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Title: Twin Cities
Post by: Xtal on July 16, 2012, 06:21:33 AM
I know there's at least one other person here from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.  Surely there are more!

Let's plan a meetup.  If you're in or near the Twin Cities, say "hi" in this thread, and then let's decide on a date/place to meet up and have a beer or two.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: actualair on July 16, 2012, 12:05:04 PM
Hi!

What's the most Mustachian bar in town?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Xtal on July 16, 2012, 12:23:52 PM
Hi!

What's the most Mustachian bar in town?

Good question!  I like the 331 Bar because it's near my house and it has free music with no cover.  But it might be better to find a place where people can chat and it isn't too loud and we're not trying to talk over musicians (which is a bit rude IMO, anyway).  It could be a restaurant, too, or maybe even a park!  Or even... the library....?  Hmmm.......
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Xtal on July 16, 2012, 12:28:30 PM
Merlin's Rest might be a good choice.  They're not especially cheap or anything, but neither are they expensive.  Just a good neighborhood pub.  And it's easy to get to by bus or by car, and it's centrally located on Lake Street, just across the river from St. Paul.

http://merlinsrest.com/
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Monkey stache on July 17, 2012, 09:11:36 PM
I'm in the twin cities and I'd love to meetup! I've only lived her 5 years and don't know the bar scene really well. I'm thinking we should find a place that has really cheap happy hours.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: salmp01 on July 18, 2012, 09:27:35 AM
I work downtown Mpls a few days a week and would be up for a happy hour sometime!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Xtal on July 19, 2012, 08:34:28 AM
Yay!!! Glad to see a good response in this thread.

I still nominate Merlin's Rest, because it has tables you can push together and, while lively, it's not overpoweringly loud.  I'd like to make sure wherever we meet, we can hear each other speak!

Any other nominations for bars?  Suggest a place, let's get consensus, and then we can pick a date/time.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Monkey stache on July 21, 2012, 06:44:27 PM
Sounds good to me! I know this is last minute but there is the Twin Cities Really Really Free Market tomorrow in Powderhorn Park if anyone's interested. I've never been but it's very Mustachian!
Here's the Facebook event with more information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/491263710889993/

If you can't make tomorrow's then there is another one on August 5.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Xtal on August 09, 2012, 07:19:35 AM
Anyone?  Bueller??
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: DDrake on September 13, 2012, 09:04:42 PM
Hey, I would be interested in a happy hour or something along those lines.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: salmp01 on September 14, 2012, 07:11:40 AM
Free wine/beer tonight (9/14) from 4-7 in back of Wine Thief and Ale Jail in St Paul.
1787 St.Clair Avenue, St Paul MN 55105
Here's a link to their website:
http://alejail.com/#/home 
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Kraig on November 07, 2012, 07:10:02 AM
Hi All,

I just found this forum and this post. I'm from the Twin Cities area and would love to meet up for a beer sometime.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Frugal Vegan Mom on November 21, 2012, 01:05:59 PM
Hey, I've been reading MMM from the start and ERE before that, but not very active on the forum.  Glad to see there are some other Mpls people!  Grumpy's NE has a great special on Thursdays called "Wino Vinyl" - if you bring a record to spin, you get a free drink - even good beer, not just the crap!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Xtal on January 14, 2013, 07:39:11 AM
BUMP. 

Anyone up for Grumpy's in Northeast?  Maybe this Thursday??
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Frugal Vegan Mom on February 01, 2013, 04:12:22 PM
Hey, I hardly ever think to check this forum, wonder if there's a way to be notified of new responses?  I'm still up for Grumpy's!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Monkey stache on February 17, 2013, 01:50:55 PM
Never thought of it but look at the very bottom of this thread. There's a button called "notify". I just signed up so I can keep up with new posts. I'm down with grumpy's. I work regular business hours and not far from there. What's everyone else's schedule like?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Frugal Vegan Mom on March 01, 2013, 01:56:26 PM
Oh, nice, thanks R&R.  I live close to grumpy's and am free most evenings! 
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Monkey stache on March 02, 2013, 11:07:59 PM
Great! Is everyone else free evenings?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on August 13, 2013, 02:27:02 PM
Any progress in a MMM meetup?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: TheBrassNugget on September 28, 2013, 10:20:40 AM
Ditto... I just moved back into the MSP area in November.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: astridlee on October 02, 2013, 08:22:58 AM
I live in St. Paul. Keep me posted on any Happy hours or events in the area. Thanks!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MountainMan on November 15, 2013, 09:22:25 PM
I just moved to St. Louis Park in October.  Totally willing to meet and talk Mustachism.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: TheBrassNugget on December 10, 2013, 06:57:43 PM
If anyone is interested in meeting up... PM me. We can pick a good dive bar or some other cheap event.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on December 10, 2013, 09:06:41 PM
Where is everyone located?  I am right in between mpls and st Paul.  Northeast is reall easy for me, so is the grand ave neighborhood in st paul.

Uptown is a little out of my way, but I could make it over there.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Monkey stache on December 11, 2013, 10:12:41 AM
I'm in south Minneapolis but NE is just one bus ride away. I'm not as familiar with the bars there. Recommendations?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on December 11, 2013, 10:23:46 AM
South Mpls has some good happy hours.  Blue Door Pub Longfellow has a good one.  Merlins Rest Does as well.

I'm not terribly familiar with Northeast, I don't venture there often.  I just know its a happening place.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: growingstaches on December 11, 2013, 09:40:44 PM
I live in Lakeland, and would be willing to meet up.   I'll keep watching this thread for more activity.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: TheBrassNugget on December 17, 2013, 03:37:20 PM
The burbs out west... But I work in the city do anywhere downtown MSP works for me.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: rocketrex on December 17, 2013, 08:27:03 PM
I'm in Oakdale!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on December 18, 2013, 02:46:15 PM
I would be up for meeting, I live near NE Saint Paul but work in Minneapolis.

For bars, I don't really care where so long as they have a decent selection and parking isn't a pain. Also prefer places where I can hear the person next to me. I've heard good things about the Railhouse, but have not been there.

Would be interested in meeting up, please PM me as I might not check this all that often.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on December 23, 2013, 08:51:47 PM
Mustachian in Minneapolis here, too. FYI, on the bottom of the thread hit 'notify' and you'll get emailed.

Shall we gather in January, discuss bad-ass plans for the new year, and tip a few back?  I've never been to Merlin's Rest but have been meaning to give it a try.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on December 24, 2013, 10:03:21 AM
I'm game! It's close to work.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on December 24, 2013, 04:35:51 PM
So Merlins Rest sometime in January.  How about the 10th?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on January 02, 2014, 02:44:42 PM
Gave up alcohol, but would be game for meeting.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on January 10, 2014, 01:03:23 PM
Ok, no responses for tonight. 

How about Jan 24th 5pm Merlins Rest.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MountainMan on March 11, 2014, 08:14:31 PM
Is there a Mustachian group organized on Meetup.com that I don't know about?  Maybe that would get things rolling easier than this forum thread?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: TacosForever on March 11, 2014, 08:40:32 PM
I'm in the Cities - would be happy to meet up if anyone wants to get together in the Saint Paul area sometime!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MountainMan on March 14, 2014, 04:17:09 PM
Having recently moved here, I don't know the area's locales yet.  If someone wants to suggest a time and place for a TC Mustachian meetup, I'll do my best to be there!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on March 14, 2014, 04:29:00 PM
I'm down for trying to get something together.  I've tried before it nothing has really surfaced.  Do you think using meetup would help make things more successful?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MountainMan on March 14, 2014, 06:00:28 PM
Meetup.com would bring in more people from outside this forum, I think.  But I just discovered that there are fees the Organizer pays to keep the Meetup group going.  Cheapest is $144 a year or $12 / month.  If everyone chips in a few dollars at each meeting, I don't imagine that would be too difficult to take care of.

But would Mustachians chip in?  haha I have no idea. 

Let's just start with a monthly time and place.  Like every third Saturday in the afternoon or something? 

What would be a good place to meet?  I happen to be hard-of-hearing, so I appreciate quieter places so I can understand people easier.   Public libraries can have meeting spaces (perhaps for free), parks (maybe Bring Your Own Food?), bars might be okay if the drinks were cheap enough (but some people might not drink). 

What do you think?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on March 14, 2014, 08:32:23 PM
Now that it's nice out, parks are good. There is the Minnehaha dog park, some people met up there but I couldn't go, it probably went well. There are some beautiful spots along the river around there on both sides.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: windawake on March 14, 2014, 09:32:15 PM
Yeah CroMacster and I went to the Minnehaha dog park with our pups. It was fun! I'm definitely in for a larger scale meetup. I live in Whittier (near Uptown). I'm not too picky as far as location now that I'm back to riding my bike! I do like Merlin's rest or Pat's Tap.

It might be nice to do a first meetup out in a public place and if everyone's up for it we could do something semi-regular (like a monthly or bimonthly potluck).
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MountainMan on March 15, 2014, 10:09:16 AM
Sounds good to me.  I'll wait for others decide the place as I don't know the area well, yet.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on March 15, 2014, 11:08:44 PM
Hey,

I would love to meetup. I am not drinking right now but am open to most everyplace. For a central place may I propose the Railhouse Station Bar and Grill in Minneapolis? I am out of town this week but would be open to meet the following week depending on the time.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on March 17, 2014, 07:00:34 AM
I personally like Merlins Rest.....if Only for the reason......

Merlins Rest Mustache Meetup.....or MRMM......

I know, I'm a dork.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: windawake on March 17, 2014, 10:24:58 AM
Agreed. MRMM has a nice ring to it. Plus it's nice and central. I vote for that location.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on March 17, 2014, 07:35:15 PM
Haven't been to Merlin's so wouldn't have any objections to it. When works for you and you and you and you...?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on March 17, 2014, 09:11:40 PM
My weeknights suck, except for Friday I could pop out there. 
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: windawake on March 18, 2014, 07:42:06 AM
Fridays in general could work for me too!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on March 18, 2014, 08:30:10 AM
Fridays could work for me as well.  Would we want to try to do a regular thing like first friday of the month?

Following that we could schedule a meetup for April 4th.

Don't know if anyone here uses google+ at all, but there is a mustachian group on there.  Would be an easy way to organize events.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117804032017394073558 (https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117804032017394073558)
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MountainMan on March 19, 2014, 10:29:24 AM
Friday's could work for me too. 
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: windawake on March 19, 2014, 12:04:45 PM
Yeah, let's plan for April 4th. I'd be up for making it a regular thing! Should we say 8pm on April 4th at Merlin's Rest? I'm open for a bit earlier than that too, if it works better.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on March 19, 2014, 02:21:43 PM
Something a bit earlier would be nice - 7?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: windawake on March 19, 2014, 02:42:53 PM
Yeah, 7 works. Let's plan for 7, people!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: James on March 19, 2014, 02:51:15 PM
Is it mustachian to drive 2 hours in order to be there?  :D


Probably not, but I might try and join in occasionally if something works out every month.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on March 19, 2014, 02:54:18 PM
only if you can batch it by visiting family and friends! or bike, lol.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Russ on March 19, 2014, 03:25:04 PM
Is it mustachian to drive 2 hours in order to be there?  :D


Probably not, but I might try and join in occasionally if something works out every month.

I want to come too! If this turns into a monthly thing I could get $1 Megabus tickets...
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on March 19, 2014, 03:27:52 PM
Does it turn into some sort of Super Mustachian meeting if a moderator comes? 
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on March 19, 2014, 03:40:27 PM
7pm April 4th works for me!

Is it mustachian to drive 2 hours in order to be there?  :D


Probably not, but I might try and join in occasionally if something works out every month.

I want to come too! If this turns into a monthly thing I could get $1 Megabus tickets...

Would be awesome if you both could make it!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: windawake on March 19, 2014, 05:45:14 PM
Is it mustachian to drive 2 hours in order to be there?  :D


Probably not, but I might try and join in occasionally if something works out every month.

I want to come too! If this turns into a monthly thing I could get $1 Megabus tickets...

