Fall in Dallas
posted September 16, 2011 5:29 AM   RSS

It's finally beautiful out in the Big D. Let's meet up, have a drink, eat something, and celebrate.
C'mon, Dallas, we've been shown up in meetups by every other Texas city. You guys are awesome; we have a great presence here. Let's meet up and show everyone else who's boss.

October is State Fair season, so we could do something in conjunction with that, or just a random evening for trivia at Trinity Hall. I'm all for ideas. I'd just like to make something happen.
posted by SNWidget to Proposed (14 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I could maybe be talked into doing something, provided that I don't have to share in any of the planning and can just show up with or without my posse. I do kind of hate Trinity Hall, though, but I'm not going to allow myself to have any more of a say than that.
posted by item at 12:14 AM on September 17, 2011

I can take care of the logistics if people will just throw out ideas. I'm already in a grad school zone, so adding a small planning bit isn't using a whole lot of extra brain cycles.
posted by SNWidget at 10:14 AM on September 17, 2011

I'm in, except for state fair stuff. Crowds like that frighten me. But, otherwise, I'm up for just about anything. I'd love to see the Dallas Mefites again!
posted by dejah420 at 1:50 PM on September 17, 2011

Ok, now that there's at least moderate appeal (and I'm counting my Mefite wife as a vote), do we want to just go to a place to get drinks and chill? Or food? Or both?

I figure that might be better than an event where we're all paying attention to multiple things. Because we should be social, dontchaknow.
posted by SNWidget at 3:00 PM on September 18, 2011

Yeeeeah, meetups! I never have ideas for anything event-related, but I am excited to show up!

I find food helps.
posted by jinjo at 4:43 PM on September 18, 2011

Well, I like Trinity Hall. But I'm easy to please. I like the drinking and eating idea, especially if it can be achieved somewhere that's actually quiet enough to hear conversations.

Also, I would request that it be held somewhere reachable by public transportation.
posted by mreleganza at 3:46 PM on September 19, 2011

Not a promise, but my interest is piqued.
posted by owtytrof at 8:34 AM on September 22, 2011

So I just got around to mentioning this to the mefite ladypersonfriend, and she's all a-blustered with excitement over the prospect of her first meetup. So let's do this.
posted by item at 7:43 PM on September 23, 2011

Ok - I'm glad we've drummed up interest. Right now, I'd aim for something during the week, somewhere along 75. I might suggest the patio of Cane Rosso, or if getting a little further away from transit is ok, Bolsa in Bishop Arts, Neighborhood Service (Tavern or otherwise), or the Porch over on Knox/Henderson. It kind of depends on how many people we get.
posted by SNWidget at 8:30 PM on September 23, 2011

If you do wanna do Bolsa then I'm so in, as we live mere blocks from there. The relatively high pricepoint might be a turnoff for some folks, though. Maybe somewhere else in the same general area? We've got lots to offer in the North OC. Gloria's new digs comes to mind. They're accommodating for parties of all sizes, have great food & drinks, and are pretty reasonably priced.

I dunno. This is all provided that (a)we can actually get a group together and (b)the meetup fits into my weird schedule.
posted by item at 8:16 PM on September 25, 2011

I can get down with Glorias OC as well. There are other locations as well - one not too far from Mockingbird Station. The Oak Cliff one is also accessible by bus.
posted by hugandpint at 9:00 AM on September 26, 2011

Gloria's sounds like the place to go. We can hit the one on Greenville, right be Mockingbird Station.

Is any day of the week better than others? I was thinking a Thursday or Monday evening, but that's partially selfish to my schedule.
posted by SNWidget at 11:20 AM on September 29, 2011

Did this happen? I've been living life off-line.
posted by toastedbeagle at 6:55 AM on November 3, 2011

It didn't happen - my October crashed and burned.

I will, however, throw something together in the near future - perhaps early December. Even if it's just a few people because of crazy schedules, I think getting together for margaritas and social times wouldn't be a bad deal.
posted by SNWidget at 2:25 AM on November 5, 2011

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