Hey There's a First Wednesday Approaching
posted August 26, 2017 5:30 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed September 6 at 6:00 PM, World Famous Billy Goat Tavern
430 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
Join us after work at the original World Famous Billy Goat Tavern for tiny beers and food from the greasy grill. We're fun! We're friendly! Frankly. we're fantastic. Later in the evening, we'll meander over to Livewire Lounge for First Wednesday Karaoke with the incomparable Mary Mac. That's when you'll see how fantastic we truly are. There might be shenanigans in between. You can never be too sure.
posted by crush to Meetup (11 comments total)

how is this even
posted by eamondaly at 9:17 AM on August 29, 2017 [1 favorite]

Our Concord grapes have ripened and we're desperate to give them away. Favorite this comment by tonight and I will bring you grapes tomorrow.

Don't be shy! We have over 10 pounds of fresh, delicious grapes and I don't have time for canning projects this month.
posted by hydrophonic at 12:18 PM on September 5, 2017 [2 favorites]

It's not likely I'll make it to the Goat today, but I'll be at Livewire.
posted by Iridic at 8:50 AM on September 6, 2017

hydrophonic! I have mystery grapes growing in my yard, and I think they are Concord - how can I tell if they're ripe enough to pick and make things with? (Sorry to turn this IRL into an ASK)

I won't be able to make this tonight, otherwise I'd totally offer to grapeswap.
posted by Fig at 9:18 AM on September 6, 2017 [1 favorite]


Concords are spherical with seeds and thick skins, and taste like grape juice or jelly. Mine are ripe when they have a deep purple color. Clusters will have a few unripened holdouts, especially if, like mine, nobody remembered to prune away some of the leaves in August so the fruits get more sun.

Vines should be cut back severely in the late winter, and apparently there's a whole schedule of pruning that I'm not doing, but it's not like we don't have grapes everywhere right now.
posted by hydrophonic at 11:05 AM on September 6, 2017 [1 favorite]

Jessica and Mike (and anyone else who might want grapes), if you brought your lunches today and have empty containers to use, that would be awesome. If not, I'll see if I can get some inexpensive ones from CVS.
posted by hydrophonic at 1:37 PM on September 6, 2017

I saw this just in time to run back inside my house to grab a container! On my way downtown now.
posted by jessypie at 2:50 PM on September 6, 2017 [1 favorite]

I do not have a container but will bring my empty lunch cooler which will also have bags in it so I do not worry about me for containers either.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:54 PM on September 6, 2017 [1 favorite]

Not sure if I'm going to make it to Goat but will definitely make it to LiveWire at some point.
posted by eamondaly at 3:58 PM on September 6, 2017

I got stuck at my pre-game gay bar where I've not been since March so I'm gonna be late. Please save grapes for me.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 5:03 PM on September 6, 2017

Let the word go forth from this time and place that this was the moment in which the gay mafia successfully launched a coup d'etat on the Cabal* and the Cabal* ended up at the lucky horseshoe

*Do I even need to say it
posted by tivalasvegas at 4:56 PM on September 9, 2017 [1 favorite]

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