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Swarm 18 - First swarm of the year

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Post by zenwoodle Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:55 pm

Pepe (of pepe y aurora fame) suffered a heart attack in November.
He has been back on the job for a while now, but needs many meds to keep going.
This comes after Aurora slipped and fell and injured her knee and needed to stay off her feet for some time.
All this happened after their little dog had 4 pups, and the dog and the pups all died after 5 weeks from and undetermined infection.

Not a great year for them (last year was no so good either as they lost their daughter).

Perhaps a swarm could provide not only a financial boost, but show them that we care and want small places like theirs to survive.
Anybody up for this one?  Beer  Beer
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Post by Lady Otter Latté Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:09 am

How many people do you think they can comfortably handle without being overwhelmed?
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Post by CanuckBob Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:25 am

Pepe can handle 30 or 40 people.

I am in.

How about Monday, Jan. 13/14? That will give us a week to round everyone up.
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Post by Walter Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:22 am

Sounds like a plan! In for 2.
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Post by David Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:45 am

Good plan!  They're nice people.  Probably should give them a heads up so they have enough food.
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Post by hockables Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:46 am

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Post by CanuckBob Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:06 am

Yes, I will make a reservation with Pepe on Friday once we have a head count.

BTW.....it's hard to believe we are up to Swarm 18 now!!!
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Post by zenwoodle Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:53 am

Count us in for 2.  Beer Beer 
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Post by oatsie Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:13 pm

Please add me for one.
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Post by Walter Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:10 pm

Is this the Pepe's on the plaza in Chapala? If it is it might not hurt to give menu selection as well. We'll have 2 ribs!
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Post by CanuckBob Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:46 pm

No, it is Pepe's & Aurora's Restaurant on the caraterra in West Ajijic. North side, just west of La Huerta Eventos.
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Post by zenwoodle Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:14 pm

I will try to remember to pick up a menu when I am walking past there tomorrow and will post it here. Beer Beer 
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Post by joyfull Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:40 pm

Count us in for 2. Happy to support them
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Post by CanuckBob Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:40 pm

Their menu is posted on their website:

http://ristorantediaurora.webs.com/

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Post by hockables Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:29 pm

CanuckBob wrote:Their menu is posted on their website:

http://ristorantediaurora.webs.com/


I hope they have the 2fer on the Caesars again :)
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Post by hkrause Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:54 pm

Count us in for 2. What time, by the way?

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Post by CheenaGringo Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:54 pm

While it is great to see Zenwoodle's suggestion for this "swarm" complies with RoofBob's original concept, maybe it is time for the attendees to remember what the concept was all about? If I understood RoofBob's original suggestion correctly, the swarms were to give a shot of extra business to establishments which might just be hurting financially? But from the posted photos, the swarms seem to have turned into a party that is all about the participants and provide very little info about the actual restaurant.

Please stop and think about just how often you read an inquiry on thing forum or TOB as to just where a restaurant is. How hard would it be to post a photo of the entrance from the street which might just trigger someone's memory that they have seen a spot driving by or post photos of the food? When was the last time any of you wrote a positive report on this restaurant on this forum or on TripAdvisor?

The last couple of swarm reports have been nothing more than self promoting photo groupings and some casual comments about how well attendees tipped.

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Post by zenwoodle Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:46 pm

CheenaGringo wrote:While it is great to see Zenwoodle's suggestion for this "swarm" complies with RoofBob's original concept, maybe it is time for the attendees to remember what the concept was all about?  If I understood RoofBob's original suggestion correctly, the swarms were to give a shot of extra business to establishments which might just be hurting financially?  But from the posted photos, the swarms seem to have turned into a party that is all about the participants and provide very little info about the actual restaurant.  

Please stop and think about just how often you read an inquiry on thing forum or TOB as to just where a restaurant is.  How hard would it be to post a photo of the entrance from the street which might just trigger someone's memory that they have seen a spot driving by or post photos of the food?  When was the last time any of you wrote a positive report on this restaurant on this forum or on TripAdvisor?

The last couple of swarm reports have been nothing more than self promoting photo groupings and some casual comments about how well attendees tipped.
Huh? Say what? Does this mean that you are attending or not?  Beer Beer Beer 
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Post by zenwoodle Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:54 pm

hkrause wrote:Count us in for 2. What time, by the way?

Heather
I will suggest the usual 1:00  Beer Beer 
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Post by Lady Otter Latté Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:58 pm

I think I understand what Cheena is saying:
The Swarm concept was and remains a good one. It would be more helpful to the intent if "After Party" postings contained more information about the restaurant along with photos of the exterior and of the food as well as of the forum members who were there. He also suggests that in addition to posting and/or attending Swarms, posters can help a restaurant by posting positive reports on local forums and TripAdvisor. That is how I read it anyway.
I think CheenaGringo´s post was commentary, not RSVP.
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Post by Sunnyvmx Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:58 am

I'll be there if it's on Monday.
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Post by CanuckBob Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:44 am

Yes, it will be Monday, Jan. 13 at 1:00pm.
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Post by Zedinmexico Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:46 pm

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Post by CanuckBob Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:50 pm

Looks like we are at about 20 so far. It would be great to get 30 or more. Pepe & Aurora are great people who can certainly use our help during these trying times for them.
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Post by barbicheesecake Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:16 pm

CanuckBob wrote:Looks like we are at about 20 so far. It would be great to get 30 or more. Pepe & Aurora are great people who can certainly use our help during these trying times for them.

Count us in for two.
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