Durham / RTP - Wednesday ADVLunch New Location???

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by NCStephen, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    So there have been quite a few times when only 1 has been at this lunch. Some comment that perhaps it is the location. I put this thread here for discussion purposes rather than muddy the waters on the regular thread. Once a decision is made, keep the same location or move and to where, then the original thread can announce it.

    Food is OK a Zydas (A Gracious Plenty). There have been some changes since the ownership changed, some better some not. Still not bad meals nor bad prices. Most of the folks that do attend seem to come from the SE or E back towards Raleigh. Some that have attended indicate that it is difficult to make the trek out to other side of the Park for lunch.

    So do we change the place for food?

    Do we change the place for location?

    Suggestions.

    If we did change the place, one might be Edwards Mill Grill (Used to be Crowleys) near Edwards Mill and Duraleigh.

    Whats your thoughts?

    NCS
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  2. STBNE

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    well I did muddy the waters in the TritOR abt this and nary a response...now that I have returned to work i doubt i'd be attending but a few times...if it were closer then it might be possible...I forone am not really knowledgeable of what is out there..
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  3. easy_dualsport

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    I enjoy the lunch at AGP, but the location is time consuming for me. If we moved to a more central Raleigh spot I would come more often. Edwards Mill Grill's food is fine, but it's all waited tables. I would think we should stick to a location with counter service so folks can come and go more easily.
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    Suggestions?
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  5. DeadlyBananaDog

    DeadlyBananaDog Fiat pastillus.

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    Neomonde? It's near the fairgrounds, has counter service and a nice outdoor seating area. It gets pretty crowded on weekends, not sure about Wednesdays, and the menu may be a bit challenging for the burger-and-fries types. But it's supposed to be an adventure lunch, right?
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    Neomonde is a good suggestion. My daughter works at the N. Raleigh location, the food is very good in my opinion.:nod

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    Neomonde (the Raleigh location) would work for me for food and location. Do they have outdoor seating?

    AGP is good food, but too far for me on a "lunch hour".
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  8. DeadlyBananaDog

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    Yes, they have a covered patio with ceiling fans.
    I like the food and the vibe at AGP but it's close to 40 miles of crowded interstate for me to make the round trip.
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    I like the idea of the N Raleigh Neomonde...

    :rofl

    Same distance from where I work, and a LOT closer to where I usually work, aka home....:D

    And we can harass Easy's daughter.... :lol3

    That said, any of the Neomonde's would work, specially since I never seem to be able to make lunch. Today probably won't be any different since I'm in the office, and free, but apparently I forgot to bring my wallet in today.
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  10. NCStephen

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    I'll buy yours if you show up.

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  11. DeadlyBananaDog

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    I was suggesting the Neomonde near the fairgrounds (Beryl Rd.). Never been to the N. Raleigh location and don't know if they have outdoor seating.

    The N. Raleigh location is about as far for me as AGP.
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    I'll be at the Raleigh Neomonde (Beryl Rd.) shortly after noon. Will chip in for Rugby's lunch if he shows. Would be glad to see anyone else.
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    not sure this has been changed.. going to AGP now... called in lunch..
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    Well, call it an exploratory expedition for me. Neomonde was doing a good business when I arrived just at noon. The line looked daunting but moved quickly and I ordered and paid in just over five minutes. I had just enough time to find a table on the patio and get seated before my food was delivered. Meal was tasty, and priced about like AGP's, maybe 5% higher.
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    I would like to try this place...it isnt necessarily any c;loser or less time for me coming from Wendell...but I'm not a weekly attendee anymore...havent been since i started my job 2 yrs ago...wow i'm starting my 3rd schoolyear:clap
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    If I climbed up on the roof of the house, I could probably see the Neomonde on Strickland. Ate there once shortly after it opened and liked it. Not sure I'd want to eat there every week as it's not food I'm really familiar with. The one near the Fairgrounds is pretty close to my office.

    But seeing as how I'm a zero time attendee at AGP, not sure my vote has much heft to it here...
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    another consideration if we move would be Whole Foods at Ridgeroad Shopping center.

    Counter service for pizza, other salad and hot foods are by the food bar. seating is in/out but can be somewhat limited at lunch.

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  18. easy_dualsport

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    Probably a well rounded choice for those who would fine Neomonde too foreign. Anybody else show for the AGP lunch on 8/20/13? Just too far out for me to usually make the time to get there and back these days. :wink:

    Maybe go for a lunch relocation test run next week?

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    I think we should move the lunch and generate some activity heading into fall? Is a poll in order? Not sure if that can be added to this thread? :hmmmmm
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    Don't think we need a poll...just change the venue and rey it out...if it doesn't work out...then select another...

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