Kim's Scotch Meetup
posted June 23, 2011 12:06 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Fri July 1 at 7:00 PM, Zophi's House
Oakland, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
iamkimiam is in town for a week and a half and she'd like to drink some scotch. The last scotch meetup was well received, why don't we do it again?
At Zophi's apartment. 7 PM.

It'd be great if people brought some food to share!
posted by ryanrs to Meetup (143 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

The east bay bart crew says fuck yeah.
posted by babbyʼ); Drop table users; -- at 12:25 AM on June 23, 2011


Oops apparently i just rsvp'ed for myself.
posted by babbyʼ); Drop table users; -- at 12:28 AM on June 23, 2011


Still at the bar crew seems excited about the idea. I, for one, will cook for the thing, provided it is not on a Tuesday or Sunday.
posted by mollymayhem at 12:59 AM on June 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


I lobe you gurs.
posted by sambosambo at 1:27 AM on June 23, 2011 [4 favorites]


Best meetup eve
posted by sambosambo at 1:28 AM on June 23, 2011


The meetup hasn't been scheduled and people are already drunkenly posting. I am very sad to miss this one!
posted by gingerbeer at 4:39 AM on June 23, 2011 [3 favorites]


Yes, we are awake at the crack of horrible to take gingerbeer to the airport. Blergh.
posted by rtha at 5:08 AM on June 23, 2011


Apparently the entire east bay contingent has been spoken for, so now I HAVE to come.
posted by chatongriffes at 9:58 AM on June 23, 2011


Awesome! Let's! Make! This! Happen!

(I can do any weeknight next week..a Friday night scotch meetup might be a wild way to go out, but I may hate myself come Saturday morning off to Colorado.)
posted by iamkimiam at 10:15 AM on June 23, 2011


I endorse the first comment. Just as long as it's not Thursday.
posted by asterix at 10:20 AM on June 23, 2011


I am all over this idea. Also, down for when/where ever's convenient for everyone.

I'll make my pan-friend potatoes and olives. That or skordalia.
posted by Pecinpah at 10:32 AM on June 23, 2011


Yes, yes everyone is happy to come to this meetup.
The real question is: Who is going to host it?

Things to consider:
1) This is not a wild party! It's well-behaved adults sipping fine spirits.
2) We totally didn't trash aubilenon's apartment.
3) At the end, the host is left holding an armful of scotch.
posted by ryanrs at 2:17 PM on June 23, 2011


Am I a time lord?
posted by sambosambo at 2:18 PM on June 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Thomasbrobber and I are happy to host- as a last ditch choice- we certainly have the space for it, but 1) we're in the east bay and 2) we're like a mile from Bart. We're at 2nd and Brush in Oakland.

Otherwise we will just come and enjoy scotch.
posted by Zophi at 3:35 PM on June 23, 2011


I am not part of the east bay contingent, but babby spoke for me since I was on BART too. In any case, this is awesome and shall be even more epic than the last one. Sadly, I do not have a suitable venue at my disposal.
posted by zachlipton at 3:57 PM on June 23, 2011


i am so in! evenings are best!
posted by ruhroh at 5:03 PM on June 23, 2011


Probably. But I've been tired all day today, so maybe not a weeknight?
posted by madcaptenor at 5:49 PM on June 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm heading to the airport on Monday for a couple of weeks in North Carolina, so regrettably I'm going to have to skip this one.
posted by tangerine at 12:13 AM on June 24, 2011


I don't suppose offering up a house in Marin does any good? I'm in San Rafael, but I have loads of room and many sofas.
posted by wzcx at 12:14 AM on June 24, 2011


wzcx, that works if you can provide a party bus.
posted by madcaptenor at 7:55 AM on June 24, 2011


The South Bay/San Jose/Santa Clara contingent really really REALLY wants to say yes, but since I'm taking the bar exam at the end of July, I must decline with deepest regret. No, even deeper than that. Feh.
posted by bakerina at 8:13 AM on June 24, 2011


I would be all over this, and have Ardbeg available, but won't be back in town until the 4th.
posted by fake at 8:58 AM on June 24, 2011


Aww. I'd join in but I'm leavin' for Minneapolis for a week.
posted by MillMan at 9:54 AM on June 24, 2011




Will this be black tie or just formal?
posted by danny the boy at 10:48 AM on June 24, 2011


Can we please make this a scotch meetup/MeFi prom? I have gowns languishing in my closet!
posted by chatongriffes at 11:25 AM on June 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


I will wear a tux if I can get at least one other person to do the same.

