posted July 6, 2013 1:07 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun July 28 at 5:00 PM, Dante's Pizzeria
3028 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
Cheeeese! Confirmed as Dante's for the 28th.
Previous mid-month cheese-ups:
- Bad Happy Poutine, January
- Pequod's Pizza, February
- phunnieme's head shaving kind of turned into the March event. There was cheese on my hamburger at the OTHER Blue Frog
- Cheesies Grilled Cheese, April
- Wells on Wells, May
posted by Evilspork to Meetup (22 comments total)

perhaps at one of the summer festivals? Clark Street in Rogers Park, Chinatown Summer Fair, Taste of River North, Wicker Park fest, Fiesta Del Sol in Pilson are all coming up.
posted by garlic at 5:03 AM on July 8, 2013

How about Dante's? It's a Dante (okay, basically just the Inferno) themed pizza place near Armitage and Kedzie. Despite the gimmick, the pizza is excellent. It's NY-style, which I normally abhor like a good Chicagoan, but I make an exception for Dante's. It does, however, take them several hours to bake a pie. Bonus: it's heavy-metal themed also, because two themes are better than one.
posted by deathpanels at 5:23 AM on July 9, 2013 [2 favorites]

I would be super into Dante's because it's very close to our new apartment, and their pizza is good. The hardest part will be picking a date that I can actually make it to!
posted by booknerd at 9:39 AM on July 10, 2013

location selected. DONE.

date: how about 7/28 at 5?
posted by garlic at 11:25 AM on July 10, 2013

Alas, I cannot make it on the 28th. I'm out of town from July 28th – August 8th.

Maybe it would be more efficient if people who want to attend post the dates that they can't do, and we work backwards from there? Sorry, I know summer is a hard time to schedule stuff...
posted by deathpanels at 4:37 PM on July 10, 2013

Yeah, I just realized the 28th is bad for me too. How about the weekend of the 20-21st?
posted by Evilspork at 4:25 AM on July 11, 2013

Dante's is walking distance from my place and is also some of my favorite pizza in the city, so, yay, excited to check this out with you guys at my first meetup.

The weekend of the 20-21st is Pitchfork, though, and I will be volunteering there all weekend as well as hosting friends from out of town so selfishly I'm hoping that isn't the date it gets changed to.
posted by deliciae at 11:44 AM on July 11, 2013

Yeah, Pitchfork weekend would be bad. Um, I could do this Sunday actually, but that's kind of short notice? Honestly, it is easier to list the very short list of dates I could do, rather than the very long list of dates I can't do. Okay dates would be:
  • Sunday 7/14 after 5pm
  • Tuesday 7/23 (I have something booked this night, but it's something I could skip)
  • Wednesday 7/24
  • Wednesday 7/31

posted by booknerd at 8:39 AM on July 12, 2013

Oh, and I could make the 28th at 5pm, although it sounds like that's bad for other people.
posted by booknerd at 8:40 AM on July 12, 2013

put cheese into me
posted by shakespeherian at 5:26 PM on July 12, 2013 [2 favorites]

Maybe something midweek, but a bit later in the night so people can get there?
posted by Evilspork at 8:26 PM on July 12, 2013

Midweek seems like a good idea if summer weekends are hard to book.
posted by deathpanels at 7:13 PM on July 13, 2013

Dante's is right outside my apartment. I also may participate in this, my first ever meetup.
posted by maximum sensing at 10:11 AM on July 15, 2013 [1 favorite]

Change of plans – I CAN go on the 28th!
posted by deathpanels at 5:07 AM on July 16, 2013

Out of town, sadly.
posted by eamondaly at 2:31 PM on July 17, 2013

So we're definitely on for the 18th then? Yes, good, I will eat a pizza.
posted by booknerd at 6:33 AM on July 23, 2013

I can't believe I've lived in Chicago for two years and haven't been to a meetup. I'ma try to make it this time!
posted by mullacc at 7:23 AM on July 23, 2013

Well, Panama made it to the Gold Cup final this sunday, so I have to bow out. Maybe I will catch the tail end of the cheese.
posted by maximum sensing at 6:36 AM on July 25, 2013

Wake up! Time for pizza!
posted by Evilspork at 2:49 PM on July 28, 2013

I'm sitting on the left side in an orange shirt.
posted by Evilspork at 3:13 PM on July 28, 2013

If you didn't make it out, you missed some great pizza! Maybe I'll see you on August 7th. My flight gets in at 5pm-ish, so I will probably drop by the Goat later.
posted by deathpanels at 7:00 PM on July 28, 2013 [1 favorite]

It really was great - gardenia cheese, fresh mozzarella, garlic sauce, and jalapenos.
posted by Evilspork at 12:24 PM on July 29, 2013

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