I have a couch one of you could crash on if you do decide to make the trek in the future! And a spare bike!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MountainMan on March 19, 2014, 07:21:20 PM
April 4th at Merlin's Rest at 7 pm works for me! :) 

Do we need some kind of secret handshake to recognize each other? haha
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on March 19, 2014, 07:23:53 PM
April 4th at Merlin's Rest at 7 pm works for me! :) 

Do we need some kind of secret handshake to recognize each other? haha

Look for the group only drinking water?.... Haha right.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: windawake on March 19, 2014, 07:36:07 PM
Maybe we should all make origami mustaches out of dollar bills?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: TacosForever on March 19, 2014, 08:12:58 PM
7pm April 4th? I'll plan on being there! I've been meaning to get out more :)
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on March 19, 2014, 08:35:54 PM
Look for people with flasks, maybe..
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MountainMan on March 20, 2014, 12:13:38 AM
Okay, I'll look for people wearing origami mustaches, drinking water from flasks.  ;)  haha
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Amosla on March 21, 2014, 03:38:49 PM
Have fun MN mustachians, wish I could make it but it is too far and I'm preggers so no drinks for me. Any east metro folks out there? We're in Lakeland.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MountainMan on March 22, 2014, 01:23:01 AM
I think I'll print the iconic mustache and pin it to my shirt or jacket.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on April 01, 2014, 09:00:30 AM
Sounds good, I should be able to make it, look forward to meeting you all.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on April 01, 2014, 09:19:51 AM
Maybe we should all make origami mustaches out of dollar bills?

I have always failed at origami.  If I attempt this people will just probably think I am gearing up to do some drugs.....
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: windawake on April 03, 2014, 09:07:18 PM
Hey all,

Here's a reminder that we're planning to meet up tomorrow at 7pm at Merlin's Rest. I know it's supposed to snow all through the night and staying in might sound so cozy tomorrow after work, but be your most badass self and come hang out with us!

How will you spot me? I will, right now, commit to wearing a polka dot dress. Just look for polka dots. Hopefully it's not Merlin's Rest's Annual Polka-Dot Fest tomorrow night.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MountainMan on April 04, 2014, 11:35:08 PM
It was great to meet everyone at Merlin's Rest tonight!

Looking forward to more meetups.

I'm sorry that I didn't get everyone's name or who they are on this forum ... it was just too noisy.

So.. who are you again?  hehe  You can send a private message if you don't want your real name shown publicly.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on April 06, 2014, 07:55:41 AM
Woo! So glad it worked out.  The wife and I had a great time.  It fun meeting mustachian people.

We'll have to do this again.  Locations and activities are up for discussion.  I know someone suggested going to the lakes or a park.  If we do that we could grill out or something.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on April 06, 2014, 08:46:33 AM
Ah! I'm glad you posted, I didn't catch your handle at the bar.  Should we plan something for mid-May?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Christiana on April 07, 2014, 09:02:52 AM
It was great to meet everyone at Merlin's Rest tonight!

Looking forward to more meetups.

I'm sorry that I didn't get everyone's name or who they are on this forum ... it was just too noisy.

So.. who are you again?  hehe  You can send a private message if you don't want your real name shown publicly.

Real name:  Peggy...I was seated to your left.  It was good to meet you all!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on April 07, 2014, 12:04:13 PM
Real Name: Peter, if you didn't catch it.

I'm up for a meetup in may.  If the consensus is a park meetup on a weekend (Sundays are preferable for me, but I can do Saturdays as well).  The weekends of May 3, May 17, and May 31 all work for me.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on April 07, 2014, 12:42:41 PM
The weekends of May 17 and May 31 work for me too but not the 3rd.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: windawake on April 07, 2014, 01:39:28 PM
I can do the weekend of the 17th. I usually go stay out at my parents' house for Memorial Day, so the 31st might not work so well for me.

My real name is Lindsey. :)
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Russ on April 07, 2014, 02:16:44 PM
If you all end up doing the 17th or 18th, I could come up from Wisconsin for the weekend!

Of course we haven't met, but my real name is Russ ;-)
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MountainMan on April 07, 2014, 03:56:40 PM
May 17 or 31st is clear on my schedule for now.  So that could work.

It was a pleasure meeting all of you at the meetup. :)
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Christiana on April 11, 2014, 12:08:41 PM
A couple of other things that are on my frugal fun calendar for those days:

YMCA Garage Sale -- May 14-17, Merchandise Mart Building at the State Fairgrounds.  This is a huge rummage sale, on the last day they sell things by the grocery bag and by the shopping cart load.  I've gotten some good finds from there, after skimming through all the junque.

Twin Cities Makes Minne Faire http://www.tcmaker.org/blog/2014/04/minne-faire-v-approaches/ (http://www.tcmaker.org/blog/2014/04/minne-faire-v-approaches/)  Free admission.  My husband is planning on exhibiting his Stella Amp kit (http://www.crazybutable.com/projects (http://www.crazybutable.com/projects)) and some other electronics projects.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on April 11, 2014, 12:17:04 PM
A couple of other things that are on my frugal fun calendar for those days:

YMCA Garage Sale -- May 14-17, Merchandise Mart Building at the State Fairgrounds.  This is a huge rummage sale, on the last day they sell things by the grocery bag and by the shopping cart load.  I've gotten some good finds from there, after skimming through all the junque.

Twin Cities Makes Minne Faire http://www.tcmaker.org/blog/2014/04/minne-faire-v-approaches/ (http://www.tcmaker.org/blog/2014/04/minne-faire-v-approaches/)  Free admission.  My husband is planning on exhibiting his Stella Amp kit (http://www.crazybutable.com/projects (http://www.crazybutable.com/projects)) and some other electronics projects.

That little guitar amp is sweet!  If I could play I would totally be interested in something small like that.  Do you know (or could you ask) if it would be compatible with headphones?  I know someone who might be interested.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on April 11, 2014, 12:18:32 PM
Awesome, thanks for the share!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Christiana on April 11, 2014, 05:26:03 PM
That little guitar amp is sweet!  If I could play I would totally be interested in something small like that.  Do you know (or could you ask) if it would be compatible with headphones?  I know someone who might be interested.

My husband said it certainly could be output to headphones, but he hasn't had time to experiment and come up with a working headphone output circuit.  The amp is on the quieter side even with a speaker; he designed and tested it late at night while we were living in an apartment.  I should add that it will probably be into May or so before he has kits in stock again.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MountainMan on April 11, 2014, 05:31:57 PM
A couple of other things that are on my frugal fun calendar for those days:

YMCA Garage Sale -- May 14-17, Merchandise Mart Building at the State Fairgrounds.  This is a huge rummage sale, on the last day they sell things by the grocery bag and by the shopping cart load.  I've gotten some good finds from there, after skimming through all the junque.

Twin Cities Makes Minne Faire http://www.tcmaker.org/blog/2014/04/minne-faire-v-approaches/ (http://www.tcmaker.org/blog/2014/04/minne-faire-v-approaches/)  Free admission.  My husband is planning on exhibiting his Stella Amp kit (http://www.crazybutable.com/projects (http://www.crazybutable.com/projects)) and some other electronics projects.

Schweet.

I'll have to check that Garage Sale.  Anything going on the day after my birthday has to be good mojo.  lol 

That amp looks cool too.  I definitely have to check out the Minne Faire. 
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on April 25, 2014, 07:18:01 AM
Harriet Brewings Sol Bock Revival.  Free music, artists displays and sales, and good beer. Thought you guys might be interested.

http://www.harrietbrewing.com/event/sol-bock-2014/

Looks like it will be a sunny day as well.  Can't go wrong!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: windawake on April 25, 2014, 02:27:51 PM
Cool! I might try to make it for the Roe Family Singers. I've heard good things about them. I'm going on a group bike ride in the afternoon so I'm not sure how it will work out, timing-wise.

Is everyone agreed upon May 17th for our next meet-up? Any ideas?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on April 25, 2014, 09:15:52 PM
A park, if it's sunny?  I need more reasons to bike around town.  May 17th is good for me atm.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on April 28, 2014, 01:58:33 PM
May 17th works for me.  Later in the afternoon would be better, 3ish or so.  but I can try to make it to whatever time works best for others. 

I'm up for a park somewhere.  Do we want to try and grill/picnic sort of thing?  I'm not to familiar with the parks in Minneapolis, other than a vague idea of whats available around calhoun/harriet.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MountainMan on April 28, 2014, 06:09:13 PM
May 17th oughta work fine. :)
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: PindyStache on April 28, 2014, 08:24:56 PM
Cool! Depending on the timing I may be able to say hi as well. Any of the parks around the chain of lakes will be pretty busy on a weekend (if it is nice out), so not sure about counting on having a grill available unless someone shows up early to camp one out or has one to bring.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: windawake on April 29, 2014, 11:47:24 AM
Awesome. So does 3pm work on the 17th for most everyone? A park sounds great to me. We could also just bring blankets, some snacks, and sit out by Lake of the Isles or something, if it's nice.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Russ on May 02, 2014, 03:47:37 PM
My friend's bday camping trip got moved from this weekend to the 17th because of the rain :-(

Looks like I'll be catching you all some other month
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on May 06, 2014, 10:26:32 AM
My friend's bday camping trip got moved from this weekend to the 17th because of the rain :-(

Looks like I'll be catching you all some other month

Bah! Bummer Russ.

Awesome. So does 3pm work on the 17th for most everyone? A park sounds great to me. We could also just bring blankets, some snacks, and sit out by Lake of the Isles or something, if it's nice.

Do you have a location in mind?  I'm not terribly familiar with the area.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Frugal Vegan Mom on May 06, 2014, 08:34:56 PM
Aw, I'd love to do a park/picnic meetup, especially since it's kid and pregnant lady friendly - but the 17th is Art-a-Whirl in NE, SO many fun free activities!  And it's my neighborhood so I'm extra invested!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: windawake on May 10, 2014, 09:00:39 AM
Aw man. Didn't realize that was Art-a-Whirl weekend, the 17th also happens to be the Linden Hills neighborhood garage sale where all the ritzy people have tons of new novels for sale for 50 cents. Should we choose a different day or weekend? Maybe a Friday evening so we don't conflict with all the summer events coming up?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on May 10, 2014, 09:05:32 AM
I vote yes! We have a new thing that night now, I wasn't sure if I could do both any more.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MountainMan on May 14, 2014, 10:16:14 PM
Sorry, I haven't checked in in a while. 

This Saturday is looking quite crowded for me.  I don't think I'd be able to make it.  If the meetup could be rescheduled, that'd be great -- if not, have fun everyone! :)
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: PindyStache on May 15, 2014, 08:53:49 AM
"Notify" button is your friend :)
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Peasant Foodie on June 01, 2014, 08:14:55 PM
Saying Hi!  I'm in the North part of St. Paul.  Anyone interested in table top games?  It's a great way to meet without spending much money.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on June 01, 2014, 08:49:41 PM
Saying Hi!  I'm in the North part of St. Paul.  Anyone interested in table top games?  It's a great way to meet without spending much money.

What table tops do you do? I was briefly into warmachine and have a half painted set.  Always up for a good game!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Peasant Foodie on June 03, 2014, 08:00:14 PM
Saying Hi!  I'm in the North part of St. Paul.  Anyone interested in table top games?  It's a great way to meet without spending much money.

What table tops do you do? I was briefly into warmachine and have a half painted set.  Always up for a good game!

More like Elder signs, some euro games.  Haven't painted minatures for a while - short on time!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: SalmonSlayer on June 12, 2014, 12:48:21 PM
Longtime reader of the blog, just joined the Forum a short time ago. I'm in the south west burbs.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cyanne on June 12, 2014, 03:17:06 PM
Have fun MN mustachians, wish I could make it but it is too far and I'm preggers so no drinks for me. Any east metro folks out there? We're in Lakeland.

I'm in the far east metro too-just a few miles south of you.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: malacca on June 17, 2014, 08:10:17 PM
I am in the SW burbs - Minnetonka / Eden Prairie. I am free most of the day (ironic isn't it).
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: SalmonSlayer on June 18, 2014, 10:15:48 AM
I grew up in Minnetonka, not a lot mustachianism going on when I was there. Congrats on FI in such a high COL area!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: malacca on June 18, 2014, 09:06:29 PM
Anyone for a meet up in the western suburbs?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Amosla on June 18, 2014, 09:58:12 PM
Have fun MN mustachians, wish I could make it but it is too far and I'm preggers so no drinks for me. Any east metro folks out there? We're in Lakeland.

I'm in the far east metro too-just a few miles south of you.

I'm glad to hear there are others in the East!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on June 19, 2014, 09:48:17 AM
Anybody score tickets to the free Imagine Dragons w/ Atmosphere concert?

I was clicking right at 10am when they came on sale.  No dice though, site was bogged down and I couldn't get through.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MountainMan on June 20, 2014, 12:27:55 PM
Same here, couldn't get through to the site to get the tickets. :(
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MountainMan on June 20, 2014, 12:28:38 PM
Anyone for a meet up in the western suburbs?