Because if you're the only guy in a tux at a party, you'd better be serving the drinks.
posted by danny the boy at 12:01 PM on June 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Sadly, I only own the tuxedo shirt, bowtie, and cummerbund, and it's a bit short notice to call my old acquaintance at the tux rental shop and ask for another super-discounted rental. Even if no one else does it, you should still wear your tux and you can buttle.

We could go for a Boston Legal Balcony theme though, which fits nicely with scotch.
posted by zachlipton at 1:31 PM on June 24, 2011


I will wear a fabulous gown if I am not the only one. Alternately, I've been wanting an excuse to haunt vintage stores for a tux.
posted by mollymayhem at 2:13 PM on June 24, 2011



So it's looking like this will not be a BART-friendly meetup. Are most people cool with that?

Zophi, what's it like to walk from your place to BART? Is it pretty safe to do it drunk, at night?
posted by ryanrs at 3:19 PM on June 24, 2011


Personally I'm fine with walking a mile from BART to the meetup. I mean, I'll already be walking a mile from my house to BART.

(My house is not meetup-friendly, in case you're wondering -- due to our landlord's desire to make piles of money off of us, what would be a good-sized space for this has been carved up into bedrooms. And they're not even my bedroom. So unless my housemates want what are, to them, random people from the Internet drinking scotch on their beds, it wouldn't work.)
posted by madcaptenor at 3:27 PM on June 24, 2011


Madcaptenor, it's not the distance, it's the neighborhood. But I don't know enough about the area to say it's definitely unsafe.
posted by ryanrs at 3:47 PM on June 24, 2011


yeah, I don't know the neighborhood that well either. But some people are more walking-phobic than I am.
posted by madcaptenor at 3:49 PM on June 24, 2011


Zophi, what's it like to walk from your place to BART? Is it pretty safe to do it drunk, at night?

To be honest we can't speak to whether or not it's safe but only that it's more industrial than residential. With that in mind we wouldn't anticipate any troublesome foot traffic or automobile traffic. I can comfortably say that I wouldn't have a problem walking it with a partner or group.
posted by ThomasBrobber at 4:06 PM on June 24, 2011


Molly, I will seriously wear a fab gown with you. Also, if there are any 4-6's out there, I have gowns and cocktail dresses to share. (I'm sure you're all really surprised by that.) Must be ok with some pretty serious cleavage.

I'd offer my apartment, but we are 2 miles from North Berkeley Bart AND industrial... At least Zophi et al are only 1 mile...
posted by chatongriffes at 5:06 PM on June 24, 2011


I haven't had a chance to connect with MeFi people too much since moving here, but regardless I'm open to host in the Lake Merritt area (Oakland) if no better options emerge. My apartment is a 12 minute, not-too-sketchy walk from BART (right by Laney College), and has a huge kitchen and lots of space. Friday the 1st would probably be the best night for me, but Wednesday could possibly work.
posted by the_bone at 5:30 PM on June 24, 2011


Hmm... I'll go if afroblanco goes. Maybe. Is there a list of scotches being brought so we can avoid duplicates?
posted by jeffamaphone at 5:58 PM on June 24, 2011


The_bone, Kim has shied away from Friday due to her travel plans, so how about Wednesday? Pick a time, post your address, and I'll make it official.

