Potluck Dinner in Austin!

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Clockwise from center: Elena (iseefishes) and her boy Mike, Jon (JSuk), Tina (tinamai), my bro Ben, E&M's friend Zach, and myself (Reephboy, duh!)...:D Sweet crew.
After a little brainstorming, pre-first ever Austin TB meet, Elena and I came up with the idea to have a potluck dinner with local TB members.  Really, it was her idea, but I was in charge of organization once again, which I was happy to do.  Potluck?!?  What could be better than that with a bunch of travelers?  Between our diverse culinary heritages and our various travels, how could we not get a fantastic meal together?  So, I jumped at her idea and we threw it out to see who would take the bait.

We received a good response and ended up with 7 of us in all, who participated, and once again several people who would liked to have been there.  Some day if we can get all those people together in one place we're gonna have a hell of a party!  Ah, but that's to be expected with travelers, right?  Can't keep us all in town at one time!

Anyway, we managed to gather 4 TB members and 3 other friends of ours.
Elena (iseefishes)' Malaysian baked fish in banana-leaf dish. I forget the name but it was so nice you have to say it twice!
  Between us we had Malaysian, Thai, VietNamese, Palauan, Colombian, and good old fashioned American food.  It was pretty fantastic.  Not only that but we managed to actually have some desert, wine, and even soju (courtesy of yours truly) which worked out real well when we broke out the karaoke for after-dinner activities. 

In attendace for the evening:  our hosts Elena (iseefishes) and her Mike, their friend Zach, Tina (tinamai), Jon (JSuk), my friend Ben, and myself.

There were, as I mentioned, several others who were interested and couldn't make it for one reason or another.  I look forward to organizing another TB meet in the coming months and we're all hoping that more locals will make it out, as well as any other TBs that can make it down.  I'm planning on making a larger, open-invite gathering fairly soon....can't wait!


travelgrrl says:
sorry i missed it!
Posted on: Aug 05, 2008
yadilitta says:
ok, it's a deal, haha. I'll let you know if advance when Austin is in my plans, hehe.
Posted on: Jul 29, 2008
Reephboy says:
We will do a repeat, I'm sure, especially if any of you out-of-towners ever make it to ATX!
Posted on: Jul 28, 2008
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Colombian fruit.
Colombian fruit.
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