Some of our New York KosherDopers may have noticed the thread announcing the NYC MegaDopefest this upcoming January 16-19, or the announcements for the three prior January MegaDopefests. In the past, we’ve had the New York Dopefests on the first weekend in January, which required us to have most events on Friday night or Saturday, limiting the ability of Sabbath observing Dopers to attend.
This year, we’ve moved the Dopefest to Martin Luther King Weekend, and expanded it to a Friday night through Monday schedule, which will, I hope, give our New York KosherDopers a chance to meet some of our out-of-towners, and vice versa.
One thing that we’re adding is an Ethnic Food Night on Sunday. The plan is that the group will split up to go to several different restaurants that highlight New York’s culinary diversity. One type of food that we’ve previously had requests for is Kosher deli, and having a group meet at a Kosher meat restaurant would both answer this request and allow the KosherDopers to break bread with neighbors and visitors.
In addition, we’ll be having cultural, educational and/or fun events on Sunday (details to be announced), and my Bagel Brunch on Monday (Kosher bagels and fixins at a non-Kosher house).
In planning this, I’m looking for some advice from our KosherDopers as to whether they think this will work, and how best to work it. I think it’ll be about 12-15 people on Sunday, January 18. We also like to meet to check out the places beforehand, so having a Planning KosherDinner this month or early next might be a fun and useful thing.
I’d love to know what you think.