Jeff, I'll create a scotch spreadsheet later tonight or tomorrow.
posted by ryanrs at 6:43 PM on June 24, 2011


Tuesdays would be super good for me. But don't decide on my account.
posted by jeffamaphone at 6:43 PM on June 24, 2011


Nope, I'm leaving on Sunday now (just booked my flight)! Also, I'm staying in the east bay, near Lake Merrit (on the opposite side from Lake Merrit Bart, near the big grocery store). So, east bay works as does Friday (or any other night).

(I like parentheses.)
posted by iamkimiam at 5:52 PM on June 25, 2011


I like Fridays and places near the Lake Merritt station! Let's make it happen.

(Also parentheses.)
posted by grapesaresour at 9:55 PM on June 25, 2011


Argh. My dad is driving from San Diego to Portland at some point next week, and will crash at my place on some to-be-determined night. I can't pin down a date until I talk with him, and I shall endeavor to do so tomorrow. Sorry, will update asap.
posted by the_bone at 11:15 PM on June 25, 2011


Will there be bacon jam? I will cross the bay and wear a full-length ball gown for a promise of bacon jam.
posted by cali at 10:34 AM on June 26, 2011


Cali: There is actually a place in the Oakland that serves bacon jam. Perhaps you could get some takeaway....
posted by primalux at 2:24 PM on June 26, 2011


Also I don't know why I thought Oakland needed a definite article.
posted by primalux at 2:28 PM on June 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


Because in your head "the Oakland" is part of some great Empire of San Francisco. It's like how Ukraine insists that you shouldn't call it "the Ukraine" because that implies they're still part of Russia the Soviet Union.
posted by madcaptenor at 3:44 PM on June 26, 2011 [6 favorites]


Now I'm not going to be able to keep myself from calling it "the Oakland" forever.
posted by primalux at 4:11 PM on June 26, 2011


I think I'm going to start calling it "the San Francisco".
posted by madcaptenor at 6:55 PM on June 26, 2011


Wait, so it's just a Ukraine now?
posted by aubilenon at 8:39 PM on June 26, 2011


"Those Ukraines" ?
posted by zachlipton at 8:41 PM on June 26, 2011


No, it's just "Ukraine". As in "I had a roommate from Ukraine once who was freakishly quiet", which is true.
posted by madcaptenor at 8:44 PM on June 26, 2011


I'm going to take the Bart to the meetup. With all the fingers and toes crossed in hopes for a taste of The Bacon Jam.
posted by iamkimiam at 10:08 PM on June 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


This week just got hosed for me. I'm sorry. :(
posted by the_bone at 9:18 AM on June 27, 2011


We are happy to re-extend our offer of our place. We have tons of space and a huge kitchen. We've been sort of weirdly non-committal because we just moved in. Our place is like 1/3 of a mile from Jack London Square, and is equidistant from both the West Oakland and 12th St. Bart stations. We do have cats, if that's an issue for anyone.
posted by Zophi at 11:38 AM on June 27, 2011


We do have cats, if that's an issue for anyone.
posted by Zophi


Mefites and cats in the same room? gasp!
posted by babbyʼ); Drop table users; -- at 11:56 AM on June 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


So is there a date? I am trying to figure out if I can come. If I can, I will wear a ball gown. I would prefer to wear a tux but I don't own one. I need to fix that. Perhaps we can listen to Max Raabe or something suitably tuxedo-ish while we're there?
posted by small_ruminant at 3:20 PM on June 27, 2011


Friday would be best if I'm hosting it, as I'm off work at 12.
posted by Zophi at 3:21 PM on June 27, 2011


I also have a half-day Friday. Zophi, let me know if you need any help with set up.
posted by chatongriffes at 3:47 PM on June 27, 2011


Are none of you dudes bad enough to take on the Mefi Summer 2011 Tuxedo Challenge? If so, I will be over here with the ladies. ALL the ladies.
posted by danny the boy at 4:31 PM on June 27, 2011


[NOT HETERONORMATIVE-IST] [PLEASE SWAP GENDER ASSUMPTIONS AS APPROPRIATE]
posted by danny the boy at 4:31 PM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


danny the boy- what are your measurements? I might have a ball gown that will fit you...
posted by small_ruminant at 4:37 PM on June 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


