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I suggest we consider reserving a dining room at Buca di Beppo located at 412 East Flamingo Road. Buca is just east of the strip. I would recommend a dinner gathering on Thursday night the week of the show. Say between 7PM-9PM. Buca is close to the Alexis Park and if, "The Show" goes back to the Tuscany this year, Buca is even closer to that hotel. Bucca can also handle a large dinner party, has several separate rooms and the food cost is reasonable. We could perhaps come up with a buffet type dinner with a target cost of in the $20-$25 per person range, without wine of course.
Oops! I didn't realize that CES has gone back to a late week/ week end format as opposed to the early week/ done by Friday format they followed last year. Anyway - that makes a Thursday night dinner, which is the first day of the show, tough because people are still arriving and we would be competing with a lot of business and/or relationship dinners for the people who have arrived. Pushing the dinner into a week end evening also makes it tough trying to get reervations.
Saturday lunch/brunch might work but we need to move it to Caesars (or a comparable sports book) because there will be NFL playoff games that week end. Unless the Jets lose prior to that week end. J-E-T-S; Jets Jets, Jets!!!
As show date draws closer hopefully this thread will remain viable.
Plans for meeting and introducing ourselves would be great. Maybe visit some of the high end exhibits together.
I will have a car as always and no objection to hauling a group to diner. I plan on taking my cell phone, so I can be found anytime. I will probably stay downtown, avoiding "the strip's" traffic and noise.
This can be as organized or loose as participants wish, I am just hoping to add faces to the names that I meet at Audiogon and add to the fun of CES.