Founders Day Celebration
WHEN: Tentatively Saturday March 21, 2020 (or suggest a date)
TIME: 5 pm (1700 hrs) to 9 pm-ish (2100-ish)
WHERE: up for discussion! Please use this form to weigh in -->
COST: probably about $55 per person (depending on location, sponsorships, acts of kindness, etc)
Cost includes food, tip, and taxes. So for example, if the food is priced at $45 per person, the cost will be (45 + 2.70 + 9) = $56.70. It adds up. Most places have a minimum spend requirement, which can be met through both the catering and the bar bill.
Locations under consideration:
Stanford Grill, Columbia:
Beautiful location, lots of parking, nearby hotels so you can stay overnight if you want. Kind of pricey. Known for prime rib. Private space available. Free and ample parking.
Exemplar entree cost off the regular menu: NY Strip (16 oz) $ 36.50
Mezzanotte, Severna Park:
Nice location, lots of parking, great food. Private back room. Free and ample parking.
Exemplar entree cost off the regular menu: Filet Mignon (6 oz) $ 28
Olive Grove, 705 N Hammonds Ferry Rd, Linthicum Heights:
A nice restaurant with excellent crab cakes and a very accommodating staff. Free and ample parking. "Private" areas available, which are sectioned by curtains. Last time we had Founder's Day here, the raucous party in the next section was distracting.
Exemplar entree cost off the regular menu: NY Strip (16 oz) $ 26
Harry Browne's, next to the Maryland State Capital in Annapolis:
Parking can be horrible, although they do have valet parking available. Great ceasar salad! Known for first rate food and a lovely environment. Very pricey.
Exemplar entree cost off the regular menu: NY Prime Steak Diane $ 35
Hemingway's, across the Bay Bridge on Kent Island:
Amazing views of the Bay Bridge, but you have to pay the toll to get there. Both semi-private and private spaces. Food is okay. Free and ample parking. Nearby hotel (https://www.baybeachclub.com/the-inn) to spend the night.
Exemplar entree cost off the regular menu: Ribeye (12 oz) $ 36
Other: please suggest a place!