The Riddle of Bacon
posted March 13, 2015 8:41 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun March 13 at 7:00 PM, Paddy Long's
1028 West Diversey Parkway, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
Okay: that bacon bomb was pretty good. Let's do it again next year. Act now - seats are going fast!
posted by Iridic to Meetup (67 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Faster! Faster!
posted by Zaximus at 8:49 PM on March 13, 2015

posted by garlic at 8:50 PM on March 13, 2015

If I'm forced to miss this one I am setting everything on fire.
posted by eamondaly at 3:39 AM on March 14, 2015 [2 favorites]

Even the bacon?
posted by eriko at 5:39 AM on March 14, 2015

first IRL memail notice from cortex instead of mathowie. #notcrying #itsjustdustyinhere #loveyoucortex
posted by misskaz at 7:05 AM on March 14, 2015 [5 favorites]

What is bacon compared to the mouth that eats it?
posted by adamdschneider at 1:16 PM on March 14, 2015

also, no accidental purchasing of $30 beers. also, horrible pink hats. also, that free beer was *terrible*.
posted by crush-onastick at 3:20 PM on March 14, 2015

Has anyone noticed this still shows up as an "Upcoming Meetup" in the MeTa sidebar?
posted by eamondaly at 11:54 AM on March 28, 2015 [1 favorite]

posted by garlic at 1:40 PM on March 31, 2015 [2 favorites]

Oh, ha! I am dum.
posted by eamondaly at 10:49 AM on April 1, 2015

The Riddle of Bacon is an annually recurring event in my calendar.
posted by crush-onastick at 8:55 PM on April 20, 2015

I'm hungry.
posted by eamondaly at 11:43 AM on June 24, 2015

there's my current super hero power -- I'm always hungry. I think I've had 4 meals in the last 9 hours, and I'm looking for another one or two today.
posted by garlic at 1:36 PM on June 25, 2015

Aw man, guys, I just realized Adam won't be here.
posted by crush-onastick at 4:25 PM on July 30, 2015

Aw fuck!
posted by eamondaly at 8:23 PM on July 31, 2015

I think he's got plenty of time to plan his travel appropriately to be back.
posted by garlic at 7:20 AM on August 4, 2015 [1 favorite]

Actually, there is a non-zero chance I will be back in town right around then...
posted by adamdschneider at 10:37 AM on August 25, 2015 [3 favorites]

Scheduling a six month follow up appointment, I realize that we were six months out from the Bacon Bomb. Is that the Bacon Equinox?
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:01 AM on September 14, 2015 [1 favorite]

The Baconox, surely.
posted by Iridic at 12:56 PM on September 14, 2015 [3 favorites]

I hear that if you turn a bacon bomb on end today it will stand straight up, unassisted.
posted by phunniemee at 1:03 PM on September 14, 2015 [3 favorites]

You guys are making my heart burst.

Like a bacon bomb, but with love.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:12 PM on September 14, 2015

This is in the my-calendar-is-a-harsh-mistress calendar. Even though I have great difficulty eating pig lately. Stupid Principles of the Spouse.
posted by crush-onastick at 9:06 AM on October 15, 2015

It's barely 150 days! We can do this!
posted by Iridic at 12:26 PM on October 15, 2015 [1 favorite]

Every time I see this event I am filled with dread. Something's going to go wrong. I just know it.
posted by eamondaly at 11:30 AM on December 12, 2015

Well, aren't you a little ray of sunshine in a dark cold world?
posted by crush-onastick at 8:34 PM on December 29, 2015 [3 favorites]

I missed last year's bacon bomb, I definitely want to make it to this one.
posted by lunastellasol at 12:10 AM on January 10, 2016

I'm so excited!!!
posted by lunastellasol at 10:56 AM on January 13, 2016

Every time I see this event I am filled with dread. Something's going to go wrong. I just know it.

I'm going to call ahead and ask if they can pull one single fork out of the dishwasher, just for you.
posted by phunniemee at 11:38 AM on January 13, 2016 [2 favorites]

posted by eamondaly at 1:17 PM on January 13, 2016 [1 favorite]

You guys realize this is set for the wrong year, right? I just realized why it's not showing up in my IRL searches.
posted by deathpanels at 9:29 AM on February 8, 2016

Posted Friday March 13, 2015 for an event on Sunday March 13, 2016. It's right there in the upcoming sidebar between crumpets and spring formal.

