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Pat DiPersia
05-20-2016, 01:58 PM
I put a call in to Olive Garden and the manager on duty told me the GM said no more reservations Fri-Sun nights. He's on vacation and I'm waiting to hear back from him. Every year that I've called the Olive Garden, we get a bunch of hemming and hawing and it's like they're doing us a favor. So with all of that said, for kicks, I called Quaker Steak and Lube.

And they'd love to have us Saturday night! Didn't really care how many people we have. They have a private room that can hold 30, but I imagine we'll easily be over that. She said they have a part of the restaurant called Corvette Alley that holds 50+ and they put up partitions so it's "private" (She's going to send me a picture.)

So I've made the executive decision that we're moving. Olive Garden has always been great in terms of service, but I'd prefer not to show up on Saturday night and be told they'll fit us in when possible (Even though they always get us in quickly every year.)

Anyway, would like to get a rough count for dinner on Saturday night. Location is 165 Gateway Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. It's literally across the street from the Park Inn hotel - maybe 10 minute walk if you wanted.

BLOWN38
05-20-2016, 02:31 PM
me equals 1. i like quaker steak.

joenintiesc
05-21-2016, 02:50 PM
That's cool! I loved the tradition of OG, but getting tired of the food there. QSaL will be a welcome change - not to mention the car theme of the place will be appropriate too.

J dot Miller
05-22-2016, 03:14 PM
I usually tell them we go there every year for the past x years and they usually cave but they always insisted we have someone there an hour in advance. Nevertheless, I am not married to the Garden (that was a Don thing) so whatever you do book a place while you still can.

Pat DiPersia
05-22-2016, 08:31 PM
Yeh, I told them we've been coming for at least five years now. Girl said she couldn't make the call had to deal with the GM. So. . . Hate to move, but I think it's time for a change. I didn't realize Don had started the Olive Garden tradition, always though it was you.

dave4567
05-22-2016, 10:41 PM
Sorry guys, family situation and I ant make it up from SC this year. I had a fun time last year. See you all in 2017 with my stock 95black 5 speed.

Dave

pock1
05-22-2016, 11:37 PM
me + 1 what ever u guys can get the club in , im down.

rjgraul
05-23-2016, 07:32 PM
Me myself and I =1 too. :D Also Bill Evanoff too.

Ken Seegers
05-24-2016, 01:53 PM
Me + 1.......

95LX
05-24-2016, 08:18 PM
I'll be there. So will Steve (1MTNCAT).

BLOWN38
05-25-2016, 10:04 AM
I'm sure Tim and his +1 will be there too.

So that makes 2 more for the math challenged.

Tim Groth
05-25-2016, 01:15 PM
Wife and I will be there - Venue change sounds great, Wings, Beer and Car theme is an all around win!

-Tim

Randall Burnett
05-25-2016, 09:33 PM
Sounds good. My wife and I will be there.
Thanks,
Randall

Pat DiPersia
05-26-2016, 08:34 AM
So we're about 15ish people so far. Where is everybody?!

Tim, I expect you to down the fire wings again this year. . .

JonS
05-26-2016, 09:22 AM
We will be at the show, can't make the dinners.

Can anyone advise which day is best if we have to pick between Friday or Saturday? When is the best time to arrive, early 0600, mid-morning?

Pat DiPersia
05-26-2016, 09:26 AM
We will be at the show, can't make the dinners.

Can anyone advise which day is best if we have to pick between Friday or Saturday? When is the best time to arrive, early 0600, mid-morning?

Saturday, hands down. Arriving mid-morning Friday and you'll only see a handful of people there at that point. The real excitement is on Saturday. Since that's judging day, I know some people arrive early to get "good" spots and prep their cars. Those who don't care as much roll in mid-morning Saturday to just hang out and have a good time.

Tim Groth
05-26-2016, 12:11 PM
Tim, I expect you to down the fire wings again this year. . .

Oh God that was a new level of hot - depending on how much I drink I may try it again haha :p

-Tim

Rob
05-26-2016, 09:39 PM
My son, and his wife will be there with my wife and I, so there's four more

rjgraul
05-27-2016, 05:27 PM
Bill Evanoff had to canx due to some back pain issues that makes traveling too uncomfortable. Chris Connors will be there and maybe his wife but she claiming no at this time.

Wardboy
05-28-2016, 09:43 AM
Laura and I will be there. Sorry so late in responding!

J dot Miller
05-29-2016, 03:18 PM
Yeh, I told them we've been coming for at least five years now. Girl said she couldn't make the call had to deal with the GM. So. . . Hate to move, but I think it's time for a change. I didn't realize Don had started the Olive Garden tradition, always though it was you.

Don started it in 2003. I took over 2006. One year Don returned. Always delt with the manager. They never took reservations. Required a head count in advance and someone to be there early.

Count me in the new place +1.

joenintiesc
06-01-2016, 07:47 PM
2 here - myself and Heber are in!

Boostin89SC
06-02-2016, 01:50 AM
Trying my best to make it !!

Chris C.

J dot Miller
06-05-2016, 01:39 PM
We have new champions!

The King of Hot Wings Chris2 or is it 1?

SCCoA Trophy Winners:
1. Ralph Grawl
2. Matthew Persaud
3. Chris 2
Runner up: Rob Floyd

BLOWN38
06-05-2016, 03:02 PM
Its actually Chris Too, as to not take anything away from anyone in this PC world we live in.:D

Boostin89SC
06-05-2016, 03:20 PM
lol.... Who has the video of me eating the wings?

Chris C. AKA Chris Too