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I will be in San Francisco from 9-12 September to take part in SF Shorts. Let's have a meetup!

My short film "A Doorman's Lullaby" will be playing as part of Program 1 on 10 September at 9:30 and on 12 September at 7:30 at the Red Vic Movie House in the Haight. I'm still working out my lodging, but someplace around the Haight would be great, and I'm a sucker for inexpensive and tasty.
posted by pxe2000 to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:23 AM (65 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Yes! Frjtz anyone?

just kidding about the Frjtz part.
posted by iamkimiam at 11:52 AM on August 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


What is Frjtz?
posted by pxe2000 at 12:06 PM on August 6, 2009


Frjtz is a great little crepe, fries and belgian beer place, but it's become a sort of SF bay area joke among MeFites because, like, 40 of our last 20 meetups have been there.
posted by iamkimiam at 12:17 PM on August 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


More like 60 of our last 20 meetups, eh?

There's that brewpub on Haight, although the last time I went I was not enamored of their beer. The only other place I go to in the Haight on a semi-regular basis is that Thai place that's on the second floor - it's sort of catty-corner from Amoeba, if you know what I mean. But I never go to bars in the Haight.

So I am useless, again, at picking a meetup spot. But I'll show up!
posted by rtha at 12:26 PM on August 6, 2009


SF folks: Do you want to meet up on 12 September at 6pm? Any interested parties can attend the screening, as well.

Now pick a place. :)
posted by pxe2000 at 12:34 PM on August 6, 2009


Yes! Frjtz anyone?

hahahhahahah.
posted by special-k at 1:15 PM on August 6, 2009


But I'll show up!

So will I.
posted by special-k at 1:19 PM on August 6, 2009


There's no reason for me to think I'll be in town for it, but even so I vote you guys go the New Ganges a few blocks from the west end of Haight. The food is great and the owner is a really friendly guy who will chat you up and in all likelihood grab your fork and use it to feed you bites of food (this sounds potentially uncomfortable and you might be uneasy going in, but it'll turn out to be hilarious and fun.)
posted by contraption at 1:40 PM on August 6, 2009


What about Kan Zaman?

There's also that bar a few blocks east, but the name escapes me. It's on the corner and it has lots of big storefront windows, and it has tables and crimson walls and overstuffed Victorian chairs and couches.
posted by mattdidthat at 1:56 PM on August 6, 2009


ooh matt, that looks good. I'm down for getting food first then migrating somewhere else for drinks.
posted by special-k at 2:32 PM on August 6, 2009


If I'm thinking of the right place, Martin Macks has a lot of space. It's two blocks from the Red Vic.

pxe2000: Did you shoot on an audiotape?
posted by Pronoiac at 2:34 PM on August 6, 2009


Club Deluxe on Haight near Ashbury is a great place - lots of tables, pizza on thursday and friday. Not crowded, no attitude, great drinks, live jazz at 9.

I live around the corner so I'm biased.

Other bars on Upper Haight are:
Trax, our local gay bar
Aub Zam Zam, the tiny cocktail place
Magnolia, the brew-pub which is always crowded but has great beer
The Gold Cane, dive bar extrodinaire
Murio's Trophy Room, another dive, only not as appealing
Hobson's Choice, punch room/meat market
Martin Macks, pub
Alembic, pricey cocktails
posted by gyusan at 2:40 PM on August 6, 2009


Another vote for Frijtz.

I go just for the wallpaper.

(I still can't figure out why that places is noisier than El Faro in the Mission at 1:45 in the morning. I'm pretty sure they mic the room and amplify the noise on hidden speakers.)
posted by loquacious at 3:54 PM on August 6, 2009


The only other place I go to in the Haight on a semi-regular basis is that Thai place that's on the second floor - it's sort of catty-corner from Amoeba, if you know what I mean.

rtha, that's a favorite Thai place of mine. I have no idea what the name of it is.

What about Kan Zaman?

I probably won't make it to this meetup, so discount my advice as necessary: every time I have ever been to Kan Zaman with a large group they have not hesitated to tell us to GTFO when they wanted our tables. Apparently if you are there more than an hour and a half they feel they have the right to kick you out. They will even tell you not to order food that will take a long time to make if your time is running out. So, yeah.

