San Francisco I Will Be In You
posted December 31, 2013 11:40 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat January 11 at 7:00 PM, Rustic Pizza
3331 24th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
San Francisco MeFites! I will be in your city for a few weeks in January, and I would like to meet you. Let's meet up at Rustic Pizza in the Mission at 7 PM on Saturday, January 11th 2014. Be there or be etc.
posted by Phire to Meetup (59 comments total)

Connecticut Yankee has food and a heater-equipped patio out back and it's just a short stumble downhill from you.
posted by casarkos at 11:50 AM on December 31, 2013

Oh my goodness so many visiting mefites in January! I am in but I currently have no suggestion for a place. Will think on it.
posted by rtha at 3:13 PM on December 31, 2013

Looks like all that's left is a meetup this weekend and one for the 18/19th!

I might be able to come to this one, not sure yet.
posted by Noms_Tiem at 12:30 PM on January 1, 2014

I live for Parkside's carnitas fries. Just sayin.
posted by en forme de poire at 4:07 PM on January 1, 2014

I have never had carnitas fries!
posted by Phire at 12:14 PM on January 2, 2014

Just so you know, neither the Connecticut Yankee nor Thee Parkside are exactly BART-adjacent, and while they're both technically South of Market, they're not actually in SOMA, nor are they particularly near the FiDi or Mission Bay. They are on 16th St, so if you're coming from Mission Bay on 3rd, it's not like and impossible trip, but it's either a longish walk or a combination walk and/or Muni (light rail or bus) or BART and bus.
posted by rtha at 1:38 PM on January 2, 2014

OMG, I just went to Rustic Pizza and it is mere steps from the 24th and Mission Bart station and they have excellent pizza, beer, a back room, and a really great owner! It could be amazing for a meetup is all I'm sayin...
posted by jasper411 at 4:22 PM on January 2, 2014

Oh sorry, the above comment had the yelp link. Here is the real link.
posted by jasper411 at 4:23 PM on January 2, 2014

fair point, rtha - Parkside is around a 15 minute walk from the T according to Google. Mission Bay itself has sort of slim pickings for food and beer compared to other neighborhoods, so maybe somewhere more central would be better. I'm a fan of the Dogpatch Saloon at 22nd and 3rd, too, which is directly across from the T, but that might be a bit of a pain for other people in SF to get to.

Anyway, 24th and BART is a pretty easy bus trip for me and Rustic Pizza sounds fun!
posted by en forme de poire at 4:57 PM on January 2, 2014

I've been wanting to try Rustic Pizza. Are the bocce courts in yet?
posted by gingerbeer at 3:07 PM on January 3, 2014

The Bocce Ball courts were *supposed* to be open by now, but they aren't - they're still doing work on the back porch. I haven't spoken to Tom (the owner), but his staff person thought it might still be a few weeks til the courts are good to go. The place is still terrific, imo...
posted by jasper411 at 4:13 PM on January 3, 2014

Rustic Pizza works for me! Do people have a preference for Saturday or Sunday / what time?
posted by Phire at 5:36 PM on January 3, 2014

Either works for me, but I would prefer something that doesn't go too late.
posted by Noms_Tiem at 11:30 PM on January 3, 2014

I am currently not booked for work for either of those days! And I'm getting tattooed Friday, so I will probably try to not book anything over the weekend anyway.

I guess what I'm saying is hey! I might actually make it to a meetup!
posted by mollymayhem at 12:00 PM on January 4, 2014 [3 favorites]

Okay, so let's say 7 PM at Rustic Pizza on Saturday, Jan 11, unless someone has any strenuous objections to that. I'm gonna change the meetup to confirmed and I'll call in a reservation or something later in the week when we have a better idea of how many people can actually make it.

posted by Phire at 11:12 AM on January 5, 2014 [1 favorite]

I'll be there but I probably won't stay past nine or so.
posted by Noms_Tiem at 4:24 PM on January 5, 2014

