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2nd Annual D&D PaxEast Dinner (UPDATE: SO MANY PHOTOS!)

Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!!Cambridge. MAModerator mod
edited April 2011 in Debate and/or Discourse
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First Course:

Macaroni: House cut ziti, Cream, Farmhouse Greens
Mixed Greens: Extra virgin olive oil, aged balsalmic, reggiano
Henry's Soup: French onion soup, Gruyere, Short ribs, crouton
Sliders: Meatballs, Mozzerella, Tomato sauce, Toasted buns

Second Course:

Risotto: Wild Mushrooms, Reggiano, Truffle butter
Wellington: Medium rare, Beef tenderloin, Wild mushrooms, Foie gras, Pastry crust, Red wine
Chicken: Pan roasted “Under a Brick”, Risotto, Mushrooms, Roasted garlic
Trout: Spinach, Shrimp, Tomato, Capers, Garlic, White wine

Third Course:

Tiramisu: Mascarpone, Espresso, Ladyfingers, Brandy, Chocolate
Chocolate Cake: Warm, Melting center, Vanilla bean ice cream
Crumble: Blueberries, Rolled oats, Cream cheese ice cream, Baked to order
Three Cheeses: House selected, Toasted walnuts, Lavander honey, Toasted Brioche

So, I guess it's coming up on that time again. Last year my fair city hosted the inaugural PaxEast convention and, more importantly, the inaugural D&D PaxEast Dinner! It was a ton of fun for me and, it seemed, for most other people involved. We ended up having somewhere over 30 people to the Panang Malaysian restaurant followed by drinks at the nearby Kingston Station bar (featured briefly, it turns out, in the recent movie The Town).

This year, we're holding the dinner at the Marliave, one of my favorite bar/ restaurants in the city. The Marliave is a venerable Boston establishment, just off of Beacon Hill. The Marliave is easily accessible to the subway (we call it "The T") as well as close to the bastard subway/ bus system (called the "Silver Line") that goes to this year's convention center.


Where: The Marliave, 10 Bosworth Street, Boston MA

When: 7:30 PM, Friday, Mar 11, 2011

What We Will Be Wearing: It's a nice dinner for classy adults. If you are a dude, wear a fucking jacket and tie at least, preferably a suit as well. If you're a lady, dress smartly and appropriately for a nice night out. Save your cat ears or naruto tee for the SE dinner, pls.

How Much Will It Cost: Because it is Boston restaurant week, only a prix fixe menu will be available, and will cost $33 per head. I'll post the menu when it becomes available. Drinks around $10 and beer/ wine around $5. This represents a good value for what will almost certainly be a very nice meal, though I understand that it's a lot of money for a lot of people's budgets.

How Do I Get There?: The closest T stop is probably Park Street, on the Green/ Red Line. It's a few blocks walk from there. If you're coming up from the convention/ seaport area, you'll take the silver line I THINK to South Station and either walk the half-mile from there or transfer to the Red Line up to Park. The Silver Line is a little confusing because it's basically an underground bus and also there are two different silver lines.

You can also walk up from the Seaport District, but it's not a particularly nice walk. The area between downtown and the convention center seems to be a gigantic parking lot that sometimes has a circus in it. It's probably a good mile or so.

What If I'm Driving?: Just Don't. Boston isn't Houston. Park at some outer T stop like Alewife or Quincy or something and take the T into the city. Otherwise you end up parking at like Postal Square and get charged $10 per hour or something.

How Late Will It Run? Last year we closed out the bar and ended up staggering home at around 1 AM or so. I guess we'll see how it goes this year.

I am But a Babe, Not Yet 21. Can I join in? Absolutely! Only be aware that Boston bars are quite used to underaged students owing to the density of schools in the area, and are not shy about carding or denying you alcohol.

So, I'll be updating this announcement as our plans develop, but please use this thread to ask questions or reserve a place. Given that we expect to have a large party, I'll need to know in advance whether you will be attending as well as how many people you plan to bring. Like I mentioned, last year was a blast and I look forward to hanging with my forum bros again this March!


