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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian15 May 2021 8:15 p.m. PST

Imagine that your favorite large gaming convention or show has a five-stall food court within or nearby. Which dining selections would you like to see, by food type or popular chain?

PzGeneral15 May 2021 8:21 p.m. PST


Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP15 May 2021 9:47 p.m. PST

German – Stout Ale/Alt Bier
Russian – Vodka
East Med – Ouzo/Raki
Far East – Sake/Soju/Pisang
Baltic – Balzams

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2021 10:05 p.m. PST

Specialty Coffee

Wargamer Blue16 May 2021 12:03 a.m. PST

Aussie meat pies and sausage rolls

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP16 May 2021 1:24 a.m. PST

I suspect what we suggest and what would make a profit are very different.

I would vote for McDonalds as they have a range of foods, good quality and vey cheap.
This would allow gamers to get sustenance quickly and often.

If I were going to suggest just what I like and make no concession to anyone else or commercial sensibleness then a soup kitchen with a selection of wholesome soups, lovely fresh breads, water and fruit.

I'll get my coat….


Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2021 1:36 a.m. PST


Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2021 3:24 a.m. PST

In the UK – bacon rolls. Nothing else needed :)

The most ridiculous wargaming show food story I've encountered, at WMMS a few years back. The show opens at 1000, the cafe runs out of bacon for bacon rolls at 1005. Near mutiny before someone dashed to the cash & carry to restock

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2021 4:31 a.m. PST


That's breakfast and lunch. In the evening, I'll leave the facility in search of a chicken salad or a steak and potato.

Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2021 4:40 a.m. PST

Tacos Good food truck style w/ fish, chicken, pork or beef
Chickie's and Pete's

Andoreth16 May 2021 4:47 a.m. PST

German (Bratwurst)

But just remember NOBODY brings food or sticky fingers to the table if they expect to be allowed to play.

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2021 5:37 a.m. PST

Soft Pretzels
Wholesome American Real Meal

Rotundo16 May 2021 7:06 a.m. PST

So, Valley Forge has a court. Dunkin Doughnuts, Pizza, noodle bar, flat top grill (burgers/dogs/cheesesteaks). This was fine for breakfast and lunch. Nothing was great, nothing was horrible. Just fuel. A real live example.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2021 11:34 a.m. PST

As long they have burgers, hot dogs, pizza (slices or small pies), and salad, I'm good for the convention.

Frenetic Hussar16 May 2021 2:42 p.m. PST

Yeah, a food court at a convention would be very convenient. Especially when you have limited time between games and/or going through the dealer's hall. When more time is available, I like to go off-site to a better restaurant with friends. For the food court, my palate would find acceptable:
1)a grill for burgers, dogs, steak, sausage
2) pizza
3) Chinese inspired dishes
4) Mexican style or Chipotle
5) coffee, beer, water, and other adult beverages

That would give me suitable variety for snacks or quick meals during a multi-day gaming convention

HMS Exeter16 May 2021 8:20 p.m. PST


In 2019 the sub place made a solid B+ steak sub, FWIW.
The pizza place's cheese slice was a C, again, FWIW.

No telling if either place is unchanged, FWIW.

HMS Exeter16 May 2021 8:29 p.m. PST

Hand carved beef and pork roast.

Cafeteria line tacos and fajitas.

Hot dogs that have been marinating in sauer kraut for about the last 6 weeks.

Cold cut subs slathered with mayonnaise and sealed in cling wrap since Noah got off the boat.

Hot pretzels and nachos covered in Velveeta.

Wait, wait…I was having a flashback.

But the ice cream wasn't bad.

Rotundo16 May 2021 8:34 p.m. PST

I am from Philadelphia. I would not eat that, let alone call it a cheesesteak. No need to call it a sub. We call it just a cheesesteak.

Rustycop Retired 201916 May 2021 9:58 p.m. PST

A sub is a cold or hot sandwich served on a torpedo roll. Not a hoagie.

Tumbleweed Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2021 5:40 a.m. PST

Chicago style Italian beef & hot dogs

North Carolina style barbecue (Pulled-pork)

Japanese sushi (The original expedient for the gambling samurai who has to get to a game quickly)

Philly cheesesteaks

Tex-Mex (As prepared in the Southwest U.S. with fresh ingredients)

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