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Title: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: deonchan on March 13, 2008, 06:13:18 PM
Ok here's one.

For those folks who are planning to attend the black and white ball, how bout ($$ pending of course) we hit up a nice classy upscale restaurant before hand. It would make for an awesome night and what better then 10-25+ Anime fans in tuxs suits, gowns, etc taking over some black tie affair restaurant (ie - Bing Crosby's) for a few hours.   ;D

EDIT:

Here's the current list of people so said they would attend (I used user names because IR Lazy... and arn't sure on a few >.<)

DemonLordZabu
Shi_Musouka
Steve.Young
otakuapprentice
Evangelion Xgouki 
suna_no_yoroi
Rei-Rei
jazmatazz
Jerry
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: Jerry on March 13, 2008, 07:25:17 PM
wait you get time off from ROVER/S.O.S ?

i think i missed the memo from that one...  :P
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: KawaiiAngel on March 13, 2008, 07:33:07 PM
I'd totally be in!!
I love being all shmancy :] I already picked out my dress for the ball XD yay!
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: DemonLordZabuza on March 14, 2008, 08:23:38 AM
wait you get time off from ROVER/S.O.S ?

i think i missed the memo from that one...  :P

No we do get time off.  If we choose to take it off or not is up to us really.

Dress up? always fun I say :D.

Fancy dinner? as long as I get my pays worth of food I'll live

Black & White ball? sure
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: Steve.Young on March 17, 2008, 10:37:28 AM
Wait we had time off? Crap, why did I work almost 3 full days with no sleep! I thought were had to =P
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: Shi_Musouka on March 17, 2008, 11:52:02 AM
Sure. Count me in.
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: deonchan on March 17, 2008, 08:47:18 PM
OK! Time to start making a list


ummm after homework >.<
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: otakuapprentice on March 17, 2008, 09:02:39 PM
hmm, that sounds like real classy fun; I'll think about it.

i guess the suit i have for the ball could work for this.
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: Steve.Young on March 17, 2008, 10:02:15 PM
I have a dress shirt. Does that count?
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: deonchan on March 18, 2008, 03:32:28 PM
Ok! hmm so I'm thinking how bout we meet at the waterfall right outside the con there and head over. Anyone have any suggestions on they type of food we'd want to go to?

Remember - classy and upscale type places (Denny's, Claim Jumper, etc don't count) :p
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: Steve.Young on March 18, 2008, 04:42:27 PM
For a second I thought you were referring to Dennys and Claim Jumper as classy and upscale. Scared me for a second
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: Mister_E on March 18, 2008, 04:46:45 PM
No thanks, I need to not spend alot of money on food I already have in my room, last year my diet was nothiong was Pepperoini, water, soda and, peanut butter cups...Gave me the power of ten Laughing Men.
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: Steve.Young on March 19, 2008, 08:01:32 AM
No thanks, I need to not spend alot of money on food I already have in my room, last year my diet was nothiong was Pepperoini, water, soda and, peanut butter cups...Gave me the power of ten Laughing Men.

You realize that is a HORRIBLE diet to have right? =P
I hope you don't eat like that all the time.
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: Mister_E on March 19, 2008, 08:23:32 AM
I said ten Laughing Men, just add watermelon and I could take on the whole Bleach Gathering!
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: Steve.Young on March 19, 2008, 09:25:44 AM
ROFL, I'd like to see that. I'll consider bringing a watermelon!
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: Mister_E on March 19, 2008, 10:24:26 AM
Bring them on! I'll got Bankai on their asses!
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: Steve.Young on April 21, 2008, 10:35:42 AM
*bump for great justice*

Calv you still going to be doing this?
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: deonchan on April 21, 2008, 01:16:09 PM
Sure am! ^_^

If the folks that want to do this please PM me so I can get actual names and what not? Meeting place will be the fountian outsite the convention center about 90 min before the ball also we should get a photo of us as well! Woo hoo!

So here's the tux I'm getting.

http://tinyurl.com/3roel7
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: Steve.Young on April 21, 2008, 01:26:16 PM
Nice, I've got a suit. Dunno about renting/buying a tux.

=P Do I really really need to PM you? lol
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: deonchan on April 21, 2008, 03:28:43 PM
LOL ok I know YOU and ur real name so no
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: Evangelion Xgouki on April 21, 2008, 04:46:19 PM
Sounds intriguing... :)
Won't have a suit, but I will be wearing one of my military uniforms (Zeon or FMA depending on my cosplay schedule for the day).
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: deonchan on April 23, 2008, 01:18:23 PM
1st BUMP

In order to make it worth wild I'm guessing min of 8-10 people
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: IamTetsuo on April 23, 2008, 10:57:44 PM
We had a B&W ball gathering last year.