Sure, I'm in St. Louis Park.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Charlie on June 23, 2014, 11:37:14 AM
Hello Twin Cities Mustachians! I'm new to Mustachianism and very new to this forum. I live in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis. If there are any meetups being planned, I'd love to join in. Thanks!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on June 23, 2014, 12:20:14 PM
Same here, couldn't get through to the site to get the tickets. :(

I later learned that people with all-start game tickets got first dibs, then Imagine Dragons did a presale for their fan club, as well as how many were given to sponsors.  I feel there were very few that were actually available for us common folk.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: shellyrr on July 14, 2014, 06:08:49 PM
I just joined the forums.  I live in WBL and work in Lake Elmo.  I have three kids-- but can make some time on Thursdays if it is a regular meetup.  Speaking of kids, I feel guilty not giving them everything they want, even though I know it is anti-m.  I think it is because I can't spend the time with them so all I got is money.  I am trying to change my mindset to every time I spend money that is adding the time it takes to retirement.  They are 10, 5, and 2 so already missing out and not likely t be reitred until 7-9 years from now at my best estimation. Anyone else a mom and struggling here?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: rocketrex on July 15, 2014, 09:03:27 AM
Dang, I haven't checked this thread in a while and missed the first meet up.

I know summers are tough for people so lets do a weeknight meet up soon! Maybe happy hour time to save some cash? Say 4:30? It looks like we have people east and west. How about W.A. Frost in St. Paul. They have a nice patio and would be relatively quite compared to inside a bar/restaurant.

How about this Thursday the 17th? I can call and make reservations if they take them for the patio.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on July 15, 2014, 09:28:39 AM
Awww, I already have plans all this week.  Looks like a nice place though!  I'm more free in August, so will probably make any happy hours then.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Charlie on July 15, 2014, 09:44:48 AM
I could meet at W.A. Frost on Thursday, but I couldn't be there until probably 7 PM. Rocketrex, do you think you'd still be there at that time?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: rocketrex on July 15, 2014, 09:48:21 AM
I could meet at W.A. Frost on Thursday, but I couldn't be there until probably 7 PM. Rocketrex, do you think you'd still be there at that time?

I guess it depends on if others can do the earlier happy hour time.

Are there others out there that are flexible during the day? My preferred time would be during the day sometime but I assumed most people couldn't do that.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: malacca on July 15, 2014, 10:21:30 AM
I am available most of the day.

But I am on the west side - Minnetonka.

Isn't W.A. Frost expensive?

There is BOGO pizza deal at Pairings tonight (Tuesdays). They also have some happy hour drink specials.

The have great gourmet pizzas - about $12 (you would get two).

I am open to anything - but St Paul is a little too far.

Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: rocketrex on July 15, 2014, 12:23:54 PM
I am available most of the day.

But I am on the west side - Minnetonka.

Isn't W.A. Frost expensive?

There is BOGO pizza deal at Pairings tonight (Tuesdays). They also have some happy hour drink specials.

The have great gourmet pizzas - about $12 (you would get two).

I am open to anything - but St Paul is a little too far.


Isn't Pairings in Hopkins? I'd say that is definitely further away from the East siders than Grand Ave is from the West siders. No?

I've found that when planning gatherings like these with local groups, it is best to look at the cities as the 494/694 loop. This would put the "center" of the metro at about 94 and 280. So basically anything around that point will usually get the most attendance.

Tuesdays would work for me as well, so Tue or Thur.


Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: windawake on July 15, 2014, 02:09:48 PM
Thursday the 17th is Bike Night at the MIA. It's free, there's beer to be purchased and fun to be had. I'll be there. If anyone else is interested in going, let me know!

https://www.facebook.com/events/790319534351486/798944553488984/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: HayleSt0rm on July 15, 2014, 05:19:17 PM
Bike Night at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts sounds awesome. Would anyone else be able to make that, or are hearts set on WA Frost/Pairings ? My boyfriend and I would likely be able to make it around 6-7pm if we decided on this location. The others would be feasible too, this just seemed like the most mustachian, and central of the 3 locations.


This is my first post to Twin Cities Forum, but have been hoping for a meetup for a while!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: PindyStache on July 15, 2014, 07:35:03 PM
Shucks, I'm swamped with work this week :(
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MountainMan on July 16, 2014, 07:39:42 AM
Alas, my schedule is full this week (and next week).  The MIA sounds awesome though.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Charlie on July 16, 2014, 08:34:01 AM
Bike Night at MIA sounds great! I'm in.

I'll bike over from work, and will probably arrive at MIA between 6:15 and 6:30 tomorrow evening. Any ideas on how the mustachians can find and recognize each other? My bike is red with yellow fenders. I'm tall and have a beard (that probably doesn't help much). I can PM my phone number to whoever will be there.

Should be fun!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Frugal Vegan Mom on July 17, 2014, 10:17:49 AM
Bike night sounds awesome, but I have a meeting tonight.  I'd be up for a meetup at a park sometime, especially if kids are welcome...  was just looking at this site the other day:  http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com/  so many nights of free music!

Also hi to the new people - I live in NE Mpls and have a 3 1/2 year old with another one the way in ...  12 weeks?

@Shelly - that is really tough about working, especially with the little one.  Don't suppose there is any scenario where you could take a couple years off?  I get all kinds of shit (from my family mostly) about not "using my degree" (engineering), but I'm much happier being broke and staying at home.  I watch other people's kids for extra cash, it's actually pretty good money and SO nice for the kids to play with each other, I'd say it is usually easier than just staying home with my own alone. 
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: rocketrex on July 17, 2014, 10:49:56 AM
What if I don't have a bike? Can I still come to MIA?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Charlie on July 17, 2014, 10:57:25 AM
What if I don't have a bike? Can I still come to MIA?

Yup, and you should! It sounds like there are a few of us going. I'll send you a message with my phone number.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: windawake on July 17, 2014, 01:45:33 PM
What if I don't have a bike? Can I still come to MIA?

Definitely. I went to the bike event last year and it's not like people are riding their bikes around. Bikes get piled off to the side and people mingle. I'll be arriving on foot with my dog. See you there!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: HayleSt0rm on July 17, 2014, 02:14:42 PM
Glad a crew is able to meet! We should be there around 6:45-7:00pm.  Exited to meet some fellow mustachians (and aspiring mustachians)!

Frugal Vegan Mom - we've been to a couple movies/music in the park nights this summer. They are a great time, and quite popular! Picnic baskets, dogs and kids are the most common accessories among participants :)
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: malacca on August 23, 2014, 07:52:19 PM
Come on - no one in the Western burbs for a meet up? I messages a few people but no response.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MountainMan on August 24, 2014, 01:25:32 PM
Replied to your private message.  Sorry about the delay.  I pretty much never check this forum -- too much on my plate.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: 2WheelsBeats4 on August 24, 2014, 02:51:12 PM
I'm Western Burbs and can meet with a group.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on September 22, 2014, 06:13:27 PM
Any interest in a meetup sometime soonish?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on September 22, 2014, 07:49:54 PM
I'm game.  I'm out of town like half of October though.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on September 22, 2014, 09:00:42 PM
I'd be interested as well, but I am also gone for most of October.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: jda1984 on September 23, 2014, 11:57:52 AM
I'd be interested as well.  My brother reads MMM, but I don't think he's on the boards.  I'll invite him too when we have a date set.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on September 23, 2014, 02:04:07 PM
Any ideas? How did the Minnahaha Falls meetup go? I would be keen to meet there if there is interest? 
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: malacca on October 03, 2014, 08:47:28 AM
Are we all losers in the Western suburbs? We can't seem to get together.

Anyone for a meet up?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on October 04, 2014, 04:05:55 PM
Let me point out Gasthof's Oktoberfest is still going on.  You can bring your own mug, and it's good beer!  We could meet for a beverage!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on October 07, 2014, 12:26:53 PM
I live not too far away from Gasthof's so would be game. This weekend is a little tight for me, would Sunday work?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on October 07, 2014, 12:30:45 PM
I'm out of town now, lol. For a few weeks. But really, we could do Mustache Brewery Tour. They're all free- summit, surly, steel toe, etc etc.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on October 07, 2014, 12:31:44 PM
I'm out of town now, lol. For a few weeks. But really, we could do Mustache Brewery Tour. They're all free- summit, surly, steel toe, etc etc.

I'm game! I'll be busy for the next two weekends, but am available afterwards.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on October 07, 2014, 12:37:06 PM
Excellent! End of October / beginning of November then. Anyone else game?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on October 07, 2014, 12:38:33 PM
I'm out of town now, lol. For a few weeks. But really, we could do Mustache Brewery Tour. They're all free- summit, surly, steel toe, etc etc.

Just a heads up though, there already is a Mustache Brewing Company, they are located in NY. I would hate for anyone looking to join us to somehow wind up in the wrong state :-).
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Bearded Apprentice on October 19, 2014, 09:18:44 AM
Been reading up to get caught up on the blog for the past month and just joined the forum today. Very interested in meeting up if the group gets together again. Live in the Robbinsdale area near Victory Memorial Pkwy currently until I find a house significantly closer to my work and can get rid of a vehicle.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on October 19, 2014, 12:32:42 PM
Excellent! End of October / beginning of November then. Anyone else game?

I'm game! After this week is over my schedule should open up.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on October 20, 2014, 08:21:56 AM
Preferences for a Saturday or a Sunday?  We could shoot for Nov 8 or Nov 9 to give a bit more time for folks to plan.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on October 20, 2014, 08:23:10 AM
Preferences for a Saturday or a Sunday?  We could shoot for Nov 8 or Nov 9 to give a bit more time for folks to plan.

I would prefer the 9th, a friend of mine is hosting a donut crawl and I'm still debating whether or not to join in.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on October 20, 2014, 08:50:47 AM
Cool, Sunday works for me.  Anyone else want to weigh in?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on October 20, 2014, 03:34:43 PM
same.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on October 21, 2014, 11:28:56 AM
Depending on whether would anyone object to Minnehaha Falls?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on October 21, 2014, 12:14:39 PM
Mild objection on the part where that's not a brewery.  But, sure.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on October 21, 2014, 12:15:58 PM
Mild objection on the part where that's not a brewery.  But, sure.

Lake Harriet Brewery isn't too far away and Flat Earth is about 5 miles from there....
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on October 21, 2014, 12:22:06 PM
Mild objection on the part where that's not a brewery.  But, sure.

Haha

Lake Harriet Brewery isn't too far away and Flat Earth is about 5 miles from there....

Harriet would be a good option, Flat Earth is getting out of most peoples way from the little I know of where they live.  Northbound could be another good option.

The plus about the park would be I can bring my dog, but some breweries I can bring my dog as well if we sit outside (not required if it's really cold).
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on October 21, 2014, 12:25:13 PM
Lake Harriet does have outside seating, but I haven't really been there past September so it would just depend on the weather.

For Flat Earth, I don't know if they would object to your dog. FEB's owner has two or three retrievers that I've seen lounging in the Tap Room, though they are hunting dogs and so extremely disciplined, if I recall they would sit to the side and only come to someone if they were summoned, I personally loved it because I got to play with some amazing dogs while sampling their brews. Of course, they might be skiddish about another dog coming in, so my guess is that he won't be allowed entrance :-(.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on October 21, 2014, 12:25:45 PM
Northbound is highly dog-friendly (the outside, at least).  I haven't been to Harriet or Flat Earth yet.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on October 23, 2014, 03:46:35 PM
Northbound is highly dog-friendly (the outside, at least).  I haven't been to Harriet or Flat Earth yet.

Nice, would definitely be game for Northbound as I haven't been there.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Transcensionist on October 24, 2014, 09:42:11 AM
Just starting to read MMM and trying to get my finances in order. I'm in Woodbury and am interested in these meetups! (Thanks Cromacster for pointing me here, randomly connected with him through the forums earlier this morning.)
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on October 24, 2014, 10:56:48 AM
So for a recap, we've discussed an upcoming meetup:

Sunday, November 9, 2014
Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub
2716 E 38th St
Minneapolis, MN 55406

With dog-friendly outdoor picnic table seating.

If you're driving / biking, this is near 38th Street and Hiawatha (55) in south Minneapolis.
If you're taking the light-rail or bus, it's a block or two west on the Blue Line at 38th Street Station, which the 22, 23, 14 routes all stop at.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: DDrake on October 24, 2014, 02:50:05 PM
Hi all,

What time are you thinking at north bound?

