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NYC Meetup. Saturday December 15th. 6:00 pm. Cafe Katja

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posted by Stynxno to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:34 AM (86 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

Thank you, thank you.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:35 AM on November 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


This place is new and seems very exciting.
posted by hermitosis at 7:39 AM on November 15, 2007


It's pretty small, right? Will it be able to handle the legions of Mefites that are sure to attend?

At any rate, I hope to be one of the horde. I always say that, and never make it, but since this is a Saturday it's more likely than usual.
posted by amro at 7:53 AM on November 15, 2007


OMG, a Central European Bar that is serving Doc Brown's Cel-Ray?! I am so there.
posted by piratebowling at 7:53 AM on November 15, 2007


Hell, I might go ^_^
posted by infinityjinx at 7:56 AM on November 15, 2007


amro, I have been in touch with the owners, and I think it's going to be okay. At any given meetup, our legions seem to be between 5 and 20 people spread out over several hours, which shouldn't be too much of a strain that early in the evening.
posted by hermitosis at 7:57 AM on November 15, 2007


It's a very very small place, but my god that is some delicious food. The mixed meat 'n' cheese plate is fantastic.
posted by Greg Nog at 8:04 AM on November 15, 2007


I am so there.
posted by gaspode at 8:08 AM on November 15, 2007


Erm, not to be a pedant but do you mean Friday the 14th or Saturday the 15th?
posted by CunningLinguist at 8:36 AM on November 15, 2007


Or maybe some other year entirely?
posted by CunningLinguist at 8:36 AM on November 15, 2007


Oh boo. Saturday the 15th.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:45 AM on November 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


whoops.

the 15th / not the 14th. i fail at copy paste. i fail at life.
posted by Stynxno at 8:45 AM on November 15, 2007


BANHAMMER TIME
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:50 AM on November 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


:(
posted by Stynxno at 8:54 AM on November 15, 2007


o dam. i'm back in the states but stuck in denver/cali until the 27th. can we have a re-meet-up sometime after christmas? maybe a holiday-hangover meetup?
posted by allkindsoftime at 9:09 AM on November 15, 2007


Sometime in January, perhaps, once things die down?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:19 AM on November 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Oh, a meetup for my birthday? That's really thoughtful of you guys, but it's not 'til May.

I'LL BE THERE!
posted by breezeway at 9:45 AM on November 15, 2007


Will be there mos def. I was starting to wonder if everyone decided to go into hibernation for the winter or something.
posted by kkokkodalk at 10:02 AM on November 15, 2007


Should be there, but could be a little late due to a family birthday lunch that will likely drag through the afternoon.
posted by langeNU at 1:03 PM on November 15, 2007


MOS DEF IS GOING?!
posted by shmegegge at 1:11 PM on November 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Yea, and I heard T.I., Fall Out Boy, Bob Logan were going to be there too. Maybe Foxy Boxing as well.
posted by kkokkodalk at 1:43 PM on November 15, 2007


My two favourite things: MeFites and referees.

(Eh, I'll be in town in late April. Keep your calendars open.)
posted by maudlin at 1:53 PM on November 15, 2007


Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson will definitely be there. Definitely.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:56 PM on November 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


My birthday! Awww, you guys shouldn't. No really, you shouldn't because I can't be there. Stupid geography.
posted by deborah at 3:15 PM on November 15, 2007


...I just realized that for some reason I typed out "Foxy Boxing" like it was a proper noun...and I'm kind of sure it's not. Even if it is, let me just go on the record to say that I did not type it that way because I was being grammatically correct, but because I had a brain fart and for a split second was conflating foxy boxing with Foxy Brown.
posted by kkokkodalk at 3:56 PM on November 15, 2007


I know I've said this for the last...I don't know...four NYC meetups, but I've put this in my calendar and I really am going to try to be there. The last few have sounded like so much fun.