Eh, kinda been down that road already. Twice in the last month. I don't know what it is with June and people wanting to see me in their ball gowns.
posted by danny the boy at 4:52 PM on June 27, 2011


danny, who cares about June? This meetup is in July.
posted by madcaptenor at 4:53 PM on June 27, 2011


On Friday night, near Lake Merritt BART (where I'll be catsitting, but not actually AT the BART station) at a place with whiskey AND more cats...please please please can it please happen?!
posted by iamkimiam at 8:10 PM on June 27, 2011


My favorite 404 error.
posted by iamkimiam at 9:00 PM on June 27, 2011


Time?
posted by ryanrs at 12:21 AM on June 28, 2011


Oh, god. I'm debating spending my rent money on a suit and a nice pair of shoes instead. It's like living in an episode of Will & Grace or something.
posted by sambosambo at 12:35 AM on June 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


7pm? 8? I don't have a preference. Anyone else?
posted by Zophi at 6:22 AM on June 28, 2011


7:30!
posted by iamkimiam at 10:32 AM on June 28, 2011


I hope to be there 8ish. What should I bring?
posted by small_ruminant at 11:14 AM on June 28, 2011


Confirmed for 7PM.
(Sorry for the terse desc. Kinda busy right now.)
posted by ryanrs at 1:45 PM on June 28, 2011


What food goes with scotch?
posted by madcaptenor at 3:35 PM on June 28, 2011


What food goes with scotch?

Tequila.
posted by babbyʼ); Drop table users; -- at 3:39 PM on June 28, 2011


Alright, then, what food goes with tequila?
posted by madcaptenor at 3:42 PM on June 28, 2011


limes!
posted by iamkimiam at 3:48 PM on June 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


Curse you limited time-space! I have an ebay rental tuxedo and an armful of scotch here, but will be touring around guests this weekend.
posted by benzenedream at 12:04 AM on June 29, 2011


Since I also live there I guess I should say I'll be attending. :)
posted by ThomasBrobber at 10:09 AM on June 29, 2011


Curse you limited time-space! I have an ebay rental tuxedo and an armful of scotch here, but will be touring around guests this weekend.
posted by benzenedream


The obvious answer is the bring them with...
posted by ThomasBrobber at 10:10 AM on June 29, 2011


Curse you limited time-space!

Have you tried folding the continuum? That always works for me.
posted by babbyʼ); Drop table users; -- at 10:29 AM on June 29, 2011


Are none of you dudes bad enough to take on the Mefi Summer 2011 Tuxedo Challenge? If so, I will be over here with the ladies. ALL the ladies.
posted by danny the boy at 4:31 PM


I'd be all over this. I own a tux since I attended far too many proms during grad school. Unfortunately it is at my parents house right now and I wont be going there before Friday. If I do make it, I will make some effort to look dapper.
posted by babbyʼ); Drop table users; -- at 10:31 AM on June 29, 2011


Do we have a scotch spreadsheet yet?
posted by Zophi at 10:43 AM on June 29, 2011


Crap - I'm conducting Beer Science at work on Friday :( Maybe I'll try to make it after.

It's sounding like this is turning into a pretty dressy affair, so if I can make it over there I'll be wearing my kilt (I'll have to BART it, as I'll already be in the grip of the grape). Here's to hoping that's not too hokey for a MeFi Meet-up.
posted by Pecinpah at 10:50 AM on June 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


A MeFite in a kilt at a whisk(e)y meetup? That's not hokey! That's what it's all about!

