Dallas Redux
posted July 12, 2012 11:20 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat August 4 at 5:00 PM, Gloria's in Oak Cliff
600 N Bishop Ave, Dallas, TX, USA (Map & Directions)
Anyone up for a Dallas meet up? Drinks, food, trivia, something?
I posted something a while ago, but life got in the way and I forgot. It happens. But now, in the (surprisingly nice) heat of July, I propose a Dallas meetup.

I'm open to locations. I'm in the north burbs (Lewisville), but I drive all over the place for drinks and food. Along the Dart lines might be best, I figure.

Suggestions? I was thinking somewhere around Lovers, Mockingbird, or over towards Lower Greenville. Bar? Restaurant?

Oh, and Ft. Worth folks are more than welcome - not trying to be Dallas centric, but I figure start small before we have the DFW meetup at Six Flags (I can dream).
posted by SNWidget to Meetup (56 comments total)

I vote for a Cafe Brazil location somewhere, though this weekend doesn't work for me. I'm in the far north dallas/richardson area.
posted by bookman117 at 12:00 PM on July 12, 2012

My only issue with Cafe Brazils is that they aren't really conducive for large parties sitting around and shooting the shit for a while.

We could try to get a table at Cane Rosso (pizza) in Deep Ellum for their Wednesday night BYOB, or something similar. Trinity Hall, perhaps? A Gloria's somewhere in the area?

Just throwing out ideas.
posted by SNWidget at 1:16 PM on July 12, 2012

I'm down for any kind of meetup place, so long as the street address can be found on my GPS (Ft Worth resident here - don't know much of Dallas outside of how to find Good Records).
posted by AMSBoethius at 5:11 AM on July 13, 2012

I vote that there's nothing surprisingly nice about this heat.

I vote that I really don't like Trinity Hall. At all. (I also vote that I'm a poet and don't know it.)

I vote that Gloria's sounds good, especially if it's the north Oak Cliff location - it's roomy and it's in an old firehouse to boot.

I vote that I'm in Lubbock at the moment visiting a friend and will come back to this thread when I come back to Dallas.
posted by item at 6:47 AM on July 13, 2012

A good BYOB all the time place is Mai's Vietnamese which is at Bryan and Fitzhugh (east Dallas). Just throwing that out.
posted by hugandpint at 6:53 AM on July 13, 2012

Also, while I have never been permanently barred from ever setting foot inside a Cafe Brazil again, I would be willing to commit an act of nudity at one of their locations soon if it were to mean that we'd have to schedule elsewhere.
posted by item at 6:54 AM on July 13, 2012

Frisco-dweller here, totally willing to venture into Dallas proper, or pretty much anywhere within 50 miles or so, provided this happens on a day I have free. At this point, that's looking like the first weekend of August at the earliest.
posted by owtytrof at 7:09 AM on July 13, 2012

I'm game, and in Plano so anywhere is good. C Brazil seems unpopular. Never been to Gloria's it might be preferable to the dudebro-heavy Greenville.
posted by emjaybee at 9:22 PM on July 13, 2012

I'm in Plano until the end of the month, I'd be down if something gets planned before then! I vote for Gloria's over Cafe Brazil.
posted by MadamM at 4:19 PM on July 14, 2012

I'm in for anything as long as it's legal.
posted by usertm at 8:17 PM on July 14, 2012

I'm fine with Gloria's as well. This ok with everyone? Oak Cliff location? It's big and no problem for large parties
posted by hugandpint at 7:08 PM on July 15, 2012

I'd love to see everyone again...and meet new people! I'll do my best to remember to keep checking back to see when/where/time, etc. :)
posted by dejah420 at 8:19 PM on July 15, 2012 [1 favorite]

Gloria's in Oak Cliff will work for me. Having never been to that location, is it hard to find parking?

As far as a date, I'm out of town on 7/28 and 8/11. I should be available on Sunday afternoons & weekday evenings (other than Mondays).
posted by AMSBoethius at 10:33 AM on July 16, 2012

I enjoyed the people I met years ago at one of these things. Not sure if they are still active users or live in the area. Anyone know if Ufez Jones, thatothergrl, chicobangs, romakimmy, or notsnot are still around? Item, do you know?