If I was in the Haight and didn't want thai, I would probably go to the Alembic. Pricy but yummy drinks and bar food. Possibly too cozy for a meetup though. gyusan's suggestion of Club Deluxe is a good one.
posted by oneirodynia at 7:31 PM on August 6, 2009


Frijtz sounds good to me.
posted by Rash at 5:28 AM on August 7, 2009


Here are my deets:

I will be flying in on 9 September and staying in SOMA from 9-12 September.

I'm down with anyplace that's cheap (unless someone wants to pay for my dinner -- ha ha ha). Frijtz sounds great!

12 September at Frijtz, possible screening after?
posted by pxe2000 at 9:50 AM on August 8, 2009


No, no, not Frijtz! Forget I even mentioned it. Frjtz is dead to us. There are no fries. The belgian beer is a myth. Other bars and restaurants need your patronage. Their fate rests on us. Don't let them down!
posted by iamkimiam at 10:06 AM on August 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


Agh! Okay!

12 September, you SF-ians pick a spot. I spent all my money on my flight and my hotel, so CHEAP is muy importante. :)
posted by pxe2000 at 12:50 PM on August 8, 2009


No, no, not Frijtz! Forget I even mentioned it. Frjtz is dead to us. There are no fries. The belgian beer is a myth. Other bars and restaurants need your patronage. Their fate rests on us. Don't let them down!

I love you Kim.


So how about Gold Cane (seems divey) or Magnolia?
posted by special-k at 1:54 PM on August 8, 2009


Of the two special-k suggested, I'm more interested in Magnolia.

12 September, 5:30/6-ish, Magnolia?
posted by pxe2000 at 10:47 AM on August 9, 2009


Not to be a killjoy, but Magnolia is not especially inexpensive and is awfully crowded. The food and beer are awesome, so I wouldn't want to entirely discourage you from going there, but it is a challenging place for a large group. Just so you're aware.
posted by team lowkey at 11:09 AM on August 9, 2009


pxe2000, if you're in SOMA, why not 21st Amendment everybody? Just throwing that out there...I don't have a preference at all (besides severe allergy to Frjtz) and so if Magnolia or anywhere else is preferable to others, then sweet!
posted by iamkimiam at 11:22 AM on August 9, 2009


AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH YOU ARE TEARING ME APART LISA

12 September, 5:30/6-ish, 21st Amendment? Does this work for everyone else?
posted by pxe2000 at 11:31 AM on August 9, 2009


Well, the downside of 21st Amendment is that if you/we/some number of folk want to make your screening, we'll have about half an hour to meetup before everyone has to dash to MUNI/personal vehicles in order to get to the Red Vic on time.

Hmmm.
posted by rtha at 11:52 AM on August 9, 2009


Nothing wrong with 21A (we've had large meet-ups there before), except that it's faaar from the Red Vic, if you intend on going there afterwards.
posted by team lowkey at 11:53 AM on August 9, 2009


Should we plan the meetup for earlier in the day?
posted by pxe2000 at 12:41 PM on August 9, 2009


Okay.

Instead of saying "Hey, [X] sounds like a great place to meet!", I'm going to let the natives choose a place. :)
posted by pxe2000 at 12:51 PM on August 9, 2009


I think the Thai place on the second floor is Ploy II. They're terrific and pretty reasonable. Also, pretty quick when you need them to be (we went there before roller derby at Kezar). Only problem is they're kind of small, so we'd definitely need a head count and reservation. Though they're a great place, I'm not sure they fit the needs of the situation. Too bad Tornado/Rosamunde is about 10 blocks away. That's the kind of place that would be ideal for a meetup.
posted by jasper411 at 9:57 PM on August 9, 2009


The Toronado? It's small, busy, & loud.

21st Amendment works, though, if we pay attention to the N line schedule.
posted by Pronoiac at 11:06 PM on August 9, 2009


BTW, I believe I may have been the first to mention Frjtz as a possible place for a meetup, way back in Nov 2007, for the great Mathowie meet. I believe it's worked out pretty well (though maybe it suffers from being too met-up in)
posted by jasper411 at 11:24 PM on August 9, 2009


Why don't we find a watering hole within walking distance of Red Vic? That way we don't have to rush out early.
posted by special-k at 4:07 PM on August 10, 2009


That's a great idea, special-k...I totally misunderstood the gameplan. It would be much wiser to pick a place close to Red Vic.
posted by iamkimiam at 7:33 PM on August 10, 2009


Club Deluxe is very close by and gyusan recommends it.

