[sf-lug] Other locations

jim jim at well.com
Tue Sep 2 09:43:17 PDT 2008

   the hard constraint of sunday noonish 
or monday early evening seems unnecessary: 
if we pick a different day and time, we 
won't have to worry that someone would 
show up at javacat while we're elsewhere. 
i like the idea of a third time and 
different location. can we try various 
third times and different locations until 
we discover what works best? 

   your #1 is not as close to Muni as #2 
and about the same distance from BART as 
#3, seems to me. parking is often easy 
for #1, which matters to me (and some 
others, i think). it seems noisy and has 
a similar table setup as javacat. 
   never been to #2 or #3. 

On Mon, 2008-09-01 at 16:44 -0700, 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.

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