Auxiliary Out-of-Towner Welcome-Wagon Meetup
posted April 12, 2012 11:01 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat April 14 at 11:00 AM, LOKaL Restaurant & Lounge
1904 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 (Map & Directions)
Zoomorphic and her husband are in town this weekend! Let's welcome them to Chicago with a meetup.
We'll be meeting Saturday morning at LOKaL in Wicker Park for brunch.
posted by Iridic to Meetup (16 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I like to meet up
Friday or Saturday works
Someone pick a place
posted by lholladay at 2:51 PM on April 12, 2012

Birchwood Kitchen, the Bongo Room, and Caffe de Luca all look like strong choices for Saturday brunch.
posted by Iridic at 3:57 PM on April 12, 2012

I have heard good things about Birchwood! Maybe from Metafilter?
posted by zoomorphic at 8:45 PM on April 12, 2012

Bongo Room is delicious but there'll be a decent wait on Saturday. I have not been to Birchwood?
posted by shakespeherian at 5:05 AM on April 13, 2012

I'm down for brunch on Saturday. I would like to try Bongo Room, but it definitely is one of those popular, you're gonna have to wait kind of places. I've heard good things about Birchwood too. Although I've never been there, I hear you order at the counter and then find your own table (kinda like a Panera Bread) and that they are BYOB.

My favorite brunch spot in the neighborhood LOKal is on North Ave., just west of Damen & Milwaukee. Their food is good and they have bottomless mimosas ($7) or bloody marys ($9) while dining. The boyfriend and I have been in there around ten or 11 on a Saturday and didn't have to wait for a table.

Re-reading this comment, I sound like a lush. I'm not - I swear. It's not my fault that brunch is one of the best times for champagne.
posted by youngergirl44 at 7:49 AM on April 13, 2012

Well, I'm a lush and a flexible lush at that. I'm down for Bongo, LOKal or wherever else y'all want. I really like anywhere that's BYOB too (being a lush is expensive in New York).
posted by zoomorphic at 8:05 AM on April 13, 2012

If people are looking for something to do tonight, you might consider a bit of local color: The launch party for Distance, a new Kickstarter-funded design quarterly put together by a friend (and not-terribly-active MeFite) is being held in Logan Square at Uncharted Books. I imagine pizza-eating or something will happen afterwards. So: bookstore, pizza, fun neighborhoods; this checks off several items on the Zoomorphic List. Flyer for the event is here.
posted by booknerd at 8:06 AM on April 13, 2012

Also we just went to Bongo which was AWESOME so hopefully it's cool if we go somewhere different later?

I like booknerd's idea a lot, though how early can we swing it on Saturday? We have evening plans with an old friend tomorrow night.
posted by zoomorphic at 9:30 AM on April 13, 2012

In the absence of primary source recommendations for Birchwood, shall we confirm for LOKal for tomorrow? Looks like they're open as early as 9:00.
posted by Iridic at 10:33 AM on April 13, 2012

Lokal sounds good. Can we make it a bit later than 9? Does 1030 or 11 work? We are both in need of a decent night's sleep tonight.

If they need a head count for reservations, we're 2 heads (obviously).
posted by zoomorphic at 11:33 AM on April 13, 2012

11 is just fine by me. Let's punch up the unch half of the meal.
posted by Iridic at 11:39 AM on April 13, 2012

I've gone ahead and confirmed for LOKaL, 11:00 AM.
posted by Iridic at 11:44 AM on April 13, 2012

Great! See y'all then!
posted by zoomorphic at 1:26 PM on April 13, 2012

posted by youngergirl44 at 7:31 PM on April 13, 2012

We got here early and are sitting at the bar. I'm wearing a yellow cardigan. Once we know the head count we can grab a table.
posted by zoomorphic at 8:49 AM on April 14, 2012

I just left the house so I'll be there in abouut 10. I'm in a red sweater.
posted by youngergirl44 at 8:57 AM on April 14, 2012

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