To break the ice here, I will start off with my version of a report. When the various attendees check in from their various romps, they can fill you in on their impressions. We had a great time today at Katz's. Personnel included: me, Terry, her husband Bill and artist daughter, Rodney and Barbara, Stan, and Sheryl. It was so much fun to meet T&B and R&B for the first time. Food included pastrami on rye (yum!), brisket sandwich, pickles, egg cream, matzo ball soup, knish- hopefully the participants will fill in details. I didn't notice what the far end of the table (Rodney, Barbara, Bill) got. It wasn't crowded when we were there but the arrangement of the tables didn't lend itself to even distribution of conversation, so I didn't get a chance to chat much with that end (next time guys!). Terry managed to behave herself most of the time; only once did it get to the point where other customers stared. I hear Katz's is taking down the "Meg Ryan sat here in When Harry Met Sally" and putting up a new sign over our table suggesting that customers get what Terry ordered instead. Jack didn't make it; we worried that something might have happened and hope he's OK (Jack?). Margaret is probably at home with ice on her ears, because they're burning so much from us talking about her. We signed a birthday card for Marcel but unfortunately left it in custody of the least responsible person of the group, namely me. Only heaven knows when it will get mailed. Just ask Sheryl- I finally gave her today an envelope I told her I was mailing to her in September. On the way to Stan's car, Sheryl and I stopped at a knish store called Yamel Shimmel(?) which was nearby, right next to a foam rubber store (not a store made of f.r., but a store that sells only f.r.!) I bought a kasha knish for tomorrow. I just snuck a preview bite and did my own Meg Ryan imitation- it is awesome! After a quick trip to Office Depot, Stan drove us to my house where I served my guests tea and chocolate graham crackers. Don't laugh, the tea was Fauchon's House Blend. We chatted quite a while, mostly about Margaret, then went out for pizza to fortify Stan and Sheryl for their journey home. You could tell that we were all pretty fortified after a day of eating because we managed to walk right by Cold Stone Creamery without a third glance. :> Sue(tm) Lead me not into temptation... I can find it myself!