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by Excaliber
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:59 am
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Topic: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast
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Re: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast

It looks like a bit of confusion has crept into the coordination between the DFW West / Southwest Quadrant Breakfast and the new Way Out West group breakfast.

A few weeks ago we settled on the Way Out West group meeting at Manny's in Hudson Oaks on the 4th Saturday of the month which in July is the 27th (next Saturday) to avoid conflict with the DFW West / Southwest group that meets on the third Saturday in Arlington.

If you're going to a breakfast today you need to go to Rudy's in Arlington. If you're going to breakfast next Saturday you need to go to Manny's.

I'll see you folks next Saturday at Manny's.
by Excaliber
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:14 pm
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Topic: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast
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Re: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast

bblhd672 wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:21 am
Excaliber wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:14 am
bblhd672 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:58 pm
Excaliber wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:38 pm
Here's another thought:

Those western members who have decided not to make the drive to Arlington could meet at Manny''s every month since that wouldn't be conflicting with those who would meet at Rudy's.

Your thoughts?
If I remember correctly, and that's pretty "iffy" :mrgreen:, the original intent was to get multiple groups meeting in different areas. I certainly see no reason not to have both Rudy's Arlington and Manny's Weatherford breakfast get togethers, but have them on different Saturdays so those who want to go to multiples have 3 choices a month! Then perhaps once a quarter or semi-annual have a breakfast where all the groups meet together.

I think it would be great to grow the forum breakfasts until we have many groups across North Texas.
That's an even better idea.

How about Manny's every second Saturday and keep Rudy's on the third Saturday?
The DFW North/Northwest group meets on second Saturday. How about 1st or 4th Saturday?
Either one works for me.
by Excaliber
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:14 am
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Topic: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast
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Re: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast

bblhd672 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:58 pm
Excaliber wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:38 pm
Here's another thought:

Those western members who have decided not to make the drive to Arlington could meet at Manny''s every month since that wouldn't be conflicting with those who would meet at Rudy's.

Your thoughts?
If I remember correctly, and that's pretty "iffy" :mrgreen:, the original intent was to get multiple groups meeting in different areas. I certainly see no reason not to have both Rudy's Arlington and Manny's Weatherford breakfast get togethers, but have them on different Saturdays so those who want to go to multiples have 3 choices a month! Then perhaps once a quarter or semi-annual have a breakfast where all the groups meet together.

I think it would be great to grow the forum breakfasts until we have many groups across North Texas.
That's an even better idea.

How about Manny's every second Saturday and keep Rudy's on the third Saturday?
by Excaliber
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:38 pm
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Topic: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast
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Re: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast

Here's another thought:

Those western members who have decided not to make the drive to Arlington could meet at Manny''s every month since that wouldn't be conflicting with those who would meet at Rudy's.

Your thoughts?
by Excaliber
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:38 am
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Topic: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast
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Re: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast

C-dub wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:19 pm
Due to my alternating weekend schedule it won’t be possible for me to make the S/SW breakfast again until October.

If I can make it in October I’ll just check here and see where y’all are gonna be.
We'll miss you over the summer but will look forward to seeing you more in the fall and winter.
by Excaliber
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:37 am
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Re: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast

surprise_i'm_armed wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:16 pm
The 9 of us that attended this past Saturday: Excaliber, jusme, C-dub, hackjob, diesel42, SigM4, strogg, bitterclinger, and myself.

Since this has been our highest attendance in quite some time, shall we return to Arlington Rudy's in July, or give Manny's another shot?

SIA
I'm all in for Manny's if everyone else agrees.

If not, I'll see you folks in August.
by Excaliber
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:05 pm
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Re: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast

Bitter Clinger wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:03 pm
Excaliber wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:49 pm
The meeting at Manny's Cafe was a rousing success, except for the unfortunate absence of one dislocated member who made a last minute decision to attend and tried to come, but hadn't followed the series of posts on change of venue. We missed his participation and hope to see him next time.

As C-dub said, we had nine attendees, the food was fantastic and the service was excellent. We had a very warm welcome from the staff,there was no conflict with seating other diners or rush to finish up, and the location in the stove shop with lots of antiques and cool wood burning stoves, fire pits, windmills,old tools, etc. lent a unique ambience to the gathering. Open carry by most of the members didn't raise a single eyebrow, and there were no grumpy wait staff like we had last time at Cracker Barrel

Everyone agreed that we'll definitely be going back to Manny's for the August meeting on the 17th.

Thanks to everyone who came for making this a rousing success!
And the chairs were more comfortable than Rudys! Thanks for scouting this out and for coordinating! :tiphat:
My pleasure!