I was one of two people to actually show up.
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: suna_no_yoroi on April 23, 2008, 11:07:27 PM
I'm totally in.  does anybody if they have dance lessons again? umm, i'm hoping my outfit counts.  I don't have a tux so I was just gonna wear the Black Kazekage Gaara robe thing, and then maybe add some white accessories? Still plenty of shopping time, so I would appreciate any suggestions.
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: deonchan on May 05, 2008, 01:17:28 PM
another bumpu!
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: Rei-Rei on May 05, 2008, 02:59:03 PM
Depends where you guys go and what you guys eat.
But I'm interested. ^^
So anymore updates or details would be great.
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: deonchan on May 05, 2008, 05:06:47 PM
Okies I've been looking for resturants and I have a few choices. Please take a gander and give your $0.02


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Paolo's Restaurant
A San Jose dining landmark and its finest Italian restaurant for over 48 years
www.paolos.com

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Agenda Restaurant and Lounge can meet all your dining banquet and entertainment needs.A full service restaurant offering fine California cuisine and full banquet facilities for private and corporate meetings dinners or just hors douvres and cocktail receptions.And after the day is over dance to the mixes of San Jose’s finest DJs or live bands in one of the club levels.
www.agendarestaurant.com

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McCormick & Schmick's Menue features fresh seafood, excellent steaks, daily printed menus, lunch and dinner offered 7 days a week, exciting happy hour, private room available. Prides itself for providing quality service and a friendly staff that really cares about your experience.
www.mccormickandschmicks.com

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71 Saint Peter
Creations from Mediterranean recipes that will take your tastebuds to the old world but with fresh new herbs and custom spices to bring the meal to an experience. Menu features a variety of beef, poultry, pork and seafood specialities.
www.71saintpeter.com


All of these places are less than a mile from the con (71 being the "longest walk" at .7 miles)

So we have some choices let make it happen!
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: BrightHeart76 on May 05, 2008, 06:17:49 PM
I'm not going to this...but just a fair warning to everyone.  We went to Paolo's last year before Play!  It sucked.  It cost too much and the food was just plain nasty.  I'd suggest one of the other choices if I were you.
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: Rei-Rei on May 05, 2008, 08:13:31 PM
Okies I've been looking for resturants and I have a few choices. Please take a gander and give your $0.02

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71 Saint Peter
Creations from Mediterranean recipes that will take your tastebuds to the old world but with fresh new herbs and custom spices to bring the meal to an experience. Menu features a variety of beef, poultry, pork and seafood specialities.
www.71saintpeter.com

Deonchan, Paolo's is closed on Sundays. So it's out of the question.
http://www.paolos.com/about.html (http://www.paolos.com/about.html)

For the second one I couldn't find the times, but it actually looks good.

I've never been to McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, but it looks like there's a lot of options there, might be good if you're taking a lot of people with you.  Then again the portions look pretty big. A lot of seafood too, I'm not sure if I want to smell like seafood by the end of the dinner. =P

Overall, I think I'd want to go to the 71 Saint Peter the most, but they're also not open on Sundays.
http://www.71saintpeter.com/contact.asp (http://www.71saintpeter.com/contact.asp)

Let me go look around for some places also.


Edit: I realize there's an Il Fornaio Italian restaurant around the area. I've always wanted to try eating there, what do you think?
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: deonchan on May 05, 2008, 09:25:24 PM
Im down for it. As long as the others are game ^_^
The main goal is to try to pick a place where the majority will be happy and we can all have fun
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: JTchinoy on May 05, 2008, 09:39:52 PM
La Victoria's :P
4 blocks east of the convention center.  4.50 for a burrito.
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: Rei-Rei on May 05, 2008, 10:28:22 PM
La Victoria's :P
4 blocks east of the convention center.  4.50 for a burrito.
Wait wait... You are going?
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: JTchinoy on May 05, 2008, 10:41:18 PM
i dunno, just letting u know there's cheaper places. :)
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: jazmatazz on May 05, 2008, 11:05:48 PM
Hell I'd do it. I don't know any of you guys though, but hey. XD Should be interesting. o_O
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: deonchan on May 05, 2008, 11:12:57 PM
jazmatazz  - Anyone is welcome to join. More people the better

JT - yeah there are cheaper places around but that's not the objective with this one. We're trying to go a more upsalce place before the B&W ball
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: JTchinoy on May 05, 2008, 11:14:42 PM
I'm on a bit of a budget, so I'm going to be a stingy asian, sorry. :(
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: deonchan on May 05, 2008, 11:17:41 PM
NP mang. Next time :)
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: jazmatazz on May 05, 2008, 11:19:02 PM
I'm on a bit of a budget, so I'm going to be a stingy asian, sorry. :(

