NYC dim sum meetup
posted December 28, 2011 9:07 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat February 4 at 11:00 AM, The Golden Unicorn
18 E Broadway, New York, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
Anybody else having a dim sum craving?
We're past due for an NYC dim sum meetup, it looks like the last one was pre-IRL. The Golden Unicorn Restaurant was great food & price-wise - it takes a while to get multiple tables if the group is larger than 10 people, so I'm calling this for 11am in the hopes that we'll be seated by noon.
posted by oh yeah! to Meetup (41 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

yes. please.
posted by sciencegeek at 1:24 AM on December 29, 2011

posted by Eideteker at 3:05 AM on December 29, 2011

Sounds like fun.
posted by Karmakaze at 5:20 AM on December 29, 2011

I was thinking of the weekend of January 7th or 21st?
posted by oh yeah! at 5:23 AM on December 29, 2011

There is this great dim sum place right near the Vegetarian Dim Sum place on Pell. I am totally spacing on the name however...
posted by griphus at 6:55 AM on December 29, 2011

Can we choose a place where it's reasonably easy to eat vegetarian? I love dim sum but it can be challenging.
posted by grobstein at 7:32 AM on December 29, 2011

I would like to come if Im' around that weekend. Golden Unicorn is delicious!
posted by mlle valentine at 7:46 AM on December 29, 2011

I would be very interested, have been wanting to get to another NYC meetup for awhile and love dim sum.
posted by milkweed at 7:50 AM on December 29, 2011

I should go to a meetup again. I've missed so many good ones! The sooner the better.
posted by fuq at 10:08 AM on December 29, 2011

Me, too!
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 2:21 PM on December 29, 2011

I've been to Dim Sum Go Go with vegetarians and they seemed happy. It's kind of an atypical dim sum experience (no travelling dumpling carts! you have to order from a menu!) but I like it a lot, especially for the amazing sauces for dipping dumplings in.
posted by moonmilk at 3:25 PM on December 29, 2011

I liked the golden unicorn but am more than happy to go to a more vegetarian-friendly place if necessary.
posted by gaspode at 8:11 PM on December 29, 2011

I didn't realize I had my heart set on the Golden Unicorn until the alternative suggestions started appearing - dim sum without the rolly-carts of mystery-meats doesn't feel like dim sum to me. Could we do the traditional dim sum first, and then do a full-on vegetarian dim sum meetup the next weekend?
posted by oh yeah! at 6:45 AM on December 30, 2011

Just don't make me choose between the Jersey City Indian Food Meetup on January 14th and dim sum.
posted by sciencegeek at 8:37 AM on December 30, 2011

Of course not, sciencegeek - I want to eat everything, everywhere!
posted by oh yeah! at 10:28 AM on December 30, 2011

I'm in if the date works.
posted by bookwibble at 10:03 AM on December 31, 2011

oh yeah! do you just want to pick a date?
posted by gaspode at 7:10 PM on January 3, 2012

Yeah, sorry about the delay - since this weekend is almost upon us, I'm calling it for the weekend after the Jersey City meetup.
posted by oh yeah! at 9:56 PM on January 4, 2012

Just found out that I have training that day.
posted by sciencegeek at 5:14 PM on January 16, 2012

If it's still all maybe's by after the Wednesday weekly Brooklyn meetup, I guess I'll call this one off or pick a new date. (and I still want us to do an NYC vegetarian meetup, but my laptop died & I'm posting/reading by phone for now, so I can't manage writing anything complicated for a bit.)
posted by oh yeah! at 8:47 PM on January 16, 2012

Yeah, it's looking like a February date might work better for me. I'd be open to vegetarian, FWIW.
posted by bookwibble at 8:28 AM on January 17, 2012

Chinese New Year is on Monday 1/23 as it turns out; I'll go ahead and move this out to 2/4.
posted by oh yeah! at 12:38 PM on January 17, 2012

Well, drat, I'll be out of town. Next time!
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 8:25 PM on January 18, 2012

Awesome, 2/4 works better for me. And we might be dragging along some tourist friends, we'll see.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:49 PM on January 19, 2012

Yay! A chance to use the only recognizable Chinese I have in my repertoire.
posted by spec80 at 4:32 PM on January 30, 2012

If the veggie one ever happens, I'd be in for that!
posted by rmless at 10:08 AM on February 3, 2012

Dim sum time is almost upon us! I wish I had a MeFi logo on a stick that I could use to hold up as the rally point, but maybe i can find something by tomorrow morning that I can use.

So, people should try to get there by 11-ish, and update the thread if you're changing your status in the head count. The way it worked last time was a maximum of 10 people at a table, so, if we're more than 10 they'll put us at two tables next to each other. Wear comfortable shoes, as we will most likely be standing in the crowded lobby waiting to be seated for a good 20-30-or-more minutes.

(and, rmless, I'm happy to go to a veggie meetup, but I wouldn't have the first clue as to where it should be held, and since threads without a specific place/time tend towards dithering & falling off the page, I think someone more motivated like an actual vegetarian should propose it. go for it!)
posted by oh yeah! at 11:08 AM on February 3, 2012

If we start at 11, when do you think we'll be done? I have a thing at 1 that I can be somewhat late to but not completely absent from...
posted by Karmakaze at 12:15 PM on February 3, 2012

I seem to recall the last time we went for dim sum, we were seated for about an hour, maybe? You're not waiting for table service, the carts are right there, so it goes pretty fast. So if we're seated around noon (assuming we wait for a whole hour, which I'm hoping we don't do- didn't last time, as I reacll), we should be out by 1.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:46 PM on February 3, 2012

Ok, I'm going to attend. My face needs dumplings in it. This is a good way to start my Saturday. I'm leaving now so I'll be there whenever I get there.
posted by fuq at 7:25 AM on February 4, 2012

Just got a call from work cannot come to dim sum
posted by sciencegeek at 7:36 AM on February 4, 2012

2nd or 3rd floor?
posted by modernserf at 7:47 AM on February 4, 2012

Sigh. Apparently the D isn't running today.
posted by Karmakaze at 7:49 AM on February 4, 2012

Guess we're the first ones here. We're at a big table in the back of the 3rd floor.
posted by modernserf at 7:51 AM on February 4, 2012

Here at the 3rd floor.
posted by bookwibble at 8:01 AM on February 4, 2012

Yeah, way less crowded than I was expecting, and the dumplings are as good as I remember. Plenty of room at the table and, several empty tables next to us.
posted by oh yeah! at 8:12 AM on February 4, 2012

Ugh. Sorry guys. We had a late start and walked in the wrong direction for a while. You probably are almost done so we will catch you at the next meet up. Thanks for organizing!
posted by spec80 at 8:37 AM on February 4, 2012

We're still eating, spec80 - TPS & Stynxno just got here. There's one empty chair left at our table and still some empty tables beside us if we need to expand.
posted by oh yeah! at 8:45 AM on February 4, 2012

Sorry I didn't make it. Hope everyone had fun!

I'll be there next time.
posted by defenestration at 9:22 AM on February 4, 2012

We are done and dispersing. Thanks all. (for future calculations, the bill was $170 plus tip divided by 11 people)
posted by oh yeah! at 9:49 AM on February 4, 2012 [1 favorite]

Lovely to see all of you! Dim sum was yummers. For those of you who split early, you missed bubble tea and a long walk up Broadway to Union Square. We got Mighty Michelle bags at Pearl River Mart and visited a "pop-up beauty bar" promoting Oxygen's "Jersey Couture". There was a photobooth.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:55 PM on February 4, 2012

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