So, the last time we discussed a Northern Virginia blogmeet, we had decided on a date (Saturday, February 1st) but not a time nor place. With the 1st coming rapidly up (and considering that I'll be out of pocket at SHOT Show for all of next week), I think we need to nail down a time (I'm thinking somewhere around 7 or so) and a place (no real strong feeling here other than "not DC or MD").
From the first call, here are the folks that have indicated they would like to come:
Laura and Chris
Stretch has suggested the following locations:
Hard Times Chili Parlor, Fairfax City, VA. They have billiards.
Bungalow Billiards and Brew Company, Chantilly, VA
O'Sullivan's Pub, Herndon, VA
O'Connell's, Bilbo's, or Il Porto in Alexandria, VA
My experience with the Northeast blog dinners has been that, while the dinners are great, one drawback is that everyone's at a long table at a restaurant. You get to chat with the folks immediately around you, but not so much at the other end of the table. With that in mind, when we've been able to find a venue that has other options - like billiards - there has been more chance for folks to mingle. We can find a place with everything in one spot, or we could find a place to eat and then a pool hall afterwards.
I'll defer to locals for a good place (and one that won't have multiple kittens if folks are open-carrying), but let's get this nailed down.
That is all.