P.S. - date has been fixed in the sidebar but not in the title field on this page.
posted by nobody at 4:59 PM on November 15, 2007


Expect a reminder the week prior, nobody!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:55 PM on November 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Ha, I actually almost proposed a NYC meetup yesterday for the very same day (12/14).

So I may finally attend, though the menu at this place doesn't look very good.
posted by cmgonzalez at 9:16 PM on November 15, 2007


cmgonzalez, it's probably a pretty terrible menu if you're vegan, but otherwise, the food is fantastic.

And I wholeheaterdly approve of Foxy Boxing being given proper-name capitalization. I also think that kkokkodalk should change her name to Foxy Boxing. Or maybe even Foxxy Boxxing.
posted by Greg Nog at 9:45 AM on November 16, 2007


I'm a vegetarian that doesn't drink or like sour things. So I'm basically down to a pretzel or a linzer torte.
posted by cmgonzalez at 10:30 AM on November 16, 2007


ATTENTION:

*ahem*

So, I just spoke to the owner over at Katja. They're excited to have our party, and asked that I pass on the fact that they have another party coming in at 8:00.

This is fine, since usually after a couple of hours we move on (like locusts) to the next good time, but I want to suggest to you all that

A) We change the start time to 6:00, and
B) Please make an effort to be reasonably on time.

Their banquette seats about 16 and their bar about 8, so we should be fine for space. I'll do a roundup closer to the date so I can get a pretty clear look at what sort of troops we'll be invading with.

In the mean time, check out my Foxy Boxers
posted by hermitosis at 10:31 AM on November 16, 2007


Sounds good! 6 p.m., Saturday December 15th. Be on time, or miss the party.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:32 AM on November 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


How stupid would I be to try to drive in from NJ? Is there parking around the bar? (I've only ever taken the train in.)
posted by amro at 10:42 AM on November 16, 2007


The correct answer to "How stupid would I be to try to drive in from NJ?" is always "Very, very stupid. What the hell are you smoking?"
posted by mr_crash_davis at 11:05 AM on November 16, 2007


I can bring siege engines, will that be helpful to anyone?
posted by Skorgu at 11:10 AM on November 16, 2007


I don't know what that is, so yes, yes it would be.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:38 AM on November 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


Any input from anyone who doesn't live in Utah?
posted by amro at 11:44 AM on November 16, 2007


I'm into it. It's been too many weeks since a NY meetup has been on the sidebar.
posted by rmless at 11:57 AM on November 16, 2007


I'm there as long as someone promises to take pictures and someone else promises to comment on how hot I look in them.
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 2:33 PM on November 16, 2007


Maybe....attendance, not HICST's Dondi cuteness.
posted by brujita at 2:42 PM on November 16, 2007


Don't I always, Help, I can't stop talking! ?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:18 PM on November 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


Wow, brujita. I was previously unaware of Dondi's existence but now may need to upload a new user picture as a result. He officially goes on the list of people I bizarrely resemble (alongside such proud company as Alyssa Milano, Winona Ryder, and Speed Racer).
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 12:20 AM on November 17, 2007


Don't forget to bring Spritle and Chim-Chim with you, Speed!
posted by breezeway at 7:24 AM on November 17, 2007


He officially goes on the list of people I bizarrely resemble (alongside such proud company as Alyssa Milano, Winona Ryder, and Speed Racer).

Huh, I've gotten Winona Ryder, too, but that's usually from people trying to flatter me. I get Moira Kelly much more frequently, especially from The Cutting Edge time period.
posted by piratebowling at 10:33 AM on November 17, 2007


I wish someone would say I resembled someone like Winona Ryder. I don't look much like anybody or anything (I'm looking at you, dude who asked me if I was an Eskimo), and the one time someone said I resembled anyone, they said I looked like the legendary Korean singer In Soon-Ee. But I think they just said that because she's Blasian too. But it's cool. Girlfriend is fierce, and she's an awesome singer and performer.
posted by kkokkodalk at 12:03 PM on November 17, 2007


I think I'll be there. Just don't hate me for being a lurker. (I love that I am a lurker now.)
posted by riffola at 5:25 PM on November 17, 2007


I just moved from LA, where I cut my teeth on a meetup not too long ago.

