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Tukwet Canyon's Brunch with Santa!

Sunday, December 22nd 2013.
Two Seatings: 10:30am & 12:30pm
Bring your whole familyo to Tukwet Canyon to have Brunch with Santa!
Bring in a Toy for Chips for Kids and recieve $5 off per person per buffet!
Patch Reader December 17, 2013 at 07:44 PM
Ellen that is not negative, that's realistic!!! It is pricey, and I mean over the top pricey!
a litttle justice December 17, 2013 at 08:58 PM
So don't go!
Ellen Carr December 18, 2013 at 01:30 AM
To a little justice: don't fret I have no intention on going. I have better things to do with my money. Are you going to take your family there?
a litttle justice December 21, 2013 at 05:21 AM
Party of 9. Bring you a doggy bag.
Patch Reader December 23, 2013 at 01:07 PM
@Justice, so ummm where did you see that anyone of us was going? lol haha, our point was that it was pricey, so obviously we weren't going! sorry you didn't catch on. :-)
Ellen Carr December 23, 2013 at 04:34 PM
Thanks, Patch Reader, my point exactly! MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Patch Reader December 23, 2013 at 05:30 PM
You are very welcome Ellen. Some things just fly right over their heads! And have a very Merry Christmas to you as well!
a litttle justice December 23, 2013 at 06:20 PM
Patch Reader & Ellen. Nothing went over my head, I knew you weren't going. I just don't understand why you all felt the need to be negative about a local business. Especially you Ellen! Your non profit, I'm sure could use all the support it could possibly get.
ATC December 23, 2013 at 06:47 PM
As if Morongo can't afford to provide a buffet meal at a reasonable price. Which would also result in more toys donated for the charity, wouldn't it? Yup, Greed at it's finest!
beaumontdave December 23, 2013 at 08:25 PM
It was reasonable and good today [Mon.], $8.95 with a player's card. They call it a Mexican lunch, but there's a big variety. Load up and find Santa somewhere else.
beaumontdave December 23, 2013 at 08:26 PM
At the casino, that is.
Jill December 23, 2013 at 08:32 PM
I attended Tukwet Canyons "Brunch with Santa" with my daughter and a group of friends. We had a great time. Our kids really enjoyed meeting santa and writing their christmas list with him. Our group really enjoyed the buffet as well. Excelent selection of food. They had a kids section of the buffet that was a real nice touch. We definetly got our moneys worth. $15.95 was a very resonable price. All in all, well worth it. It was an experience that our daughters will never forget. We are looking forward to Tukwet Canyons next events.
Ellen Carr December 24, 2013 at 01:06 AM
I'm not bashing Tukwet Canyon but $15.95 for a child's buffet still seems over the top for me. What about families who have more than 1 child? By the way did you eat? Maybe you're more fortunate than many of the people I know. As ATC said, a more reasonable meal would mean more toys for the less fortunate kids. Jill if you read the last line of my post I wrote my opinion. That's me as an individual not my rescue. I'm allowed to express my opinion. My opinion is just that, my opinion and has nothing to do with the rescue. If I speak about the rescue I state I'm writing for the rescue. Yes, I'd love to have support from local businesses but I still have a "life" other than the rescue and I intend to live my life. If someone doesn't like my opinion, I would hope they could separate my life from the rescue. They are two distinct entities.
a litttle justice December 24, 2013 at 04:46 AM
Beaumont Resident. It was well attended and well received. Ellen, who started the comments, is why there are not many opportunities here in the Pass. It is a mentality that needs to be abandoned. And Ellen, in spite of your right to say anything you wish, it will negatively impact your mission. Local business and community members I'm sure are a great source of support and alienating any of them is not a wise fundraising model. ATC. Morongo does too many things for these Pass communities for them to be bashed for being in business. And yes, they can afford it or they wouldn't do it. Read the story about 3,000 kids going shopping, and 1000's of Turkeys, etc, etc. You get the point! Don't you?
Ellen Carr December 24, 2013 at 05:18 AM
Don't blame me for the lack of opportunities in the Pass. It's not my fault for the failure of the Pass to thrive. Since when is one person's opinion responsible for the failure of an entire area. In past posts, on other topics, you seem to "jump" on what I say. If you have a personal problem with me please have the courtesy of contacting me privately. If you don't like my opinion then please don't read it. Maybe I should start writing under a "made up" name like you. In that way I can say what I want when I want without being criticized. You hide behind your aka at least I'm who I say I am. Enough said on this topic! That's my opinion!!
Patch Reader December 24, 2013 at 02:09 PM
@ Justice, you are absolutely right, they do tons of stuff for the community, so it makes sense......they need to make up all that donated money somehow! @ATC yes if it were a reasonable price then yes I'm sure more toys would of been donated. So since when did it become acceptable to discriminate those who make less money?.......... It should of been reasonable for all families, and the fact is that it wasn't! So for a family of 5 would of been 89.75 (tax not included) then you have the expense of purchasing a toy. So you are looking at least a hundred dollars, you don't have to be a rocket scientist to know that this is expensive. Those of us who actually count our dollars and spend wisely can agree that this was too much.
