P-I-Z-Z-Andersonville
posted January 7, 2011 9:53 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Fri January 14 at 6:00 PM, Ranalli's of Andersonville
1516 W Berwyn Ave, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
I missed you guys and I want pizza, beer, and karaoke.
The date will be Friday, January 14th and the time will be 6:00pm until very, very late. We voted on a pizza place and the winner: Ranalli's of Andersonville! Please RSVP so we can make a reservation.
posted by eamondaly to Meetup (110 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Ranalli's of Andersonville
1516 W Berwyn, Chicago, IL

Typical (though very good) cheapish thin-crust pizza. Also Wi-Fi for Cupcake's infernal iPad.
posted by eamondaly at 9:54 AM on January 7, 2011 [7 favorites]


Antica Pizzeria
5663 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL

Super-fancy (and, frankly, pricy) brick oven pizza. I order the ham, egg, and pea pizza and it is absolutely incredible.
posted by eamondaly at 9:54 AM on January 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


We will be celebrating our first Friday in our new place and will either be ready for a night out or Andy will be ready to be rid of me for a night, I'm sure. Either way I'm in. (if I survive the move.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:04 PM on January 7, 2011


Is Ranalli's of Andersonville associated with any of the other Ranalli's?
posted by Iridic at 1:27 PM on January 7, 2011


Ranalli's on Clark has one of the lamest buffets I've ever been to on weekends.
posted by adamdschneider at 3:12 PM on January 7, 2011


I think I'm free. But I have no opinion. And I rarely manage very very late anymore.
posted by crush-onastick at 6:40 PM on January 7, 2011


OK, I'm putting this in my !@#$ing calendar and I'm going to make it to a meetup, dammit. Haven't been since Pequod's about 6 months back. I live in Uptown, so I have no excuse not to go.

I have no strong feelings for or against Ranalli's but, honestly, I rarely eat pizza in this neighborhood. If you folks want Pho (Tank Noodle, Hai Yen) or Banh Mi (Ba Le) or Chinese BBQ (Sun Wah) or Ethiopian (Ras Dashen) or Persian (Reza and their amazing kashkeh bademjan)…I got you covered. Otherwise, I'll pizza wherever, yo.

Now that I think about it, Tedino's does reasonable deep dish.
posted by LMGM at 10:33 PM on January 7, 2011


I will never say no to pizza.
posted by youngergirl44 at 5:49 AM on January 8, 2011


I have to work. (All weekend, staying in a hotel downtown.) I am extremely sad to be missing this.
posted by misskaz at 6:52 AM on January 8, 2011


So long as I am not dying of consumption, I will be there. I Will also be bringing my co-minion.
posted by bibliogrrl at 8:05 AM on January 8, 2011


Me & Mark would be there.

I have opinion on where we pizza though.
posted by Windigo at 8:14 AM on January 8, 2011


I'm all for any meetup until the new semester starts, so I'm in! Jeannette may join us. Anywhere is fine with us.
posted by hydrophonic at 10:01 AM on January 8, 2011


So, okay - I live in Uptown. And one of my New Year's Try-Maybes is to get out and meet new people IRL. So I really have no excuse to miss it. Is this happening, and where is the place where I click the button for "attending?"
posted by tzikeh at 7:59 PM on January 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


It doesn't go to attending until it becomes an actual event rather than a proposed event, which should be happening on Wednesday. You should vote for which place you want!
posted by adamdschneider at 11:03 PM on January 8, 2011


Pizza, beer, and Karaoke sound great!

Since its in Andersonville on a Friday night, can we work in some Too Much Light?
posted by Reverend John at 7:25 PM on January 9, 2011


If the Bong is involved, I doubt TMLMTBGB would happen (unless there's a non-karaoke splinter group). The Bong is endless and all-consuming. No one leaves before midnight. Certainly not Eamon.
posted by Windigo at 7:08 AM on January 10, 2011


Due to some rather stringent budget concerns, we could probably make it for just the beer portion of the evening, and I would love to meet more Uptown folks. However, if the dog's surgery is scheduled for sometime this week, we won't be able to make it because I can't bear to leave him along with the cone and the drugs and the stitches. It's too heartbreaking.
posted by booknerd at 9:48 AM on January 10, 2011


On one hand, I live like three blocks from Ranalli's.