I hate you. =/

Now it looks like I'll be forced to socialize with others. Le gasp!
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: Steve.Young on May 06, 2008, 12:03:43 AM
lol..
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: Rei-Rei on May 06, 2008, 07:53:35 AM
So who's going to make the plans? Deonchan? ^^
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: Jerry on May 06, 2008, 08:23:38 AM
i figure since it is Deonchan's thread he should have like a guest list.

sweet meeting peoples before the BW ball...

maybe if im lucky ill actually have a date this year!

and JT sometimes u got to live a little.

if you could spend $49.99 on a video game. you could afford a $20 steak platter and dress up nice for the ladies.   ;)
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: JTchinoy on May 06, 2008, 11:35:03 AM
i figure since it is Deonchan's thread he should have like a guest list.

sweet meeting peoples before the BW ball...

maybe if im lucky ill actually have a date this year!

and JT sometimes u got to live a little.

if you could spend $49.99 on a video game. you could afford a $20 steak platter and dress up nice for the ladies.   ;)
$49.99 allocated among the x amount of months it is expected to entertain me during this school year made it a good purchase.  :D

I'm all for living it up (probably going to get peking duck with my god sister during fanime), but I'm planning to build my new computer by the end of June.  Being still in my spring semester, I still look at my spending in a budgeted college student's point of view.  My uncle is also a lover of cooking steak X amounts of ways, so rather than paying for a $20 steak, I can pay $8 for that same steak and cook it for a girl myself. ;)  I think that pulls more brownie points. :o

Not hating on you guys eating out, I hope you all enjoy.  I'm just stating my rationale to not eating out with you guys. :)
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: Rei-Rei on May 06, 2008, 02:28:49 PM
I'm just stating my rationale to not eating out with you guys. :)
We're still going on that picnic..... If I get my act together, which will probably be this weekend.
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: deonchan on May 07, 2008, 12:39:45 PM
Ok later on today I'll go though and prob modify my first post with a list of names. Once I do that we should decide on what resturant we want to go to.

stay tuned. This could be alot of fun
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: deonchan on May 07, 2008, 03:33:28 PM
Minor update:

Ok I've compiled the names of folks who said they want to go. If I've forgotten anyone please let me know
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: Rei-Rei on May 07, 2008, 04:19:02 PM
Minor update:

Ok I've compiled the names of folks who said they want to go. If I've forgotten anyone please let me know
Deonchan, I might bring a couple of friends, I'll let you know how many by the end of the week.
And it's okay right if my friends aren't on the forums?
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: deonchan on May 07, 2008, 04:49:54 PM
Indeed. The more the merrier :)
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: jazmatazz on May 07, 2008, 05:03:47 PM
Let me remind y'all, that I'm a total fanime noob, so I need to be briefed on specifics before the event.  8)
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: Rei-Rei on May 07, 2008, 11:23:41 PM
So when does times/dates go out? ^^
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: deonchan on May 08, 2008, 01:35:52 PM
I'll put up the time tonight. I want to make sure folks that want to do the dance lessons can go and (that I'm off my shift)
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: deonchan on May 14, 2008, 10:37:41 PM
So 2 hours before the ball starts.. how's that sound?
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: questionette on May 16, 2008, 05:26:20 PM
I might possibly probably maybe show up to this.  With a friend.  If that's alright =]
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: Rei-Rei on May 16, 2008, 05:43:08 PM
So 2 hours before the ball starts.. how's that sound?
Sounds great, when do you make the location and stuff official?
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: deonchan on May 16, 2008, 11:52:32 PM
So 2 hours before the ball starts.. how's that sound?
Sounds great, when do you make the location and stuff official?


Now ^_^

2 hours before the ball we meet @ the fountian
We're going to McCormick & Schmick's
I'll have the updated list on my OP by Monday
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: deonchan on May 18, 2008, 02:26:01 PM
Well looks like I'm gonna have to cancel this one. Musicfest (once of the special events that I work) is the same time as B&W ball :(
So unless someone wants to pick up the fumbled ball this one is done.
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: Steve.Young on May 18, 2008, 06:58:41 PM
Well looks like I'm gonna have to cancel this one. Musicfest (once of the special events that I work) is the same time as B&W ball :(
So unless someone wants to pick up the fumbled ball this one is done.

Yea I was gonna say...
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: Jerry on May 19, 2008, 10:06:09 AM
Trying to be in two places at once?

I told ya some of us Rovers/SoS never get time off.  :P

Looks like flirting with the lovely ladies will be delayed til another nite?
Title: Re: Dinner before Dancing
Post by: deonchan on May 21, 2008, 12:15:19 PM
whelp this ride is over. There's no way I can do the B&W ball and Musicfest. Fret not though. There is another Dinner gathering Here. (http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,9061.0.html) I would try to hook up with them.

*LOCKDOWN*