Oh crap shit f. I totally forgot I have a major commitment Sat night...
posted by en forme de poire at 8:27 PM on January 5, 2014

Don't worry, en forme de poire, we'll cover for you.
posted by aubilenon at 10:29 PM on January 5, 2014 [1 favorite]

Oh man. I just found out about this and already have plans for the evening.
posted by ooga_booga at 5:25 PM on January 6, 2014

Since I just learned about this right now, I have to try and get the evening free, so I can't commit 100% yet. However, I've made a recent resolution (the proximity to the new year is merely a coincidence) to make a better effort of spending time with my beloved Mefites, and since I missed Phire the last forty times she was here, I'ma try reeeally hard to make it, ok?
posted by sambosambo at 7:52 PM on January 6, 2014 [5 favorites]

sambosambo, we believe in you! You can do it!
posted by aubilenon at 8:14 PM on January 6, 2014

Yay, sam! Boo, ooga_booga!
posted by gingerbeer at 8:42 PM on January 6, 2014

I'd hoped 100% to come to this, but I have a little medical thing on the 10th. I could feel anywhere from "fine with booze" to "bedridden like a Victorian laudenum addict" on Saturday. Obviously, whether I'm vertical will have a lot to do with whether or not @jaybeans and I can come. Fingers and toes crossed!
posted by mostlymartha at 12:24 AM on January 8, 2014 [4 favorites]

I called and made a reservation for 10 people for 7 PM. People always drop out and join in at the last minute, so if our numbers change substantially before Saturday night I can always call again and modify it. Ask for Jenny.

See you all there!
posted by Phire at 2:45 PM on January 9, 2014

Is there an estimated end time, or any interest in doing anything after? I ask because, after driving up from San Jose after work, and looking for parking, it might be 9:00-9:30ish before my girlfriend and I get there. Mission bar is only a block away, so maybe that's an option?
posted by sambosambo at 11:32 AM on January 11, 2014

posted by aubilenon at 11:59 AM on January 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

I can't come to this one, alas and alack, because I am on kid-care duty. Hoist one in my honor please I'M SORRRRRRYY
posted by scrump at 1:46 PM on January 11, 2014

We're also down for hanging-out-with-sambosambo duty.
posted by gingerbeer at 2:59 PM on January 11, 2014 [2 favorites]

I'll be wearing lavender. I am trying to figure out how to get to the meetup from Palo Alto.
posted by Nomyte at 3:07 PM on January 11, 2014

I'll probably be wearing my Be Nice to Drug Users hoodie, if I can find it in my pile o' hoodies.
posted by rtha at 3:24 PM on January 11, 2014

I'm attempting to finish a dark red/black print dress, but we'll see. It still needs buttonholes, buttons, and a hem. And one sleeve. Can't see myself rocking the one sleeve look. Short salt/pepper hair, tattoos. Man, it's way harder to describe myself now that I'm not the one with the blue mohawk.
posted by mollymayhem at 4:44 PM on January 11, 2014

I'll be leaving soon. I'll have a black hat, navy blue jacket, and dark grey shirt on.
posted by Noms_Tiem at 5:04 PM on January 11, 2014

Hmmm, well, apparently I don't have any buttons. Well, I have hundreds of buttons, but not enough that are the same. Reconsidering my wardrobe.
posted by mollymayhem at 5:24 PM on January 11, 2014

Since we are currently binging on Project Runway: Canada, I am imagining you on a frantic challenge of some sort, where the model ends up walking down the runway in a buttonless, one-armed but stunning dress.
posted by rtha at 5:29 PM on January 11, 2014

Oh man now I'm going to be self-conscious about the fact that I'm not making an outfit just for this event

perhaps pizza and booze would help OH HEY
posted by Pronoiac at 5:33 PM on January 11, 2014

Sadly, Martha and I are going to have to take a pass as she's feeling a bit under the weather.
posted by jaybeans at 5:37 PM on January 11, 2014