I think your mistake was assuming anything about the bacon bomb could ever be wrong.
posted by phunniemee at 10:43 AM on February 8, 2016 [2 favorites]

don't be ridiculous deathpanels, we don't schedule next year's bacon bomb until we're at least at the restaurant for this year's bacon bomb.
posted by garlic at 7:31 AM on February 10, 2016 [3 favorites]

I like that you planned an event one year in advance that does not require an RSVP or a reservation. I will take that as a sign that bacon bombs are delicious.
posted by deathpanels at 6:38 PM on February 17, 2016 [1 favorite]

posted by eamondaly at 10:03 AM on February 19, 2016

posted by phunniemee at 10:05 AM on February 19, 2016

I'm connected with you people all over the universe internet and still can't keep up!
posted by crush-onastick at 10:16 AM on February 19, 2016

14 day warning!
posted by Iridic at 9:23 AM on February 28, 2016

So so so excited. I'm gonna eat too much bacon.
posted by TardisCompanion at 6:18 AM on March 5, 2016 [1 favorite]

This very upcoming weekend! I'm bringing a guest! Of legal drinking age, even!
posted by crush-onastick at 12:43 PM on March 6, 2016 [1 favorite]

I forgot all about this. But it turns out I don't have to work that night! I intend to make myself sick on bacon with all of you lovely people.
posted by dogheart at 8:43 PM on March 6, 2016

FYI -- March 13 is when Daylight Savings Time starts. I would imagine that everyone would figure that out before 7 pm, but just in case, make sure to set your clocks forward before you go to bed Saturday night. It'd be sad to show up late for bacon bomb.
posted by Fig at 8:18 AM on March 7, 2016 [1 favorite]

Lots of people on the "attending" list. Did someone make a reservation last year? Should we this year?
posted by eamondaly at 1:50 PM on March 9, 2016

Don't forget to spring ahead!
posted by garlic at 8:05 PM on March 9, 2016

Also, I don't think we had a reservation last year, but it was less of us, and also a year ago so I don't remember.
posted by garlic at 8:06 PM on March 9, 2016

In last year's thread, adamdschneider ascertained that they only do reservations for "very large groups." I'll call them tomorrow and see if 15-20 people qualify.
posted by Iridic at 10:23 PM on March 9, 2016 [1 favorite]

Reservation made!
posted by Iridic at 10:35 AM on March 10, 2016 [3 favorites]

I still have 8 boxes of Tagalongs.
It's all the cookies I have left in the world.
Just thought I'd put that out there...
posted by phunniemee at 1:30 PM on March 10, 2016 [1 favorite]

You could crush them in a food processor and make eight Tagalong cheesecakes!
posted by Iridic at 2:16 PM on March 10, 2016

(For a total of 98,960 calories.)
posted by Iridic at 2:18 PM on March 10, 2016 [4 favorites]

We had extra tagalongs at the end of last year, too. This year I ordered fewer tagalongs. And yet we still have extra tagalongs. Tagalongs are my LEAST FAVORITE cookie. Any other cookie I'd happily eat. Why's it always gotta be tagalongs.
posted by phunniemee at 2:24 PM on March 10, 2016

I'll take a box of Tagalongs off your hands.
posted by Fig at 2:53 PM on March 10, 2016 [1 favorite]

Fig you are a good person.
posted by phunniemee at 9:49 AM on March 11, 2016 [2 favorites]

I'm bringing a couple of surprise First Wednesday guests!
posted by eamondaly at 10:48 AM on March 11, 2016 [2 favorites]

Tagalongs are like Reese's cups with a cookie attached; whereas Samosas are like Twix with coconut. I will take another 2 boxes off your hands. For the girls.
posted by crush-onastick at 1:42 PM on March 11, 2016

crush, you are also a good person.

Everyone who has removed cookies from my life is a good person. Thank you all so much!
posted by phunniemee at 1:47 PM on March 11, 2016

I'm so excited! And hungry!

If anybody under the "Maybe" column has a firm intention of coming tomorrow, please let me know so I can adjust the reservation!
posted by Iridic at 2:40 PM on March 12, 2016

Wait, is this a St. Patrick's Day thing? If so, I must have missed the part of the story where he drove the serpents out of Ireland with a giant bacon loaf.
posted by deathpanels at 4:52 PM on March 12, 2016

Is it too late? Is there anywhere to park? I do not plan ahead.
posted by systematize at 9:48 PM on March 12, 2016

It's never too late for bacon!

Last year I arrived right at game time and there was parking right out front. You shouldn't have any trouble finding street parking within a block.
posted by phunniemee at 5:41 AM on March 13, 2016

There's also a Divvy station right there!
posted by crush-onastick at 9:01 AM on March 13, 2016 [1 favorite]

Great thanks. I plan to bacon and should have a +1.
posted by systematize at 10:21 AM on March 13, 2016 [2 favorites]

Leaving soon! Woooo!

(If I get rich one day, I'm buying a place in the city to stay at during the weekend. The opposite of a lake house, basically.)
posted by Fig at 3:29 PM on March 13, 2016

Surprise +1 for me too - Mr Fig is coming with
posted by Fig at 3:33 PM on March 13, 2016 [2 favorites]

But there is a big lake by Chicago...
posted by garlic at 4:23 PM on March 13, 2016 [1 favorite]

You guys, I am going crazy listening to the brodudes in green at the Starbucks around the corner. Need bacon... now... send help.
posted by deathpanels at 4:29 PM on March 13, 2016

If anyone gets there early, the reservation is under the name "Sullivan." See you soon!
posted by Iridic at 4:46 PM on March 13, 2016

showing up unfashionably late, as per - just got off work and am relying on the CTA
posted by floweringjudas at 5:11 PM on March 13, 2016

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