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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby actiongrl » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:52 am

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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby Eric » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:44 pm

Okay kids- lets get a date hammered. We were thinking mid-November, so either the weekend of the 12th or the 19th.

I've created a poll for the date: please vote! Poll ends around noon on Monday, leaving at least a full month for people to arrange travel plans.

Anyone on ePlaya is invited (even lurkers!), as well as friends & family! If you can get here we would love to have you!
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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby Lassen Forge » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:53 pm

trilobyte wrote:My first thought was Zeitgeist (punk rock dive bar that serves food and has a decent sized outdoor area with picnic tables out back), but I'm not sure how handicapped accessible the back is. My second thought was the awesome dive-bar/greasy spoon diner that is Red's Java House on Embarcadero at Pier-Whothefuckknows. It's been around forever, is right on the bay, has good food and a normal assortment of non-alcoholic drinks, and also has PBR and Tecate (available in buckets, too). My third thought was man, I must have some kind of a thing for dive bars.


Reds is pretty small, and it can be really busy (then again, so can Zeitgeist), tho I'm addicted to their burgers and fries... when I worked the bridge that was our lunch hangout... their prices went up, but where else do you have a "Burger and beer" combo meal? ---grins--

OTOH, I like the Zeitgeist idea... AFAIK it's accessable (tho will check it out this weekend 2 be sure) , they do have the huge "backyard" and a metric shitload of booze... I've also considered them one fo the few non-BRC burner bars I know of - when I first started thinking of doing a burner bar they came to mind...

Or if you want cheap dive bars, Sadie's Pink Elephant - over on Potrero @ 17th, tho I heard somewhere they may be closed...
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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby Eric » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:18 pm

Zeitgeist is a great space, but if it's a nice weekend it will be packed.

There's also El Rio on Mission just below Chavez- the patio is definitely accessible, and depending on the Saturday it may not be too crowded (if it's the Saturday of "Hard French" there will be no way for us to fit). Sundays will pretty much be always crowded.

BBSue or Fishy- can you think of any good spaces in the East Bay?

I do like the idea of being along the water, it's kind of the polar opposite to the playa MnG.
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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby trilobyte » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:11 pm

Note... I'm putting links to these local SF businesses so that people coming from out of town or who may not be familiar with them can take a look and get a feel for the potential get together locations are. I'm not trying to get you to buy anything for sale on those sites, and have absolutely no involvement in any of the businesses. Once we figure out a place, I'll go back in and pull the links :)

Red's has a nice outdoor area behind it on the pier. But yeah, if the weather was poor it would be way too small.

About a block away, but still with a bay view (look out that window - it's water! And a bridge!) is Gordon Biersch brewpub. I'm not as excited about this place what with it being a chain, but the food, drink, and location are all pretty good.

Zeitgeist may actually be accessible. looking at the picture of the back on the web page makes me think there's a ramp to the side of the stairs going out.

Another brewpub in the vicinity (though no bay view) is 21st Amendment. They've also got a mezzanine area that can probably be reserved.

Then there's Bender's Bar & Grill. Kitchen open from 6pm, and yes... $2 PBR in cans. 19th & South Van Ness.

And also... The Sycamore. Great food, and you can't go wrong with a place that's got a beer menu. And hey, it's in The Mission! (Mission between 17 & 18)
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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby Lassen Forge » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:20 pm

Lanesplitters Berkeley, San Pablo at University, has a pretty nice back yard. I was thinking of something,t ho... with the weather, what happens if it's a pouring soupy mess? Something to think about.

And yeah, I seem to remember a ramp at Zeit.

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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby trilobyte » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:34 pm

El Rio looks pretty cool, but they also do bands. Could get loud and packed.