Dan
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on October 24, 2014, 03:30:06 PM
Happy hour is 3 - 6 pm, so I'd say 5 or 5:30. 
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: BriarRose111 on October 24, 2014, 05:32:16 PM
Just starting to read MMM and trying to get my finances in order. I'm in Woodbury and am interested in these meetups! (Thanks Cromacster for pointing me here, randomly connected with him through the forums earlier this morning.)

Samg - I am new to the MMM blog too, and am nearby you in River Falls.  I can't make the 9th as I'm out of town, but maybe next time.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Amosla on October 29, 2014, 12:21:31 PM
Just starting to read MMM and trying to get my finances in order. I'm in Woodbury and am interested in these meetups! (Thanks Cromacster for pointing me here, randomly connected with him through the forums earlier this morning.)

Samg - I am new to the MMM blog too, and am nearby you in River Falls.  I can't make the 9th as I'm out of town, but maybe next time.

Welcome Washington Co/Western WI folks. Feels good to not be alone. We won't be at the 9th meet-up too, drove to St. Paul (Snelling) the other day and that felt like too much.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: YeahNo on October 29, 2014, 11:20:15 PM
Wow, looks like a good amount of East siders here. I'm in Oakdale. Anyone else already FIRE? I've been for about a year now.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MJB MPLS on October 30, 2014, 09:51:40 AM
count me in - Northbound is a great spot (hopefully it's not as busy as usual for a weekend afternoon!)
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: jda1984 on October 31, 2014, 03:56:30 PM
Sounds good.  I'll try to make it next Sunday as well.  Thanks for organizing it tariskat.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Monkey stache on November 06, 2014, 12:50:23 PM
That's not far from me and I'm free on Sunday! Can't wait to meet everyone. How will we know who to look for?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on November 06, 2014, 01:17:20 PM
Hmm. Good question.  I will be the mid-20s chick wearing a mostly white baseball cap (it's got a gray and black shield-looking design on the front but I think is mostly white).  If it's reasonable outside, I will request an entire picnic table outside, but it's predicted to be 37 degrees on Sunday.  Otherwise I'll get a biggish table for like 6.

I will be there at 5 pm, unless 5:30 or 6 will be better? Someone else please weigh in.

Me, Cromacster, MgoSam, Monkey stache, mjbaker8, jda1984, Trash is my treasure, maybe Transcensionist? 
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: DDrake on November 06, 2014, 01:32:55 PM
I am probably not going to make it.  Out of town this weekend :(   

Next time I am going to do my best.... 

Dan
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on November 06, 2014, 01:33:51 PM
So for a recap, we've discussed an upcoming meetup:

Sunday, November 9, 2014
Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub
2716 E 38th St
Minneapolis, MN 55406

With dog-friendly outdoor picnic table seating.

If you're driving / biking, this is near 38th Street and Hiawatha (55) in south Minneapolis.
If you're taking the light-rail or bus, it's a block or two west on the Blue Line at 38th Street Station, which the 22, 23, 14 routes all stop at.

5pm would work better for me.  No need to be dog friendly if it is cold out, sit inside :).  Thank you for organizing Tariskat.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on November 06, 2014, 01:37:41 PM
Side Note:

If you are looking for a fun, free event and are into high end coffee drinks...  The Big Central Barista Championship is this weekend.  Hosted all weekend at Uppercut Gym in Northeast, right near indeed brewery.  It's a competition, but there are also free coffee drinks to be had.

http://uscoffeechampionships.org/participate/participate-big-central/ (http://uscoffeechampionships.org/participate/participate-big-central/)
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Frugal Vegan Mom on November 06, 2014, 01:51:18 PM
Well, damn, I'm supposed to be getting notifications for this thread and they stopped coming...

Anyway, this sounds like a great meetup, and my Sunday afternoons are usually boring but we happen to have plans this week...  hopefully next time, glad to see people are still organizing  =). 
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on November 06, 2014, 01:57:13 PM
Side Note:

If you are looking for a fun, free event and are into high end coffee drinks...  The Big Central Barista Championship is this weekend.  Hosted all weekend at Uppercut Gym in Northeast, right near indeed brewery.  It's a competition, but there are also free coffee drinks to be had.

http://uscoffeechampionships.org/participate/participate-big-central/ (http://uscoffeechampionships.org/participate/participate-big-central/)

Augh! That's why they're closed!  I box there, lol.  Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Charlie on November 07, 2014, 07:22:24 AM
I was signed up to get notifications on this thread, too, but didn't for some reason. Anyway, I just saw this, and would love to tag along on Sunday if it's OK. I'll plan on being at Northbound on Sunday at 5 PM.

Charlie
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: malacca on November 07, 2014, 08:00:59 AM
Crapola. I am off to Phoenix & San Diego tomorrow ($89 Southwest one way - includes 2 bags).

Really wanted to go to a meet up.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on November 07, 2014, 08:02:14 AM
Happy to have you, Charlie!

Malacca, next time ;)  Have a great time in the warmth.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: SpreadsheetMonkey on November 07, 2014, 09:33:57 AM
I'm new to the forum but have been reading mmm for a few months. Can you fit 2 more in? My wife and I would like to join.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on November 07, 2014, 10:06:38 AM
Of course!  I'm not sure if they take reservations, but if they do I'll nab a place for 8.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: jda1984 on November 08, 2014, 05:51:19 PM
My wife is on bed rest with our third.  Are two little munchkins welcome?  Also, my brother is interested, but is probably only about a 50% probability.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on November 08, 2014, 07:30:47 PM
Everyone is welcome :-)
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on November 09, 2014, 01:59:22 PM
They don't take reservations as it turns out, but the dude this morning said chances were reasonable since there's no football games or similar omg-bar nights going on.  I'll try to get there a few minutes early and get our name on the list.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on November 09, 2014, 08:02:09 PM
Sorry I ended up not being able to make it.  I returned to town later than expected.  Hope you guys had a good time!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Charlie on November 12, 2014, 10:25:57 AM
I'm afraid something came up for me, and I wasn't able to make it either. I hope people had fun!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on November 12, 2014, 10:35:26 AM
It was a pretty good turnout, I think - 4 of the forum-goers plus myself, and four non-forum folks.

Thanks to everyone able to make it!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: fidgiegirl on November 28, 2014, 02:44:13 PM
Was this ever a go?  Would like to resurrect the idea.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Transcensionist on November 29, 2014, 09:38:15 PM
Yeah, see the few previous posts. I went but arrived very late. Talked to a couple fellow mustachians briefly then joined one to watch Walking Dead at another joint with her friends.

Just confirming it was a go last round. I'd be up for trying at more of an appearance next time.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Kris on January 08, 2015, 07:57:25 PM
Hey, everyone... Just checking in and following this post. Would love to get a regular meetup scheduled.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on January 08, 2015, 08:19:38 PM
You should plan one!  Past meetups were at the Minnehaha Dog Park, Merlin's Roost or Rest or something, and Northbound.  Pick a joint and set a date :)
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: full_fire on January 17, 2015, 09:29:40 PM
This is the closest meet-up that I would be able to attend and unfortunately my mustachian ways prevent me from getting there. I went car-less a year ago and now only means of transportation is walking, biking, and city bus.

If anyone goes and is swinging through Eau Claire, WI..a large 27 year old man with FI/RE is willing to split gas :)
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Aila Jade on February 07, 2015, 07:23:08 PM
Hello!
My first post on the forum. I'm trying to think of a place for a meet-up in the Twin Cities in the middle of winter, but not coming up with anything. So, just wanted to say I'd be interested in joining. In the spring/summer, I'd be happy to organize something. I just hate winter. Hubby and I fell into the making more/spending more trap after being so poor in grad school while living in NYC. Last year we got our heads back on, started following MMM and just completed our year with a 61% savings rate.  It's good to be back on track.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: DDrake on March 26, 2015, 11:06:47 AM
Question of the day to the Mustachians of the Twin Cities.

Do any of you have any suggestions on where I can borrow bike tools?   My bike is long overdue for an overhaul, but I am not particularly interested in buying the tools applicable to my $75 bike.  I am looking for in particular a crank puller, not sure what its called, but my pedals are held on by a nut with 4 round holes so that  Peg Spanner, lock ring spanner, and the thin wrenches to disassemble and reassemble my hubs. 

Thanks in advance!
Dan
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on March 26, 2015, 02:56:43 PM
I would try Freewheel Bike.  They have space and tools and you can just go do stuff.  I haven't used them personally.

http://freewheelbike.com/articles/rental-repair-shop-pg320.htm
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: windawake on March 27, 2015, 11:15:37 AM
I know many who use Spokes: http://spokesconnect.org/

According to their website: SPOKES offers open shop hours where anyone can use our bike repair tools.  Our mechanics and fantastic volunteers will help anyone learn how to fix their own bike.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on April 14, 2015, 01:58:40 PM
I know many who use Spokes: http://spokesconnect.org/

According to their website: SPOKES offers open shop hours where anyone can use our bike repair tools.  Our mechanics and fantastic volunteers will help anyone learn how to fix their own bike.

That's really close to my office, I have some stupidish questions about biking and doing things on my bike that I would love to get answered. Do I just show up there during their hours with my bike?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: KingZ on April 18, 2015, 01:32:41 PM
I know many who use Spokes: http://spokesconnect.org/

According to their website: SPOKES offers open shop hours where anyone can use our bike repair tools.  Our mechanics and fantastic volunteers will help anyone learn how to fix their own bike.

Wednesday 5-9pm, Saturday 1-5pm open shop.  $9 donation suggested and great new and used parts available with mechanics to help.  Great idea to promote biking in community...
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: RedefinedHappiness on April 18, 2015, 02:48:11 PM
Hi all. I'm relatively new to forum and live in twin cities. Hope to be able to meet some of you at a future get together.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: DDrake on April 20, 2015, 10:19:58 AM
Great tips on the bike shops that have open hours.  Another thing I never would have figured out if it weren't for these forums. 

Thanks All!
Dan

Side note, any ideas on how we could better share resources/skills?   Perhaps a google sheet or something else simple.   Any one interested in that? 
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: TheRabbit on May 16, 2015, 09:41:17 AM
Just wanted to say "hi" and that we should do a meet up again soon now that the weather is nice!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on May 17, 2015, 12:21:26 PM
I'm game, do you have any ideas as to when and would you like to organize it?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on May 17, 2015, 12:49:04 PM
I'll toss out Chatterbox or Du Nord.  They have games.

Want to take point, Rabbit?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: trailperson on May 17, 2015, 06:06:33 PM
Hello Minnesotans. Posting to follow the thread.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: ROY2007 on May 18, 2015, 02:20:37 PM
Posting to follow as well. Live just across the river in Hudson, WI.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: fidgiegirl on May 18, 2015, 07:04:13 PM

Side note, any ideas on how we could better share resources/skills?   Perhaps a google sheet or something else simple.   Any one interested in that?

I just noticed this post, Dan.  Can you say more about what you mean?  Possibly interested!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: DDrake on May 19, 2015, 10:00:00 AM
Well just for example,

I am a CPA and I have a small tax practice, I would happily give advice or do tax returns business and personal on trade for all sorts of things.    Right now, I would love to trade services with a lawyer to look for he purchase agreement on my house. 

I would do a return or a few returns for some one to help me set tile in my bathroom, cut down a tree in my yard, or what ever else some one has to trade.  I also have various fancy yard equipment (gas trimmer, pressure washer, snow blower)  I have acquired for free and fixed up, although I am selling my house, so I will need to find a new home for these types of things.   I think I do a pretty good job not owning things, but I still end up with stuff that gets used rarely,  I am sure that is the case with almost every one here.

Other skills I have, I can do rudimentary bike repairs and am more than happy to work through complicated ones with any one wanting a partner or some one to bounce ideas off of in the project. 

I can diagnose and fix most small engines problems. 

I do not own very many specialized tools, but I have a lot of general things to a considerate and caring borrower.

I have an extra bike that I use for guests a week or two a year that could easily be used for other peoples guests.   

Those are some examples, I am sure there are more but that is a rough cut of the idea any way.

Cheers,
Dan
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: asiljoy on May 19, 2015, 11:07:50 AM
I'm game. Du Nord is a great place to meet up too.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: laughing_paddler on May 19, 2015, 07:35:03 PM
So glad to post for the first time here, I've been a reader since last September, and finally joined the forum- mostly to see about meeting some mustachians in St.Paul (east-side!) or Mpls if I can swing it. I see you've got a crew here, so let me say Hello.
-Stefan

And as for this:

... or what ever else some one has to trade.


