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Jillsifer's picture

I'm bored and restless. Who's up for a SoCal gathering at the Himalayan Grill in Huntington Beach some Friday in July?


And we can crawl through Little Saigon afterward sipping delicately at cafe su da and snagging really interesting, really fresh greens and veggies CHEAP.


Anybody?


 


 


One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is.

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

KitchenWitch's picture

(post #56933, reply #1 of 37)

me me me

~RuthAnn


~RuthAnn

Jillsifer's picture

(post #56933, reply #2 of 37)

Groovy! What's your timing look like?

 


 


One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is.

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

KitchenWitch's picture

(post #56933, reply #4 of 37)

any Friday (except for the 31st) is fine by me. I'll have the witchlets along for the ride.


~RuthAnn




Edited 6/25/2009 10:57 am by KitchenWitch

~RuthAnn

Jillsifer's picture

(post #56933, reply #5 of 37)

Groovy! Let's make it the 10th, then. (Paretsky, you okay with that, and do we need to play "Born to be Wild" as you arrive?)


So far, we have KitchenWitch, Natalie, Buddy, Paretsky, jillsifer, Gillen, possibly Wolfie . . . and who else is in?


Lunch at the Himalayan Grill in HB (Peter's Landing, just off PCH), then shopping and cafe su da sipping in Little Saigon.


C'mon, the rest of you guys. You know you can't resist.


 


 


One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is.

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

paretsky's picture

(post #56933, reply #7 of 37)

The 10th works great for me. I'll just be getting back into town from Aurora, Colorado the day before.

And yes, I'll most likely be on the bike, so cue up "Born to be Wild!"

"Light the lamp, not the rat! Light the lamp, not the rat!!"
Rizzo the Rat, A Muppet Christmas Carol

"Light the lamp, not the rat! Light the lamp, not the rat!!"
Rizzo the Rat, A Muppet Christmas Carol

Jillsifer's picture

(post #56933, reply #10 of 37)

Bumping this up to encourage more people to join us.

 


 


One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is.

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

tones's picture

(post #56933, reply #11 of 37)

So sorry that I missed seeing this.  If I were in town, I would happily have joined in!  I'll be with 6 girlfriends from grade school/high school.  We were named the "Clubbers" in high school and go on a "girls" vacation every other year for many years.


Have fun.  I hope I can join a So Cal get together again soon.

paretsky's picture

(post #56933, reply #23 of 37)

OK, I'm being lazy and not rereading the whole thread here. What time is lunch tomorrow? Noon?

"Light the lamp, not the rat! Light the lamp, not the rat!!"
Rizzo the Rat, A Muppet Christmas Carol

"Light the lamp, not the rat! Light the lamp, not the rat!!"
Rizzo the Rat, A Muppet Christmas Carol

Jillsifer's picture

(post #56933, reply #24 of 37)

Between noon and 12:30. I'll get there as soon as I can from AV.

 


 


One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is.

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

avak123's picture

(post #56933, reply #25 of 37)

This thread is killing me...I SO wish I could be there!

Give everyone a big hug from me!!!

Jillsifer's picture

(post #56933, reply #26 of 37)

It's not too late--what is it, about a four-hour flight? You still have time!


You know you want to . . .


(Consider everyone hugged!)


 


 


 


One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is.

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

avak123's picture

(post #56933, reply #27 of 37)

Heck no, only 2 1/2 or 3 hours. Piece of cake!

Problem is...if I come to So Cal tomorrow I will go directly into the abyss of work trauma and unsustainable stress. UUUGGGHHH!!!

Look at it on the "bright" side, if I don't have a company/job in a week I can spend all the time I want out there. How about that for a glass half full!?!

Jillsifer's picture

(post #56933, reply #28 of 37)

if I don't have a company/job in a week


WTH??? Seriously, are you in danger of that happening? Oh, my God. I want you to be okay.


Yes, I appreciate your positive attitude but I'm worried about you. Please let me know if you're okay or if I can help.


 


 


One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is.

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

KitchenWitch's picture

(post #56933, reply #29 of 37)

What jillie said.


~RuthAnn


~RuthAnn

paretsky's picture

(post #56933, reply #3 of 37)

I'm in. I'm totally in.

"Light the lamp, not the rat! Light the lamp, not the rat!!"
Rizzo the Rat, A Muppet Christmas Carol

"Light the lamp, not the rat! Light the lamp, not the rat!!"
Rizzo the Rat, A Muppet Christmas Carol

Jillsifer's picture

(post #56933, reply #6 of 37)

Vrrooooom, vrrrroooom!

 


 


One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is.

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

debpasc's picture

(post #56933, reply #8 of 37)

No longer living in So Cal (New Mexico now) but we were there about 10 days ago, staying in Manhattan Beach.  Very disappointed in walking distance (stayed at the Belamar near Sepulveda and Rosecrans) beach restaurants.  Lots of bar food type places.  We stumbled upon Mangiamo.  Nice little place with a very nice menu and wine list -- a little crowded and noisy but when we came in they asked if we wanted to sit in the wine cellar -- excellent.  Wonderful atmosphere.  Really good service and the food was quite good, too.  So if you ever find yourself wandering around down there and want some grown up food instead of surfer food --  

Jillsifer's picture

(post #56933, reply #9 of 37)

Will put it on the list, thank!


Sorry you're not here anymore, but if you happen to stroll into town that day, please join us!


 


 


One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is.

