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posted January 16, 2013 11:09 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed February 6 at 6:00 PM, Billy Goat Tavern
430 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
EX-tree EX-tree, read all about it! This just in, wild billy goats storm downtown tavern! Only known weakness is tiny beers!
Note that this is only four days after the poutine meetup, do we want to push it back one week to the 13th?
posted by Evilspork to Meetup (57 comments total)


posted by phunniemee at 6:48 AM on January 17, 2013 [4 favorites]

I say we keep it the first Wednesday, otherwise I might forget about it.
posted by youngergirl44 at 7:20 AM on January 17, 2013 [1 favorite]

I'm taking a kayaking class on wednesdays in Feburary at the UIC pool, so I have to be in and out quickly at the start, and maybe available for karaoke after.

I know you were all concerned.
posted by garlic at 8:58 AM on January 17, 2013 [1 favorite]

posted by phunniemee at 9:03 AM on January 17, 2013 [1 favorite]

Caps lock is so freeing.
posted by phunniemee at 9:03 AM on January 17, 2013 [2 favorites]

Wait, has anyone actually gotten a steak and egg? Can one truly even covet something that is only thought to exist in a mystical realm? Also, can anything that comes from the Goat truly be called steak?
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 5:53 AM on January 18, 2013

Also, I'll be off bettering myself too, at a training seminar in LA that whole week, so I'm out. If I find tiny beers and shiny pants on the West Coast, can I call you guys and pretend I'm still included?
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 5:55 AM on January 18, 2013

I have had the 'steak' sandwich. It is very reminiscent of the Comiskey Park picnic area* 'steak sandwich' so I like it as more of a nostalgia thing.

*One of the best places to watch a game from, RIP
posted by readery at 8:01 AM on January 18, 2013

If I eat at the Goat, I eat the steak and egg.
posted by eamondaly at 1:21 PM on January 18, 2013

...He's the most interesting man in the Goat.
posted by phunniemee at 3:22 PM on January 18, 2013 [1 favorite]

posted by Cold Lurkey at 8:57 PM on January 18, 2013 [1 favorite]

Was there actually an "and" in the "steak and egg" menu entry? Because I got an "egg cheese" last time, and there was definitely no "and," so now I'm wondering if "and" is a sourdough bun.
posted by deathpanels at 9:16 PM on January 20, 2013

I believe it's an ampersand. For unabbreviated words you might want to try the Goat at Navy Pier. It's always puttin' on airs.
posted by phunniemee at 6:25 AM on January 21, 2013

I believe Steak and Egg is only on the secret menu, but if the rest of the menu's formatting were followed, it would likely be "Steak & Egg." Regardless: It is real and it is delicious.
posted by SpiffyRob at 11:47 AM on January 21, 2013

Did anybody hear that? No? Must just be those spooooooky movies I've been watching on my day off.
posted by crush-onastick at 6:19 PM on January 21, 2013

Ghost Dad?
posted by SpiffyRob at 7:48 PM on January 21, 2013

1) I distinctly remember,as was mentioned, discussing with deathpanels and others about the use of "Egg Cheese" on the menu. So the Goat apparently has some ampersands that have gone missing in the last 5 years.

2) If you need a pick-me-up, read the Wikipedia plot description of Ghost Dad. It teaches/reminds you that a cab driving Satanist is an important plot point. (tl;dr - just read the first and last paragraph)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:12 PM on January 21, 2013

(tl;dr - just read the first and last paragraph)

That's what got me through college.
posted by Evilspork at 11:50 PM on January 21, 2013

The Mel Cebulash novelization really is the way the story of Ghost Dad is meant to be told.
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:09 AM on January 22, 2013 [1 favorite]

Wow. I would've bet $100 that "Steak & Egg" was on the menu!
posted by eamondaly at 9:42 AM on January 22, 2013

Hmm...it's on there at #2.

I was not aware that they had chicken anything. The plot thickens.
posted by phunniemee at 9:48 AM on January 22, 2013

The Mel Cebulash novelization really is the way the story of Ghost Dad is meant to be told.