I happen to know a fair bit about (home-scale) landscaping with MN native plants (native plants are quite mustachian) and might often have seedlings or volunteer plants to give to or trade with forum fellows.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: fidgiegirl on May 19, 2015, 08:18:57 PM
Nice idea.  Maybe we could simply do it right here?  Like you just did.  :)
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: SpiritMark on May 20, 2015, 11:59:33 AM
Hello All.  I'm down for a meetup too!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: asiljoy on May 21, 2015, 07:59:38 AM
So glad to post for the first time here, I've been a reader since last September, and finally joined the forum- mostly to see about meeting some mustachians in St.Paul (east-side!) or Mpls if I can swing it. I see you've got a crew here, so let me say Hello.
-Stefan

And as for this:

... or what ever else some one has to trade.


I happen to know a fair bit about (home-scale) landscaping with MN native plants (native plants are quite mustachian) and might often have seedlings or volunteer plants to give to or trade with forum fellows.

Oooooo. I've got my townhome association looking into going back to native plants after seeing that they spent a ridiculous sum of money on high maintenance plants with little purpose in mind (like protect against erosion/provide shade/etc.) Would be interested in chatting if they ever do get a meet-up going!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: taylor044 on May 22, 2015, 08:38:06 AM
Hello all, I'm in for a meetup!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: jakluesn on May 22, 2015, 09:31:30 AM
Hi all,

I am a new reader and live in the Minneapolis area. Under 30 and I am applying to accelerated nursing schools. I know, taking on debt is not very mustachian, but I am extremely excited about it. Would absolutely be willing to meetup and learn from you. From what I can tell Mustashians seem to have a knack for teaching as well!

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

Jack
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: nhermanson on May 25, 2015, 09:09:50 AM
This is my first post on here so please be kind.  I used to post under a shared alias with my wife, but figured that I/we could gain more knowledge and insight by having our own aliases. 
 
In any case, DDrake, Your tagline is awesome!  You have to love some Dick Enrico. 

I'm going to go out on a limb here and propose a few dates, times, and locations.  We may even offer up our home/backyard as a meeting place if we could have good weather for a bonfire.  I figure that if you are on this forum, odds are pretty good that you are a safe & sane person, but either way, it might be good if we chatted for 1-3 minutes on the phone first to be sure! :)  And, it is certainly more Mustachian to drink the same beer out of a bottle/can @ 1/4 the price of one in a bar!  Either way though, we are excited to get together with some cool people! 

Here is a link to a Doodle I just created.  http://doodle.com/3ifuded6m8f4y22r (http://doodle.com/3ifuded6m8f4y22r)  Please feel free to confirm any dates and locations that work for you!  If you can make all four but have a preference, please feel free to comment on this board! 

I am really looking forward to learning and sharing with all of you, and just meeting more people that have similar views. 
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on May 25, 2015, 10:18:03 AM
eep, what a bummer.  I'm out of town or at a wedding for 3 of those days.  Thanks for putting that together, nhermanson!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: nhermanson on May 25, 2015, 12:14:48 PM
tariskat, what about the 4th day? :)

Either way, I hope to grow and build this community's interaction.

Nate
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on May 25, 2015, 12:27:04 PM
I answered 'yes'

:-)
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: nhermanson on May 25, 2015, 08:12:27 PM
So far we have 4 people (plus my wife and I) that have responded. Unfortunately, no one so far can make the same date. If we can get a lot more responses, I would be happy to do all four dates.

I hope everyone had a happy Memorial Day, and those of us that are not FIRE enjoy the jobs/careers we go back to tomorrow. :)

Here's the doodle link again in case you missed it earlier: http://http://doodle.com/3ifuded6m8f4y22r
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Embok on May 25, 2015, 09:43:53 PM
I'm from the Twin Cities and visit 3 or 4 times a year (can & do work remotely - have my own small law firm).  Would love to join for a meetup but won't back back in Minnesota til early September.  But if there's interest then, I'd be in.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: KMMK on May 26, 2015, 05:08:40 AM
Following just in case I'm down from Winnipeg at the right time.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: BriarRose111 on May 28, 2015, 06:03:48 AM
Added my name to 07/25 - but might not be able to make it if my brother is in town over that timeframe.  Some of the earliers dates might work out for me except for 06/27 - but I won't know until closer to the dates.   Be great to meet some fellow mustachians! :-)
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: nhermanson on June 01, 2015, 05:21:48 AM
So far our house on July 25th is the winner.  I want everyone that responds to have a chance to get together, so as of now, we will plan on doing all four dates!  If your circumstances change, please feel free to update the Doodle.  http://doodle.com/3ifuded6m8f4y22r (http://doodle.com/3ifuded6m8f4y22r)

Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Gretamom on June 04, 2015, 01:29:48 AM
Hi Everyone!
I'm fairly new to this forum, but not the lifestyle. My husband and I (+ 3 kids) live in WI about an 1 and 20 minutes from the twin cities. We get over to the Cities fairly often. I'm thinking that this is the closest group to us. We might be available for the July 25th date for a meet up.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: nhermanson on June 06, 2015, 06:53:01 PM
Hello again everyone.  We are quickly approaching our first suggested meet-up.  Seeing that we have 3, 2, 3 and 5 people that can make it to the four options listed (other than my wife and I), I wanted to one more time ask folks to update their selections if any other weekends have now become available. 

Shannon and I will go to each and every session as long as at least one person shows up because we think it's always good to expand our network with like-minded people! :)  That being said, we would like it to be as impactful as possible.

Anyone else that is following and hasn't responded yet, you should do so too!

Here's the link: http://doodle.com/3ifuded6m8f4y22r (http://doodle.com/3ifuded6m8f4y22r)

Also, feel free to add me on facebook: Nate Hermanson.  And should you need it the night of, my cell is 651-270-6330.

Looking forward to it!

Nate
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: nhermanson on June 13, 2015, 04:11:35 PM
So... Are we on tonight? We would rather not drive or bike over to mpls if we do not have confirmation from anyone other than via the doodle. Please respond here, email me at Nathan.hermanson@gmail.com or call 651-270-6330 to confirm.

Thanks
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: nhermanson on June 13, 2015, 04:55:41 PM
One confirmed no, 0 confirmed yes's so far. I'm going to bike to work tonight instead. I think MMM will approve as I am working towards a bonus that would help us take care of our hair on fire debt emergency. Please come join us at one of the next three sessions. Why don't I be proactive and start to see who can confirm for next weekend?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on June 15, 2015, 01:30:00 PM
I have updated some dates on Doodle. Wouldn't mind hanging out with people in any of the available nights, even if a majority isn't available. The way I see it, the more mustachians I know locally, the better.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: nhermanson on June 15, 2015, 02:23:26 PM
Awesome!  We are confirmed for this Saturday @ Stout's Pub.  It is near our house so we will bike as long as one person shows up!  Looking forward to it.  See all of you soon.

Again, 651-270-6330 or Nathan.hermanson@gmail.com if you need to reach me.  Otherwise, I'm the tall gangly one, and my wife will be the best looking woman in the joint.  She's also pregnant :) 
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on June 17, 2015, 12:50:04 PM
I'm going to be there on Saturday, just put it down on my calendar. I won't be making any other plans for this evening so will be slightly ticked off if no one else is there.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: asiljoy on June 17, 2015, 01:49:04 PM
My parents are in town this weekend, so I won't be able to make it, but I'm interested in future meetups!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: nhermanson on June 18, 2015, 05:05:54 AM
Looking forward to it MgoSam.  It will at least be you, my wife, and me! :) But I'm optimistic that others will show too!  Like I said, it's right by our house, so we will be biking there no matter what!  (Well, unless it's raining, but we will be there no matter what.)
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: laughing_paddler on June 18, 2015, 08:13:11 AM
out of town this weekend, but still looking forward to a future gathering, thanks for setting these up nhermanson!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on June 18, 2015, 08:47:14 AM
nhermanson, I pmed you my number.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on June 18, 2015, 08:49:41 AM
Sadly, I won't be able to make this one.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: tariskat on June 18, 2015, 01:14:34 PM
I can't make this one either :(  This was the only one I was going to be able to do, too.  Bummer dudes.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: nhermanson on June 20, 2015, 09:24:31 AM
See you tonight @ 7! :)  Again, 651-270-6330, and my wife and I look like this...

https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10996081_807036626208_2584976111691518371_n.jpg?oh=c6a959c64b4544f20bb321d16b290e76&oe=56327EB8 (https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10996081_807036626208_2584976111691518371_n.jpg?oh=c6a959c64b4544f20bb321d16b290e76&oe=56327EB8)
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: nhermanson on June 27, 2015, 07:14:27 AM
We had an awesome time last weekend @ Stout's Pub with Mgosam and Billie G!  Who is coming tonight to Amsterdam?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: nhermanson on June 27, 2015, 03:56:43 PM
Hey everybody!  We are heading down a little before 7.  If... anyone... can make it?  Call or text Nate @ 651-270-6330 to confirm!

Thanks
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: laughing_paddler on June 27, 2015, 05:15:28 PM
Looks like I'll be able to swing it. See you later!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: laughing_paddler on July 02, 2015, 09:15:46 AM
Just a quick note to followers of this thread that I may have convinced nhermanson and shermanson to consider moving the start of July meet-up UP a few hours so those of us with mini-mustachians can come and join in as a family (instead of leaving someone at home or getting a sitter).

Stay tuned for actual timing, but we were discussing somewhere in the 5 or 5:30 range (right nhermanson?).

Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: asiljoy on July 02, 2015, 10:08:38 AM
Just a quick note to followers of this thread that I may have convinced nhermanson and shermanson to consider moving the start of July meet-up UP a few hours so those of us with mini-mustachians can come and join in as a family (instead of leaving someone at home or getting a sitter).

Stay tuned for actual timing, but we were discussing somewhere in the 5 or 5:30 range (right nhermanson?).

This would make it considerably easier for us to come as our little one is usually in bed by 8.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: nhermanson on July 02, 2015, 05:21:36 PM
For sure!  We will move up to 5:00, or maybe even 3:00?  Then we could do yard games?  Maybe grill out?  If folks are interested, please bring stuff to grill and or drink!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on July 10, 2015, 10:56:07 AM
3 pm start time you say? Looks like I'll need to pace myself, just kidding.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: asiljoy on July 10, 2015, 11:40:01 AM
What days are these meet ups again?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Gretamom on July 10, 2015, 03:06:15 PM
This is my first post on here so please be kind.  I used to post under a shared alias with my wife, but figured that I/we could gain more knowledge and insight by having our own aliases. 
 
In any case, DDrake, Your tagline is awesome!  You have to love some Dick Enrico. 

I'm going to go out on a limb here and propose a few dates, times, and locations.  We may even offer up our home/backyard as a meeting place if we could have good weather for a bonfire.  I figure that if you are on this forum, odds are pretty good that you are a safe & sane person, but either way, it might be good if we chatted for 1-3 minutes on the phone first to be sure! :)  And, it is certainly more Mustachian to drink the same beer out of a bottle/can @ 1/4 the price of one in a bar!  Either way though, we are excited to get together with some cool people! 

Here is a link to a Doodle I just created.  http://doodle.com/3ifuded6m8f4y22r (http://doodle.com/3ifuded6m8f4y22r)  Please feel free to confirm any dates and locations that work for you!  If you can make all four but have a preference, please feel free to comment on this board! 

I am really looking forward to learning and sharing with all of you, and just meeting more people that have similar views.

The link above on doodle.com should take you to all the info.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: asiljoy on July 23, 2015, 06:31:46 AM
This is my first post on here so please be kind.  I used to post under a shared alias with my wife, but figured that I/we could gain more knowledge and insight by having our own aliases. 
 
In any case, DDrake, Your tagline is awesome!  You have to love some Dick Enrico. 

I'm going to go out on a limb here and propose a few dates, times, and locations.  We may even offer up our home/backyard as a meeting place if we could have good weather for a bonfire.  I figure that if you are on this forum, odds are pretty good that you are a safe & sane person, but either way, it might be good if we chatted for 1-3 minutes on the phone first to be sure! :)  And, it is certainly more Mustachian to drink the same beer out of a bottle/can @ 1/4 the price of one in a bar!  Either way though, we are excited to get together with some cool people! 

Here is a link to a Doodle I just created.  http://doodle.com/3ifuded6m8f4y22r (http://doodle.com/3ifuded6m8f4y22r)  Please feel free to confirm any dates and locations that work for you!  If you can make all four but have a preference, please feel free to comment on this board! 

I am really looking forward to learning and sharing with all of you, and just meeting more people that have similar views.