Great. Now I've stuck that song in my head.
posted by iamkimiam at 11:02 AM on June 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Tuxedo and scotch acquired. Can't wait for this meetup!
posted by wzcx at 2:27 PM on June 29, 2011


I hope you all won't be too disappointed that the co-host does not have a tux. I've never had occasion to need one. Also...will Zophi and I need to acquire bottled branch water for the festivities? I feel like I'm going to be in an episode of the Gilmore Girls on Friday night...damn I wish I had Richard's tailor.
posted by ThomasBrobber at 2:54 PM on June 29, 2011


If I had my way, everyone would wear kilts. Especially the male everyones.
posted by small_ruminant at 2:59 PM on June 29, 2011


MefiIRL: an episode of the Gilmore Girls on Friday night.
posted by babbyʼ); Drop table users; -- at 3:26 PM on June 29, 2011


MefiIRL: an episode of the Gilmore Girls on Friday night.

wasn't Gilmore Girls on Tuesdays?
posted by madcaptenor at 4:31 PM on June 29, 2011


wzcx: "Tuxedo and scotch acquired. Can't wait for this meetup!"

All right. NOW it's a party.

Gentlemen: sometimes a black suit, a bow tie and some charm is all you need. I have two spare bow ties if anyone is interested: pink and pre-tied, or normal black.
posted by danny the boy at 5:17 PM on June 29, 2011


I'll be sporting a navy suit. I'd love to borrow a bow tie.

Salsa is all I know. Should I bring some? I hear it goes well with Tequila.
posted by frognuts at 11:37 PM on June 29, 2011


Mods, please add this to the sidebar.
posted by sambosambo at 2:48 AM on June 30, 2011


I'll be as swanky as I can, given my broke ass and lack of formal wear in my suitcase (I do have heels and a dress I wore to a wedding last weekend, so there's that). I'll also try to bring something cooked or bought and pre-cooked. And to complete my trifecta of loseryness, could I possibly trouble somebody for a ride to the party? I'm catsitting over at Lake Merritt, right near the Lucky's grocery (I'd bring the cats to the party, but I can only fit one in my purse at a time).
posted by iamkimiam at 7:16 AM on June 30, 2011


I will probably be arriving a bit late, since I have to tutor for 6-8, but I wouldn't miss this for anything. My gown doesn't get to come out much.

My boyfriend has been persuaded to come along--he can't turn down an opportunity to trot out his really awesome suit. :)
posted by chatongriffes at 2:09 PM on June 30, 2011


Aw nuts, I'm double booked. I'll check in in this thread and see if things are still going when my earlier engagement is done.
posted by aubilenon at 3:16 PM on June 30, 2011


If I show up, you all are getting some sort of couscous-based dessert, mostly because I just found out such things exist.
posted by madcaptenor at 7:23 PM on June 30, 2011


Hey, sorry I've been absent from this thread. Currently engrossed in Serious Business, but will show up with more than enough scotch and glassware. Probably won't play dressup, though. See you Friday.
posted by ryanrs at 9:47 PM on June 30, 2011


(and by Serious Business, I am referring to flying internet spaceship in EVE)
posted by ryanrs at 10:42 PM on June 30, 2011


I'll bring the following:
Balvenie Doublewood 12
Balvenie Portwood 21

BenRiach Importanticus Fumosus 12
BenRiach Arumaticus Fumosus 12

Glenlivet 12
Glenlivet French Oak Reserve 15
Glenlivet Nadurra 16
Glenlivet 18

Glenmorangie Finealta

Highland Park 12

Kilchoman

Lagavulin 16

Laphroaig 10
Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Laphroaig 18

Oban 14

Talisker 10

posted by ryanrs at 11:01 PM on June 30, 2011


OK, back to flying spaceships. pew! pew!
posted by ryanrs at 11:05 PM on June 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


ryanrs - check on a character RahSun...that was my baby before I offloaded him. :( Wish I could get him back.
posted by ThomasBrobber at 8:53 AM on July 1, 2011


To get into the building, you press 15# and we can buzz you up.
posted by Zophi at 9:22 AM on July 1, 2011


I almost hesitate to post this, but given ryanrs's list, should I bring food and not scotch? Should I just stop by Everett & Jones on the way over and get a rack of ribs or something?
posted by small_ruminant at 11:17 AM on July 1, 2011


I am bringing baked goods of a type yet to be determined. I have to say though, I'm leaning towards pie.
posted by chatongriffes at 11:26 AM on July 1, 2011


I would love you forever for a rack of ribs from Everett and Jones.

