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By Sicboy13 on Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 02:07 pm: Edit

By *Webster's Grandpa* I meant Emmanuel Lewis. Didnt he call him "Baclava"(sic) or something, oh well good stuff nonetheless.

By Joalco on Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 11:37 am: Edit

Let me clarify a bit:

We've been trying to get a Texas-wide meeting together for a while, but it's truly open to anyone willing to make it to Austin. As long as you folks can handle the travel plans, we here can provide you with a place to stay, a tour of the city, etc...

And Ararat serves a pretty swell mix of foods: Greek, Mediterranean, Turkish, etc... It's a nice place, cozy atmosphere, and some nights they have live music, belly dancing, and / or fire shows. A perfect place for good food, good conversation, and a gift of the green fairy.

By Verdigris_Harpy on Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 10:04 am: Edit

Sounds like my neighborhood,except here
it is tamales or corn on the cob with a stick
shoved in it,dipped in mayonaisse,slathered in cheese,and layered in chopped green chiles.Or
pork rinds shaped like wagon wheels.(Not
on the corn on the cob.)

I like tamales.

By Baz on Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 09:48 am: Edit

falafel may be greek too, idunno. But in egypt, every other streetcorner has a deep fryer, "falafel sludge", and an enormous line of people wanting those two falafel sandwiches and a coke for fifty piastres.

By Verdigris_Harpy on Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 09:46 am: Edit

OK,I do'nt have a Webster's ,but according to
the American Heritage dictionary,third edition,
falafel and hummus are both Arabic words,
and hummus means chickpea in Arabic.

Out here we call em garbanzo beans.

Whatever way they are all yummy.

By Verdigris_Harpy on Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 09:35 am: Edit

All the middle eastern restaraunts
in L.A,unless they are specialised to one
country perhaps, serve falafel,hummus,pita bread,
etc.Then alot of them also serve shish kebab
and all kinds of salads made of eggplant
in combo with other things,plus salad with feta cheese in it.

The Greek restaraunts also serve hummus
and falafel,the goat cheese,etc.

I do'nt know the histories of these countries
very well,but at least in L.A the food overlaps

By Sicboy13 on Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 09:11 am: Edit

If I'm not mistaken, which I rarely am, falafel & hummus are Greek foods, very good Greek foods. Wasn't Webster's grandpa Greek?

By Baz on Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 09:07 am: Edit

When I was in the middle east, I couldnt find hummus anywhere. The few people that knew what I was talking about told me it was more greek than middle eastern. But I only spent time in egypt, jordan, and syria, so it could just be from different parts of the middle east.

MMMMMMMMM-falafel sandwiches!!!

By Verdigris_Harpy on Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 08:47 am: Edit


I love middle eastern food-hummus,falafel,
lentil soup,etc....


By Verdigris_Harpy on Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 08:46 am: Edit

Would you be interested in meeting a newbie?

By then I most likely would have sipped something
already,would not be completely fresh and new.

I have a very charming friend who might wish to
be dragged along.

This is closer to CA for me ,of course,than
NY(my brilliant geography showing.)

Thanks for any info in advance,


By Joalco on Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 08:24 am: Edit

As of late, the local gatherings have either been at my house or at eric's. there's also a kick-ass little middle-eastern restaurant called Ararat that's BYOB. I've had absinthe gatherings there in the past, and they went off very well.

And between Eric and myself, there should be plenty of guest rooms should anyone need / want to stay the night.

By Sicboy13 on Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 08:13 am: Edit

Joalco, I,too, would be obliged. I'll let ya know when the time is near.

By Xoncm6 on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 08:30 pm: Edit


This is unrelated to tthe TEXAS gathering so for that i apologise ( i have relatives in San Antonio,so i'm kinda down). I need to hear from any Australian Absinthe drinkers. The massive cost of getting this stuff shipped here means that i can probably afford to buy about one bottle per year and this is no good at all.
If anyone knows a better way (i'm eying off that home made still) could they please post something here or even email me at. xoncm6@hotmail.com

Cheers. XM6

By Bjacques on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 08:08 pm: Edit

I'll be in Houston around the first week or two of June.

By Scanion on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 08:02 pm: Edit

I am interested in attending. Would the gathering be in Austin? That is my preference, but am open to other places. Scarborough Faire starts April 13th in Waxahachie. Also, Fredericksburg might be nice too. Other things to do, and alcohol is allowed on the street (unlike Austin).

Any date is good for me. Before June is good weather-wise.

Also, what is the typical venue? I.e., someone's house, bar, etc.

By Raschied on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 07:13 pm: Edit

Jeez! I just left Round Rock this morning! Small world!

By Joalco on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 02:13 pm: Edit

Let us know when you're headed this way. I'm sure some of us good Austinites would be happy to tip a glass with ye.

By Sicboy13 on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 12:56 pm: Edit

I'll be headin towards mexico this july, I will be coming straight thru Tay-haas. I'm always down for a pah-tay. Iowa-Boy.

By Joalco on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 10:27 am: Edit

This has been often talked about but has yet to materialize. Some Austin absinthe enthusiasts would like to organize a gathering with our Texan compadres here in our great city. There are, however, a few questions that need to be answered.

1. Who would be interested in attending?

2. What date(s) would work best for you good folks?

3. I don't really have a third question yet, but two just seemed too few.

Let me know what you all think, and we'll throw something together.


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