DC/Silver Spring Meetup!
posted April 19, 2017 11:53 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Fri May 19 at 6:30 PM, Mi Rancho
8701 Ramsey Ave, Silver Spring, MD, USA (Map & Directions)
I think we should have a meetup because it feels like it's been a while. I propose we meet at Mi Rancho in Silver Spring because it has an outside space, it's nearish the Metro, and restaurants with margaritas are good for drinkers and non-drinkers alike.
I was going to propose the afternoon of Friday, May 5th but fuck if I'm going to a Mexican restaurant on Cinco de Mayo which, looking at the calendar and thinking about the dates our families are coming to town, means we'd need to wait until the weekend of May 13th at the earliest (but not that Friday; there's an ACLU volunteer training so if anyone is coming to that I'll see you there!). I would also prefer a Friday around 6:30, a Saturday afternoon or evening (say between 2:00 and 6:30) or I guess maybe a Sunday afternoon.

I know this will have to be a few weeks away but I wanted to get it on the calendar now. Does anyone have any preferences for dates after May 13th? I hope we get to see you all soon!
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl to Meetup (15 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I would really like to do this (I was literally talking about Mi Rancho with a friend yesterday in ranking best Mexican joints in MoCo) but I'm not sure if any of the proposed possibilities will work due to my scheduled move from Rockville to my dream farmette out by Harpers Ferry with the heavy lifting going down the 13th. But to the extent that a person who's only made one official DC foodies meetup counts for anything, Friday evening would be the slot with the greatest likelihood of me making it.
posted by drlith at 6:08 PM on April 19, 2017

I'm interested, but I have no real date preference. Anything could potentially become a bad date between now and then, but for now it all works.

(Also, DC Foodies should hit up Mandalay in Silver Spring some time. It's my favorite.)
posted by anotherpanacea at 1:24 AM on April 20, 2017

I actually have no conflicts (!) with any of the proposed dates currently, although I might be out of town for Memorial Day weekend.
posted by EvaDestruction at 5:08 AM on April 20, 2017

Okay, I'm going to propose Friday, May 19th, at 6:30 pm; how does that work for people? Super happy to do another date or time (although not too much later because of the kraken) but hopefully this will prevent us from all being so flexible that we never decide on anything.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 10:34 AM on April 20, 2017

I will probably not be able to arrive until after 7, but yes, that's fine with me!
posted by EvaDestruction at 10:09 AM on April 22, 2017

That's my dad's birthday, but he's going to be in Barcelona, so it works for me!
posted by capricorn at 1:24 PM on April 23, 2017

In the absence of feedback to the contrary I'm going to call this officially for May 19th at 6:30 so mark your calendars BUT I'm not going to confirm the event details until closer to the meetup so people get a reminder. See you all soon!
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 11:00 AM on April 27, 2017

Aww, shoot, I stopped checking in on this and I can't do the 19th. I can do most other days besides the 19th & 20th but it sounds like this is already finalized. Oh, well. I need a better strategy to keep track of IRL events I'm interested in!
posted by EmilyClimbs at 9:28 AM on May 1, 2017

This is making me question my "confirm later" strategy so I'll confirm the details now. Sorry you can't make this one, EmilyClimbs, but hopefully we'll have another meetup soon!
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 10:47 AM on May 2, 2017

I'm going to try and make this, since I live literally a block away. We'll see if various forces conspire against me.
posted by X-Himy at 6:23 AM on May 5, 2017

Grar, I just realized I can't come as it conflicts with this ridiculousness. I'd love to try to make it next time, though!
posted by R a c h e l at 9:33 AM on May 8, 2017

Are any of all y'all going to be in town for Memorial Day weekend? I was hoping to see some people at the Black Cat on that Friday. (http://irl.metafilter.com/3617/Star-Trek-TNG-Happy-Hour-Return-of-Kahless-Return-of-Skwirl)
posted by Skwirl at 5:34 AM on May 17, 2017

We're outside sitting on a bench. We'll get a table when there's more people.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 3:28 PM on May 19, 2017

What table?
posted by ilicet at 3:50 PM on May 19, 2017

Current status: silently, seethingly singing THE RED LINE IS TRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASH! to myself.
posted by EvaDestruction at 4:22 PM on May 19, 2017

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