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Old 02-11-2021, 10:13 PM   #1
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Over the years, we have really enjoyed the VK, and will be back more often after we get the vaccine, #1 next week.....we have been real sissies lately, but can’t wait to get back out there regularly. Their home cooked meals are very good, and the prime rib on Saturdays......excellent! ⭐️
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Old 02-12-2021, 07:27 AM   #2
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Over the years, we have really enjoyed the VK, and will be back more often after we get the vaccine, #1 next week.....we have been real sissies lately, but can’t wait to get back out there regularly. Their home cooked meals are very good, and the prime rib on Saturdays......excellent! ⭐️
Love the Village Kitchen! Great food, fair price, and a staff that makes every visit pleasant. During the past year many restaurants didn't survive and closed down. It is great that the VK continued on and survived. We hope to be able to go there for many more years.
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Old 02-12-2021, 08:07 AM   #3
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Went to VK for the first time a week ago during the week. There weren't many people inside but they had a lot of take out. I had the steak tip dinner.
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Love the Village Kitchen! Great food, fair price, and a staff that makes every visit pleasant. During the past year many restaurants didn't survive and closed down. It is great that the VK continued on and survived. We hope to be able to go there for many more years.
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Old 02-12-2021, 04:59 PM   #4
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Went to VK for the first time a week ago during the week. There weren't many people inside but they had a lot of take out. I had the steak tip dinner.

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They taking plastic yet ?
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Old 02-12-2021, 05:37 PM   #5
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No plastic. Cash only. There is an ATM there. Should not keep anyone from enjoying a great and affordable meal!

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I always have cash on me, I'm old school.
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It's funny the differences between generations—though I keep cash in a few places for easy access in emergencies, I never have it in my wallet. In fact, I sold my old snowblower this week and threw the cash in a piggy bank and ended up paying with a debit card for a few Valentine's Day cards at the Dollar Tree today. Weird.

In any case, I've used checks the (few) times I've been to VK. (That's weirder, I think, for my generation).

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Old 02-13-2021, 05:55 AM   #8
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How many times is this going to be discussed? VK is a very successful business. Obviously what he does works for him. Either bring cash or don't go. Simple.
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in Phoenix some small proprietors are now accepting Venmo. I think if it comes from your debit card there is no fee on either side. I know in my case that is true. Might be an option for VK
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I am with you Tis, stop with credit card bs already! The thread is about the great place that the VK is, as well as their awesome staff, and dealing with the virus etc... Stop with the no credit card slant on the thread every time!!!! We all pretty much understand cash or checks, if you don't like it; eat somewhere else to get your points or whatever it is that you like about the plastic, Jesus Mary and Joseph, they made a business decision umpteen years ago and that's there prerogative! BTW the VK and their entire staff rock!!!
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I am with you Tis, stop with credit card bs already! The thread is about the great place that the VK is, as well as their awesome staff, and dealing with the virus etc... Stop with the no credit card slant on the thread every time!!!! We all pretty much understand cash or checks, if you don't like it; eat somewhere else to get your points or whatever it is that you like about the plastic, Jesus Mary and Joseph, they made a business decision umpteen years ago and that's there prerogative! BTW the VK and their entire staff rock!!!

Exactly and it wouldn't be so bad if it hadn't been discussed umpteen times!!
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I am with you Tis, stop with credit card bs already! The thread is about the great place that the VK is, as well as their awesome staff, and dealing with the virus etc... Stop with the no credit card slant on the thread every time!!!! We all pretty much understand cash or checks, if you don't like it; eat somewhere else to get your points or whatever it is that you like about the plastic, Jesus Mary and Joseph, they made a business decision umpteen years ago and that's there prerogative! BTW the VK and their entire staff rock!!!
Does Jesus, Mary, and Joseph own VK? Holy prime rib!
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Does Jesus, Mary, and Joseph own VK? Holy prime rib!
Nope, these folks do

