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    Default Let's Do Lunch!

    While this is awfully late notice, I thought I'd mention that some folks from S.K. Chai's eGullet Hawaii food forum are meeting up for a fun, talkstory lunch today at the South Shore Grill on Monsarrat (near Diamond Head). Here's a map, and here's a review of the eatery, and here's the original lunch thread.

    As I've mentioned to S.K. Chai, there's just something about local food and online communities that mix well together. And while HawaiiThreads.com is relatively new, I certainly don't think we need a much better excuse than local-kine grinds to venture into "meatspace" (no pun intended). If you can't make this one, without a doubt, there'll be more -- HawaiiThreads.com and eGullet Hawaii together would make a heck of a party.

    There's also Burt "Quark" Lum's monthly Bytemarks geeks' lunch... the next one is on Thursday, Sept. 23 in the open courtyard of the YWCA on Richards Street downtown.

    And nothing says we can't meet up on our own!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pzarquon
    While this is awfully late notice, I thought I'd mention that some folks from S.K. Chai's eGullet Hawaii food forum are meeting up for a fun, talkstory lunch today at the South Shore Grill on Monsarrat (near Diamond Head). Here's a map, and here's a review of the eatery, and here's the original lunch thread.
    Ryan:
    If you go to that eGullet thingie, can you ask when they plan to open up membership again? When I went to the main website it said they were revamping the membership levels, etc. and to try back later...later when???

    Mahalo,
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    Just got back! I posted smudgy camera phone pictures at my moblog (and detailed what I ate in the "What's for lunch today?" thread). Lots of talk about food, and about everything else, too!

    Turns out the family of local food-focused sites is pretty close-knit! One of the women there is behind HawaiiDiner.com, an online magazine. Between eGullet, HawaiiDiner.com, and HawaiiThreads.com (and its sister sites), there's definitely room for a regular lunch social. Anyone interested?

    As for membership at eGullet.com, I don't really know. I don't think Sun-Ki Chai is privvy to that kind of detail, either. Their relaunch announcement says 2-3 weeks, so I'd hope by the end of the month, you'd be able to get in. Of course, nothing's stopping anyone from getting some good food talk going here!

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    "There's also Burt "Quark" Lum's monthly Bytemarks geeks' lunch... the next one is on Thursday, Sept. 23 in the open courtyard of the YWCA on Richards Street downtown."

    At what time? Do you plan to be there, Ryan?
    Is it by invitation only?

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    We generally start coagulating at around 11:30 a.m., but folks tend to drift in and out throughout. I have a conflict right now for Thursday, it turns out, but I'm trying to reschedule... sometimes regularly getting out of my cubicle is the only way to ensure mental stability!

    These gatherings are open to anyone and everyone, provided they're willing to forgive a general geek slant to the conversation. That said, we don't just talk tech. Politics, movies, food... like any other gathering of locals, online or off!

    I've actually brought you up in conversation a few times, so I'm sure folks would love to meet you!

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    Zarquon is right - I'm not privy to such things. They're transitioning into Invision Power Board ver. 2.0, simultaneously with the product itself easing itself out of beta testing. So they're still fiddling with some of the features and disabling others, and I'm sure the membership list is the last thing they'll bring back up. Maybe a vBulletin vs. Invision discussion at some point?

    Bytemarks lunch is a great institutions. . .

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    Just a heads up to chatty downtown geeks, Burt "Quark" Lum's monthly BYOG (bring your own grinds) lunch gathering at the YWCA is taking place this Thursday. Brown bag it or order something from Cafe Laniakea, and join the wide-ranging conversation!

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    So when is the next Bytemarks lunch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by helen
    So when is the next Bytemarks lunch?
    Today! YWCA courtyard at about 11:30 a.m. Might just be me, but one geek still makes for a geek lunch, right?

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    Can I assume that the Bytemarks lunch event is held on the last Thursday of the month?

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    Usually, but it is rescheduled if availability is a problem for the usual attendees or if something else big and tech related conflicts. Even I've goofed up on occasion, with the meeting moved to a Wednesday and me showing up on Tuesday instead.

    You should just sign up with the Bytemarks mailing list, which includes meeting reminders, along with some generally interesting but sporadic tech talk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pzarquon
    Between eGullet, HawaiiDiner.com, and HawaiiThreads.com (and its sister sites), there's definitely room for a regular lunch social. Anyone interested?
    Did I "hear" the word lunch??? I'd be interested! I'm just not sure I can guarantee making it until the last minute though...my job can be quite frustrating in that regard! I have a better chance ot making it if the lunch is later as opposed to earlier too.

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    shame it wasnt before i go home that day
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    Good news! Today is the monthly "Bytemarks" gathering of geeks at the YWCA downtown. Find Burt in the Laniakea courtyard at 11:30. (Even better news? I won't be there, as everyone in this house is being flattened by a nasty bug.) Bring a lunch, your best tech story and your newest gadget, and enjoy the talkstory!

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    Anyone downtown ever up for a spontaneous, casual, talkstory lunch, let me know. While I've done better at bringing lunch from home and saving money, I'm also feeling a bit of cabin fever and am trying to force myself to leave the building now and then!

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    The December Bytemarks geek lunch is a week early in December, to steer clear of Christmas madness. Geeks or people who like geeks are invited to bring your own lunch and drink and join a bunch of other geeks for a casual talkstory gathering today in the courtyard of the YWCA on Richards Street. Folks drift in an out from 11:30 to 1:30, and we'd love to see you there!

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    This high school teacher is on Christmas break, and since I NEVER get to "do lunch," I'd love to get together for a bite any time in the week following Christmas, if anyone's interested. C'mon, let me be a grownup for a change!
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    Works for me! Where would you like to go on your grown-up field trip? How's Thursday, Dec. 28?

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    I like Thursday. As for where, I'm totally open to suggestions.
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    Hey! I a grown-up with kid's heart and mind. heheheh

    Count me in!

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    how nice - that's my birthday! can i go too?

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    Bard and I will be having lunch at Macaroni Grill on 22 December ... in Reno. Anyone wanna join us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palama Kid View Post
    Bard and I will be having lunch at Macaroni Grill on 22 December ... in Reno. Anyone wanna join us?
    You pay my ticket and I'm there!

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    Coolness. So far we have Ryan, Lynn, Fran, and me. Anyone else want to join us in celebration of Christmas Break?

    Here are my preferences:
    1. Something casual and light but not too casual.
    2. Not Chinese food or Korean food because I eat those all the time.
    3. I'd love to get sushi if there's a good place for it.
    4. Or Mediterranean food, but not at Leo's Taverna because I go there a lot.
    5. Or a good salad and sandwich combo. I like Heidi's a lot; how do you all feel about Heidi's?
    6. I've never eaten at the Y; how is it?
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    Hi Scriv - we have a new place at Remington College Bldg. called "Zen Sushi". It's Korean style sushi and it's REALLY GOOD!!!!! I don't even like sushi & I think it's good. We got a special tasting last week before they opened - he served us 9 different kinds of sushi - I now have a few favorites. If you like sushi, you should try this place.

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