I'll look forward to what date is settled on to see if it works for me.
posted by dios at 1:07 PM on July 16, 2012

Ok, now that I'm back around (sick for a few days), I'll start suggesting dates. Are we better on a weekend of weekday? I was going to suggest something like a Wednesday or Thursday afternoon. Bolsa has $5 cocktails on Wednesday afternoon, but the bar scene picks up fast. Gloria's might be the better bet.
posted by SNWidget at 2:57 PM on July 16, 2012

Gloria's has complimentary valet at the Oak Cliff location. Outside of that, parking can be difficult to find in that area. However, if free valet works then it shouldn't be a problem.

I've been to Bolsa during the week and it isn't near as crowded as it is on weekends. It might be an issue with a big group though. Gloria's also has pretty decent happy hour Sunday thru Thursday so during the week might be a good idea - Wednesday or Thursday.
posted by hugandpint at 4:50 PM on July 16, 2012

Anyone know if Ufez Jones, thatothergrl, chicobangs, romakimmy, or notsnot are still around? Item, do you know?

I know that Ufez is no longer in Dallas; I honestly have no idea about any of the others.

As the originator of the OC Gloria's suggestion, I am behind my idea 100%. I'll leave the details to hugndpint as she's sitting on the couch next to me.
posted by item at 5:05 PM on July 16, 2012

I prefer weekends, but weekdays are fine so long as the meetup starts at 6pm or later, which should give me time to make it there from work.
posted by AMSBoethius at 9:21 PM on July 16, 2012

well here are a couple of dates, let me know what works:

Thursday, July 26th @ 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 4th @ 5:00 p.m.

Monday, August 6th @ 7:00 p.m.

Just throwing out some dates.
posted by hugandpint at 9:21 AM on July 17, 2012

Those dates all work for me as far as I know at the moment. Also, Gloria's Oak Cliff location sounds great.
posted by bookman117 at 1:34 PM on July 17, 2012

I maybe might be able to make the 4th at 5pm, depending on what the man's gigs are that night. Not looking good at the moment. Argh. We're in Memphis the week after so it would be Aug.11 before I could try again.

Is Friday the 27th totally out? I can do that one.
posted by emjaybee at 6:36 PM on July 17, 2012

Count me in for any of those dates!
posted by grandsham at 9:38 PM on July 17, 2012

Weekends work best for me. The28th and 11th, work especially well. Gloria's sounds lovely. Hope this one doesn't fizzle out, we can do this!
posted by haunted by Leonard Cohen at 6:35 AM on July 18, 2012

The first two dates & times that hugandpint listed work well for me. I'm out of town on 7/28 & 8/10-8/12. I can make any date other than those four work if need be though.
posted by AMSBoethius at 8:26 AM on July 18, 2012

There will be no fizzling out because hugandpint won't allow such a thing to happen. As for me, I'm just along for the ride.

From the looks of things, we're going to have to schedule this on a date that at least one person can't make. Maybe someone could do a quick flameout? Of course, that'd make that person in higher demand for a meetup.
posted by item at 1:07 PM on July 18, 2012

It looks like the 4th may be the best bet for everyone. Emjaybee, would an earlier time (say 3) work out better for you on that day? Nothing like a lil bit of afternoon cocktails.
posted by hugandpint at 4:58 PM on July 18, 2012

of course, when I said "Count me in for any of those dates," I was forgetting about the fact that I'm out of town for a wedding on the 4th. Blerg.

If the 4th is still the best date, I'll just catch you guys next time.
posted by grandsham at 9:39 PM on July 18, 2012

don't worry about my schedule, just put it up and I'll make it if I can, or come to the next one.
posted by emjaybee at 8:54 AM on July 19, 2012

I'm leaving town the 30th of July! The 26th or 27th would be best for me, but I'm OK with missing out if another day works best for everyone else. I'll just have to hang out with the cool kids (?) in New Orleans instead.
posted by MadamM at 1:15 PM on July 19, 2012

Ok so I'm thinking let's stick with the 4th at 5 pm. Then if you start getting me your September available dates we will have another one. How does that sound?
posted by hugandpint at 5:23 AM on July 20, 2012

Sounds good to me.
posted by bookman117 at 6:18 PM on July 21, 2012

Sounds great to me, hungandpint! Thanks for getting the dates together. 4th at 5pm sounds like a plan.