I'm psyched to meet the NYC contingent.
posted by quite unimportant at 12:31 AM on November 19, 2007


I'm down. I've never been to a meetup. Is there any special protocol I should know about? Should I wear a fez?
posted by pg at 2:03 PM on November 26, 2007


Should I wear a fez?

A fez should be worn all the time not just at meetups.
posted by Stynxno at 7:18 AM on November 27, 2007


I'm looking at you, dude who asked me if I was an Eskimo...kkokkodalk, that reminds me of the Sherman Alexie poem where all sorts of people come up and ask if he's their nationality; I think it's " Because I Was in New York City Once and Have Since Become an Expert".
posted by brujita at 2:05 PM on December 2, 2007


I'll be there!
posted by spec80 at 10:57 AM on December 3, 2007


Sad news, kids. I have officially been cast in a play (that's not the sad news)... and we perform on the 15th! I won't be able to stop by and see you! And you'll all be at the meetup, so you won't be able to come see me perform! Life is unfair!
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 6:33 PM on December 5, 2007


I am a lurker as well.... and I would like to come.
I promise not to lurk in public.
posted by pseudostrabismus at 9:04 PM on December 5, 2007


Ummm, could someone confirm that the date is
SATURDAY DECEMBER 15th?
Thankee-sai.
posted by pseudostrabismus at 9:07 PM on December 5, 2007


Yes, the date is Saturday 12/15.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:44 AM on December 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


No it isn't.
posted by bingo at 7:27 PM on December 8, 2007


And I'm out - my grandmothers 85th bday celebration (yay!) was moved from a lunch to a dinner (boo!) which means I probably won't get to meet up with you folks unless I dash quickly over to Manitoba's and/or Katz's sometime later in the evening.

As such, is there any sort of consensus (or mandate from TPS/Hermitosis, given that it is their production) as to where the party will be headed post-all that Austrian goodness?
posted by langeNU at 1:10 PM on December 10, 2007


Hmmmmmmm..... let me confer with him and see if we can come up with a schedule. Otherwise, I'll send you my number.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 4:13 PM on December 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


When we leave Katja at 8 (as we must, since they have a party booked), let's go to Cake Shop on 152 Ludlow for, well, cake! And coffee and beer, etc. But mostly cake. Shouldn't be very crowded that early.
posted by hermitosis at 12:54 PM on December 11, 2007


Very good! And it looks like they're having some sort of Craft thing. I like Craft things.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:05 PM on December 11, 2007 [1 favorite]


Wonderful, well hopefully I'll be there in time for 'Melanie Moser and the eleventh hour'!
posted by langeNU at 2:17 PM on December 11, 2007


If I go to this meetup, that will be two weekends in a row... that may be MeetOverload.
posted by smackfu at 5:35 PM on December 12, 2007


Yes, yes, I think I'm there. I think.
posted by lauranesson at 6:26 PM on December 12, 2007


I'm not going to make it after all. Have fun!
posted by amro at 7:08 PM on December 13, 2007


Looks like a fun one!

(Not that I can go, but I monitor these things hoping that some day I'll be able to go to another meetup. I've seen more of you on the E/V lines in the last year than at meetups).
posted by safetyfork at 11:24 AM on December 14, 2007


I do not think i can attend, but I urge you folk to head over to roseland ballroom later (10-4) for the big rhythm review dance party, cuz it looks awesome.
posted by vrakatar at 9:23 AM on December 15, 2007


Photos! I need help with 2 handles. TPS I'm looking at you.
posted by spec80 at 8:05 PM on December 15, 2007


That was the wurst meetup ever.
posted by smackfu at 8:13 PM on December 15, 2007


spec80, that picture of me is RIDICULOUS. RIDICULOUS I say. I can't imagine what I could have been talking/yelling/singing about.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:33 PM on December 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


BEST of the wurst.

