YYZ MiniDO - Sat 21st Jan 2012

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  1. global_happy_traveller
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    Date: 21 Jan 2012 (Saturday)
    Time: 17:00 onwards
    Location: il FORNELLO @ 214 King St West
    Attendees:

    1. GHT + 1
    2. jlisi984 + 1
    3. ACTopTier + 1
    4. Margarita Girl
    5. Shareholder
    6. fin 645
    7. 2MM Guy
    8. rankourabu
    9. znke252
    10. huntk
    11. RCyyz
    12. Caramel
    13. Snoopyo
    14. tomh009
    15. Travelmusing
    16. DeltaNYC
    17. lonewolf
    18. c_9
    19. miltonguy
    20. michaelmk
    21. Academic + 1
    22. travel_geek
    23. toothpick
    24. acpccl
     
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    i am running into problems, where better restaurants want me to pay a deposit or guarantee and minimum revenue......... *grrr*

    so i am still calling around restaurants
     
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    Updated the list, restaurant ideas still welcomed!
     
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    looks like a great turnout! Hope you find a restaurant!

    What is your locale and price range?
     
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    I was looking for some higher rated restaurants than just The Keg, Il Foreno, IHOPs or pubs......But many wanted a booking fee or some guarentee (approx $100/head)............... Right now I am proposing Sassafraz (a combo of restaurant, drinks and in the heart of downtown).
     
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    Sent a message to a friend in the industry -- not sure it will help but hopefully they will respond by tmrw.

    anything on the Danforth? or is that too far from the beaten path.
     
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    danforth might be a lil too far...... inf act yonge/bloor is really pushing the limits.
     
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    Sassafraz is grossly overpriced and over rated. Not to mention being in Yorkville on a Saturday night. Obviously finding a place on Saturday night for 20 people is proving a real problem. Would people object to a late lunch instead if Jan has no other commitments? Il Fournello on King at Simcoe could work for location, menu and price. Going any further upscale for such a large group pretty much negates the value proposition.
     
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    i have no problems with either place....... as long as its near the Y-U-S subway line. For those living North-East-West....... some of us will be parking @ Finch Station (free parking) and taking the subway down and its 5 mins away from Hwy 401.

    Just a note, there is no Saturday concert with jlisi984.......so location can be flexible again.

    Other suggestions that came to mind are:

    - Against the Grain for views
    - Bier market
    - The Keg

    (I will check the age requirement with these venues if interested).

    Prices vs taste buds, I will let the en masses decide. After all, some of us use eUpgrades, some of us get the cheapest deals and some of us are more willing to buy LMU, Z, Latitude or Full J fares.
     
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    Updated/confirmed restaurant
     
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    In addition to jlisi984, I would like to invite @ACTopTier x 2 whom will be attending this event.
     
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    very nice -- is there one AC Top Tier, or more than one?
     
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    two ACTopTier persons coming
     
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    were they at SMD3? or are the YYZ local -- wish I was there! :(
     
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    come, take Greyhound I think they are $65 each way
    (and they have a Mileage Accumulation/Top Tier program with Priority Boarding toO!)
     
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    tempting given the cast of characters coming together! even would consider the bus :eek: but have to work on Sat. No rest for the wicked, but say hello to all for me!
     
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    comon, the new GH has power port and WiFi on board! And you can use your Diamond Status down the street, Hyatt Regency Toronto!
     
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    it is reserved under FlyerTalk / Milepoint
     
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    Thanks GHT for organizing this. It was really nice to meet everyone!
     
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    Sorry I missed this! Mrs tomh009 was reluctant, and the reason turned out to be that she was organizing a surprise birthday party for me yesterday. I guess it's a good thing I was in attendance! :D
     
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    I thought u were going to tell us she's pregnant lol. Anyways, congratulations!
     
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    We're too old for that! :D
     
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    Agree... Thanks, GHT! Looking forward to the next one!
     
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