Our TOP evening at Yokoso Restaurant in Brookfield was a success. At least I can say it was a treat for me (as I mentioned at the restaurant, I don't get out much—chained to the news desk most of the time). Twelve TOP readers came (Jim, Grace, Paul, Jan, John, Woody, Mark, Mark, Ed, Andreas, Pierre, and Art—how'd I do guys?), which was perfect—we all fit well at one large table. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly especially considering that few of us had ever met before, and the conversation, as you might imagine, centered around photography. Several cameras were passed around the table, including John St. Onge's new K-5, which is amazingly quiet. My son Zander was our waiter, as luck would have it (the tables go to the wait staff by turns, so it's quite possible he might not have gotten us).
I want to thank everybody who came for coming! Several drove from Chicago or Madison. I didn't take any pictures, but several others did. John and Art have already sent me their pictures, and I suspect a few others might as well, so I'll post a few more pics later today.
We'll definitely do it again sometime. Maybe next time in Chicago or Minneapolis?