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The 6th Anniversary Dinner at Republique



http://www.zagat.com/b/los-angeles/first-look-repliques-grand-debut-on-la-brea


Dear members,


Wow, it's been 6 years already...since the fateful day of Dec 29, 2007 when I took over this group so bravely while I knew absolutely nobody in the group - I'd never met nor even communicated with anybody before. I was a total stranger to the group. 

But strangely my inner voice had been growing louder daily to the point I couldn't resist anymore, and when I officially became a foster mother of this abandoned child it was just 2 hours shy before the group's scheduled extinction. Whew!

I was determined to raise the baby on my own. But the nicest surprise was that after Meetup announced my adoption, many members I'd never met or known started emailing me to give me warm support, thanks, congrats and ideas. A determined single mother was not so single any more with all the help I got from the members)  It instantly changed my lonely life as a foreigner with not many friends in this town.

To celebrate the 6th anniversary, I chose this brand new French restaurant which just opened last month on the same spot where Campanile and La Brea Bakery started...  I still remember those days when people started to talk about the bakery when I had my first baby in 1989!)

Republique

624 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

(310)[masked]

http://republiquela.com/

https://foursquare.com/v/republique/527dab3d11d242392040d3a3

http://www.yelp.com/biz/republique-los-angeles?nb=1


Just recently I had a chance to try their food and I loved it.  I talked to Christian, general manager, and reserved a long table for 16 people on Dec 30th (they are not open on Dec 29th, Sunday). I'll talk with him again next Monday about the menu, so details will be still yet to come. Once finalized, I might need to collect deposit to avoid no-shows, but I just wanted to give you some headsup now.

Hope to see you soon,


Sally


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  • Estelle

    Congratulations, Sally!
    Looking forward to the celebration.

    Some misc info from Open Table reviews:
    There is an $8 charge for bread.
    A surcharge for their employees' health insurance is added to every check.

    December 15, 2013

    • Sally

      Thank you, Estelle! Yes, they said it was the first in town and I'm glad the staffs can be covered by insurance)

      December 15, 2013

    • Sally

      Estelle, it wasn't the bread for $8, it was the imported French butter, OMG it was soooooo good!~~

      January 7, 2014

  • Eva

    Sally, you outdid yourself. This meal was magnificent. Thank you for another fun and memorable evening.

    January 1, 2014

  • Piero M.

    Sally, you did a magnificent job. I did not know what to expect since I joined at the last minute, and came with a bit of trepidation. But what a pleasant surprise it was to be in such exceptional company and to share great food with corteous and attentive service. What more could one ask for? Thank you for accepting me in your group, Sally.

    1 · December 31, 2013

  • Michael F.

    I thought it was a great evening,enjoyed the food, and the people.

    December 31, 2013

  • Birgit H.

    Steev, thank you so very much for uploading these awesome pix of the food. Man, was it good! I SOOO much loved this evening. Really, really nice everything. Sally & Steev, thanks again for making this evening a wonderful memory!!

    December 31, 2013

    • Sally

      It was Stefhan whio posted those amazing photos) thanks for coming, everyone!

      December 31, 2013

  • Estelle

    Perfect!!!!

    December 31, 2013

  • Fanny

    what a wondeful evening , the people, the food, the ambiance, and sally what a generous person you are and your voice , amazing! , I want to hear more of it!
    Thank you so much Sally for this spectacular evening.
    Happy new year.

    December 31, 2013

  • Sarah B.

    Epic! Merveilleux!

    December 31, 2013

  • rrin431633

    Wonderful food, extraordinary company.

    December 31, 2013

  • Maria Rita G.

    The meetup was great! It was our first time with this group and they made us feel quite comfortable. Thanks, Sally!

    December 31, 2013

  • Birgit H.

    Awesome restaurant and most delicious food! Sally, great venue choice. Thank you so much for being such sweet and gracious hostess. With these events you are showing great leadership skills. Tonight's evening was a true pleasure!!!

    December 31, 2013

  • Sally

    It's going to be in a private room in the back. Thanks to the general manager, Chrisyian!

    December 30, 2013

  • Sally

    Once more, attendees, I will pick up the tab and you can chip in whatever amount you would like. It would be better to bring cash or check or send me money by Paypal if you like.

    December 30, 2013

  • Paula

    Sally, is this a family style event or do people have the option of doing a personal order?

    December 26, 2013

    • Sally

      Please read the email I just sent to all the attendees)

      December 26, 2013

    • Estelle

      Sally, I sent you an email.

      December 27, 2013

  • rrin431633

    Many congratulations, Sally! You have accomplished something very special that has benefited so many people with your leadership of this meetup group. It shows that in spite of our fears, if we press forward, we can have miraculous results. Thank you for all you do.

    December 15, 2013

    • Sally

      Thank you so much for such nice words, Roberta, and it's been a great pleasure knowing you since you joined my group!! Looking forward to seeing you))

      1 · December 15, 2013

    • rrin431633

      Me, too, Sally. We have a lot of catching up to do.

      December 16, 2013

  • Birgit H.

    I am happy to attend to celebrate you and this great meetup. You have done a phenomenal job with all the ideas you came up with throughout the years. And of course, I am thankful for many other good things that came through this meetup. :) See you on the 29th!

    December 16, 2013

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