Hi Chicago! *waves*
posted August 7, 2014 9:52 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Fri August 22 at 7:00 PM, Pequod's Pizza
2207 North Clybourn Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
Would any of you wonderful Chicago folks like to hang out with a couple of Bay Area mefites visiting your area around August 22nd or 23rd?
My BFF Sarahnade and I will be in town for a week starting Tuesday 8/19 until Tuesday 8/24. It's a Summer vacation sort of thing, so we're pretty open, schedule-wise. We have no idea where the good meetup spots are, so we're also wide open venue-wise as well! Maybe someplace that has beer and/or pizza? Does Chicago like those things?
posted by sambosambo to Meetup (56 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Does Chicago like beer and pizza, he says.
posted by IndigoRain at 1:22 AM on August 8, 2014 [3 favorites]

The answer is Pequods. It does deep dish pizza the best.
posted by garlic at 7:44 AM on August 8, 2014

PEQUOD'S. I have been craving Pequod's.

If we do it the 23rd, could we do it later? baniak has a Kubb IRL that day, and I think he would like to attend pizza eating. (also, for us, the 23rd works WAY better than the 22nd, as baniak will not be back from work travel in time to go.)
posted by bibliogrrl at 8:41 AM on August 8, 2014

The only thing Chicago seems to have more of than beer and pizza is mefi meetups.
posted by srboisvert at 12:01 PM on August 8, 2014 [5 favorites]

I leave town on the 23rd forever, so if we could make it the 22nd I'd be happier.
posted by Going To Maine at 1:20 PM on August 8, 2014

woah, so soon, GTM? we'll miss you!
posted by crush-onastick at 4:41 PM on August 8, 2014 [1 favorite]

Actually, baniak'll be in town both nights, so either works! (Yay!)
posted by bibliogrrl at 4:43 AM on August 9, 2014

this is a big maybe for me, but I'd love to meet you guys.
posted by desjardins at 12:34 PM on August 9, 2014

Can we firm this up to the 22nd so that we can say goodbye to GTM forever?
posted by crush-onastick at 6:50 AM on August 14, 2014

The way you've phrased that (based on the way GTM phrased it, I realize) makes it sound like we've started ending our meetups with a ritual sacrifice. Which, okay, I guess, if we're all agreed on this.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:50 AM on August 14, 2014 [4 favorites]

Actually, we only need n-1 people to agree. If you haven't already agreed then you are probably the -1.
posted by srboisvert at 5:38 PM on August 14, 2014 [2 favorites]

OMG Pequod's.
posted by PMdixon at 8:42 PM on August 14, 2014

I hope we are doing this because man I want Pequod's.
posted by bibliogrrl at 5:36 AM on August 15, 2014

Sam isn't responding to my teeeexxxts. Hopefully today I'll get him to set it in stone!

I'm excited to meet you guys!
posted by sarahnade at 10:33 AM on August 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

posted by Going To Maine at 12:45 PM on August 15, 2014

I hope we are doing this too, because man, now I want Pequod's too!

Sorry I haven't been checking in on the thread. It looks like the 22nd works for most people, so I'll go ahead and update the thread. Does 7pm work?
posted by sambosambo at 4:39 PM on August 15, 2014

Oh, apparently Pequod's has more than one location! Let me know if this one works, or if I should change it.

Wow. Pizza, beer, and meetups. Who knew we all had that stuff in common?
posted by sambosambo at 4:43 PM on August 15, 2014

Yeah Sam that's the one, I'd already asked the same question.
posted by IndigoRain at 7:35 PM on August 15, 2014

Would someone who's going to be there swap phone numbers with me in case of emergency since I'm coming from out of state? Adam used to be my Sherpa but I don't see him on here.
posted by IndigoRain at 3:20 PM on August 19, 2014

wait is this a thing
posted by shakespeherian at 8:03 AM on August 20, 2014

Is what a thing? Sherpas? Well it makes me feel better anyways to have someone I know that I can text and say "I'm terribly lost!" Though with GPS it hopefully won't happen.
posted by IndigoRain at 3:13 PM on August 20, 2014

My number is actually in my profile specifically for IRL occasions, and I can either help you if you are lost or hand my phone to someone who can.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:58 AM on August 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

I have never been to Pequod's before (I KNOW) - should we be calling in a reservation or will they be okay with dealing with an unannounced large group of uncertain size?

If any of the maybes know for sure whether or not they are attending and can update their RSVP, that could be helpful!

IndigoRain, you probably still have my cell number, but it's in my profile if you need it!
posted by jessypie at 10:44 AM on August 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

I was just coming in to ask if we had a reservation. We should attempt to make one, at any rate.
posted by bibliogrrl at 7:10 AM on August 22, 2014

Thanks everyone. What name is the reservation under?
posted by IndigoRain at 11:28 AM on August 22, 2014

Just emailed the reservations number for 14 people at 7 - got offered 5 PM or 9
posted by PMdixon at 11:33 AM on August 22, 2014

5 won't work. so I'd say 9.
posted by crush-onastick at 11:40 AM on August 22, 2014

I wonder if they could accommodate a smaller number (10 or 12)? I'm not in a good position to make a call at the moment to explain our situation, but if someone could do that - saying we have 10 confirmed but may have a few more joining us - maybe they could help us out with figuring out a best time. I'm okay with going at 9 pm if we need to, but maybe over the phone they could help us find a time closer to 7.

