West LA Lunch Meetup
posted February 12, 2017 10:46 AM   RSS

Lunch (maybe dinner) with mefites in/around West LA -- Chinese, maybe? [Update: On account of poster's crazy weeks at work, actual, firmly scheduled version is here!]
At the GameHaus meetup, a bunch of us realized we live not too far apart in West LA. Room 641-A mentioned that there may be some new Chinese places over in our neck of the woods that would make for a good meetup venue. I was pretty tired and didn't catch the exact location (Westwood?) but I did volunteer to set up the IRL Proposed Meetup. So here we are! Folks making the trek from the distant wilds east are, of course, also welcome!

I'm mostly available on weekends but since Westwood isn't too far afield, I could make after work work, too. I'm pretty flexible -- Feb 25 and March 11 aren't great but I could make them work. Anybody have more specific constraints or desires? Let's set up us a thing!
posted by Alterscape to Proposed (22 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Northern Cafe in Westwood is the place I was talking about. They don't have a web site but here is the Yelp page and a piece in Eater. It looks like a great place to share dishes but I'm open for anything, maybe ramen again?

Feb 21 is out. It that's probably too soon anyway. Lunch or dinner is fine.
posted by Room 641-A at 6:02 AM on February 13, 2017

Northern Cafe is great. It's pretty close so I could make most nights or weekend lunchtimes work.
posted by Atrahasis at 9:36 AM on February 13, 2017

I could do a weeknight dinner. Can't commit to a weekend yet, though definitely not this weekend.
posted by yasaman at 5:19 PM on February 13, 2017

Yay! I'm always up for Chinese.

Saturdays are better than Sundays for me generally speaking. I could do an weekday evening, but strongly suggest that it be planned for 7 pm or after. Westside traffic can be vexing right after work. Gridlock is possible.

The 25th is not good for me.

Thanks for getting this going, Alterscape.
posted by LeftMyHeartInSanFrancisco at 10:43 PM on February 13, 2017

Given the proximity, weeknights should be fine for me as well as weekends.

I strongly prefer a date March 6 or after, as I likely won't be available before then.

Quick question - up to what size group can Northern Cafe accommodate (without taking over the place)?
posted by Goblin Barbarian at 9:27 AM on February 14, 2017

Post-March 6th works for me. It does look like it's kind of small. I will probably be in Westwood tomorrow so I'll pop in and ask about a good time for larger groups.
posted by Room 641-A at 4:02 PM on February 14, 2017

I've been there maybe three times so far, for dinner. It is small-to-medium for the area; they have several four-top tables along one wall, and four-person booths on the opposite wall, with a few smallish tables in the middle of the restaurant.
posted by Atrahasis at 7:28 PM on February 14, 2017

I'm in town this term visiting some archives at UCLA so this would definitely be of interest to me. Any time/day other than Monday or Wednesday works best for me. I've been to MF meetups on two continents and in four timezones so would very much like to add a fifth while I'm here.
posted by tractorfeed at 11:32 PM on February 17, 2017

I sacrificed for you all and went in to ask about groups and eat beef rolls. The guy I talked to said the best time for 8-10 people is from 2-5. (I was there around 2:30 and it was empty but for one couple.)

I'm fine with any time, just adding this info to the mix.
posted by Room 641-A at 1:28 AM on February 18, 2017 [1 favorite]

We honor your sacrifice, Room 641-A. 2/25-26 and the following weekend both work for me right now.
posted by Atrahasis at 5:31 PM on February 18, 2017

Goblin Barbarian isn't able to join us until March 6. Should we aim for the second weekend of March?
posted by LeftMyHeartInSanFrancisco at 11:13 PM on February 20, 2017

That works for me.
posted by Room 641-A at 12:58 AM on February 22, 2017

I'll be out of town the second weekend of March :(
posted by Atrahasis at 9:05 PM on February 23, 2017

How about the third or fourth weekend in March, then? I believe I'm available.
posted by Alterscape at 6:50 AM on February 25, 2017

Third or fourth weekend also work for me.
posted by Goblin Barbarian at 8:41 AM on February 25, 2017

Fourth weekend, please. Can't do the third.
posted by LeftMyHeartInSanFrancisco at 5:18 PM on February 26, 2017

Third and fourth weekend both work for me. Is there anyone who absolutely cannot do Saturday, 3/25, or Sunday, 3/26?

Perhaps we could do this as a standing monthly meetup, so people know when it's happening well in advance and if you can't make it to this one, there is always next month.
posted by Atrahasis at 6:30 PM on February 28, 2017

Let's get together on Sunday, March 26, at 2 p.m. How does that work for everyone?
posted by LeftMyHeartInSanFrancisco at 12:55 AM on March 6, 2017

Sounds good to me.
posted by Room 641-A at 2:37 AM on March 6, 2017

Beautiful; thank you.
posted by Atrahasis at 6:13 PM on March 8, 2017

Let's get the event moved from 'proposed' status to scheduled with the date. It's a bit confusing in its current state.
posted by Goblin Barbarian at 9:31 AM on March 9, 2017 [1 favorite]

Work ate me, and Leftmyheartinsanfrancisco scheduled a firm date, over here. Sorry, folks!
posted by Alterscape at 9:03 AM on March 11, 2017 [1 favorite]

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