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Title: 3rd annual "impromptu" Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 9
Post by: froggie on March 03, 2018, 06:26:58 AM
It's that time of the year again, where my annual weather conference is in Saratoga Springs, NY and I have Friday evening available for dinner.  This is mainly for the "usual suspects" in the Capital Region, but open to anyone who might find themselves in Saratoga Springs next Friday evening.
Title: Re: 3rd annual "impromptu" Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 9
Post by: Alps on March 03, 2018, 02:54:44 PM
As usual I will find myself interested and needing to see how the week goes.
Title: Re: 3rd annual "impromptu" Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 9
Post by: vdeane on March 03, 2018, 05:18:15 PM
I'm interested.
Title: Re: 3rd annual "impromptu" Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 9
Post by: cl94 on March 03, 2018, 06:32:33 PM
As usual I will find myself interested and needing to see how the week goes.

Ditto. May need to stay late at the office that night to finish stuff before I head off to the LA meet, but if I don't have to, I'm always up for a roadgeek gathering. Been what, 2.5 months since the last meet?  :-D
Title: Re: 3rd annual "impromptu" Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 9
Post by: Alps on March 03, 2018, 08:49:13 PM
As usual I will find myself interested and needing to see how the week goes.

Ditto. May need to stay late at the office that night to finish stuff before I head off to the LA meet, but if I don't have to, I'm always up for a roadgeek gathering. Been what, 2.5 months since the last meet?  :-D
*shrug* I just had a meet last weekend.
Title: Re: 3rd annual "impromptu" Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 9
Post by: Rothman on March 04, 2018, 12:03:07 PM
Dagnabbit, I will be in MA.
Title: Re: 3rd annual "impromptu" Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 9
Post by: froggie on March 04, 2018, 12:37:34 PM
Pity you.
Title: Re: 3rd annual "impromptu" Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 9
Post by: Rothman on March 04, 2018, 12:46:32 PM
Well-played.
Title: Re: 3rd annual "impromptu" Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 9
Post by: Alps on March 04, 2018, 10:19:29 PM
A dinner venue has been suggested as being needed due to closure of the previous. Braeburn Tavern (https://www.yelp.com/biz/braeburn-tavern-saratoga-springs) would appear to be a worthy substitute.
Title: Re: 3rd annual "impromptu" Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 9
Post by: kalvado on March 05, 2018, 09:24:51 PM
Are there  still empty lines in sign-up sheet?
Title: Re: 3rd annual "impromptu" Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 9
Post by: froggie on March 06, 2018, 10:02:17 AM
^ They never fill up. 😌

My hotel spontaneously changed last night, so I'm a bit further away from downtown than I had been previously, and as with years past I'd prefer to not move my car once I get into town.  For this reason, I'd like to suggest El Mexicano (208 S. Broadway).
Title: Re: 3rd annual "impromptu" Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 9
Post by: Alps on March 06, 2018, 09:25:33 PM
I'm out. With tomorrow being a likely snowbound day, I won't be as productive and can't build up enough hours to leave early Friday.
Title: Re: 3rd annual "impromptu" Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 9
Post by: cl94 on March 06, 2018, 09:55:22 PM
I'm likely out as well. I expect my PM meetings tomorrow to be rescheduled to Friday PM.
Title: Re: 3rd annual "impromptu" Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 9
Post by: froggie on March 08, 2018, 02:17:49 PM
So who's still available?
Title: Re: 3rd annual "impromptu" Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 9
Post by: kalvado on March 08, 2018, 04:56:37 PM
Well, I think I am still likely-yes.
Title: Re: 3rd annual "impromptu" Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 9
Post by: vdeane on March 08, 2018, 09:08:56 PM
So who's still available?
I can be available, if this is still on.  Looks like just you, me, and kalvado though.  Surprised Doug or Mark haven't said anything either way.
Title: Re: 3rd annual "impromptu" Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 9
Post by: Alps on March 08, 2018, 10:04:22 PM
So who's still available?
I can be available, if this is still on.  Looks like just you, me, and kalvado though.  Surprised Doug or Mark haven't said anything either way.
Doug is out with a curling finale. I've been entertaining the possibility of coming up though. Later is going to be better for me. I don't see a time here - 7? 7:30?
Title: Re: 3rd annual "impromptu" Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 9
Post by: froggie on March 08, 2018, 10:47:05 PM
After conversing with Doug, I'm going to change this from a Friday dinner to a Sunday lunch before I head back north(east).  Time TBD (depends on the late morning sessions and what I want to skip) but will probably be noon-ish.  Location will most likely be one of the chains near Exit 15.
Title: Re: 3rd annual "impromptu" Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 9
Post by: baugh17 on March 08, 2018, 11:26:40 PM
I may be game if it's for Sunday lunch.

