I'll take meetups for 100, Alex
posted April 29, 2013 7:51 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Fri May 24 at 7:00 PM, The Dead Poet
450 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
SisterHavana and I are coming to New York from (different) faraway locales to audition for Jeopardy! Care to meet us for dinner and (hopefully) triumphant audition stories afterwards?
Thanks to this thread, SisterHavana and I have discovered that we're both trying out for Jeopardy in New York. Our auditions are on May 23rd and 24th, respectively. How does a dinner meetup on the 24th sounds?

It's been three years since I've spent significant time in New York and have no clue where I'll be staying, so I will leave it to actual New Yorkers to suggest a good venue. I'm flexible in terms of type of food, so long as I can actually hear people talk and food is not hideously expensive. SisterHavana says ' Not very into Chinese, vegetarian/vegan cuisine or seafood, but otherwise [everything is] OK.'
posted by ActionPopulated to Meetup (21 comments total)

I'll be staying near Columbus Circle. I'd prefer a venue in Manhattan, just because I'm most familiar with it, but as long as said venue is easily accessible via public transit, I'll be fine.
posted by SisterHavana at 8:01 PM on April 29, 2013

I hear Guy Fieri has a new place in Manhattan.
posted by houseofdanie at 5:08 AM on April 30, 2013 [2 favorites]

You might have luck looking for a place just north of Columbus Circle, somewhere in the w70s-90s.
posted by The Whelk at 3:27 PM on April 30, 2013

( like I'd suggest Brother Jimmy's BBQ but it has a rowdy atmosphere and can be ...loud).
posted by The Whelk at 3:28 PM on April 30, 2013

In the interest of not letting this die on the vine, I'm researching restaurants on the Upper West Side now. Picking from places that have high star ratings relative to low cost ratings on menupages, I come up with this totally arbitrary beginning list:

The Dead Poet (Bar food, decent looking beer list)

Say Cheese, and Other Foods That Make You Smile (Fancy comfort food; I admit, I'm a sucker for this genre. Closes early though.)

Piccolo Cafe (Italian, possibly really small.)

Cafe Friday (Mexican, more mixed reviews.)

Does anyone have any experience with any of these? Any better suggestions? Can we call it for Friday at 6 in any case?
posted by ActionPopulated at 9:24 PM on May 5, 2013 [1 favorite]

I think a bar with food is logistically better for a weeknight meetup than a full-on restaurant, makes it easier for people to show up late/early. (I don't get out of work until 6, so i'd be a 7pm show-up wherever this ends up being.)
posted by oh yeah! at 4:45 AM on May 7, 2013

7pm would work for me. I'm pretty flexible that day. : )

Shall we move this from Proposed to It's On?
posted by SisterHavana at 9:57 PM on May 13, 2013

Whoops, sorry I am a lousy meetup organizer! I'll go ahead and call the timing for Friday at 7 but we still have no venue...
posted by ActionPopulated at 10:58 AM on May 20, 2013

Go ahead and pick something; it's going to be fine. I have been to the Dead Poet and remember it as pretty low key.
posted by grobstein at 1:24 PM on May 20, 2013 [1 favorite]

I forgot that the 24th is the Friday before Memorial Day weekend - my office will be closing at 1pm that day, so, earlier than 7pm is fine by me.
posted by oh yeah! at 2:27 PM on May 20, 2013

Confirmed for 7 at Dead Poet!
posted by ActionPopulated at 5:39 AM on May 21, 2013

Welcome to New York, Sister Havana & ActionPopulated - hope you weren't caught out in the downpour yesterday.
posted by oh yeah! at 5:59 AM on May 24, 2013

Hey. I just wanted to check that this is still happening.
posted by unannihilated at 9:16 AM on May 24, 2013

Yup, still on!
posted by ActionPopulated at 10:04 AM on May 24, 2013

I am just glad I packed a rain jacket!
posted by SisterHavana at 2:52 PM on May 24, 2013

I'm here already-near the front, in a light blue jacket.
posted by ActionPopulated at 3:44 PM on May 24, 2013

We've moved to the back - it is super-crowded & tiny, we may need an alternative location before long
posted by oh yeah! at 3:51 PM on May 24, 2013

Running a bit late, leaving in a couple minutes. I am wearing a Coney Island t-shirt, grey hoodie and black rain jacket.
posted by SisterHavana at 3:54 PM on May 24, 2013

I am on my way but won't arrive until 7:30 at least. Please post if you're moving to an alternate location. I'm a blonde woman in a black trenchcoat and glasses.
posted by unannihilated at 3:58 PM on May 24, 2013

Ok, we have relocated to the Ansterdam Diner across the street from the Dead Poet, next to the St James Irish Pub. We are in a booth by the front.
posted by oh yeah! at 4:07 PM on May 24, 2013

Which would explain why I couldn't find anyone at Dead Poet! Be there in a moment.
posted by SisterHavana at 4:26 PM on May 24, 2013

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