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Holiday Dinner

No one has started it, so I will. Anyone want to start arranging for a holiday dinner? Yea, I know, juggling all the parties in December will be madness, but I thought I would throw the topic out there for discussion. I can't do the weekend of 12/8-12/9, as I will be in LA (celebrating the SoCal BF holiday party). And there's also the decision of where to have it. My guess is the east bay would be more central for everyone, but we can debate that on this thread.

It'll be great to see everyone, without their cycling attire ... but by no means will this be a formal affair (unless you really want it to be).
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No one has started it, so I will. Anyone want to start arranging for a holiday dinner? Yea, I know, juggling all the parties in December will be madness, but I thought I would throw the topic out there for discussion. I can't do the weekend of 12/8-12/9, as I will be in LA (celebrating the SoCal BF holiday party). And there's also the decision of where to have it. My guess is the east bay would be more central for everyone, but we can debate that on this thread.

It'll be great to see everyone, without their cycling attire ... but by no means will this be a formal affair (unless you really want it to be).
We will try to attend depending on date/place.... the only childcare I have is over near Valley Fair....
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We will try to attend depending on date/place.... the only childcare I have is over near Valley Fair....
They serve dinner?
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They serve dinner?
not very well
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Well, there is of course, Santana Row ... just a hop and a skip from Valley Fair.
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Dec 7, 8, 15, 16 works for me. Friday the 7th would be good. I should get a green light from the neuro-surgery folks for my back.
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I vote for the weekend of 12/15-16.
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Well, there is of course, Santana Row ... just a hop and a skip from Valley Fair.
Maggiano's?
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Weekend of 12/15 - 12/16 works for me.
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If there is good food involved, I'm there.
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So now that we have interests, where would everyone like to meet? SF? Jack London Square? Berkeley? I'd like to make it somewhere centrally located, so that more people could attend, so any suggestions?
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Maybe we should start a poll for date and place?
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Maybe we should start a poll for date and place?
sounds good.

I will try to make the dinner either way. But SF or San Jose would be best for me considering I don't drive. Plus, I can't promise I won't show up in tights anyway. j/k.
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Just make sure you wear a white dinner jacket over your tights. It should be OK.
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I'll go if its in SJ, otherwise I'm out due to childcare (or lack thereof)
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Maggiano's?
There's a Maggiano's out here? Where? I used to go to the one in TX when I lived there. Good shtuff!
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There's a Maggiano's out here? Where? I used to go to the one in TX when I lived there. Good shtuff!
At Santana Row. http://www.santanarow.com/dining/?id=54
Only one in Nor Cal. There are 3 in So Cal
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At Santana Row. http://www.santanarow.com/dining/?id=54
Only one in Nor Cal. There are 3 in So Cal
Gawd, it's been maybe 3 years or so since I've been to Santana Row. I tripped out on the huge chess game when I first saw that.

I'll have to make a trip down there one day with the wife.
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Gawd, it's been maybe 3 years or so since I've been to Santana Row. I tripped out on the huge chess game when I first saw that.

I'll have to make a trip down there one day with the wife.
Yeah that is a really sweet chess board! Having the regular sized ones nearby is cool too. A break for a nice chess game in the middle of your shopping can be pretty cool.
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I've heard about Santana Row, but never been. It sounds kinda cool.
How about a poll for the dinner location? and date?

Current date options:
Dec 15
Dec 16
others?

Current location options:
Maggianos
somewhere in the SouthEast Bay (but still close to childcare)
others?
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So now that we have interests, where would everyone like to meet? SF? Jack London Square? Berkeley? I'd like to make it somewhere centrally located, so that more people could attend, so any suggestions?
Blondies pizza in Berkeley.
Actually there is really good Chinese restaurant in Berkeley called Great China Restaurant. Food is delicious!
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There's a Maggiano's out here? Where? I used to go to the one in TX when I lived there. Good shtuff!
In Santana Row, which is on the corner of Stevens Creek and Winchester. Maggiano's is about halfway down Santana Row, facing Winchester.
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I've heard about Santana Row, but never been. It sounds kinda cool.
How about a poll for the dinner location? and date?

Current date options:
Dec 15
Dec 16
others?

Current location options:
Maggianos
somewhere in the SouthEast Bay (but still close to childcare)
others?
So looks like I'll be in NorCal, forshizzle, on 15th and 16th. So I vote 15th. Berkeley GreatChina Restaurant, or SouthEast Bay.
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I've never been to Maggiano's, but first time is good as any other. Let's make that our venue. How about the 15th? Anybody else have other restaurant suggestions? I was going to suggest Buco di Beppo in Palo Alto, but I've never been to Maggiano's ... waiting for others to chime in.
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