I probably should have posted this on Monday but please feel free to comment on this:
I ate at the Stadium on Friday because it was convenient. (My favorite bar and grill is only one block west but I'd already eaten at Basey's several times.)
I looked at the menu with their "football game" prices and ordered a hot dog and coke. If it was a football game I would have paid $9. Imagine my surprise when I was charged $15! Actually I wasn't even told the price; I just did the math when I was handed a $5 bill as change from my $20.
That is why i never eat when i go out to games or cinemas, i eat BEFORE HAND.. They are all just rip offs to me..
Yeah some of the prices are ridiculous. I paid $7 for a single Brat at the Marriott $2.50 for a drink . At this point it makes more sense to eat a t a restaurant since you get more for your $
I forgot which sporting event it was, but while in norfolk NOB (still active at the time), the base MWR had gotten tickets for a sporting event that 100 from our ship got to go to (along with 9 other ships)..
IIRC even back then in the 90s, it was 4 bucks for a soda, 5 for a dog... !?!?!?!?!? Cripes that was pricy..
All the concession prices are high, even in the ICC, but LOS does seem to be even higher. The curse of conventions.
More like, the RIP off of conventions..
And the "security " guards are very inconsistent about what they allow in.
There was one that allowed 1 pizza ,but had a fit because there were 2 being brought in, and they didn't always allow food truck stuff(or any outside food) in . I blame a lack of clear instructions from their superiors.
Never even saw a special cup until Sunday .
That's something i've had issues with ever since it got TO indi.. Never yet (so far at least) had issues bringing in food from the subway store, but DID get stopped bringing in a sandwich i made in my own room. Saw someone bringing in almost half a dozen large pizzas for a HQ area no problem, but saw them ask someone to leave when he was coming in with his OWN pizza...
Well I guess we agree to disagree.Yes Gen Con is short, but I gladly take the time to fuel up on great food and atmosphere and relax for an hour or two a day. Ultimately, it what is most valuable to you, but I want to be well rested and well fed when I am enjoying my Gen Con experience.
And we're often being told, eat proper meals, to avoid the Con Crud.. So having that time to relax/eat proper meals, IS good..