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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 12:51 PM

OK, Minnesota DUers, we need to start planning our holiday gathering

We somehow failed to do so last year, perhaps because I (aka unofficial holiday gathering social director) was in Cuba during the critical time period.

Anyway, who's up for gathering some time between Christmas and New Year's, or barring that, in early January?

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Reply OK, Minnesota DUers, we need to start planning our holiday gathering (Original post)
Lydia Leftcoast Dec 2012 OP
geardaddy Dec 2012 #1
Randomthought Dec 2012 #2
rbixby Dec 2012 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2012 #4
Lydia Leftcoast Dec 2012 #5
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2012 #6
Lydia Leftcoast Dec 2012 #7
dflprincess Dec 2012 #9
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2012 #10
dflprincess Dec 2012 #11
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2012 #12
BainsBane Dec 2012 #13
rbixby Dec 2012 #14
Lydia Leftcoast Dec 2012 #15
Randomthought Dec 2012 #16
geardaddy Dec 2012 #18
kickysnana Dec 2012 #8
dpbrown Dec 2012 #17
GAspnes Dec 2012 #19
myrna minx Dec 2012 #20
rbixby Dec 2012 #21
dflprincess Dec 2012 #22
Lydia Leftcoast Dec 2012 #23
Randomthought Dec 2012 #24
dflprincess Dec 2012 #25
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2012 #26
geardaddy Dec 2012 #27
Lydia Leftcoast Dec 2012 #28
Lydia Leftcoast Dec 2012 #29
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2012 #30
Lydia Leftcoast Dec 2012 #31

Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 02:16 PM

1. *raises hand*

Me! It was fun to go to The Local a couple of years ago. I'm open to anywhere and anytime.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 02:40 PM

2. waving hand in air

We would come

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:45 PM

3. Sweet!

I've never met a single DUer and I've been a member for a long time, it would be great to run into some!

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:44 PM

4. Do we want to do David Fong's again?

They have a pretty big selection, and liquor. Just about any time is OK for me, preferably after Christmas.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:48 PM

5. There's one problem with David Fong's, which I otherwise like and which is union

It truly has the most vegetarian unfriendly menu I have ever seen. Every single menu item contains either meat or fish, including the soups and appetizers.

That would leave Judy out, and most likely other people as well, since we may get new people who may be vegetarians.

Maybe we need a poll, once we figure out how many people are interested.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:01 PM

6. That's true - I'd forgotten about that.

Maybe there is some place on Eat Street that could satisfy all gastronomic denominations (as long as we don't go full-on vegan).

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:05 PM

7. Rest assured that I will veto any attempts to go to Ecopolitan

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:34 PM

9. Some place with easier parking than Eat Street?

For us suburban types who are parallel parking impaired (that was always another advantage to Fong's - a parking lot!)

As of now, any date is good for me.

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:29 PM

10. Fuji-Ya on Lake Street? There's a parking lot next to it.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:43 PM

11. Never been there

But I just checked the menu and it looks good. Have you been there before?

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:54 PM

12. Yes, I like it. But we should probably get a review

from our resident Japanese expert.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 03:27 AM

13. I hear they have the best sushi in town

Though I have never been there myself.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:47 AM

14. Its pretty decent, if everyone is into japanese, its got a good menu

and good parking, for those who have trouble parallel parking (there's a lot out back and another really big lot just north of there on the back side of the block, also street parking, but for those who don't like parallel parking, don't try it on Garfield, the street is super narrow and jammed with residential parking).

Its also pretty centrally located, or maybe located kind of in the center of Minneapolis, depending on how you want to look at it. Great place though, good food, good service, decent bar, and there's a bunch of other nice bars and whatnot around there for afterwards too. (I'd recommend Cause or Moto-I, both within a block of there).

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:59 AM

15. It's one of the better Japanese restaurants in town

unlike the place in Edina that advertises "modern Japanese cuisine"--so modern that they don't have it in Japan yet.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 03:01 PM

16. we eat almost anything

so anywhere is fine

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:39 PM

18. I like Fuji-Ya.

I'd go there.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:55 PM

8. I might come if the temperature is at least 40, but don't hold dinner for me.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:14 PM

17. Sounds like a great time!



I enjoyed the election night impromptu, and it'll be nice to see folks again.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:33 AM

19. I'm in

Haven't eaten at Fuji-Ya since it was down by the river. Thursday night's out, unless that's what works for everyone else (I have a volunteer gig I'd need to move).

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:24 AM

20. I'm game - it would be great to see everyone again!

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Response to myrna minx (Reply #20)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:56 PM

21. What do I need to do to be kept in the loop about this?

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Response to rbixby (Reply #21)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:36 PM

22. Just keep your eye on this thread n/t

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:17 PM

23. Official Proposal: Sunday December 30, 6PM at The Local in downtown Mpls

Parking meters are free on Sunday, for one thing, and The Local has a wide variety of British Isles and American food, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, even some potentially vegan salads, as well as a good selection of beverages.

If I get a head count, I could try to reserve that room that a certain person reserved before disappearing a couple of years back.

Who's in?

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #23)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:46 PM

24. that would work for us

Thanks for being willing to do the reservation. There would be two of us

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #23)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:59 PM

25. I'll be there

Thanks for handling the arrangements.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #23)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 04:57 PM

26. Maybe.

Depends on whether I have to pick up family at the airport - I probably won't know until the day before. But I'll be there if I can.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #23)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:07 PM

27. I'll be there.

Thanks for organizing this!

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #23)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 04:29 PM

28. dpbrown has replied via Facebook

Still haven't heard from some of the others.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:44 PM

29. GAspnes has replied that he may be out of town

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but isn't quite sure yet. Will come if he stays here.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:48 PM

30. Unfortunately I'll have to miss this one.

Have to do an airport run that evening.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #30)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:49 PM

31. Too bad!

We'll have to start gathering more often.

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