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A HAIF meet and greet?

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  1. 1. When is it better for you?

    • Weekday Lunch.
      4
    • Weeknight Dinner.
      8
    • Weekend Lunch.
      3
    • Weekend Dinner.
      9
    • How about a breakfast?
      3
    • Let me know and I'll schedule it.
      9
    • Depending on where, I'll go
      4
    • Can I bum a ride? I'm lonely.
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Okay guys, i'm pondering an informal get together would be fun and would like to get a bit if info.

The bad news for the subburbanites, it's that it's going to be inside the loop just to be fair to everyone coming from different parts of the city, unless I get a HEAVY response from a particular region.

I'm thinking the following:

Mings on Montrose

888 On Winkler

Chachos on Westhiemer

Maybe bar downtown like either the Last Carafe' or Slainte's downtown.

But I'm open to other suggestions in which they will have enough room with our ability to spot each other fairly easily.

If that fails, a random Walmart Parking lot and a beer cooler.

We can hash it out once we get responses on here. Once we get an initial meeting, we might be able to select some place that will cater to us a bit more exclusively.

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Where's the friggin' Boozin' it up option. I'm thinkin' Outback Pub on a Tuesday !

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i like la carafe, but i don't think it would be an enjoyable place to visit with a party of more than 4 or 6 people.

some of the vietnamese restaurants in midtown are great for informal gatherings, especially in mid afternoon. also, for a smaller group, a lounge like zimm's or prive have comfortable areas to kick back and visit. also, scott gertner or "wyattearp" might like to facilitate a gathering for us, being that they have establishments many of us are interested in or concerned about.

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Ricco,

Thanks for getting this started! We had a good turnout (about 15 if I remember) when we had our gathering in May at Berryhills in the Heights. I've been wanting to do another one, so thanks for taking the initiative!

I think a Friday or Saturday evening would be best. And, if you're going to do a dinner, someplace where they will do separate checks or you can pay at a counter would be easiest.

Anyway, if you set it up, I'll be there, and I know I can get a few others to tag along.

If you need any help with anything, let me know!

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Truth be told, I don't really know what else is needed except to show up and make a table ready and throw some RSVP's out there.

Now if you want me to get a BAR ready..I know of a couple of places I can do that easily.

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I'm all for it as long as it's on the weekend. Weeknights are almost impossible for me since I'm almost never in Houston Monday-Thursday. I really wanted to make it to the last gathering back in the spring, but had a conflict. So hopefully this time it will work out.

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It was fun last time and would love to do more of these.

I think central locations are best, that way anyone in the outer parts of the area only has to get to the central houston area...I'm sure someone off of 290 would not want to drive all the way to Southeast Houston, etc. But driving to Downtown/Montrose/Heights is only a half-city trek at worst-case for anyone. I kinda' like the idea of trying out new places. But sometimes it is convenient to have a set place as our "HAIF-hangout" also. Not sure really which is better, as they both have merit. We should also try to avoid the rush-hour too: A 6:00pm time frame means some people are right in the middle of the 5:00pm Friday rush hour! Of course this is a non-issue on a Saturday. Either way, it will be fun.

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i would say warren's, flying saucer, or agora

unless people want dinner - i can only think of small, cramped places!

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i would say warren's, flying saucer, or agora

unless people want dinner - i can only think of small, cramped places!

warren's would be good but those that are lightweight drinkers would be under the table. next door at market square bar and grill might be an option. They have food plus a nice patio in back in the event the weather is cool. you can go to the bar and order from there.

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How about Kelvin Arms.. Has a bar, Indoor/Outdoor Seating, and a full menu... and its pretty much centered in the city just north of the village.

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....TINA, come get some DINNER. [insert llama expletive]

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What do you have if you have a "one L lama"?

The holy man.

What do you have if you have a "two L llama"?

The animal.

What do you have if you have a "3 L lllama"?

( brace yourself)

A BIG FIRE !!!!!!!!!! (if you don't get it, say it out loud) :lol::lol::lol:

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I guess we have as many votes as we're going to get.

Unfortunately, need to figure out what a "weekend" is, and if that includes a friday night dinner. so that's also on the table.

I can attend either, so I will assue a saturday Dinner or Linner would do?

Also, is everyone kosher with the eating locations named so far?

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Well, it looks like "Weekend Dinner" got the most votes, so I would say a Saturday night dinner.

I am not familiar with all of the places mentioned above, but anything that is centrally located will work. I would suggest someplace that will allow separate checks or where you can order/pay at the counter. Maybe Jax Grill? Mission Burrito? Niko Niko's? Les Girval's Sandwich or Kaldi Sandwich, if they are open for dinner?

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I guess we have as many votes as we're going to get.

Unfortunately, need to figure out what a "weekend" is, and if that includes a friday night dinner. so that's also on the table.

I can attend either, so I will assue a saturday Dinner or Linner would do?

Also, is everyone kosher with the eating locations named so far?

I would veto Niko Niko's since its always jammed and loud and only has booths. Other places sounded OK. I'll add Buffalo Grille at Buffalo Speedway and Bissonet.

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The seperate checks shouldn't be an issue. Just pay a little more what you ordered and the rest will be "Tip"

We need someplace good, but an area where we can easily spot eachother.

NikoNiko's is nice, but you can get lost in there quickly unless we ALL meet outside, which isn't appealing.

I could make an arrangement with shanghai river and book the conference room. :)

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Or, how about Cafe Express on W. Grey. They have Counter Service and a Bar.

