MeFites at NTEN?
posted March 29, 2013 6:26 PM   RSS

Hey, I'm going to NTEN on April 13/14 in Minneapolis. Anybody else going? Want to get together?
posted by klangklangston to Proposed (29 comments total)

I'm not going to NTEN, but if you do a meetup outside of that I'm game.
posted by triggerfinger at 7:51 PM on March 29, 2013

Well, I'm gonna be in Minneapolis and outside of the conference, my goals are to:

1) Get drunk
2) See Prince

And I don't think the second one is mandatory.
posted by klangklangston at 8:52 PM on March 29, 2013

I'm not going to the conference, but your being in town is as good a reason as any for a meetup. Where are you staying and what days are best to have drinks/dinner?
posted by TrishaLynn at 1:45 AM on March 30, 2013

I missed the last meetup so I'm in!
posted by cabingirl at 5:08 AM on March 30, 2013

I'm also not attending the conference, but I'd like to do the meetup thing!
posted by antonymous at 8:35 AM on March 30, 2013

I'm not going to the conference either, but I'm up for a meetup.
posted by hoyland at 9:06 AM on March 30, 2013

My +1 is a maybe. Not sure if my better half will want to hang out with internet weirdos.
posted by chazlarson at 9:43 AM on March 30, 2013

Hey, and another thing going on that weekend, if you're looking for a reason to come to Minneapolis: Minne-Faire: A Maker and DIY Exposition. I'll be attending that.
posted by chazlarson at 9:46 AM on March 30, 2013

Oh, and Saturday night would be best for me. On the assumption I'll be traveling for work, I'll be flying in on Friday night and out on Sunday aft.
posted by chazlarson at 9:49 AM on March 30, 2013

Yeah, I'm good all weekend.
posted by cthuljew at 5:34 PM on March 30, 2013

I'm curious.
posted by ZeusHumms at 6:00 PM on March 30, 2013

Hmm, turns out that my husband already made plans for us for that weekend, dinner at Barbette and then the midnight showing of Clue at the Uptown Landmark Theater with friends on Saturday, April 13.

If you want to co-opt our plans for the meetup, we're totally okay with that!
posted by TrishaLynn at 11:24 AM on March 31, 2013

I'm helping a friend of mine move the morning of the 13th, but if I have the energy after that, I'm in!
posted by dinty_moore at 8:00 PM on March 31, 2013

Oh, right, I'm meant to be helping someone move the 13th, too.
posted by hoyland at 5:23 AM on April 1, 2013

I don't know when you are meeting up, but if anyone is still meeting up after midnight, I can meet you.
posted by louche mustachio at 12:42 AM on April 3, 2013

I guess if we're going to do this, we should figure out what we're doing.
posted by hoyland at 8:06 AM on April 7, 2013

Yeah, I've been waiting on my flight confirmation to figure out exactly what my schedule is, but gimme an hour or so and I should be able to figure it out.
posted by klangklangston at 12:04 PM on April 7, 2013

Sorry about all that. My flights got fucked and I ended up not knowing what my schedule would actually be.


I am here now. I would like to get dinner in about an hour. I am downtown, at the Hilton Minneapolis.

What's good around here? What has beer?
posted by klangklangston at 4:10 PM on April 11, 2013

The Local's good for beer, never eaten there but I've heard good things. If you can get to the North Loop (just north of the baseball stadium) there are some good places there, like Smack Shack and Fulton brewery for a pint.

Butcher and the Boar is nearby and it's incredible for scotch and dinner, but might be a bit out of your price range.
posted by Think_Long at 5:30 PM on April 11, 2013

Brit's is also close to you. Really, if you just get over to Nicollet Mall there are lots of places all along there.

You might also like Hell's Kitchen. If you like jazz, the Dakota is also right there.
posted by triggerfinger at 7:32 PM on April 11, 2013

Hell's Kitchen it is (was). Got a late breakfast there and some beers.
posted by klangklangston at 9:34 PM on April 11, 2013

Up for something around 7pm tomorrow night? Also downtown? What's a good venue for a little nosh and some drinks?
posted by klangklangston at 9:34 PM on April 11, 2013

I can do tomorrow night. I don't mind where we go so I'll wait to see if there are any strong opinions on a venue before I suggest anything.
posted by triggerfinger at 11:17 AM on April 12, 2013

The value of 'tomorrow' changed between the last two comments being posted.
posted by hoyland at 11:24 AM on April 12, 2013

Oh, oops, I was thinking Saturday. Some clarification?
posted by triggerfinger at 11:59 AM on April 12, 2013

Friday, tonight. I'm flying out before the end of the conference on Saturday.

Sorry, it really was my flights getting fucked that truncated my visit. I was supposed to come in Wednesday night and stay through Sunday morning, but, well, long story.
posted by klangklangston at 1:38 PM on April 12, 2013

I can maybe be persuaded to leave my apartment this evening. I'm kind of lacking in ideas, though. My restaurant ideas would all be going south of downtown, but that's kind of dumb, as the logical thing to do would be to meet at the Hilton, which would entail me going north.
posted by hoyland at 4:33 PM on April 12, 2013

Hey, I could make it if you still want to meet. There's a place right around the corner from the Hilton called the Devil's Advocate. I've never been, but I've been curious about it. Or there are a bunch of places within a stones's throw (Brit's, The Local, Barrio, etc).
posted by triggerfinger at 4:54 PM on April 12, 2013

Ugh. Missed you message, Trigger. Ended up strolling down to Nye's and running into a bunch of people from the conference there.

Sorry about the flake factor, folks. If I coulda made this work better, I would have. I'll just have to come back to the Twin Cities — I've liked what I've seen, but this visit was too brief and too overstuffed.
posted by klangklangston at 10:21 AM on April 13, 2013

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