Minneapolis, MN meetup (May 28-31) during RSA conference May 5, 2010 1:19 PM   Subscribe

BlooPen and I are both attending the RSA conference this year, and we're hoping to meet and hang out with some folks while we're there. Anyone else in Minneapolis want to get together for dinner/lunch sometime between Friday, May 28 and Monday, May 31st?

Preferably anytime other than Friday evening as I won't be able to make it then.
posted by la_scribbler to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:19 PM (47 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Poster means RSA, not RSA!
posted by miyabo at 2:11 PM on May 5, 2010 [1 favorite]

I will be there Friday afternoon to Monday afternoon. I'll be hanging out with my girlfriend (she's the PhD student, not me), but I'd love to meet MeFites if time allows!
posted by lholladay at 2:52 PM on May 5, 2010

I am available both days for lunch.
posted by jadepearl at 8:41 PM on May 5, 2010

I should be available for lunch any of those days.
posted by DaveP at 8:06 AM on May 6, 2010

I'm thinking lunch, too. Is anyone doing the research network on Saturday? That goes to 1:30 and includes lunch (if I remember correctly), so if you are, that day wouldn't work. Did anyone sign up for the official conference luncheon on Sunday? I can't remember if I did, but I'd be willing to skip that. There are no other conference activities during that time (12-2) on Sunday.

Do those things change anyone's preference for a particular day?
posted by BlooPen at 8:26 AM on May 6, 2010

I could do lunch one of those days, I think. I'm just a local Mefite, not a smartypants convention goer...
posted by cabingirl at 9:14 AM on May 6, 2010

Also just another local MeFite, happy to do lunch or dinner either day.
posted by SemiSophos at 10:36 AM on May 6, 2010

As far as I know, lunch on Sat or Sun works for me.
posted by lholladay at 10:36 AM on May 6, 2010

Aw crap, I've been looking forward to an MSP meetup since I got local, but we'll be laking it up for Memorial Day weekend.
posted by padraigin at 12:37 PM on May 6, 2010

J. Random Minneapolite nthing probable availability for lunch.
posted by clavicle at 10:12 AM on May 7, 2010

So how does lunch on Sunday sound? I used to live in the area, but it's been a long time since I've visited. Any locals have suggestions for locations?
posted by BlooPen at 12:38 PM on May 7, 2010

Lunch on Sunday also works for me. Any suggestions for places downtown?
posted by la_scribbler at 3:03 PM on May 7, 2010

How about brunch at Hell's Kitchen?
posted by cabingirl at 4:09 PM on May 7, 2010

Brunch at Hell's Kitchen on Sunday sounds good to me. Do we set the date? We should probably get a rough headcount so we can make a reservation. They can get kinda busy for weekend brunch.
posted by DaveP at 3:00 PM on May 8, 2010

You can put me down for one, possibly two. (persons.)
posted by lholladay at 5:52 PM on May 8, 2010

Count me in for Sunday noonish.
posted by la_scribbler at 4:30 PM on May 9, 2010

If no one has objections, I'm gonna set a reservation for Sunday, May 30th at Hell's Kitchen at noon.

Reservation for 6 at this point (BlooPen, cabingirl, DaveP, lholladayx2, and myself). Anyone else? Looking forward to it!
posted by la_scribbler at 5:03 PM on May 10, 2010

Count me in, too. Jadepearl and clavicle also expressed interest upthread, so I'll MeMail them and ask that they stop by the thread to RSVP.

I've also added it to the MeTa sidebar.
posted by SemiSophos at 9:00 AM on May 11, 2010

I'm in.
posted by clavicle at 11:14 AM on May 11, 2010

I'm in!
posted by dinty_moore at 11:15 AM on May 11, 2010

Me too plz!
posted by ShadePlant at 11:37 AM on May 11, 2010

Oh man NM I will be in Milwaukee. Bummer! Sorry. I was so excited I wasn't even thinking.
posted by ShadePlant at 11:39 AM on May 11, 2010

I'll be there!
posted by Demogorgon at 11:48 AM on May 11, 2010

TIME CHANGE: In order to reserve a table at Hell's Kitchen for a party of 10 on Sunday, May 30th, I had to select 12:30 instead of noon--is this a problem for anyone? Please let me know!

