South Florida Meetup January 12, 2010 7:13 PM   Subscribe

South Florida Meetup - Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Naples, etc...

Attempted to organize a South Florida Meetup back in 2007 and 2008, but they never happened :-(

Please post which day is most convenient and also recommend a place to meet up.

Vote on one of the following days:

Thursday, February 18th
Friday, February 19th
Saturday, February 20th
Sunday, February 21st

As for place; vote for a general location and/or a specific place

All ages welcome; I'm 25...

I'll put in my suggestion: Dania Jai-Alai Free Admission! and any day is good for me!
posted by MrBCID to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:13 PM (24 comments total)

I will be there in Spirit. In Rockford, IL.
posted by Green With You at 8:02 PM on January 12, 2010

If you need eats and don't have vegetarians/ vegans coming, I can't recommend Park Avenue Ribs in Wellington enough. Best ribs I've ever had.

Alas, I will not be able to come share them in person, as I'm employed and can't just fuck off to the in-laws' place.
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 9:58 PM on January 12, 2010

I went to college in Ft. Myers so I'll also be with you in spirit! Alas, it's kind of far from my current home. :-(
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 9:49 AM on January 13, 2010

Oh sweet mercy jai-alai. Attention everyone in South Florida: GO TO THIS MEETUP, particularly if you've never seen jai-alai before. I loved going to jai-alai in Ocala so much when I was in college.

Why did they close the fronton in Tampa? Why? Alas I was born too late.
posted by penduluum at 10:43 AM on January 13, 2010

Sounds like a good idea, but unfortunately I am out of the country until March.
posted by eas98 at 12:03 PM on January 13, 2010

My god, we floridians are a pain to wrangle.

I have a bachelorette party to attend in key west at some point in February. Bride has not told me which weekend.

I'll meetup if I can, but I'm no help in date selection.
posted by bilabial at 7:08 PM on January 13, 2010

The 20th and the 21st would be difficult for me. But I want to try and help make this happen!
posted by JustKeepSwimming at 10:16 PM on January 14, 2010

The bachelorette party is Feb 26-27. Which leaves the weekend before totally clear. Yay.

So, for me. Yes to Jai Alai. No to Friday and Sunday.

I can swing the 18th, so shall we call it that? Now, for the love of all that is, somebody pick a time. (keeping in mind that jai alai has a schedule and I'm too busy at work today to look it up. I've spent an hour composing this and one AskMe response today.)
posted by bilabial at 9:14 AM on January 15, 2010

Sounds good! We've got 3 possibles down including me already; 'JustKeepSwimming' and 'bilabial'

Since we are aiming for Thursday, February 18th already, how does Wednesday, February 17th sound? Wednesdays are $.99 Hot Dog and Fries; Soft Drinks; Beer; Wings; etc...

Live Jai-Alai starts at 7:00PM so here are the two choices to vote on;

Wednesday, February 17th @ 6:30PM
Thursday, February, 18th @ 6:30PM
posted by MrBCID at 8:33 PM on January 15, 2010

I'm broke, let's go for Wednesday. What I save on food will pay my next gear rental at the climbing gym.
posted by bilabial at 7:42 AM on January 17, 2010

South Florida MetaFilter Meetup

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 @ 7:30PM

Dania Jai-Alai
DANIA, FL 33004
(954) 920-1511

$.99 Wednesdays @ the Jai-Alai:
$.99 Hot Dog & Fries Basket
$.99 Chicken Wings (3)
$.99 20oz. Soda
$.99 16oz. Draft Beer
$.99 Soft Serve Cone

Please post if you can make it!
posted by MrBCID at 1:25 PM on January 17, 2010 [1 favorite]

Sorry that should be 6:30PM game starts at 7:00PM
posted by MrBCID at 1:41 PM on January 17, 2010

Hi all. I'm in Key West. And I'm vegetarian. I mean, OF COURSE I am. This IS Mefi!

Anyhow, like I said, I'm in Key West. And it's time we had a meet-up here. Because Dania is cool and all, but...

...ha ha. Okay, ANYHOW, count me in. It's time we cultivate this territory. And if I me don't represent, who am do I expect to?

(By the way, I'm from here. But around age 5-8 Tampa Jai-Alai played a big part of my life. (I was in St. Petersburg, before it got old then cool again. Good times!)

Looking forward to this. BTW, whenever in Key West, look up humannaire. It will be worth you while.
posted by humannaire at 7:03 PM on January 17, 2010

Sounds good to me. Never been to the Dania Jai-Alai although I've lived down here for more than 10 years! The only problem for me will be remembering the date, since it's a month away. I'll probably need to setup some date reminder on my gmail.
posted by spacesbetween at 9:35 PM on January 17, 2010

Have fun fellow Floridians!
@humannaire: I saw one of the best concerts of my life at the Tampa Jai-Alai Fronton.

That is all.
posted by willmize at 6:40 AM on January 18, 2010

I can make it :) play some poker after
posted by boyinmiami at 5:09 PM on January 19, 2010

@willmize. DEja VO: We have had this discussion about Devo and Tampa Jai-Alai before.
posted by humannaire at 9:03 PM on January 19, 2010

I'll be there.
posted by bilabial at 1:36 PM on January 25, 2010

Can't commit now. But hope to make it.
posted by notreally at 4:24 PM on January 30, 2010

Just got the email: Democrat Executive Committee now scheduled for this same day.

In my off-line life, there is political involvement.

Humannaire, with reticence, bows out.
posted by humannaire at 7:44 AM on February 13, 2010

So is everyone that said they'll go still on?
posted by MrBCID at 7:36 PM on February 16, 2010

I won't be able to make it wed
posted by spacesbetween at 9:40 PM on February 16, 2010

posted by bilabial at 4:35 AM on February 17, 2010

I'm here inside the door. Have said to two 20 something guys, "Metafilter?" This place is too big for me to really search for a small group.

I should have asked for specifics about were we'd meet, cause I've been here 20 minutes and I'm wondering if metafilter is standing me up.
posted by bilabial at 3:48 PM on February 17, 2010

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