Attendees

X Irond Will
X Frankiepancakes (Will's Special Lady)
XXXX JustinSane07 + 3
XX VisibleHowl + 1
Elks
XX Haps +1
XX The Mikeman + Matt
XX Vari +1
X Organichu-and-a-half
XX PantsB + Wife
X Casual Eddy
XX Korean Eddy + Bro
X Psycho Internet Hawk
XX Menolly07 + husband
XX Bama + Broma
X AngelHedgie
X Robos
XX Spackler + Wife
X Tarranon
X Backwardsname the whitest of them all
X Kakos
X Kai San
X TomeWyrm
X TehSloth
X Shinker

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  • JustinSane07JustinSane07 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2011
    It's me, my girlfriend and 2 friends again this year.

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  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem I've got waffles and I've got beerRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    This is the thing I'm going to miss the most. This and karaoke.

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  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    This is the thing I'm going to miss the most. This and karaoke.

    aw

    i'm going to miss texting you twice and calling you because you can't find a karaoke bar :P

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  • ElkiElki GOBS OF PUKE!!! YES!!!!!!!Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited January 2011
    Elki
    +Will's Special Lady.

    uunnnnhhhh!

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  • visiblehowlvisiblehowl Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Will goddammit.

    I mean this is much better than mine.

    But still.

    ...

    I will be there. Possibly with a +1, depending on whether my buddy can afford to fly out from LA to come to PAX with me.

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  • JamesKeenanJamesKeenan Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Will goddammit.

    I mean this is much better than mine.

    But still.

    ...

    I will be there. Possibly with a +1, depending on whether my buddy can afford to fly out from LA to come to PAX with me.

    That would be awesome.


    Come!

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  • visiblehowlvisiblehowl Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Will goddammit.

    I mean this is much better than mine.

    But still.

    ...

    I will be there. Possibly with a +1, depending on whether my buddy can afford to fly out from LA to come to PAX with me.

    That would be awesome.


    Come!
    Well, I mean, I'm coming. I'm just not sure my friend is.

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  • VariableVariable Ted Hitler Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'll be there

    I need a tie and a jacket though

    well, a jacket

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  • Romantic UndeadRomantic Undead Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Someone convince this Canadian to drag himself and his lady over.

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  • CorbiusCorbius Shepard Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I should be there with a good buddy of mine.

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  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Me and my buddy would like to attend as well.

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  • MikeManMikeMan Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I am going to be there. You don't even know how much I'm going to be there.

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  • FartacusFartacus __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2011
    Organichu wrote: »
    This is the thing I'm going to miss the most. This and karaoke.

    aw

    i'm going to miss texting you twice and calling you because you can't find a karaoke bar :P

    bro you better go to this shit if I do

    i know there are buses that go there that must be like 8 dollars right

    i demand bro-grabs

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  • VariableVariable Ted Hitler Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I am gonna be +1 with my hetero life mate

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  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    well

    i don't know about a coat because i think i am too fat for my coat

    but

    i will be there in at least a dress shirt and trousers :P

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I fucking hate living in the corner of the country. I am not near anything.

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  • FartacusFartacus __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2011
    Organichu wrote: »
    well

    i don't know about a coat because i think i am too fat for my coat

    but

    i will be there in at least a dress shirt and trousers :P

    excellent

    I will try to not be broke when this happens

    we can scope out all the phatties Boston has to offer

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  • DeebaserDeebaser i am back door player do not abuse pingRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'll be there next year. this year I have to save for a wedding/bachelor party :(

    YOLO. Swag. Whatever. Fuck it. Lets do this.
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  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem I've got waffles and I've got beerRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Organichu wrote: »
    This is the thing I'm going to miss the most. This and karaoke.

    aw

    i'm going to miss texting you twice and calling you because you can't find a karaoke bar :P
    Hey

    hey

    I found it.

    And who's wife got hit on by the creepy door guy?

    My wife, that's who.

