BBQ/Cocktail meetup
posted September 29, 2014 9:26 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat November 1 at 5:00 PM, Chez Greg_Ace
4414 Southeast Center Street, Portland, OR, USA (Map & Directions)
It's BBQ Time again! Also, at a recent meetup someone mentioned that another cocktail event would be fun - so let's combine the two!
I plan on smoking a pork roast and a chicken. Anyone else who wants to provide additional things to be smoked, MeMail me ahead of time so we can coordinate (I'd need at least 2-3 days notice). Otherwise people can bring hors-d'oeuvres or side dishes such as salad, veggies, potatoes, dessert, know the deal.

At a guess, I'd think bourbon-, scotch-, or tequila-based drinks would pair well with BBQ, or I'm sure you can find plenty of suggestions online. I'll start a spreadsheet for food and beverage ingredients soon, and post a link here.
posted by Greg_Ace to Meetup (32 comments total)

Selfishly, I'd suggest something in November since the only weekend I'll be in Portland during October is the 18th/19th and those days are spoken for.

To make up for that, I can smoke some brisket.
posted by mrzarquon at 8:54 AM on September 30, 2014

November's fine with me. I had a suspicion that might be better scheduling anyway, but I wanted to include all possibilities.
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:01 AM on September 30, 2014

Not to imply that brisket would be unwelcome!!
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:02 AM on September 30, 2014

I kinda think we should combine this and the other into one colossal meetup.
posted by janell at 10:23 AM on September 30, 2014

I'm completely unsure of which weekends may or may not work, so I think I'll hold out for the consensus and plan accordingly.
posted by nickthetourist at 4:24 PM on September 30, 2014

It looks like the other meetup is possibly settling on the third weekend in November, leaving us to choose from the first (11/1 or 11/2) or second (11/8 or 11/9) weekends. Does anyone have a preference? Saturday? Sunday? Can't do certain days? Shall I flip a coin and let the chips fall where they may, to mix a metaphor?
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:12 PM on October 1, 2014

We're busy the 8th, but any of the other three would be fine.
posted by Sibrax at 10:21 AM on October 5, 2014

A Saturday late-afternoon start would be my preference, I think. I'm flexible on dates.
posted by curious nu at 5:18 PM on October 5, 2014

Then that would be November 1, unless people prefer Sunday the 2nd or 9th. Speak up...
posted by Greg_Ace at 6:14 PM on October 5, 2014

Sorry to be unhelpful, but all those days work for me.
posted by mimo at 10:42 AM on October 6, 2014

Me too, all are equally OK for me.
posted by janell at 5:39 PM on October 6, 2014

Does Saturday Nov. 1, around late afternoon/dinnertime, NOT work for anyone?
posted by Greg_Ace at 12:34 PM on October 8, 2014

Set it!
posted by curious nu at 1:49 PM on October 10, 2014

posted by Greg_Ace at 11:08 AM on October 11, 2014

This is coming up in less than a week, but unless more people sign up I may need to cancel it.

Also (assuming it's not cancelled), I'll remind anyone who plans to bring meat for smoking that they'll need to let me know pretty soon.
posted by Greg_Ace at 1:00 PM on October 26, 2014

I have switched to a yes! (because meat is my favorite!)

I will bring a nice fall salad and maybe some deviled eggs.
posted by vespabelle at 1:11 PM on October 26, 2014

I will bring some sort of a side dish that wants to be near smoked meat. It might be a vegetable (read: brussels sprouts), or else a mac-and-cheese.
posted by janell at 2:16 PM on October 27, 2014

I'm in, I'll bring brisket if I can manage it (I fly back from Chicago Thursday and this will be my first weekend home in two weeks).
posted by mrzarquon at 2:50 PM on October 27, 2014

*hangs IGNORE CANCEL banner*
posted by Sibrax at 4:29 PM on October 27, 2014 [2 favorites]

If I get around to making it, I'm going to bring a quinoa squash pomegranite salad. If not, I'll bring something that I didn't have to plan ahead to make!
posted by Secretariat at 9:13 PM on October 27, 2014

Meat is brining as we speak!
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:08 PM on October 30, 2014

I have acquired the necessary brisket
posted by mrzarquon at 1:33 PM on October 31, 2014

Brisket is on the smoker
posted by mrzarquon at 8:04 AM on November 1, 2014

My house also has a certain smoky savory atmosphere!

I bought some rye, I figured we could make Manhattans.
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:15 AM on November 1, 2014

I also have some Rye.
posted by mrzarquon at 10:55 AM on November 1, 2014

I made a Big Mac and cheese, but am now felled with disease so I won't be seeing y'all today. Enjoy the meats and liquors.
posted by janell at 11:30 AM on November 1, 2014

Sorry you'll miss it! I hope you get better soon.
posted by Greg_Ace at 1:39 PM on November 1, 2014

She just wants to hog all the Big Mac and Cheese!
posted by vespabelle at 2:30 PM on November 1, 2014

Just follow your nose!
posted by Greg_Ace at 5:00 PM on November 1, 2014

We're bringing 3 bean salad for you all to overthink!
posted by Secretariat at 5:09 PM on November 1, 2014

Fun meetup, delicious meats! Would meat again.
posted by Secretariat at 10:22 AM on November 2, 2014

Until we meat again, then! Thanks for coming, everyone.
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:50 AM on November 2, 2014

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