Hello you fancy forum friends & family!!
It's time for the 5th Annual Grownup Cosplay aka PAX South Fancy Dinner!
The Fancy Dinner Tradition
PAX East D&D has, for as long as I've been a forum member, brought folks together one night during PAX to class up the joint: a semi-formal prix fixe dinner with drinks where you can get your evening wear out or put on a coat and tie (full windsor you heathen) and talk about Important Things like Adults Do. A gathering where we can put faces to names and be people sharing food and conversation, rather than forum handles sharing memes. It's been a fantastic time every chance I've gotten to go, so when South opened up in 2015 we had the inaugural dinner at Guadalajara right next to the convention center. Since we've started, members of the PA staff have even dropped by to say hello!
This will the be 5th year running! Holy crap 5 is a lot of times in a row.
When does it happen?
This year's dinner will happen on Friday, Jan 18th at 7:30PM. Dinner served at 8:00. Bar closes at 9PM
Who can attend?
Any forum participant, regardless of how rarely you post, and your +1
In the past, we've also included a +2 depending on circumstances - please ask me if you have a larger group!
I'm in! How do I sign up?
Post below if you want to attend, and if you're bringing a +1.
Located in the old San Antonio Library space, the spot for this year is a return to Biga on the Banks
. Consistently rated in the top 3 locations for dinner on the Riverwalk, they serve New American with a Texas flare. Last year was a little squeezed as attendance was light, but if we have enough we'll be back in the open space with an outdoor patio overlooking the riverwalk. Have a look a the room we'll be using:
This is the Alamo room (fk yeah), a private dining room on the 2nd floor with a semi-private balcony overlooking the Riverwalk!
Biga maintains a separate kitchen for parties like this so we won't be waiting on the main restaurant for our food, and we'll have our own wait staff so we should be able to relax and enjoy ourselves without needing to chase down anything or wonder when the next course is coming out.
Where is this place??
Biga is (according to the maps I've looked at) a couple of blocks farther than our old spot. It's right off Market, close to the convention, walkable if your legs function, a short Uber ride if not, or you could even river taxi to it because our room will open up onto a 2nd floor terrace with access to the river. From the front doors of the convention center, Google says it's a 10min walk down Market st.
Here's a map:
What is the menu this year?
Menu is still TBD - if you liked something last year, please let me know!
The meal includes starters, a main course, salad, dessert, and coffee / soft drinks
What does this hootenanny cost?!
Let's break it down for you:
$80/person + tax is what it's looking like this year - I'm working on getting it reduced. It's gone up twice, and if it continues we may have to take steps... I feel like this is about as high as it can go and still enjoy the night.
+$5 if you want the beef
+$16 if you want to drink at the bar (no limit)
How do I pay?
Please PM me if you'd like to pay beforehand - Venmo is the best solution for that, but cash on the barrelhead is probably best. Let me know via PM how you want to do this! I do not do PayPal
I have other questions!!!
Ask them below, or PM me.
We hope to see you all there!
The 2015 Thread
The 2016 Thread
The 2017 Thread
The 2018 Thread
spool32 + belasco
Erin the Red +1