I wont know if I can make it until we get closer to the date, but I might make the drive to meet some more of you guys. As far as restaurants go, the main thing that's going to dictate the choice is whether they serve alcohol or not. When we got together out here, Golden Corral ended up being the best choice. IHOP was another option. Those are reallythe only two places around here, other than fast food, that don't serve alcohol.
I wouldn't worry about a restaurant being open carry "friendly". The less of a deal we make about it, the better. I've considered calling a restaurant in the past to make sure they were ok with it, but I decided not to. Why give them a chance to say no? lol