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Happy Birthday BARRY!

Post by Lance » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:12 am

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July 6th was a great day in history when Barry saw the first rays of light and brought that light directly to the fabulous Classical Music Guide, and especially The Pub!

We're happy you're here, Barry. Keep up the fine work.

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Post by Chalkperson » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:39 am

An Above the Title Birthday Greeting, that's a first and deservedly so, he's one of our finest posters, honest, fair, polite, and a whole bunch more...best...chalkie
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Re: Happy Birthday BARRY!

Post by Ricordanza » Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:46 am

Belated best wishes on your birthday! Too bad the Phillies couldn't manage a win in your honor.

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Re: Happy Birthday BARRY!

Post by Seán » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:52 am

Barry, a very Happy Birthday to you young man, you are one of the real gentlemen on CMG. :wink:
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Post by living_stradivarius » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:47 am

Happy Birthday Barry :)
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Post by karlhenning » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:06 am

Happy birthday, Barry! Have a great day!

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Post by Werner » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:26 am

All the best, for years to come!
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Re: Happy Birthday BARRY!

Post by Barry » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:45 am

Wow! Thanks so much to all of you. This is very nice.

I have to say I had a pretty bad birthday, at least during the day yesterday. I had a root canal in the morning, then I had to have an EMG in the afternoon. That involved getting electric shocks and pin-pricks in my arm. Turns out I have a repetitive stress issue in my elbow that may require surgery.

But the evening featured a lovely dinner with my wife and some relatives who we unexpectedly bumped into outside of the restaurant. So at least the day finished off on a high note. And your kind wishes are also very welcome. I'm glad I saw this. I sometimes overlook the threads at the top.

Thanks again!
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Post by Chosen Barley » Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:27 pm

Happy Birthday & many many more! :D
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Post by Agnes Selby » Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:40 pm

Happy Birthday, Barry.

Kind regards,
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Re: Happy Birthday BARRY!

Post by Cosima___J » Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:54 pm

Hey Barry, go out an get yourself a double helping of creamed spinach (if you still like it :D ) and charge it to my account.

Happy Birthday !!!!

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Re: Happy Birthday BARRY!

Post by Barry » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:27 pm

:lol: :lol: Thanks again everyone.

And Cosima, that restaurant we ate at last night has creamed spinach on the menu. But we didn't order it. A couple times, including once at this same restaurant, I've ordered creamed spinach at nice restaurants and have found it to be too rich in terms of how much butter was used even for my taste.
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Re: Happy Birthday BARRY!

Post by HoustonDavid » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:38 pm

I'm like Lance regarding having you aboard here at CMG, so we at The Pub can have someone
to "disagree with" in a spirited but civil manner. Happy Birthday and glad you enjoyed the second
half of the day!!! :D
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Re: Happy Birthday BARRY!

Post by Barry » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:14 pm

Thank you kindly, David :!:
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"Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed." - Winston Churchill

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Re: Happy Birthday BARRY!

Post by Prometheus » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:35 pm

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great one! :D

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Re: Happy Birthday BARRY!

Post by jbuck919 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:24 am

Barry wrote: Turns out I have a repetitive stress issue in my elbow that may require surgery.
In my father's day that would have evoked jokes implying one was spending too much time in the bars (and one probably was). I nearly missed this thread, so, with apologies for being late, happy birthday!

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
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Re: Happy Birthday BARRY!

Post by Barry » Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:26 am

Thanks again!

John,
The problem I have most commonly results from resting your elbow on a hard surface repeatedly; like a hard plastic arm-rest on the chair at your work-station, which I'm pretty sure is the cause in my case.
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"Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed." - Winston Churchill

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Re: Happy Birthday BARRY!

Post by jbuck919 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:25 am

Barry wrote: The problem I have most commonly results from resting your elbow on a hard surface repeatedly.
Ah, then, it's the resting, not the bending. :wink:

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Re: Happy Birthday BARRY!

Post by Wallingford » Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:31 pm

It's belated wishes, but hope your 44th was a bearable one.
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That the things we never had
Never mattered we were always ok
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Re: Happy Birthday BARRY!

Post by Barry » Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:45 pm

Wallingford wrote:It's belated wishes, but hope your 44th was a bearable one.
The 44th was a great one. My wife and I went to see the Phils beat the Reds 22-1!