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I am with you Tis, stop with credit card bs already! ..................... Stop with the no credit card slant on the thread every time!!!!
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Old 02-14-2021, 01:17 PM   #15
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Default credit card BS; one more thought

When a credit card is used, the establishment pays a fee, not insignificant in such a tight profit business. And in my experience, it also comes out of the tip...you leave $10, the waitstaff gets nine dollars and change...PIA too. Not to mention the extra time and paperwork.
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When a credit card is used, the establishment pays a fee, not insignificant in such a tight profit business. And in my experience, it also comes out of the tip...you leave $10, the waitstaff gets nine dollars and change...PIA too. Not to mention the extra time and paperwork.
I always tip more on card, always—mostly because it's not real money.

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I hardly ever have cash on me. I'm old but new school!
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JMHO: Credit card or cash at restaurants. Here's the choices:

If you want to go to a restaurant and it allows payment by credit or debit card, feel free to use either to pay for your meal, or you can of course pay cash.

If you want to go to a restaurant that does not allow credit or debit card payments, there are 3 choices: Go to the bank to get cash; go to an ATM to get cash (usually one on site); or go to a place that accepts plastic.

We've gone to the VK a few times (wrong side of the lake for us) and used the ATM there. We go to Pop's and get cash from TDBank or Pop's ATM. Ditto for any other business that is cash only. I do not expect any business to change their model for my benefit. It has worked for them for many years, it's working for them in current times, and most likely will continue to do so in the future.

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If you have no cash, how do you tip when there isn't a bill? Hotel bellman, valet parking, gas dock, piano man, etc.
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Wifey and I had lunch at the VK today.

The food was great as was the service.

We'll go again soon.
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I hope they took your VISA! 😂😂😂😂😂
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Had early dinner (4:45 pm) last Friday at VK. The broiled haddock special was worth the trip from Alton. Only 3 cars in the lot and 3 booths occupied. There were many takeout orders called in when I was there. Glad to see the takeout business is keeping them going. When I left 3 snowmobiles pulled in for dinner. Can't wait to go back.
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Last Friday was very busy in Meredith because of the fishing derby so I'm surprised VK wasn't busy. We tried to get into the Mug and it was packed.
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Since COVID started I try very hard to not touch cash.
Cash is normally pretty filthy to begin with.
With COVID it’s just asking for trouble.

The few times I’ve used cash since COVID I said keep the change.
Gets expensive buying an ice cream cone when you only have a $20, but I did exactly that a few times last summer. Figured they could use it any way.
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I find just the opposite. I always spend more on a credit card. Yes cash is filthy but I live on the edge.Besides, you are more likely to contract covid through the air than from contact of contaminated surfaces. You may have paid $20 for a covid flavored ice cream.
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Since COVID started I try very hard to not touch cash.
Cash is normally pretty filthy to begin with.
With COVID it’s just asking for trouble.

The few times I’ve used cash since COVID I said keep the change.
Gets expensive buying an ice cream cone when you only have a $20, but I did exactly that a few times last summer. Figured they could use it any way.
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Since this is a VK thread, I will not deviate. We have been loyal VK customers for over 20 years. It became a family "big deal" to have each of our grandkids visit the VK within 2 weeks of birth...just a "thing" we had to do. Crazy for sure, but....! We got there for all 6 grandkids who all still love the VK.

As far as VK is concerned, I really do not carry a lot of cash, as with today's prices of goods, it seems I would need a lot of it in my wallet. That said, we keep a cash supply for tips and almost always write a check at VK. No issues from them but also we make sure the tips are cash only.

So there is always a clear way to enjoy the VK and still not be tied to hard cash or credit cards. I like that they keep the prices as low as possible and not have to pass on credit card fees. Love the business model...it works well and I hope they continue it for a long time!!!
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If you have no cash, how do you tip when there isn't a bill? Hotel bellman, valet parking, gas dock, piano man, etc.
Venmo - I've done it a fair amount.
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Valet parking? Bellman?! I think we live very different lives.

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