How about some Ethiopian food?
posted June 26, 2014 12:34 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun July 6 at 6:00 PM, Meals by Genet
1053 South Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
At last Sunday's dinner there was some interest in going for Ethiopian food and Sunday, July 6th seems to be a good date. I can't make this official without a venue, so here are links to the restaurants that have been mentioned: Nyala (open until 9:30) Messob (open until 11:00) Meals by Genet (open until 9:00) If you have a preference leave a comment. I'll wait until Sunday evening to post the official IRL, so at least that will give everyone a week's notice.
UPDATE 6/29: I picked Meals by Genet since it was mentioned twice, and 6pm since that worked last time.

Neither is etched in stone, I just needed to pick something to make this official.
posted by Room 641-A to Meetup (26 comments total)

Like Sunday the 6th maybe?
posted by Celsius1414 at 2:04 PM on June 26, 2014

Like Sunday the 6th!
posted by Room 641-A at 3:13 PM on June 26, 2014

Damn it, I really need to speed up my move to LA so I can go do this stuff with you guys

Ethiopian food is amazing ahhh
posted by Hermione Granger at 6:12 PM on June 26, 2014

Missed the last one as I had the date wrong in my head. Apologies. I will try and make it this time. What time does everyone have in mind? I like Nyala and Meals By Genet, Nyala just a little bit better than Genet. Mmmm Injera!!
posted by viramamunivar at 12:08 AM on June 27, 2014

My first meetup, 6½ years ago, was at Messob in Little Ethiopia. I thought it was sooooo weird to eat off the same plate as a bunch of internet strangers. Fun though!
posted by carsonb at 7:23 AM on June 27, 2014 [1 favorite]

I'm in for the 6th. I've been told that Meals by Genet is the best Ethiopian, but I am totally open to other ideas too.
posted by Alterscape at 7:35 AM on June 27, 2014 [1 favorite]

I very much enjoyed the spicy food I had at Badmaash so I'm really looking forward to more of the same wherever we end up going.
posted by Room 641-A at 8:54 AM on June 27, 2014

I wish we could, but next Sunday we are out of town. But keep us up to date for the next one!
posted by rednikki at 10:27 AM on June 29, 2014

Ooh! Been dying to try Meals by Genet for ages. Count me in, and thanks for picking such a vegetarian-friendly venue!
posted by chicainthecity at 12:19 AM on June 30, 2014 [1 favorite]

Heck to the yep!
posted by Celsius1414 at 7:53 AM on June 30, 2014 [1 favorite]

rednikki, Watts Towers is scheduled for the 13th, and the following weekend is the MeFi anniversary so maybe someone will think of something cool for that. Sorry you won't be able to make it.

chicainthecity, I think Alterscape picked Ethiopian but I know it wasn't me! (Always happy to eat vegetarian, though!)
posted by Room 641-A at 4:43 PM on June 30, 2014 [1 favorite]

I started an IRL for LA Mefiversary.
posted by Lyn Never at 8:14 PM on June 30, 2014 [4 favorites]

Well, crap. I'm not sure if I'll be able to make it on Sunday.
posted by Room 641-A at 8:12 AM on July 3, 2014

I'm not going to be able to straighten up my banking mess before tomorrow so I'm going to have to bow out. I'm still good to go for Watts Towers, though. Have fun all!
posted by Room 641-A at 12:19 PM on July 5, 2014

I am so sorry - I just had to switch to maybe because I'm not very good at working a calendar. I'm not sure we're going to be able to make it.
posted by Lyn Never at 7:13 AM on July 6, 2014

A number of people have had to bail on this event unexpectedly, so I'm wondering if it makes sense to postpone it to a date when some of those folks will be able to attend after all. What do y'all think? I actually can make it tonight, but hate seeing others miss the party, so to speak.
posted by chicainthecity at 10:30 AM on July 6, 2014

I can make it, but since it seems like a lot of people are out, I'm 100% down with rescheduling...
posted by Alterscape at 11:10 AM on July 6, 2014

Since I'm not the only one I'd love to reschedule.
posted by Room 641-A at 12:49 PM on July 6, 2014

We've got Watts next weekend and Mefiversary the week after that. So, third Sunday from now (July 27) perhaps?
posted by Alterscape at 2:26 PM on July 6, 2014

Good idea to put into the mix! Celsius1414 and I were also kicking around the possibility of rescheduling it for next Sunday, post-Watts Towers, though the geographic logistics of that could get complicated for car-free folk. It might also make a good MeFiversary spot on the evening of the 20th. Or we could save it for August, which is currently MeFi-meetup free!
posted by chicainthecity at 2:35 PM on July 6, 2014

I don't know the physical facility, but if it's like other small restaurants, I suspect that Meals with Genet might be a bit small for a full Mefiversary crowd. Sounds like we could easily get up to 10+ people).

I'd be down for post-Watts Tower (and have on seat to offer car-free folks who'd need a ride), too.

Might be a fun thing to save for August too, though, you're right..
posted by Alterscape at 2:45 PM on July 6, 2014

So we're rescheduling? Post-Watts Towers sounds fine to me.
posted by betweenthebars at 3:06 PM on July 6, 2014

I have something to go to after Watts Towers unfortunately, but that does sound convenient for everyone else. Whatever happens in August, I will plan better for.
posted by Lyn Never at 4:00 PM on July 6, 2014

Post-Watts Towers sounds best, but I will have to play it by ear depending on how I'm feeling at the end of day. (And thanks for offering a seat, Alterscape!)

Should I re-post it as a separate IRL for people that aren't plugged into the Watts Towers listing?
posted by Room 641-A at 6:28 PM on July 6, 2014

Yes please that would be most excellent. I had to get some work done and couldn't make it yesterday anyhow.
posted by Celsius1414 at 8:19 PM on July 7, 2014

posted by Room 641-A at 7:37 AM on July 8, 2014

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