After conversing with Doug, I'm going to change this from a Friday dinner to a Sunday lunch before I head back north(east).  Time TBD (depends on the late morning sessions and what I want to skip) but will probably be noon-ish.  Location will most likely be one of the chains near Exit 15.
Title: Re: 3rd annual "impromptu" Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 9
Post by: Alps on March 08, 2018, 11:31:13 PM
After conversing with Doug, I'm going to change this from a Friday dinner to a Sunday lunch before I head back north(east).  Time TBD (depends on the late morning sessions and what I want to skip) but will probably be noon-ish.  Location will most likely be one of the chains near Exit 15.
At least how about Hattie's Chicken Shack, instead of a chain?
Title: Re: 3rd annual "impromptu" Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 9
Post by: Dougtone on March 09, 2018, 06:42:27 AM
After conversing with Doug, I'm going to change this from a Friday dinner to a Sunday lunch before I head back north(east).  Time TBD (depends on the late morning sessions and what I want to skip) but will probably be noon-ish.  Location will most likely be one of the chains near Exit 15.
At least how about Hattie's Chicken Shack, instead of a chain?

I will second the recommendation for Hattie's Chicken Shack. It's a local gem and they even threw down against Bobby Flay once.
Title: Re: 3rd annual "impromptu" Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 9
Post by: vdeane on March 09, 2018, 01:39:01 PM
Sunday is a less convenient day for me, especially on short notice (and DST), but I think it'll work.  I'll make a judgement call tomorrow.  Noon or 12:30 would be best.
Title: Re: 3rd annual "impromptu" Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 9
Post by: kalvado on March 09, 2018, 01:59:44 PM
Sunday noon?
We'll see, but I'm likely to pass on that..

Title: Re: 3rd annual "impromptu" Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 9
Post by: vdeane on March 10, 2018, 03:39:18 PM
I'm good for tomorrow.  What time should we all meet at Hattie's Chicken Shack (I'm assuming the one on NY 50, not the full Hattie's Restaurant down on Phila Street)?
Title: Re: 3rd annual "impromptu" Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 9
Post by: Dougtone on March 10, 2018, 06:01:03 PM
I'm good for tomorrow.  What time should we all meet at Hattie's Chicken Shack (I'm assuming the one on NY 50, not the full Hattie's Restaurant down on Phila Street)?

Yes, the Hattie's on NY 50. I've been there before and can vouch that it would work well for all. I would say noon at this point for lunch, but still waiting on Adam's confirmation for the specific time (I'm assuming that he has been at sessions and workshops all day).
Title: Re: 3rd annual "impromptu" Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 9
Post by: baugh17 on March 10, 2018, 09:54:43 PM
I'm in agreement with Doug.  I'll probably check the thread in the morning before I leave...probably sometime between 8-9 so I can get some photo ops/clinches in while traffic is somewhat light.

I'm good for tomorrow.  What time should we all meet at Hattie's Chicken Shack (I'm assuming the one on NY 50, not the full Hattie's Restaurant down on Phila Street)?

Yes, the Hattie's on NY 50. I've been there before and can vouch that it would work well for all. I would say noon at this point for lunch, but still waiting on Adam's confirmation for the specific time (I'm assuming that he has been at sessions and workshops all day).
Title: Re: 3rd annual "impromptu" Saratoga Springs, NY dinner - March 9
Post by: froggie on March 11, 2018, 10:46:01 AM
Yes, I never broke the laptop out yesterday.

At this point, I'm going to say 12:30 to be safe.  There's a session that ends at noon that I'd like to watch.

I'm also not going to linger too long at Hattie's because I promised my wife that I'd be home for dinner.