Sauce Trough and Palmcorder_Yajna are coming to Washington, DC
posted January 17, 2018 6:28 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun January 28 at 3:30 PM, Burger Tap & Shake - Foggy Bottom
The Avenue, Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, USA (Map & Directions)
Hey DC Mefites! Sauce Trough and I are going to be in town at the end of the month and we'd love to hang out. Is anyone up for a meetup the weekend of the 27th? We'll be staying just north of the National Mall, but we're definitely up for exploring other parts of the city, if another locale works better for folks. UPDATE: Time and venue selected: Burger Tap & Shake - Foggy Bottom Sunday, January 28, 3:30 pm
posted by palmcorder_yajna to Meetup (28 comments total)

This is so exciting! I'm really glad you'll be in town! What sort of meetup most appeals to you? Daytime meal? Daytime activity (e.g. museum)? Evening meal? Bar?

For anyone who doesn't know, which is almost certainly basically everyone, palmcorder_yajna was one of the best parts of the Pretty Little Liars threads back before the show TURNED ON US.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 4:57 AM on January 18, 2018 [1 favorite]

I'm free all that weekend and always happy to meet visiting MeFites!
posted by capricorn at 7:14 AM on January 18, 2018

I should be able to do Friday night or any time Sunday, so if that works for others, I’m in!
posted by EvaDestruction at 12:10 PM on January 18, 2018

A meal would get best for us, I think, ideally someplace that isn't super-noisy. Our schedule is extremely fluid at the moment, so both day and evening are possibilities. Maybe Sunday afternoon?
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 6:55 AM on January 19, 2018

Sunday afternoon is probably the best chance for Team CatastropheWaitstaff (me, CatastropheWaitress, and our kiddo) to join in the fun. Here's hoping!
posted by duffell at 4:46 AM on January 21, 2018

Ok, awesome. Does anyone have any ideas about a venue? A place with food that's kid-friendly and not overwhelmingly noisy that's open on Sunday afternoons?
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 6:11 AM on January 21, 2018

That's definitely doable! We could go to that burger place we've been for a couple of meetups or...really anywhere? Do either of you have any dietary restrictions?
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 5:31 PM on January 21, 2018

Nope, we're pretty omnivorous, and burgers sound great!
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 8:57 PM on January 22, 2018

Sadly this is looking like a no for us--my parents coming to town this weekend!
posted by duffell at 7:22 AM on January 23, 2018

I'm in no way tied to the burger place, or any burger place, and don't know where it is, but I think we should finalize this so we can update the event and make sure it actually happens!
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 12:14 PM on January 23, 2018

P.S. sorry we will miss you duffell! Your parents' gain is our loss.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 12:15 PM on January 23, 2018

I think the usual burger place is Good Stuff Eatery in Capitol Hill, right?
posted by capricorn at 1:35 PM on January 23, 2018

Good Stuff CH is closed Sundays.
posted by MichelleinMD at 5:22 PM on January 23, 2018

Bummer about the lack of Sunday hours for Good Stuff, but yes. As soon as we identify a venue that isn't closed on Sunday afternoon, I'll finalize the event. Mr. Palmcorder and I are DC newbies, so we have no idea what's good. Any other ideas, local folks?
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 9:41 PM on January 23, 2018

I haven't actually been to this place, but it has good reviews and seems to fit the description of burgers + near the Mall + kid friendly + open on Sunday? Burger Tap + Shake is a little further out but would also meet requirements.
posted by capricorn at 8:44 AM on January 24, 2018

Either of those look good to me! I think our best bet is to try to figure out when it will be the least crowded since we'll be a big group.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 9:49 AM on January 24, 2018

Google Maps says b is most crowded around noon-2 on Sundays. BTS is pretty much always quiet on weekend afternoons in my experience (while the student crowd is still sleeping in, I guess?)
posted by capricorn at 10:07 AM on January 24, 2018

Later afternoon is great for us so we can let the kraken sleep for as long as possible! palmcorder_yajna, does like threeish or three thirty sound okay to you?
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 11:37 AM on January 24, 2018

Yes. Let's say 3:30, and let's go with BTS, since it's likely to be relatively quiet on Sunday afternoons! Yay! I'll finalize the event!
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 7:42 PM on January 24, 2018

Ok, I'm finalizing the event. We've settled on the BTS location in Foggy Bottom, right? If I'm confused about that, let me know and I'll switch it over.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 2:11 PM on January 25, 2018

Yay! Yep, that's the one I meant - the Tenleytown one is probably a little more annoying to get to from the mall. Excited to meet you!
posted by capricorn at 5:51 PM on January 25, 2018

Hello, Mr. Palmcorder here. Last night p_y and I saw The Very Last Days Of The First Colored Circus on a whim. It was glorious, triumphant and heartbreaking. It's playing thru Sunday.

Highly recommended, tho take heed of content warnings for sexual assault and hella racism.
posted by Sauce Trough at 8:52 AM on January 26, 2018 [1 favorite]

Thanks for the recommendation, Sauce Trough.

Sorry to say I will have to miss out on the meet up because work. Have a great time, folks!
posted by EvaDestruction at 10:56 AM on January 28, 2018

Ok, we're here! We got a six-top table in the middle of the room. I'm a dark-haired, middle-aged woman with a black hoodie and glasses. Sauce Trough has a red beard, and a Porg shirt.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 12:40 PM on January 28, 2018

(Sorry to miss you, EvaDestruction.)
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 12:41 PM on January 28, 2018

We're on our way but running a little behind schedule. See you soon!
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 12:42 PM on January 28, 2018

Just wanted to say thank you for calling this! It was so much fun to meet you both in person! Enjoy the rest of your time in DC and please please let us know if you're ever here again!
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 4:36 PM on January 28, 2018 [1 favorite]

Yes, yes! It was great meeting all of you! Thanks so much for coming out, everyone!
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 9:18 PM on January 28, 2018

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