The link above on doodle.com should take you to all the info.
thank you!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Gretamom on July 23, 2015, 06:12:25 PM
So excited to meet up with everyone! We are planning on being there for sure on Saturday. I'm bring my husband and our three kiddos ages 13, 9, and 7 (turns 8 July 31).
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on July 24, 2015, 05:59:40 AM
I am up in the air for the meetup tomorrow.  My fence broke recently and saturday afternoon will be spent fixing it.  If everything goes well I will be able to make the tail end of it.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: ROY2007 on July 24, 2015, 10:26:40 AM
I can't make it tomorrow, but it sounds like fun! Hope to get more events organized in the future.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Monkey stache on July 24, 2015, 12:41:02 PM
Just found out about this meetup! Is it too late to join?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: nhermanson on July 24, 2015, 02:42:16 PM
@ Monkey stache: It's never too late! 

If I failed to mention, let's do this Mustachian style...

Feel free to bring something to grill, drink, snacks, etc.  We are just covering the hospitality, some yard games and propane :)

We are closing on our second house next Friday, so we do not have any spare cash! :)

Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Monkey stache on July 24, 2015, 02:44:29 PM
Thanks! Could you PM me the address?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: onemorebike on July 24, 2015, 02:45:43 PM
I'm late to the party but would considering coming by if I knew where it was?
Just a quick note to followers of this thread that I may have convinced nhermanson and shermanson to consider moving the start of July meet-up UP a few hours so those of us with mini-mustachians can come and join in as a family (instead of leaving someone at home or getting a sitter).

Stay tuned for actual timing, but we were discussing somewhere in the 5 or 5:30 range (right nhermanson?).

@ Monkey stache: It's never too late! 

If I failed to mention, let's do this Mustachian style...

Feel free to bring something to grill, drink, snacks, etc.  We are just covering the hospitality, some yard games and propane :)

We are closing on our second house next Friday, so we do not have any spare cash! :)
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: nhermanson on July 25, 2015, 09:01:33 AM
Hello fellow Mustachians!  The day is upon us.  We look forward to seeing many of you at our humble abode this evening.  Shannon has a baby shower this afternoon, so we will be even less likely to be sucka consumers for our new baby, because other people are doing that for us! 

Let's start @ 5:00 as she should be home by then. 

The address is
873 Idaho Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN 55117

Sometimes Google Maps/MapQuest/other navigation systems take you to a different Idaho Avenue that is roughly 1 mile away.  Please make sure that the end destination is right off of Victoria street. 

Here is the correct Google Maps link:

https://goo.gl/maps/XaZ6X

Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: laughing_paddler on July 25, 2015, 07:09:19 PM
Hats off to the Hermansons for their hospitality this evening! It was fun to see you again and meet some more local Mustachians. Cheers!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Gretamom on July 28, 2015, 06:43:28 PM
Thank you Nate & Shannon for hosting the Twin Cities Meet up. We had lots of fun! We hope to meet up again in the future. It was great to meet everyone.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: asiljoy on July 29, 2015, 09:54:39 AM
Thanks to Nate for organizing all these. They really are an awesome idea and I apologize for bailing. My only excuse is that I had the opportunity to do nothing/sleep, and while that sounds super lame, it's something my toddler doesn't let me do a lot/ever and it was glorious.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vh1YvTLNJTY/VOFXQJwc37I/AAAAAAAAqso/nwJA7IKF71U/s1600/q.jpg)
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Embok on August 19, 2015, 09:57:25 PM
Posting to follow.  Live in Southern California but have deep family roots and spend extended visits in Minneapolis and the region.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Infinite Monkeys on September 04, 2015, 06:31:45 AM
Hi All!  Just moved (back) to Minneapolis, partly because of its mustachianness.  Any meetups coming up? 

Very likely too short notice for most, but Merlin's Rest has free Irish music Fridays, theoretically at dusk, but in fact when the musicians become sufficiently lubricated, my guess around 9-10pm.  Late for many, but very mustachian. Warning.  Some nights there seems to be a bagpipe.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on September 15, 2015, 12:58:17 PM
I would be open for having a meetup soonish. Merlin's Rest works, or how about Lake Harriet Brewery? I'm down for wherever, it just depends on the time and date.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MJB MPLS on November 03, 2015, 10:43:06 AM
Wondering if any of my fearless TC mustachians is up for a gathering later this month? Uptown seems pretty centrally located - maybe Herkimer off of Lyndale? Feel free to email me.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on November 03, 2015, 10:54:21 AM
Depends on the day, my November is fairly busy, mostly due to Thanksgiving. I know that all of my Saturdays with the possible exception of the 28th. If this stands, I would be open to meeting that night.

Also the 20th (Friday) might work for me.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Frugal Vegan Mom on November 03, 2015, 02:40:22 PM
Yes!  But unfortunately my ex husband's schedule is variable so need to play it by ear due to child care needs. 
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: catybird on November 04, 2015, 05:30:21 PM
Hi everyone! I'm a brand-spankin' new Mustachian. I'm near the University of Minnesota, and I'm available for a meet-up Thursday-Sunday nights. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

Cate
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: sea on November 06, 2015, 08:30:41 AM
I'm new to the forum too and would love to meet some Mustachians. 
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: humbleMouse on November 06, 2015, 08:48:42 AM
I live in uptown and would be up for meeting anywhere on lyndale or south minneapolis!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: chops on November 16, 2015, 01:26:23 PM
We've been meaning to check out the Twin Cities since I moved to the midwest

Probably am available this weekend and the next, let us know so we can plan (it's a bit of a drive from Cedar Rapids :)

Thanks,

Chops
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Macharius on December 21, 2015, 06:31:47 PM
Hi everyone, I'm another new MMM reader.  If anyone works in downtown Minneapolis, I'd be happy to meet for lunch sometime.  Otherwise, my family and I are moving to Woodbury next spring with a nice, long list of projects for me to work on in my non-existent spare time.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: funcomesfirst on January 04, 2016, 07:24:12 PM
We live in South Minneapolis.  Definitely interested in a meet up at a park sometime when it's not freezing out!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: fabdan on January 09, 2016, 03:38:57 PM
Hi all, I am new to the forum. I live in the south west of Minneapolis and would be available to meet some other mustachians like minded people. Feel free to email me.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: forestj on January 10, 2016, 10:04:08 AM
I've been living in south Minneapolis for about a year now. I'd love to meet some of you folks. I can't really offer to host at my house since I share it with lots of other people, but I would be fine with going to a bar or someone else's home.

If anyone works in downtown Minneapolis, I'd be happy to meet for lunch sometime.

I also work in downtown, I would do this too. We could do it mustachian-style: Find a place to sit down in the skywalk and bring our tupperwares from home :)
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Mackie on February 05, 2016, 08:06:06 PM
Hey all, so glad I found out where some of my peeps are. I'm new to the cities and live in downtown Saint Paul. I'd love to get together with others but somewhere near light rail would be best as I am car freeeee!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: 1000Destinations on February 08, 2016, 03:09:55 PM
Hello all, live in the burbs south of Minneapolis but am working downtown (via the bus and walking of course :).  Would like to get together with fellow mustachians.  Have recently RE'd but am working very part time downtown to pay for extra overseas travel.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: trailperson on February 11, 2016, 05:44:53 PM
Hey all, so glad I found out where some of my peeps are. I'm new to the cities and live in downtown Saint Paul. I'd love to get together with others but somewhere near light rail would be best as I am car freeeee!

There are others?! I've lived here car free for two years and I don't think I've encountered anyone else who doesn't own a car.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on February 15, 2016, 11:06:29 AM
Hey all, so glad I found out where some of my peeps are. I'm new to the cities and live in downtown Saint Paul. I'd love to get together with others but somewhere near light rail would be best as I am car freeeee!

There are others?! I've lived here car free for two years and I don't think I've encountered anyone else who doesn't own a car.

I know someone. She pays a lot more in rent than she prefers, but lives in a great area and can walk to pick up groceries, go to work, and most everything she wants to do. I don't know if she's compared the numbers, but I'm guessing that even with the higher rent she pays, she comes way ahead than if she lived somewhere cheaper, but had to have a car. She does rely on rides though for some outings, but that's what friends are for and I'm guessing that she's found a way to make it work as she's been without a car for a few years and has no plans to change that.

I'm glad that you are happy without having a car, keep it up.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Frugal Vegan Mom on February 15, 2016, 01:17:04 PM
I know at least a couple off the top of my head who are car free, both in South Mpls.  One is a single mom with an 8 yr. old and they tandem bike! 
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: SDD on February 19, 2016, 04:38:59 PM
Hi all, another Twin Cities stache here. Live north of St Paul about 40 minutes but "in town" often. Would love to meet up for a beer with some like-minded peeps.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: 40pair on March 05, 2016, 11:04:05 AM
Currently living 10 min west of downtown Mpls, grad student at the U. Would love to meet some like-minded locals! Have a car, but many of my friends don't, so I love to be helpful by occasionally providing rides.

It seems somewhat difficult to organize events directly through this forum. Does anyone know of Mpls Mustachian groups on Facebook or Meetup?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: asiljoy on March 08, 2016, 06:23:48 PM
Currently living 10 min west of downtown Mpls, grad student at the U. Would love to meet some like-minded locals! Have a car, but many of my friends don't, so I love to be helpful by occasionally providing rides.

It seems somewhat difficult to organize events directly through this forum. Does anyone know of Mpls Mustachian groups on Facebook or Meetup?

I don't know of any Facebook/Meetup groups, but I've only been following for the last few months.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Psyche on March 08, 2016, 08:33:45 PM
I live in SD, but occasionally make it to the Twin Cities, so might be able to join a meetup... especially if there will be any in mid to late March.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on March 08, 2016, 08:37:40 PM
There are quite a few people that follow this thread (and receive notification). I'm in for a meetup, I'm open-minded on locations, but may I recommend three dates?

Sunday March 13
Saturday March 19
Sunday March 20
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Psyche on March 09, 2016, 05:28:20 AM
I could do the 19th or 20th!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Parizade on March 09, 2016, 05:37:56 AM
Merlin's Rest might be a good choice.  They're not especially cheap or anything, but neither are they expensive.  Just a good neighborhood pub.  And it's easy to get to by bus or by car, and it's centrally located on Lake Street, just across the river from St. Paul.

http://merlinsrest.com/

oh yes, if it's at Merlin's I'm IN for sure

Oh my! just realized I'm behind the times on this thread. I'm free on Sundays this month, just let me know when and where.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on March 14, 2016, 10:41:42 AM
So are we on for meeting at Merlin's this Sunday? I would be open to meeting around noon or 1.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on March 19, 2016, 03:36:57 PM
I'm going to assume we aren't. Perhaps another time in the near future we can meetup.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Psyche on March 20, 2016, 04:51:17 PM
Sorry today did not work out! 
It's a very long drive for me, so I'll just keep waiting to be sure an event is going to happen before I try to join in...
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: druth on March 24, 2016, 08:52:21 AM
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Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: SirManatee on March 24, 2016, 11:54:17 AM
Hey all, never been to the Twin Cities but my wife and I are planning to take a Mustachian vacation up there around Labor Day 2016 (September 3rd-9th, roughly).

We'd love to meet up with other Mustachians during our visit! We're currently working and saving in Evansville, IN but think the Twin Cities could be a great option for us to live when we're FIREd in a few years.

If you have any tips on potential Mustachian neighborhoods for us to scout out while we're in town, or any other places/activities to check out, we'd really appreciate it! It can be anything; breweries, parks, volunteer opportunities, whatever. We're open to new stuff. Thanks!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: druth on March 24, 2016, 12:00:54 PM
Hey all, never been to the Twin Cities but my wife and I are planning to take a Mustachian vacation up there around Labor Day 2016 (September 3rd-9th, roughly).

We'd love to meet up with other Mustachians during our visit! We're currently working and saving in Evansville, IN but think the Twin Cities could be a great option for us to live when we're FIREd in a few years.

If you have any tips on potential Mustachian neighborhoods for us to scout out while we're in town, or any other places/activities to check out, we'd really appreciate it! It can be anything; breweries, parks, volunteer opportunities, whatever. We're open to new stuff. Thanks!

