I am trying to plan a party for the first Saturday night in January. Some of the conditions: I want to treat my friends, but don't want to go overboard...so want to be able to pre-order food and maybe have wine and beer with it. The group will be about 10 to 15, possibly as many as 20. I want something casual: its more about the friends than the food...DH and I were thinking that a pizza and beer party would be ideal. I called Metro Pizza (they have a new location at 215 and 95, which is just about perfect in terms of location since almost everyone coming lives in the Northwest part of town)...but they don't take reservations on Saturday nights. Even for a large group, I ask? No, the manager tells me; we can't afford to hold a table for that large a group when we are full that night anyway. Even if I give my credit card and pre-order food? No, apparently not. So apparently they don't really want my business....guess the recession is officially over.
But something like that would be great. I would prefer not a chain, and something inexpensive and casual. Pizza and beer would be perfect; most of my friends love it even though I'm not a big pizza person. I would really prefer a place where we would be totally comfortable in jeans and tshirts....Ideas, hounds? Oh, and veggie alternatives (although not necessarily vegan) are an absolute must.