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Subject: [Leica] Vancouver Swap Meet and Lugger's Dinner
From: nathan at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Thu Apr 6 21:25:00 2006
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It was also very common around Lawrenceville, NJ, when I lived there 
1990-95. I think it had to do with the cost and difficulty of acquiring 
a liquor license.


Joe Leung wrote:
> Hi, Bruce,
> Thanks for the well wishes from Benelux. Chinese restaurants in general do
> not rely on serving beverages as a large portion of their revenue. Also,
> they don't carry a tall wine list. Therefore, most of them allow customers
> to bring their own and, at the most, charge a nominal 'corkage'. Just as 
> you
> said, it's a very common practice in ex-British colonies. Here in 
> Vancouver,
> most restaurant proprietors came from Hong Kong. Hence, the tradition
> continues. Good for us!
> Cheers,
> Joe L.
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of bruce
> Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 9:01 AM
> To:
> Subject: [Leica] Update on Vancouver Swap Meet and Lugger's Dinner This
> Weekend
> May I, on behalf of your colleagues in the BeNeLux, wish you all a
> profitable swap meet .............. an evening with the ladies, to
> savour the culinary delights of that coastal city and to include a few
> steaks from a supposed 400Kg. halibut that lurks in those northern
> waters .......... to be washed down with beverages (alcoholic) from
> around the world.
> For Joe ........... corkage is a rare feature (to my knowledge, found
> only in Britain and its colonies and ex-colonies), of usually small
> restaurants, interested in the quality of their food and obtaining a
> sensible margin for it, rather than extracting further sums from its
> clientelle for stocking wines and serving them.
> I have enjoyed its benefits in the docklands of London and the east
> coast of Oz. Others?
> May your chop-sticks be well guided,
> Bruce.
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Nathan Wajsman
Almere, The Netherlands


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