Urban Putt
posted May 2, 2015 10:33 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun May 17 at 4:00 PM, Urban Putt
1096 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
Minigolf downstairs, restaurant upstairs.
posted by captivepredator to Meetup (21 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Aww, of all the upcoming meetups, this looks the funnest, but it also is the I-can't-go-est
posted by aubilenon at 11:19 AM on May 2, 2015 [1 favorite]

posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 2:03 PM on May 2, 2015 [2 favorites]

Doh, we'll be out of town that weekend. Have fun!
posted by rtha at 9:48 AM on May 3, 2015

Bummer! I'll be on a train then!
posted by brundlefly at 4:45 PM on May 3, 2015

Poutine with duck confit!
posted by captivepredator at 10:23 AM on May 13, 2015

Bay to Breakers is in the morning. Are you humans still going to be up for (fantastic!) minigolf, (delicious!) beverages, and (inventive!) vittles after all that costumed running?
posted by captivepredator at 10:53 PM on May 16, 2015

Still recovering from "stomach flu," not going to make it. Have fun!
posted by wintersweet at 9:11 AM on May 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

I'm still game -- I don't mind small meetups.
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 2:01 PM on May 17, 2015 [2 favorites]

Ok! I may be a bit late, but I am coming!
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 2:51 PM on May 17, 2015

I'm going to try to be there on time, but I'm also trying to get something done last minute so I'm probably actually gonna be late. D-: (Don't hold up starting play on my account!)

This is my first MetaFilter meetup. Will it be obvious which group is From The Internet do you think?
posted by books for weapons at 3:00 PM on May 17, 2015

Okay correction I will be very late, so I probably will miss the golf but hopefully show up at the restaurant afterward if that's where you all end up! Argh!
posted by books for weapons at 3:15 PM on May 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

Oh fuck I forgot this was a thing. Probably will miss the golf. Can I still come by?
posted by divabat at 3:19 PM on May 17, 2015

Actually I'm sorry, but I might have to miss this. Not feeling all that great and need a rest :(

(stupid mammoth coffee)
posted by divabat at 3:23 PM on May 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

Come! Restaurant didn't accept reservation until 5:30. It will (probably) be one of the picnic-y looking tables, and we'll have a discreet ;-) "MeFi" place card out.
posted by captivepredator at 3:26 PM on May 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

I'm on the way, and likely a few minutes late.
posted by Pronoiac at 3:44 PM on May 17, 2015

So sorry to miss it! Got up at 5:30 am to take a friend to the airport and slept badly last night so I am in the East Bay cocooning. Am thinking fondly of y'all and hope to meet up another time. Have fun!
posted by Bella Donna at 3:45 PM on May 17, 2015

We're upstairs in the restaurant.
posted by Pronoiac at 5:12 PM on May 17, 2015

Thanks to captive predator (meow!) for organizing this! It was great to see Pronoiac again, and that sorbet, books for weapons! I need the recipe!

And I want to see that crazy 3d art installation thing again!
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 9:10 PM on May 17, 2015 [3 favorites]

(And by 3d I mean hologram)
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 9:32 PM on May 17, 2015 [2 favorites]

books for weapons, that sorbet was the human equivalent of fresh green tripe, and the food equivalent of psmho's talent demonstration!
posted by captivepredator at 11:46 PM on May 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

Thanks for the high praise! Here's my recipe for—

Strawberry Basil Sorbet
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 2 hours
  • 1 lb. strawberries
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup basil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
Fresh ingredients make a big difference to the final flavor! If you have a refractometer you can follow the Advanced steps in (2) and (5) to match me in obsessive micromanagement, but your sorbet will be smooth, refreshing and delicious regardless!
  1. Rinse, hull, and slice the strawberries.
  2. Toss strawberries in a bowl with granulated sugar, making sure cut sides are well coated. (Advanced: Retain approx. ¼ cup sugar to be added to puree in step 5.)
  3. Cover strawberries and let stand for 1 hour.
  4. Puree strawberries, basil and lemon juice in a blender until completely smooth. (You may want to chop the basil beforehand depending on the action of your blender.)
  5. (Advanced) Measure the sugar content of the puree with a refractometer and—if necessary—add retained sugar as required to reach a 25% concentration.
  6. Chill puree.
  7. Churn puree in your ice cream maker per manufacturer's instructions (in mine this takes approx. 25 minutes).
posted by books for weapons at 6:54 PM on May 19, 2015 [2 favorites]

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