You should have seen the look on people's faces when the waitress explained to me how that one piece of wurst came stuffed with cheese and wrapped in bacon. It was like cats when they hear the can-opener.

This was my favorite meet-up in a long time. I'm really grateful to those who came and made my night. Also thanks to people for letting me nibble off of your plates.
posted by hermitosis at 9:33 PM on December 15, 2007


all you good lookin people
posted by Stynxno at 9:36 PM on December 15, 2007


Awesome meet-up!
Just to let everyone know, the picture of me cracking up was just after kkokkodalk explained to me what a "key party" is.

Can we go back there again? I want to order the violet cordial next time. (Every day I try to be more and more like hermitosis.)
posted by rmless at 9:41 PM on December 15, 2007


For a night as fucking cold as a witch's underwire, it was a pretty big group. I'd happily go back-- the management seemed thrilled to have us, and we could easily have fitted more people.

Okay, rmless, expect a full regaling of my father's redneck nuptials in the near future. In the meantime, the happy couple is registered at the Oriental Trading Company if you wish to send tidings.
posted by hermitosis at 10:00 PM on December 15, 2007


TUBA!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:07 PM on December 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


jonmc, pips, CunningLinguist and I couldn't break our reservation at Alain Ducasse, but looks like you guys did alright anyway. Very nice photos, you all look as pretty and interesting as you really are.
posted by StickyCarpet at 6:29 AM on December 16, 2007


You know, perhaps it's best I wasn't there; I probably would have used alcohol and cupcakes in an inappropriate attempt to make nobody a tad heteroflexible.
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 6:42 AM on December 16, 2007


HICCUPBURPCHACHACHA!
posted by piratebowling at 7:43 AM on December 16, 2007


Oh the hat! The hat! You know what hat I'm talking about. I wish I'd been there to bask in the warm glow of the hat in person, but we had previous plans, which we canceled because it was so freakin' cold outside.
posted by Evangeline at 11:40 AM on December 16, 2007


FUPA!!
posted by hermitosis at 11:48 AM on December 16, 2007


So in New York would a key party be with apartment keys or metrocards?

I had a great time (Great organizing job, TPS/hmt'sis/stx'no), and I'm sorry I had to leave to early.

Topics of conversation included:

Key parties (as mentioned), prenups, gingerbread Brooklyn, Berlin, Rock Band/Guitar Hero, making your own pasta that's not called pasta (hint: use a plastic bag and scissors), a hat with discrete kitten ears (as shown), and a plate with a pretzel next to a banana (careful: not a banana).

JonMC and Cunning, it would have been good to catch up with you. And where were Amberglow and Dame?

And HIst, I tried to search for "heteroflexible cupcakes," but google came up empty. Is this something I should post anonymously to askMe?
posted by nobody at 2:13 PM on December 16, 2007


I find it so appropriate that I had to explain key parties since my outfit theme for the evening seemed to be "your alcoholic aunt who tells you inappropriate things in a drunken haze."

And hooray for mefite Blasians. Represent.
posted by kkokkodalk at 2:35 PM on December 16, 2007


Oh, but y'all are a pretty- and nice-lookin' bunch a mefites. Also pretty nice lookin. And the food at the place looked delicious.

We (SF Bay Area) had ours at a Belgian fry place (it would sound weird to say Belgian French fries). They were good too - but there weren't any bacon-wrapped, cheese-stuffed hotdogs. Maybe next time.
posted by rtha at 8:57 PM on December 16, 2007


Oh, nobody, don't waste an AskMe question. If you need help defining heteroflexible, I'm more than prepared to familiarize you with the concept.
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 9:56 PM on December 16, 2007 [2 favorites]


Hey, you had a Canadian celebrity in your midst and you didn't even know it.
posted by chococat at 5:03 PM on December 21, 2007


I knew it I knew it!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:40 PM on December 21, 2007 [1 favorite]


I have been saying "hiccup-burp-cha-cha-cha" all week long.
posted by pseudostrabismus at 1:33 PM on December 23, 2007


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