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Soooo, I had the brilliant idea (not) to have a meetup the day before St. Pat's. Which also happened to be a Sunday, and the day of a heavily-promoted half-marathon here. This meant that by noon, every living person in NYC wanted BRUNCH, all at the same time. Including NYC Kossacks both senior and newbie, Front Pagers and lurkers! Our little hideaway was jumping!

Evidence below the mac'n'cheese - in fact,

below the truffle mac'n'cheese!
(Warning - many photos below!!)

here's most of us, L to R: the camera-shy Yasuragi (yes, she weally showed up!), belinda ridgewood, kathny, malloy, Miscweant, No Exit, Son of Broccoli, jfdunphy, mightymouse, plf515, sidnora, Mets102
Ian Reifowitz, plf515, sidnora, Denise Oliver Velez, Mets102
kathny. In the background, L to R: Miscweant, IronicNews, mightymouse, Ian Reifowitz, plf515
It's the Supreme Court Stupid and Mets102 in conversation. Background, L to R: kathny, anonymous DK fan, Denise Oliver Velez(facing away), thankgodforairamerica, Miscweant, sidnora(facing away), Ian Reifowitz looks on.
Son of Broccoli, jfdunphy, and mightymouse, a new attendee. We loved meeting him!
IronicNews and Ian Reifowitz
jfdunphy with another delightful first-timer, reginahny (NYC Meetup fun fact: reginahny designed the logo of our regular meeting place, Spitzer's Corner!)
No Exit (isn't his T-shirt great?) and Son of Broccoli
plf515, whom I always look forward to gabbing with
malloy and Miscweant
two of our wonderful first-time attendees, malloy and Miscweant
IronicNews giving her presentation about Laughing Liberally NYC; Mets102 pays attention!
IronicNews giving her presentation about Laughing Liberally NYC; Mets102 pays attention!
For information about Laughing Liberally NYC events (they're free!), contact IronicNews - a very funny lady!

mightymouse and Ian Reifowitz

mightymouse and Ian Reifowitz
Denise Oliver Velez and joanbrooker
Denise Oliver Velez and joanbrooker enjoying each others’ company – and they coordinate perfectly!
poco (with her back to us, camera shy) and Denise take a breath of air, while that anonymous DK fan and thankgodfor airamerica share a moment of affection. Sweet, amiright?
And now for the part you've really been waiting for: food pr0n!!

menu board

no, we didn't try all those things - bowl of pickles for brunch?
but we did try these things...


must start with a mimosa – and some coffee to balance it out.
a country breakfast and a glass of stout – what could be more appropriate for the day before St. Pat’s?
sidnoras lunch I think">
This tasted way better than it looks (I know, because I ate it): perfect poached eggs over sautéed asparagus and wild mushrooms, hollandaise on the side. Spitzer’s version of diet food, lol.
There were omelets,

avocado omelet

 both avocado
and mysterious (but yummy-looking)

veggie cheeseburger

both veggie (with cheese!)
lamb burger
and lamb...mmm!
and of course, no Spitzer’s photo diary would be complete without ‘em.
Photo credits: belinda ridgewood, joanbrooker, Denise Oliver Velez. Thanks to them all, and everyone else who showed up and made this event a roaring success!!

We had a ball - a noisy ball, but a ball! Next time, why not join us?

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