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October 29 – November 1, 2020

Check this site in the spring of 2020 for information about our 45th WeeM!

Hospitality

As always, we look forward to bringing you a massive feast throughout the weekend. In addition to salty, sweet, and savory snacks; soda/pop, wine, wine coolers, and beer; and our 24-hour salad bar, all served throughout the weekend, you can expect the following meals at the listed times:

  • Thursday Dinner: 7 - 8:30 PM
    Catered by Pita Inn - Mediterranean foods including assorted appetizers, entreés & sides - (some foods GF, however, their kitchens are not GF certified)
  • Friday Breakfast: 8 - 9:30 AM
    Continental Breakfast - Bagels & Schmear, Hot (microwavable) & Cold Cereals (some GF), Fruit, Yogurt, Milk, Coffee, Juices
  • Friday Lunch: Noon - 1:15 PM
    Award-winning bratwurst (GF) from Ream’s Market or Vegetarian Dogs (V), along with Toppings accompanied by Sides
  • Friday Dinner: 6 - 7:30 PM
    Italian Night (will include V option)
  • Saturday Breakfast: 8 - 9:30 AM
    Continental Breakfast plus Hot Breakfast Specials … Scrambled Eggs (V); Egg, Sausage & Potato Bake; Waffles (V), and Breakfast Meats (Bacon is GF)
  • Saturday Lunch: Noon - 1:15 PM
    Pulled Pork or Pulled Chicken Sandwiches; Veggie Burgers(V); Baked Potato Bar(V) with a Selection of Toppings
  • Saturday Dinner:
    Per our WeeM tradition, no dinner will be served on Saturday night so you can enjoy one of our local restaurants (see below)
  • Sunday Breakfast: 8 - 9:30 AM
    Continental Breakfast plus Hot Breakfast Specials … Scrambled Eggs (V), Egg, Sausage & Potato Bake; Waffles (V), and Breakfast Meats (Bacon is GF)
  • Sunday Lunch: Noon - Gone
    WeeM Style (a.k.a. leftovers!)

(V) = vegetarian      (GF) = gluten free

Snacks:

We know that Mensans love to eat…all the time, day and night. We will have snacks available 24 hours a day, including:

  • Drinks - milk, juice, soda, hot chocolate, coffee, hot tea, iced tea
  • Salty and sweet snacks - chips, pretzels, candy, cookies, ice cream, many & more
  • Salad bar will be available 24 hours with salad, fruit, cheese and other yummy noshy bits

We (Susan and Rhonda, the Hospitality Chairs) will be around for any questions, comments, and concerns.

No dinner on Saturday?

It’s a regional gathering tradition that Saturday is a separate meal from the RG hospitality meals and offerings. In the past, we offered a banquet on Saturday night, but by popular demand, we have shifted to this being a time when you can plan a meal or outing with friends to enjoy on-site and nearby restaurant offerings. Below is a list of links to some terrific restaurants, sorted by their proximity to the hotel. Visit the links for full menus, prices, and to find out if reservations are recommended (or required). The hotel website also includes a list of restaurants nearby.

On-site Dining:

  • Saranello's - Italian, casual, part of the Lettuce Entertain You group

Walking Distance:

  • Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Northwest US fusion, upscale, in the parking lot of the Westin
  • Spears - Bourbon, Burgers, & Beer, casual, in the parking lot (NNW) of the Westin
  • Buca di Beppo - Family-style Italian, casual, across the street from the Westin (Prior Chair's recommendation - make sure to take a group or a hearty appetite. The portions are HUGE!)
  • Benihana - Japanese, casual, across the street and 0.7 miles south from the Westin (Prior Chair's recommendation - Yes, it’s a well-known chain, but it's so much fun! How can you get tired of onion volcanoes?)

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