Alrighty, while there were some bumps in the road for our foray at Ellacoya Barn & Grill (e.g., not enough space for us and it looks like Glen & Tony left), I thought that it had potential.
Well, it doesn’t.
The manager, Michele, checked with the owner. He is unwilling to make reservations without real numbers every time.
I was unable to find another place who would let us wing it.
It seems unfair to keeping switching month to month.
I got negative comments about the cost of the food at Patrick’s
So, with the power vested in me by my cat (he swears that it’s legit), we will be moving back to [loud] Shooter’s in Belmont.
Hopefully, the ability for people to come and go as they please will outweigh the negatives (e.g., the noise).
Next meet-up will be Saturday, December 17th at noon.
Hello again Porcupines,
While I have received only a few replies, including yea and nay for Ellacoya Barn & Grill, 2667 Lake Shore Road, Gilford, we going to try it this month.
Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 12:00 – 1:30-ish. My understanding is that we’ll be upstairs to have our own space.
If you attend, please give me some feedback.
If anyone has another suggestion, let me know.
If the majority wants to go back to Shooter’s we can do that.
If there is enough of a split, we can alternate. Shooter’s is just open. We would need to reserve Ellacoya.
Hope to see folks this Saturday.
Hello again, Porcupines,
Continuing our search for a new meet-up destination, someone suggested the Ellacoya Barn and Grill in Gilford. ( https://www.barnandgrille.com )
I spoke with the manager, Michele, and explained that we typically get between 10 and 20 folks. While she [obviously] would prefer to know the exact number, we never know who will show up.
If enough people want to try it, I will arrange it for the 19th.
Well, our victory was short-lived—metaphorically speaking.
The New Hong Kong Buffet is closed and the space is posted for lease.
Back to Shooter’s?
Try Patrick’s again (I recall that folks thought that it was pricey.)
Lemme know what you think. The 3rd Saturday will be here before we know it.