We haven't had an auxiliary Pequod's meetup in *ages*
posted September 18, 2015 9:10 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Tue October 27 at 6:00 PM, Pequod's Pizza
2207 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
You heard me. Next month marks the 5.5 year anniversary of the epic pizza that ate chicago thread and since pizza is the traditional 5.5 year anniversary gift, it seems like reason enough to celebrate. We'll pour out a slice for adamdschneider and spiffy who I'm sure will be there in spirit.
Somebody else pick a day, please, I don't like making decisions for people.
posted by phunniemee to Meetup (81 comments total)

I propose Thursday, October 22nd.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:53 AM on September 18, 2015


Oh, man! I have plans that Thursday.
posted by hydrophonic at 11:28 AM on September 18, 2015


I just threw that out there (sort of) randomly and am flexible to most other days too.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:03 PM on September 18, 2015


There's an out-of-towner proposal for the 14/15/16 but that's a not-great week for me.
posted by crush-onastick at 3:52 PM on September 18, 2015


Later in the month is better for me! I think there's a good chance I'll be traveling for work around 10/18 and I don't have the details yet. I would guess any day on or after the 22nd would work for me.
posted by jessypie at 7:53 PM on September 18, 2015


I'll be out of town October 15 - 26 but I won't be mad if you planned something then, despite my zeal for Pequod's.
posted by deathpanels at 6:35 AM on September 19, 2015


People, I just want to say that I like Pequod's.
posted by qcubed at 7:00 AM on September 19, 2015 [1 favorite]


...I have never been to Pequod's. Clearly, this must be corrected.
posted by dogheart at 2:18 PM on September 19, 2015 [2 favorites]


I don't like making decisions for people.

Don't make this decision for me!
posted by Evilspork at 4:01 PM on September 19, 2015


new proposed date: wednesday 10/28.
posted by garlic at 1:10 PM on September 20, 2015


I'm an excited maybe for 10/28 (also, I'm tentatively out of the air cast boot!).
posted by crush-onastick at 2:58 PM on September 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


10/28 is a girl scout day, what about the 29th?
posted by phunniemee at 4:12 PM on September 20, 2015


10/29 is spouse's birthday, so it's out for me. But if it's the best for everyone else, that's the way it goes.
posted by crush-onastick at 4:34 PM on September 20, 2015


Does the spouse not like Pequod's? I thought everybody loved Pequod's.

I mean, we can hide in the back of the 2nd floor if you want to have a date with the spouse or something.
posted by qcubed at 11:34 PM on September 20, 2015


Then we all come out en masse and sing happy birthday for 23 minutes straight
posted by shakespeherian at 11:48 PM on September 20, 2015 [3 favorites]


The Spouse prefers to be at home.
posted by Evilspork at 1:09 AM on September 21, 2015 [2 favorites]


What if we sing really quietly.
posted by phunniemee at 5:01 AM on September 21, 2015 [4 favorites]


What about that Tuesday, 10/27? Does that work for everybody?
posted by phunniemee at 5:03 AM on September 21, 2015


if you sing really quietly the Spouse won't be able to hear you from home!
posted by crush-onastick at 7:21 AM on September 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


Works for me!
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 7:23 AM on September 21, 2015


I'm in for the 27th!
posted by jessypie at 8:28 AM on September 21, 2015


I like the 27th, too.
posted by crush-onastick at 8:50 AM on September 21, 2015


Went ahead and set it for the 27th since that seems to work? 6pm start time is negotiable.
posted by phunniemee at 1:37 PM on September 21, 2015


Make it an anchovy slice.
posted by adamdschneider at 8:54 PM on October 2, 2015 [1 favorite]


Bad news, everyone: the giant acrylic mural of Gandalf in Pequod's upstairs bathroom is no more.
posted by Iridic at 12:17 PM on October 6, 2015


WHAT?! I didn't authorize this!
posted by Evilspork at 8:55 AM on October 7, 2015


I wouldn't say I'm OUTRAGED by the Gandalf mural going away, but I'm pretty upset about it.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:55 AM on October 7, 2015 [2 favorites]


It's possible he'll return as Bathroom Gandalf the White when we need him most.
posted by Iridic at 10:07 AM on October 7, 2015 [5 favorites]


I keep thinking this is Tuesday but it's NEXT Tuesday, Which is good, as I don't have a birthday plan for Spouse, yet.

In short, CALENDARS!?!?!?!
posted by crush-onastick at 9:05 AM on October 17, 2015


¯\(°_o)/¯
posted by Evilspork at 5:57 PM on October 17, 2015


"I'm going to go to the Pequod's thread and wonder if we should have a back-up plan in case the place is so crazy because of the playoff game this Tuesday. Hey where it is? FUCKING CALENDARS HOW DO THEY WORK" - a view of my Sunday evening.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:56 PM on October 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


lol aint no spiffyrob

anchovies 4 lyfe
posted by zombiestripperjesuscat at 10:35 AM on October 19, 2015 [3 favorites]


Shut it, you.

