Downtown Dishcrawl event is tomorrow night Restaurants, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on Mar 27, 2011 at 10:53 pm
An interactive website to help connect people with food is launching in Pleasanton and the organization is hosting a "Downtown Dishcrawl" tomorrow night at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 29. Four downtown restaurants will be featured. Cost is $26. To reserve tickets, visit [Web Link www.dishcrawl/discoverpl]. This event is family friendly.
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Posted by Karl, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Mar 28, 2011 at 1:15 pm
Great, another event for the bourgeois upper crust of Pleasanton. Where's the fairness? Where's the 'Dishcrawl' (what a dumb-ass name) for the proletariat? Where's the event for the dishwashers and waitstaff who are forced to endure banal conversations?
Posted by Agreed, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Mar 28, 2011 at 2:37 pm
"Dishcrawl"... what the heck were they thinking? Attractive name? Not. I never understood the appeal of the "Winecrawl/Wine Crawl" moniker, either. It honestly sounds like a bunch of inebriated, well-to-do residents and their friends so drunk that they have to crawl on the sidewalks from one shop to the next station and hope to keep their embossed wineglasses from sloshing or shattering along the way. Which may be the truth? Or is the official name in Pleasanton "Wine Stroll" as opposed to Livermore's "Wine Crawl", but everyone knows the outcome is the same?
Posted by @karlmarx, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Mar 28, 2011 at 5:31 pm
@karl - Unfortunately it's probably too late for this year but maybe you can get a pro-bono legal team together for next year to sue so that the restaurants will be forced to offer below market value meals to the less fortunate. I'm sure, as you point out, the dishcrawl will be mostly attended by a very non-diverse group of folks and we can't have that. You should sue to make sure that it can be attended by all, regardless of whether or not they have disposable funds to gallivant around town enjoying the fruits of their labor. How dare they!!
Posted by Karl, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Mar 29, 2011 at 8:24 am
Don't be absurd: lawyers are not the solution. They feed off society like the parasites they are.
Why don't these restaurants offer this type of event and make it open to everyone? Pleasanton can certainly afford it, perhaps the city should share in the costs. After all, shouldn't all citizens be able to enjoy everything this city has to offer? Our teachers certainly can't afford $26 for a meal, but they and their families deserve it just as much as anyone.
Posted by @karlmarx, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Mar 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm
@karl. ha, apparently you missed my sarcasm and I incorrectly interpreted your post as comedy.
If the waitstaff and teachers have it so bad is it really *my* responsibility to provide them with dishcrawl? As you're aware (but some others may not think about it) the 'city' doesn't just print money or get things for free - it would have to come from taxes. You see, you're proposing a very slippery slope, assuming that everyone is entitled to the same things. Is that really what you want? Mediocrity for all? That sounds lazy, and frankly un-American. Everybody it seems wants a bailout. How about dealing with the world the way it is, not how you'd like it to be.
Have a degree but not enough pay??? Then you need to find a better paying job or live somewhere cheaper. Bad job, no degree? Sorry, but that's your fate unless you get some marketable skills. Not everybody gets a dishcrawl. I suppose that the car dealers should give out free cars to those who can't afford them (or certainly to teachers, right?). Maybe the 'city' should pay for that too.
My guess is that people on serious budget generally see these events as noise. They're thinking about their next meal or loan payment, not dishcrawls.
If you can't afford the event the city puts on plenty of free events in the summer that don't consist of fine dining.