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And now that it's the end of the summer, and now that we've had all these days of super-hot weather, I figured that maybe we'd like to have this meetup inside for a change. We're going back to North Hollywood and the NoHo Arts District this time, to a bar that serves food, and we're going to assemble at 2 PM, because it turns out, as those of you who came to the May event at Pitfire Pizza surely noticed, there is something of a lunch rush around noon-12:30 PM. This will clear it.

The bar is called The Federal, and it is in fact another venue at the end of the Red Line! Since those of you who came to the meetup at Pitfire in June had no trouble finding it, this is a block CLOSER to the North Hollywood Red Line Station. Just cross the street and walk south.

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As with everyplace we go that I haven't been to, I braved the 100-degree heat on Saturday and went for lunch. It was crowded, but I did see a table for 12  on the Weddington St. side of the restaurant, and the people there assured me that with a reservation a group of 20 wouldn't be a problem for them. This is more reminiscent of Casey's than any place else we've been but, as you can see from this immense beer list behind the bar and that array of taps, we're serious about beer here. Wine too, since at least one of the wines I saw being served by the glass was a LOT better than most of the by-the-glass service I've seen recently.

It might have been updated by the time we gather there.

Interesting lunch menu too, since most of the left hand page is devoted to things that go with beer and are meant to be shared. I know how much you appreciate food pr0n, so here's the Citrus Caesar Salad I had for lunch. Very satisfying, and I love Caesars in which the parmigiano reggiano was shaved off the wheel with a vegetable peeler.

If you're on the email list susans has compiled, you'll receive a message about this too. As always, indicate whether you'll be there in the comments, or kosmail me or susans. This should be fun!

I'll create the RSVP list as it happens, and I'll be teaching when it publishes, but I'll probably be back to tend it by an hour or so after it comes online.

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