If nobody else can call I can do it later this afternoon!

If we do end up with a time later than 7, are there any good places nearby to meet for an hour or two before heading to Pequod's?
posted by jessypie at 12:00 PM on August 22, 2014 [1 favorite]

Okay there's a reservation for 9 under Patrick. If anyone else is able to do better let me know.
posted by PMdixon at 12:06 PM on August 22, 2014 [2 favorites]

I'm going to jump in here and suggest drinks at the neighboring Drinkingbird at 7pm. Then if our table opens up early at Pequod's we can head over. A friend is checking to see if they can set a couple of tables aside for us.
posted by eamondaly at 12:10 PM on August 22, 2014 [1 favorite]

Earlier would be awesome if we can get one.
posted by IndigoRain at 12:11 PM on August 22, 2014

The only bar I know remotely close to there is Maeve on Wrightwood which is not really a meet-up sort of place. (stupid failure to preview!)
posted by crush-onastick at 12:12 PM on August 22, 2014

Patrick, is your reservation for 7pm?
posted by sarahnade at 12:14 PM on August 22, 2014

9pm, 14 people
posted by PMdixon at 12:18 PM on August 22, 2014

Okay, then meet at drinkingbird at 7, transfer to pequod's at 9 or earlier if a table opens up. Sounds like a plan?
posted by sarahnade at 12:46 PM on August 22, 2014 [1 favorite]

Just got some bad family news and am not going to be able to make it out tonight after all.
posted by jessypie at 12:53 PM on August 22, 2014

i'm sorry, jess, take care.
posted by crush-onastick at 1:09 PM on August 22, 2014

I'm sorry Jessy.
posted by IndigoRain at 1:23 PM on August 22, 2014

I'm sorry Jessy, we'll miss you. Hope all is ok.
posted by bibliogrrl at 2:01 PM on August 22, 2014

I'll be at Drinkingbird momentarily - wearing a blue and white striped shirt for those that may not otherwise know me.
posted by youngergirl44 at 4:56 PM on August 22, 2014

I am still at work and have to go home before I can come back out, so may not be there till after 8.
posted by PMdixon at 5:12 PM on August 22, 2014

We're at drinkingbird , in a double booth past the bar. If you get to the pool table you've gone too far.
posted by sarahnade at 5:21 PM on August 22, 2014

I thought this wasn't happening til later, I would like to go though, plz keep the thread updated if you're going somewhere else?
posted by bleep at 5:27 PM on August 22, 2014 [1 favorite]

Denail and I are on our way.
posted by garlic at 5:33 PM on August 22, 2014 [1 favorite]

We've moved to the back patio at drinkingbird.
posted by sarahnade at 5:47 PM on August 22, 2014

OK so I just pulled my bumper off so I'm gonna be a little late.
posted by PMdixon at 6:58 PM on August 22, 2014

Oh no!! I hope you and your car are okay!

We're waiting outside pequod's now.
posted by sarahnade at 7:18 PM on August 22, 2014

Well, all of you Chicago MeFites are profoundly great. It was a pleasure meeting and talking to you all and I enjoyed myself a bunch. Please don't be weirded out if I go and follow you all on Twitter.
posted by sarahnade at 10:30 PM on August 22, 2014 [3 favorites]

And no one died!
posted by eamondaly at 1:47 AM on August 23, 2014 [1 favorite]

Me and baniak are still at the ER! I have a slightly broken ankle!! I GET WEAPONS.
posted by bibliogrrl at 2:50 AM on August 23, 2014 [1 favorite]

Broken cars, family emergencies, broken bibliogrrls...what the heck, guys!
posted by phunniemee at 7:10 AM on August 23, 2014 [2 favorites]

posted by Going To Maine at 3:16 PM on August 23, 2014 [1 favorite]

posted by eamondaly at 7:33 PM on August 23, 2014 [1 favorite]

I CONCUR! ENJOY NOTMAINE, GOINGTOMAINE. Also, if you're ever back in town, let TINCC know and we'll run up the flag.
posted by crush-onastick at 8:17 AM on August 24, 2014 [2 favorites]

GtM, I am so glad you got to be in Chicago during our most active meetup summer on record because it meant that I actually managed to get out of my house and I got to meet you instead of doing what I normally do which is hide at home with my blinds closed and AC on and grump incessantly until autumn.
posted by phunniemee at 10:42 AM on August 25, 2014

Farewell, Going to Maine!
posted by Iridic at 10:52 AM on August 25, 2014

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