KC Meetup!
posted July 20, 2012 1:16 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat August 4 at 7:00 PM, Grinders
417 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO, USA (Map & Directions)
We haven't had a proper KC MeFi meetup in over 2 years! Dust off your fancy pants and let's hang out!
Grinders, 7pm. Wootwoot. Does anyone have a preference for Grinder's Pizza v. Grinder's West?
posted by chara to Meetup (16 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I'm fine whenever. When do you want to firm a decision on time and location?
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 5:20 PM on July 20, 2012

I've been by Grinders on First Friday. Saturday might be a better day, because we might actually be able to get a table.
posted by angelchrys at 12:29 PM on July 21, 2012

Cool. Just made it official. Does 7pm work for everyone? And are we doing Grinders East or Grinders West?
posted by chara at 2:29 PM on July 21, 2012

Fine with me.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 10:12 PM on July 21, 2012

Jealous. I had a cheesesteak in Philly yesterday, and I know it's blasphemy but it made me miss Grinders. Have fun guys!
posted by piedmont at 3:02 PM on July 24, 2012

I have a wedding to go to Saturday night, or I'd be able to make it. Alas and alack.
posted by RainyJay at 3:58 PM on July 30, 2012

I'm sorry that you won't be able to be there, RainyJay.

"And are we doing Grinders East or Grinders West?"

I'm new here, so I don't have a clue. We need to firm everything up, though! How will we recognize each other?
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 10:40 AM on August 2, 2012

I would assume Grinders East. Will it be too hot to meet outside in the back? There's not a lot of group seating in Grinders.
posted by geoff. at 6:57 PM on August 2, 2012

Don't ask me. I have no clue about the place. What do I need to know about getting there? And parking? I have a disability, but let my handicapped parking placard expire, and so walking very far from a parking spot is a concern.

Here's a couple of photos of what I look like, so folk will hopefully be able to recognize me, anyway. They're four or five years out of date, but I haven't changed much. I also sort of limp and possibly will be using a cane, so it should be pretty easy to figure out who I am. I'm about 5'6".
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 7:28 AM on August 3, 2012

Let's just meet in front of Grinders (original, not West). There are a few seats out in front where you can sit and wait, but we can move inside after everyone shows up or to the back if we feel like the heat is not too oppressive. It looks like there will only be three or four of us, so seating shouldn't be a huge issue. I am a tiny black chick with poofy hair. Unless there's a convention of other tiny poofy-haired black chicks bouncing around the Crossroads that day, I should be pretty easy to spot.

I'm looking forward to meeting you both/all!
posted by chara at 10:39 AM on August 3, 2012

I'm a white guy with a short beard in the Crossroads ... so I'll be probably harder to find. I'll look for you guys.
posted by geoff. at 8:33 PM on August 3, 2012

One of my friends is moving out of town and of course he scheduled his freaking goodbye party tomorrow night. Have fun at Grinders.
posted by angelchrys at 9:36 PM on August 3, 2012

I'm up north and I'm not sure how early I should leave. I want to have plenty of time to be leisurely about parking and such, so I may end up getting there quite early. I plan to leave about ten after six. I'm in black pants and yellow shirt.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 3:51 PM on August 4, 2012

Okay - I'm sitting at one of the tables outside in the back, reading.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 4:37 PM on August 4, 2012

I'm at the bar! I'll come out back
posted by geoff. at 5:01 PM on August 4, 2012

Hey, that was fun and it was great meeting both of you, chara and geoff! I'm so glad that both of you were able to make it there.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 7:28 PM on August 4, 2012 [2 favorites]

This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments