Asian American Faculty & Staff Association
Hi all, The verdict is in and it seems the majority of people are able to or prefer Wednesday, December 2, 2009 for our meeting in the Cross-Cultural Center Board Room at 12:00 noon. I will prepare an agenda and am open to suggestions for discussion items. Please let me know what you would like to include for the agenda NO LATER than 5:00PM on Monday, December 1. See you on Wednesday.
[CORRECTION: Monday is 11/30]
Hi all, Happy Week 9! Also, welcome to those staff members that were able to join us at the recent town hall held in the Dr. Joseph L. White Conference Room. As we discussed briefly afterward, we are looking to reinvigorate AAFSA and look to each of you to potentially share your talent within this organization.
As a start, we will be holding a 1-hour meeting to discuss some ideas for upcoming events (Lunar New Year Dinner/Fundraiser) as well as suggestions for the next step for the association. I cannot recollect what restrictions were shared and so reserved two tentative times during Week 10, both at 12 noon at the Cross-Cultural Center.
Please let me know if you have a preference.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 Dr. Joseph L. White Conference Room OR
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Asian American Faculty and Staff Association
Russell's Seafood Palace in Irvine (DIM SUM)
Howdy, folks! Some of us took a little dim sum trip to Russell's Seafood Palace in Irvine and thought you should try it if you have not yet had the opportunity to do so...
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Russell's Seafood Palace
We thought the food was great: both experienced dim sum diners and newbies all loved the dishes. Although the venue was unusual for a Chinese restaurant (booths, dark cherrywood...), Russell's did have authentic dim sum dishes pushed around the room in steaming carts. Tasty morsels included the typical steamed dumplings and tidbits such as har gao, shu mai, taro dishes, cheong fun, bao, etc. as well as some of the more exotic dishes. We also had tea and soft drinks but did not try anything from the regular menu.
Unfortunately, the number of carts was low and we spent a little time waiting between dishes, but we don't know if that's typical. The room layout did not permit carts to run laps, but we all managed to gorge ourselves and have a good time. Some folks said they like the food at Russell's more than some of the few other local dim sum choices. I'm definitely going back again... hopefully soon!
Russell's Seafood Palace is located on Main, just across the 405 right on the corner of MacArthur and Main. From UCI...