Choosing a Finish Location
A good finish location will have many of the following characteristics:
- Place orders at the counter – so each person or group of people can order and pay separately
- Various types of food – because not everyone wants the same thing (not even pizza)
- Open late – to allow at least an hour after the finish closes for protests, announcements, awards, and discussion
- Good lighting – so people can read the critique
- Plenty of room – so everyone gets a seat (including normal non-rallyist customers, if we don't have a room/area reserved)
- Near the rallye's end – because no one likes long final traverses to the finish
The following have been used as finish locations for past rallyes.
San Jose Round Table Pizza
- Address: 4400 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose
- Reservations: 866-642-8950
- Phone: 408-983-0900
- Large rooms that we can reserve; plenty of room for 30+ cars (depending on how many rooms we get)
- TV screens that we can connect to the computerized scoring system
- About 15 minutes from Larry's AutoWorks
Jake's of Sunnyvale
- Address: 174 E Fremont Avenue, Sunnyvale
- Phone: 408-720-8884
- Cannot reserve rooms; usually enough room for 12-15 cars
- Can be crowded/noisy, especially for big sporting events
Jake's of Saratoga
- Address: 12175 Saratoga Sunnyvale Road, Saratoga
- Phone: 408-257-5858
- Address: 1777 S Bascom Avenue, Campbell
- Phone: 408-559-7930
Mountain Mike's Pizza
- Address: 301 E Hamilton Avenue, Campbell
- Phone: (408) 378-9090
- Webpage: https:// www. mountainmikespizza. com /locations/hamilton-e-hamilton/
- They have a reservable room, but may want a deposit toward purchases.
- They have more room than Jakes of Saratoga, but is very noisy.
(Used by Dave and Cris in February, 2019.)
Armadillo Willy's BBQ
- Address: Address: 1031 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos
- URL: http://www.armadillowillys.com/armadillo_willys_bbq_los_altos.asp
- Phone: (650) 941-2922
- There's a room that can be reserved that might hold the people from a dozen cars or so.
Giovanni's New York Pizzaria
- Address: 1127 N Lawrence Expressway at lakehaven
- URL: www.giovannisnypizza.com
- Phone: (408) 734-4221
- There is a reserveable side room with long tables.
- Tell them we expect 50 people, so they won't seat others in this side room.
- Waiters take orders and deliver food, so a tip is expected.
- Open Saturdays until 9:30 PM.
- Address: 919 E Duane Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085
- URL: pizzadepotsunnyvale.com
- Phone: (408) 245-7760
This is not as nice as others, but is pretty empty on Saturday nights. Could be noisy nonetheless, since they have pinball and arcade games.