Brooklyn Backyard Cookout/Potuck Saturday Sept. 14
posted August 13, 2019 8:39 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat September 14 at 3:00 PM, My backyard
175 Sunnyside Ave, Brooklyn, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
Edit: It's happening! We've got the date and time chosen I'll provide burgers and chicken and some sides (including a vegan gf thai rice noodle salad), maybe some sausages with peppers and onions if we get enough people coming. I'll have a base level of beer and wine and NA beverages. Chime in with whatever you'd like to bring (and no ones gonna shun store bought anything here).
I've got a big backyard, big gas grill and pizza oven, access to cheap wine and beer, and my house is a five minute walk from the J train (10 minute walk from broadway junction A,C & L trains).
I haven't hosted a meetup in years and figure it's time to put some faces behind the usernames again.
The weekend of Sept. 14th or 21st either day either weekend works for me, so weigh in on your preferred dates.
I'd love to include some kind of fun activity for people to do, so any suggestions welcome on that front.
Please post a comment if you think you can attend and let's make this happen!

Edit:
It looks like it's a go! Yay! I'll confirm a date and time right after Labor Day.

I'm pretty sure my yard past the patio area is big enough for cornhole, as long as being on a slope doesn't matter.

So, the last time I hosted a mefi potluck was, as stated, several years ago and it was a ton of fun. Are you all down for a potluck? We can theme it if you like (death of the Megathread theme dishes, weird stuff only my family ate that I would now like to subject others to dishes, I've been wanting to try making this dish and nows my excuse to give it a try and this is my first attempt so good luck guinea pigs, or something along those lines).

Please keep suggestions for days, times, activities, themes (if we want one) flowing in!
(also, I posted this as a comment first not realizing I should just add it to the OP, apologies. )

Edit:
Confirmed date Sept. 14th, 3 pm -9 pm
posted by newpotato to Meetup (55 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

This sounds great! I should be able to attend.
posted by ferret branca at 9:38 AM on August 13


Yeah, I think I could do either day. That sounds like fun!
posted by UltraMorgnus at 5:37 AM on August 14


Sounds spectacular, but don't yet know my obligations in September. Happy to show up with an elaborate snack or dessert if I can make it.
posted by larthegreat at 5:46 AM on August 14


Woohoo! I’m down.

As far as activities, cornhole is a classic if you’ve got the space.
posted by ocherdraco at 7:52 AM on August 14 [1 favorite]


I don't have anything planned for the 14th or the 21st, so both would work for me, but I'd lean very slightly towards the 14th as I have tickets for a show the night of the 20th.
posted by SansPoint at 8:00 AM on August 14


Excellent! Hope I can make it. All the dates are equally good / unknowable for me, though I'm much likelier to make it in the evening than in the afternoon.
posted by miles per flower at 10:40 AM on August 14


Another bid for the evening, but thus far I could make either weekend. Thanks for making it possible.
posted by Violet Blue at 11:56 AM on August 14


This sounds wonderful and I'd love to come! Either day works for me.
posted by umwhat at 5:22 PM on August 14


I believe either weekend would work for me. I'd vote not the evening (maybe late afternoon to spit the difference?) because a) I go to bed early and b) it'll take me a good hour and a half to get home.

(On the other hand, I'm good at flaking on meetups, so maybe ignore me.)
posted by hoyland at 5:54 PM on August 14


Can do the 14th! Haven't been to a meet-up in ages.
posted by 1adam12 at 5:56 PM on August 14


Sounds great, and as of right now both of those weekends are free for me.
posted by sunflower16 at 8:29 PM on August 14


It looks like it's a go! Yay! I'll confirm a date and time right after Labor Day.

I"m pretty sure my yard past the patio area is big enough for cornhole, as long as being on a slope doesn't matter.

So, the last time I hosted a mefi potluck was, as stated, several years ago and it was a ton of fun. Are you all down for a potluck? We can theme it if you like (death of the Megathread theme dishes, weird stuff only my family ate that I would now like to subject others to dishes, I've been wanting to try making this dish and nows my excuse to give it a try and this is my first attempt so good luck guinea pigs, or something along those lines).

