As mentioned in this thread that was a follow up to this thread, Demo and I will be hosting a BBQ/Dopefest at our home next month. As the thread title implies, I can’t remember if it’s our 6th or 7th, but I do know we always have a pretty good time.
Santa Rosa is a little less than an hour north of San Francisco. Unfortunately no bart or train up this way, but there is Golden Gate bus service and in the past Dopers have coordinated carpooling/rideshares, I’ll leave that to you all. We’re in a condo with a nice sized back deck (no yard.) We don’t have kids in the home anymore, and we have no pets other than fish, so if you’re allergy prone you should be safe.
Saturday, August 18th.
2 PM seems like a good time to get things rolling.
In the past we’ve done both culinary themes (Italian, Mexican, All-American, Souther/Cajun, etc.) and just straight up, hang out and grill stuff. Not sure what we’ll do food wise this year, although we’ve been thinking maybe Caribbean - Jamaican, Cuban, and Puerto Rican (my specialty .) We usually offer at least a couple of options for vegetarians as well as ‘fish and fowl’ folks. But we’re definitely open to suggestions. We’ll have beer and wine, water and soft drinks. We don’t ask anyone to bring anything, but if you have something you just have to have, feel free to bring it. The coals will be hot and the ice chest cold.
Some have already expressed interest in one of the other threads. Anyone else interested, let me know - IM/PM me, email, post, whatever, and I 'll get more info and our address to you.
We’re really looking forward to seeing the Dopers we met on Saturday again, as well as some new faces.
Come join us! Oh, and don’t forget to read the SDMB Disclaimer.