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2008/08/16 FJ-Piper's SoCalFJ Meet & Eat Report

I’m very pleased with the turn out and thank you to all who made it. The food was great as usual and pleasantly surprised at how efficiently they handled our large group of which I believe the final count was 31. I give this restaurant a top rating for food, experience and service, but I’d like to know your thoughts.

We arrived around 4:30 and quickly found a parking area that was started by FJVP. Following FJVP was AWSM FJ and OtseCanuc and myself, FJ-Piper then IMachU (FJDave). After that, I went inside to get my drink on and wait for the others. As hindsight, I should’ve warned everyone about the “EyeShock” when entering The Northwoods Inn at daylight hours. The place is very dim inside and most people are somewhat blinded for a few minutes until your eyes adjust. Luckily, there were no accidents! ;)

We sat at the bar area until about 5:15 then I notified the staff we were ready to be seated. There was no waiting, As soon as I told them, they started walking us back to our seats. Everything was ready, tables arranged, waters poured, peanuts on the table, ready to go.

I poked outside a couple of times to snap some pics while everyone was seated so that’s why they may seem out of order. As soon as the orders were taken, out came the famous Cheesy Bread, Bleu Cheese Salad and Red Cabbage Salad. All three of these items are so basic it’s pathetic however, they put some magic into it that makes it out of this world good!

After the dinners and deserts came and everyone was done eating, the bills were rapidly deployed and there was no confusion in the payment process, it all went extremely smooth. FJVP stepped up and volunteered to host the next Meet & Eat, saving my butt for being unprepared with names for the drawing. Thanks Tim for doing that.

After dinner we all congregated outside in the parking lot checking out each others rigs. This was the first time I ever seen people flocking around a rig other than Skersfan’s as AWSM FJ truly lives up to it’s name sporting many drooling mods that captivated most of us for quite a while. That is one Awesome rig there Dale! When we were all out of drool, we ventured over to check out MudLoving’s buldge. I don’t need to explain that one, just look at the last couple of pics below. :)

Thanks to everyone who attended and even to those who intended to or wanted to come but couldn’t, just make sure you make the next one. :)
Enjoy the pics…
 

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Thanks Steve for the excellent Meet & Eat. It was a perfect get together and the food and service was great.

I cant wait for the next M&E cause I know Tim is going to have to try really hard to top this one.

BTW, I got food poisoning and spent 3 am to 4 am vomiting and, well, sitting on the commode. But I feel ok today.
 

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GREAT JOB! Steven, nice M&E gathering. I'm glad you choose Northwoods Inn, I've always been curious what this place is all about everytime I pass it going North to LA...now I'll stop by when traffic is bad either way. Thanks for putting it together and it's always good seeing and meeting new faces ;D

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WIFE AND I HAD GOOD TIME THANKS
 

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MudLovingFJ said:
Thanks Steve for the excellent Meet & Eat. It was a perfect get together and the food and service was great.

I cant wait for the next M&E cause I know Tim is going to have to try really hard to top this one.

BTW, I got food poisoning and spent 3 am to 4 am vomiting and, well, sitting on the commode. But I feel ok today.
DUDE, wazzup with the food poisoning. I think you should clarify, you don't suspect Northwoods Inn do you? What did you order there anyways? We all ate steak, potato, green and red salads, cheesy bread and rice pilaf. All 4 in my family is OK. I do hear of rare occasions of nice, well established, restaurants having cases of foodborne ilnesses but in the 20+ years we've been going to that Northwoods Inn, I've never heard of anything or experienced any issues.

I hope it didn't doo you too bad. I remember when Tricia, Lucas and I once stopped at a Wendy's on the way home from buying Meade telescope parts in Oceanside and that night none of us three slept due to the constant vomit and diarrhea but Hannah who stayed behind with Grandma was fine. It was 24 hours of pure hell and I got it the worst. I'll spare the in depth details ;)

If you only spent an hour expelling, it doesn't quite sound like food poisoning to me, maybe you just drank too much! lol
 

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1sdposer said:
GREAT JOB! Steven, nice M&E gathering. I'm glad you choose Northwoods Inn, I've always been curious what this place is all about everytime I pass it going North to LA...now I'll stop by when traffic is bad either way. Thanks for putting it together and it's always good seeing and meeting new faces ;D

Victor
Thanks for coming Victor, it was good to see you again. Hannah is coming around to you a little bit more every time and maybe next time she'll actually talk. lol Take care and I'll see you in BB soon.
 

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WIFE AND I HAD GOOD TIME THANKS
Dale, it was great to meet you and your wife. Thanks for making the trek from Bakersfield and as soon as work slows down for me a bit, I'm serious about that Kern River trail run or anything else you think might be fun to do near you.
 

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Hey we didn't get any red salad at our table!!! lame!! ;D Dayum Arien, thats your second set of fenders too huh?
Sorry to hear about the red salad Mike, It's Tricia's favorite and so good, we usually order a pint to take home when we eat there. I'll make sure to bring some on the next overnight / stay up all night drinkin / trail run! lol
 

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DUDE, wazzup with the food poisoning. I think you should clarify, you don't suspect Northwoods Inn do you? What did you order there anyways? We all ate steak, potato, green and red salads, cheesy bread and rice pilaf. All 4 in my family is OK. I do hear of rare occasions of nice, well established, restaurants having cases of foodborne ilnesses but in the 20+ years we've been going to that Northwoods Inn, I've never heard of anything or experienced any issues.

If you only spent an hour expelling, it doesn't quite sound like food poisoning to me, maybe you just drank too much! lol
I know he ordered the plate with the chicken, scallops & steak so it could have been any of that or the possibility of to much alcohol consumption. Either way it sucks.
Hope your feeling better Arien!
 
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