Please keep suggestions for days, times, activities, themes (if we want one) flowing in!
posted by newpotato at 5:03 AM on August 15


Would be happy to potluck. Perhaps start midafternoon and continue into the evening if possible?
posted by ferret branca at 8:56 AM on August 15 [1 favorite]


Hello! If you're taking requests, may I request the 14th?
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 5:54 PM on August 15


+ for all the recent suggestions!! 14th, potluck, midafternoon rolling into evening, and definitely a mock strict, loosely enforced food theme :)
posted by estlin at 7:52 PM on August 29


I've never gone to a metafilter meetup, but this sounds fun! My vote's for the 14th, and n'thing that a weird potluck theme could only make things more fun.
posted by snaw at 6:59 PM on August 30


(and no ones gonna shun store bought anything here)

It's good to hear that because currently my cooking is limited to standing in line at Trader Joe's.
posted by betweenthebars at 8:43 AM on September 5 [2 favorites]


Hooray! Not sure what I'll bring yet, probably a side or dessert and some wine or ciders! Looking forward to it!
posted by umwhat at 4:53 AM on September 7


Has anyone claimed the potato salad yet?
posted by 1adam12 at 7:00 PM on September 7


I can't make it but I hope you all have fun! :)
posted by Wretch729 at 6:43 AM on September 8 [1 favorite]


1adam12 you're on potato salad duty.

In addition to which I'll be providing burgers, some type of grilled chicken or fish, depending on how the fish looks that day, all the fixins necessary for these things, a vegan thai rice noodle salad, kale ceasar salad, mainly because I can't seem to get enough of it these days, some type of roast veg, maybe even a fancy pants melange of roast/grilled veg...I have a retro dessert in mind, aaaand I'm sure another thing or two once I start to seriously think about it.

I posted an askme for a fun activity and if anyone here has any ideas I'm all ears.
I'll post my exact address in the body of the OP on the day of so I can edit it out afterwards.
posted by newpotato at 10:45 AM on September 8


I have to bow out because of work, my apologies.

I'll be paying attention for any NYC events to come!
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 4:23 PM on September 11


Would people be interested in a pickled cucumber salad?
posted by cowlick at 6:58 PM on September 11


Pickled cuke salad sounds great-definitely bring!

Can others chime in with what they're planning on bringing if they're binging something? Woouldn't want three people all showing up with the same bacon and lime jello salad mold.
posted by newpotato at 6:03 AM on September 12


I’m still in Maybe-land, as my world-traveler brother is visiting currently and my shopping schedule is wobbly (not sure which days he needs to borrow my car), but if I’m coming I’ll probably make my go-to ‘angry deviled eggs’ recipe.
posted by oh yeah! at 7:18 AM on September 12


I’m coming, and was thinking of bringing a packaged salad from Whole Foods.
posted by ocherdraco at 3:26 PM on September 12


I’m coming, and was thinking of bringing a packaged salad from Whole Foods.


I'll set aside a bowl for it :)
posted by newpotato at 5:33 AM on September 13


I'm still a "maybe," I have lost the ability to make long-term plans. It's a "maybe" with more of a chance at 'yes", if that helps.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:46 AM on September 13


We've just shifted to maybe, as oh hey our shower decided to leak into the walls and that's not fun. (and also no showers which is terrible)

but I hope everyone there has a spectacular time, and if we can make it, we will bring an olive oil cake. hopefully with figs, if I can find good figs tomorrow.
posted by larthegreat at 6:54 AM on September 13 [1 favorite]


newpotato, thank you for hosting & organizing this! Looking forward to it. I'm pretty sure I can come & will be on the later side (after 7:30). I'll bring something storebought & dessertish.
posted by miles per flower at 9:22 AM on September 13


Oh yum, I've been tempted by figs everywhere this week(and by everywhere I mean Trader Joes and the local market).

Here's what I've got in the works food wise: burgers, grilled chicken drums and thighs, mac and cheese, thai peanut salad, kale caesar salad, apple bread pudding, and pineapple lush cake. I also have emergency kielbasa if needed, and some nibbly things. Plus some wine and beer and fizzy drinks.

Hope to see most of you tomorrow!
posted by newpotato at 3:08 PM on September 13


Is there anyone coming from Uptown/the Bronx in the afternoon who would like to join me for the long ride on the A train? (While I have an amazing talent for flaking on meetups if left to my own devices, I will not flake on you if I say I'll meet you.)

