The Figs hit Memphis!
posted January 2, 2015 9:09 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Fri January 16 at 7:45 PM, The Beauty Shop
966 Cooper Street, Memphis, TN, USA (Map & Directions)
I promised raisingsand a cocktail for her amazing Quonsmas gift, and would love to meet other Mefites in the Memphis area. Mr Fig and I will be there on Friday, January 16.
I am thinking about an after-dinner drink/snack at The Beauty Shop, at around 7:30, 8ish? We are definitely flexible on location - if any locals want to chime in with better options, I am open! Time is slightly less flexible, but not set in stone.

EDIT: confirmed!
posted by Fig to Meetup (19 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I'm in! Love the Beauty Shop, and it's pretty close to my house.
posted by raisingsand at 10:26 AM on January 2, 2015

Oooh, I'd love to finally attend a Memphis meetup! I don't know my work schedule that night just yet--won't 'til next week--but if I can, I'd love to join in.
posted by ifjuly at 2:15 PM on January 3, 2015

The last one was about three years ago, so you won't get another opportunity soon!
posted by raisingsand at 8:21 PM on January 3, 2015

All right - I'm glad that location and time will be ok (hopefully things will work out for ifjuly as well!). Is this a place that needs a reservation?

I can't wait!
posted by Fig at 11:03 AM on January 4, 2015

I'm game. Beauty Shop usually doesn't need a reservation these days, but even if it's too crowded, there are plenty of places to gather in Cooper Young. I've got a friend who bartends at Beauty Shop, so I'll see if he's going to be there on the 16th.
posted by vibrotronica at 9:36 AM on January 6, 2015 [1 favorite]

Kiddo and real life willing I may show up for a bit.
posted by RolandOfEld at 6:57 PM on January 11, 2015

I will firm up whether I can make it later this week - all depends upon whether my wife's trial finishes before then. Thanks for setting this up, thought - really would like to meet y'all.
posted by grimjeer at 6:08 PM on January 12, 2015

If I can "ride the roo" (the newish Overton Square to Cooper Young shuttle with the bizarre Joe Camel-like mascot, haven't been on it yet) I'll be there! (I am a huge baby about drinking even 1 drink and then driving, even just the 4 miles from my house this is...I'm weird.) Looking forward to it, haven't been to the Beauty Shop in years.
posted by ifjuly at 7:13 PM on January 12, 2015

ifjuly you have memail.
posted by RolandOfEld at 9:26 PM on January 14, 2015

yeah, I can drive you, ifjuly. I live on Peabody.
posted by raisingsand at 9:11 AM on January 16, 2015

I've had something come up this evening, but if y'all are going to be at the Beauty Shop late, I would love to stop by for a drink and meet everybody.
posted by vibrotronica at 9:40 AM on January 16, 2015

You guys are the sweetest (yay Mefites, amirite?). But the 'roo shall suffice and maybe even be an adventure! I probably won't get there right at 7:45 on the dot due to trying to videoconference with a relative around 7:30 first to wish them a happy birthday (long story), but I plan to be there tonight eventually, awkward as ever. :D
posted by ifjuly at 2:59 PM on January 16, 2015

Me and Mr Fig arrived in Memphis just in time to see the Peabody ducks, are currently at Central BBQ, and will shortly be headed to our hotel to relax and refresh. See y'all in a bit!
posted by Fig at 4:18 PM on January 16, 2015

Wife gave me the go ahead, she just dined on the lemongrass tofu I snagged for her, kiddo is in decent spirits and sleeping well... so I guess I'll head that way in a sec. Hope to see y'all in a jiffy.
posted by RolandOfEld at 5:56 PM on January 16, 2015

We're sitting at the bar, towards the far end
posted by Fig at 6:04 PM on January 16, 2015

Dammit, we didn't take pictures!
posted by raisingsand at 8:43 PM on January 16, 2015 [1 favorite]

Guys, I had a really lovely time. I have been hermit-hibernating it up like a regular brown bear, but my first local meet-up ever and it was great, whee. :D Y'all are some lovely, welcoming peeps, even to a latecomer snarly-haired slob like me. Wishing your daughter the best of luck with her interview raisingsand, and lively but safe travels to the delightful Figs, and for you to give me your snail address RoE so I can shoot you a thank you through post, or to meet up again for lunch/dinner before winter starts thawing out (that goes for you too, raisingsand!). It was a pleasure talking to you all.
posted by ifjuly at 9:23 PM on January 16, 2015 [1 favorite]

Both Mr Fig and I had a great time last night, thank you all so much for the wonderful southern hospitality!
posted by Fig at 6:39 AM on January 17, 2015

Ditto ditto ditto. I shall now connect all those electronic social networking dots that I said I would last night.
posted by RolandOfEld at 7:24 AM on January 17, 2015

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