Kansas City Meet Up? August 7, 2008 1:11 PM   Subscribe

I recently moved into my very first apartment in the Kansas City/Johnson County area, but I don't know anyone! I'd like to fix that with a meet up.

I know nobody here. The only thing going for me is college, which won't start for a week. There's a group of D&D players that I found through meetup.com, but in the mean time I'd like to make some friends from MeFi.

Since I'm new, I really can't offer any suggestions of where to go. I've been told that grinders in KC is pretty good, but I haven't been there.
As for a time: some time this weekend or next week. I'm not really doing anything other than finding my way, and sitting at home waiting for the Comcast guy to show up.
One thing to keep in mind; I'm a few months shy of my 21st, so I'll make an excellent designated driver!

Other than that, I'm open to almost anything. Brunch, lunch, dinner, whatever.
posted by hellojed to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:11 PM (17 comments total)

Well, we're not taking you boating.
posted by cog_nate at 1:27 PM on August 7, 2008


I'm not in Kansas City, but if you're new to the city and looking for things to do, this and this might be a useful place to look into stuff.
posted by WCityMike at 1:28 PM on August 7, 2008


I'm down for a meetup. Also, you can Mefi Mail me with your interests and I can shoot you some good places to go for non-meetup activities.
posted by piedmont at 1:30 PM on August 7, 2008


WCityMike: "I'm not in Kansas City, but if you're new to the city and looking for things to do, this and this might be a useful place to look into stuff."

Hey, cool, go see Lewis Black tonight and Billy Bob Thornton tomorrow. :-)
posted by WCityMike at 1:31 PM on August 7, 2008


If a meetup happens in KC and it's NOT next weekend (I'm going to the IA State Fair), let me know. my husband and I are up in Bearcat Land and could come down for something.
posted by lleachie at 1:36 PM on August 7, 2008


I've actually been meaning to go to a KC T-Bones game. The next home stretch is next weekend. We could have a tailgate meetup at one of those.
posted by cog_nate at 1:53 PM on August 7, 2008


I would love to meetup with a fellow Bearcat (born in Maryville and NW Alum) but might I suggest the Ethnic Enrichment Fest?
posted by piedmont at 2:11 PM on August 7, 2008


Piedmont, when and what is the Ethnic Enrichment Fest? It sounds right up my alley, because I'm an accomplished (but mostly Caucasian) Thai cook, and my husband is an enthusiastic foodie.

Good to hear from a fellow Bearcat! I didn't go to school at NWMSU, but I wish I did -- I am, however, faculty there. And once a Bearcat, always a Bearcat!
posted by lleachie at 3:53 PM on August 7, 2008


Here is a link. It's the 15th, 16th, and 17th. It's a lot of food, music and dancing from around the world. They've done it every year at Swope Park for a while under a few different names. It's always a good time, and the food is usually superb (often done by various ethnic groups as well as restaurants.)

Why didn't I know you when I was up there? I would have killed for decent Thai! (for that matter I'm having trouble finding good Thai here in KC) At least George and Dino serve up decent Greek at A&G up there.
posted by piedmont at 4:04 PM on August 7, 2008


I'm in kansas city (during summers/breaks). I'm likewise a week short of my 21st. Shoot me a MeMail, I might be able to offer suggestions and stuff. I might be down for a meetup.
posted by dismas at 5:00 PM on August 7, 2008


There is a big BBQ and Blues festival in Columbia in October. It would be pretty awesome to have a meetup, drink some drinks and eat some good BBQ. There are only 3 Mid-MO mefites so meetups are few and far between (read: NEVER)

Just putting that out there for future perusal and whatnot.
posted by schyler523 at 5:01 PM on August 7, 2008


sitting at home waiting for the Comcast guy to show up

Godspeed, young man, Godspeed.
posted by R. Mutt at 6:25 PM on August 7, 2008


Here's some more things to do in KC via AskMe.
posted by Science! at 8:46 PM on August 7, 2008


What school? UMKC?
posted by geoff. at 9:14 PM on August 7, 2008


Well, the Comcast guy showed up, so now I don't have to borrow it off the unsecured wireless signal.

might I suggest the Ethnic Enrichment Fest?

that sounds splendid, actually. I'm up for it.
posted by hellojed at 9:40 AM on August 8, 2008


So how do we make this happen?
posted by piedmont at 1:41 PM on August 8, 2008


So how do we make this happen?

I'm assuming you, me, and lleachie want to go. I'll mefi-mail lleachie. Dismas might be available too. If so then we can pick a day, time, etc. Any day is fine for me, but if I had to choose I'd prefer Saturday.

What school? UMKC?

Afraid not, I'm going to JCCC.
posted by hellojed at 4:03 PM on August 8, 2008


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