Could you give any more details?  Sounds like you want to live in the city?  I live in Hamline Midway, which is 'up and coming' (read: a little ghetto), but that means it's cheap!  It's also perfectly safe, and has a lot of much older houses that are smaller and more affordable than what's available in some other neighborhoods, and has  a lot of easy bike/walk access to necessities and to transit lines.  In general St Paul is cheaper than Minneapolis, but Minneapolis is 'cooler'.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: SirManatee on March 24, 2016, 01:18:48 PM
Could you give any more details?  Sounds like you want to live in the city?  I live in Hamline Midway, which is 'up and coming' (read: a little ghetto), but that means it's cheap!  It's also perfectly safe, and has a lot of much older houses that are smaller and more affordable than what's available in some other neighborhoods, and has  a lot of easy bike/walk access to necessities and to transit lines.  In general St Paul is cheaper than Minneapolis, but Minneapolis is 'cooler'.

Thanks, that's helpful!

Yeah, the Twin Cities are at the top of our "livable cities" list because the area seems to meet most of our criteria:  If any of that does not describe the Twin Cities area, please feel free to correct my ignorance or suggest alternative cities. As I said, I've never actually been there. We're eager to learn more about our options!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: RedefinedHappiness on March 24, 2016, 07:30:36 PM
Could you give any more details?  Sounds like you want to live in the city?  I live in Hamline Midway, which is 'up and coming' (read: a little ghetto), but that means it's cheap!  It's also perfectly safe, and has a lot of much older houses that are smaller and more affordable than what's available in some other neighborhoods, and has  a lot of easy bike/walk access to necessities and to transit lines.  In general St Paul is cheaper than Minneapolis, but Minneapolis is 'cooler'.

Thanks, that's helpful!

Yeah, the Twin Cities are at the top of our "livable cities" list because the area seems to meet most of our criteria: 
  • Bikeable and walkable, with public transit as a bonus (ideally we'd have no car)
  • Nearby parks, trails, nature
  • Aldi! Or similar discount grocery store. But I seriously love Aldi.
  • Extensive library system
  • Within roughly 30-60 minute drive (or public transit ride) to major airport
  • Liberal/secular communities, nonprofits, and volunteer opportunities
  • Within half-day travel to family near Chicago
  • General city amenities, e.g. free community events and classes, high concentration of people using services like Craigslist for used goods, concerts and festivals, virtually infinite selection of craft beers, and so on
  • Housing in the $800-$1200 per month range for 1-2 bedrooms (we expect to be renting for many years)
  • Sizeable market for multi-family homes if we decide to invest in rental property
If any of that does not describe the Twin Cities area, please feel free to correct my ignorance or suggest alternative cities. As I said, I've never actually been there. We're eager to learn more about our options!

Check. Check. Check. Check. ...all good
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Parizade on March 25, 2016, 05:26:17 AM
Could you give any more details?  Sounds like you want to live in the city?  I live in Hamline Midway, which is 'up and coming' (read: a little ghetto), but that means it's cheap!  It's also perfectly safe, and has a lot of much older houses that are smaller and more affordable than what's available in some other neighborhoods, and has  a lot of easy bike/walk access to necessities and to transit lines.  In general St Paul is cheaper than Minneapolis, but Minneapolis is 'cooler'.

Thanks, that's helpful!

Yeah, the Twin Cities are at the top of our "livable cities" list because the area seems to meet most of our criteria: 
  • Bikeable and walkable, with public transit as a bonus (ideally we'd have no car)
  • Nearby parks, trails, nature
  • Aldi! Or similar discount grocery store. But I seriously love Aldi.
  • Extensive library system
  • Within roughly 30-60 minute drive (or public transit ride) to major airport
  • Liberal/secular communities, nonprofits, and volunteer opportunities
  • Within half-day travel to family near Chicago
  • General city amenities, e.g. free community events and classes, high concentration of people using services like Craigslist for used goods, concerts and festivals, virtually infinite selection of craft beers, and so on
  • Housing in the $800-$1200 per month range for 1-2 bedrooms (we expect to be renting for many years)
  • Sizeable market for multi-family homes if we decide to invest in rental property
If any of that does not describe the Twin Cities area, please feel free to correct my ignorance or suggest alternative cities. As I said, I've never actually been there. We're eager to learn more about our options!

Check. Check. Check. Check. ...all good

and the Arts, don't forget the Arts!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: SirManatee on March 25, 2016, 10:06:31 AM
Check. Check. Check. Check. ...all good

and the Arts, don't forget the Arts!

Excellent! Thanks for the feedback. It's a relief to hear from locals that we're not totally unreasonable in our expectations. So excited to visit in September!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: sea on March 28, 2016, 02:13:35 PM
Hey all, so glad I found out where some of my peeps are. I'm new to the cities and live in downtown Saint Paul. I'd love to get together with others but somewhere near light rail would be best as I am car freeeee!

There are others?! I've lived here car free for two years and I don't think I've encountered anyone else who doesn't own a car.

I know someone. She pays a lot more in rent than she prefers, but lives in a great area and can walk to pick up groceries, go to work, and most everything she wants to do. I don't know if she's compared the numbers, but I'm guessing that even with the higher rent she pays, she comes way ahead than if she lived somewhere cheaper, but had to have a car. She does rely on rides though for some outings, but that's what friends are for and I'm guessing that she's found a way to make it work as she's been without a car for a few years and has no plans to change that.

I'm glad that you are happy without having a car, keep it up.

I've been car-free since 2009 and back in the Twin Cities since 2012.  People have serious attitudes about being car-free though.  It's so embedded as a cultural norm as a source of "freedom".  I don't think I spend any more time waiting for transit then people do scraping off their cars in the winter either.  I also don't think it's any reason necessarily to spend more on rent unless you happen to want to pay for the convenience of walking to work.  Do people not know about Walk Score in general?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: sea on March 28, 2016, 02:18:17 PM

Excellent! Thanks for the feedback. It's a relief to hear from locals that we're not totally unreasonable in our expectations. So excited to visit in September!

I would also visit in January/February to make sure you can handle the more nuanced Minnesotan definition of winter.  :) 
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: SirManatee on March 28, 2016, 02:58:32 PM
I would also visit in January/February to make sure you can handle the more nuanced Minnesotan definition of winter.  :)

Noted! That's in the plans if we love what we see this fall.

And I'm encouraged to hear from people living car-free in the Twin Cities; that's a definite goal for me.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: sea on March 28, 2016, 03:42:09 PM
I would also visit in January/February to make sure you can handle the more nuanced Minnesotan definition of winter.  :)

Noted! That's in the plans if we love what we see this fall.

And I'm encouraged to hear from people living car-free in the Twin Cities; that's a definite goal for me.

I'll bet you guys will love it, the Twin Cities is a great place to live overall.  The main drawbacks are (1) the winters are too hardcore for some people (2) it gets sprawl-y with the metro area  (3) it can be harder to meet people/get past the acquaintance stage than other areas.

But (3) may be easier if there's a Twin Cities MMM meetup again.
+1 for a location on the green line. 
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Amosla on April 18, 2016, 12:33:49 PM
Anyone going to Minnebar at Best Buy this weekend? There are a few kind of "mustachian" sessions there.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: SirManatee on May 02, 2016, 10:36:57 AM
This is way in advance, but would anyone like to help me plan a Twin Cities meetup (or multiple) in early September 2016?

My wife and I have just booked our trip, we'll be in town from Sunday 9/4 to Friday 9/9; we'd love to meet any Mustachians and learn what it's like to live in the area!

I've never been to the Twin Cities, so all suggestions are welcome and appreciated. Thanks!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: jda1984 on May 03, 2016, 11:47:05 AM
Sir Manatee,

I'm not sure what our schedule will look like in September, but if I'm available it would be great to have a get together somewhere while you're in town.

As far as things to do, I'd strongly recommend renting a NiceRide (bike share bike) and riding along some of the bike paths and neighborhoods in the metro.  https://www.niceridemn.org/  I'd check out neighborhoods you're interested in to get a feel for the vibe there.  Uptown tends to have a more young professional hang-out vibe, downtown Saint Paul pretty much rolls up the sidewalk at 6pm, Northeast Minneapolis is cool artist/brewer/craftsman feel, etc.

There's a lot of cool stuff to see and do, but if you're looking at it for a place to live, I'd think about the things you like to do regularly and do those.  If that's take walks by a lake, then check out some of the lakes.  If its peruse the library, then head to the library in the neighborhood.  I guess instead of looking at it from a tourist, think like a local.  Check out the grocery store options (several co-ops, big grocery chain Cub foods, Aldi, specialty stores (butcher), etc.). 
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on May 03, 2016, 11:52:46 AM
I highly recommend going to Minnehaha Falls. If you like seafood Sea Salt is a great place to eat, or so I'm told (haven't been there). It's a beautiful area to walk or bike.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: humbleMouse on May 03, 2016, 12:22:46 PM
I have lived in minneapolis for over 20 years.  The coolest neighborhood in my opinion is south minneapolis/midtown.  It is close to everything and full of good food and bike paths.  I would recommend going to the midtown global market and drinking some kombucha beer @ the east lake brewery. 
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: merula on May 03, 2016, 01:30:17 PM
If you're going to be biking a lot, I'd try renting a bike from a local bike shop, like Freewheel in Minneapolis. The Nice Ride bikes are fine for short trips but difficult to ride compared to a regular road bike or mountain bike.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: SirManatee on May 04, 2016, 09:55:19 AM
Thank you all for the replies!

It was our plan from the start to try to live like locals during our stay, so we're on the same page, jda1984! Our aim is to spend a big chunk of our time checking out neighborhood parks, trails, libraries, groceries, and such. I hope we'll get to explore several areas of the city!

Our AirBnB is in Whittier, near the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, but we'll have our car and will be able to get anywhere in the city. I'm glad we'll be close to Midtown though, it sounds like a great spot! And Minnehaha Falls is a must.

And we're definitely planning on using the Nice Ride system; thanks merula for the tip that they may not be great for long trips, that's helpful for planning our excursions.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on May 04, 2016, 12:31:42 PM
Since you're in Whittier, if you like jazz check out the Icehouse.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: PursuingIndependence on May 04, 2016, 05:11:57 PM
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This is way in advance, but would anyone like to help me plan a Twin Cities meetup (or multiple) in early September 2016?

Hi Sir Manatee. I'd be happy to help plan/provide a spot for a meetup. My BF might even be back to home brewing by then. We ended up in Richfield, which is a suburb directly south of Minneapolis and to the east of Edina. We were looking in S Minneapolis initially but Richfield was a bit more affordable than SW Minneapolis and allowed us to get a little further from the airport than SE Minneapolis. This location has been ideal for us, as we are within walking distance to grocery stores and the library and are still within easy biking distance to a lot of Minneapolis fun as well. I have been thinking about going car free as I switched to a company in Richfield and I think it is possible in a lot of areas, depends on whether/where you work and live.

As to suggestions I have quite a few. One of them would be Surly as they opened their brew hall and have sour beers on tap, which I appreciate. I have a google map I set up of restaurants and bars that my boyfriend and I have went to/want to go. I'd be happy to share it if you are interested.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on May 05, 2016, 07:10:09 AM
I'd be down for a mustache meetup at Surly!  I'm pretty booked through the end of June, but how does late June or July work for people?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: PursuingIndependence on May 06, 2016, 11:59:56 AM
Cromacster - cute dog! We'd be up for Surly then as well. Our current schedules are pretty much open for late June and July, except mid-July.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: druth on May 06, 2016, 12:10:25 PM
Cromacster - cute dog! We'd be up for Surly then as well. Our current schedules are pretty much open for late June and July, except mid-July.

I think the goal was to shoot for when SirManatee is in town in September, but would people be interested in a sooner one as well?  September is a ways off.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: SirManatee on May 06, 2016, 12:20:01 PM
I have a google map I set up of restaurants and bars that my boyfriend and I have went to/want to go. I'd be happy to share it if you are interested.

Consider me 100% interested! And thank you for the offer to help plan a meetup over our stay, I really appreciate it!

Surly and Richfield are on our must-visit list now. I was only able to research Richfield briefly but it seems to have apartments in our price range, and I love that there's an Aldi. If it's walkable and bikeable, I think it could work for us. Thank you for the tip!

Oh and everyone please feel free to plan more meetups before September! I know it's far off, just wanted to gauge interest and get a few suggestions to start our itinerary.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: PursuingIndependence on May 06, 2016, 01:02:11 PM
Cromacster - cute dog! We'd be up for Surly then as well. Our current schedules are pretty much open for late June and July, except mid-July.

I think the goal was to shoot for when SirManatee is in town in September, but would people be interested in a sooner one as well?  September is a ways off.

Good note druth, I wasn't quite clear in that particular post. We are up for sometime in June/July as well as a meetup in September. Have to enjoy summer while we can and as you noted, September is far off.

