Hello Seattle!
posted March 5, 2015 7:02 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu April 16 at 7:00 PM, Marination Ma Kai
1660 Harbor Avenue Southwest, Seattle, WA, USA (Map & Directions)
I am taking a long trip down the west coast before nursing school eats me alive and locks me in Philly for a year. First stop: Seattle, from April 14th-20th! I would love to meet any and all local mefites, but I've never been here and know nothing. Hope Me! Edit: Dinner at Marination Ma Kai on the 16th at 7 it is! Hope to see many of you there!
I'll be staying with my mefi BFF elephantsvanish near downtown/First Hill. The night of the 15th or 16th would be best for her; I can do any night, but would probably prefer the ones that are easier for her. I won't have a car, but I am very good at public transit/up for walking long distances. No dietary restrictions.

I'm down for any kind of dinner/beer/other activity anyone wants, and I have absolutely no clue what's near where I'll be staying or what's good. Where have y'all had successful meetups before?
posted by ActionPopulated to Meetup (28 comments total)

I haven't done a good enough job attending meetups lately so I'd like to attend this one. Any day during the week should be fine; the 15th is my birthday but I plan a weekend celebration for that so it wouldn't interfere.

I generally go out in Fremont or Ballard so I'll leave it to others to suggest a venue.
posted by Kwine at 8:36 AM on March 6, 2015

It's been a while since we had a good meet up. Hooray for people going to nursing school! Also, it is about damn time we do this thing in Ballard. I'm a solid maybe.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 9:18 AM on March 7, 2015 [2 favorites]

I've wanted to do some Mefi IRL meetups, so count me in. Depending on what kind of adventure you're looking for you could think about Marination Ma Kai.
posted by brookeb at 4:54 PM on March 9, 2015

I would enjoy participating in a Seattle meet up. I see a vote for Marination! I've eaten there twice, and would give it a thumbs-up. I have a bias, as I'm a car guy, which causes me some degree of cognitive dissonance being a leftist and all. Parking for Marination is easy. Would enjoy a Ballard meet up as well, as I have attended several meet ups years ago with Slarty Bartfast.
posted by Tube at 10:17 AM on March 10, 2015

Hey all, just chiming in to say that I love brookeb's restaurant suggestion and I think I'll go with that. My friend mentioned above just started a new job and is working out her schedule, but once she gets that figured out I'll call a date and time.

Slarty, I hope you can make it! I really like reading your comments on the blue about medicine, and would love to talk more about what I'm getting myself into as a nurse-to-be.
posted by ActionPopulated at 6:17 PM on March 12, 2015

Went ahead and called this for Thursday night. Hope to see many of you there!

Is this the kind of place where I should call closer to the day and make a reservation?
posted by ActionPopulated at 9:47 PM on March 18, 2015

Motherfuck. If I am still married (which is seriously in question right now), I'm supposed to be hanging with in-laws on thev16th. If I show up, you know I'll be seriously drinking, regardless, I endorse this meetup whole heartedly and and I'm hoping to be there. Marination is some seriously good food and I can personally vouch for Tube, ArtW, palmcorder_yajna, librarina, and stet. The rest of the group are likely degenerates and perverts which is ok in my book, so let's make this a big successful meetup. Whither y2karl and errant? These are the other pillars of the MeFi meetups drinking team.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 10:04 PM on March 19, 2015 [2 favorites]

Bah. I'll never make the big time...
posted by Artw at 12:14 AM on March 20, 2015

Excellent. Looking forward to it.
posted by Tube at 7:41 AM on March 21, 2015

I have been new-job-crazy and am way late appearing in this thread. But. I am SO EXCITED ActionPopulated is coming to town!! She is the best best best.

Also, Marination sounds brilliant. I'm super new to town myself, but enjoyed my two little forays into West Seattle. Rad, looking forward to meeting some of you :)
posted by elephantsvanish at 4:11 PM on March 21, 2015 [1 favorite]

Whither y2karl and errant?

I can only speak for myself: West Seattle is an awfully long haul by bus on a school night -- about one hour one way, transfers included, even with Rapid Ride.
posted by y2karl at 11:12 AM on March 31, 2015

I've never been to a meet up and I am a serious lurker, but I'm in Seattle from Utah those dates. I want to go so bad!
posted by Marinara at 8:50 AM on April 3, 2015

Come on out Marinara! I called this thing even as a total mefi non-celebrity, and I welcome mefites of all levels of participation!
posted by ActionPopulated at 4:55 PM on April 3, 2015

I'm going to be just-returned from a conference, but if I can justify it to my wife -- no guarantees! -- I might swing out.
posted by ChrisR at 8:32 PM on April 5, 2015

I think I can probably make this happen. See you all soon.
posted by Errant at 12:50 PM on April 7, 2015

Shit, Karl, when did you move? It looks like I'm definitely out for the 16th but if I was around I'd come get you. All the cool kids are coming and I wish I was too,
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 7:11 PM on April 8, 2015

I'm doing my usual "be enthusiastic and then have something come up" dance. Won't be able to make this after all, my woodworking class is on Thursdays from 6-9.

Today we learned all about machine safety! Who knows what next week's class will bring! Probably not delicious hawaiian-korean food :( have fun.
posted by Kwine at 11:26 PM on April 9, 2015

I haven't been to West Seattle in foreverrr
posted by hellojed at 11:40 PM on April 11, 2015

Unfortunately, it looks I can't come this night after all. Apologies, hope you all have a good time.
posted by Errant at 4:14 PM on April 13, 2015

Made it here safely, loving it so far. Hope to see a bunch of you tomorrow!
posted by ActionPopulated at 8:31 PM on April 15, 2015

The weather is good today. There is plenty of outdoor seating available.
posted by Tube at 1:10 PM on April 16, 2015

I'll be there, with my delightful spouse Saucetrough in tow!
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 3:34 PM on April 16, 2015

How late is everyone staying?
posted by corb at 4:52 PM on April 16, 2015

I have arrived an hour early! Its REALLY PRETTY out here
posted by hellojed at 5:50 PM on April 16, 2015

Looks like I won't be making it! Have a good time, all!

(Also I guess this means I should set up a May meet too)
posted by Artw at 5:57 PM on April 16, 2015

Aaaand now our attendance is looking less and less likely. Alas.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 6:40 PM on April 16, 2015

I am gonna wait out by the pier nearby, behind the restaurant. Im in a brown jacket with a hat on. Unless nobody else shows up. In which case I'll probably drink
posted by hellojed at 6:44 PM on April 16, 2015

Sitting in the southwest corner on the patio.
posted by Tube at 7:23 PM on April 16, 2015

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