On the other hand, I'm in Washington for work all week and I won't be flying home until Friday night.

On the terrifying, misshapen third hand, I'd suppose I'd still be able to make it to a sufficiently late event, and I've been wanting to go to something since I flaked on the last one.

Maybe the 21st instead?
posted by theodolite at 6:20 PM on January 10, 2011


Goddammit I though I signed up for MeMail alerts for new IRL things. How does it work, is what?
posted by shakespeherian at 8:02 AM on January 11, 2011


I don't think "proposed" events are covered in the alerts.
posted by crush-onastick at 8:53 AM on January 11, 2011


Well then how am I supposed to storm in here and dominate the conversation, huh?
posted by shakespeherian at 9:08 AM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


I think you're supposed to take the personal responsibility necessary to monitor the "proposed meet-ups" tab. But I could be wrong.
posted by crush-onastick at 9:18 AM on January 11, 2011


No, I got a MeMail for this proposed event. Check your profile and location settings again peeps.
posted by misskaz at 9:20 AM on January 11, 2011


Hmm. I'm opted out of MeFi mail reminders, but I'm opted in for IRL alerts. I wonder if there's a conflict there.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:36 AM on January 11, 2011


so when are we gonna make this thing official? It looks pretty obvious who the winner is.
posted by Windigo at 9:48 AM on January 11, 2011


I'm opted out of MeFi mail reminders, but I'm opted in for IRL alerts. I wonder if there's a conflict there.

Could be. I'd mail pb. I also got an alert, but not for a day or two after the thread was posted.

so when are we gonna make this thing official? It looks pretty obvious who the winner is.

I would guess he will keep it open until noon tomorrow as he said he would. Also, I love Iridic's quixotic struggle. Though all have abandoned him, he favorites on!
posted by adamdschneider at 10:15 AM on January 11, 2011


My vote is as the votes of ten, because my heart is pure.
posted by Iridic at 10:32 AM on January 11, 2011


Your heart is as black as your conscience, knave!
posted by shakespeherian at 10:46 AM on January 11, 2011


Oh, good news! The dog doesn't have to have surgery yet. I'm going to this art opening thing nearby, then I'll meet up with y'all.
posted by booknerd at 11:04 AM on January 11, 2011


I've been wanting to make it to a meetup, but I have A Thing on that friday already. (Mostly I'm posting here as a slow step towards actually showing up one of these times)
posted by travertina at 11:19 AM on January 11, 2011


Noon Wednesday, Windigo. Stick with the plan!
posted by eamondaly at 11:25 AM on January 11, 2011


Since when do any of us stick to the plan?
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 11:45 AM on January 11, 2011


I always stick with the plan. But I almost never share the plan with anyone.
posted by crush-onastick at 12:08 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


I love it when a plan comes together.
posted by adamdschneider at 12:44 PM on January 11, 2011


I haven't commented in the thread yet oh shit damnit.
posted by SpiffyRob at 3:51 PM on January 11, 2011


Have fun guys. Family emergency, won't be able to make it.
posted by evisceratordeath at 4:20 PM on January 11, 2011


Plan? Plan your FACE, Eamon Daly!
posted by Windigo at 8:19 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Feel better now, Spiffy?
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 9:52 PM on January 11, 2011


I do!
posted by SpiffyRob at 7:24 AM on January 12, 2011


Well, that's what matters, Spiffy.
posted by crush-onastick at 8:22 AM on January 12, 2011


Jewel taught me that in the end, only kindness matters.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:28 AM on January 12, 2011


How would she know? She hasn't even reached the end.
posted by adamdschneider at 8:35 AM on January 12, 2011


Maybe she's a time traveler.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:36 AM on January 12, 2011


If she is, adamdschneider would know. And he says she hasn't even reached the end. So, it being you've not been to a meet-up where I've been since Pequod's mr. shakespeherian, I choose to believe adamdschneider, who gave me Rowan's Creek. And that was nice.
posted by crush-onastick at 9:13 AM on January 12, 2011


You cut me to the quick. And I was totally going to be at that one in December but a coworker had a bottle of bourbon in his desk.

