Re: VRT Dinner at ALA

Irene Wood (
Mon, 25 Jan 1999 08:50:31 -0600

Becky: I won't be able to make the dinner because of another committment. But I'll see you Sat pm meeting. Any ?s you have prior to midwinter?

Irene Wood
Media Editor, Booklist
American Library Association
50 East Huron
Chicago, IL 60611

>>> Becky Albitz <> 01/22 1:30 PM >>>
Good Afternoon everyone:

You are invited to attend the bi-annual Video Round Table Dinner at ALA in
Philadelphia! I have made reservations at the Thai Garden East restaurant
at 101 N. 11th St. for 7 p.m.

We are limited to 20 people, so please rsvp me asap (how's that for acronym
usage!) to let me know if you plan on attending.

The following is the writeup from Fodor's website. My thanks to Kris
Brancolini for sending me this:

Thai Garden East
101 N. 11th St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: 215/629-9939

Under $15

In 1988 Heng Leevongcharoen and his wife, Rudee, opened Thai Garden in
West Philadelphia. It quickly became the leading Thai restaurant in the
city. In 1990 Chef Leevongcharoen moved to Center City, next door to the
new Convention Center, and created Thai Garden East. The contemporary
ambience is different, but the food that made both restaurants popular is
as good, and as inexpensive, as ever. The miena cum appetizer---toasted
peanuts, coconut chips, and lime piled on spinach leaves spiced with
chopped chili and Thai plum sauce---is delectable. Chu chee (curried duck)
and Thai-style barbecued chicken with sweet-and-sour sauce are among the
excellent entries. For dessert try Thai custard. AE, D, DC, MC, V.

Hope to see many of you there,

Becky Albitz
Chair, Video Round Table

Becky Albitz
Head Librarian
Penn State Shenango
(724) 983-2880