But this time, no White Castle sliders. November 17, 2008 12:34 PM   Subscribe

Hey Metafilter, remember that time the NYC MeFites convened in Brooklyn and we chanced upon a wedding reception at the bar, and there was free champagne and desserts and fiddle-playing for everyone? And then Hot Pattata and TPS found a leprechaun's pot of gold and we all danced beneath a rainbow while showering each other with riches and jewels? Let us reprise this experience with an early December meetup.

Harefield did us well last time, but I'm willing to switch bars and boroughs to coax you out. Is the evening of December 5 or 6 okay?
posted by zoomorphic to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:34 PM (37 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

How about the 6th? Any borough is fine with me, although I imagine the number of people willing to go long distances will correspond directly with the quality of the weather at that time.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:54 PM on November 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm for the 6th as well. And since I'll be taking pictures of kids with Santa all day, I probably will want a drink or two that night.
posted by Stynxno at 1:18 PM on November 17, 2008


I'm down. Manhattan or Brooklyn is fine by me.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 1:42 PM on November 17, 2008


I will be at a Cheesecake Factory in scenic Edison, New Jersey, that evening. Is that a borough? Can you come visit?
posted by dame at 2:19 PM on November 17, 2008


:(
I'll be in Florida that weekend.
I forbid anyone from having fun without me.
posted by rmless at 2:20 PM on November 17, 2008


I won't be back in the city yet. I will however, be dancing to the Cure and the Smiths in DC that weekend. It's a draw.
posted by youcancallmeal at 2:40 PM on November 17, 2008


Whoa. I definitely need to stay longer at the next one.
posted by allkindsoftime at 2:43 PM on November 17, 2008


Manhattan is so very convenient, but I'm willing to travel to far-off Brooklyn. Can we plan ahead and crash someone's Sweet 16, or a bris?
posted by amicamentis at 3:12 PM on November 17, 2008


dame I ate there once and they forgot to take the plastic wrap off the chicken I ordered, it was buried in the sauce. I got another (plastic free) meal out of it. Try for the same!

Also, rubberkey and I might be in on the meetup.
posted by Brainy at 4:58 PM on November 17, 2008


The 6th will work for me. I can't stay out late, though, because I will need my rest that night for a very important test I'll be taking.
posted by HotPatatta at 6:32 PM on November 17, 2008


Okay, December 6th at 7pm. We're crashing rmless's party at Art Basel. You guys all have de la Renta ballgowns, right?

Or Harefield.
posted by zoomorphic at 7:05 PM on November 17, 2008


Sure, I'm down.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:56 AM on November 18, 2008


ok. sidebar it plz.
posted by Stynxno at 10:39 AM on November 18, 2008


Now do I have to wait to post my Thanksgiving-weekend NYC meetup notice? Dammit.
posted by Eideteker at 11:25 AM on November 18, 2008


Now do I have to wait to post my Thanksgiving-weekend NYC meetup notice? Dammit.

Hell, I'm down for that too, for the time being...
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:01 PM on November 18, 2008


Now do I have to wait to post my Thanksgiving-weekend NYC meetup notice? Dammit.
posted by Eideteker at 11:25 AM on November 18


No, post that too; I have a lot of free time coming up.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 1:04 PM on November 18, 2008


Eide, there's always room for a meetup with YOU. Plus little mullacc is going to be in town, too.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:49 PM on November 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'll be around Thanksgiving weekend as well. Turkey coma meetup!
posted by youcancallmeal at 2:09 PM on November 18, 2008


Either date would work for me and either borough for that matter.
posted by whoaali at 3:02 PM on November 18, 2008


Once again, for posterity's sake:

Meet-up in lovely Brooklyn, at 7pm, on Saturday December 6th. Harefield Road is at 769 Metropolitan Ave, between Graham and Humboldt, half a block east of the Graham Ave stop on the L train.
posted by zoomorphic at 3:19 PM on November 18, 2008


I'll be there.
posted by plz_no_moar at 6:50 AM on November 19, 2008


That is so damn close to my apartment I can't not come.
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 11:30 AM on November 20, 2008


Whoa. I definitely need to stay longer at the next one.

I'll send you home with free condiments if you stay long enough. You are only limited by the size of your man purse.
posted by HotPatatta at 4:21 PM on November 23, 2008


That is so damn close to my apartment I can't not come.

Upon reflection, I just realized that: a) I won't actually be able to join you until later in the evening, and b) I'm a dope.

@ PinkSuperhero & Eideteker: Pretty please keep your cell phones handy around 10PM that evening?
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 9:37 PM on November 25, 2008


Ok, but I'll be in Boston. Not sure what use I'll be.
posted by Eideteker at 8:20 AM on November 26, 2008


Hm...might be able to make this one....what are the chances the party will move on to other bars before 10pm or so?
posted by Grither at 5:04 AM on December 1, 2008


Cool. I'm going to be there. I'll try to wear something noticeable.
posted by fuq at 12:27 PM on December 2, 2008


It's actually looking like I'm not going to be there myself, so anyone trying to call me to get info on the meetup while it's in progress isn't going to get very far.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:40 AM on December 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Non-mefites I'm trying to bring into the fold are okay to bring along, right?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:50 AM on December 4, 2008


Non-mefites I'm trying to bring into the fold are okay to bring along, right?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:50 AM on December 4


I may or may not be coming, but if I do, I'm bringing a non-MeFite. Maybe we can have a special table for lil nubs.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 5:24 PM on December 4, 2008


I will not be there. Holiday smooches for one and all, mwah!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:54 AM on December 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


As predicted by EmpressCallipygos, I joined MetaFilter as soon as I got home. Lovely to meet you all! Would welcome guidance on favorite threads and corners of MetaFilter to explore. I have been assimilated!

- EmpressC's "not on metafilter yet" friend
posted by SaharaRose at 6:06 AM on December 7, 2008


Nice to see everyone! amicamentis and fuq: Here's the recipe for the flavored vodka I was talking about:

1 & 1/2 cups honey
2/3 cups water
1 vanilla bean, cut in half
1/4 tsp nutmeg
8 small cinnamon sticks
2 whole cloves
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 liter vodka

Combine all ingredients except vodka in a saucepan, and bring to boil, stirring with a whisk. Cover and simmer for about 5 minutes. Add vodka to saucepan and remove from heat, keeping the pan covered. Allow it cool, then pour the fluid into a 1.5 L bottle, straining out the cinnamon sticks and cloves. Freeze and serve ice-cold. The beauty of this recipe is that it can turn any bottom-shelf, repugnant, nigh-undrinkable vodka into a perfectly palatable delight!
posted by Greg Nog at 10:06 AM on December 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Thanks Greg! I look forward to this magical vodka alchemy.
posted by amicamentis at 4:16 PM on December 7, 2008


Did you guys take any pictures?
posted by jason's_planet at 1:29 PM on December 8, 2008


Fun times everyone.

Sahararose, welcome to the fold young padawan, but metafilter is an orb so there are no corners.

Greg, I'll be blaming my hangover on you.
posted by fuq at 4:26 PM on December 8, 2008


You won't be the first!
posted by Greg Nog at 10:03 AM on December 9, 2008


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