Wait have we decided when this is yet?
posted by shakespeherian at 9:16 AM on January 12, 2011


There was never a question of when, only where. It is 6:00PM this Friday, January 14th, and it is looking quite likely to be at Ranalli's.
posted by adamdschneider at 9:28 AM on January 12, 2011


Hmm, I think I was remembering theodolite's comment and imagining that there'd been more discussion of changing the date.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:59 AM on January 12, 2011


(mmm, memories of Pequod's)
posted by LMGM at 10:44 AM on January 12, 2011


The Bong is endless and all-consuming. No one leaves before midnight. Certainly not Eamon.

Eamon enter, no man leaves.
posted by adamdschneider at 12:09 PM on January 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


Maybe find youse guys later, after thea-tuh!
posted by readery at 12:24 PM on January 13, 2011


readery, that would be aces! we missed you last time.
posted by crush-onastick at 2:14 PM on January 13, 2011


Did you guys know that our old pizza thread is in the top ten for most-commented MeTa posts ever?
posted by shakespeherian at 2:41 PM on January 13, 2011


That is awesome. A piece of history.
posted by adamdschneider at 4:36 PM on January 13, 2011


I've been playing MLB2K10 quite a bit to combat my baseball withdrawal. One of the songs is Rapper's Delight, which they censor the shit out of. To boot:

Hotel, Motel, what you gonna do today?
I'ma __________________
__________________
Everybody now!

And it's like, man, there's nothing offensive about driving off in a def OJ. Come on!
posted by SpiffyRob at 5:17 PM on January 13, 2011


One important thing:

RANALLI'S IS BYOB. BYOB. BRING YOUR OWN. ALCOHOL WILL NOT BE PROVIDED FOR YOU.

SERIOUSLY. COMPLAINERS WILL BE SHOT.

That said, there's a liquor store one block south at Foster and Clark. You can't miss it.
posted by eamondaly at 7:20 PM on January 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


Well, that's a salient bit of information.
posted by crush-onastick at 7:50 PM on January 13, 2011


Would it be bad to bring (cheap) champagne? I'm kinda into that this week.
posted by youngergirl44 at 10:51 PM on January 13, 2011


I'm the opposite of a complainer.

Also, Ranalli's is right next to the-ex-with-the-track-bike-and-the-neck-tattoo's apartment,* so if I traumatically run into an ex for the second time this week I'll save so much money as I drown my emoness in copious amounts of beer.

*I have dated enough dudes in Chicago in my short time here there're just going to be classified by tattoo placement from now on.
posted by Juliet Banana at 6:16 AM on January 14, 2011


Guess what! I'm disgusting and snotty and literally didn't sleep at all last night, so I'm out.

However, I have designated adamdschneider as Cabal Chair* for the evening, so he'll be your host. Do not let him fail you.

Also, the porn button is the fourth little round button from the left on the first row of the remote (select the circle with "19" in it). And ask Daniella to turn on the disco lights.

* TINCCC
posted by eamondaly at 7:08 AM on January 14, 2011


Eamon, I'm confused. Disgusting, snotty, and sleepless is how I picture you anyway? Why is today any different?

But, all kidding aside, hope you feel better and bummed you won't be able to make it. I am officially changing my status to STRONG MAYBE.
posted by SpiffyRob at 7:15 AM on January 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Since its in Andersonville on a Friday night, can we work in some Too Much Light?

Just FYI, I will be running tech for the Neo-Futurists tonight, so do say hello if any of you make it over there.
posted by lholladay at 7:26 AM on January 14, 2011


Hey alright! I just hit the 1066 mark in MeTa Comments! (No thanks to your white ass, IRL.) I will celebrate this occasion by linking to my from-memory recitation of the opening of Catnterbury Tales.
posted by SpiffyRob at 7:27 AM on January 14, 2011


EAMONNNNNNNNN *flail*

I don't think you're real, anymore. You're just a projection of our hopes, dreams, and yearnings. A collective hallucination of a bearded leader, one that shepherds us towards the karaoke contained within each of our souls. We needed someone, a cipher, to tell us that yes, it is ok to let those song-stylings out and that lo, once we do we will be rewarded with ALL the tiny beers of fulfillment that we desire.

