NYC Meetup/Barbeque/Fundraiser? June 13, 2010 6:22 AM   Subscribe

NYC meetup/fundraiser/raffle/barbeque picnic potluck throwdown. That's right people, I'm calling a throwdown.

This event will be a rescheduling of the previously planned loquacious fundraising event. It will also be a barbeque. And a potluck. And a cooking competition and an opportunity to grill your sausages in the company of other fine mefites.

In attendance will be the several cases of Blue Moon Ale that was generously donated by my beer distributor, as well as an ample supply of meat for the grill. For those interested in meat free grilling, there will be a separate grill allocated to veggies only.

What we want from you is for you to rock up with your best barbeque/picnic dish, be it brownies, salsa, tater salad, (plate of) baked beans, etc., and see how it stands up to the competition. They will be judged, and in addition to an awesome blue ribbon for first prize, you could go down in history as the very first winner ever of the NYC Metafilter Meetup Barbeque Potluck Throwdown.

We will also be raffling off the fantastic donations provided by generous mefites far and wide, to the benefit of loquacious, who is happily out of the hospital and on the mend. The Whelk will be appearing in thread shortly with more details about this.

The weekend of July 10 seems to work best, probably Sunday, but we're open to Saturday if it works better for people. This will be happening at my place (Lower East Side) on my roof terrace. Late afternoon/early evening is best to avoid the hottest hours.

Who's in and name your dish
posted by newpotato to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:22 AM (31 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

Okay, that's not supposed to be a question mark in the heading...
posted by newpotato at 6:23 AM on June 13, 2010

There's already a meetup on July 10th, so that might be a bad day to do it?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:36 AM on June 13, 2010 [1 favorite]

Name: hermitosis
Rank: 24933
Dish: TBA Casserole
posted by hermitosis at 6:38 AM on June 13, 2010

Aww. man, how did I miss that?
posted by newpotato at 6:45 AM on June 13, 2010

Here are some of the raffle items you'all will be vying for

Amazing hand-made scarves.

A big blow up of Cortex and other notable metfites in "The Last Call"

A coupon from Greg-Nog for a drawing

aaaaand, a few hundred dollars worth of amazing beauty products made from rare oils.
posted by The Whelk at 8:47 AM on June 13, 2010

Oh and a signed edition of one of my books, duh.
posted by The Whelk at 8:47 AM on June 13, 2010

we have a cortex blow up doll?
posted by newpotato at 8:55 AM on June 13, 2010

Oh, please please not the weekend of July 10th - I'm flying to Austin on 7/9 for a wedding, coming back 7/12, and I'd hate to miss this meetup on top of having to miss the Cyclones.
posted by oh yeah! at 8:59 AM on June 13, 2010

Oh God, I do not know why I parsed that sentence that way...nevermind.
posted by newpotato at 9:00 AM on June 13, 2010

A rescheduling may be in order since there may be a slight conflict with the previously scheduled Cyclones meetup that weekend.

The Whelk becomes a world traveler the second half of July, and I made the assumption that people would already have plans for the July 4th weekend.

I'm waiting on feedback from potential attendees.
posted by newpotato at 9:04 AM on June 13, 2010

I too have a wedding to go to that weekend and am quietly crying in the corner already about missing the Cyclones game.
posted by sciencegeek at 11:54 AM on June 13, 2010

A better link for The Last Round: Embiggened.
posted by pjern at 1:43 PM on June 13, 2010

This time, no joke, I'm in. I've always admired loquacious, and I want to meet everyone. So ... whenever this is, as long as it's not July 2, I'm in.

Name: brina
Rank: 16148
Dish: Most Awesome Brownies, weather permitting
posted by brina at 3:02 PM on June 13, 2010

4th of July weekend is fine by me. I could make deviled eggs, and/or coleslaw.
posted by oh yeah! at 5:20 PM on June 13, 2010

July 4 weekend would work for me, I'm almost never doing much.
posted by hermitosis at 8:41 AM on June 14, 2010

I can't do July 4th weekend, but am in for almost any other weekend. I will also either be bringing my aunt's awesome potato salad recipe or I may be attempting to go a wee bit insane and re-creating my dad's BBQ pork marinade.

I do not admit to knowing exactly how to do the grilling part, and may need a partner to team up with. Any takers?
posted by TrishaLynn at 9:29 AM on June 14, 2010

I would enjoy this, I think. July 11 would be possible, not sure about any other date. I would bring veggie "sausages" or "hot dogs" with some kind of homemade garnish or relish.
posted by grobstein at 10:35 AM on June 14, 2010

Maybe the board gamers should meet up on 7/10 as well and we can have three Mefi meet-ups in one city in one day. Take that Antarctica!
posted by yeti at 2:41 PM on June 14, 2010

I'm pretty new here, but I would love to meet some of the people behind the screens. If it's not on the 10th, I'm in.

I'm not much of a cook, but I'll try to come up with something.
posted by Fuego at 4:05 PM on June 14, 2010

If the Cyclones, the gamers and the BBQ potluck all meet on the same weekend (10th and 11th of July), I will miss all three. And I will be sad.
posted by sciencegeek at 6:13 PM on June 14, 2010

What if we tried for earlier - like the weekend after next, Saturday, June 26?
posted by oh yeah! at 7:11 PM on June 14, 2010

I'm down for June 26. And The Whelk, I'd like to bring something for the auction. I'll MeMail you when I think of what I'm going to make.
posted by brina at 10:52 PM on June 14, 2010

June 26th would be great. Now to furiously plot what to bring.
posted by sciencegeek at 7:28 AM on June 15, 2010

It has to be early July (before Comic-Con) for me to attend. I really like the 4th weekend or the 11th weekend.
posted by The Whelk at 7:39 AM on June 15, 2010

And now we've fallen off the front page :-(

newpotato, since it is your rooftop, which days between now and pre-Comicon are you able to host this? (I should have asked that before suggesting 6/26, sorry!)
posted by oh yeah! at 4:30 PM on June 15, 2010

I was considering the 6/26 date, but just found out that I will not be in town that weekend.

For me it's looking like the only dates possible are any day over the July 4th weekend, or the following weekend, July 10th or 11th, so lets have a quick vote on those days.

There is also the possibility of continuing the existing cyclones meetup (7/10) on my rooftop. If the game is early in the day and the mefite attendees think that they will have the energy to go on, I'm just 1 1/2 short blocks from the F train so it could be a relativley painless transition
posted by newpotato at 12:04 PM on June 16, 2010

10th or 11th, 4th I think is too busy
posted by The Whelk at 5:55 PM on June 16, 2010

So should we just get this sidebarred for the 11th ?
posted by newpotato at 5:02 AM on June 17, 2010

Is this thing on?
posted by grobstein at 11:09 AM on June 28, 2010

Hello, there. I would still like to attend, and bring foodstuffs for you to devour. Also, I would like to actually really finally meet other MeFites. So ... what is the when and where?
posted by brina at 11:14 AM on June 28, 2010

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