Otherwise, we're all set!
posted by la_scribbler at 3:17 PM on May 11, 2010

12:30 is good for me. Thanks for making the reservation!
posted by cabingirl at 6:42 PM on May 11, 2010

Works for me too. If anyone feels like showing up before 12:30 there's usually seating at the bar.They have good coffee and bloody marys.
posted by Demogorgon at 8:44 PM on May 11, 2010

Thanks for making the reservation, scribbler. 12:30 will be fine by me.
posted by DaveP at 7:56 AM on May 12, 2010

I will be there, then probably taking in the Saints game with DaveP afterwords, so should be fun!
posted by wheelieman at 9:42 AM on May 16, 2010

Unfortunately, cannot make Sunday. I am still available for lunch Friday or Monday. Have a good meet up on Sunday.
posted by jadepearl at 11:38 AM on May 19, 2010

Hi! Is it too late to get in on this?

New member but longtime lurker, and relatively new to the Twin Cities.
posted by Bourbonesque at 1:02 PM on May 22, 2010

la_scribbler can say for sure how many we have a reservation for, but adding one or two shouldn't be a problem.
posted by DaveP at 8:53 AM on May 24, 2010

The reservation is for a party of ten, but like DaveP says, it shouldn't be a problem to accommodate one or two more.

Looking forward to meeting everyone!
posted by la_scribbler at 12:48 AM on May 26, 2010

Room for one more? Like Burbonesque, new member but longtime lurker.
posted by ZeusHumms at 10:16 PM on May 27, 2010

We have a reservation for 10. We can't change that reservation online ahead of time without changing the time (and pretty significantly, it sounds like). Hell's Kitchen has been pretty accommodating of changes when I've gone there previously, but I've also generally had brunches on weekends well before noon, so they've been before the thick of the rush.

So the answer is that I *think* we'll be okay adding a couple more people, but we're getting to the point where I'm not sure. We're up to 14 by my (inadequately caffeinated) counting, so...

As they say on their reservations page, We'll do our best to accommodate you but please note there is usually a wait on weekends.

I'm not sure what la_scribbler's schedule is like today, but my guess is that a call to see if we can bump the reservation to 14 might be a good thing.
posted by DaveP at 3:41 AM on May 28, 2010

UPDATE: Hell's Kitchen will try to get all 14 of us seated together, but in the case that they can't, I've added another reservation for a party of 4 at 12:30 on Sunday. The hostess will have a note next to our reservations stating that we would like to be seated together.

So we'll play it by ear on that front Sunday, but in terms of answering everyone that wants to join the party--we're covered. See you then!
posted by la_scribbler at 3:52 PM on May 28, 2010 [1 favorite]

Ok, so now for the all-important question...how will we find each other?

I plan to show up a bit early and head to the bar, a la Demogorgon.
posted by cabingirl at 5:21 PM on May 29, 2010

What name is the reservation under?
posted by ZeusHumms at 6:42 PM on May 29, 2010

Alright y'all, I'm planning to be there tomorrow in my Metafilter t-shirt, so I should be easy to spot. I'll be posting updates from my phone if necessary. I look forward to catching up with old-time Mefites and meeting new ones!
posted by Demogorgon at 7:09 PM on May 29, 2010

What name is the reservation under?

I don't know if it's already been decided, but I think it would be awesome if the reservation was for "The Internet."
posted by Demogorgon at 7:10 PM on May 29, 2010

I just added a photo to my profile here. Will also probably be at the bar a bit early, near the reservation stand.
posted by DaveP at 6:33 AM on May 30, 2010

I know DaveP in real life so we can meet up and look for the rest of ya
posted by wheelieman at 8:17 AM on May 30, 2010

Sorry, am having car problems this morning, am not able to make it.
posted by ZeusHumms at 8:49 AM on May 30, 2010

I'm in the lounge area in the back hanging out. Come say hi if you're here!
posted by Demogorgon at 10:14 AM on May 30, 2010

I had transportation issues myself, next time then!
posted by wheelieman at 10:16 AM on May 30, 2010

All done. Nice meeting folks IRL.
posted by DaveP at 12:26 PM on May 30, 2010

For the record, dinty_moore and I were like, "Uhhh, we're with a group of about ten?" and the host asked us, "Are you from The Internet?" Yes, yes indeed. Then we had a delicious, delicious meetup. Yay!
posted by clavicle at 1:02 PM on May 30, 2010

I posted the few photos I took at the very end.
posted by cabingirl at 6:27 PM on June 3, 2010 [1 favorite]

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