Date:  Saturday, October 8, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Phayul Restaurant, 89-17 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights  
Cost:  $30.00

The Wolfe Pack hosts a variety of events connected to the world of Nero Wolfe, Archie Goodwin, and Rex Stout.  The cuisine we will enjoy at dinner on Saturday, October 8 – at a Himalayan restaurant in Jackson Heights, Queens – may not be as closely linked to the Corpus as some others we have shared, but we expect that it will be equally delicious and pleasing. 

In 1933, just as Rex Stout was writing the first Nero Wolfe book, Fer-de-Lance, James Hilton's novel Lost Horizon was a huge success.  It is our contention that Mr. Wolfe, Saul Panzer, and Lily Rowan would have read this story of a utopian society set in the Himalayas.  While Archie might not have read the novel, he would have seen the successful 1937 movie version (starring Ronald Coleman and directed by Frank Capra). 

In any event, our Werowance emeritus, Jonathan Levine, and his wife Marge Baxter Levine discovered this excellent establishment and have arranged for us to enjoy a group dinner.  We will be having a set meal served family style.  Although this cuisine is normally enjoyed spicy, we have arranged for the dishes to be served mild, with hot sauces available for those who wish them.

Prix Fixe Menu (served family style)
Cucumber and peanut salad
Room temperature potatoes with Himalayan spices
First Course:
Pan fried noodles with tofu.  These are dense, chewy, rustic and delicious.
Garlic Shrimp
Chicken Manchurian Style
Egg Curry
String Beans
Mouche Green Tea Ice Cream

Travel is easy.
By car:  If you are driving use your GPS to 89-17 Northern Blvd. in Jackson Heights.  There is ample parking in a lot behind the restaurant. 

By public transportation:  7, E, F, R or M trains: Exit at ROOSEVELT AVENUE station (74th Street/ Broadway). At street level, exit directly across from the toll booth (to the bus terminal)  and take the Q 49 bus.  The Q 49 goes north on 74th Street and then turns east (right) on 35th Ave.  It turns north (left) at 89th St.  The third stop after the turn is Northern Blvd.  Exit and turn left on Northern Blvd.  The restaurant is 3/4 of the way down the block between 89th and 90th (past CVS drug store).

The $30 price includes tax and tip and all of the food listed above. The restaurant will allow you to bring a bottle of wine   Beer, soda or hard liquor are available at the restaurant, but not included in the above price and will be charged to the person ordering.

We are limited to 30 people, and must give the restaurant a count by Tuesday, October 4, so you must have your fully paid reservation in by that date.  Send all reservations with full payment (checks payable to The Wolfe Pack) to:

Jonathan Levine
84-09 35th Avenue
Apt. 6 E
Jackson Heights, NY 11372



I/We will attend the Wolfe Pack dinner at Phayul restaurant in Jackson Heights, Queens on Saturday evening, October 8.  I enclose my check for $30 per person payable to The Wolfe Pack.

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Please mail registration and check to Jonathan Levine, 84-09 35th Avenue, Apt. 6 E, Jackson Heights, NY 11372.  Your cancelled check is your receipt.  For any questions, please e-mail



Details and Registration Form Will Be Available Soon

Friday evening, December 2, 6:30 P.M.:  Black Orchid Book Discussion
Discussion of Too Many Cooks, with buffet dinner accompanied by sauccisse minuit prepared for The Wolfe Pack by a New York sausage company from the recipe in The Nero Wolfe Cookbook
Location: Honors Bridge Club, 133 E. 58 Street (12th floor) (just West of Lexington Avenue) (handicapped accessible)

Saturday afternoon, December 3, 2:00 P.M.:  Black Orchid Assembly
Featuring presentations relating to the world of Nero Wolfe and Rex Stout, and a swap 'n’ shop at the coffee break [bring any Wolfe-related materials you would like to sell] followed by cocktails (cash bar) and appetizers until the Banquet.
Location: Arno Ristorante, 141 West 38 Street, NY, NY (just East of 7th Avenue)

Saturday evening, December 3, 6:00 P.M.:  Thirty-Ninth Annual Black Orchid Banquet
Featuring full dinner of dishes inspired by the Nero Wolfe Corpus, including sauccisse minuit served family style with salad Corodona, toasts, a quiz, the traditional song parodies, presentations of the Nero and Black Orchid Novella Awards, and keynote speech by Michael Bourne, celebrated New York radio host, writer, and interviewer of Rex Stout.
Location: Arno Ristorante, 141 West 38 Street, NY, NY (just East of 7th Avenue)

Sunday, December 4: Brunch, 11:30 a.m.
A la carte brunch at historic Pete's Tavern
Location: , East 18th Street & Irving Place (just south of Gramercy Park)



June 16 -- July 30, 2016

Wolfe Pack Trip Details to Follow

Two years ago, The Wolfe Pack travelled to Saint Paul, Minnesota for opening night of the first legitimate play adaptation of one of the Nero Wolfe novels, The Red Box, adapted by Joseph Goodrich with permission of the Estate of Rex Stout.  In addition to attending opening night, Wolfe Pack members were invited to a post-opening cocktail reception as well as a brunch with the playwright and some cast members the next day.  This trip was rated as Highly Satisfactory by all concerned.  For photographs and play reviews, please check the Wolfe Pack's website!

In June and July 2017, the Park Square Theater in Saint Paul will be hosting another play adaptation by Joseph Goodrich.  Opening night for Might As Well Be Dead is Friday, June 23, 2017.  Once again members of the Wolfe Pack will be present to enjoy the premiere of the play and related special events.  Save the date!

Winter, 2016 (date, time, menu, and Guest Speaker, TBD)

SECOND Extravagant Dinner of MACABRe
(Mid-Atlantic & Chesapeake Area Book Raceme)

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