I have a google map I set up of restaurants and bars that my boyfriend and I have went to/want to go. I'd be happy to share it if you are interested.

Consider me 100% interested! And thank you for the offer to help plan a meetup over our stay, I really appreciate it!

Surly and Richfield are on our must-visit list now. I was only able to research Richfield briefly but it seems to have apartments in our price range, and I love that there's an Aldi. If it's walkable and bikeable, I think it could work for us. Thank you for the tip!

Oh and everyone please feel free to plan more meetups before September! I know it's far off, just wanted to gauge interest and get a few suggestions to start our itinerary.

I'll figure out how to share a google map again then. I feel in love with google maps after the BF used it as a planning tool for our vacations.

I love having quick access to an Aldi as well. There is also a Trader Joes, Cub, Target, and Sams Club around as well, which is helpful since I've never managed to get everything on my list at Aldi. I would think that public transit is better in Minneapolis but I have been focusing on biking and walking to places. And it works pretty well when I don't use the car as a crutch.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: forestj on May 22, 2016, 07:53:34 PM
Good note druth, I wasn't quite clear in that particular post. We are up for sometime in June/July as well as a meetup in September. Have to enjoy summer while we can and as you noted, September is far off.

Hey, I would be willing to help organize a meetup in June or July. In order to gauge interest, I'm going to make a Doodle. Please mark weekends you would like to meet. I've added the option for every saturday in june and july. http://doodle.com/poll/qm3edasf85482pxi

The coolest neighborhood in my opinion is south minneapolis/midtown.  It is close to everything and full of good food and bike paths.

Darn right!! And don't forget the B grade produce at midtown global market :)
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: forestj on June 03, 2016, 08:41:45 PM
Ok, it looks like Saturday June 18 is the best day. Bar or potluck in a park? Any location requests?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: druth on June 03, 2016, 10:00:42 PM
Not a location request, but I'm coming back on a flight at 2PM that day, so after that would be good for me if that isn't a burden on anybody else (I see the doodle says 6PM, but just in case).  Also thanks for organizing Forest!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: forestj on June 05, 2016, 11:35:37 AM
Ok, I created a google+ event page, decided to make it a potluck: https://plus.google.com/events/csfsqkv8f54boqg6cd7k5p686k8, please indicate if you wanna come, and if you know of something that you would like to bring, post it on the event page.

Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Parizade on June 09, 2016, 01:22:22 PM
Oh darn, something has come up since I said I was available June 18 so I won't be able to make it. I'm sure you will have a wonderful time.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: alarswilson on October 05, 2016, 10:19:10 AM
Anybody interested in a meet up in the near future? We're new to town and looking for mutual scheming and support. Our current location is in Saint Paul, Hamline-Midway/Mac-Groveland. Andrew
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Rogue on October 06, 2016, 08:31:26 AM
I'm definitely interested in a meet up! Especially while we've got this nice fall weather.

Mrs. Rogue and I bought our house in Richfield last year, but we've been in the area for a while.

Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on October 06, 2016, 08:36:32 AM
I'm be game with meeting up.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Extramedium on October 20, 2016, 02:08:49 PM
Count me in, too.  I've been casually monitoring the forum in general for a few years; never thought to look into a Twin Cities subgroup.  I'd love to be a part of any coming meet-ups! 
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Foxy Mustachian on October 20, 2016, 03:37:27 PM
Yes please! I'm a first time forum-poster, but I've been gobbling up Mustashianism for several months now. I would love to meet up with like-minded people. I live on the University of Minnesota Campus, so as far as the two downtowns, St. Paul and Minneapolis, I'm fairly central. If there's interest in coming hear or if anyone wants to give a different idea I would love to meet up before the snow sets in. :D Good vibes to you all.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: deeshen13 on November 01, 2016, 03:37:09 PM
I'm all in for a Twin Cities meet up.

Been active on this forum for a year or two but didn't dawn on me to check Minneapolis for a meet up thread! Well here I am now.

Anyone else think Minneapolis is an awesome mustachian location?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on November 03, 2016, 11:55:19 AM
I would love to have a meetup, does anyone have the energy/time to organize it?

For the next month I believe I'm free nearly all Friday's and Sundays and am flexible on location. I live in Roseville, but am willing to drive a little distance if it helps ensure someone else can attend.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: alarswilson on November 09, 2016, 09:56:57 PM
I'd be interested in a meet up, to. Fridays are fine, usually, but not the 18th of Nov.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Junto Club Gardener on November 10, 2016, 09:39:34 AM
I am interested as well.  Black Friday (November 25th) seems appropriate. 
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: alarswilson on November 11, 2016, 08:54:59 AM
The 25th could work for us. We will definitely not be shopping. Our place is out, I'm afraid, but any takers?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on November 11, 2016, 09:24:13 AM
If I'm in town then sure, there's a chance I might be heading up north for turkey weekend.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Rogue on November 15, 2016, 02:40:49 PM
Nov 25th should work for me, though my house will be unavailable.

Do we just bite the anti-mustachian bullet and meet at a bar/pub/restaurant?   


Or we could meet in a covered space in park in the cold and people could bring warm beverages (http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/off-topic/non-alcoholic-fancy-drinks/) for themselves or to share??
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Foxy Mustachian on November 16, 2016, 09:56:12 AM
The 25th might work for me. I think I mentioned earlier that I'm currently at school on the University of Minnesota campus, but I would love to make my way somewhere to meet with ya'll.

We could always meet near me if there's interest (campus is central to the twin cities). I wouldn't be able to really host well, but we could do the 'bring-your-own-drink' type deal.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on November 16, 2016, 01:06:38 PM
I might be willing to host at my house in Roseville on the 25th, depending on whether or not my roommate is ok with it. It would be a strict BYOB as I don't currently drink, but I might be open to brewing some tea (esp if you like white tea as I have a ton that I barely use).

I will need a heads up on the number coming and would prefer not to post my address on here so I'll need attendees' numbers (PM me) so I can text them my address.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Rogue on November 23, 2016, 08:33:57 AM
MgoSam - How's it looking for Friday? If it's still on, is there a time range?

I'm free earlier in the afternoon, but would have to leave by 4:00.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on November 23, 2016, 08:44:38 AM
Hey,

It turns out I can't host, my roommate has asked to have people over on Friday and not knowing if there were multiple interested.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Rogue on November 23, 2016, 09:26:22 AM
Another time then. 

I wish I could formally organize something, but DW and I are expecting our first kid this month, so plans are tricky right now.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: malacca on January 01, 2017, 01:22:45 AM
New Year Meet Up!

I am back in the Twin Cities and would love to have an MMM meet up.

I am in the western suburbs. Very flexible schedule.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: KL2001 on January 05, 2017, 06:51:34 PM
Seems like a lot of missed opportunities here. Either because of timing, cost or something else.

It looks like doodle, Google and meetup.com were looked into. How about a secret Facebook group, with the link here? Once there, we can make events in the group, which should help with the issue of notifications and reply speed.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: MgoSam on January 05, 2017, 07:25:54 PM
I like your idea!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: ABWindfall on January 05, 2017, 08:32:31 PM
I'm very interested in a mustachian meet up!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Rogue on January 05, 2017, 08:41:31 PM
I thought we were just being good Minnesotans:

"Hey, we should get together sometime!"

"Yeah, definitely!"

And then off we go on our separate ways.   :)
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: DDrake on January 06, 2017, 07:15:51 AM
I like the facebook group idea as well.  If nothing else, I am guessing we all have some valuable knowledge and skills to trade.

Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on January 06, 2017, 08:18:36 AM
I thought we were just being good Minnesotans:

"Hey, we should get together sometime!"

"Yeah, definitely!"

And then off we go on our separate ways.   :)

Haha I'm so guilty of this in so many areas of my social interactions.

Just to be a little proactive:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1266432456757499/
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: druth on January 06, 2017, 12:33:34 PM
"Sorry, this content isn't available right now
The link you followed may have expired, or the page may only be visible to an audience you're not in."

Can you make sure it's publicly visible?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Cromacster on January 06, 2017, 12:48:52 PM
How bout now?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1266432456757499/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1266432456757499/)

If that doesn't work, just PM me your email address
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: DDrake on January 06, 2017, 02:10:47 PM
Works great. I am in.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: druth on January 06, 2017, 08:19:52 PM
Yup, works just fine now.  Thanks for taking initiative!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: bakfiets on January 19, 2017, 10:51:02 AM
Group looks to be 11 strong and if I'm accepted I'll be lucky number 12!!!  I Live in SW Mpls. 
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: morgrw on January 25, 2017, 02:50:33 PM
Hi all, I'm currently living in Chicago, but about to close on a house in the Victory neighborhood of Minneapolis. I plan to be back and forth from MN to IL for a bit for my job, but eventually land full time in MN. It would be great to start to connect with frugal fellows in the cities now. I'm a MN native so I get the joke about being good Minnesotans, but I'd be up for hosting a get together once I'm settled. I'll also be looking to rent two rooms in the house, starting April . It's a 3 bed, 2 bath with a nice patio and fenced yard. I'm open to dog roomies. Looking forward to meeting you all!

Oh, and I don't use Facebook, so if a meet up is scheduled, could someone post it in here too?
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Hawgfan on February 08, 2017, 07:01:12 PM
My wife grew up in St Paul.  We will be there for a couple of weeks in July.  Planning to rent a house so she and the kids can spend time with family.  As we get closer I will schedule a meet up somewhere near Grand Ave. 

I live in Bentonville, AR, and have connected here with a mustachian.  He a great guy and we stay in touch.  I would love to meet up with a bigger group in MSP.  More to come...
 
Thanks-
Jim
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: druth on May 10, 2017, 01:46:29 PM
For those not on Facebook, there is a meetup scheduled for Friday 5/19 at 6PM at Hard Times Cafe in Minneapolis, near the West Bank.  FYI the restaurant is cash only.
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: sai83 on June 26, 2017, 06:26:57 AM
Hi

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Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: monstermonster on June 30, 2017, 04:43:26 PM
Hey Twin Cities folks! Some of you, I think, know me from the Journals section.

I'm coming to Minneapolis for a personal finance conference in July - and I'd love to organize a mustachian meetup while I'm there - I'm free from the conference on Saturday July 29th and Wednesday August 2nd. I'm staying in Powderhorn but am happy to go anywhere I can get to on a bicycle (far). Park, potluck, something mustachian, with perhaps optional karaoke?

Are folks into helping make this happen - suggesting a good place? I haven't been to the Twin Cities in ~10 years so I'm eager to see it again!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: KMMK on June 30, 2017, 07:58:12 PM
I wish I had more money and time. I'd love to go to the Twin Cities again, and meet more people.

Fidgiegirl has a small AirBnB suite in her basement, in a lovely and convenient neighbourhood (as far as I could tell in my short visit) in St. Paul. And she's just wonderful. In case anyone is looking for accommodation. (I have no idea how booked up her place is.)
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: druth on July 04, 2017, 06:32:05 PM
Hey Twin Cities folks! Some of you, I think, know me from the Journals section.

I'm coming to Minneapolis for a personal finance conference in July - and I'd love to organize a mustachian meetup while I'm there - I'm free from the conference on Saturday July 29th and Wednesday August 2nd. I'm staying in Powderhorn but am happy to go anywhere I can get to on a bicycle (far). Park, potluck, something mustachian, with perhaps optional karaoke?

Are folks into helping make this happen - suggesting a good place? I haven't been to the Twin Cities in ~10 years so I'm eager to see it again!

You should join the Facebook group, it's much more active and we have been planning events there.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1266432456757499/
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: monstermonster on July 04, 2017, 06:52:29 PM
Hey Twin Cities folks! Some of you, I think, know me from the Journals section.

I'm coming to Minneapolis for a personal finance conference in July - and I'd love to organize a mustachian meetup while I'm there - I'm free from the conference on Saturday July 29th and Wednesday August 2nd. I'm staying in Powderhorn but am happy to go anywhere I can get to on a bicycle (far). Park, potluck, something mustachian, with perhaps optional karaoke?

Are folks into helping make this happen - suggesting a good place? I haven't been to the Twin Cities in ~10 years so I'm eager to see it again!


You should join the Facebook group, it's much more active and we have been planning events there.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1266432456757499/
Let me in? I just submitted a request to join!
Title: Re: Twin Cities
Post by: Rogue on July 28, 2017, 04:44:27 PM
For those not in the Facebook group, we're trying to get a last minute meetup going for tomorrow:

Saturday July 29th, 1:30pm at May Day Cafe (3440 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407)