posted October 5, 2010 1:48 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun October 17 at 5:00 PM, Chez krilli and svenni
Skógarhlíð, Reykjavik Austurbær, Iceland (Map & Directions)
Vegetarian kjötsúpa will also somehow be served!
Krilli and Svenni have kindly offered to have us round to their place, where we will enjoy lamb (and non-lamb) soup.

Note: Map updated!
posted by superquail to Meetup (27 comments total)

I'll be there. I'll see if any of the other Icelandic MeFites are up for meetups.
posted by Kattullus at 9:17 PM on October 5, 2010

Awesome! Friday or Sunday evening would work best for me, although I'm on holiday, so I could probably make whatever evening is most convenient for people.
posted by superquail at 7:30 PM on October 6, 2010

Okay, so I've landed in Reykjavík now. I'll get on organizing a meetup. I'll be covering Airwaves for Grapevine, so I'll be there for a lot of it. Incidentally, there's quite a few interesting off-venue shows, Grapevine is probably your best resource for info on those.
posted by Kattullus at 1:36 AM on October 10, 2010

Well, my activities include, but are not limited to, living there. So count me in, I guess.
posted by Zero Gravitas at 3:40 PM on October 10, 2010

I'm in
posted by krilli at 1:31 AM on October 11, 2010

If I were to present an invitation to Icelandic kjötsúpa at my place, what time would be most suitable? Probably lunchtime during the weekend, judging from the Airwaves schedule.

Do you want?
posted by krilli at 4:40 AM on October 11, 2010

I'll show up for that.
posted by svenni at 4:58 AM on October 11, 2010

Oh god. You.
posted by krilli at 5:19 AM on October 11, 2010

(Kidding ... me and svenni share a flat.)
posted by krilli at 5:19 AM on October 11, 2010

I would rather quite love to attend. I find myself in the wrong country.
posted by joeclark at 9:21 AM on October 11, 2010

Oh goddamn you, krilli... kjötsúpa? You did this because you know I don't eat meat, you bastard :)
posted by Kattullus at 9:29 AM on October 11, 2010

Krilli, that is such a generous offer and would be awesome to the utmost degree.

I'm afraid that my travel buddy Amanda and I are out all day Saturday on a big tour of the south coast and then have dinner reservations, and we're going to the Blue Lagoon Hangover Party from 12pm until 3pm on Sunday, so I'm afraid we wouldn't be able to make lunch on either day. Would a late afternoon lunch-dinner work on Sunday? I don't want to mess with your weekend plans.
posted by superquail at 9:58 AM on October 11, 2010

Counterintuitively, it is actually possible to do a vegetarian kjötsúpa. I'll have both kinds. Please send me information about how strictly vegetarian you are (i.e. is broth OK?).

And it is indeed possible to schedule it for Sunday! Late afternoon lunch-dinner it is.
posted by krilli at 10:34 AM on October 11, 2010

Sweet! So excited. Shall I make it official? Would 5pm or so work for everybody?
posted by superquail at 10:58 AM on October 11, 2010

5 PM works for me.
posted by krilli at 11:00 AM on October 11, 2010

Me too.
posted by Kattullus at 1:42 PM on October 11, 2010

the location on the map is way wrong btw.
posted by svenni at 3:19 PM on October 11, 2010

Proper map location
posted by svenni at 3:26 PM on October 11, 2010

Hey, Eskihlíð! The street I grew up on.
posted by Kattullus at 4:56 PM on October 11, 2010

Historical note: The old map location (also the one on my profile) is the careful long/lat presentation of Bankastræti 0, a notable underground lavatory and ad-hoc bum shelter in the nice part of town.
posted by krilli at 2:58 PM on October 12, 2010

Which would be a nice place for a meetup, if it hadn't been boarded up.
posted by Zero Gravitas at 5:22 AM on October 13, 2010

It's probably nicer, now that it has been boarded up.

I don't suppose anyone's got a crowbar.
posted by Kattullus at 6:21 AM on October 13, 2010


Anyway. I'm sending you all me-mails with contact and location info. If anyone decides to join the party after the time of this post, please send a me-mail and I'll send you the info too.
posted by krilli at 3:41 AM on October 14, 2010

A guest graciously asked if they should bring anything.

The answer is no, not really, thanks :)

But ...

If you have any red wine, that would be cool - preferably on the side of being a little tart, and less oaky. (I have no expectations about anyone bringing wine! I've never drunk wine w/ kjötsúpa before.)

It would actually be very useful if you could bring, say, two liters of Coca-Cola. Coke and Icelandic lamb go surprisingly well together.

If you have any good stuff that could serve as dessert, then I'm sure the other guests would enjoy it :) In other words, you are free to bring whatever you feel would be an addition.
posted by krilli at 6:14 AM on October 17, 2010

Takk fyrir kvöldið!

Here's some of the Congolese music we heard tonight, by Pamelo Mounk'a. This is off the best music blog I've yet found by far, No Condition is Permanent: http://permanentcondition.blogspot.com/2005/06/pamelo-mounka-red-album.html

Here's some stuff we didn't listen to from the same blog:

Amazing stuff.

And what nice and fun and interesting people we were.
posted by krilli at 1:43 PM on October 17, 2010 [1 favorite]

Oh, and here's kjötsúpa. Pro tip: Lovage.
posted by krilli at 2:37 PM on October 17, 2010

We had a lovely time! The kjotsupa was delicious. I'm back in SF now and am tempted to attempt to make a pot...with lovage.
posted by superquail at 11:43 AM on October 19, 2010

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