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Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner in Atlanta February 27

Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner in Atlanta February 27

“… I should walk over in time for dinner.”

-The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN)

The American Numismatic Association will be holding its National Money Show at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta from Thursday, February 27 thru Saturday, February 29. The Fourth Garrideb, the Sherlockian group of coin collectors or the coin club with Sherlock Holmes fans, will be in Atlanta to take part in the activities

We would like to invite our members, along with our friends and guests to join us for our semi-annual Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner on Thursday, February at 7 p.m. The venue is Maggiano’s Little Italy, located at 1601 Cumberland Mall, a short distance from the Cobb Galleria Centre. Dinner will be served family style and separate checks will be presented to each attendee. There is no need to pay in advance. Cost is $34.99 for dinner, plus tax and gratuity. Adult beverages are also available for those so interested.

Menu for the evening is:

Italian Antipasti

Crispy Pepperoni Risotto Bites

Chopped Salad – Crispy Prosciutto, Tomatoes, Blue Cheese, Avocado, House Dressing

Shrimp Fra Diavolo – Pan-Seared Shrimp, Garlic, Tomatoes, Diavolo Sauce with Hand-Cut Fettuccine

Braised Beef al Forno

Chicken Parmesan – Provolone & Marinara Sauce with Spaghetti Marinara

Grilled Salmon Lemon & Herb – White Wine Butter Sauce with Spinach

New York Style Cheesecake – Seasonal Berry Sauce & Fresh Berries

Chocolate Zuccotto Bites

There is no program, quizzes or story discussions for this dinner. Maybe a toast or two, if someone feels adventurous. Mostly the evening is about good food, good camaraderie and good conversations. An attendee at one of our dinners in 2017 commented that “It has been a long time, if ever, that I have enjoyed the company of  ‘strangers’ at dinner who were so bright, so engaging, and so talented.”

The Fourth Garrideb has a tradition of issuing a souvenir at these dinners and this year is no exception. We will be producing a souvenir card honoring A. Carson Simpson, a noted Philadelphia-area Sherlockian and numismatist as well. All attendees will receive this item.

We hope you can join us for this evening. We ask that interested folks RSVP to 221b@FourthGarrideb.com by Monday, February 24 so that we can make the necessary arrangements with the restaurant. Again, there is no need to pay in advance.

The Numismatic Edgar Allan Poe Published by TFG

The Numismatic Edgar Allan Poe Published by TFG

“You remind me of Edgar Allan Poe’s Dupin.” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD) Arthur Conan Doyle acknowledged on several occasions that the detective fiction was created by Edgar Allan Poe. Doyle managed a reference to Poe in his first Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet. One of the very earliest of posts on this website… Continue Reading

Garridebs in the News – December 2019

Garridebs in the News – December 2019

“It is something new for me to see my name in the papers…” – The Adventure of the Cardboard Box (CARD) Once again, it’s time for another installation of Garridebs in the News and we have several items to share. Congratulations to the Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota on the success of their recent triennial conference… Continue Reading

TFG Issues Souvenir Cards at 2019 ANA Shows

TFG Issues Souvenir Cards at 2019 ANA Shows

“Our meal was a merry one.” – The Sign of the Four (SIGN) The Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner was held on Thursday, August 15 was held at the Basilico Restaurante in Northridge, Illinois during the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money. Garridebs attending the dinner included: Douglas Mudd, Charles Davis, Bob Fritsch,… Continue Reading

TFG Issues Souvenir Card at Norwegian Explorers Conference

TFG Issues Souvenir Card at Norwegian Explorers Conference

“… at this conference.” – The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone (MAZA) Our friends at the Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota held their triennial conference this past week with the theme of “Dark Places, Wicked Companions and Strange Experiences.” Friday, August 9 also happened to be the fifth anniversary of our group’s founding. To celebrate the event,… Continue Reading

Today is our Fifth Anniversary!

Today is our Fifth Anniversary!

“… five years – when I should have had a medal the size of a soup plate.” – The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (3GAR) Five years ago today, 7 gentlemen got together in Chicago during the World’s Fair of Money to discuss forming a Sherlockian coin club. Less than an hour later, everyone walked out… Continue Reading

Garridebs in the News – June 2019

Garridebs in the News – June 2019

“Look at the headlines …” – The Adventure of the Stockbroker’s Clerk (STOC) It’s time for another edition of Garridebs in the News! It’s been a busy six months since our last offering of this irregular feature The Spring 2019 issue of The Baker Street Journal features an article by a Garrideb for the fifth consecutive… Continue Reading

TFG to Celebrate 5th Anniversary in Chicago on August 15

TFG to Celebrate 5th Anniversary in Chicago on August 15

“… returns at seven sharp for dinner.” – A Scandal in Bohemia (SCAN) The Fourth Garrideb will be celebrating its fifth anniversary this year during our Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes dinner during the World’s Fair of Money by the American Numismatic Association in Rosemont, Illinois. Our dinner will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday,… Continue Reading

TFG Issued Souvenir Card for 2019 BSI Weekend

TFG Issued Souvenir Card for 2019 BSI Weekend

“Surely you will stay and have some dinner?” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) For the second consecutive year, The Fourth Garrideb issued a souvenir card for the Baker Street Irregulars Weekend this past January. Attendees of the annual BSI Dinner, the Dinner for “The Woman,” and the Gaslight Gala received one of our 8.5 by… Continue Reading