But that was last year. I'm 45 this year. :wink:

Thanks, regardless.
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"Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed." - Winston Churchill

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Re: Happy Birthday BARRY!

Post by Seán » Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:17 pm

Barry wrote:
Wallingford wrote:It's belated wishes, but hope your 44th was a bearable one.
The 44th was a great one. My wife and I went to see the Phils beat the Reds 22-1!

But that was last year. I'm 45 this year. :wink:

Thanks, regardless.
With the maturity of a man of 46. :wink: :D
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Re: Happy Birthday BARRY!

Post by Barry » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:19 am

In my dreams, Sean! Thanks!
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"Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed." - Winston Churchill

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Post by Donaldopato » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:25 am

Sigh... Late to the party as usual. Hope you had a happy one!

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Re: Happy Birthday BARRY!

Post by Ralph » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:57 pm

A tardy but very sincere Happy Birthday!!!!
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Re: Happy Birthday BARRY!

Post by Barry » Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:56 pm

And a belated thank you to Ralph, Donald and anyone else I've missed.
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"Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed." - Winston Churchill

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Post by RebLem » Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:34 am

Happy Belated Birthday, Barry!
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Re: Happy Birthday BARRY!

Post by Barry » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:17 am

Thanks Rob!
"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee." - Abraham Lincoln

"Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed." - Winston Churchill

"Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement." - Ronald Reagan

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Post by lennygoran » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:36 am

>Thanks Rob!<

And a belated happy birthday from me--the only excuse I can offer for my tardiness was that when I first tried to reply the forum seemed to be locked--I tried several times but kept getting the locked message? Could be I just messed up or something. BTW you mentioned a restaurant you celebrated at but I was wondering if you could give me the name--I dabble in Philadelphia restaurants. Regards, Len :)

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Re: Happy Birthday BARRY!

Post by Barry » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:26 am

lennygoran wrote:>Thanks Rob!<

And a belated happy birthday from me--the only excuse I can offer for my tardiness was that when I first tried to reply the forum seemed to be locked--I tried several times but kept getting the locked message? Could be I just messed up or something. BTW you mentioned a restaurant you celebrated at but I was wondering if you could give me the name--I dabble in Philadelphia restaurants. Regards, Len :)
Thank you kindly :wink: .

The restaurant is Barclay Prime. It's a steakhouse on Rittenhouse Square that is owned by Stephen Starr, who owns a number of the better restaurants in the area.

I was actually a little disappointed in my ribeye. It had too much salt on it when it arrived at the table. But the various seafood appetizers and vegetable side dishes were fantastic.
"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee." - Abraham Lincoln

"Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed." - Winston Churchill

"Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement." - Ronald Reagan

http://www.davidstuff.com/political/wmdquotes.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pbp0hur ... re=related

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Re: Happy Birthday BARRY!

Post by lennygoran » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:40 am

>The restaurant is Barclay Prime<

Thanks, I took a look at the Zagat review--sounds awesome!

Ratings & Review
Food Decor Service Cost
26 25 25 $74
“Choose your weapon” from the “pick-your-knife selection” and “feast away” on “fantastic” beef (including “awesome” Kobe cheesesteaks) at Stephen’s Starr’s “expense-account extraordinaire” meatery on Rittenhouse Square; a “posh” “library” setting and “knowledgeable” servers enhance the city’s top-rated steakhouse (just remember to get your “credit limit increased” before you go); N.B. jackets suggested."

Interesting decor!
http://www.barclayprime.com/

I have Zagat on/line and you get a chance to see how customers felt about the restaurant--here are the 5 most current viewpoints from customers--almost like when different people are reviewing performances of classical music. :)

Reviewed by MatthewI1661 on 07/07/2010.
Member since November 2007, Total Reviews: 13 (Male, 20s, Springfield, PA)
The Best Steakhouse in the city. I have been here a few times, and each time the restaurant gets better. Every time I go I need an order of the Kobe sliders and a wedge salad. The blue cheese dressing is sooo good. I usually get a filet, which is always cooked perfectly. Sides I go with the truffle whipped potatoes and the neusche bacon. Wine list is great, the service is amazing. A steak lover will love Barclay Prime.
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Reviewed by NitinA9896 on 03/21/2010.
Member since March 2010, Total Reviews: 38 (Brooklyn, NY)
Was not that impressed... overly priced and the food was so-so.


