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10-23-2006, 02:22 PM
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I've found the Club Level employees have bad attitudes.

The regular food stand attendants are usually pretty good.

Just my $.03.

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10-24-2006, 10:05 AM
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I saw the NESN story that the Garden got a bunch of new concession stands and food choices like deli sandwiches, gourmet popcorn, etc.

Just wondering if anyone has tried the new joints yet, and/or what are some of your favorite foods to eat while watching the B's kick ice.

My favorite food is beer. I also like popcorn. Also a fan of nachos.
I go to every game and very rarely do I spend a dime. If I'm rushed before a game I might buy something but rarely. I don't drink so I don't need beer. I'm the fan that Delaware north can't stand - I have the cheapest seats and spend no aditional money.
it does look like they've made some improvements in the choices though.

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The choices seemed much better this year then last year. The only problem I had was with the staff. I waited in line for over 15 mins for a pretzel and that was during game time. Then when I got to the counter I found out they didn't have bottles of water at that stand.
So that's where you were all that time. I thought you'd just given up!

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If I ever see any man drinking a cocktail at a hockey game, just run, because I will knock that fairy drink right out of your hand.

Go Beer or Go home.

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If I ever see any man drinking a cocktail at a hockey game, just run, because I will knock that fairy drink right out of your hand.

Go Beer or Go home.
One could argue a whiskey and soda is more manly then beer.

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If I ever see any man drinking a cocktail at a hockey game, just run, because I will knock that fairy drink right out of your hand.

Go Beer or Go home.
You might want to come out of the cave and buy a calendar; it's 2006.

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If I ever see any man drinking a cocktail at a hockey game, just run, because I will knock that fairy drink right out of your hand.

Go Beer or Go home.


1 - don't do the *fairy* thing , OK.

2 - I drink Crown Royal, somebody knocks it out of my hands they best buy me one real quick.

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1 - don't do the *fairy* thing , OK.

2 - I drink Crown Royal, somebody knocks it out of my hands they best buy me one real quick.
I bumped into a Canadiens fan years ago at the Forum and he spilt half his beer and he got all pissed off- I told him to chill out I'll buy you another, I am heading to the beer stand anyways...he was shocked but a great guy. We ended up going out afterwards with these lunatics and had a great time doing more shots than I care to remember. My head hurts still thinking of that night, err, trip, but those Habs fans were the hottest bleeps I have ever met- and they did agree Orr blew away Gretzky . Also, not that I care but I think they bought me and my two buds about 10 rounds- we were trying to slow down and they were like fish. I miss those trips to Montreal.

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Can't recall for sure since I was pretty bombed, but both hard stuff and beers both up 50 cents this season. Cocktails were 7 bucks. They were 6.50 last year. I think regular beers were 6 bucks and were 5.50 last season.

Given that I've paid way more in other cities, the prices still don't kill me. The key is to "stock up" or eat elsewhere before you enter the arena.
Beer was $6.50 @ Nationwide in Columbus last year. I don't know about this year yet. I sometimes get a soft pretzel with nacho cheese to dip it in. Sometimes I cheat and bring in my own peanut M&Ms.

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Beer was $6.50 @ Nationwide in Columbus last year. I don't know about this year yet. I sometimes get a soft pretzel with nacho cheese to dip it in. Sometimes I cheat and bring in my own peanut M&Ms.
they are in the process of hiring M&M sniffing dogs at the turnstiles as you enter- the problem is they have to hire two dogs, one for the chocolate and the other for peanuts....damn help these days. everyone is a specialist When I was a kid one dog could do both jobs. I guess it creates jobs but it's getting ridiculous.

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If I ever see any man drinking a cocktail at a hockey game, just run, because I will knock that fairy drink right out of your hand.

Go Beer or Go home.

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I haven't been to the Garden for hockey yet this season, but one of my favorite places to eat is in the food court area (OK, the bar, I'll admit it) in the premium seats. When I wasn't sitting in the premiums, I'd have friends go buy something for me from inside and then head back to my seat... which was pretty much every Thursday night when I'd get in on a half price ticket.

