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Re: 2014 NHC Grand Rapids Review
« Reply #90 on: June 18, 2014, 10:15:18 PM »
we knew the menu days in advance last year, but certainly way past registration time.  I really enjoyed this year's menu but feel the pain of those on other diets.  I hope more accommodations for these people can be made.

is there any etiquette on not attending the banquet, but walking in at the start of the awards ceremony and waiting to see if your name is called for a medal?  There seems to be plenty of empty seats at that point...


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Re: 2014 NHC Grand Rapids Review
« Reply #91 on: June 18, 2014, 11:46:50 PM »
Pork AND shellfish? Hmmm, might have to rethink ditching SD for Montana. Probably id get there and they'd serve sprouts n gravel though... Dang choices!

Just FYI, they served mac n cheese with burger where I was that night, which was rancho klickitat, and the cook was some fat guy who worked all day.

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Re: 2014 NHC Grand Rapids Review
« Reply #92 on: June 18, 2014, 11:53:24 PM »
Pork AND shellfish? Hmmm, might have to rethink ditching SD for Montana. Probably id get there and they'd serve sprouts n gravel though... Dang choices!

Just FYI, they served mac n cheese with burger where I was that night, which was rancho klickitat, and the cook was some fat guy who worked all day.

Grand Rapids was very German/Austrian on the main course. Pork hock, a wurst, sauerkraut, and a dumpling for starch. Since I am German heritage and lived in the Vaterland, it hit the spot. No shellfish at this one.

There were German biergarten type snacks on the table too. Pretzels, Obatzda, Radi. I loved it. It was not for all as stated above.
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Re: 2014 NHC Grand Rapids Review
« Reply #93 on: June 19, 2014, 12:40:00 AM »
Wouldn't the religious non-pork eater also likely be a religious non-drinker and therefore not at the event to complain about the food?  Just sayin'.
For the money, I suppose there should be alternatives but at what point do you cut off the accommodations? How many choices should there be? There's quite a few allergies out there,  if you create a single meal to avoid everything,  you get pretty close to nothing.
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Re: 2014 NHC Grand Rapids Review
« Reply #94 on: June 19, 2014, 12:47:07 AM »
Pork AND shellfish? Hmmm, might have to rethink ditching SD for Montana. Probably id get there and they'd serve sprouts n gravel though... Dang choices!

Just FYI, they served mac n cheese with burger where I was that night, which was rancho klickitat, and the cook was some fat guy who worked all day.

Grand Rapids was very German/Austrian on the main course. Pork hock, a wurst, sauerkraut, and a dumpling for starch. Since I am German heritage and lived in the Vaterland, it hit the spot. No shellfish at this one.

There were German biergarten type snacks on the table too. Pretzels, Obatzda, Radi. I loved it. It was not for all as stated above.

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Re: 2014 NHC Grand Rapids Review
« Reply #95 on: June 19, 2014, 12:53:48 AM »
Love some German food. I'm sure it was a blast.
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Re: 2014 NHC Grand Rapids Review
« Reply #96 on: June 19, 2014, 02:44:15 AM »
Wouldn't the religious non-pork eater also likely be a religious non-drinker and therefore not at the event to complain about the food?

Do you have any Jewish friends?  Observant Jews drink, but they do not eat pork or shellfish.

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Re: 2014 NHC Grand Rapids Review
« Reply #97 on: June 19, 2014, 02:47:10 AM »
Wouldn't the religious non-pork eater also likely be a religious non-drinker and therefore not at the event to complain about the food?

Do you have any Jewish friends?  Observant Jews drink, but they do not eat pork or shellfish.
The Jewish person at our table drinks alcohol. But then again she eats pork. She admits that she is not observant.
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Re: 2014 NHC Grand Rapids Review
« Reply #98 on: June 19, 2014, 12:33:07 PM »
is there any etiquette on not attending the banquet, but walking in at the start of the awards ceremony and waiting to see if your name is called for a medal?  There seems to be plenty of empty seats at that point...

I see no problem with it, especially if you have entries in the second round.  I think the AHA likes to have the people there to accept the awards.  Just don't drink our beer you freeloader.  ;D

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Re: 2014 NHC Grand Rapids Review
« Reply #99 on: June 19, 2014, 01:22:28 PM »
is there any etiquette on not attending the banquet, but walking in at the start of the awards ceremony and waiting to see if your name is called for a medal?  There seems to be plenty of empty seats at that point...

I see no problem with it, especially if you have entries in the second round.  I think the AHA likes to have the people there to accept the awards.  Just don't drink our beer you freeloader.  ;D

Congrats on your 1 1/2 medals!
We did this. We wanted more time to explore Grand Rapids but later had an entry get into the final round. So we just kept an eye on the BN broadcast, headed over when the awards started and stood on the side. There was security, but at that point they were just checking that everyone was a conference attendee. Lots of people were heading in/out of the hall.
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Re: 2014 NHC Grand Rapids Review
« Reply #100 on: June 19, 2014, 09:19:09 PM »


I am going to try to post a few photos from NHC here.

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Re: 2014 NHC Grand Rapids Review
« Reply #101 on: June 19, 2014, 10:24:20 PM »




here you go
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Re: 2014 NHC Grand Rapids Review
« Reply #102 on: June 19, 2014, 10:42:21 PM »




here you go

Thanks, Mort.  I have some more, but need to relearn how to do it.
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Re: 2014 NHC Grand Rapids Review
« Reply #103 on: June 20, 2014, 09:02:19 AM »
Anyone else get a really sore throat after the conference followed by sickness?  Seems several people I know did... Someone was the Outbreak monkey this weekend.

I was fine.  I did talk to you for several minutes during Club Night.  I was more concerned about the crowds at the airport.
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Re: 2014 NHC Grand Rapids Review
« Reply #104 on: June 20, 2014, 09:08:35 AM »
Wouldn't the religious non-pork eater also likely be a religious non-drinker and therefore not at the event to complain about the food?  Just sayin'.
For the money, I suppose there should be alternatives but at what point do you cut off the accommodations? How many choices should there be? There's quite a few allergies out there,  if you create a single meal to avoid everything,  you get pretty close to nothing.

With all the dietary restrictions and individual tastes, it's an impossible task to accommodate everyone at such a big banquet.  People are going to have to accept that.
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