Alexander Cuttleworth January 01, 2014 at 12:19 AM
I know I'm way behind on this. My sister and I invited a couple to join us, at a casual Beaumont restaurant for dinner tonight, to celebrate a special occasion. 4 entrees, 1 bottle of reasonably priced wine and a soft drink for me. No dessert and no bar drinks. The bill came to (with tip) $101.78. I wish we had celebrated early and gone to the Santa Brunch. Needless to say, we will not be returning to that restaurant. Patch Reader, most of us count our money but Brunch with Santa was a special occasion and perhaps people felt it was worth it. We all have a choice to go or not. You said 'when did it become acceptable to discriminate those who make less money?' Do you say that to all merchants? Do you ask that of the grocery store when you don't like the price of milk? It's not discrimination. It's reality.
Patch Reader January 02, 2014 at 12:16 PM
Obviously you have no clue as to what my comment was referring too so what you have just said to me is irrelevant! Maybe you should read the prior comments. SO all your blah blah about the price of milk and all that garbage doesn't hold merit as to who I was commenting to. How could you even compare luxury to necessity LOL ahhhhh you people make me laugh!
Patch Reader January 02, 2014 at 12:20 PM
Sure is funny when Myself my husband and our three children went to the Beaumont Cafe we spent a little over $45 dollars, including drinks and tip......... Of course we had no interest in ordering wine (at any place considering it's a rip off) like I said some of us count our dollars a little more wisely. Maybe you should of ordered something a little cheaper if you didn't like the price!
Renee January 02, 2014 at 07:25 PM
It all comes down to Choices... I actually LOVE the brunch the Golf Course does on Holidays.. Thank you Morongo.. Beaumont Cafe recycles their coffee..watched it happen twice, on the same visit.. The waitress poured what was left from a table she cleared into the coffee pot pitcher and put the glass coffee pitcher back on the coffee maker. THAN another waitress a few mins or so later, grabbed it and poured it into another customers cup.. That is the honest truth... I called the waitress over nicely and asked her about it and she pretended she did not understand what I meant. Before i asked the waitress about it and after the first time, i wasn't too sure what i just seen take place so i had my mom watch and sure enough.... they did it again. What do you all think about that?? Oh and yes, i have ate there since then. Gross but true...
Washy January 02, 2014 at 10:15 PM
So Patch Reader are you saying all cars should be priced the same, all house, all everything. Do you go to Katsu in LA and cry this is discrimination against the poor because you cannot afford to eat there. Do you cry at Chili's Let me just say this for the dumb asses here IT WAS A CHARITY EVENT...for the "poor" There was a lunch and Santa at the event where the children received the toys and that was free...OH NO the rich couldn't go OH NO discrimination!!!
Ellen Carr January 02, 2014 at 11:18 PM
Washy, in the left bottom of the flier it states the toys were part of a toy drive for CHIP. Unless I misunderstood what you posted the kids at the brunch didn't receive toys, they gave toys. For giving a toy they received $5 off of their "brunch with Santa."
Alexander Cuttleworth January 02, 2014 at 11:22 PM
Thank you, Jessica, for the heads up on the Beaumont Cafe. We don't eat out very often, regardless of what Patch Reader thinks, but re-using the coffee is disgusting!
Washy January 03, 2014 at 07:45 AM
BTW that is one of the "cleaner" things we saw done at Beaumont Cafe We saw a nose picking waitress make a salad right after (and she was 1st knuckle deep in her nose) We saw utensils dropped and picked back up and set on tables
Washy January 03, 2014 at 07:46 AM
No the toys that were given out to kids (AT CHRISTMAS) were given out at a (different) lunch for the kids and their families. My point is there are rewards for working hard and those rewards mean you get to do things some people cannot afford
Washy January 03, 2014 at 08:50 AM
PS if more people realized what the rewards for hard work in school and on the job meant they would be less likely to allow your city to be over taken by the "warehouse" industry.
Alexander Cuttleworth January 04, 2014 at 12:51 AM
Washy, this time I totally agree with you. Whatever happened to pride in your work as well as working to get ahead? It's not just working for more money, but also for one's own personal satisfaction and self esteem. It seems to have disappeared over the last 30 years, and it's always the fault of someone else. While I agree that it's sad when families can't plan ahead for a special occasion whether a Brunch with Santa or a trip to Disneyland, it's not discrimination. I would enjoy going to Disneyland but the price is too high. Am I blaming Disneyland, the magic kingdom for children, for have such high prices. Of course not and it's not discrimination against my son. We'll save until we can afford to go...being wise with our money, of course. PS..Washy and Jessica, did you let the Health Dept know about your observations at the Beaumont Cafe? They will investigate.
Renee January 05, 2014 at 01:10 PM
Beaumont Cafe you are in alert.. Step it up. Please everyone post your horror stories you in counter at any local restaurant.. Let's also post about the places we enjoy and keep it worth talking about. My new best experience is the new sushi place in cherry valley on Beaumont cross over Nancy. I like city sushi but this new place rocks..
Renee January 05, 2014 at 01:13 PM
Alexander- I didn't and for whatever reason I didn't even think to do that.. I will check into that..
Alexander Cuttleworth January 07, 2014 at 08:38 PM
Jessica, it really works and the Health Dept does check it out. I had called once concerning a Banning market and the rotten meat smell. The store temporarily closed and then re-opened much cleaner (and much better smelling!)

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