If this is the same Mel Cebulash who wrote the adaptation of Herbie Rides Again that I read in my youth, I can almost guarantee that the novelization of Ghost Dad is... a book that accurately describes what happens in the movie.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:55 AM on January 22, 2013

Curiously, there's no extant novelization of Leonard: Part 6. I suppose it's up to me to supply the lack.

Leonard: Book 6

A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead. I say ‘one chooses’ with the inaccurate pride of a intelligence analyst who - when he has been seriously noted at all - has been praised for his rhetorical faculties, but do I in fact of my own will choose that black fiery January night in San Francisco, in 1987, the sight of Leonard Parker riding an ostrich off of an exploding factory's roof, or did these things choose me? Given that national security requires my silence on his earlier operations, it is correct according to the rules of tradecraft to begin just there; but if I had believed then in a God, I could also have believed in a hand, plucking at my elbow, a suggestion - "Speak to him: he needs to know about the carnivorous trout."
posted by Iridic at 1:46 PM on January 23, 2013 [1 favorite]

Be advised.
posted by eamondaly at 8:05 PM on January 27, 2013 [1 favorite]

I may actually try to make this, since I've not been at one in forEVER.
posted by bibliogrrl at 11:56 AM on January 30, 2013 [2 favorites]

And now I have yet another late-night meeting to attend. Goat is a definite no, Frog is a remote maybe.
posted by eamondaly at 9:37 AM on January 31, 2013

I'll be at the Vaccines show at Lincoln Hall. Very slight possibility I'd end up at the Frog later, but unlikely.
posted by misskaz at 12:27 PM on February 2, 2013

Where is everyone? We're 28 hours and counting to goat! This place should be hoppin'.

I am extremely disappointed with you all.
posted by phunniemee at 11:07 AM on February 5, 2013 [1 favorite]

I'm going to be on a plane to LAX tomorrow (and then another plane from there going somewhere way more fun.) I'll wave when I'm over Chicago.

Who am I kidding? I'll NEVER be over Chicago. *sniff*
posted by SpiffyRob at 11:56 AM on February 5, 2013

Jen, did you make my mistake and show up on Tuesday?
posted by Evilspork at 1:10 PM on February 5, 2013

No, but I almost did add a warning to my previous comment saying CONFIDENTIAL REMINDER TO EVILSPORK TODAY IS TUESDAY.

Seriously, though, you guys need to do a better job of entertaining me. I need distractions. I've been in a completely asinine multi-day argument with my boss about potato chips, and so far that's easily been the highlight of my week.
posted by phunniemee at 1:47 PM on February 5, 2013 [2 favorites]

guys, guys, GUYS! I don't think I'll make tomorrow. And then I don't think I can make it to the Pequod's thing. THEN I WILL BE OUT OF TOWN FOR THE TWO BEGINNING OF MARCH MEET-UPS.

huh. It will almost be like I'm adamdschneider.
posted by crush-onastick at 6:16 PM on February 5, 2013 [2 favorites]

I don't like any part of that except the part where you made fun of Adam.
posted by phunniemee at 6:18 PM on February 5, 2013 [2 favorites]

I'm out for tomorrow too I'm afraid. [insert joke about Adam here.]

But hopefully we can celebrate my reason why at the next meetup. I will not bring refreshments in this.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:05 PM on February 5, 2013 [1 favorite]

What on earth is there to argue about regarding potato chips!? They are perfect in every way conceivable, unless you're talking about bastard-variants like 'baked' or olestraassleakageinducing 'lo-fat'.

Also, I'm in, at/around the usual late-ish goat arrival.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 9:12 PM on February 5, 2013

Adam at least made it to the poutine meetup. UNLIKE SOMEONE ELSE I CAN THINK OF
posted by Evilspork at 4:16 AM on February 6, 2013 [1 favorite]

So you're saying we need to bait him...
posted by phunniemee at 4:27 AM on February 6, 2013

Was going to joke that I'd hate to see what kind of animal you would catch with a poutine baited trap. Then I looked in the mirror.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 6:00 AM on February 6, 2013 [3 favorites]

My +1 is baniak, since he is too lazy to check in himself.
posted by bibliogrrl at 6:17 AM on February 6, 2013

last night at broomball, I suceeded in only falling down hard twice. And slamming myself into the boards a few times. So today I only have minimal bruising covering my entire forearms and all of my ass.

