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post #31 of 72
Quote:
Originally posted by Bonni:
Gonzo-- No, you don't have to kowtow, or appease the disadvantaged. I said I would Pass. Go do that if it pleases you. It just didn't appeal to me. If you only had a clue what I'm gonna have to go through to get there, and stay there, perhaps you might be a little less of an ass. Also, quite frankly, spendy food and drinks don't make for good times. It's the people that make it great.
$22/plate for multi-course freshly prepared French food is CHEAP, no matter what your income.

I'm sorry you are such a victim. Ever hear of self-empowerment?
post #32 of 72
Prob'ly cheaper for some than others. "No matter the income." That's rich as Roquefort.

[ October 22, 2002, 10:43 AM: Message edited by: ryan ]
post #33 of 72
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Originally posted by gonzostrike:
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$22/plate for multi-course freshly prepared French food is CHEAP, no matter what your income.

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Let them eat cake!

Bob
post #34 of 72
Update on the Porcupine Pub & Grille...

I just spoke with the manager about group meals and they do indeed handle large groups. With groups of 25 to 60 (which I assume is about where we would be), they put the group upstairs and don't allow other customers up there.

They were a little iffy about reserving a Friday or Saturday night, but I think could be talked into is as late January/early February isn't completely high season. I guess we've never really discussed what nights we would try for group dinners, so I'm not sure how this would affect the situation.

Their "normal" arrangement for a group of 25 or more is that they ask patrons to choose from a set menu (pretty wide selection, just not the entire menu). For $14.99 per person, you get appetizers, entree, dessert, and non-alcoholic drinks. Obviously, beer/alcohol is extra. They do have a full bar with mixed drinks.

For those of you suggesting other possibilities, no problem. I just mentioned the Porcupine because I've had good experiences there and it's very convenient for those staying up in Little or Big Cottonwood Canyons as well as those staying in SLC down near the mouths of those canyons. The one drawback of a downtown-SLC restaurant is that people staying in the canyons just have a bit more of a drive.

Anyway, there's the scoop. I'll be happy to make arrangements if a consensus decides that this sounds like a place to go.

BTW - the dinner with Alex at Park City also sounds awfully good to me.

Bob
post #35 of 72
Oboe,

I was trying to give some other options. The topic asked for any ideas and I threw them out. If you want to eat at just average places, fine, go to Squatters or the Porcipine Grill. Last time I checked, you had received three suggestions, and two of them have basically the same menu. I just thought that if there were going to be multiple people at your gathering, that you would like to have some options with some different types of food to choose from before narrowing it down. Obviously not. This is Utah. Very few places require reservation months in advance, even for parties of around 20. As a local with a lot of local experience in the restaurant industry, I thought that you may value my opinion. I guess I was wrong. Good luck planning your dinners and I hope you enjoy your visit. Oh, and by the way, the Sundance Film Festival usually is the last week of Jan and beginning of feb, so you may want to take that into consideration when planning, especially if anyone plans on eating in PC.

[ October 22, 2002, 01:47 PM: Message edited by: crew cut ]
post #36 of 72
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Originally posted by crew cut:
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the Sundance Film Festival usually is the last week of Jan and beginning of feb, so you may want to take that into consideration when planning, especially if anyone plans on eating in PC.
Really?! that sounds good!
ps
we do appreciate your input it's just that this type of forumn is really difficult to show appreciation and so it comes across as pretty rough in social graces. Something to consider when we write a post. Thanks for all the good places; looks like we can eat good every night at a different place.
2 cents
Ray

[ October 22, 2002, 02:59 PM: Message edited by: Ryel ]
post #37 of 72
I will be there. I have rearranged my season so I can attend. As much as I would like too I cannot make the Academy due to work commitments but I do hope to take a few runs with the "Academy Legends".

Basically just count me in as part of the group. I am very much looking forward to sking some powder line Snowbird and Alta with the Utah locals and socialising with all the Bears.

Going with the flow on this one.

Oz [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #38 of 72
Sorry to create such a stink. I will follow Oz's lead and go with the flow. Ya'll just plan whatever, and I'll play sheep.
post #39 of 72
Thread Starter 
Hey its getting close! YIPEEE! Any decisions?
post #40 of 72
I think consensus was “play all day and party half the night.” but it has been un-determined where it will start or end.
post #41 of 72
Quote:
Originally posted by Ryel:
“play all day and party half the night.”
What's wrong with the other half of the night???

S
post #42 of 72
Just read some old posts in this thread. Wow, that's pretty callous gonz.

I'd like to know (privately via PM, and it will remain private) if anyone is not attending because of the price of the dinner. If this is the case, we'll change the plan.
post #43 of 72
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Originally posted by Wear the fox hat:
[QBWhat's wrong with the other half of the night???[/QB]
I should be so young!!!
[img]redface.gif[/img] enjoy
post #44 of 72
Back in October i had suggested that the Utah gathering could have dinner in SLC at Sqautters Brew Pub.
Today there was voice mail from them, asking rather or not they want us to reserve the upstairs party room, for the gathering.
The contact there also said that the end of the month is becoming filled up and that they would like an answer in the next week.
So are the dinner plans for the party set in stone? If
not, what night would everyone be willing to get together for dinner?
post #45 of 72
Thread Starter 
Either Friday or Saturday is good for me. And if I get bombed enough, I'll tell everyone the story of the time I almost got into a bar room brawl......
post #46 of 72
barroom brawl??
Lisa, are you planning something none of are expecting?
post #47 of 72
No preference - it's the folks that matters.
post #48 of 72
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by TR@DV:
barroom brawl??
Lisa, are you planning something none of are expecting?
Nah! Its just a funny story that works better in person!
post #49 of 72
TR,
I'm up for it.

S
post #50 of 72
Either night is fine with me, wherever the group goes. TR, thanks for arranging!
post #51 of 72
I concur. Either night is good. :
post #52 of 72
Sounds great TR!

If nobody has other conflicts with which night, I suggest Friday night since Fox Hat leaves Saturday and he is supposed to MC the awards presentation. The "private party room" (padded walls I hope?) at Squatters sounds like a perfect place to do the awards.
post #53 of 72
Don't panic, AC, you've got the dates wrong! I'm not leaving until Saturday 8th Feb, unless Utah runs out of beer before then.



S
post #54 of 72
Friday night's good with me.
post #55 of 72
Right now I count 7 people for dinner at Squatters for Friday night of the gathering (January 31st).

Could every one whos planning to attend dinner please email me tramey@xmission.com and let me know how many there will be. I'm calling Sqautters today Friday, and reserving the room, and i will let them know that on Tuesday the 7th, how many will be joinging us.

Also please let me know if you want a full service non hosted bar (pay on your own). If not they will just have thier micro brews.

And do we want to order off the menu, or have them set up a buffet style? I would say ordeing off the menu would be cheaper.
post #56 of 72
Squatters has good beer and OK food, I can make it Friday night. TR, I think I would make 8.

If people are wanting to meet as a group, without eating pub grub on Saturday night as well, may I suggest (as I've done before in another thread) Tuscany. The have pastas and hearth breads (pizza) on the less expensive side of the menu and a fine double-cut pork chop, steak and seafood on the more expensive side - more and less expensive are relative statements. Tuscany has a full service bar; you can also purchase and smoke a dog-turd should you want a cigar after dinner - though personally I don't know why you would want to. There is a room that we could request without getting into group rates or room rental fees based on the head-count I've seen in this thread, +/- seventeen people.

Finally, Tuscany is close for those skiing at Brighton, Solitude, Alta or Snowbird. It is also very convenient for those lodging at the Extended Stay in Midvale.

http://www.tuscanyslc.com/index.htm

Just a thought [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #57 of 72
That sounds like a plan, Inspector! All opposed?
post #58 of 72
Just heard from TR, and the Friday night dinner count is now up to 20 people -- it's the place to be Friday night, so make your reservations before it's too late.
post #59 of 72
I emailed those who said yes to dinner Friday night.
Heres what i sent to them, maybe this will help others to decide to join us.

From the emails i'm getting, every one is pointing toward ordering off the menu.
cost can be as low as $2.99 for chips and salsa, up to $14.99 for a Ribeye steak
http://squatters.com/menu/category.asp?catcode=2
This is the website for Squatters
I hope this fits your tastes, and the trip budget.
TR.
post #60 of 72
TR,
Thanks for the mail. Could I add a link to the one you gave above...
The Important Bit of the Menu



S
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