Random, but I was thinking of stopping by Whole Foods and buying a pineapple and some bananas and maybe a mango. Would those get eaten? (by anybody but me...I'm always that girl who brings food to a party and then stands by it, eating it all, wtf?)
posted by iamkimiam at 11:27 AM on July 1, 2011


I would eat it. I love fruit. The condition! It's returning! I must have... FRUIT!
posted by small_ruminant at 12:07 PM on July 1, 2011


If you could not combine it with melon, I would eat it up.
posted by Zophi at 12:08 PM on July 1, 2011


No prob...I don't do melon with fruit! (I read somewhere that it's really not all that good for you to eat melons with anything else...except bacon, because its tasty, salty deliciousness trumps all.)
posted by iamkimiam at 12:36 PM on July 1, 2011


Wow that is so interesting! It never occurred to me that eating ANYthing together (except meds) would be better or worse. Though now that I think about it, they say eating veggies with some sort of oil (like butter) helps with nutrient absorption.
posted by small_ruminant at 1:10 PM on July 1, 2011


Don't worry, I'll eat the bananas. I'm part monkey. (But only in the eating bananas way, not in the swinging from trees way.)
posted by madcaptenor at 1:11 PM on July 1, 2011


I will definitely eat pineapple! I plan to acquire some fancy cheese and bread on my way over. Also, I will not be dressed up, so I hope I can still hang with the fancy people.
posted by grapesaresour at 1:12 PM on July 1, 2011


I think I'll dress like a PRINCESS! so there

Can someone please bring me a tiara to borrow? thx!
posted by small_ruminant at 1:42 PM on July 1, 2011


I've totally got you covered on tiaras.
posted by Zophi at 1:45 PM on July 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh man, this is great. We're gonna have people in black tie and formalwear and casualwear and kilts and tiaras. If someone shows up wearing a tuxedo t-shirt our mefi prom will truly be complete.
posted by danny the boy at 2:23 PM on July 1, 2011


yay Zophi!
posted by small_ruminant at 2:35 PM on July 1, 2011


I am excited! I will be there kinda late, though. Gotta wait for the fairy godmother to make my dress and all that.
posted by sarahnade at 2:44 PM on July 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


For those of us BARTing in from the city, do I want to ride to get off at West Oakland or 12th Street/City Center? Looks like about the same distance, but I don't really know the neighborhood sketchiness level or how it works walking under the freeway/by the freight terminal.
posted by zachlipton at 5:18 PM on July 1, 2011


12th street station seems safer to me. The green buses free and head toward Jack London.
posted by spork at 5:41 PM on July 1, 2011


There's a green bus? How does this work? I was just planning to walk from 12th.
posted by madcaptenor at 6:08 PM on July 1, 2011


I'd go with 12th street.
posted by Zophi at 6:15 PM on July 1, 2011


It looks like there's a shuttle that goes down Broadway.
posted by grapesaresour at 6:32 PM on July 1, 2011


OK. Probably not worth the trouble unless it happens to be right there
though.
posted by madcaptenor at 6:37 PM on July 1, 2011


Looks like I'm gonna miss yet another epic meetup. :( boo to being triple booked.
posted by mollymayhem at 6:52 PM on July 1, 2011


I may be 10-15 min late.
posted by ryanrs at 6:57 PM on July 1, 2011


leaving san jose now. See you all soon!
posted by sambosambo at 7:07 PM on July 1, 2011


There is a locked door with a keypad. I am likely to be eaten by a grue.
posted by sambosambo at 8:02 PM on July 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


My lovely wife and I will be arriving a bit late.