Reviewed by MarkH1289317 on 03/21/2010.
Member since March 2004, Total Reviews: 34 (Male, 60 and above, Gladwyne, PA)
supurb meats...best steak house in the city. Knoweledgable staff and well priced wine list.


Reviewed by PeterS4819 on 03/21/2010.
Member since December 2009, Total Reviews: 26 (Wilmington, DE)
Best steak in the city. Unique sides.


Reviewed by bberry11507942 on 03/21/2010.
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When it comes to steak houses I prefer the old fashioned decor, however Barclay Prime has done a nice job of offering great food in a modern setting. Regards, Len

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Re: Happy Birthday BARRY!

Post by Barry » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:46 am

You can ignore the "jacket suggested" line. My wife and I were dressed tastefully, but not formally. However, the cousins we bumped into outside who wound up joining us for dinner were in shorts and had no problem. I didn't think they would as I had noticed a couple other people dressed like that the only previous time I had dined there.

Yes, it's a pricey place, but my family generally chips in and gets me Stephen Starr gift cards for my birthday (or for both my wife and me at holiday time), so my wife and I don't spend much, if anything out of pocket when we go to these types of places most of the time.
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"Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed." - Winston Churchill

"Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement." - Ronald Reagan

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Post by lennygoran » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:57 am

>You can ignore the "jacket suggested" line<

Great--especially this time of year. A few weeks ago we met a friend for the $29 lunch at one of NYC's most beautiful restaurants, Del Posto. I wore a sports jacket as suggested and it was a hot day but I managed--I should have been a little bolder though because other people came in without jackets and one guy came in wearing jeans! Their lunch special is wonderful and you can get it not anytime--not just during NYC's restaurant week.

Before the CMG dinner on Saturday we were walking around the Time Warner Columbus Circle complex--now they have some fancy spots for sure--they really did a great job with the whole area--it seemed to take forever-- and business was booming--the Whole Foods there is really merchandised beautifully. Regards, Len

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Re: Happy Birthday BARRY!

Post by Barry » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:04 am

lennygoran wrote: Before the CMG dinner on Saturday we were walking around the Time Warner Columbus Circle complex--now they have some fancy spots for sure--they really did a great job with the whole area--it seemed to take forever-- and business was booming--the Whole Foods there is really merchandised beautifully. Regards, Len
Isn't that where Per Se is?

It's been a while since I've eaten at a really good New York restaurant. A few of the posters from one of the pre-cursors of this board (I think Ralph and I are the only ones left on here) used to get together periodically for a Saturday lunch up there. I know we hit Bouley and Chanterelle.
"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee." - Abraham Lincoln

"Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed." - Winston Churchill

"Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement." - Ronald Reagan

http://www.davidstuff.com/political/wmdquotes.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pbp0hur ... re=related

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Re: Happy Birthday BARRY!

Post by lennygoran » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:37 am

>Isn't that where Per Se is? <

Yes, we walked right by it--wasn't opened yet--we would have loved to get a look inside--it's right next to

Masa, Bar Masa

MASA and BAR MASA are the smallest restaurants in the complex. Their entrances are sea-foam frosted glass,
and the rooms have walls covered with blocks of mottled Japanese Oya stone that Masa Takayama, the chef and owner, selected.

Bar Masa has a sushi bar with 13 seats and a lounge area that accommodates 26. Masa has 26 seats in the dining room, including two areas that can be closed off for private dining, plus 10 at the sushi bar. It offers multicourse
tasting menus at lunch and dinner ranging in price from $300 to $500. Regards, Len

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Re: Happy Birthday BARRY!

Post by Chosen Barley » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:12 am

lennygoran wrote:...Bar Masa has a sushi bar with 13 seats and a lounge area that accommodates 26. Masa has 26 seats in the dining room, including two areas that can be closed off for private dining, plus 10 at the sushi bar. It offers multicourse
tasting menus at lunch and dinner ranging in price from $300 to $500. Regards, Len

You eat at that joint? Ho-lee. We have Royalty on our forum. Hot damn!
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Re: Happy Birthday BARRY!

Post by lennygoran » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:32 am

>You eat at that joint? <

Nope, not me--I'm the guy running a 1995 Saturn and a 1999 Ford Escort into the ground--but I can dream, can't I? Regards, Len :)

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