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posted January 22, 2013 11:21 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu February 28 at 7:00 PM, Jacob Wirth Restaurant
31 Stuart Street, Boston, MA, USA (Map & Directions)
I will be in Boston, MA at the end of next month for a few days and would be happy to have a meetup with some local mefites. Anyone feel like hoisting a few ales with an itinerant Canadian on Thursday the 28th o' February?
posted by ricochet biscuit to Meetup (70 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

This is the 28th of Feb, right? Since this Thursday is the 24th, I just want to double check.

Is there a particular sort of bar or restaurant you'd want to attend? For example, are you looking for a Public House or a Cocktail Lounge?
posted by maryr at 5:25 PM on January 22, 2013


Or, y'know, Chotchkie's.
posted by maryr at 5:25 PM on January 22, 2013


Thursday the 28th of February, yes. I could have been more explicit.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:01 PM on January 22, 2013


I am of a mind for a pub; perhaps one with some history. If you can suggest a place which has an "Est. 1873" on its sign, my ears will perk up.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:03 PM on January 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


I am interested.
posted by benito.strauss at 1:03 AM on January 23, 2013


I have class Thursdays, but I could make it after. What about Jacob Wirth?
posted by backseatpilot at 5:07 AM on January 23, 2013


Weirdly, I will be in Boston for a conference that day, so I might be able to attend.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:19 AM on January 23, 2013


I could be up for this, especially if it was somewhere close to S. Station or Back Bay so I can catch the train home.
posted by bondcliff at 6:07 AM on January 23, 2013


Jacob Wirth and JJ Foley's (the one on Kingston, not the one in the South End) are both storied and nearish to South Station.
posted by ldthomps at 7:30 AM on January 23, 2013


Wow, good response. Can I provisionally call it for Jacob Wirth, then? That is pretty convenient for me as well.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 7:39 AM on January 23, 2013


Jacob Wirth sounds good to me — I've never been there.

/blushes
posted by benito.strauss at 10:43 AM on January 23, 2013


I've been there once; I enjoyed it. Works for me.
posted by bondcliff at 11:18 AM on January 23, 2013


This sounds pretty cool. Pencil me in, since I would have to bumble down from the suburbs.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 3:49 PM on January 23, 2013


OK, barring problems, I will attend.
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:09 PM on February 11, 2013


Although I will get there closer to 9.
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:11 PM on February 11, 2013


Jacob Wirth is a lot of fun. I'm a maybe for the 28th.
posted by Miko at 11:26 AM on February 12, 2013


Lots of maybes; hope you guys can make it. I have made a booking for eight people under the name "Matt's birthday party." See you folks then.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:24 AM on February 14, 2013


I'm definitely coming, but I may be late because of suburb-bumbling and weather.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 8:43 AM on February 14, 2013


Well, I'll just go ahead and mark myself down as a yes to show I'm not afraid of commitment.

I just need some space
posted by bondcliff at 10:42 AM on February 14, 2013


I have bumped the reservation up to ten people. See you folks next week.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:47 AM on February 20, 2013


I will probably be there early and hang out at the bar. I work in town but live in the 'burbs so it's pointless to go home and back in. If anyone else wants to join me, I'll be the nerd sitting at the bar alone, awkwardly pretending that he's interested in whatever sporting event is playing on the TV.
posted by bondcliff at 9:57 AM on February 20, 2013


I may see you: I am town for work, but my meetings wrap up early afternoon on Thursday and I am at liberty until the meetup. Unless there is a major snowstorm or something, I will just be a flaneur for the rest of the day. I will head there ahead of time and together we will feign interest in sporting events.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 10:32 AM on February 21, 2013


Ooh, I'll probably be there early, too! Metafilter pregaming commence!
posted by backseatpilot at 1:02 PM on February 21, 2013


Fuck! I could totally do Boston... on March 1.
posted by madcaptenor at 4:02 PM on February 26, 2013


Ok, I can definitely make it. I might or might not bring a friend.
posted by eviemath at 4:25 PM on February 26, 2013


Schedule changed, could do the 1st also, fiddlesticks
posted by sammyo at 7:33 PM on February 26, 2013


Note for those of you coming late, Jacob Wirth closes at 10:00 PM. I can only assume the original 19th-century proprietor had to get up early to milk the cows. Anyone coming very late tomorrow might want to check this thread to see where he wind up to continue carousing.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 12:56 PM on February 27, 2013


Is there a reason the reservation is for 8:00 and not earlier? Speaking for myself, I'm free any time after 6:00 or so. I will have to head home around 10:00, or whenever there is a convenient train. I may just go home first and get my car though, we'll see. I'd still be leaving around 10:00, because I am old.
posted by bondcliff at 1:00 PM on February 27, 2013


I'm planning to head in as soon as I clean up after work, but I'm coming by car, so time isn't an issue for me unless traffic is egregiously terrible.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 1:05 PM on February 27, 2013


I can try moving it back. 7:00 better for people?
posted by ricochet biscuit at 1:22 PM on February 27, 2013


I don't care either way [NOT TIME-IST] but earlier would mean more time to hang with Mefites before everyone goes home or before backseatpilot gets arrested, which ALWAYS happens at meet-ups.
posted by bondcliff at 1:47 PM on February 27, 2013


i have a friendly chat with a police officer ONE TIME
posted by backseatpilot at 2:10 PM on February 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


But you were so antagonistic all the other times.
posted by maryr at 3:36 PM on February 27, 2013


What can I say, I'm an angry drunk.
posted by backseatpilot at 3:52 PM on February 27, 2013


Hey all,

It is now set up for 7:00 PM. Please alert the police.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 6:59 PM on February 27, 2013


OK, Metroid Baby and I are going to try to squeeze in!

and avoid direct eye contact with backseatpilot
posted by ignignokt at 7:06 PM on February 27, 2013


Doh. Well, if y'all are starting at 7, I will most definitely be late.
posted by maryr at 7:18 PM on February 27, 2013


Aww, backseatpilot is a sweetie, cut it out.