In my mind, Zeitgeist, Sycamore, and Bender's are the front runners. We'll probably want to aim for afternoon to late-afternoon for a meeting time, if only to make it easier to get a group in and seated.
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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:48 pm

Would Jupiter work? of course, it's impossible to park in dt Berkeley.
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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby trilobyte » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:26 pm

I like to look at the bridge more than I like to cross it :mrgreen: but if the place I found online is the one you're talking about, I think so. For me it'd be around an hour each way through combination of bus/bart/walking (seems reasonable). I'd just need to double check schedules for the day to make sure I don't do something silly like miss the end of service for the day (I do dumb stuff like that).
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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:45 pm

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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby trilobyte » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:50 pm

Yeah, that's the place.
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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:02 am

NOw that I've thought about it, pizza is so against diet restrictions. It was just the only place I could think of right off.
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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby MOOP_Nazi » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:08 am

Shouldn't this be in regionals? Just sayin...
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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:10 am

"eplayaness" is trumping "area". I think.
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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby trilobyte » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:13 am

Funny that you mention it, I was thinking the same thing. While it's not a gathering of people specific-to-one-region and not organized by the regional group, it is an event.

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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby MOOP_Nazi » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:18 am

theCryptofishist wrote:NOw that I've thought about it, pizza is so against diet restrictions. It was just the only place I could think of right off.


Pizza doesnt have to be..

I make an organic pizza with tomotoes, mushrooms and feta using an organic pizza sauce and pizza crust. I am st present looking for recipe for a gluten free crust which if found will allow me to completely meet all diet requirements for my Frau.

Of course... one will typically not find that in a restraunt...

So.. I will just shut-up now...
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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby ygmir » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:20 am

MOOP_Nazi wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:NOw that I've thought about it, pizza is so against diet restrictions. It was just the only place I could think of right off.


Pizza doesnt have to be..

I make an organic pizza with tomotoes, mushrooms and feta using an organic pizza sauce and pizza crust. I am st present looking for recipe for a gluten free crust which if found will allow me to completely meet all diet requirements for my Frau.

Of course... one will typically not find that in a restraunt...

So.. I will just shut-up now...


IIRC, Fae Tora, and/or CFM know of a gluten free crust.
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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby trilobyte » Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:16 am

For what it's worth, the ARTumnal Gathering is on Saturday November 19. All kinds of official and arty and fancy, at the Bentley Reserve and whatnot.

Menu-wise, you may want to check some of the links to scope out their menus. A few have vegetarian, vegan, and healthy choices, and it wouldn't surprise me if a couple even sported gluten-free options. It's San Francisco, sometimes we're cool like that.
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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby Eric » Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:31 pm

I checked out Jupiters menu, and their are definitely options for vegetarians (or those w/ dairy restrictions like me). Strict vegans might be limited to salads & olives, but I think I'm the closest to that on here and I'd be fine with Jupiter. It'll get me out of the City for once!

On another note:
If you're attending, go vote on your preferred date!

Only 6 people have voted as of Friday morning and the date will be set Monday afternoon!
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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:14 pm

Yeah, we have to wait for the nightshade report from AntiM and HerLarry.
Also, I know beer is not your beverage of choice.
I wonder if Spats is still open, and whether it's degenerated into a total hole...
Well, Yelp says they closed, but we all know that some other bar could have paid for yelp to say that...
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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby Eric » Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:54 am

Only 7 votes so far- make your voices heard, help us choose the date!
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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby trilobyte » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:12 pm

If it's not in the city, the 2nd weekend may not be doable for me (Pani and I would really like to try and get to the artumnal thing if we can).
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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby Eric » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:01 pm

10 votes, don't let your voice go unheard. Choose the date!
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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby Eric » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:57 pm

The date has been chosen!
(with a whopping 10 votes)

November 12-13th!!

Lets plan the get-together for the 12th, that leaves Sunday open for people to just relax or travel home.
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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby TomServo » Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:16 pm

So, Is their an official name for this get-together?
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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby Eric » Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:35 pm

TomServo wrote:So, Is their an official name for this get-together?
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Looks like there is now!
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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

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Eric wrote:
TomServo wrote:So, Is their an official name for this get-together?
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Looks like there is now!

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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:16 pm

It's the damn rain. What's the point of having a paid day off when what you wanted to do is impossible because of weather?
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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:56 am

bump
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Re: SF Bay Area Regional ePlaya Thanksgiving(ish) Get-Togeth

Postby trilobyte » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:59 pm

D'oh... I was just reminded of a friend's birthday celebration happening on that Saturday night, I don't think I'm going to be able to make this. :(
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