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Hump Day Happiness with Crazy for Curry 1

Crazy for Curry – Japanese Curry –Café Soleil

I'm going to scream this from the mountain top, there's no such thing as 'a curry.' There's six kazillion different kinds of curry. When someone asks how to make chicken curry, I have to ask 'Which one?' Aarti Sequeira.

Japanese Curry - Legend has it that the Japanese were inspired by the curries of the British Royal navy in the 19th century. But like many overseas inspired, the Japanese made a version of curry that is completely their own. A curry and rise dish Japanese style tends to include carrots, onions, potatoes, and some sort of meat. It’s often serves as hearty fare for hungry students or along with breaded pork cutlets (katsu kare) and pickled shallots.

Curry is a generic description used throughout Western culture to describe a variety of dishes from Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Thai or other Southeast Asian cuisines. The chief spices found in most South Asian curry powders are turmeric, coriander, and cumin; a wide range of additional spices may be included depending on the geographic region and the foods being included (white/red meat, fish, lentils, rice and vegetables). Curry's popularity in recent decades has spread outward from Southern Asia to figure prominently in international cooking. Consequently, each culture has adopted spices in its indigenous cooking to suit its own unique tastes and cultural sensibilities. Curry can therefore be called a pan-Asian or global phenomenon with immense popularity in Thai, British, Japanese and Caribbean cuisines.

New Members: New Members are moved to the top of the list if this is their first event with STF. The last person on the list will be contacted by email or added to the list. Newbies rules!

+1: As the Event Organizer, I am able to add anyone (or more) to the event. Most times, I add members who really, really, really, want to go to that particular event or members who had not had luck to get into my foodie event. Contact me by email and leave a phone number to call you.

No Show Rule: STF members who are in a “RSVP YES” status 24-hour prior to the event and either cancels or does not show up at the event will be listed as a "NO SHOW". Again, email and let me know what’s up to avoid the NO SHOW status. Two (2) NO SHOWs means you are remove from my list for any events in the future. Email about the event will go out 48-hours prior to the event as a reminder.

Waitlisters: STF, there is ALWAYS a chance that one, two or three waitlisted members will move into the RSVP YES list in that 24 hour period. Review your RSVP and determine if you are still attending this event. If not, remove yourself off the RSVP waitlist.

Waitlister, if your name should move from waitlist to "YES" less than 24-hour prior to event, then that Waitlister will not be subject to the "NO SHOW" rule.

Stand by: If you want to be a STANDBY member at the event, email me your phone number and I can call you to attend if a last minute cancellation comes up.

Notes: Cash payment to the restaurant always works better than credit card! There are no guarantees that the event will have separate checks, good service, or credit card acceptance. This goes for food as well!! Review the web link provided in the event notice. Large groups are charge 18% or 20% tips.

Photos: Photos are our way at expressing our happiness with the STF event. If you DO NOT like photos, YOU MUST let me or the person taking group photos aware of your dislike, otherwise, your photo may appear on the event.

Group Payment: Most times, the members at the table are all about sharing food and sharing the final bill (minus drinks and liquor); if you do not want to be included, let ME KNOW BEFORE the ordering takes place.

Complaints: Complain to me if you are unhappy. I will try my best to listen and assist. My supervisor is Joe; call him if you are unhappy with me. If you are unhappy or experiencing someone harassing you, let me, know! No one needs to be harassed or feel uncomfortable.

Your Event Host,


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  • Sandra

    Great food and friendly atmosphere. I had a good time.

    that new restaurant, I was talking about, in Wallingford on Lake Union is called Westward:
    Maybe an idea for your Wallingford Wednesdays....

    1 · October 3, 2013

    • Coco

      Thank you! I will add it to my Wallingford events.

      October 4, 2013

  • Coco

    Comfort food at its best.

    October 4, 2013

  • Steve

    Very good food and reasonably priced. Had a pleasant time

    1 · October 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am a regular at CS and will let you know ahead of time that they frown up on separate checks (especially when people are paying w/ CC). As noted by Rhonda, I would highly recommend that you bring cash to this event.

    September 19, 2013

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