New meeting place discussion

Howdy,

Okay, after not-so-long and not-so-hard research, I'd like to
offer my top two choices for our next meeting location and see how
y'all react. I only got a couple of concrete suggestions, but
thanks to those who did respond. I'd like to lock on this by the
weekend and publish it in the (already belated) newsletter.

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Option #1 -- MAO ZEDONG VILLAGE

Clement St. between 19th & 20th

This is very close to our old location (and even closer to my
house!) and I've had a few events there myself. They have a cozy
and attractive space for private events in the back and nice food
at reasonable prices. If you can't tell from the name, it's a
Chinese restaurant, not pizza. Oh, and about the name... It used
to be called Chinese Harvest. When I stopped in this week I asked
the owner why the name was changed and she said "just for fun". :)

Option #2 -- VILLAGE PIZZERIA

Van Ness Ave. between Sutter & Post

Thanks to Michael Edelstein for doing some footwork in this
neighborhood. This is a more central location, accessible by more
bus lines, though perhaps worse for parking. It also keeps with
our pizza tradition while being cuter than Round Table. They don't
have a separate space for private events, but they say they're
fairly slow on Saturday afternoons and they're happy to turn the
TV off while we're there. :)

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Some other options I considered: The main library has decent
conference rooms and is fairly central, but it has more rules and
less service than a restaurant, besides (though consistent with)
being tax-funded. Mao Zedong is right across the street from Bok
Choy Garden, where David Goggin had one of his parties, so I
stopped in there as well; Bok Choy has a separate room but it's
not very nice, so if we're in the neighborhood I'd lean toward Mao
Zedong myself. The Round Table we met at this month has an okay
space but the video games were driving me batty. :) Starchild made
a case for the Mission without a specific location -- any place in
particular we should consider?

Cheers,
Justin

Thanks to Justin for checking these out.

Village Pizzeria asks us to commit to purchasing one large pizza only. What minimum $ amount does Mao Zedong ask us to commit each month?

At Mao Zedong, what would we offer in place of the Free Pizza Social? Free Chow Mein Social? Free copy of Quotations From Chairman Mao?

There is plentiful metered street parking around Village Pizzeria, and a number of garages.

Convenient transportation to Village Pizzeria:
Buses run East on O'Farrell, Post, and Clay;
West on Geary, Sutter, and Sacramento;
North-South on Van Ness and on Polk;
(Bus #s: 1, 2, 3, 4, 19, 38, 47, 49.)
A Cable Car runs on California;
BART and underground Muni stations are a short
Van Ness bus ride or long walk to the restaurant.

If you wish to take a look at Village Pizzeria, please let me know. I would be happy to introduce you to the manager.

Best, Michael

I know the mao zedong restaurant, which is only a 1/2 block from my
house. I can't get over the name. Somehow if someone opened the adolf
hitler bratwurst emporium I don't think calling it "for fun" would be
much of an excuse. Mao zedong was a brutal homicidal maniac. Let's not
forget it.

I vote for the pizza place on sutter and post.

On 1/19/06, Justin T. Sampson <justin@krasama.com> wrote:
> Howdy,
>
> Okay, after not-so-long and not-so-hard research, I'd like to
> offer my top two choices for our next meeting location and see how
> y'all react. I only got a couple of concrete suggestions, but
> thanks to those who did respond. I'd like to lock on this by the
> weekend and publish it in the (already belated) newsletter.
>
> =====
>
> Option #1 -- MAO ZEDONG VILLAGE
>
> Clement St. between 19th & 20th
>
> This is very close to our old location (and even closer to my
> house!) and I've had a few events there myself. They have a cozy
> and attractive space for private events in the back and nice food
> at reasonable prices. If you can't tell from the name, it's a
> Chinese restaurant, not pizza. Oh, and about the name... It used
> to be called Chinese Harvest. When I stopped in this week I asked
> the owner why the name was changed and she said "just for fun". :)
>
> Option #2 -- VILLAGE PIZZERIA
>
> Van Ness Ave. between Sutter & Post
>
> Thanks to Michael Edelstein for doing some footwork in this
> neighborhood. This is a more central location, accessible by more
> bus lines, though perhaps worse for parking. It also keeps with
> our pizza tradition while being cuter than Round Table. They don't
> have a separate space for private events, but they say they're
> fairly slow on Saturday afternoons and they're happy to turn the
> TV off while we're there. :)
>
> =====
>
> Some other options I considered: The main library has decent
> conference rooms and is fairly central, but it has more rules and
> less service than a restaurant, besides (though consistent with)
> being tax-funded. Mao Zedong is right across the street from Bok
> Choy Garden, where David Goggin had one of his parties, so I
> stopped in there as well; Bok Choy has a separate room but it's
> not very nice, so if we're in the neighborhood I'd lean toward Mao
> Zedong myself. The Round Table we met at this month has an okay
> space but the video games were driving me batty. :) Starchild made
> a case for the Mission without a specific location -- any place in
> particular we should consider?
>
> Cheers,
> Justin
>
>
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