We could meet 5/530ish, grab some beer and pizza, then head over to see pxe2000's film and get back to more drinking if people feel like it. Sound like a plan?
posted by special-k at 2:58 PM on August 11, 2009


Special-K: That's a plan to me. Everyone else?
posted by pxe2000 at 6:05 PM on August 11, 2009


"Baghdad by the Bay"?

Am I missing something?
posted by pxe2000 at 5:22 AM on August 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


Baghdad-by-the-Bay is Herb Caen's name for San Francisco.
posted by mattdidthat at 10:03 AM on August 12, 2009


I'm in, for I have a big test that day and I will need to be relax afterwards!
posted by sarahnade at 4:05 PM on August 12, 2009


deluxe is good. trax is good. zam zam is delightful, but kinda tiny (it was recently featured in bourdain's food visit to sf, if that interests you). all are in easy walking distance of the red vic. i've flaked on the last couple meetups but... if there's a movie involved, i'm liely to stop by.
posted by lapolla at 12:15 AM on August 13, 2009


likely, dammit.
posted by lapolla at 12:16 AM on August 13, 2009


I'm likely too, dammit.
posted by tangerine at 3:58 PM on August 14, 2009


If anyone out there is so inclined, Here's the bside page for "A Doorman's Lullaby".
posted by pxe2000 at 7:15 PM on August 14, 2009


maybe I will be in.
posted by kenko at 3:47 PM on August 15, 2009


I'm in if I get off work early enough that day.

What sort of ticket situation are we looking at for the films?
posted by clorox at 9:56 AM on August 20, 2009


dunno. pxe2000?
posted by special-k at 3:13 PM on August 20, 2009


Hey Clorox. Here's the ticket page on SF Shorts -- you can buy tickets to the 12 September screening here. Hope to see you there...
posted by pxe2000 at 1:40 PM on August 21, 2009


Thanks. I still have to wait for my work schedule to be posted. I'm crossing my fingers.
posted by clorox at 12:22 AM on August 23, 2009


Picked up on the secret of my radio show name, have you?
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 12:36 AM on August 26, 2009


Funny, I've heard Baghdad by the Bay used to refer to Baltimore too.
posted by spaltavian at 7:13 AM on August 28, 2009


Possibly maybe I will be there.
posted by finite at 11:54 AM on August 30, 2009


I'm out of town, sorry kids!!
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 5:23 PM on September 1, 2009


I live right by Club Deluxe and it's one of my favorite bars. I'm planning on coming by!
posted by danny the boy at 12:46 PM on September 8, 2009


Looking like a no, here - good friend and neighbor has scheduled a birthday thing at about the same time.

See y'all at the cortex meetups.
posted by rtha at 2:44 PM on September 8, 2009


oh noes. I wont get to see rtha :(
posted by special-k at 7:26 PM on September 8, 2009


Sorry, special-k! Just a couple of weeks till the next meetups, though!
posted by rtha at 7:32 PM on September 8, 2009


We can buy tickets at the door, right?
posted by iamkimiam at 7:34 PM on September 8, 2009


You should be able to buy tix at the door...
posted by pxe2000 at 2:13 AM on September 9, 2009


Sorry people -- I have some ugly bronchial wheezy thing and going anywhere would be a big mistake.
posted by tangerine at 6:11 PM on September 12, 2009


That was fun! We should do that again in a couple of weeks!

My pix of the napkin shoutouts are up.
posted by Pronoiac at 12:01 AM on September 13, 2009


Also, I've enspousenated the lot of youse guys, whose usernames I know. Or, in pxe2000's case, note that I've finally met my spouse. Which feels odd.

Whoa, more people have already viewed those pictures of napkins than were present.

posted by Pronoiac at 12:09 AM on September 13, 2009


thanks for posting those shoutouts!
posted by special-k at 12:32 AM on September 13, 2009


Whoa, more people have already viewed those pictures of napkins than were present.

That's cos I sent the link to people in those shoutouts.
posted by special-k at 12:34 AM on September 13, 2009


Oh, gotcha.
posted by Pronoiac at 11:37 AM on September 13, 2009


Sockpuppets came up last night: there's a sock puppet list, also in crunchland's profile.
posted by Pronoiac at 11:57 AM on September 13, 2009


Hi everybody! Sorry we missed you!
posted by rtha at 12:00 PM on September 13, 2009


Good meeting/seeing y'all. PXE please let us know when your film is available online!
posted by danny the boy at 9:48 AM on September 14, 2009


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