Firstly, Iâ€™d like to thank everybody who voted! Itâ€™s from your input that I am better able to put together the Pre-PAX 2006 Dinner. So, here are the results (my apologies if my finance background shines through ^_^â€¦ Iâ€™m weak! :oops:):The Pre-PAX 2006 Dinner will be held at Las Margaritas in Bellevue starting at 7:00pm on Thursday, August 24th 2006. No buffet.
42 individuals voted. 74% of you were sure youâ€™d come to the dinner, but only 33% had a preference as to where they wanted to eat. Las Margaritas easily won with a net vote of 4. Sushiya and The Eating Factory tied for last place with respective net votes of -2. Additionally, there was only 1 write-in vote, and it was for PF Changâ€™s China Bistro in downtown Seattle. As far as timing goes, there was a clear majority for a 6:00pm â€“ 7:00pm time frame. Many comments about timing revolved around the West Coast Super Tripâ€™s arrival, so thatâ€™s what Iâ€™m going to work around. For the time being, Iâ€™m splitting the difference with 6:30pm as a starting time. As far as ordering goes (buffet style vs. individual ordering), those who had a preference were perfectly split down the middle. So, Iâ€™m going to make the tie-breaking decision on this one and say that people just individually order whatever they want. Itâ€™s less work for me, and people can be happy with whatever they want to eat. This was backed up by many people who commented that they wanted American food. Las Margaritas has an â€œAmericanâ€ menu with burgers, fries, etc. in addition to their Mexican fare.
I know you canâ€™t please everyone, but I did my best! And now, itâ€™s time for me to get on with the next phase. If you didnâ€™t take the survey, donâ€™t complain if you didnâ€™t get what you wanted. Next time, vote. All submissions were counted and taken into consideration. I contacted the owner and manager of this Las Margaritas and both agreed to give us a 10% discount on appetizers (sorry, no drink specials!). I will continue with the head count in this thread and via email. If you are going to come, and you havenâ€™t taken the survey, please make a note in this thread. See you guys in approx. 1 month!
EDIT: I changed the time of the event to 7:00pm instead of 6:30pm. From the feedback I've gotten, this change would make it a bit easier on the people who are riding with the Super Trips.
EDIT: Secured a 10% discount on all appetizers at the restaurant. I'm trying to get that discount applied to all food and drinks. Stay tuned...
EDIT: Secured a 10% discount on all food and beverages (including alcohol)! Yay! Be sure to BRING CASH
with you! We have over 100 people confirmed for this event! Yes!
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