Tuesday, January 21, 2014

NoVA Blog Dinner Update, Part II

Original post here, first update here.

We've got a time (Saturday, February 1st).

We have a general location (Manassas, VA).

We have a reason to get together before the dinner (Gun show!)

All we need now is a specific time and location. I'm thinking 6 PM to start getting together (since the gun show ends at 5) and the location somewhere in Manassas.

Now, personally, I like the name of this restaurant (plus I'm a sucker for Italian food, go figure), but I have no idea if it's any good or not. Anyone local know anything about this place? TripAdvisor has decent reviews and the prices aren't terrible (~ $20 for a meal). It's also about 5 miles from the gun show, so anyone going to the show will be able to get there quick.

Unless anyone has a better suggestion, I'll call and see if we can make a reservation for ~ 20 people. Here's the list of attendees based on previous comments:

OldNFO & special guest
Nancy R.
Nashville Beat
Wandering Neurons
Heath & A.
Laura and Chris
Broken Andy
Turk Turon
Michael W.
PA State Cop
Glenn B.
Murphy's Law

Let me know (in comments, please) ASAP if your name is on this list and shouldn't be or if your name should be on this list and isn't. 

Also, let me know if there are any strenuous objections to the restaurant - or if there's a better place in Manassas or nearby. There's a ton of inexpensive hotels in the area for those that are traveling a distance. If we can settle on a location by the end of this week, I'll make arrangements for a couple dozen of us for dinner.

Who's in for a winter NoVA blogmeet?

That is all.


Sailorcurt said...

Count me in. I'm thinking if I don't have travel scheduled for then by now, I'm going to be able to make it.

Someone needs to recon the restaurant and make sure it's not posted.

Historian said...

I'll be there, too.

Murphy's Law said...

I do know of a place in Leesburg if that's not too far. Not only do they allow open carry, but they give a discount for it!


Food's good, and we could probably get their discount on Saturday if we promised them a group that size.

Laura said...

MikeW and Michael W aren't the same guy. might want to add MikeW. :)

ProudHillbilly said...

Count me in!

Chris said...

This is Chris from Maryland that's not with Laura. (You know - the short, fat, old fart who likes bad puns.) I'll be there.

Marty said...

Im in.

Old NFO said...

Looks like a crowd! :-)

Cargosquid said...

I'm in!

Cargosquid said...

I think we're going to need name tags.


skidmark said...

There is really only one place in Manassas to hold the blogmeet.


Why? Because Tony's Seven http://oldsite.vcdl.org/Tonys/mcpd.html

I might actually venture north of the Ni River to attend. (The Ni seems to be the boundary between NOVA and "real" Virginia (says the Damn Yankee transplant who lives in the city with the largest collection of second place trophies).

stay safe.

Anonymous said...

I'm in, if it's not too late to sign up.

NateG (A different 'G', that is)