New Mexico, let's meet up!
posted July 22, 2019 9:16 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat August 31 at 10:00 AM, Milly's
7308 Jefferson St NE, Albuquerque, NM, USA (Map & Directions)
UPDATE: We have a date [August 31, 2019], a time [10 AM Mountain time] and a place [Milly's, 7308 Jefferson St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109]
It's been waaaaaay too long. Let's belatedly celebrate MetaFilter's 20th, or any other reason to hang out.
To make things more organized, perhaps we could have a meetup every other month? Next up: October! Santa Fe?
posted by filthy light thief to Meetup (25 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Taj Mahal on Carlisle and Constitution has a great dining hall in the basement for large parties depending on how many people RSVP. O'Neills on Central has their sports-meeting-whatever extension that's nice for events. Or we could even just have a picnic in a park somewhere. I wouldn't mind a trip to SF either, but I don't know enough about the city to make suggestions.
posted by endotoxin at 5:58 AM on July 23, 2019 [1 favorite]

Depending on how many folks want to make the drive all the way up here, The Skillet is pretty cool. And we're topping out at the mid 80s, which is a little better, at least! (the bar at the remodeled Casteneda serves food, and is said to be nice, but I haven't been. At some point I want to do a tour.) But I'm down for Alb or SF, too!
posted by korej at 6:21 AM on July 23, 2019 [1 favorite]

I'm in! Albuquerque is easiest for me but I'm happy to travel. I spent a summer working in Las Vegas about 15 years ago and haven't really been back- Casteneda looks intriguing.
posted by Missense Mutation at 8:17 AM on July 24, 2019

Should we pick a date a few weeks out? That way, we can see who can make it and pick a place to meet more concretely.

I vote for somewhere with alcohol and food ;)
posted by BooneTheCowboyToy at 8:59 AM on July 25, 2019

It would be great to finally meet some New Mexico MeFites.

We live in the Northeast Heights, but I'm pretty flexible for location. Taj Mahal looks good, maybe because I'm hungry Right Now.

My only ask is a place where it's easy to carry a conversation. Yes, I'm an old, and cursed with tinnitus.

Now you kids get off of my... xeriscape!
posted by SteveInMaine at 1:40 PM on July 25, 2019 [1 favorite]

ok, throwing dates out there - what about either August 17 or 31?
posted by korej at 4:28 PM on July 27, 2019

Either of those dates work for me.
posted by Missense Mutation at 11:05 AM on July 29, 2019

The 31st is better for me. I'm helping a friend move in Santa Fe on the 17th, but that doesn't mean others can't meet on that day.

For another meetup location, I'll throw out The Freight House as a possible meeting location. It's in Bernalillo, so easy access from I-25, and if we time it right, folks could take the train. It's a short drive from Albuquerque, a bit longer from Santa Fe (and longer from Las Vegas). We can reserve tables, and if we do a brunch, the weather could be nice enough that we could eat outside. It's generally not too loud inside, and they have good food and tasty drinks.

I'll do a MeMail blast later today to see if I can get more folks interested in meeting up.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:08 AM on July 30, 2019

How about a brunch?
posted by NotLost at 5:01 PM on July 31, 2019

I am late to this party -- I'd love to meet up as well. August 31st works for me -- the 17th isn't possible. Near to ABQ is great, or someplace accessible by train. Since it's a Saturday, deciding time for ease of getting there and getting back is prolly a thang to consider, as well.
posted by Silvery Fish at 4:28 PM on August 9, 2019

Should we go with August 31, so we have one part of the equation nailed down?
posted by korej at 7:51 AM on August 10, 2019 [1 favorite]

August 31 it is!

Rail Runner schedule is here.
posted by Silvery Fish at 3:16 PM on August 10, 2019

The 31st sounds good, and so does brunch!

Silvery Fish, what were you thinking in regards to the train schedule? Saturday service is pretty limited, and I'm sure we could arrange a MeFite caravan/ carpool.

Restaurant option: Milly's Restaurant is good, and it's north of the Big I, for whatever that's worth. From my visits there, it's a good place to have a conversation.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:46 AM on August 16, 2019

I've sent messages to the geo-located folks in the area who are active MeFites, but I know more don't include geo-tags in their profiles, so feel free to message more local folk-als!
posted by filthy light thief at 8:29 AM on August 16, 2019

Do you mean Milly's on Jefferson or Candelaria? (fine with either)

10? 11?
posted by korej at 7:04 AM on August 17, 2019

A good place to have a conversation is good, and it looks like they do hash browns correctly. Count me in.
posted by Silvery Fish at 3:25 PM on August 17, 2019

Iron Fist of (relative) Certainty* -- Milly's on Jefferson, 10 AM, Aug. 31.

* that is, I'm boldly making an executive decision, to which others can respond and we can revise if necessary

Meetup changed from Proposed to Planned, and I added a suggestion below the fold: To make things more organized, perhaps we could have a meetup every other month? Next up: October! Santa Fe?
posted by filthy light thief at 12:40 PM on August 20, 2019 [2 favorites]

I've never been to Milly's-looks good! Excited to see/meet you all.
posted by Missense Mutation at 2:12 PM on August 26, 2019

we are here a little bit early and went ahead and put together a table in the back. I have long green hair.
posted by korej at 8:45 AM on August 31, 2019

Thanks! We'll be there in a few minutes! My wife is wearing a bright orange floral dress, and I'm wearing my light thief t-shirt (see my profile pic) and black & blue plaid shorts.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:50 AM on August 31, 2019

We went to the wrong Milly’s 🙄 be there in 10!
posted by stoneweaver at 9:05 AM on August 31, 2019

It was great meeting everybody! Thanks for putting this together, filthy light thief.
posted by SteveInMaine at 1:23 PM on August 31, 2019 [1 favorite]

Let's plan for the next one! Santa Fe, Oct. 2019!
posted by filthy light thief at 1:27 PM on August 31, 2019 [2 favorites]

I have a pic! Would anyone *not* like it to be posted? I'm happy to share privately if y'all don't want it up.
posted by stoneweaver at 9:52 AM on September 1, 2019

Thanks! We're OK with it going public. If you don't post it, please MeMail me a link, thanks!
posted by filthy light thief at 2:29 PM on September 1, 2019 [1 favorite]

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