In the spirit of today's seriously crappy weather, I thought I'd take this moment to invite you to the very last possible Goat-Frog First Wednesday ever. The Goat endures, but the Frog closes mid-January. [more inside]
So I'm not working Christmas Eve Day and we're not going anywhere for the holiday and we didn't get an official trip to the Blue Frog earlier this month, so now this is happening. [more inside]
The Blue Frog is shutting down in January and there's a pretty good chance the owners will have alienated the staff so much that everyone will throw in the towel before then, so this might be the last First Wednesday. If you've ever been, you'll want to join us this time. If you've never been, you must join us this time. [more inside]
Do you remember the second night in September? Only Blue Frog and Goat, remember the meetup we share today. ba dee yaaa goating in September ba dee yaa say that you remember... [more inside]
Hi! Me and baniak will be in Portland at the end of the month! LET'S EAT DOUGHNUTS OR SOMETHING. EDIT: LET'S EAT DELICIOUS LATIN AMERICAN FOOD. [more inside]
First Wednesday of August is coming up quickly (though not as quickly as it might feel it should because there are 5 Wednesdays in July) Once the wait is over, let's go to the Billy Goat (430 North Michigan Avenue) and then maybe the Blue Frog . (676 N LaSalle) [more inside]
Hey, First Wednesday is the first of July, so use your rent money to join us at the Billy Goat (430 North Michigan Avenue) and then maybe the Blue Frog . (676 N LaSalle) * [more inside]
Once again, we will hang out in a park and watch things explode. There will likely also be grilling and kubb. [more inside]
I'm walking in the 30th Annual Hunger Walk to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository and Deborah's Place. Join me (or donate)! [more inside]
First Wednesday is next week. Join us at the Goat for food and tiny beers after work. Follow along when we decamp to the Frog (676 N LaSalle) for booze, awkward dancing and the finest karaoke you never sang. 2015 has been dialing the awesome way up and I hope you will help us keep the trend going. Seriously, folks, why are you not joining us?
Time for our regularly scheduled monthly meetup at the Billy Goat, plus a very important PSA: Mother's Day is the Sunday after this meetup! If you're at this meetup and haven't figured something out yet, you're setting yourself up for failure. Don't let it happen to you. [more inside]
So around five years ago, we had a seekrit outing in Chicago's wonderful but underloved pedway. I'm now organizing a slightly less secret Pedway Pub Crawl with complete with good-deed-doing and stickers. [more inside]
Okay: that bacon bomb was pretty good. Let's do it again next year. Act now - seats are going fast!
April fools! It's always the goat, then the frog. [more inside]
Billy Goat Tavern again? Yes. [more inside]
Meet at the Billy Goat Tavern. Drink tiny beers, eat a double with cheese, talk about / to the dapper bartender. Then around 9, make your way to the Blue Frog, and let the ambiance wash over you.
Crepes on Tuesday at Crepe Bistro at 186 North Wells Street. [more inside]
Wednesday the 7th is the first Goat-Frog of 2015. You deserve some post-holiday shenanigans. Meet at the Goat under Michigan Avenue after work. Head over to the Frog for karaoke before 10. Bring your A-game.
Come and support your fellow MeFites as they sing, dance, duck, and weave while competing for the FCK Belt! Plus, you'll get a warm, fuzzy glow by helping to raise money for Chicago's own Windy City Rollers! [more inside]
Alternately known as "100 Days to Anvil of Bacon Crom". Same Goat time, same Goat place, followed by same Frog place, same Frog shenanigans. [more inside]
lunch, Tuesday the 9th of December (calendars are hard). Ramen place on the north east corner of Wells and Lake called Ajida(maps are hard).
Right? I'm reading this calendar correctly? First Wednesday in November is a week from today? Hopefully, cause I'll be Goat Frogging. You should join. [more inside]
Let's go to the Ronald McDonald house in Hyde Park and make brunch for the families of sick kids. Now with different and accepted by RMDH date! [more inside]
MeFiChi! I light the Migs Sig for an emergency meet up! [more inside]
For this second Tuesday, we're going to Eataly (as mentioned here and here). I do hope some of you can join us! I suggest meeting at I Panini but we can meet at the Rosticceria if that's the majority opinion. [more inside]
I definitely need one. You probably do, too. By now, you know the drill and if you are not participating, you should be ashamed of yourself. Tiny beers and foodstuffs from the grill (free pickles!) at the Original Billy Goat Tavern, lower Michigan Avenue, starting at around 6:00pm. Then adjournment to the Frog for increasingly poor decisions and much awesome.
This one is for phunniemee: Cafecito at 26 East Congress (Please let me know if you meant the one at 7 N Wells--I don't think you did--and I'll fix it). Shall we take our lunches to Grant Park or Pritzker Park? [more inside]
I had a blast last time (and first time) I played kubb, so I am going to host another meetup to do the exact same thing! [more inside]
Second Tuesdays squeaked out ahead in the poll, so we'll have our first official lunch up Tuesday the 12th at 1:00pm. We're going to stick with Pierogi Heaven, on Wells between Lake and Randolph, for the first one. Hope to see you there! [more inside]
Merriam-Webster defines "completist" as "one who wants to make something (as a collection) complete" [more inside]
You know the drill. [more inside]
Come listen to poetry at the Chopin Theatre and vote on a cash prize winner! [more inside]
Come listen to Milton Suggs and his Big Band at Millenium Park with us! [more inside]
This is the thread where we figure out a workable plan for monthly lunch meetups! [more inside]
It's Chicago summer, which mean time to be outside as much as you can. Let's picnic in the park (booze allowed) while some music is getting played in the background. [more inside]
There's no Just for Laughs this year in Chicago, so some local comics took it upon themselves to roll their own festival. Let's hangout at the Hideout and see some great comics! [more inside]
Let's go kayaking down to see the downtown skyscrapers and construction from the river. [more inside]
I love MeFi and MeFi loves trivia. Come join me for Tuesday night trivia at Nick's in Wicker Park. Actual trivia tarts around 8 and goes until 10 or 10.30. Mostly general knowledge, but with music and visual identification rounds that may be themed. [more inside]
Do you like booze? Do you like pancakes? How about art? I HAVE THE EVENT FOR YOU! [more inside]
La Creperie, our hometown crepe headquarters, is back! Let's eat some delicious crepes out on their scenic rear patio!
Per request, we will have a meetup on my couch! I'll make some food, we'll play some games. PLEASE WEAR PANTS, THOUGH, THANK YOU. [more inside]
Come learn to Mambo and Cha Cha with us while listening to Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca play some great music. [more inside]
CHANGE OF LOCATION! Riddle Me That! is leaving Town Hall Pub for greener pastures, so as a fill-in event, let's challenge Reddit for trivia supremacy. [more inside]
Let's watch a movie at Millenium Park and picnic outdoors. 20 feet from Stardom is an Oscar winner from last year. [more inside]
I was going to buy tickets for the bandshell but have realized that outdoor Janelle Monáe calls for claiming some lawn space and dancing. [more inside]
Tomeka Reid is the featured musician on July 22. Tuesday is free admission day at the MCA (if you have an ID that says you're an Illinois resident) and the concert is free with admission to the museum. They kick everyone out at 8:30. [more inside]