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Re: [vox] Crepe Bistro



bill,

before changing venues, let me contact the bistro and see if we can iron
out some of the difficulties.   considering the amount of money we bring
in, we might be able to reach some kind of compromise about the things
we don't like.

pete



begin Bill Kendrick <nbs@sonic.net> 
> 
> This past Monday, when we dropped by the Crepe Bistro after our meeting,
> it was brought to a few people's attention that the folks at the Bistro
> are going to start charging gratuity for groups over 6 people (or somesuch).
> 
> This can no doubt cause some difficulty, since we don't always know how
> many people will be showing up.  (One time I asked, about 5 people
> said they were going.  When I got there, there were 15 of us!)
> 
> 
> I'm beginning to think we may want to look for another post-meeting venue
> to meet up at.  The Bistro has a few advantages over most places:
> 
>   * They're open until 11.
>     (Actually, they aren't right now... Winter hours, apparently.
>     They've also had the tendency to turn the music up to a deafening volume
>     at around 10pm.  I'm guessing it's supposed to be some kind of subtle
>     hint.  I would have thought a simple "We're closing.  We're going to have
>     to ask you to leave" would be sufficient, but whatever. >:^( )
> 
>   * They serve meals and dessert.
>     (Some of us are looking for an after-meeting snack.
>     Others are starving for some dinner, already!)
> 
>   * They're not too far from the Library, and easy to get to.
>     (Left onto 14th, right onto F, turn into parking lot after 3rd St.)
> 
>   * They had an assortment of vegetarian cuisine
>     (Ok, so I'm biased with this one :^) )
> 
> 
> However, they have a few disadvantages:
> 
>   * Price.
>     (They aren't cheap.  This new forced-gratuity doesn't help, and
>     depending on how it works, may leave late-stayers stiffed.)
> 
>   * They close at 10 now.
>     (And obnoxiously; see above.)
> 
> 
> 
> Are people generally happy with The Bistro, even with these problems?
> 
> Are there other places people would rather go?
> (We used to go to Baker's Square, but some people really hated their food,
> and never came.)
> 
> 
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