It has two sleeves! But I just got a work call for 7a, so I'm going to have to bow out. :(
posted by mollymayhem at 5:46 PM on January 11, 2014

posted by rtha at 5:50 PM on January 11, 2014

Sorry. January is really really slow for me, and my landlord likes it when I pay rent. And I like eating. :/
posted by mollymayhem at 5:52 PM on January 11, 2014

Yeah. But I'm still gonna pout.
posted by rtha at 6:02 PM on January 11, 2014

I'm heading out the door shortly. I'm wearing an Evil Dead shirt, because of course I am.
posted by brundlefly at 6:10 PM on January 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

If neither mollymayhem nor mostlymartha are going to be there, for whom will I wear my sparkly eyeshadow?
posted by gingerbeer at 6:30 PM on January 11, 2014


We're on our way.
posted by rtha at 6:43 PM on January 11, 2014

We're not going to make it either. Josh hurt his back and I didn't get it together to public transit my ass over there. Sorry.
posted by grapesaresour at 6:52 PM on January 11, 2014

We are here, at a table in the back.
posted by rtha at 7:07 PM on January 11, 2014

BOO! I'm sorry I'm gonna miss you, mollymayhem and grapesaresour and scrump. Sam, I'll ping you on Twitter if we move before 9!

There's about six of us all the way in the back. If you can join at all, come by!
posted by Phire at 7:09 PM on January 11, 2014

I'm exiting 24th st bart now, will be eagerly looking for a pantsless Noms_Tiem.
posted by sarahnade at 7:13 PM on January 11, 2014

Slowly making our way up now. Hopefully an hour or so.
posted by sambosambo at 7:41 PM on January 11, 2014

We have now adjourned to Mission bar.
posted by gingerbeer at 10:01 PM on January 11, 2014

I'm exiting 24th st bart now, will be eagerly looking for a pantsless Noms_Tiem.

I figured they'd have to give me service because I had a shirt and shoes but all I got was a raised eyebrow and "That's it?"

It was good to meet everyone!
posted by Noms_Tiem at 11:28 PM on January 11, 2014

This was totally worth the super-long schlep.
posted by Nomyte at 11:48 PM on January 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

So many faces I haven't seen in a long time! I'll have some pictures posted a little later. Cecilia and I had a great time, and we're home safe now, as I hope are all of you. Thank you for making her first Mefi meetup so enjoyable. Looking forward to seeing more of you all in the near future. :)
posted by sambosambo at 2:47 AM on January 12, 2014 [1 favorite]

That was so great! Great to see/meet you all.

I kind of can't talk this morning because SHOUTING at MISSION BAR. Well worth it.
posted by rtha at 7:36 AM on January 12, 2014

Thanks to everyone who made it out! I had a total blast and it was so great to meet new people and see old friends again and finally put some faces to some familiar usernames. Bay Area MeFites, you kind of rock. I'll obviously have to come back to see everyone who couldn't make t this time :)

(We should have done shoutouts! Especially with Matt in attendance. Old school, same as in town, etc.)
posted by Phire at 9:15 AM on January 12, 2014 [2 favorites]

It was really cool seeing you guys! I've retconned my New Year's resolutions to include going to more meetups.
posted by brundlefly at 11:23 AM on January 12, 2014 [1 favorite]

Posted the link up top for pics, but if you're as lazy as I am and don't wanna scroll, here's a link.

Thanks to everyone who showed up to make this such a great meetup!
posted by sambosambo at 11:28 AM on January 12, 2014 [1 favorite]

I am looking precisely as squinty as I expected.
posted by brundlefly at 11:31 AM on January 12, 2014

Great to see everyone. Thanks, phire, for making this happen and I look forward to seeing you at more meetups!
posted by gingerbeer at 1:49 PM on January 12, 2014

It was so much fun! Loved seeing and hanging out with everyone.
posted by jasper411 at 8:39 PM on January 12, 2014

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