Why did you forsake us, Imaginary Eamon?
posted by Windigo at 7:27 AM on January 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Eamon expects that every man will do his duty.
posted by adamdschneider at 7:48 AM on January 14, 2011


We needed someone, a cipher, to tell us that yes, it is ok to let those song-stylings out and that lo, once we do we will be rewarded with ALL the tiny beers of fulfillment that we desire.

Eamon's words coming out of my mouth. And I used to be such a nice person.
posted by adamdschneider at 7:51 AM on January 14, 2011


Spiffy, no one loves that thread like we love that thread.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:51 AM on January 14, 2011


I know, right? I was so jazzed to see that two people had favorited my comment pointing to my tour guide comments, thinking that modern day archaeologists would see the glory of our former civilization, but it was just you and crush. Sadness.

Adam, I strongly, strongly encourage you to grow a beard.
posted by SpiffyRob at 8:28 AM on January 14, 2011


i suspect that outside of the TINCC, few find the epic thread so amusing. i don't mean to diminish our accomplishment. rather i point out that is will not be appreciated in its time.
posted by crush-onastick at 8:42 AM on January 14, 2011


But someday it will pointed to an as example of communal storytelling. Rob, I would grow a beard if I could, believe me. What actually happens is that I grow patchy, red steel wool.
posted by adamdschneider at 8:52 AM on January 14, 2011


Yeah, that makes sense. I'm not about to wade through some bullshitty NYC meetup thread if one of them tells me it's funny.

And I'm changing my STRONG MAYBE to yes! The lady might come too! I will be getting there before 6, I suspect, so I'll try to grab a big table if I'm the first one there.

I've never been... is it a waiter kind of place or a counter kind of place. If the former, should we call ahead? Eadamon?
posted by SpiffyRob at 8:53 AM on January 14, 2011


I set up a reservation for 15 under "MetaFilter".
posted by eamondaly at 8:57 AM on January 14, 2011


You're the fuckin' coolest, guy. Let me know if you need some chicken soup or whatever.
posted by SpiffyRob at 9:00 AM on January 14, 2011


We should all show up outside Eamon's house after pizza and sing Christmas carols.
posted by adamdschneider at 9:47 AM on January 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


We should all show up outside Eamon's house and recite the entire epic thread.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:53 AM on January 14, 2011


Will they have wassail? I might go carolling for wassail.
posted by crush-onastick at 10:07 AM on January 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Simon's is around the corner from Ranalli's and they have Glogg.
posted by eamondaly at 10:50 AM on January 14, 2011


I love Simon's.

But everyone knows this fact already.
posted by Windigo at 11:07 AM on January 14, 2011


I shall miss this meetup but I will be in Andersonville for a non-meetup meetup on the 29th. Wherein Juliet Banana shall be bringing me Xoco and Rick Bayless on a silver platter.
posted by IndigoRain at 1:08 PM on January 14, 2011


I think I'm going to have to back out. Work sucks.
posted by youngergirl44 at 1:36 PM on January 14, 2011


Too busy again. At work we got a really big deadline on the 17th and, if that wasn't enough, I plan on taking almost a week off work right after that to be there for my mom during/after a scheduled surgery.
posted by Green With You at 1:46 PM on January 14, 2011


The lady is out, but I am still very much in. I'm going to grab money and booze on my way, and should be there shortly before or right at six.

I'm pretty sure everyone who is going has met me before, but if not: I'm wearing a green checked shirt.
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:49 PM on January 14, 2011


I will be there pretty much on the nose of 6; I live on the edge of Andersonville/Rogers Park so this is right in my 'hood!
posted by Windigo at 1:54 PM on January 14, 2011


I'm wearing a green checked shirt.

WARNING: This means striped.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:02 PM on January 14, 2011


I'm going to be hella late. All kinds of late, if I stop to buy a bottle of bourbon and a sixer of Peebros, which I really want to do.

