OK, after much fun and frivolity was had at LA Dope 2003 (“Take it to the Pit!”), we discussed San DiegDopfest II, as many of us were there. Proposed locations included:
[ul][li]NOT Farrell’s ;)[/li][li]Callahan’s, an Irish pub in Mira Mesa (same shopping center as Farrell’s, actually)[/li][li]Corvette’s, the 50’s diner on 5th Avenue in Hillcrest[/li][li]Lips, the drag restaurant on 5th near Balboa Park[/ul][/li]
One suggestion was to have a dinner Saturday night, then do Lips’ Sunday Gospel Brunch the next morning for those who wanted to make a weekend out of it.
I’ll take other suggestions, votes on these suggestions, and suggestions on dates.
And everone could stay at the Red Lion Hanalei - neatest hotel in San Diego! (And it’s where I’m hoping to have Gaylaxicon next year - which means I might even be able to get us a deal if people were interested…)
I think Callahan’s would be a wonderful spot to end up at some point in the revelry. It’s not exclusively a bar, so no concerns about any minors or non-drinkers in the crowd. They serve great food, and at very reasonable prices.
Then again, I’ve never been to Corvette’s, and I’m always up for something new. And I’d love to do Sunday brunch at Lips again, so consider me there.
Sometime in April would probably be best, or barring that, the latter part of June, or July … Though any weekend can be do-able, as long as I know about it far enough in advance.
Everything BUT the last weekend of April and the first weekend of May. JustPlainBryan and I are getting hitched on May 3rd, and that weekend before is going to be full of bachelor/bachelorette parties and general merriment and silliness.