Anything will be fine... just pick a place and a Saturday...say the 29th at 6:30 (before the rush).

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Or, how about Cafe Express on W. Grey. They have Counter Service and a Bar.

Anything will be fine... just pick a place and a Saturday...say the 29th at 6:30 (before the rush).

With a group of 20 or more you can call a place and get freebie appetizers, etc. should a bunch of cocktails be sold. I'm just sayin'.

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With a group of 20 or more you can call a place and get freebie appetizers, etc. should a bunch of cocktails be sold. I'm just sayin'.

Maple Leaf Pub on Elgin asked us to meet there. Maybe there's a chance.

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Maple Leaf Pub on Elgin asked us to meet there. Maybe there's a chance.

Will there be a free "Nacho Bar" ? :huh:

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Maple Leaf Pub on Elgin asked us to meet there. Maybe there's a chance.

ASKED??

Does he know of our humble little group, or do you just HAPPEN to live near it? :)

Realistically, I only expect about 10 or so to show up. The schedules always seem to come into play with our group happenings.

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There's a cute little taco truck on Harrisburg just east of Lockwood, right next to the "El Pozo" car wash and "washateria" (I always liked that word). They were able to get thier licence re-issued again, and the food is quite good. And it is also very convenient because there is a Metro bus stop right next door, with direct connections to many of the Canal and Navigation Blvd. destinations. Granted, you sometimes have to be careful with these types of places I'm sure. But this one "seems" to be ok. Interested?

Anyone?

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how about little papasitos? (Richmond @ Kirby) Also, if parking is an issue, maybe we could some-how carpool? Those of us that drive rather large SUVs might be of service... Or maybe thats just me?

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Unless a bar is on the list, I don't think that will be an issue.

I think, I'm starting to lean towards something in the montrose (mings, Day's a meal, D&R) to something in Rice village to something in along main. I think that would be fair to the majority of the people on here.

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Unless a bar is on the list, I don't think that will be an issue.

I think, I'm starting to lean towards something in the montrose (mings, Day's a meal, D&R) to something in Rice village to something in along main. I think that would be fair to the majority of the people on here.

Well most places that are resteraunts/cafes have a bar, and there is not a problem... But if its a place that is a bar, that serves food, then there might be one. (i.e. the Tavern on Waugh @ W. Gray)

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i would go but i think i am the youngest dude here....would feel a little uncomfortable

I think you should come anyway. At the last mixer the age group was varied. The more the merrier.

So...let's "get off the pot" and make a decision. If the 29th is not good.. then Aug. 5th.

I too would prefer counter service. History shows that if everyone is on one tab, then the last person to leave usually gets left paying more than their fair share. But if you guys (and gals) are OK with that possibility, then I'm game.

Little Papasito's on Kirby & Richmond sounds great.... Can we make a decision?

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shhh..

we're role playing. It's a game called, "metro board."

We'll eventually get to a decision. :)

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Ricco.

You started this... I think you should pick a place, and that's that. You've had enough responses to determine what part of town most people would prefer and what type of restaurant.

Once you have decided.. start a new poll thread with the decided location in the subject ( to let people know where has bene settled) .. the new poll will determine the day most likely to get the most people.

Then give that new poll ( with much less options ) a few days then make a decision already.

Just seems, if we keep going the way we are, nothing will get decided anytime soon... and since this was your great idea, it's on you to make a timely decision :P

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ASKED??

Does he know of our humble little group, or do you just HAPPEN to live near it? :)

Realistically, I only expect about 10 or so to show up. The schedules always seem to come into play with our group happenings.

Actually, you might be surprised, there were 15 or so toward the end of our last one... we had a great time, ensuring that some of the chickens who didn't go last time will come this time :D

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Wouldn't it make sense to choose a place that has free wi-fi ? I probably wouldn't attend anyway, but I'm

suprised this is never mentioned when discussing places to meet.

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Wouldn't it make sense to choose a place that has free wi-fi ? I probably wouldn't attend anyway, but I'm

suprised this is never mentioned when discussing places to meet.

yeah! we can all bring our laptops, and type at each other!!!

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yeah! we can all bring our laptops, and type at each other!!!

Perhaps we could drink more if we were not using our mouths to talk.....hmmm

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Dont throw up in your mouths on this suggestion, but La Tapatia on Richmond has huge tables that can seat the entire group, everything is cheap so the last person is only stuck with 10 tab. Then for the drunks, hit a bar, any bar.

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Dont throw up in your mouths on this suggestion, but La Tapatia on Richmond has huge tables that can seat the entire group, everything is cheap so the last person is only stuck with 10 tab. Then for the drunks, hit a bar, any bar.

But they want to start the booze train when they first arrive at the place they choose. (Ring Ring) Little Papasitos!!! :wub: Richmond @ Kirby.

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So I am an infrequent HAIF visitor, missed the July Mod open house, but would love to meet some of you before the August RDA/Mod Symposium...is this August 5th business really gonna go down?

August 5th...dinner...where? I'm in + one guest...

Museum District Urbanist

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So I am an infrequent HAIF visitor, missed the July Mod open house, but would love to meet some of you before the August RDA/Mod Symposium...is this August 5th business really gonna go down?

August 5th...dinner...where? I'm in + one guest...

Museum District Urbanist

Good Question!

Ricco, where are you? Can you firm up the date and place?

alands, no matter where or when, we hope you make it!

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