Except for maybe that one time with the molotov cocktails and the anarchist sloganeering...
posted by not_on_display at 7:33 PM on February 27, 2013


Oh man. I think I owe backseatpilot a beer.
posted by bondcliff at 7:38 PM on February 27, 2013


time change noted, thanks.
posted by maryrussell at 7:48 AM on February 28, 2013


If anyone needs Mefite Identification Tips, I'll be there about 6:30 brandishing a plaid umbrella.
posted by backseatpilot at 10:10 AM on February 28, 2013


Mefite Identification Tips appreciated. What name is the reservation under?
posted by eviemath at 11:00 AM on February 28, 2013


I should be there around the same time and there's a chance my shirt will match backseatpilot's umbrella.
posted by bondcliff at 11:01 AM on February 28, 2013


The reservation is under "Matt's Birthday Party."
posted by ricochet biscuit at 11:09 AM on February 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


And for identification, I will be a large gentleman in a red shirt and blue jeans.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 11:20 AM on February 28, 2013


D'oh! I don't know how I missed this. Wah. Already committed so can't make it tonight.
posted by canine epigram at 1:10 PM on February 28, 2013


Note that depending on how your preferences are set, my blue jeans may appear as professional white.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 1:57 PM on February 28, 2013 [3 favorites]


Switching from 'maybe' to 'no'. Bad cold + sore throat is just not going away quickly enough, and I know I'd spend the whole time drinking and talking loudly.

Have a great time!
posted by benito.strauss at 2:03 PM on February 28, 2013


Ok, I will be there, but not until close to 9
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:07 PM on February 28, 2013


Ignignokt and I are yes, and heading out soon!
posted by Metroid Baby at 3:03 PM on February 28, 2013


Incidentally, I passed by Jacob Wirth a few minutes ago and there is a big honking table of 12 chairs standing empty at the back, so no need to lurk at the bar, I suspect.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 3:06 PM on February 28, 2013


I am here. I have no idea how to describe myself. I'm wearing a green LL Bean rain jacket.
posted by bondcliff at 3:22 PM on February 28, 2013


Heading out from work shortly - may actually be there around 7! Astonishing!

Of course, now that I've said that, I've cursed the MBTA into being late at every step.
posted by maryr at 3:25 PM on February 28, 2013


We're under the big Jacob Wirth sign in the back.
posted by bondcliff at 3:32 PM on February 28, 2013


I'm running late, will be there closer to 8 :-( I imagine I won't have much trouble finding you all at least.
posted by eviemath at 4:04 PM on February 28, 2013


Aw man, I totally forgot about this. If I'd checked this half and hour ago I'd have still been in town, too. Bugger me. Have fun y'all!
posted by Diablevert at 5:00 PM on February 28, 2013


Woo! That was fun. Thanks, folks. I only took two pictures, one of which is the contents of maryr's purse, which I will post unless a case of bubblegum pop rocks is Fed Exed to me by Tuesday.
posted by bondcliff at 8:04 PM on February 28, 2013


Garsh, those Boston types sure is nice folks. It was delightful to spend an evening in a fine old restaurant with ten smart and funny people (a pleasure only slightly diminished by one annoying piano player). I count myself wiser in several ways tonight: I have had my sketchy knowledge of The Shot Heard Round The World exhaustively enhanced by rustic etruscan, have traded tales of rural Nova Scotia with eviemath, and I have been introduced to the curious delights of the deep-fried pickle by an absent Sidhedevil.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:29 PM on February 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


It was good seeing you all! I wish I could have heard better over the piano, but I wish I could hear better in general. ricochet, here's the Wikipedia history of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, so you don't have to rely on my shaky take.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 8:41 PM on February 28, 2013


It was great to meet you, ricochet! That pianist brought out a little more condescension from me than I would have liked, but hey, he didn't hear, and it was something to laugh about.
posted by ignignokt at 8:45 PM on February 28, 2013


The piano guy could make any song sound like Billy Joel was butchering it. That is TALENT.
posted by not_on_display at 9:45 PM on February 28, 2013 [3 favorites]


I'm now reading the Wiki article on the Battles of Lexington and Concord, and the amount of stuff that was incomplete, misleading, and wrong in my own account is embarassing me in retrospect.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 7:35 AM on March 1, 2013


As is that spelling of "embarrassing."
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 7:41 AM on March 1, 2013


That pianist brought out a little more condescension from me than I would have liked, but hey, he didn't hear, and it was something to laugh about.

Oh, he heard. And he WILL. NOT. FORGET.

*cue creepy music*
posted by bondcliff at 7:43 AM on March 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


*cue hackneyed piano run as a coda on the creepy music*
posted by not_on_display at 10:49 AM on March 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


My knee is sore. Maybe that piano player has some hackneyed knee hacks for me....
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:30 AM on March 2, 2013


I looked online, but David Hockney's not hawking any hackneyed knee hacks. Were you hexed by a hockey hick? Heck, you should visit Dr. Huxtable, wearing a tux, driving a truck with some ducks, chompin' on some chex mix.
posted by not_on_display at 11:12 AM on March 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Be careful, not_on_display. I've heard that Suess sues pseudo-Suesses.
posted by benito.strauss at 12:27 PM on March 2, 2013



Genji's knee needs a hackneyed fix!

dare he nix my chex mix tricks?

(I write this purely for kicks.)
posted by not_on_display at 4:47 PM on March 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


You know who should have been at the meet up? Zix.
posted by bondcliff at 5:13 PM on March 2, 2013



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