Nothing could be finer..... October 15, 2009 12:49 AM   Subscribe

I'll be in Asheville, NC from 11-7 to 11-11 and Charleston, SC from 11-15 to 11-19.

I'll be at Stewriffic's party too, but I'd like to also get together with those who won 't be able to make that.
posted by brujita to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:49 AM (33 comments total)

Yay! Can't wait...glad you can make it to Durham!
posted by Stewriffic at 5:37 AM on October 15, 2009

Looks like you'll be a little late for the book burning.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 6:33 AM on October 15, 2009

I live in Asheville. If you'd like to meet up for a drink or something, shoot a MeMail or something. Love to chat.
posted by lazaruslong at 11:34 AM on October 15, 2009

or something.
posted by lazaruslong at 11:35 AM on October 15, 2009

Oh, and if you need a free place to stay while in Asheville, my girlfriend and I have an awesome downtown apartment with an airbed. Just in case.
posted by lazaruslong at 11:41 AM on October 15, 2009

We haven't had an Asheville meetup for a while; let's do another one. I vote for Saturday 11/7, somewhere downtown. Thoughts?
posted by mygothlaundry at 12:25 PM on October 15, 2009

Sounds good to me. My current favorite downtown hangs are my apartment (it's across the street and one block down from the Orange Peel) where we could enjoy a homemade dinner and wine (we are into cooking these days) and then maybe scoot over to the Chocolate Lounge (my sister and girlfriend work there, and it has a very chill atmosphere with an upstairs we could take over, Beer and Wine, and amazing chocolate and other desserts) and end up somewhere else, perhaps BoBo Gallery.

Mostly, I am up for any of the cooler downtown hangouts, but I'd definitely love to host and cook you all a meal you won't forget.
posted by lazaruslong at 12:53 PM on October 15, 2009

I'm new enough around mefi that I'd feel a bit the intruder including myself in anything. But, brujita, if you want to know where to go hiking around here, let me know.
By the way, do any of you locals know what the new (at least, I think it's new)place is on the corner of Haywood and Sandhill in W. Asheville?
posted by Red Loop at 3:53 PM on October 15, 2009

Red Loop, yeah it's called the Universal Joint. I am not a big fan.
posted by lazaruslong at 3:58 PM on October 15, 2009

If you are looking for great restaurant in West Asheville, try West End Bakery (the coffee is bad, the bread is excellent, the food is pretty good, and most of it is local) or Sunny Point (one of my favorites in the whole city, everything on the menu is excellent, get there early for breakfast or brunch, order the MegaMosa, and get the Huevos Rancheros) instead of the UJ. Not worth your time or money.
posted by lazaruslong at 4:02 PM on October 15, 2009

posted by lazaruslong at 4:03 PM on October 15, 2009

Oh, and please don't think that because you are new to MeFi that you are an intruder at a MeetUp. Nothing could be further from the truth. Come join!
posted by lazaruslong at 4:06 PM on October 15, 2009

I'd love to attend an Asheville meetup- I'm just over the mountains in TN and I love any excuse to get over there. It'd be my first meetup too!

Red Loop, if I go you should too. I still feel like a total newbie around here so you won't be the only one!
posted by Mouse Army at 6:03 PM on October 15, 2009

Lazaruslong, thanks for the offer but I'll be staying at a place on Tunnel Rd. I think mid-evening 11-7 will work; I'm coming in from Charlotte that day and will have seen something there (haven't decided yet).
posted by brujita at 10:08 PM on October 15, 2009

So it looks like Saturday, November 11th will work out for brujita and hopefully most others as well. Shall we say 6:30 pm (I'm hoping that qualifies as mid-evening) at my place? We can eat promptly at 7:00 and then venture downtown for further entertainment. Being situated in the heart of downtown, it will be an easy thing to decide on a place to everyone's liking and then stroll over.
posted by lazaruslong at 12:51 PM on October 16, 2009

7:30 would be better for me.
posted by brujita at 1:19 PM on October 16, 2009

7:30 it is.
posted by lazaruslong at 1:56 PM on October 16, 2009

So. 11/7, 7:30 pm, 134 Biltmore Avenue, #2.

We should be good for everything, but if somehow magically a whole lotta people RSVP, an extra bottle or two of something red or something you like would not be amiss. Will post this up on the MeetUp calendar and shoot out the MeMails to the usual suspects with another reminder a little closer to the day.
posted by lazaruslong at 1:58 PM on October 16, 2009

This sounds awesome! I'll be there, but need to turn in early b/c I work 4am Sunday :(
posted by ijoyner at 3:49 PM on October 16, 2009

Thanks for setting this up!
posted by brujita at 12:47 AM on October 17, 2009

I'm prone to bronchitis---and the flu hit me hard last summer---so I would prefer someplace with a nonsmoking section when we go downtown (I know, heresy in a tobacco state! ;-) )
posted by brujita at 11:10 PM on October 19, 2009

That's not a problem. It's a tobacco state, but it's liberal hippy Asheville. The vast majority of bars are non-smoking, possibly with an optional outside smoking area. I personally do smoke rollies, but am quite accustomed to not smoking at my seat, and taking a stroll outside instead. So no worries on that account.

I will send out another reminder not closer to the date. Looks like a good number of attendees so far, really looking forward to it!
posted by lazaruslong at 11:45 AM on October 23, 2009

-not. No idea what that was.
posted by lazaruslong at 11:45 AM on October 23, 2009

I just sent out reminder MeMails to folks. Hopefully all who are attending will RSVP via MeMail or in this thread. Looking forward to meeting new folks and hopefully seeing some of the previous attendees on Saturday!
posted by lazaruslong at 10:46 AM on November 5, 2009

Darn it, I was hoping to finagle making it to this meetup, but am being called out of town this weekend...have a good one so it happens again soon!
posted by iurodivii at 7:11 PM on November 6, 2009

Sorry I couldn't make it, I totally spaced this. I'm too old and tired, anyway. I hope you all enjoyed yourselves!
posted by Red Loop at 5:22 PM on November 7, 2009

Fun meetup! Really enjoyed meeting you all, photos to come tomorrow!
posted by lazaruslong at 9:58 PM on November 7, 2009

Dinner was wonderful! Lovely to meet all of you.
posted by brujita at 7:10 AM on November 8, 2009

My pictures are up - the batteries were REALLY dying, only got three, damn. It was a great party; thank you so much, lazaruslong! Really a fun time for all.
posted by mygothlaundry at 10:47 AM on November 8, 2009

Wow, mygothlaundry, your photos are great.

I only took a couple pics, unfortunately after a couple of ya'll had left. It was great to meet everyone, and a big thanks to lazaruslong and hannahesque for the delicious eats.
posted by wundermint at 12:16 PM on November 8, 2009

Thanks for hosting this lazaruslong, and for cooking! It was great to meet everyone. Too bad about the batteries mygothlaundry, those photos turned out great!
posted by Who_Am_I at 11:59 AM on November 9, 2009

Sorry its taking me so long to get my pictures up! It won't be that exciting though, because our camera really sucks compared to you all's. Soon though!
posted by lazaruslong at 8:57 PM on November 9, 2009

Sorry I just learned about this...I need to check MeFi more often. I'll try to make the next meetup, and look forward to meeting you all.
posted by willc at 9:38 AM on November 17, 2009

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