What: dinner with me, markgritter, timprov, and whichever other amiable persons might make their presences felt. This is not an "invite your third cousin's roommate's boyfriend" sort of event, but if you have partners or children or houseguests lying around, go on ahead and bring them.
Where: Jing Jing, on Emerson just off University Ave. in Palo Alto. If you would ordinarily think of walking somewhere from CalTrain (that is, if you are not me or in a similar circumstance to mine), they are within walking distance of the CalTrain station. They have vegan entrees. Despite the website's claims, they serve food that is not astonishingly spicy as well as fairly spicy food.
When: Monday, May 19, at 6:30 or thereabouts. (Not next week. Week after.) One of the reasons we chose Jing Jing is that they're very amiable about people pulling up another chair when needed. We will linger over dinner, and we will probably get gelato or something after, so if the timing seems like it might be tight but you might be able to make it after all, call my cell. If you don't have my cell number, e-mail me and I will tell you what it is. If you think you can't make it until 7, don't worry, we'll get soup and/or appetizers and take our time.
Please let me know if you think you're coming. My default assumption will be that you are not coming, which will save those of you who are in London or Boston or White Bear Lake from having to comment or e-mail me with your regrets. This includes those of you who expressed interest from my last post: I'm not assuming that interest equates to ability, so please do let me know. As I said, they're amiable about people pulling up another chair, but I'd like to know when we walk in whether we're looking for a table for 6 or 16 or what.