And +1 on the chairs.
by Excaliber
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:52 pm
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Re: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast

Nano wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:33 pm
C-dub wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:41 am
Nano wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:01 am
The crowd was certainly smaller this morning. Me! I stayed until 8:30 and no one else showed up.
Where were you? We were all at Manny's. Nine of us were the big crowd there.
I thought it was still at Rudy's. I had not been in about 3 months. Where is Manny's?
Here's a copy of the venue change reminder I posted on Thursday:

Manny's Cafe
4019 Fort Worth Hwy
Hudson Oaks, TX 76087

It's a small cafe located in the David's Stove Shop building on the north side of westbound I20 at Mikus Road. There is minimal signage for the cafe, so look for David's Stove Shop which is easy to spot. The cafe entrance faces the road near the west end of the building by the windmill displays. (It can also be reached by going through the main stove shop entrance when that opens at 9 AM.) The cafe opens at 7:00. Staff advised they would be glad to have us and open carry is not an issue with them. It's also a bit closer for the folks coming from the main DFW area.

From I20 west, take Exit 415. It is just past the first traffic light (Mikus Road) on the right.

From I20 east, take Exit 415 and make a left at the light at Mikus Road, go under the highway, and turn left onto the westbound service road. It's the building on the corner of Mikus Rd. and the I20 service road.
by Excaliber
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:49 pm
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Topic: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast
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Views: 37991

Re: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast

The meeting at Manny's Cafe was a rousing success, except for the unfortunate absence of one dislocated member who made a last minute decision to attend and tried to come, but hadn't followed the series of posts on change of venue. We missed his participation and hope to see him next time.

As C-dub said, we had nine attendees, the food was fantastic and the service was excellent. We had a very warm welcome from the staff,there was no conflict with seating other diners or rush to finish up, and the location in the stove shop with lots of antiques and cool wood burning stoves, fire pits, windmills,old tools, etc. lent a unique ambience to the gathering. Open carry by most of the members didn't raise a single eyebrow, and there were no grumpy wait staff like we had last time at Cracker Barrel

Everyone agreed that we'll definitely be going back to Manny's for the August meeting on the 17th.

Thanks to everyone who came for making this a rousing success!
by Excaliber
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:36 am
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Topic: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast
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Views: 37991

Re: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast

We're up to 10 members - a record!
by Excaliber
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:18 am
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Topic: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast
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Re: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast

Jusme wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:38 pm
C-dub wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:07 am
Since it is a small place, you don’t think there will be any issue if we hang and talk for while do you?
They said as long as you keep buying coffee, you can talk as long as you like. :mrgreen:

Looking forward to meeting a lot of folks I haven't got to meet yet. If they kick us out, we can just comandeer their parking lot, and threaten bad reviews. :evil2:

I'll bet we will be a novelty, and will have a lot of people curious as to our intentions. It will give us an opportunity to spread the LTC gospel, and show that we are not crazed gun nuts.
The staff member I spoke to said the first time someone came in while OCing they were a little surprised, but they got used to it real quick.
by Excaliber
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:36 pm
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Topic: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast
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Re: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast

C-dub wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:07 am
Since it is a small place, you don’t think there will be any issue if we hang and talk for while do you?
I told them we would plan to stay until around 10:00 and they said they were fine with that.

Everyone should plan to be a little early or on time. I suspect they won't let us hold empty seats for very long.
by Excaliber
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:52 am
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Topic: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast
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Re: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast

So far participation for Saturday looks like:

Bitter Clinger
SigM4
Jusme
Strogg
Cdub
SIA
HackJob
Excaliber

Terry - are you in or out?

If there are any changes before Saturday please be sure to let me know.

This will be our biggest western meeting yet!

Here's a refresh on the directions:

Manny's Cafe
4019 Fort Worth Hwy
Hudson Oaks, TX 76087

It's a small cafe located in the David's Stove Shop building on the north side of westbound I20 at Mikus Road. There is minimal signage for the cafe, so look for David's Stove Shop which is easy to spot. The cafe entrance faces the road near the west end of the building by the windmill displays. (It can also be reached by going through the main stove shop entrance when that opens at 9 AM.) The cafe opens at 7:00. Staff advised they would be glad to have us and open carry is not an issue with them. It's also a bit closer for the folks coming from the main DFW area.

From I20 west, take Exit 415. It is just past the first traffic light (Mikus Road) on the right.

From I20 east, take Exit 415 and make a left at the light at Mikus Road, go under the highway, and turn left onto the westbound service road. It's the building on the corner of Mikus Rd. and the I20 service road.
by Excaliber
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:16 pm
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Topic: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast
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Views: 37991

Re: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast

C-dub wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:00 pm
Weather permitting I plan on riding out for this one. It’s over an hour ride for me. 40+mpg on the bike versus 14 in the truck, weather will determine if I’m there or not.

I’ll chime in Friday night if that’s not too late.
That'll be fine. I hope you can make it!
by Excaliber
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:08 am
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Topic: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast
Replies: 618
Views: 37991

Re: DFW West/Southwest Quadrant Breakfast

Please let me know during the week if you plan to attend next Saturday's breakfast because the restaurant is small and I'll need to reserve the right number of seats. Likewise, if you say you'll come but change your mind, please let me know that too so we don't reserve seats the owners could sell to others.

Showing consideration this way will give us an ongoing welcome at a very fine place to meet.

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