I couldn't even wait to read part two, and I don't care about the beer, you are standing next to none other than Doris, owner of Ris restaurant in DC, and sister of our own rinny54. Sublime and I am jealous! Lucky you, you have obviously enjoyed a wonderful New Years meal. Congratulations to the Erc's. I will enjoy another meal there in early Feb. Happy New Year, and at the Mayflower too. Oh my!
Well, I don't have much of a clue what's going on here, but as England's foremost burger officianado, I know a "Mighty Mo" when I see one. Though it does look very similar to a Big Mac.
So what prize is being supplied by Erc's Nigerian Prince Insider Scam, the highly reputable supplier of Princes to discerning upper up-scale hotel patrons? Not another Prince, I hope. I've just put the last one I received at Christmas on eBay...
I received a 6 am wake up call from The Mayflower Head of Security, Jay F. saying, more than Dr. Chuckleboomboom's dog's sweat had hit the fan!
Head of Mayflower security, Jay F. telling pluto77 that yes, everyone believes, that in spite of not reading the entire contest, we all know that she got the correct answer - rinny54's very talented sister, Chef Ris of Ris Restaurant.
Erc is seen wondering what to do about those pesky Brits, brightlybob and Tommo781. The NathalieF listening to pluto plead her case said, quote, "don't get me involved in your shenanigans erc", solemnly bejacob, just returning from another New Year's Eve ballroom dancing event, offers to contact The Greater Team for their usual thoughtful perspective, but erc declines the generous offer, bites the bullet and comes up with the following judgement, bound to irritate all.
Congratulations to BrightlyBob who did correctly name the Mighty Mo. This sandwich delight was often paired with an order of fries or onion rings and was a companion sandwich to the Teen Twist, both easily washed down with an Orange Freeze and perhaps topped off with a delicious Hot Fudge Ice Cream Cake - oh yeah.
A Little Sumpin Sumpin is one of the Lagunitas signature brews. Since neither winner above was able or willing to identify the beer, the Mercedes Benz will have to be returned to The Man who once again has reared his ugly head and stuck it to us again (yeah, that's the ticket, it's The Man's doings ).
Congratulations to tommo, well, congratulations for waking up before 10 am on New Years Day.
And now the word from Lagos, which like the Certs vs. Points judgement, will no doubt leave few people happy; well as I've often said in this forum, "whaddaya gonna do";
Pluto wins our respect, admiration, and awe for correctly identifying Chef Ris (actually, playing on West Coast time and having dined here before, she was the odds on favorite, and had it not been for her snarky labeling of the way above board contest, she might have been reading the thriller later this week ). Don't cry for her Argentina, she just saw the author last month and probably has the full Andy Reid boxed set.
BrightlyBob by playing by the rules and answering the Mighty Mo question (having given all the partying Americans all night long to look up the answer) wins the thriller Scatteree. Now, of course, since shipping the book all away across the pond would cost more than the book, the ooga booga clause of the Terms and Conditions of the Contest kick in and he is now provided (per paragraph 16 section b) with two equally attractive options;
1) you can have the book shipped to you in Canada/US when you visit your family and friends this spring (ps - remember, you were unable to use your Platinum 48 hour guarantee, so direct your anger there, not at the contestmeister) or
2) you can have three free beers when you, or any British Insider you name, visit Washington DC and meet with the beaten down contestmeister
Well, ok, that wraps up the First Annual/Last Ever (boy, you can say that again!) Insiders Only, Non-Facebook, New Year's Eve Contest, a fun time had by all (rabble rousing is a lot easier).
and for those 100 or so who viewed (views currently at 140, granted everyone watches a train wreck) and did not play, think about that this year when you have to cancel a day in advance of your stay.
Also a special thanks to IAHFLYR foxglove and kharada46 for staying above the fray and sending me such thoughtful notes of encouragement; in times when the villagers gather sticks and storm the castle, your words (and a nice Mayflower breakfast - kudos for offering on New Years Day) helped me overcome this enormous struggle .
Excuse me erc !!!!!!!!!!!!!! What is this about "pesky Brits"? I am sure the legal eagle that is brightlybob will know what to do about comments like that! As for me waking up before 10am, I guess that all depends which time zone any given MRI is in. As far as I am concerned, you lot in the US lay in bed until an unholy late hour.
I just love this forum, and hope we can continue with our good natured banter in 2015.
Your sister, in spite of a very busy evening, was very personable, hospitable, and wanted me to make clear, that all Insiders are more than welcome to Ris, she'd give them the "Insider" treatment. She, of course, also said to say hello, and that she can't wait to talk to you again.
One thing is certain, our friend erc knows how to create a good tiime for all. Great contest (of course it was, I was a winner! ), and he is highly encouraged to provide an encore next year (this year being it's inaugural presentation), and yes, I do have the boxed set of Anadyr's suspenseful spy trilogy.
So nice to finally see the mastermind behind the fabulous restaurant/culinary concept that is Ris. I should have known that Rinny is not just a screen name, but in fact a real (nick)name; I would've certainly dropped it on my last visit!
Hope everyone has and continues to enjoy their celebrating and best wishes for a great new year.
P.S. I would've posted sooner, but I was busy frying eggs, putting my stamp of approval on the Rose Parade and reading '10 bra mistakes you're making and how to fix them' on Huffington Post.' (A girl has apparently got to know these things.) Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it.