Also, there are a number of possible guests who are not RSVP'd or Mefites who might be showing up. There might be no Chicago Cabal, but there is a pretty big social group of people who know me/Windigo/BettyBotter/Bibliogrrl/booknerd/etc and we might have told them there were going to be nerds eating pizza at Ranalli's tonight. Oops.
posted by Juliet Banana at 2:08 PM on January 14, 2011


I might be a little late. Still at work. God, I hate the days we go to press.
posted by Windigo at 2:43 PM on January 14, 2011


Me and baxter_ilion will be there right around 6, possibly a little late so's we can get beers.
posted by bibliogrrl at 2:51 PM on January 14, 2011


Well we'l just see what's what for the non-mefites. Our reservation is for 15, and it looks like we've got 16 coming before the hangers-on, but mayhaps it won't be an issue.
posted by SpiffyRob at 3:00 PM on January 14, 2011


save me a seaaaattttt
posted by Windigo at 3:01 PM on January 14, 2011


I'm back in. Work does not suck as much as I thought. Leaving the loop now-ish, so I'll probably be there around 6.30.
posted by youngergirl44 at 3:28 PM on January 14, 2011


FIRST!

Big long table past the green divider. Tell the hostess you're with the nerds. She loved it when I did.
posted by SpiffyRob at 3:44 PM on January 14, 2011


Somebody get here soon please. I look really sad sitting at this huge table by myself
posted by SpiffyRob at 3:54 PM on January 14, 2011


I am on my way there from the Loop ... Presently at wrigley.
posted by WCityMike at 4:07 PM on January 14, 2011


WE HAVE ARRIVED
posted by bibliogrrl at 4:11 PM on January 14, 2011


... And I'm still at work in Hyde Park, with no end in sight. Damn the TINCC meet-ups and your insanely early start times. Can't we do dinner at 8 for once, like civilized people?
posted by booknerd at 4:12 PM on January 14, 2011


Cabal!* We are coming! But running late. Per usual.

*TINCC
posted by betty botter at 4:13 PM on January 14, 2011


Four more stops on the red line for me. I canned the champagne idea and am sporting Red Stripe. Yay beer!
posted by youngergirl44 at 4:16 PM on January 14, 2011


Also late. I'm on the red leaving the loop.
posted by Zaximus at 4:17 PM on January 14, 2011


Booknerd - at the rate people are arriving we will still be here at 8.
posted by bibliogrrl at 4:22 PM on January 14, 2011


At this rate, if I came straight from work I wouldn't get there until 8:30, wouldn't have any booze with me, and will have not eaten for 9 hours. That's not a booknerd you want to be hanging out with, trust me.
posted by booknerd at 4:26 PM on January 14, 2011


I still need to get alcohol. Can I pick something up for you booknerd?
posted by Zaximus at 4:40 PM on January 14, 2011


OMG. I can't say no to that kind of offer (doesn't help that Adam hasn't replied to any pleas to get back to me on plans tonight). I prefer the best, tastiest beers, and have a $10 budget for my evening entertainment. See everyone at 8.
posted by booknerd at 4:48 PM on January 14, 2011


I am pretty sure my coworker could tell I was impatient to GTFO by the fact I was doing closing procedures sweating to death in my full coat/scarf/immense messenger bag cuccoon.

I will be there, and I will be there around 8, and you might not want to pay too much attention to my grumpy ass until I drink at least a finger of Bulliet.
posted by Juliet Banana at 5:00 PM on January 14, 2011


If anyone who doesn't know I have Tourette Syndrome has seen me mumbling/yelling "cunt" or slapping the table and was weirded out/offended: I really do have TS and many people here would back me up. Sorry for the awkward.
posted by Juliet Banana at 6:28 PM on January 14, 2011


Eamon, we have not yet engaged porno mode at the bong. I feel that we have let you down.
posted by baxter_ilion at 8:54 PM on January 14, 2011


Good times ,y'all! I have to run to another gig now, but it was great eating pizza and talking music / food / etc.
posted by LMGM at 8:55 PM on January 14, 2011


Never mind. We have unlocked porno mode.
posted by baxter_ilion at 8:58 PM on January 14, 2011


I knew y'all had it in you.
posted by eamondaly at 9:08 PM on January 14, 2011


Nakedness, thanks to eamon...
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 9:46 PM on January 14, 2011


The blonde girl who was all bitchy about porno mode was overridden.
posted by bibliogrrl at 12:20 PM on January 15, 2011


It's okay if someone doesn't want porn. It's singer's choice, though.
posted by eamondaly at 12:00 PM on January 17, 2011



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