Salt Lake Meet-up? June 5, 2010 6:55 PM   Subscribe

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I'll be in SLC, Temple Square for a few days week after next. I'm free so far on the night of the 16th. Would a meet-up work for anyone in the vicinity?
posted by Toekneesan to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:55 PM (20 comments total)

YAY! A meetup I can actually attend!
posted by TooFewShoes at 9:00 PM on June 5, 2010

"Toekneesan+TooFewShoes": Sounds like a knee slappin', foot-stompin' good time!
posted by Ochre,Hugh at 9:16 PM on June 6, 2010

Well, I don't drink. So it would be more like Drunk Guy and The Designated Driver. Sounds pretty pathetic to me. No offense Toekneesan, but I don't think I'd pay a babysitter and make the 45 minute drive for my hubby and I to just meet one person. Although I'm sure you're a really nice guy.

Is it even a meetup if there are only two MeFites?
posted by TooFewShoes at 10:33 PM on June 6, 2010

Yes it is. Otherwise this never happened.

But with some luck someone else from SLC will manifest.
posted by Monday, stony Monday at 10:47 PM on June 6, 2010

The only meet-up we've ever had in State College was just me and The White Hat. It was a pretty good time. Then again, The White Hat is a pretty fascinating guy. I make no such claim about myself.

As for Drunk Guy, unlikely as I've got to help facilitate a conference the next day, but I will likely enjoy a beer or two. I'm also vehicle-less so I realize I'm making this difficult. I really can't do much that's not within walking distance from Temple Square.

And if there isn't a critical mass, so be it. Maybe next time. But I just attended a delightful meet-up in New York so I thought I'd give another a go.
posted by Toekneesan at 8:00 AM on June 7, 2010

The last Salt Lake meetup consisted of my wife and I taking cortex to Brewvies for a ski movie, so yes, a two-Mefite meetup counts.

Wednesday the 16th is all right with me. We could do something at the Gateway.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 9:38 AM on June 7, 2010

Anywhere specific @ Gateway? Just the read the Atlantic piece about the most and least BoHo cities in the US. Youns claim number 7 in the top ten. Any of it near Temple Square?
posted by Toekneesan at 5:50 PM on June 8, 2010

(He asked, suspecting he knew the answer based on the name of the landmark he was referencing.)
posted by Toekneesan at 5:54 PM on June 8, 2010

Toekneesan, you can hop on the Trax for free and it'll drop you at the Gateway. Downtown is a free fare zone (or it was last time I checked, you might want to look it up and there is a stop right at Temple Square. It's been years since I used it, so please check the website to be sure.
posted by TooFewShoes at 7:01 PM on June 8, 2010

I've eaten at Fleming's Steakhouse (expensive), the SkyBox (notable only for its vast arcade area which had only about 50% of the games operational last time I was there), and Jason's Deli (OK for a chain). Thaifoon and Z'Tejas are well-regarded by most people who have been there.

I would like to try Tucano's at some point, so if you dig meat and meat and more meat that would be a good option too.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 7:20 PM on June 8, 2010

Oh, here's the complete list of places to eat at the Gateway.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 7:21 PM on June 8, 2010

Also looks like there's a "Jazz on the Plaza" concert at 6:30. I assume that has nothing to do with the Utah Jazz.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 7:24 PM on June 8, 2010

Scratch that, the calendar was munged and the concerts are only on Thursdays.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 7:25 PM on June 8, 2010

I just found out that my husband's company is having their open house that night. I'll have the whole family, so I would probably just drop in to say hello. I will be in the area that night, so let me know where you'll all be and I'll see if I can work out being there to meet everyone. Even if it's just a few minutes.
posted by TooFewShoes at 10:02 PM on June 8, 2010

Meat with a side of meat? Sounds like my kind of place. Okay, let's say Tucano's. Would 6:30 work?
posted by Toekneesan at 2:23 PM on June 9, 2010

Yes, 6:30 works for me. I work not far from there so I can just stay a little late.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 8:45 PM on June 10, 2010

See you there. I'll try to remember to bring and wear my metafilter t-shirt.
posted by Toekneesan at 3:18 AM on June 11, 2010

It's looking less and less like I'm going to be able to make it. I'm afraid I'll have to try for next time.

Have fun!
posted by TooFewShoes at 10:22 AM on June 12, 2010

Lurkers. MCDMII:JO just memailed me that he won't be able to make it. So unless someone else states that they're going to attend, I don't think I'll be there either. Sorry I couldn't be more alluring.

Yer pal,
posted by Toekneesan at 3:37 PM on June 15, 2010

Don't take it personally Toekneesan!
posted by TooFewShoes at 12:24 PM on June 16, 2010

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