Ottawa meetup, anybody? October 18, 2008 10:56 AM   Subscribe

Autumn has come; the leaves in the Gatineau Hills are changing, and now that the election campaign has come and gone, the scrutineers are growing their glossy winter pelts. Maybe time for an Ottawa meetup?

Yon search function tells me it has been a year since any such notion was pitched, and I think it's high time we of the turgidly named National Capital Region met up and made merry sport.

As a reference point, how does some Friday evening in November sound? What is people's pleasure? Somewhere in The Glebe? Byward Market, perhaps? Further afield?
posted by ricochet biscuit to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:56 AM (28 comments total)

I suppose etiquette dictates I should propose a date. Friday November 14?
posted by ricochet biscuit at 10:58 AM on October 18, 2008

I might be able to make it...
posted by flibbertigibbet at 1:49 PM on October 18, 2008

As for the Market: who would be offended by Oh So Good's high prices for sweet delicious cake?
posted by flibbertigibbet at 1:50 PM on October 18, 2008

Oh MAN. I might actually be in town that weekend :D

*watches avidly*

And yes, my favourite hang out in the Market is definitely The Pour House and Zac's, so I'm putting those two out there. Also seconding flibbertigibbet's suggestion for Oh So Good.
posted by Phire at 5:45 PM on October 18, 2008

Phire: I'll try to remember to check this thread this time!
posted by flibbertigibbet at 6:03 PM on October 18, 2008

Recent Activity is your friend, my friend.
posted by Phire at 6:24 PM on October 18, 2008

Depending on where it is, I'm a solid Maybe.
posted by aclevername at 12:34 PM on October 19, 2008

Many a good time has started at the historic old Laff. Not if you are shopping for an "appletini", or anything like that... but they do sell big-ass bottles of beer.
Saturday afternoons feature the old school stylin' of Lucky Ron.
And - if I failed to mention it - large beers.
posted by Tbola at 7:04 AM on October 20, 2008

That's a do-able weekend for me, I think. Chalk me up to a maybe.
posted by LN at 8:08 AM on October 20, 2008

I'm up for it.
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 5:54 AM on October 21, 2008

*totally offended by outrageous prices at Oh So Good*

They were awesome when they had the single location where Sweetgrass is now.

Since they realised how awesome they were and moved out of the sketchier area of the market, their prices are truly through the roof. Then again, I guess I was a little poorer last time I went...

posted by sunshinesky at 9:09 PM on October 26, 2008

Any more news about weekend of the 14th? I'm almost definitely in town.
posted by Phire at 10:28 PM on October 26, 2008

It looks like the 14th, a date I chose by throwing a dart at a calendar, seems fairly good. I detect no consensus on a venue yet -- a few names are out there, but I hear no glad shouts of acclamation for anything so far. So: I suggest Patty Boland's (101 Clarence between Dalhousie and William). Good selection on tap, decent grub, fireplace. And pretty central to almost everything listed above, if we should need to relocate.

What say? Paddy Boland's at 8 pm on the 14th?
posted by ricochet biscuit at 12:40 PM on October 27, 2008

It's a date. I'll leap the fence into Phire's yard (possible!) and we'll bus together.

Well, no, I won't, but if we could bus together so as to limit the effect of me forgetting things, i.e. every previous meetup, that'd be nice.
posted by flibbertigibbet at 6:51 AM on October 28, 2008

I'm wondering if it might be possible to make this event the 15th, actually... because it looks like I may not be in town until about 9:30, at which point I'll probably head home to crash.
posted by Phire at 6:27 PM on October 30, 2008

Actually, I am going to be out of town altogether that weekend, I just discovered: possibly a week earlier or later? If this is do-able, I will have a mod adjust the date in the sidebar.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:23 PM on October 30, 2008

I would be available.... Sunday the 8th? But I'm not sure Sunday is the best idea for a meet up.
posted by Phire at 9:45 PM on October 30, 2008

The 8th is a Saturday...
posted by ricochet biscuit at 5:25 AM on October 31, 2008

Shall we try for Saturday the 8th, then?
posted by ricochet biscuit at 6:10 AM on October 31, 2008

Sunday the 9th, my bad. I'm deeply embroiled in debating matters of the utmost importance to the country Friday till Sunday morning.
posted by Phire at 12:49 PM on October 31, 2008

The following weekend, perhaps?
posted by ricochet biscuit at 3:20 PM on October 31, 2008

Ugh. I just learned on Friday that I won't be allowed to chew food, or drink alcohol, until the 18th of November at the earliest. Can we maybe go to a place that has milkshakes, then, so I can eat?

If not, it's fine.
posted by flibbertigibbet at 9:54 AM on November 2, 2008

I could be there, er, almost any weekend.
posted by Monday, stony Monday at 10:58 AM on November 2, 2008

I am not in town the weekend of the 21st, so I shall have to bow out :) have fun!
posted by Phire at 11:04 AM on November 2, 2008

I am interested in this endeavour, and like Monday stony Monday I can be there almost any weekend.

(Or is the meet-up evaporating?)
posted by philfromhavelock at 4:19 PM on November 2, 2008

Is this still on for the 14th? Because I couldn't be there if it's on the 7th.
posted by Monday, stony Monday at 3:39 PM on November 3, 2008

Well, I cannot make it the 14th. It looks like Phire is out either of the two weekend flanking it, and the seventh is nae sae guid for MsM and the milkshake-ridden flibbertigibbet.

So, Friday the 21st at 8:00 pm it is!

RSVP below --

I will be:

[ ] there

[ ] square

[ ] both

posted by ricochet biscuit at 1:12 PM on November 4, 2008

I can come this coming Sunday! *is lame* *bumps post*
posted by Phire at 4:01 AM on November 6, 2008

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