[sf-lug] Other locations

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Mon Sep 1 19:17:52 PDT 2008

Asheesh Laroia wrote:
> What would people think of us looking at other locations?
> I've been looking on Yelp, and the constraints as I see are as follows:
> * Hard constraint: Open during SF-LUG meetings on Mondays and Sundays
>   (This is harder than you might think.)
> * Has free wifi.
> * Would be able to seat a bunch of people.
> Soft constraint:
> * Should be close to public transit
> * Has better food and better seating than the Javacat.
> * Can retain SF-LUG's "neighborhood" feel as compared to BALUG's grittier 
> downtown feel (I'm joking! (oar am I? (or am I?)))
> In some ways, I"d prefer to keep it close to SF-LUG's current location, 
> but in some ways that location is pretty inconvenient for me and a few 
> other people.  We can maybe do a poll later to consider that question. 
> Until then, I make three suggestions for discussion's sake:
> 1. Brain Wash (SOMA)
> * Location: 7th St & Folsom St, near Civic Center MUNI + BART
> * Some of us went there recently.
> * http://www.yelp.com/biz/brainwash-cafe-and-laundromat-san-francisco
> 2. H Cafe (Castro)
> * Location: 17th St & Sanchez St (near Castro MUNI)
> * http://hcafesf.com/community.html has nice-looking pictures
> 3. Cafe La Taza (Mission)
> * Location: Mission St between 20th & 21st, close (ish?) to 24th St BART
> * Delicious food
> * http://www.yelp.com/biz/cafe-la-taza-san-francisco-2
> I didn't look at places in very many neighborhoods due to my BART/MUNI 
> obsession.  There are many, many places that don't meet the first hard 
> constraint.
> Of these, I prefer #1's transit accessibility.  I never actually sat down 
> there, though.  What do others think?
> -- Asheesh.
There's always SF State, but you'll have to coordinate with
students/student orgs.


Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA

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