East Van Meetup? April 21, 2007 2:37 PM   Subscribe

Off the back of this AskMe, I propose an East Van meetup sometime in the next couple of weeks. Weekends are out for me (for the next couple of weeks, anyway), but I work more or less in the area, so after work at 8ish somewhere on Main would be good...who's in?
posted by Jon Mitchell to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:37 PM (17 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I'm in. Can't do mondays, and occasionally can't do thursdays, but other nights are free.
posted by PercussivePaul at 4:29 PM on April 21, 2007


I can't do Thursdays and need a couple of weeks' notice (at least) for any weekend.

Main Street? The Drive? What kind of meet? Coffee? Food and drink? Cafe Calabria? Locus? Wazubee?
posted by solid-one-love at 6:14 PM on April 21, 2007


I can't do thursdays either, or mondays, usually.

So: Wednesday May 2nd? That gives people a week or so's notice.

The Drive could be good, actually, I rarely go there, and new places are a good thing. I've not been to any of those places bar Wazubee, but I'd happily try any of them.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 6:32 PM on April 21, 2007


Oh! There is a new bar on the drive I've been meaning to check out. I think it's called The Charlatan. It's a few blocks north of first. Looks like a nice pub.

Except my brother is visiting that week and we might already have plans.
posted by PercussivePaul at 8:00 PM on April 21, 2007


Would you people welcome a newcomer? I think I could make it to May 2nd.
posted by tickingclock at 9:24 PM on April 21, 2007


I was at The Charlatan this afternoon with a friend as it was nice out, and their patio's not bad. It was the second time we'd been there. Their fries are killer - a mix of potato, yam, and sweet potato with a balsamic reduction. mmmm. They've got lots of beer on tap too. The general food menu is the usual West Coast fusion stuff, and good. They make their veggie burger on site, and it's yummay. The meat burger's a little on the small side, but it's ok for $10. IIRC, other (main) dishes are 14-16, and beer is 4.50 - 5.50/pint, so the pricing's pretty standard. If anyone's wondering about the location, it's here (on the NW corner of the intersection of Grant & Commercial).
I could do May 2nd too, as far as I know. Oh, and tickingclock? Of course!
posted by Zack_Replica at 10:52 PM on April 21, 2007


Oh, I should point out that if we do decide on Main St. I'd vote against Locus. The food's gone downhill (portions cut in half, and not really good anymore), and the service has been sucking too. The Main isn't bad, and The Reef is one of my faves. (All of which are Main & 26th sort of area.) Not really sure about other places, but the last time I went to Sawasdee (sp?) (Thai food) it was amazing, but not really the place for a meetup. It's more about dining.
posted by Zack_Replica at 11:03 PM on April 21, 2007


The Charlatan gets my vote...
posted by Jon Mitchell at 10:31 AM on April 22, 2007


Sorry to have to miss this-- our housing co-op is having a meeting with a rep from City Hall that evening to deliver our feelings on the Mt. Pleasant Community Plan (as in, we'd really rather not have a major artery put in behind our building-- so wish us luck).
posted by jokeefe at 7:11 AM on April 24, 2007


I can probably come to that... Consider me a maybe.
posted by vernondalhart at 1:04 PM on April 26, 2007


I'd be in for May 2nd as far as I know.
posted by concreteforest at 1:28 PM on April 26, 2007


So... could I get confirmation for this meet-up? Charlatan at 8pm on Wednesday? How will I find you guys?
posted by tickingclock at 11:23 PM on April 30, 2007


Sounds good, tickingclock...I'll try and fashion some sort of MeFi sign for easy recognizability. I don't have any pics on line, but I am bald/shaven headed, about 5'8, and if I don't have an English accent when you talk to me, you've got the wrong guy.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 8:42 AM on May 1, 2007


The timing is looking a little dodgy for me... I'll have to see if I can make it - if I'm not there by 8, then I probably won't be. Grrr. Have fun!
posted by Zack_Replica at 10:41 PM on May 1, 2007


I'll be there at around 8 tonight. I'm about 6 ft, brown hair, glasses and I'll probably be wearing a blue peacoat if it continues to pour like it did this morning.
posted by concreteforest at 10:54 AM on May 2, 2007


nice to meet you all that were there! Not sure if it was just me but was it hard to hear everyone in there?
posted by concreteforest at 12:11 AM on May 3, 2007


It was a little tough, yeah....still, good to meet you guys!
posted by Jon Mitchell at 12:26 PM on May 3, 2007


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