New Year's Day Buffet

  • January 1, 2014 · 1:00 PM
  • Menger Hotel

The fee for this brunch has changed this year to $32 for adults and $28 for seniors.  Please change your RSVP if this changes your plans.  However the Menger Hotel has free parking so just pull into the valet parking entrance and the restaurant will validate for you after lunch. This has become a yearly tradition, celebrating the New Year with lunch at the Colonial Room at the Menger Hotel.  The buffet has a wide variety of things to choose from and last year it was all delicious.  This hotel is a Victorian gem, from the colonnaded foyer with a stained glass skylight under which the huge Christmas tree should still be set up to the dark paneling throughout offset by authentic period pieces, this is a piece of history not to be missed. After dinner, we could have a drink in the Menger Bar. This bar is unique and worth the visit itself - it was shipped directly from England and is a copy of the one in the House of Lords in London. It is all dark wood paneling with a second floor balcony reached up a narrow twisty staircase right out of anything written by Dickens that overhangs one half of the room making the tables under it as cozy as the balcony above it. Teddy Roosevelt hung out here recruiting cowboys for his Rough Riders to accompany him in the Spanish American War and that memorabilia is all over the walls.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great

    January 3, 2014

  • Darlene T.

    Food was great. Company even better.

    January 1, 2014

  • Carole F.

    This was not necessarily directed at you, Sarah. I had someone who was not even a member of this group e-mailing me and wanting to attend. Sorry if I sounded harsh but I was in a rush between being out late last night, my dog walking, yes even on holidays, and trying to deal with e-mails and get ready for today which, by the way, was wonderful. I was thinking of discontinuing this tradition because of the rate hike but today was so outstanding that I will continue it as long as people want to attend.

    January 1, 2014

    • Karen

      The food was good and there was plenty of variety. I did not mind the added cost.

      January 1, 2014

  • Karen

    Great food and company!

    1 · January 1, 2014

  • Carole F.

    Fabulous!

    January 1, 2014

  • Carole F.

    Kelly is right. Some of these reservations are exact and cannot be expanded. This hotel has called me every 2 days to check on this reservation. 16 spaces, 16 signed up. I can't believe that as big a day as New Year's is that people would expect to make last minute arrangements to attend something.

    January 1, 2014

    • Sarah

      Well Carole, I work in accounting and had no idea we would be finished last night with our accrual, so I just took a chance that I might be able to join. I understand I'm a loser procrastinator but work dictates my life at month end, year end, quarter end. I won't even consider another meet up around this time of the month again.
      Thank you. You all have a great time

      January 1, 2014

  • Sarah

    So what does the waiting list mean?

    December 31, 2013

    • Kelly Stuart G.

      If somebody backs out from their RSVP, a spot will open up for people on the waiting list. (I think)

      December 31, 2013

    • Sarah

      Ok, I am going to show up and see what happens

      December 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't make it after all, but I've been fighting a flu bug and I seem to be losing!

    December 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry unable! Happy 2014!

    December 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, we will be unable to attend after all. I was so-o-o looking great to going :(

    December 28, 2013

  • Brenda

    Sorry wont make it, decided to give juice cleansing another try;) looking forward to the next meetup! Happy New Year!

    December 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    That's a big jump in price. We're bowing out.

    December 27, 2013

    • Carole F.

      They just posted this event to their website with the new fees. I had no idea it would change that much. It is much less than most places charge but I agree, a big jump in price.

      December 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I look forward to meeting everyone and I will be bringing my wife to the event.

    December 14, 2013

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