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Precious and I have been discussing a trip to see you and do a fly by to her brother's place in San Antonio.

 

I always look forward to visiting Austin. :cheers:

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My first get-together with friends over a bottle of MoL was a fantastic success! The Delaware Phoenix distillery product was simply amazing. During preparations, I found that Wiggy's (on 6th, west of Lamar) not only has quite a few inexpensive accessories, but also rents out fountains for $10/night. I picked up their 4-spigot fountain and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

 

I would like to propose we make Austin absinthe evenings a regular occurrence (maybe monthly?). We could meet at Peche, other local establishments, or at one or another person's place to enjoy a variety of experiences. Anyone else up for this?

 

- Steve

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I was actually within the edges of Austin last Saturday. Was heading to Fredericksburg and somehow got on 183 in Lampasas instead of keeping on 281. Looking back now it seems funny but i can promise you my wife was unamused :twitchsmile:

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I am intrigued as well, I hope my scheduling allows me to participate. We are about to hit busy season at the music venues. But I am always up to meeting fellow absintheurs.

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Well, I'm ready to get started! How about for this first meeting we join up at Peche next Saturday (January 29th) at 8pm? The location would give us all a centralized place to meet that has at least a few options for absinthe enthusiasts. We can also let the owner know who we are, that we support his efforts, and that we would lobby for additional brands as they become available. Who knows, as he gets new labels in, maybe he'll let us know so we can try them out first.

 

If you'll let me know whether you'll be able to make it, I'll know how many seats to reserve.

 

- Steve

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I'm definitely in for wherever... but I would suggest that we might have better absinthe at another location -- you can't bring bottles to bars, if you get my drift.

 

If not one of our houses, then perhaps a BYOB restaurant such as Phara's on North Loop or Din Ho?

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I am up for next Sat. Would prefer a private venue.

I can host.

Either way, I am looking forward to meeting some of the Austin crew. :cheers:

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I'm up for meeting at a different establishment this time and someone's place next time. I've never been to Phara's or Din Ho, but right now Phara's looks really interesting. Since, I'm assuming we'd have dinner there, how about we meet there at 7 on Saturday?

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I should be cool with Phara's at 7:00 on Saturday! I'll bring a bottle or flask or some such to share.

 

Plus if we get bored of Pharah's and absinthe, there is a small bar across the street that specializes in prohibition-era cocktails.

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Well, crud. Turns out I won't have the WW in time for this weekend. I'll have to make it up to y'all next time we get together. I'm still looking forward to meeting everyone and having a nice meal together.

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I hope to make it, but it's looking worser the closer it comes. Babysitter (Grandma) is on vacation in the Virgin Islands. .. must be nice. B)

 

 

Trying to find coverage on a Saturday night is like trying to find something that's really hard to find!

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I have the tail end of a bottle of WW that needs polishing off. I suppose I can bring that.

 

I'll flask up some Vieux Carre, too, and some other fare.

 

GF - man, you should totally try to make it! That PF is just sitting on the shelf, and it is not going to finish itself!

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Sounds like it's on. Headcount please!!

 

 

The Plan:

Phara's Mediterranean Cuisine and Christophers Casbah 7:00PM

 

Phara's is conveniently located at 111 E. North Loop, Austin, less than one mile east of Lamar Blvd in the North Loop Business District.

 

See you there, fellas. BYOBottle!!

 

Oh, and kaseijin, bring along those three samples. Lets get 'em, polished off.

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I have access to a bottle of Kübler, but it's the best I can muster for tonight as FedEx has decided to wait until Monday to drop off the WW. I'll be happy to bring the blanche along... it's nice enough, but it's hardly exceptional. Let me know.

 

One way or the other, the wife (who doesn't drink) and I will be at Phara's this evening at 7!

 

-Steve

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I'll be bringing small quantities of a few things, and I expect that the other(s) will do the same, so bring your palette. There should be plenty of variety, but don't not bring nothing. (<--- Is a triple negative bad grammar?)

 

I have been saving myself, haven't had any absinthe this week, so I am looking forward to the meet-up.

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I'm gonna say I"m jealous! Have a great time guys, it's sure true what the imp says, "There are some great people in Austin, seek them out, you'll be glad you did" and I'd head back in a second if I could.

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Pretty sure Steve got to meet the most of them last night. We sampled some Pernod Fils 1910 (Winnetka), Un Pernod c. late 1930s, and Pernod 51 c. 1950s, as well as a few local HG's, VC, PF1901, WW, and La Maison Fontaine. Without a doubt, it was a successful session.

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We wanted to make the trip but the kids and grandkids were here all dang day. My excuse. :)

 

Sounds like you had a well rounded bunch of absinthe, people and success. :thumbup:

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I'm still glowing with the memories of all the wonderful samples, meeting so many great people, and everyone's generosity. The HGs were quite delicious and I was blown away by the opportunity to try some older samples. Thanks to everyone for sharing. I'm really looking forward to hanging out again very soon. I'd be happy to grill up some tasty chicken and veggies for everyone. I'll also do my best to find something special to share.

 

Here's to a wonderfully enjoyable evening for both my wife and I. :cheers:

 

- Steve

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