Visiting Seattle, pre-move - lettuce meat!
posted November 7, 2014 1:26 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Mon November 17 at 6:00 PM, Terra Plata
1501 Melrose Avenue, Seattle, WA, USA (Map & Directions)
Hi, PNW! I'm going to be visiting the Seattle area next week (11/12-11/18) and would love to meet some of you guys! I'm open to any kind of activity or venue.
I'm planning on moving to the area next Spring, and this is my research trip. I've wanted to do this since 1977, so it's long overdue, and I'm ridiculously excited. I'd love to have a meetup! I'll be there Wednesday afternoon and I'm leaving early Tuesday morning.

I'd prefer not to have the meetup on Saturday after 12 noon, or on Sunday, because my LDR boyfriend will be joining me for that time and it's "date night" time. ;-) But anything else is fair game. I'm staying in downtown Tacoma, but will have a rental car. The only activities I'm not open to are those that involve smoking (no hookah bars, please), or hunting. Food, drink, trivia, bowling, music, roller derby, general debauchery...your call!

Ready, set, go!

P.S. Should I cross post this to Tacoma? Or do people usually get notified of both?
posted by MexicanYenta to Meetup (30 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

You should cross post w/ Tacoma, it is a slightly different crowd.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 4:50 PM on November 7, 2014 [1 favorite]

Maybe we can meet in between? I'm up for anything that doesn't involve a bar. I really do not enjoy meeting in bars or taverns as I don't drink.
posted by patheral at 10:26 AM on November 8, 2014

Since no one's suggested a day, how about Thursday evening?

As far as a place, I don't know any (yet!) Is there a coffee shop somewhere in between? A restaurant?
posted by MexicanYenta at 11:54 AM on November 8, 2014

I'm a newbie here myself, so I can only go with other people's recommendations. I'm free Thursday evenings.
posted by patheral at 10:40 AM on November 9, 2014 [1 favorite]

So... I'm guessing Thursday is out?
posted by patheral at 8:55 PM on November 13, 2014

Sorry, Patheral, no one had suggested a place last time I had checked, and I was so involved yesterday in scoping out neighborhoods and jobs that I forgot to suggest a new day.

Terra Plata sounds great to me, TMOTAT. I'm gonna give this until this evening for more suggestions, and then if no one suggests anything else, I'll confirm it for Monday night.
posted by MexicanYenta at 8:12 AM on November 14, 2014

I'm in for Terra Plata - like that place a lot, but haven't ever made it out for paella night. :D
posted by revertTS at 5:53 PM on November 14, 2014

Ok, then that's settled. What time can people be there?

Also, a question. I have a car, but I was thinking about taking the bus (from Tacoma). Will it be safe for me to walk from this place down to 2nd & Pike at night to catch my bus back? Or should I drive? (in which case, where do I park?)
posted by MexicanYenta at 9:09 AM on November 15, 2014

Oh hey, I might be able to make this. Would be cool to meet local Mefites.
posted by mismatched at 9:52 AM on November 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

Six pm works for me and traffic from Tacoma should be bearable for then. Might want to think about reservations.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 2:29 PM on November 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

MexicanYenta, you should be fine to walk from Terra Plata to 2nd and Pike. Also if stet and/or I can make it, we'd be going to the same bus stop (though for a different bus, I think).
posted by librarina at 7:17 PM on November 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

Monday is bad for me. Y'all have fun!
posted by patheral at 7:25 PM on November 15, 2014

Is there a reservation? Should there be?
posted by librarina at 12:24 PM on November 17, 2014

I will be there. I was going to make a reservation, but they charge a $25/per person cancellation fee and we don't know how many are showing up. Not sure what to do. :(
posted by MexicanYenta at 1:07 PM on November 17, 2014

Oh, ouch. OK. I am still not sure if I/we can make it but if you can get a firm number from others, go ahead and do that and get your reservation.
posted by librarina at 1:22 PM on November 17, 2014

I tried for 8 people and they couldn't accommodate that, but 6 they can. I'm wondering if we shouldn't just wing it - we show up, if they don't have room, we walk to someplace else nearby.
posted by MexicanYenta at 1:47 PM on November 17, 2014

Will we get charged $25/head though if we walk? Or are you saying to do this w/o reservation?
posted by librarina at 1:51 PM on November 17, 2014

You have to reserve with a credit card. If we don't show up, they charge $25 per person that we reserved for. And we don't really have a firm head count anyway. So I'm not sure what to do. MeFites are notorious for not showing up, and if it ends up being just 2, I don't want to pay for 6. On the other hand, if any of our maybes show up, they don't have room for us anyway.
posted by MexicanYenta at 2:35 PM on November 17, 2014

Ouch! Didn't their website say that they have some room for walk in traffic as well? Not that I can make it (cough cough), but I thought I remember seeing that.
posted by patheral at 2:39 PM on November 17, 2014

Yes it did. That's why I suggested just winging it.

(Meanwhile, I can't figure out how to get to the Tacoma museum of glass without walking across the glass bridge. My fear of heights isn't gonna let that happen.)
posted by MexicanYenta at 2:44 PM on November 17, 2014

I think we/you should wing it. The $25/person isn't worth it.
posted by librarina at 2:46 PM on November 17, 2014

That's what I'm going to do. I'll post here when I arrive, others please also do that so we can find each other. :)
posted by MexicanYenta at 3:26 PM on November 17, 2014

Well shit. I'm on my way.
posted by stet at 4:17 PM on November 17, 2014 [1 favorite]

Whoever gets there first, let's call ourselves the Friends of Matt group.
posted by MexicanYenta at 4:18 PM on November 17, 2014

I really really hate to cancel at the last minute, but...I'm canceling at the last minute. My knees are acting up and I don't think I'm up for bussing over there tonight. Sorry, everyone.
posted by mismatched at 5:05 PM on November 17, 2014

Ok, we are here. Ask for Matt.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 5:46 PM on November 17, 2014

Thanks, y'all, that was super yummy. Sorry we didn't get to talk more, revertTS!
posted by librarina at 11:41 PM on November 17, 2014

Thanks, all, it was great to meet you! I managed to find my bus and make it back in once piece.

And I just checked, and sure enough, I'm TSA pre-checked on my flight today, too. Wish I knew how I did that!
posted by MexicanYenta at 6:09 AM on November 18, 2014

Sorry I missed y'all.
posted by patheral at 3:35 PM on November 18, 2014

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