Sorry I can't make it, but I will almost certainly be making a Chicago trip next year and either a Goat or Aux Meetup is at the top of my list of things to do.

Also: If anyone sees kaz: I was mean to her in a dream and I want to apologize.
posted by SpiffyRob at 7:02 AM on October 20, 2015


"Sorry I can't make it, but I will almost certainly be making a Chicago trip next year and either a Goat or Aux Meetup is at the top of my list of things to do."

Your threats mean nothing to me, knave.
posted by Evilspork at 12:18 PM on October 20, 2015


pizza!
posted by garlic at 11:00 AM on October 26, 2015


also, holy maybes, batman.
posted by garlic at 11:05 AM on October 26, 2015 [2 favorites]


Oh crap this is tomorrow. I should probably call them, right? 6pm cool for errbody?
posted by phunniemee at 12:10 PM on October 26, 2015


Called them. 20 people under the name metafilter at 6pm.
posted by phunniemee at 12:15 PM on October 26, 2015 [2 favorites]


And we won't be coming because life has gotten SUDDENLY. CRAZY. BAH.
posted by bibliogrrl at 1:48 PM on October 26, 2015


how long are people usually there? I'd like to go but probably can't make it 'til 7 or a bit later.
posted by amandi at 3:22 PM on October 26, 2015


If we're all exactly on time and able to make up our minds immediately, 7 will be about the time the pizzas come out. You're gonna be fine. Come!
posted by phunniemee at 5:25 PM on October 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


Pizza in the morning,
Pizza in the evening,
Pizza at suppertime.
When pizza's on a pizza,
You can have pizza anytime.

This has been stuck in my head for two days, and I only realized this morning that I hadn't RSVP'd.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 6:01 AM on October 27, 2015 [4 favorites]


Ah, shit! I'm so, so sorry for the last-minute cancellation but this week is 100% kicking my ass and I have a shit-ton of stuff I have to catch up on tonight. Sorry, everyone.
posted by eamondaly at 7:55 AM on October 27, 2015


I'll be thinking about you guys tonight.

You fuckers.
posted by adamdschneider at 8:03 AM on October 27, 2015 [2 favorites]


This has been stuck in my head for two days, and I only realized this morning that I hadn't RSVP'd.


Fun fact:

The lesser known Moby-Dick sequel, Ahab's Revenge: For Real This Time, ends with his new ship, Pequod II, being dashed against the rocks after its crew falls under the spell of sirens singing the Bagel Bites song (which is where they got it for the commercial) after Herman Melville spent three chapters anachronistically describing the difference between cooking foods in a toaster oven versus the microwave.

That's where they got the name for the restaurant.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:10 AM on October 27, 2015 [2 favorites]


I can't go to this either, but I offer it up as penance for dropping-out:

Lyric from the Inside - Wednesday, October 28, 5 - 7:30pm
To celebrate Opera America’s National Opera Week (Oct. 23-Nov. 1), Lyric invites you to explore the inner workings of our world-renowned opera company with behind-the-scenes access, an array of demos and hands-on activities, and a short performance of live opera music.
  • Enter via the the Civic Opera House loading docks on Washington Street and Wacker Drive
  • Walk on stage through the set of the new production of Wozzeck
  • Visit the orchestra pit
  • Try on costumes
  • See lighting demonstrations and other stagecraft
  • Enjoy a 15 minute live opera performance by members of The Ryan Opera Center
Admission is free for all!

posted by eamondaly at 12:15 PM on October 27, 2015 [3 favorites]


I'm on my fourth cup of coffee, fifth maybe, and it's not helping and my performance self-evaluation is due tomorrow. So tonight I'll be alternatively napping and examining my faults.
posted by hydrophonic at 1:25 PM on October 27, 2015


Oh, hey, now I don't feel so bad about flaking out myself. I've got an interview I need to prepare for tomorrow. Sorry :(
posted by J.K. Seazer at 1:37 PM on October 27, 2015


Come on Maybes, we're counting on you.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:56 PM on October 27, 2015


I think about Eamon every night.
posted by Evilspork at 1:56 PM on October 27, 2015


Metafilter: alternatively napping and examining my faults.
posted by Evilspork at 1:58 PM on October 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


Also, good luck to everyone who has interviews and evaluations and any other totally valid excuse for not eating pizza with us tonight.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:08 PM on October 27, 2015


Are there really totally valid excuses for not eating pizza? Somewhat valid, and mostly valid excuses, yes. But pizza is really delicious.

Still, good luck to you all!
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 2:41 PM on October 27, 2015


I think if we have to, we can eat pizza intended to serve 20.
posted by garlic at 3:05 PM on October 27, 2015 [3 favorites]


I have an interview tomorrow, too, and you don't see me bailing.

