NY Serial Diners meeting tomorrow!! Last call!!
Although i have mentioned this sev. x already, i am doing it again Because i want everyone to know about it. Calling all restaurant-loving alphabetizers! Don't you know we'll be meeting at the SW corner of E. 60 St. & Second Ave. at 6 pm? Finally, we'll end up at a nearby rest. (China Fun looks Good). Hopefully, we will meet regularly to eat and drive ourselves crazy doing things like ordering alpha., sitting alpha., and paying alpha. -- sort of dinner and games combined. If this sounds good to you, Join us, won't you?
I can't make this one, but am definitely interested in the report. If you plan another, I'd be up for it.
I like the idea of meeting in person. I've gone on a couple of unusual excursions (to boroughs I wouldn't've otherwised ventured to) organized by previously anonymous folks on line and it was well worth the small risk. Bringing a friend along helps, too.
I do not think I will be going to meet y'all for several reasons:
Not sure that I like the concept.......alphabetical as a way to 'hound. I did once think of all the good restaurants in a 3-block radius from my house and thought I'd break it down sytematically and hit each one in a certain order but it's more of an amusing thought than something I'd do.
Another reason is I kind of like the anonymity of the boards and not sure that I'd want to break it. I like not knowing people's ages, looks etc., and I kind of like not having others know about me.
Also I have plans tomorrow (Wed. night).
The only other Chowhound excursion I have thought of is some deep outer borough excursion with someone (plus a group) who knew their way around, say, Queens. But I would think twice before doing it.
re: Jessica Shatan
Wow! I have been mulling over my thoughts - To Go or Not to Go? - and Jessica just summed them all up so succinctly for me! Even that I have other plans I'd have to break! I am sorry cinnamongrill, I like your spirited posts (in their multiplicity!) and want to support your efforts but I'd lose a big element - anonymity - of my enjoyment on these boards thus far. I am deeply tempted as it would be great to meet y'all but I am new enough to this forum that I fear making a decision to break our anonymity before I really know just what i am risking! Have a great time and please give a detailed report (no doubt you will) so we can vicariously (and anonymously!) participate.
Nice to hear from you guys, but, of course, i'm a bit disappointed that those of you who had previously responded aren't attending. I can understand your concern with maintaining your anonymity. By the way, for anyone who doesn't know, SD is a 10-yr.-old Toronto-based group with a few chapters in other cities. I've been thinking about doing this for a few years and here i am, finally doing it. The idea is that it's a fun (dare i say wacky?) way to go out and have fun together. I'll be announcing all future meetings here, so, if you ever change your minds, feel free to join us.