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

avak123's picture

(post #56933, reply #12 of 37)

Count me in as a probably maybe! Bel and I should be headed that direction "sometime" in July for a week or two. I have yet to make any firm plans due to a case of the "work crazies!!!"

Oh...I just read KW will be bringing the witchlets...what fun, someone for Bel to hang out with!

Will be watching this thread and would love to see everyone.

KitchenWitch's picture

(post #56933, reply #13 of 37)

psst...Amy...it's this Friday, so you might want to firm up those plans, as it's only 4 days from now.

~RuthAnn


~RuthAnn

avak123's picture

(post #56933, reply #14 of 37)

Teach me to read further down the thread...uuuggghhh!

Boo! Isabel and I WILL be out in the next few weeks and I am so bummed. I realize we can't make the 10th, but I would still love to see if anyone is available again later in the month.

I KNOW Isabel and Natalie would be fast friends! Maybe a fun kid-day closer to your neck of the woods!?! And of course Gillen would serve as Master of All Kids, Great and Small! Please shoot me an email if you are available.

Jillsifer's picture

(post #56933, reply #15 of 37)

And of course Gillen would serve as Master of All Kids, Great and Small!


Gillen is largely available on most days until late August, when he starts band camp.


Did I mention that I'm still hyperventilating because he went to his first HIGH-SCHOOL PARTY yesterday?


 


 


One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is.

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

avak123's picture

(post #56933, reply #16 of 37)

Oh Sweetie-Poo, may I administer the smelling salts!?!

HIGH SCHOOL? Amy faints, but still can't wait to introduce Young G to Miss Isabel! :-)

KitchenWitch's picture

(post #56933, reply #17 of 37)

Email me when you decide on dates! we'll definitely get together!

~RuthAnn


~RuthAnn

avak123's picture

(post #56933, reply #18 of 37)

Will do!

nutcakes's picture

(post #56933, reply #19 of 37)

I might be able to come. My daughter is in town, she already went to HB for an overnighter with a friend and enjoyed the beach. I don't know though cause she my be going to SLO for a few days. Is it still on? Is the restaurant able to expand the reservation?


Please tell more about this restaurant, sounds interesting.


I recently had my first visit to Little Saigon when visiting with an Aunt and Uncle in Santa Ana. We has a fantastic dinner of 'roll your own catfish' fresh rice paper wraps at Favori and we loved it! (Except Uncle who didn't like to have to prepare his own fresh roll.) We looked at Boiling Crab (Lousiana Crab Boil by way of Vietnam fishing family) and want to try. Had Bahn Mi at Bahn Mi & Che Cali--the price was right but wasn't thrilled with the pork sandwich so much, just okay to me (3 French Vietnamese sandwich for under $5.) I really liked the coconut pudding dessert though. Not sweet but delicious. We went to 2 bakeries, one Vietnamese (van?) and I liked the peanut candy I got there and the delicious cream roll  I got vanilla, but they also had bright green pandan ones. The one next door was more French and had good crossiant. The mini deli sandwiches looked really good, ditto the pastries. The coffee was strange and tasted like chocolate, but I don't like any sugar in my coffee.


Favori - almost everytable had the catfish, but a few had the hotpot


(714) 531-6838


3502 W 1ST St
Santa Ana, CA 92703


 

Jillsifer's picture

(post #56933, reply #20 of 37)

Of COURSE you can still come! They don't take reservations at lunch, so just join us (you might shoot me an e-mail message, perhaps telling me your first name and what to look for, because I think--so far--you're the only one we haven't met). We'd be delighted to have you join us. Feel free to bring your daughter, aunt, whomever.


Himalayan Grill is in Peter's Landing near Huntington Harbor. 'Scuse me, "Harbour" (didja see that extended pinky?) I'd characterize most of their menu items as having a bit of an Indian flavor or vibe, but there are several momo items and a good offering of vegetarian things. The owner and his family are Nepali. One of my favorite things about the restaurant is that one wall is decorated with photos and artifacts from Nepal, another wall from Tibet and a third wall from India.


Soooo . . . see you between noon and 12:30 Friday!


So glad you had a good visit to Little Saigon. There are quite a few Vietnamese items I don't care for also, but others (bun) that I dearly adore. Did you have a chance to visit a Vietnamese grocery store? They're really a trip.


PS: http://www.himalayangrill.com; 16400 Pacific Coast Highway, #110, Huntington Beach.



 


 


One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is.


Edited 7/7/2009 8:44 pm by Jillsifer

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

nutcakes's picture

(post #56933, reply #21 of 37)

Ok, I am coming, not sure who I am bringing, but it is a nice idea to bring my Aunt, it didn't occur to me. I will ask if she can make it. She loves to cook healthy and grows stuff in her garden. I have only met Ruth Ann, is she coming?


If anyone needs a ride from Inland Empire/Claremont area or en route, shoot an email I will check it, and I am sending you one Jilsifer.


No didn't go to a grocery store. I've been only to Ranch 99 type stores.


Edited 7/9/2009 3:34 pm ET by nutcakes

Jillsifer's picture

(post #56933, reply #22 of 37)

Last I heard, yes, RuthAnn and her two children were still coming.


I'll be there with my son and possibly my mother, another friend of mine who posts here VERY occasionally (CaliMary) might come, and Paretsky is coming.


We'll be a small group but that'll be fun. I look forward to meeting you!


Also, that was sweet of you to offer a ride. I don't need one, but very kind of you.


 


 


One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is.

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

kathymcmo's picture

(post #56933, reply #30 of 37)

So are we going to get a report on this or what? <G>