Item - I will be drunk.
posted by Pecinpah at 8:04 PM on July 1, 2011


I am on the way with delicious looking cupcake goodness.
posted by zachlipton at 8:10 PM on July 1, 2011


Sambosambo is trying to get in but can't get an answer. if anyone sees it, please buzz him in!
posted by babbyʼ); Drop table users; -- at 8:11 PM on July 1, 2011


it = him
posted by babbyʼ); Drop table users; -- at 8:12 PM on July 1, 2011


er it = my comment.

Whatever, I'm just sad I wont be there.
posted by babbyʼ); Drop table users; -- at 8:13 PM on July 1, 2011


Im begowned and en route!
posted by chatongriffes at 8:27 PM on July 1, 2011


Sam, I'm glad the grue didn't eat you. What color are grues? Did
you see one?
posted by madcaptenor at 12:39 AM on July 2, 2011


That was so totally awesome! And a special thanks to Zophi and fiance and two adorable cats (sumbuddy put cat pikturrrrs soon plz!) for hosting all of us in the swanky new pad with awesome cell phone reception! Also thanks to ryanrs for bringing all the delicious scotch!
posted by iamkimiam at 1:11 AM on July 2, 2011


Guys, that was one of the best parties I've been to in ages. How are all my mefi friends so genuinely awesome? Can't wait to see photos!
posted by chatongriffes at 10:31 AM on July 2, 2011


So someone (kim?) sais that this was possibly one of the longest meetup threads ever. Here are all the meetup threads on IRL (so roughly the past year) with more than 100 comments.

San Francisco Scotch Tasting (the San Francisco original, 207 comments)

Mid-month Chitown Pizza Thingermabob (Chicago, 168 comments)

Whiskey Tasting at Greg_Ace's house (the Portland copycat, 151 comments)

THE THREAD WE ARE IN RIGHT NOW

Monthly Goat (Chicago, 133 comments)

Chicago PAYNE (Chicago, 132 comments)

BBQ At Cortex's, with Jessamyn! (Portland, 113 comments)

Let's hear it for New York! (New York, 113 comments)

Tiny Beers! Tiny beers! (Chicago, 112 comments)

P-I-Z-Z-Andersonville (Chicago, 110 comments)

Conclusion: to get a very long thread it helps to be in Chicago or have scotch.
posted by madcaptenor at 12:58 PM on July 2, 2011


That was fantastic.
Thanks, everyone, for bringing whisky and excellent foods. Salsa, ribs, pork buns, Cowgirl Creamery cheeses and bread, pita and hummus, and a great couscous dessert. And extraordinary thanks to Zophi and ThomasBrobber for having us all over. And I do mean all over.
posted by wzcx at 2:19 PM on July 2, 2011


Big thanks to the hosts and generous folks.

So we could get to be first and second for number of comments in a meet-up thread?!?

It's good to have goals.
posted by ambient2 at 5:50 PM on July 2, 2011


You all clean up real nice.
posted by sarahnade at 8:48 PM on July 2, 2011


Thanks to Zophi and ThomasBrobber for hosting us! Thanks to ryanrs for providing so much scotch! Thanks to Kim for giving us an excuse to gather! Thanks to danny the boy and chatongriffes for inspiring us to dress our best!

Thanks to everyone for being so kind about the guy running around blasting light in your faces!

Photos!

Please shoot me a MeFi mail or email if you'd like me to remove a photo, or if you want large jpegs or RAW files.

Enjoy!
posted by frognuts at 1:20 AM on July 3, 2011


I am so sad that I missed this meetup. Please can we do it again when I'm in town?
posted by gingerbeer at 8:13 AM on July 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Thanks for the photos, frognuts.
posted by small_ruminant at 9:17 AM on July 3, 2011


I feel like everytime I've ever used the word "grand" in the past was undeserved, but this truly was a grand evening. Thank you so much to ryanrs, zophi and thomasbrobber for making this happen, and thanks to everyone else for always making the drive up worth the effort. Until next time, Kim!
posted by sambosambo at 1:57 PM on July 3, 2011


Holy cow, those are outstanding photos, frognuts.

And yeah, it was an awesome evening. Thanks, y'all.
posted by asterix at 8:20 PM on July 3, 2011



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