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  • FartacusFartacus __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2011
    so apparently many of you do not know about Megabus or its many equally cheap competitors

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    regardless of where you are starting from, if you're within about 500 miles of Boston it's probably the cheapest way by far to get to the city

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  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    hmm.

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  • JustinSane07JustinSane07 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2011
    How the hell does a company make money selling 3/5 dollar seats to Boston?

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  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'm there with my wife (she leveled) Jamie. I kept meaning to msg you about this Will. Thanks for organizing again

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  • JustinSane07JustinSane07 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2011
    You should have come to lunch with me and Will on Friday when we planned this out.

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  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I apparently missed that. I was in Fall River for a meeting on Friday anyway but otherwise I would have tried

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  • VariableVariable Ted Hitler Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    move to have thread/dinner name changed to '1st annual D&/orD dinner'

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  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy The Frozen Tundra NYCRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    How the hell does a company make money selling 3/5 dollar seats to Boston?

    drug front?

    I'm planning to be there. I need a roomie still, I think nex did too?

    Elki wrote: »

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  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    edited January 2011
    Organichu wrote: »
    This is the thing I'm going to miss the most. This and karaoke.

    aw

    i'm going to miss texting you twice and calling you because you can't find a karaoke bar :P
    Hey

    hey

    I found it.

    And who's wife got hit on by the creepy door guy?

    My wife, that's who.

    mark the shark

    creepin erryday

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  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
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  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    hm.

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  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy The Frozen Tundra NYCRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    what's a cheap hotel people are staying at?

    all the ones listed on the PAX website are pretty expensive. or is that just par for the course?

    Elki wrote: »

    Casual Eddy: best poster 2014.
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  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    edited February 2011
    what's a cheap hotel people are staying at?

    all the ones listed on the PAX website are pretty expensive. or is that just par for the course?

    hotels in boston are pretty expensive

    there's a hampton inn and holiday inn express near my house that i think are around $100/ night. not sure if that's cheaper or more expensive than what you are looking for, but i'll find out more if you're interested.

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  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy The Frozen Tundra NYCRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Irond Will wrote: »
    what's a cheap hotel people are staying at?

    all the ones listed on the PAX website are pretty expensive. or is that just par for the course?

    hotels in boston are pretty expensive

    there's a hampton inn and holiday inn express near my house that i think are around $100/ night. not sure if that's cheaper or more expensive than what you are looking for, but i'll find out more if you're interested.

    that sounds much better than the ones I was looking at. I am totes interested, is it relatively close to everything?

    Elki wrote: »

    Casual Eddy: best poster 2014.
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  • VariableVariable Ted Hitler Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    it's probably closer than you are right now

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  • AsiinaAsiina Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I will go to this maybe depending what is happening Friday night. I don't usually attend the Friday night concerts but I wanna wait until I see the schedule.

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  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    edited February 2011
    Irond Will wrote: »
    what's a cheap hotel people are staying at?

    all the ones listed on the PAX website are pretty expensive. or is that just par for the course?

    hotels in boston are pretty expensive

    there's a hampton inn and holiday inn express near my house that i think are around $100/ night. not sure if that's cheaper or more expensive than what you are looking for, but i'll find out more if you're interested.

    that sounds much better than the ones I was looking at. I am totes interested, is it relatively close to everything?

    it's near my place, which puts it at the lechmere end of the green line. not really close to the convention center, but also not really in the hinterlands.

    http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/hotels/index.jhtml;jsessionid=SM4LFLTQMPA3KCSGBIX2VCQ?ctyhocn=BOSCBHX

    http://www.hiecambridge.com/

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  • EddyEddy I wish you could swim like Gengars can swimRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Alright, my friend and I have made plans to attend. We are going to be a little late.

    Edit: And we'll serve to add some color to this white power rally

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I will attend and wear my best barong

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  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    edited February 2011
    PikaPuff wrote: »
    I will attend and wear my best barong

    so long as it is a formal barong

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  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    edited February 2011
    Eddy wrote: »
    Alright, my friend and I have made plans to attend. We are going to be a little late.

    Edit: And we'll serve to add some color to this white power rally

    organichu is jewish

    that's not white

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