Over the past year or so, there's been a lot of chatter on this Board and at various CH events about the prospect of setting up a group meal at consensus CH sichuan fave Joe's Noddle House in Rockville. I've promised Pam H., newly re-emergent from Iraq -- and who has never been to Joe's -- that I'd try to organize something that would rival the Chowhound extravaganza at the Laboratorio. I can't guarantee it'll be all that -- after all, there's no Table No. 7 at Joe's, and the only way you'll get a view of the kitchen performing its magic is if you catch a fleeting glance of the wok on your way to the restroom. But it should be delicious -- and the bill ought to be about 7% of what it was at the Laboratorio. (See the link below for numerous favorite dishes at Joe's; in one of those posts, I link to the menu.)
Pam is available this Saturday (the 22d) for lunch, and Sunday (the 23d) for dinner. If, say, eight or more folks can make either date, it'll be a go. (Otherwise, we'll probably have to postpone until January.) Please e-mail me at the above address to let me know if you're interested and can make either or both dates.