Well, getting this out a little earlier than last year (one day earlier, actually...)
We normally have our Winter Dinner on the first or second Saturday in January - that would be either the 5th or 12th. Alternately, the last Saturday of December (29th) might be a viable alternative, especially for folks that have taken the entire week of Christmas off. That option only gives a month for planning; first or second week in January gives a little more time.
Here's the standard format:
What? Northeast Blogger Winter Gathering.
Any and all bloggers, commenters, readers, lurkers, etc. in the
Northeast area, or those passing through, or anyone crazy enough to show
When? Typically sometime after Christmas,
usually a Saturday evening for peak attendance; Suggested dates are Saturday, December 29th, January 5th, or 12th; any of these days work better/worse for folks? We have historically
started the dinner portion around 6 or 7 and go until the last person
leaves (and at that, we're usually out in the parking lot yammering away
for another hour or so...)
Where? TBD. Usually
we get together somewhere in the southern NH area, the past two years at
KC's Rib Shack or Jillian's in Manchester. I'll toss out a suggestion of Polcari's in
Salem NH if folks are interested in really good Italian cuisine, and
there's a couple of pool halls on close by if folks are interested.
Alternately there's Portsmouth Brewery that might be fun. The Mexican
restaurant we hit before the 2011 summer blogmeet was pretty decent as well.
Or maybe someplace I haven't thought of! We're looking for a place
that's not terribly crowded and can handle a crowd of 20 - 30 people -
thoughts and suggestions are welcome!
getting together to enjoy good food, great beer, and superlative
company. Bring your appetite, a whistle for wetting, and your best
stories to tell. Sometimes we embarrass ourselves playing pool
So, who's in for a night of fun with crazy blogger-type people?
That is all.