So I'm using that as an excuse to 'work' from home today.

but I'm still bettering myself (not like, replacing my liver sort of bettering myself though) some this evening so my attendance will be at both the goat and the frog, but seperated by kayaking at the UIC pool.

I should probably figure out where the hell the UIC pool is...
posted by garlic at 6:55 AM on February 6, 2013

Oh, garlic, I meant to ask you about the broomball thing when last I saw you. Though if it's spring next time I see you, it's moot, huh?

also, auxiliary poutine is delicious but, you know, auxiliary . . . .
posted by crush-onastick at 7:17 AM on February 6, 2013

Wait, Spiffy will momentarily be in LA? I'm in LA. MOMENTARY DISPLACED CHICAGOANS IN LA PARTY! I wonder if they have tiny beers out here...
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 9:32 AM on February 6, 2013

I'll be a bit late. Seven, seven-thirtish?
posted by Iridic at 9:47 AM on February 6, 2013

Say hi to the sky while you're out there! OH WAIT JUST KIDDING.
posted by phunniemee at 9:47 AM on February 6, 2013

I might be able to make it to my first meetup EVER. FINGERS CROSSED.
posted by naju at 10:06 AM on February 6, 2013 [2 favorites]

deathpanels making appearance at tonight's meetup, now with 100% less talking to old, drunk men at the wrong Billy Goat location.
posted by deathpanels at 2:04 PM on February 6, 2013 [3 favorites]

I'm headed there now for the unofficial cabal* early meetup.

posted by garlic at 2:38 PM on February 6, 2013

I might not make it tonight. I'm feeling kinda blah and my back is being an a-hole. I'm still at work and don't think I'd be much fun this evening.
posted by youngergirl44 at 6:04 PM on February 6, 2013

My thing ended earlier than I expected. Headed to the Frog!
posted by eamondaly at 7:04 PM on February 6, 2013

Also headed to the frog.
posted by garlic at 8:04 PM on February 6, 2013

How was it guys yesterday I got up at 3:30am sorry I didn't make it to the Goat but I think I am technically dead according to the bylaws of several municipalities
posted by shakespeherian at 7:36 AM on February 7, 2013

I met some cool people and discussed the pasty thighs of wrestlers, so I thought it went pretty well.
posted by naju at 9:26 AM on February 7, 2013

It did go well. 4 of us made it to karaoke, where apparently our most famous karaoke singer had her great Stevie Wonder song crashed by a douche in a suit, and his buddies photographing him.
posted by garlic at 10:58 AM on February 7, 2013

Why are there always suitdouches at the Frog?
posted by shakespeherian at 11:08 AM on February 7, 2013

Probably that portal to hell next to the paper towel dispenser in the ladies' room.
posted by phunniemee at 11:13 AM on February 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

The Stevie Wonder Debacle was so weird. I don't understand why a) that guy took the second mic but b) proceeded to ominously lurk behind CL with it at his lips like he was going to sing then c) didn't even try singing A SINGLE WORD and yet d) all his d-bag friends rushed the stage and took a million videos of him just awkwardly standing there. SO WEIRD.
posted by eamondaly at 11:20 AM on February 7, 2013

Uh, phunniemee, there's only a mirror next to the paper towel dispenser...

As for the Sir Duke debacle, I just assumed that since the guy was wearing a tie, he was a serious business sort of dude and was up there primarily to take a management and oversight role in the production of his favorite track from "Songs in the Key of Life"... his cadre of poorly dressed paparazzi friends were there to document and oversee his overseeing.

I, obviously, was merely incidental in this serious business matter.

and garlic, dear, please stop calling me famous. I already sniped at phunniemee for it, so let's it just let it slip quietly into the annals of weird shit what happens to me proximal to karaoke.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 6:09 PM on February 7, 2013 [3 favorites]

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