You are all weak.
posted by phunniemee at 3:12 PM on October 27, 2015


Let it be noted in my memoirs you have disappointed me this day.
posted by phunniemee at 3:13 PM on October 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


I left early to beat the rain and failed at that goal but did get to Pequod's super early. I'm at the bar while they get our table ready.
posted by jessypie at 3:39 PM on October 27, 2015


I'm on a bus!
posted by dogheart at 3:45 PM on October 27, 2015 [2 favorites]


I swear that it rained and I'd left my umbrella at home the last time I met Mefites at Pequod's too.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:47 PM on October 27, 2015


I have been unemployed for two months and am staring into the gaping horror that is my life but I had an interview today so that's my poor excuse and also I am a bad friend
posted by shakespeherian at 5:19 PM on October 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


I'm going to be stuck here at work for at least another two hours so I guess instant karma is a thing.
posted by eamondaly at 5:54 PM on October 27, 2015


I am not sharing my anchovies with anyone!
posted by crush-onastick at 6:18 PM on October 27, 2015 [2 favorites]


Evilspork: snacking corn.
posted by phunniemee at 6:50 PM on October 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


Bevos: Flannery O'Connor.
posted by phunniemee at 6:50 PM on October 27, 2015 [3 favorites]


Pizza advocates.
posted by garlic at 7:30 PM on October 27, 2015 [2 favorites]


I have just announced to Metafilter Chat that the great and also not so great Metafilterans of Chicago have nominated and then confirmed me as pizza ambassador. I accept said nomination and confirmation of this lofty position, and hope to ambasse to future pizzas in the same way I have today.
posted by Evilspork at 8:34 PM on October 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


It's a pizza advocate, dude, geeeeez.

You know what they say, when you ambasse you make an asse of a and b.
posted by phunniemee at 8:47 PM on October 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


http://lafinjack.net/images/random/nail.png
posted by Evilspork at 8:53 PM on October 27, 2015


It was still raining when I got there.

I did get some pizza.

People, I just want to say that I still like Pequod's.

Also, I like Billy Goat.
posted by qcubed at 8:44 AM on October 28, 2015


I loved spending time with all of you as I always do, but ordering pizzas ahead of time and then having intro pizzas ordered in advance, appetizers, and final pizzas is pretty much how I want to do Pequod's meetups from here on out.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:20 PM on October 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


As your duly elected Pizza Advocate, I'll make sure it gets done at the next one in 2017.
posted by Evilspork at 5:29 PM on October 28, 2015


Seriously, Evilspork for the win!

And I did not share my anchovies with anyone, not even the geriatric cat who thought that maybe I would cause he's old and really good looking.
posted by crush-onastick at 6:20 PM on October 28, 2015


Bevos: Flannery O'Connor.

????

ordering pizzas ahead of time and then having intro pizzas ordered in advance, appetizers, and final pizzas is pretty much how I want to do Pequod's meetups from here on out.

Mike, do you know how long I've been half-planning a Burt's Place meetup? That you have to order ahead of time has been my main hang-up.
posted by hydrophonic at 8:20 PM on October 28, 2015 [2 favorites]


sounds like a job for a pizza advocate.
posted by garlic at 9:10 AM on October 29, 2015


Oh nooo, Burt's Place has closed permanently. I never had a chance to go.
posted by jessypie at 12:24 PM on October 29, 2015


Boooo! I'm so sorry hydrophonic (and jessypie and me and everyone else who wanted to do this) because I do know that it's something you've wanted to do forever.

"Never wait for a perfect moment to have your pizza party."

This is a lesson from the campaign platform for your new candidate for pizza advocate, MCMikeNamara.

(I actually didn't imagine Pizza Advocate being an elected position, but one that was appointed so I'm really undercutting my whole worldview just to make a joke.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:39 PM on October 29, 2015 [3 favorites]


All the best "I accept this office" jokes are based on being elected quotes, which is why I went with that.
posted by Evilspork at 1:53 PM on October 29, 2015 [1 favorite]


Oh man, we missed Burt. My wife will be super bummed.
posted by hydrophonic at 1:03 PM on October 30, 2015


I am glad to have gone to Burt's to say that I went, but you're really not missing much. It was quite similar to Pequod's (as it should be, given the history.)

Go to the Morton Grove Pequod's and pretend it's Burt's. It's cleaner, but still really underwhelming from a decor perspective (nary a wizard to be found.)
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:15 AM on November 2, 2015


(nary a wizard to be found.)

It's a fucking epidemic.
posted by Evilspork at 1:29 PM on November 2, 2015


We went to Burt's a couple of years ago for my wife's birthday. We really loved it, but we have a soft spot for idiosyncratic proprietors.

(Burt's resemblance to some sort of wizard cannot pass without mentioning.)
posted by hydrophonic at 7:51 PM on November 3, 2015



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