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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: rboe]
      #5506739 - 11/06/12 11:43 AM

Ron, Joe, etc.,
Oh boy! Not so good. I'm gonna have to cancel as well. Non-refundable air ticket. This cancellation will cost me more than $200.

Well, like you said Ron, maybe next year! &**!!!


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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: Skip]
      #5506756 - 11/06/12 11:51 AM

Oh man! That sucks!

On the upside; more food for us!


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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: rboe]
      #5506806 - 11/06/12 12:26 PM



Jeeze - CN attendees are dropping like flies.

Skip & Lightbucket - you'll be missed.
Although that does mean an extra slice of pie for me & Ron...


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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: rboe]
      #5506821 - 11/06/12 12:33 PM

Quote:

...Time wise I'd favor something in the 5:30PM time frame. Early enough to avoid the supper rush, late enough to have lunch taken care of.

Any objections or suggestions?




Well, as of right now, it seems that the Saturday star parties may be a washout. It would be cool to get everyone together at once.
Might want to push it back to 6pm for those who want to hear the day's last speaker.

Still need to keep the early/late seating option open, just in case the weather doesn't go sideways.


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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: Joe Cipriano]
      #5506890 - 11/06/12 01:15 PM

Old Pueblo Grill sounds quite tasty; I'll definitely be looking forward to seeing all of you there! I'm always looking for the perfect cheese enchilada, so I'll probably do those.

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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: hm insulators]
      #5506954 - 11/06/12 01:54 PM

OPG is tasty for sure...very excellent food I think...but if your quest is for the ultimate cheese enchilada, you should head to some Mexican places...

Lots of good ones...I like the Mosaic Cafe personally, about 15 minutes from the expo...and right behind the expo is El Minuto cafe which is pretty tasty as well and a 2 minute walk...

Darn, now I need to go get some lunch!


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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: Alan S]
      #5509591 - 11/08/12 09:33 AM

Ok, so it looks like we have no hope of observing on Saturday. I'm hoping Sunday is clear the way it is forecast.

So, I suggest it is time to lock in on the 6:00 dinner time. We need to finalize the restaurant. Given the only requirements left are it should be easy to get to for in-town travel and have good food, I think Old Pueblo Grill is the best option. There are multiple routes there, it's good, and the location is central to the city.

Pinnacle Peak is a ways out, but has good steaks with goofy fun. From some of the discussions around here, I tend to wonder just how goofy this group could possibly be, but there it is.

-Rich


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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5509825 - 11/08/12 11:50 AM

Thanks, Rich, for taking initiative.

If the star party is cancelled or rained out, it really makes having 2 groups over-lapping unnecessary.
Unless the forecast drastically changes, I'm good for one group, one dinner time and scrapping Saturday night star party plans. I don't know when TAAA will make an announcement. My passengers to the star party may want to have dinner with the group, or make other arrangements.
Figure out by this evening?

Paul


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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: ToxMan]
      #5509835 - 11/08/12 12:01 PM

Tonight is probably a good deadline. We may run into reservation problems if we wait much longer - and OPG is probably "in range" for the U of A homecoming crowd. At this point, we may want at least one fall-back restaurant.

Do we have a final headcount?


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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: Joe Cipriano]
      #5509961 - 11/08/12 01:19 PM

Make it so. We had 14 minus 2 cancelations puts at 12, but we may pick up a few folks at the show when they find out what a fun lot we are to be around.

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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: rboe]
      #5510016 - 11/08/12 01:53 PM

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...but we may pick up a few folks at the show when they find out what a fun lot we are to be around.




OTOH, it could end up being just you and me...


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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: Joe Cipriano]
      #5510059 - 11/08/12 02:28 PM

If the star parties are cut down like it looks like they will be, this dinner will be highlight for Saturday evening.

Darn clouds.

-Rich


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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5510317 - 11/08/12 05:39 PM

I plan on making it, so add one more to the group.

Art


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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: artcarter]
      #5510631 - 11/08/12 09:48 PM

So - who's running point on this? Need someone (preferably local) to make the reservation. We also need a backup restaurant in case OPG is booked (which it may be, at this late hour). I'd suggest PP as an alternate, although something closer to the Convention Ctr would be better.

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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: Joe Cipriano]
      #5510860 - 11/08/12 11:43 PM

I'll go by OPG personally and speak with manager noon Friday about taking a group of 16 to 22 folks, perhaps 3 tables. They usually like their patio for large groups. But, not if raining. If this doesn't look promising, I'll head over to PP.

Paul


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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: rboe]
      #5511541 - 11/09/12 12:25 PM

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Make it so. We had 14 minus 2 cancelations puts at 12, but we may pick up a few folks at the show when they find out what a fun lot we are to be around.




Especially when they find out the weather forecast for Saturday's star party is very "iffy" at best. Here in Phoenix, they are forecasting cloudy with showers tomorrow, especially in the morning, and of course Tucson will be next in line as the weather is moving sort of northwest to southeast.

Dinner will be fun and I'm looking forward to it!


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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: hm insulators]
      #5511834 - 11/09/12 03:09 PM

OPG manager will call me. I asked if they could accommodate 14 for dinner at 5 or 6pm? Outside seating would be easy. But, he is aware it might rain. In which case, he is already very booked indoors. And, this late and at that time may not be possible. What will be the fall back plan?


******UPDATE*****UPDATE******UPDATE******UPDATE********

we have a reservation for 14 at 5:30, Saturday nite, indoors...and, if weather permits,
we have the option of outdoor patio dining

Under "Paul Delligatti" and/or "Cloudy Nites Group"

Edited by ToxMan (11/09/12 03:33 PM)


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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: ToxMan]
      #5512007 - 11/09/12 05:22 PM



Paul: One adult beverage on me (except for the Louis XIII... ), if you wish.


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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: Joe Cipriano]
      #5512228 - 11/09/12 07:46 PM

Glad to help, Joe. I asked manager (Ryan) about last minute add-ons or cancellations. I would like to confirm with him about 2pm tomorrow our count. We are definitely good for 14 folks, as far as I have heard.

Paul


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Re: Saturday Evening Supper - Group new [Re: ToxMan]
      #5512848 - 11/10/12 08:55 AM

So it looks like OPG for tonight, then?

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