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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2020, 12:12:32 AM »

Hope the location is decided upon before Friday...
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2020, 01:26:38 PM »

I'm not one for Japanese or sushi

I'm not either, but don't let my fussiness spoil other people's enjoyment.
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2020, 07:11:07 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.

Yes, it was Kinjo that I was thinking of then. I recalled there being a Japanese restaurant in the same plaza as Three Vines, so this makes sense.

This is what I should be looking at: https://g.page/DUOJapanese?share

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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2020, 07:20:56 PM »

I remember enjoying the Olde Bryan, plus there's better dessert at a pub, and everyone should be able to find food they'll eat...

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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #29 on: March 01, 2020, 07:33:43 PM »

I remember enjoying the Olde Bryan, plus there's better dessert at a pub, and everyone should be able to find food they'll eat...

We went to the Seven Horse Pub the first couple of years we had this dinner, not the Olde Bryan. Seven Horse has since closed, IIRC.

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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2020, 08:57:13 PM »

I remember enjoying the Olde Bryan, plus there's better dessert at a pub, and everyone should be able to find food they'll eat...

We went to the Seven Horse Pub the first couple of years we had this dinner, not the Olde Bryan. Seven Horse has since closed, IIRC.
And that's why my memories have transferred to the Bryan.

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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2020, 09:56:19 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.

Yes, it was Kinjo that I was thinking of then. I recalled there being a Japanese restaurant in the same plaza as Three Vines, so this makes sense.

This is what I should be looking at: https://g.page/DUOJapanese?share

You know, Kinjo could work too.
https://kinjosaratoga.menucities.com/default.aspx

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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2020, 11:21:52 PM »

The suspense is killing me.
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2020, 11:29:50 PM »

The suspense is killing me.

The cable stay is beating my corpse.
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2020, 11:33:58 PM »

So, unbiased, I looked up Kinjo vs. Duo. I only found one article directly comparing them, and that's back in 2016.
http://www.saratogafoodfanatic.com/battle-of-hibachi-kinjo-vs-duo/ comments: "I must say that my friends and I all agree that Kinjo was much better. The prices, the portions and the flavors were all fantastic." "Big fan of Kinjo. Have been close to a dozen times since they opened. Have not tried the hibachi because not my thing, but the other dishes are high quality and beautifully presented across the board."

That said, both seem to be reviewed just fine in Yelp, and I'm going either way.

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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #36 on: March 03, 2020, 10:10:02 AM »

Since @froggie is not responding - and I wouldn't be surprised if his event is cancelled due to virus scare - we have to make our mind if we still want to meet without our host; and if we do - who is taking the lead and makes tough choices regarding the place to meet.
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #37 on: March 03, 2020, 10:57:38 AM »

Since @froggie is not responding - and I wouldn't be surprised if his event is cancelled due to virus scare - we have to make our mind if we still want to meet without our host; and if we do - who is taking the lead and makes tough choices regarding the place to meet.

He's likely been busy, but at least reading along with our conversation. But if there was an issue that would change his attendance (like if the conference was cancelled), I suspect Froggie would let us know. If that happens to be the case, I will take charge. But in any event, please be patient.

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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #38 on: March 03, 2020, 11:16:13 AM »

The suspense is killing me.

The cable stay is beating my corpse.
The suspense is killing me.

The cable stay is beating my corpse.

I truss you on this matter

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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #39 on: March 03, 2020, 11:59:27 AM »

Since @froggie is not responding - and I wouldn't be surprised if his event is cancelled due to virus scare - we have to make our mind if we still want to meet without our host; and if we do - who is taking the lead and makes tough choices regarding the place to meet.

If the virus scare cancels plans to meet up with a few friends, how are people going to live for the next several months?
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #40 on: March 03, 2020, 12:06:05 PM »

Doug's right...I've been busy.  In the middle of a 7-day stretch straight of work before going to the conference.

I'm willing to entertain Kinjo, though my preference is not to do hibachi.
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #41 on: March 03, 2020, 01:05:47 PM »

I'm willing to entertain Kinjo, though my preference is not to do hibachi.

I'm monitoring this (not that I am likely to attend thanks to traveling the next morning), but Druthers (link) is something I'm surprised hasn't been suggested yet. A few more options for the picky eaters.
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #42 on: March 03, 2020, 01:37:59 PM »

Since @froggie is not responding - and I wouldn't be surprised if his event is cancelled due to virus scare - we have to make our mind if we still want to meet without our host; and if we do - who is taking the lead and makes tough choices regarding the place to meet.

If the virus scare cancels any American event, how are people going to live for the next several months?

FIFY. The amount of hysteria over this is, well, hysterical.
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #43 on: March 03, 2020, 01:42:37 PM »

Since @froggie is not responding - and I wouldn't be surprised if his event is cancelled due to virus scare - we have to make our mind if we still want to meet without our host; and if we do - who is taking the lead and makes tough choices regarding the place to meet.

If the virus scare cancels any American event, how are people going to live for the next several months?

FIFY. The amount of hysteria over this is, well, hysterical.

Please direct your concern towards Tim Brown and the Cincy meet in May.
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=25466.75
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #44 on: March 03, 2020, 01:43:20 PM »

Since @froggie is not responding - and I wouldn't be surprised if his event is cancelled due to virus scare - we have to make our mind if we still want to meet without our host; and if we do - who is taking the lead and makes tough choices regarding the place to meet.

If the virus scare cancels any American event, how are people going to live for the next several months?

FIFY. The amount of hysteria over this is, well, hysterical.

What about Canada? Please don't forget our Canadian friends.

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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #45 on: March 03, 2020, 01:48:59 PM »

Since @froggie is not responding - and I wouldn't be surprised if his event is cancelled due to virus scare - we have to make our mind if we still want to meet without our host; and if we do - who is taking the lead and makes tough choices regarding the place to meet.

He's likely been busy, but at least reading along with our conversation. But if there was an issue that would change his attendance (like if the conference was cancelled), I suspect Froggie would let us know. If that happens to be the case, I will take charge. But in any event, please be patient.
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #46 on: March 03, 2020, 01:55:21 PM »

I'm willing to entertain Kinjo, though my preference is not to do hibachi.

I'm monitoring this (not that I am likely to attend thanks to traveling the next morning), but Druthers (link) is something I'm surprised hasn't been suggested yet. A few more options for the picky eaters.

Druthers didn't cross my mind at all.

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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #47 on: March 03, 2020, 02:33:18 PM »

In for Kinjo or Druthers

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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #48 on: March 03, 2020, 02:40:19 PM »

Druthers MIGHT actually make me willing to drop $20-30 on food to socialize, even if I'm already dropping a crapton of money over the following week plus.
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Re: Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 6, 2020
« Reply #49 on: March 03, 2020, 10:58:40 PM »

Sorry, Josh.  I'd really like sushi (which is basically impossible to find in the NEK), so I think we'll go with Kinjo.

Kinjo it is.  7pm Friday.  Wondering if we should get a headcount to make a reservation.
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