|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Re: Calendar for September 7-11th
On Fri, Sep 07, 2007 at 02:45:11PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Ruben Safir (ruben-at-mrbrklyn.com):
> [Cafe Scientifique, Silicon Valley:]
> > Wow - that sounds very interesting and I was just emailing fetter about a
> > what I believe is a Perl Mongers meeting also on the 11th. But that sounds
> > really good. Where will that be? Maybe we can get dinner after that
> > meeting as a group. Or if need be I can have dinnner with Richard
> > seperately. I was hoping get all together but its not etched
> > in stone.
> It's at SRI International, Menlo Park (the institute formerly called
> Stanford Research Institute, and early site of the InterNIC during
> ARPA days). That's about five blocks' walk from the Menlo Park
> CalTrain station. NOTE: Address and directions were in fact
> _already provided_, via my previous hyperlink to http://www.cafescipa.org/ .
> (Search for "Cafe Scientifique, Silicon Valley", if you can't remember
> Cafe Scientifique lectures are always popular, so getting there early is
> On the other (west) side of CalTrain is downtown Menlo Park, with quite
> a number of good dinner places including one of my personal favourites,
> Sultana Restaurant, serving Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine.
> Menlo Park being the suburbs, most restaurants close and roll up the
> sidewalks around 9 pm. I think Sultana might be open a bit later.
> Some other parts of suburbia stay open a bit later than 9, e.g.,
> downtown Mountain View along Castro Street, where some good places
> are open to 11 pm or midnight.
> My notes about Sultana for a local dinner-gathering group follow:
> Perhaps you'd consider an utterly delightful alternative, that my family
> recently tried and like, in downtown Menlo Park:
> Sultana Restaurant
> Fine Turkish and Mediterranean Cuisine
> 1149 El Camino Real near corner of Santa Cruz Avenue
> Menlo Park
> VISA, MC, maybe AmEx accepted. Open for lunch and dinner. I don't
> know the hours for certain, but local tradition suggests 9 pm closing.
> They have a good selection of wines and beers. Restaurant is run
> by a local Turkish family.
> Dinner tends to run about $15-20, and that's with _huge_ portions.
> The one time we were there (for dinner), it was lively but not at all
> crowded, and they do have a number of tables large enough for groups
> such as ours.
> Review here:
> We were curious about it because it had replaced a very old, traditional
> and rather boring French restaurant, Le Pot au Feu. If it had been
> merely OK, we'd have been happy, but our dinner was exceptional.
>  Replaced by IANA in 1972, per http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InterNIC
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