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Re: [vox] Crepe Bistro

As much as i might hate large chains, there is an IHOP opening in davis, and 
IHOPs are usually open 24 hours.


On Thursday 20 February 2003 12:51 pm, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> This past Monday, when we dropped by the Crepe Bistro after our meeting,
> it was brought to a few people's attention that the folks at the Bistro
> are going to start charging gratuity for groups over 6 people (or
> somesuch).
> This can no doubt cause some difficulty, since we don't always know how
> many people will be showing up.  (One time I asked, about 5 people
> said they were going.  When I got there, there were 15 of us!)
> I'm beginning to think we may want to look for another post-meeting venue
> to meet up at.  The Bistro has a few advantages over most places:
>   * They're open until 11.
>     (Actually, they aren't right now... Winter hours, apparently.
>     They've also had the tendency to turn the music up to a deafening
> volume at around 10pm.  I'm guessing it's supposed to be some kind of
> subtle hint.  I would have thought a simple "We're closing.  We're going to
> have to ask you to leave" would be sufficient, but whatever. >:^( )
>   * They serve meals and dessert.
>     (Some of us are looking for an after-meeting snack.
>     Others are starving for some dinner, already!)
>   * They're not too far from the Library, and easy to get to.
>     (Left onto 14th, right onto F, turn into parking lot after 3rd St.)
>   * They had an assortment of vegetarian cuisine
>     (Ok, so I'm biased with this one :^) )
> However, they have a few disadvantages:
>   * Price.
>     (They aren't cheap.  This new forced-gratuity doesn't help, and
>     depending on how it works, may leave late-stayers stiffed.)
>   * They close at 10 now.
>     (And obnoxiously; see above.)
> Are people generally happy with The Bistro, even with these problems?
> Are there other places people would rather go?
> (We used to go to Baker's Square, but some people really hated their food,
> and never came.)
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