I will probably join the store-bought and dessert-ish club. (Just watch everyone buy the same thing at Trader Joe's. I should be near TJ's tomorrow morning if anyone has suggestions.)
posted by hoyland at 4:30 PM on September 13


I'm on a flight back from the west coast tonight but will try my damnedest to attend tomorrow after I've had a long nap. I'll probably have to pick something up since I doubt I'll have much time or energy to make anything. Whole Foods is within reach for me if everyone else is going to TJ's. Are there any food/dessert requests? Drinks?
posted by theory at 11:51 PM on September 13


Right - I'mma try to make it, but I'll be on the later side of things. Will bring a peach pound cake and all my Exploding KIttens stuff (I have the regular, the NSFW deck, and the expansion pack) so as many people can play as possible.

Still calling myself a "Maybe" for safety's sake but safely assume I'm a yes until informed otherwise.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:31 AM on September 14 [1 favorite]


Peaches not ripe, trying to figure out something else.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:18 AM on September 14


Yes yes I will be there! Been a crazy week and I’m not sure yet what to bring, but I’m stopping by the farmers market and Sahadi’s this morning, so it will likely be an assortment of things? Looking forward to meeting you all!
posted by umwhat at 7:25 AM on September 14


Oh hell, I'll just make a batch of cheese puffs.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:45 AM on September 14


(I am bringing some non-Junior's cheesecake. Uncle Tetsu's, which I've never tried before!)
posted by miles per flower at 7:50 AM on September 14


I will be there! A little late cause I am taking a civil service exam in a couple hours, happy Saturday!
posted by ferret branca at 8:54 AM on September 14 [4 favorites]


I wasn't able to get to the store last night to buy eggs -- I was planning to stop to pick up something (cheese? dessert?) from the Union Square farmers' market on my switch from the PATH to the subway, but my brother managed to forget some of his things in my apartment and needs me to bring them to him down in lower Manhattan before 3pm, so, I don't know what I'll be getting or from where, time will tell.
posted by oh yeah! at 10:04 AM on September 14


Hi! Hoping to make it - will probably bring fresh fruit, maybe some nuts/snacks. Newpotato, if you think it would work with the grill setup, I could bring some corn on the cob as well?
posted by taupe at 10:23 AM on September 14


I'm planning on trying to arrive around 4. I've got the sea salt mini brownies from Trader Joe's and some elderflower soda. I'll bring Killer Bunnies as well (not that I've played in years), as it seems like a good party game.
posted by hoyland at 10:42 AM on September 14


(quick note that I’ll be there sometime between 3:30-4 with a bottle of white and Turkish snacks)
posted by umwhat at 11:11 AM on September 14


Trains delayed due to police activity at my station. There is no police activity in evidence. I'll give it a while longer before giving up.
posted by hoyland at 11:31 AM on September 14


There is corn space on the grill, yes! I just finished prepping and there are lots of people coming by a little later so if you think you're gonna be one of the later arriving people don't let that stop you!
I'm excited and can't wait to meet all y'all!
posted by newpotato at 12:28 PM on September 14


On my way! Should be there in 35min
posted by ocherdraco at 12:35 PM on September 14 [1 favorite]


Heading thither now. I trust I do not need to worry about an apartment number.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:51 PM on September 14


ETA about 6pm! I'm bringing quinoa salad and beer
posted by theory at 1:55 PM on September 14


I crushed the exam! On my way!
posted by ferret branca at 1:58 PM on September 14 [2 favorites]


ETA 6p, corn in tow
posted by taupe at 2:25 PM on September 14


Thanks for hosting, new potato, that was a nice IRL.
posted by oh yeah! at 4:27 AM on September 15 [1 favorite]


Yes yes, what a lovely time, and so nice to meet you all! Thank you again newpotato!
posted by umwhat at 5:14 AM on September 15 [1 favorite]


Yes, that was lovely; thanks so much for hosting, newpotato! And hope to play some more Exploding Kittens one day, Empress et al!
posted by ferret branca at 6:58 AM on September 15 [1 favorite]


Adding thanks to newpotato and everyone for a nice evening!
posted by cowlick at 5:54 AM on September 16


Many thanks, and my apologies for hijacking a table and a third of the guests!
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:55 AM on September 16



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