Sunday, September 06, 2009

“It is, of course, a trifle but there is nothing so important as trifles.”
— Sherlock Holmes in “The Man with the Twisted Lip”

Instead of something trifling, we forthwith tender this invitation for you to attend the special fall meeting of The Amateur Mendicant Society of Detroit.

Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 6 p.m.
Ruchi Indian Cuisine, 29555 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield
(between 12 Mile & Inkster roads)
Restaurant phone: (248) 352-3200

As befits our first Indian-themed evening, our brief Canonical discussion will concern “The Man with the Twisted Lip,” an adventure that concerns Neville St. Clair, an opium den and a rascally lascar.

For the main course, AMS veteran (and club Lascar) Richard Jeryan will present “Lascarly Yours: An Imperfect Yet Scholarly Investigation.” There will also be brief etymological examinations of the other mysterious job titles of the AMS officers (Gasogene, Commissionaire, Tantalus and Tidewaiter).

We’ll also have the usual toasts, a drawing for a Holmes-related prize and other such doings. We look forward to seeing you on Oct. 3. Libations begin at 6 p.m. with a tasty buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m.

And don’t worry, old chap, the food offerings will range from very mild to spicy, so there’s sure to be something for everyone. After all, the restaurant’s name – Ruchi – is an Indian word for “tasty.”

Respectfully submitted,
Robert Musial, Tantalus

To join us that evening, please mail your check for $25 per person by MONDAY, SEPT. 28th to:

Edward F. Stein, A.M.S.
25015 Oakbrooke
Southfield, MI 48033

The dinner includes a selection of mild to spicy appetizers and vegetarian or chicken entrees, rice dishes, side entrees and dessert. Coffee/tea is included. As always, there will be a cash bar.

“Come at once if convenient … if inconvenient, come all the same.”


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