grouse in Toronto
posted July 14, 2013 1:37 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat July 20 at 8:00 PM, Two Bite Saloon
840 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M6G 1M3, Canada (Map & Directions)
I am visiting Toronto this weekend and would love to meet the Toronto MeFites! Anyone interested in a meetup around 8 or so Saturday, 20 July? Let's meet at the Two Bite Saloon!
posted by grouse to Meetup (28 comments total)

i am also in toronto, a meet up sounds lovely.
posted by PinkMoose at 10:25 PM on July 14, 2013

I have to host people at my house the next day, so whether I make it out will depend on whether I've got everything prepared for that by the night before.
posted by jacquilynne at 5:37 AM on July 15, 2013

I always so i'll come and don't, but I will try. God damn it I will try.
posted by chunking express at 5:56 AM on July 15, 2013

Firmly in the 'maybe' category for me. I will do my best, but it will be a busy day for me.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 5:59 AM on July 15, 2013

Sounds good!
posted by maudlin at 7:25 AM on July 15, 2013 [1 favorite]

I'm coming in the 24th...sorry to miss you!
posted by brujita at 10:40 AM on July 15, 2013

I'll be having a long day after a long week - but it's entirely possible that I could make it out. So I'm a maybe. Best wishes for a great visit!
posted by peagood at 4:30 PM on July 15, 2013

So is this happening?
posted by one more dead town's last parade at 10:33 AM on July 18, 2013

Yes! It is definitely happening! I just don't know where yet as I don't know Toronto at all and have had no time to research.
posted by grouse at 2:54 PM on July 18, 2013

Where are you staying? We have lots of options in the downtown core, but other options as well.

Recent meetups at talk-friendly locations near U of T:

- Paupers (Boor W. near Bathurst): a few of us were lucky to snag a snug, although this may not happen again

- Snakes and Lattes (a little further west on Bloor), but they are super-saturated and have horrible waiting lists these days

- Harbord House was surprisingly low-key

Further west, at Blansdowne (Bloor and Lansdwone), Ciros was a great dive.

Anyone have any other ideas or preferences?
posted by maudlin at 5:48 PM on July 18, 2013 [2 favorites]

Two Bite Saloon has food and is usually empty because people seem to go the bar next door more (Tall Boys). That's in Blossington. There is also Hurricanes.

Ciros has a big backyard patio. It's way west though.

Those Annex bars are boring, but conveniently located.
posted by chunking express at 4:47 AM on July 19, 2013 [1 favorite]

i like harbord house quite a bit, but it's fancy.
posted by PinkMoose at 9:00 AM on July 19, 2013

Is there somewhere you could suggest in Chinatown, Little Italy, or Roncesvalles? My girlfriend and I would be interested in visiting those areas.

I am sorry that I have not been very explicit so far. I hope we can decide on the meetup venue this afternoon! Then I will make the rest of my plans for earlier based on that.
posted by grouse at 11:47 AM on July 19, 2013

Anyone have any concrete suggestions for those areas? grouse, are you looking for a restaurant or a bar in Chinatown? (I'm presuming you mean the Spadina / Kensington area). We could start off at any restaurant, then stagger to a bar, or just start off at a bar with bar food.

Roncesvalles might be a bit far west for some people. (I'm in the Junction, so that's practically my back yard.)

Anyone have suggestions for Little Italy?

Any place with a great patio that we're missing?
posted by maudlin at 7:17 PM on July 19, 2013

Since there might be a crowd and it's Saturday night, I think we will go with chunking express's recommendation of Two Bite Saloon. Hope to see you there at 8 p.m., Saturday the 20th! (That is, "tonight" after about three minutes from now.)
posted by grouse at 8:56 PM on July 19, 2013

That sounds great -- see you then!
posted by maudlin at 4:06 AM on July 20, 2013

The date on the IRL page is right now 19, and this post only appears in past events.
posted by seanmpuckett at 8:23 AM on July 20, 2013

I don't know how that happened but LobsterMitten fixed it. Thanks!
posted by grouse at 9:04 AM on July 20, 2013

I can't make it, boo. Our friend is having a baby and I'm on watch her other baby duty with my wife. Have fun guys!
posted by chunking express at 12:39 PM on July 20, 2013

I can't make it, boo. Our friend is having a baby and I'm on watch her other baby duty with my wife. Have fun guys!

How many babies does she need?!?! :)
posted by Chuckles at 2:37 PM on July 20, 2013 [1 favorite]

We are in the back sitting at the sofa with no table, although we will move to a table when one becomes available.
posted by grouse at 4:55 PM on July 20, 2013

Hi all! I had a long day, as I thought I would. Despite bumping into That Canadian Girl and putting our heads together and getting closer to venturing west together, in the end my body decided it needed a loooooong nap which I just woke up from. Hope you're having fun!
posted by peagood at 7:25 PM on July 20, 2013 [1 favorite]

The food there is good, hope you guys tried some.
posted by chunking express at 8:02 PM on July 20, 2013

That was lots of fun! Thanks for a lovely evening. I hope we acquitted our city well. The food was indeed good; the catfish slider was surprisingly delicious.
posted by ilana at 9:43 PM on July 20, 2013

We enjoyed meeting you folks! Good food. We ended up going to Greg's Ice Cream afterwards which was delicious! I've never done an ice cream meetup before but I think this is a good start.
posted by grouse at 9:47 AM on July 21, 2013

We liked meeting you too! Hooray for everything, including sliders and ice cream :)
posted by grippycat at 10:28 AM on July 21, 2013

Great meetup! It was lovely meeting you, and you are GENIUSES for proposing end-of-meetup ice cream instead of more beer. I've never helped close an ice cream shop before. It felt extra sinful.
posted by maudlin at 3:41 PM on July 21, 2013 [1 favorite]

I wish I could have made it out, but instead I spent my evening dealing with work problems and trying to make popsicles. The work problems turned out better than the popsicles, but neither was as much fun as a meetup would have been.
posted by jacquilynne at 9:01 PM on July 21, 2013

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