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Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« on: February 02, 2020, 10:43:03 PM »

As I've done in past years, looking at the possibility of a "roadgeek dinner" in Saratoga Springs, NY at the beginning of my annual weather conference.  Location TBD, but it would be Friday, 3/6 and probably starting at 7pm.  I've received interest from at least one person via PM, but realized I hadn't put the idea of dinner out here yet.  Hopefully it's not too late for a few folks to join in.
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2020, 11:47:24 AM »

Count me in.

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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2020, 12:39:59 PM »

Count me in as well.
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2020, 01:35:54 PM »

Tentatively interested, but since I'm flying to the UK the following day, I might be occupied with other tasks.
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2020, 09:13:41 PM »

Already there.

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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2020, 12:02:13 AM »

I should be able to come out.  Let me double check my work calendar.
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2020, 10:17:45 PM »

I can make this one, weather permitting.
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2020, 10:46:09 PM »

I should be able to come out.  Let me double check my work calendar.

I got approved for a half day on the 6th so I'll be there, weather permitting (Probably get some photos and clinching in too beforehand, weather permitting).
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2020, 03:57:24 PM »

Now does anyone have any suggestions on where to dine?

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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2020, 07:05:04 PM »

Now does anyone have any suggestions on where to dine?
That place with the nice dessert. Olde Bryan Inn?

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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2020, 07:28:34 PM »

McDonald's
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2020, 07:45:35 PM »

McDonald's
For some reason, you didn't agree when I suggested adding McD to the Niagara Falls area as a quality eatery! Now you get the concept!
Anyway, https://duo-japanese.com/ is just about 500 feet from Saratoga McD...
(upd): I had a pretty good experience with Great Tang's as well.

PS - I will be on "maybe..." list till the last second
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2020, 08:24:58 PM »

People seemed to like the Three Vines Bistro last year, so that's an option too.

The important question here is probably "is the conference at the same place as last year, and what's froggie's range?"
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2020, 07:21:29 AM »

Yes, conference is where it's been the past several years (Holiday Inn).  And I would far prefer to have something within walking range.
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2020, 07:46:36 AM »

Yes, conference is where it's been the past several years (Holiday Inn).  And I would far prefer to have something within walking range.
Just because I am still not awake... From Holiday Inn Saratoga:
Olde Bryan Inn: 0.9 mi/19 min walk
Great Tang: 0.6mi/12 min
Three vine: 0.4 mi/7 min
Duo Japanese: 0.3 mi/7 min
And, to hve a full list,
McDonalds:  0.2 mi/5 min
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2020, 02:35:52 PM »

Have we reached a location verdict?

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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2020, 10:44:40 PM »

In part because we have an acute lack of such places in the NEK, my preference is Duo.
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2020, 10:56:02 PM »

In part because we have an acute lack of such places in the NEK, my preference is Duo.


I've been combing the suggested locations and menus. Duo works. Same plaza where Three Vines is located, so there's parking.

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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #18 on: February 29, 2020, 02:52:19 AM »

In part because we have an acute lack of such places in the NEK, my preference is Duo.


I've been combing the suggested locations and menus. Duo works. Same plaza where Three Vines is located, so there's parking.
I might have to try hibachi.

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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #19 on: February 29, 2020, 04:14:45 AM »

In part because we have an acute lack of such places in the NEK, my preference is Duo.


I've been combing the suggested locations and menus. Duo works. Same plaza where Three Vines is located, so there's parking.
I might have to try hibachi.
Hibachi is for everyone or noone in a party, doesn't work otherwise. Besides, Duo isn't really a hibachi place, I don't even remember hibachi tables.
Just throwing idea on a table... There is a very decent hibachi place on exit 9, next to price chopper. Nowhere near walking distance for @froggie, more like 20 min drive. But I, for one, took my out of area guests over there more than once.
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #20 on: February 29, 2020, 11:57:05 AM »

In part because we have an acute lack of such places in the NEK, my preference is Duo.


I've been combing the suggested locations and menus. Duo works. Same plaza where Three Vines is located, so there's parking.
I might have to try hibachi.
Hibachi is for everyone or noone in a party, doesn't work otherwise. Besides, Duo isn't really a hibachi place, I don't even remember hibachi tables.
Just throwing idea on a table... There is a very decent hibachi place on exit 9, next to price chopper. Nowhere near walking distance for @froggie, more like 20 min drive. But I, for one, took my out of area guests over there more than once.

I'm generally not a huge fan of Asian food, but I am willing to make a sacrifice for the opportunity to socialize.
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #21 on: February 29, 2020, 03:47:33 PM »

In part because we have an acute lack of such places in the NEK, my preference is Duo.


I've been combing the suggested locations and menus. Duo works. Same plaza where Three Vines is located, so there's parking.
I might have to try hibachi.
Hibachi is for everyone or noone in a party, doesn't work otherwise. Besides, Duo isn't really a hibachi place, I don't even remember hibachi tables.
Just throwing idea on a table... There is a very decent hibachi place on exit 9, next to price chopper. Nowhere near walking distance for @froggie, more like 20 min drive. But I, for one, took my out of area guests over there more than once.
Hibachi for one is the loneliest meal.

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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #22 on: February 29, 2020, 07:25:27 PM »

I suppose I should state my intention to attend here.

Google is showing Duo as being on Broadway in a standalone building, not in the same strip mall as Three Vines. Is Google incorrect?
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #23 on: February 29, 2020, 07:32:22 PM »

I suppose I should state my intention to attend here.

Google is showing Duo as being on Broadway in a standalone building, not in the same strip mall as Three Vines. Is Google incorrect?
Google is definitely right. Duo is standalone one, with parking behind the building.
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #24 on: February 29, 2020, 09:20:34 PM »

I think Doug might have been thinking of the Kinjo Japanese Steak House.

I'm not one for Japanese or sushi, but the menu has General Tso's Chicken in the kitchen entrees, so I can probably do that.
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