If the food really is better, maybe I'll start eating there instead.

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I bumped into a Canadiens fan years ago at the Forum and he spilt half his beer and he got all pissed off- I told him to chill out I'll buy you another, I am heading to the beer stand anyways...he was shocked but a great guy. We ended up going out afterwards with these lunatics and had a great time doing more shots than I care to remember. My head hurts still thinking of that night, err, trip, but those Habs fans were the hottest bleeps I have ever met- and they did agree Orr blew away Gretzky . Also, not that I care but I think they bought me and my two buds about 10 rounds- we were trying to slow down and they were like fish. I miss those trips to Montreal.
You've led quite the life, DKH.

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1 - don't do the *fairy* thing , OK.

2 - I drink Crown Royal, somebody knocks it out of my hands they best buy me one real quick.
Last season I started a new tradition of two shots of Crown at Sully's before opening faceoff.

Course, that was Joe's comeback game with SJ and the B's got smoked, but still. Good tradition...

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I've found the Club Level employees have bad attitudes.

The regular food stand attendants are usually pretty good.

Just my $.03.

I had the personal pepperoni pizza and a diet coke. The pizza was $6.50 and very good. Don't remember the brand. The diet coke was $4.00 and full strength. The guy who sold it to me was nice, even when I asked for a receipt.

Hey, if you have to pay those prices, at least do it when you're on expenses!

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Just a random thought: I'd be curious to know what the profit margin is on some of these concessions?

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Just a random thought: I'd be curious to know what the profit margin is on some of these concessions?
In general, concessions are huge. Especially for some company like Delaware North or say Boston Concessions Inc..

As a rule of thumb, since it's high volume at wholesale, look at what you pay at a Supermarket or package store. Cut that by 1/2 and you are in the ballpark for wholesale cost. Then subtract that from the super inflated prices at any venue.

One of the most profitable concession venues in the area, more than the Gahden, is actually King Richard's Faire in Carver.

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Im all for shots of Crown, especially at Sully's where I went before the Home Opener, although their Jack shots are warmer than my own piss. Ugh. Nothing like a shot of heated Jack to make you yack all over yourself.

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Im all for shots of Crown, especially at Sully's where I went before the Home Opener, although their Jack shots are warmer than my own piss. Ugh. Nothing like a shot of heated Jack to make you yack all over yourself.
Warm shots rule! I order mine in a dirtly glass, hopefully with a few cracks and a chip or two along the rim.

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Beer was $6.50 @ Nationwide in Columbus last year. I don't know about this year yet. I sometimes get a soft pretzel with nacho cheese to dip it in. Sometimes I cheat and bring in my own peanut M&Ms.
That was actually one thing that pissed me off. You used to not even be searched going in there, then 9/11, bang everything changes. Ok, understandable.

It was clear at first they were interested in making sure people weren't security threats. At this point however, it is clear to me it has become a way to make sure people aren't bringing in their own refreshments.

I still manage, but it's annoying all the same.

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That was actually one thing that pissed me off. You used to not even be searched going in there, then 9/11, bang everything changes. Ok, understandable.

It was clear at first they were interested in making sure people weren't security threats. At this point however, it is clear to me it has become a way to make sure people aren't bringing in their own refreshments.

I still manage, but it's annoying all the same.
This reminds me of something that happened to me at Fenway, about 10 years ago or thereabouts. Normally I wear a Red Sox t-shirt and cap, but this time I was wearing a jean jacket and a tie-dyed t-shirt. Sure enough, I was frisked shortly after entering the gate, apparently for having the unbridled temerity to wear the aforementioned attire. The usher gave me some feeble line about being "concerend about public drunkenness". Pure nonsense. The real "concern" was ensuring that revenues from sales of exorbitantly-priced beer aren't undermined by people bringing their own booze (something which I never do, incidentally).

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