Cleveland Meetup March 10, 2005 9:13 AM   Subscribe

Cleveland Meetup! • Who, What, When, Where, Why, How.
posted by sciurus to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:13 AM (16 comments total)

Possible places:

Great Lakes Brewery?
Rock Bottom Brewery?
Barking Spider Tavern?

Possible date: Saturday, April 2nd?

Additional suggestions welcome. Come one and all!
posted by sciurus at 9:16 AM on March 10, 2005

Dang. Missed it by *that much*. I was in Cleveland last weekend.
posted by Doohickie at 9:53 AM on March 10, 2005

Great Lakes Brewery!!! I think that's a tremendous choice. I know socializing is the main point of this meetup but I hope I won't be the only person interested in exploring the menu. I've been meaning to get there for a while now. I really like the kind of food they serve and I've heard very good things about it. I'm not much for beer but they have a pretty good reputation.

The other two are certainly acceptable as well. April 2nd is also acceptable but if it turns out to be inconvenient for others then I'd probably be able to accommodate any other date.

Basically, I'm up for whatever and whenever. Thanks for taking the initiative to organize this. I'm looking forward to seeing my fellow Cleveland MeFites.
posted by stuart_s at 10:55 AM on March 10, 2005


Get the Bread Pudding w/Jack Daniels sauce. It's well worth it.
posted by xena at 11:16 AM on March 10, 2005

You should join us xena!

Incidentally, the April 2nd date will mark my one year anniversary as a MeFite. I like Great Lakes Brewery as the meetup place too. I heartily encourage the newer Cleveland MeFites to come! picklebird, googly, StephenV, jsares, horhey, I'm looking at you.

Also the older members: Shane, Avogadro, Recockulous, and boomchicka, please come.

And anyone else I missed. There. I called you all out. Bring it.
posted by sciurus at 11:26 AM on March 10, 2005

I'll probably be at Cleveland-Hopkins as the meetup takes place. Curses!
posted by Marit at 11:59 AM on March 10, 2005

Also the older members: Shane...



Tremble, ye noobs.

Yeah, okay, sure, GLBrewery. The bullethole behind the bar put there by Eliot Ness is fake, though, and be warned: they'll sigh and roll their eyes and treat you like a tourist-idiot if you ask to see it.

Is it non-smoking? I have allergies.

Thanks, sciurus.
posted by Shane at 1:58 PM on March 10, 2005

It is smoke-free Shane. Also looks like they have a few vegetarian dishes, for those so inclined.

So, who else is coming? At the very least it sounds like there will be a reunion of the Turbulent Trio.
posted by sciurus at 4:47 AM on March 11, 2005

So, who else is coming? At the very least it sounds like there will be a reunion of the Turbulent Trio.

If we're expecting a light crowd, maybe three or four of us, we can probably anticipate a lack of wild drunken hijinks and crazed socializing. Stu and sciurus and I have already met, after all. Maybe we should make potential plans for a nice interesting evening?

stuart_s is hyped about the food, which is good. Let's have a nice meal at GLB and maybe a few brews.

Other ideas for after:

It's too bad the Cleveland International Film fest is over in April, but the Cedar Lee always has great films. Right now Jeunet's (of Jeunet/Caro and Amelie and one of my all-time faves, Delicatessen, fame) latest gem A Long Engagement is playing. Pulp Fiction, Woody Allen's Melinda and Melinda, and Rebecca Miller's (Arthur Miller's daughter) Ballad of Jack and Rose with Daniel Day Lewis should be playing that night.

Also, my mouth is watering at the prospect of seeing the Animation Show at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinemateque (schedule here, scroll down.) It's early, however, at 8:00. Nicotina is playing at 9:45.

And we could always have more food, dessert and coffee, or a shot of scotch after that.

Who's up for some carousing? Any other ideas?
posted by Shane at 1:09 PM on March 11, 2005

Well, I've got April Fool's Day plans for The Animation Show, and have already seen A Long Engagement. It is too bad that Realms of the Unreal doesn't start until the 8th, but I'm willing to watch anything else. Dessert, coffee and scotch all sound tasty as well. I can scrounge around to find out if any places like Algebra Tea House or Lucky's Café are having poetry readings if y'all dig that.
posted by sciurus at 1:41 PM on March 11, 2005

Sorry about the late reply - picklebird and I were away on vacation last week and I only came across this by chance. We'd be up for anything, but probably wouldn't both be able to make it on the 2nd because of a prior commitment. Any chance of making it for the 3rd? Or I can join later in the evening...
posted by googly at 12:57 PM on March 16, 2005

Yes! Great Lakes Brewery is a good choice. Googly and I will definitely make it if we can. Is Sunday night the 3rd a possibility for people? If the 2nd is a done deal, we can probably make it after 9 pm or so. And we are on the east side, so any of the other suggestions are okay too.
posted by picklebird at 1:49 PM on March 16, 2005

The 3rd works for me as well. I'll send Shane and stuart_s an email pointing 'em back here. Hope you can make it!
posted by sciurus at 4:59 AM on March 18, 2005

Sounds good. What time? GL Brewery?
posted by Shane at 5:48 AM on March 18, 2005

The third is fine with me, too.
posted by stuart_s at 9:15 AM on March 18, 2005

I'd say 7pm at the GLB. The kitchen closes at 8 and they stop serving brew at 9. We can play it by ear from there if we wish...

As it stands:

Who: sciurus, Shane, stuart_s, googly, picklebird
What: Cleveland Meetup
When: Sunday April 3rd at 7:00pm
Where: Great Lakes Brewery
Why: Because I say so.
How: Stop asking questions.
posted by sciurus at 4:04 AM on March 21, 2005

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