
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Also, this is probably the last event I will organize for the EF...
Is there a hidden message here...?

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*Ouchboy and UTH are actually decent folk. Who'da thunk that?
Nothing like a Roast to bring people together!
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Is there a hidden message here...?

Nothing like a Roast to bring people together!
yes, JLF is not doing another event as she is getting too much rubbish from people either on or off thread that have never been to one of her events. Those of us that been would always support her as it is a very hard job to do.

it is not a roast that some people need but a ROASTING. Flaming cheek.

Be very honest, the amount of food being offered yesterday (3 type of meat, 2 type of potatoes, 4 type of veg, gravy, sauces + apple pie/custard (not powdered stuff)) , all cooked from fresh and eat as much as you like for just 50CHF per person. You cannot even do that at home by yourself in CH.

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A great event by an awesome girl...
+1 at least!
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Old 20.02.2012, 18:50
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Re: "Proper" Sunday Roast 2012, Part 1

Was my first EF event, and was made very welcome, Thanks JLF.
My girl even tried the pool, which was funny for a 3 year old. And whilst playing air hockey she kept putting the puck down her own goal
I thrashed her

Food was great. I loved the yorkies.
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I thrashed her
Damn right! I've always maintained that not subjecting kids to a humiliating defeat, just 'cos they're "only kids", teaches them the wrong values. You should have aimed the puck at her fingers. Life's not fair and the sooner they learn that the better.
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Old 20.02.2012, 19:10
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Thank you SO much for coming out. It was the best one yet, that is for sure. The beef...perfect. The yorkies...fantastic. And the pie...ok, the crust...amazing. The company...priceless (really!).

I even found love for mini-mimi and coconut's "oldest". They kissed and everything (so cute!).

The support I received today from you all--the ones that actually matter--was good for my soul. I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.
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Thank you JLF - for taking the time and effort in organising the roasts. I've been to two and I've enjoyed it every single time. Was lovely having a Sunday roast, then kicking back to watch a football game on SkySports. Really great memories of my student days.

The food was amazing and I couldnt stuff my face enough with the yorkshire puddings. It was also so so good to catch up with the Basel folks.

Shame that there wont be any more in the near future. Nevertheless, your efforts are much appreciated and I really hope you'll find the energy to do so in the future as there are many people who will be happy to sign up. Sod those moan-y gits.

PS: I CANT BELIEVE I MISSED FRAU COCONUT!
Where were you? I was sitting one table next to ouchboy, next to me was UTH, on the other side of the table Rang... It was very easy to notice the frau running around chasing her 2 monkeys... wait JLF and gourmet were chasing them too lol!
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wait JLF and gourmet were chasing them too lol!
yes, I got my exercise done for the week! can't believe such short legs could run SO FAST!
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you should see him running when he is taking something he's not allowed to have.
Well at least they both fall sleep in the train back home.
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Re: "Proper" Sunday Roast 2012, Part 1

How will it work in future? Will PBs be doing a regular Sunday roast by default - or will we need to take turns organising it?

Cheers,
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I'm assuming (hoping) that JLF means that the Sunday Roast can look after itself now she's nurtured it to what it is now. I hope you'll still be coming along.
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Re: "Proper" Sunday Roast 2012, Part 1

Only just read this thread today and after reading that JLF won't do anymore I decided to read the earlier posts to get to the bottom of it

I really can not understand why some people are grumbling on the price. You either want to go and accept the price or you don't go and leave it at that. What does it achieve to make a fuss about something beyond your control and obviously beyond the organisers control. I am pretty sure JLF is not making a fast buck on this and is publishing the best price possible

No wonder she feels dejected and can't be bothered to organise another. Shame as I really would love to have attended one in the future - I just hope she can see that the praise far out weighs the complainers
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I'm assuming (hoping) that JLF means that the Sunday Roast can look after itself now she's nurtured it to what it is now. I hope you'll still be coming along.
I hope so.... I was on the fence about attending becuase I would be coming alone, but judging from all the posts it sounds like it's quite welcoming to the solos as well.

Hope there's a next one and looking forward! (I love PB anyway
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Can't wait to do a Sunday Roast when I move over soon.
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How will it work in future? Will PBs be doing a regular Sunday roast by default - or will we need to take turns organising it?

Cheers,
Nick
PotBelly's will (almost definitely) continue the roast once a month/once every two months through the cold months and then take a break in the summer. I would think that the "last one" (before fall) would be in late March or mid-April after Easter.

About who organizes it in the future and all that, if someone is genuinely interested in taking the role, he/she needs to meet with the owner and talk to him about it...I haven't ruled out (as golfprostew hinted) continuing to organize it/other things. It just may not be on an internet forum where nastiness is second nature to a loud minority.

And as I said to many yesterday, the support I (and other organizers) receive the majority of the time is fantastic, and I know there are many more who appreciate my efforts than gripe about them...and I am grateful for that. The amazing people I have met through the EF will continue to be a part of my life--no doubt about it.
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Re: "Proper" Sunday Roast 2012, Part 1

If you read the past thread and from what I heard about PMs that were sent, I understand JLFs standpoint. Like everywhere in life, there are always a few idiots who ruin it for everyone. And then they wonder why they are miserable...
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Just it does not fall onto one person each time, I would suggest an informal group of roast regulars who either take turns or share the burden of organising. I would be happy to help out in that regard.

It would be a pity to let this slide.

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I hope so.... I was on the fence about attending becuase I would be coming alone, but judging from all the posts it sounds like it's quite welcoming to the solos as well.

Hope there's a next one and looking forward! (I love PB anyway
Hey there!

Many of us come solo. The trick is to introduce yourself to whomever you are walking through the door with. It breaks the ice, and may set your mood for the rest of the evening.

Check out the events calender for your next chance.
Or even on Thursday evening at the Viadukt, which isnt an official event, but some time on that day, the Viadukt thread will come alive.
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