spinnaker007 Senior Member Joined: 24 Apr 2003 Posts: 1,783 Location: Chicago! Expertise: I like coffee
Posted Fri Dec 9, 2005, 8:14pm Subject: Re: 2006 Great Lakes Regional Barista Competition
I think it is best to go on both days, but if you can only go for one day, then make it for the final. They also need volunteers for the event. I did it last time, and it was fun. I got to see some great stuff up close.
schrodingers_cup Senior Member Joined: 14 Mar 2005 Posts: 79 Location: minneapolis Expertise: Pro Barista
Espresso: Brewtus Grinder: mazzer mini Vac Pot: Santos Drip: melitta cone Roaster: hot top
Posted Mon Dec 26, 2005, 2:59pm Subject: Re: 2006 Great Lakes Regional Barista Competition
Hey all, I am planning on sneaking down there from minneapolis to give her a looksy. I would like to volunteer but do not know how reliable my schedule is just yet. Any one have recomendations for affordable out of towner accomidations for two folks driving in?
JCunningham Senior Member Joined: 7 Dec 2004 Posts: 175 Location: Chicago Expertise: Professional
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Posted Wed Dec 28, 2005, 4:52pm Subject: Re: 2006 Great Lakes Regional Barista Competition
Mike, I am not sure if there is a discount hotel deal set up, but typically the more "affordable" hotels/lodging in the city are the chains, Holiday Inn, Days Inn, etc...If you want to stay close to the event, you could stay downtown, somewhere near the mag mile would not be a long cab or bus ride... Or if you wanted to stay in in Lakeview, which is a pretty fun, bustling neighborhood, a lot of Intelly customers stay at the Days Inn, which is a 5 minute walk to our Broadway store; but you would be looking at a cross town drive (20minutes) to the event. Tons to do and see around there. http://travel.yahoo.com/p-hotel-396426-days_inn_lincoln_park_north-i;_ylt=Ap8a2zS1cGc5M80cMxnxV2EJ8b8F
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