Daylight Atheism Chicago Meetup

So, do I have any readers in the Windy City?

I’m going to be in Chicago over Labor Day weekend, September 2-4, for sightseeing and to visit some friends. If you live in the area and are interested in attending a meetup, leave a comment or send me an e-mail and let me know what time and date you’d be able to attend. Suggestions for a meeting place are also welcome.

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  • Matt

    I live in Chicago, and I’ll be in town that weekend. The only plans I have, so far, are sleeping, eating, and a little breathing. I’m happy to fit a meetup into that kind of busy schedule :)

  • Godless Girl

    I live in the suburbs and would enjoy meeting some more folks! I think Friday evening or Sunday would work well.

    By the way, while you’re in town there is an event going on sponsored by the CouchSurfing community called Chicago Couch Crash 2011. If you’d like to meet some people from different parts of the country and the world, there are some fun events and parties going on. I’ll be attending some of them myself. Just something to keep in mind if your friends want some ideas.

  • The Vicar

    I’m in the Chicago area and interested. I’ve never gone to any blog-centered get-togethers, but your essays are so good that I’ll probably end up kicking myself if there’s an event nearby and I don’t go. :)

    If people want to meet over a meal and there’s a willingness to spend some money per person, the downtown Chicago location of Maggiano’s might be a good place to go. (It was their first location in the area, possibly in the whole chain, and has noticeably better cooking than the others I’ve been to, plus it’s within walking distance of the Loop and parking.) And you get a lot of food for the price.

  • TK

    Howard Johnson’s right! Wait….I mean, The Vicar is about Sunday or Monday brunch? We could get a long table, with Adam in the middle and the disciples on either side…..

  • Matt

    I’m not keen on Maggiano’s. The wait is long, even with reservations, and the food is typical Italian. How about some good Thai or Indian? Lots of places downtown and the north side for that. I’m really game for anything, but I prefer non-typical.

    Alternately, if it’s brunch, and no one winces at the price, the Signature Room on the 95th floor of the Hancock has a great brunch and view for $45. It’s pricey, but the view is fantastic. And they relax the dress code for brunch. I’ve worn shorts there.

  • The Vicar

    What’s wrong with a wait? The point isn’t to eat, it’s to talk, though I admit they can be a little slow. And I like typical Italian. So nyah. :P

    I’d definitely prefer Thai to Indian, if those are the choices. Anyone know of any good Thai places which are reasonably central (and hopefully not too pricey)? All the good ones I know closed up in the face of the recession, and weren’t located conveniently anyway.

    Why does it seem like every single online restaurant menu was composed by someone who doesn’t know HTML? The Signature Room apparently thinks that 70 non-breaking spaces is equivalent to a line break, and it isn’t by any means the worst I’ve seen. (My favorite was the pizza parlor website which had a flash intro, the multi-page menu as alternating PDF files and broken HTML, and unstoppable-because-hidden music. But they made very good pizza.)

    Or we could just do potluck. I’ll bring Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise.

  • Ebonmuse

    Note for The Vicar: I sent a message to the e-mail address left with your comment, but it bounced back. Please let me know if you have a different one I can use to contact you, thanks.

  • The Vicar

    Whoops! Sorry, that was an address which went invalid a while ago. The comment form apparently remembered it from an old comment, and I never noticed it had gone bad. Sorry! The one associated with this message should work.

    (I wonder how many other sites have comments from me with that address… Tsk!)

  • Andrew T.

    I live in WI, and although I don’t know if I’ll have the means to drive down to Chicago for a day or a weekend, it is a possibility. I’d love having the chance to meet and chat…now or someday.