I'll finalize the details in this post.
posted by SNWidget at 7:59 PM on July 22, 2012

And sorry for being AWOL - crazy week. Looking forward to catch a beer/something with y'all.
posted by SNWidget at 8:02 PM on July 22, 2012

And (just for a third comment), yay to monthly meet ups! If those uppity jerks in Chicago can manage bi-weekly, we should be able to get monthly ones down pat.
posted by SNWidget at 8:05 PM on July 22, 2012

Everyone see that? SMWidget's offering up his house for regular meetups!!!
posted by item at 9:27 AM on July 23, 2012

Hey, grandsham, good to see yer name uptheread, there. We'll see ya at Gloria's!
posted by item at 9:29 AM on July 23, 2012

Everyone see that? SMWidget's offering up his house for regular meetups!!!

Hrm, yes... let's all go to that guy SMWidget's house. I hear he's got a bitchin' pool.

But seriously, I'd have everyone over to drink my booze if 1) my apartment weren't tiny and messy, and 2) most Dallas-ites I know have an allergic reaction if they go north of LBJ.
posted by SNWidget at 1:16 PM on July 23, 2012

item: Hey, grandsham, good to see yer name uptheread, there. We'll see ya at Gloria's!

Sadly you won't, since I'll be out of town for a wedding on the 4th. But if monthly meetups become a thing, you bet you will see me sooner rather than later.
posted by grandsham at 2:25 PM on July 24, 2012

Monthly meetups need to become a thing, I do declare.
posted by hugandpint at 10:13 AM on July 25, 2012

I'm sorry guys, I don't think I'll be back from Austin in time. However, if traffic is good, the roads are clear, and I haven't had to nuke i35 from space just on principle; I'll try to make it.

I'd love to see a regular monthly meetup. There's all sorts of fascinating mefites in the metroplex.
posted by dejah420 at 8:50 AM on July 28, 2012

A meetup right down the street from me! i'll finally get to make it to one of these.
posted by sapo at 11:23 AM on July 28, 2012

I'd love to see a regular monthly meetup. There's all sorts of fascinating mefites in the metroplex.

...and then there's me!
posted by SNWidget at 4:11 PM on July 29, 2012

Neat. Gonna try to be there.
posted by erikgrande at 12:15 AM on August 1, 2012

See everyone tomorrow! I'm going to try to bring something that'll signify who I am/we are. Looking forward to meeting folks!
posted by SNWidget at 7:37 PM on August 3, 2012

Guys, I hate to do this, but I'm going to have to back out for this evening. I'm in the middle of my PhD qualifying exams, and I thought I'd have it wrapped up by today, but I'm having a lot of problems. I hope people still meet up and enjoy - please let us know how it goes, and we'll do it again next month (when I'm not a bundle of nerves).

Again, huge apologies for setting it up then bailing.
posted by SNWidget at 12:14 PM on August 4, 2012

Hey guys - item and I will be here tonight a little early. I'll be wearing a metafilter t-shirt so you can find us.
posted by hugandpint at 12:35 PM on August 4, 2012

Just a note: Gloria's is a big place and we don't know if we'll be upstairs or downstairs, so keep an eye out for the girl in the gray Mefi t-shirt. If for whatever reason you can't find us, email me at the address in my profile and we'll work it on out.

I have it on good authority that holdkris99 will be coming. Just kidding. Hopefully, it'll be more than just me and hugandpint, though. Actually, come on out, holdkris.
posted by item at 1:59 PM on August 4, 2012

Just stopped in and didnt see anyone. Sorry i missed it.
posted by sapo at 2:13 PM on August 4, 2012

But it hasn't started yet...

(I wanna come too!)
posted by jinjo at 2:18 PM on August 4, 2012

Aaaaand just realized this says 5p. For some reason i though it was 3. I might be able to stop back by later.
posted by sapo at 2:21 PM on August 4, 2012

Item and hugandpint have arrived. We are seated at the top of the stairs
posted by hugandpint at 2:43 PM on August 4, 2012

Come, jinjo. We can talk all about how your username gets autocorrected in my phone to 'kinko'.
posted by item at 2:49 PM on August 4, 2012

Good turnout, everyone. Better than expected. Good to meet you / see you again.
posted by item at 5:31 PM on August 4, 2012

good time indeed! nice to meet everyone.
posted by sapo at 9:11 AM on August 5, 2012

Man, I'm bummed that I missed.

I'm glad everyone had a good time - we should definitely make this a thing, so I don't feel like I missed the one meetup in the last 5 years.
posted by SNWidget at 4:16 AM on August 8, 2012

Good times - let's make this happen again.
posted by hugandpint at 10:02 AM on August 9, 2012

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