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Re: [edlug] Feedback on a possible venue...




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On Wed, 7 Jan 2004, James E. Jarvis wrote:

>
> Up in the bar they have the potential to do reasonable bar food. I expect
> initially only pizzas and burgers would be available but if there was a
> regular and predictable demand _they may_ be able to provide more choice.
>
> My personal view is that:
>
>  1) They should welcome the business
>  2) The venue offers many of the requirements which are so difficult to
> meet.
>  3) The venue has potential for offering further facilities following a
> "foot in the door".
>
> I can understand what Alex is saying and as I very rarely attend I feel I
> should not push the issue too strongly but I have yet to hear of any ideal
> venue.
>
> Cheers,
>
> James
>
> On Wed, 7 Jan 2004, Alex Wasserman wrote:
>
> >
> > Having been in halls last year I can elaborate on the food.
> >
> > Microwaved (cheese)burger
> > microwaved pizza
> > Crisps
> > Cigarettes
> > Microwaved hotdog
> >
> > etc.
> >
> > Tasty if you like that sort of thing, and room service of any sort is
> > not to be sniffed at, but a definite leap backwards from The Standing
> > Order.
> >
> > Not the most friendly of venues, and not the most attractive of halls.
> > Bit like being in a large barn-dance without any possible fun.
> >
> > The Junction on East Preston Street does food, although their menu has
> > retreated a little recently, as well as  all the associated drinks. So
> > do the Scream pubs, Tron and Crags, both of which are used to large
> > groups, especially the Crags. The Crags will provide free sandwiches to
> > large groups if preorganised and comes with parking, although can be
> > noisy and a little smokey, but not that bad, and the Tron has areas
> > that could easily be separated for us.
> >
> > The number of pubs offering good cheap food is fairly limited though.
> >
> > me
> >
> > --
> > Alex Wasserman
> >
> > Therefore it is necessary to learn how not to be good, and to use
> > this knowledge and not use it, according to the necessity of the cause.
> >                  -- Machiavelli
> >
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