TTT: February 20, 2014
This Valentine’s Day, Reed College would like to remind that you that we love you. Sorry that we didn’t buy you flowers. Sorry that we aren't taking you out tonight. We were going to buy you chocolate, but we sort of forgot.
Anyway, we do love and appreciate you very much and to show it, we thought we would invite you to an event near you.
If you can't make it to any of these gatherings, don't despair, there is a forum for Reedies like you. Visit the Reed Switchboard and feel the Reed love.
Kaori Freda '15, Reed Switchboard enthusiast
P.S. Don't forget to register for Reunions '14/Reedfayre. See the schedule of events, the growing "Who's Coming" list, and sign up today: http://reedfayre.reed.edu.
TTT started as an alumni-driven concept known as "Thirsty Third Thursday" and has developed into a monthly conglomeration of activities that land on the third Thursday, or not. See the myriad locations and dates to gather with Reedies around the world.<p
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- Berkeley—Thursday, February 20, starts at 6:30 p.m.
We are hopping over to Berkeley for something new this February.
2700 Bancroft Way
- La Jolla—Thursday, February 20, starts at 6:30 p.m.
Come hang out at the Crabcatcher's Seaside Cafe with fellow Reedies. Happy hour lasts until 9 p.m.
Crabcatcher's Seaside Cafe
1298 Prospect St.
La Jolla, CA
RSVP to Bryn Fillers '87, email@example.com or 858/775-1991
Join fellow south peninsula-area Reedies at a classic location. The Alpine Inn (née Zot's) is a relaxed beer and burger joint in Portola Valley, which is easy to get to from I-280. Weather permitting, we will meet in the back outside at a table near the fence closest to the parking lot.
Look for the purple stuffed Griffin and/or Reed pennant on the table. We have a few regulars and a larger number of fascinating Reedies who drop in once or infrequently.
Directions: Take Alpine Road west from I-280 for two miles. Take a left on Arastradero and an immediate right into the parking lot. There is a clearly marked left turn lane here, it is a unique feature. Proceed very carefully: visibility is poor and bicyclists abound. If you hit Portola Road on the right, you've gone too far.
Keep an eye out for cyclists!RSVP to Ian Kerr '89, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alpine Inn Beer Garden
3915 Alpine Rd.
Portola Valley, CA
- Chicago—Thursday, February 20, starts at 5:30 p.m. (steering committee meeting, all are welcome) 6:30 p.m. for general frivolity.
Ever wonder how Chicago Chapter events are chosen each year? Have any great ideas for 2014? Suggestions are always encouraged, but here's a chance to get directly involved! All chapter members are invited to sit in on the steering committee meeting (5:30 p.m.) prior to Thirsty Third Thursday (TTT) this month, and/or join us for our usual monthly banter (from 6:30 p.m.). Jefferson Tap is a cozy, low-key neighborhood bar with a wide beer selection and simple but diverse menu. Join us!RSVP to Alison Aske '93, email@example.com or 773/398-643; or to Sara Frank '96 at 303/325-6063; or on our Facebook page.
Jefferson Tap & Grille
325 N. Jefferson
Clinton-Green (Green, Pink)
Merchandise Mart (Brown, Purple)
Parking nearby on Fulton (metered)
NOTE: Are you generally interested in attending Thirsty Third Thursdays or other events, but never know when/where they're happening? "Like" our public Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoReedies and "Join" our private group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/chicagoreedies/ to stay informed. Hope to see you at an alumni event very soon.
- Chicago—Sunday, February 23, starts at 10 a.m.
Gung Hay Fat Choy! (Happy New Year!)
Please join the chapter in celebrating the Chinese New Year at its 12th-annual Dim Sum Brunch at a new restaurant (New Furama). Annually our most well-attended event, the brunch this year celebrates the beginning of the Year of the Green Wood Horse. We hope you can join us at this new venue, and we look forward to seeing you. This event is great for children.
New Furama Restaurant
2828 S. Wentworth
Take elevator or stairs up to the second floor.
El: Red Line to Cermak-Chinatown
Bus: #29 to 26th/S. State St.
Parking: In the restaurant plaza
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Cost: Approximately $15–$20 per person
RSVP to Cindy Joe '08, firstname.lastname@example.org or 870/413-0083
- Boston—Sunday, February 16, starts at 11:30 a.m.
Chinese New Year is upon us, and we will be ringing in the year of the horse with our annual Dim Sum event! We will return to Hei La Moon restaurant in Boston's Chinatown, where almost 40 of us came together last year. Knowledgeable alumni will be standing by to help you and SOs/children find your seats, distinguish between cha siu bao and shumai, and dare each other to eat chicken feet.
Hei La Moon
88 Beach St.
Please RSVP to Lev Navarre Chao '12 at email@example.com, so we can reserve the appropriate number of tables.
- Chapel Hill—Thursday, February 20, starts at 6:30 p.m.
Something new and moving this month to Chapel Hill.
Steel String Brewery
106 S Greensboro St.
RSVP to Keith Allen '83 at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Portland—Special Event: Thursday, February 20, 6–8 p.m.
Time flies when you’re incubating a fabulous idea! You may recall that last summer Reed Switchboard, the networking site created to share Reed love, was given a boost by Wieden+Kennedy as part of the ad firm’s Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE). The brainchild of Mara Zepeda ’02 and Sean Lerner ’10, Switchboard was one of only seven tech start-ups selected for this collaboration with tech entrepreneurs; it was given $20,000 in seed money, office space at Wieden+Kennedy, and three months of hands on mentorship from past PIE winners. Since then Switchboard has further polished its business plan and signed up Reed College as its first client!
To celebrate all of this growth and innovation, we invite you to an open house at the Switchboard pad within Wieden+Kennedy in Portland’s Pearl District:
224 NW 13th Ave.
Note: Please enter on NW 12th, just north of Davis
RSVP to email@example.com
- Seattle—Thursday, February 20, starts at 6 p.m.
Ruminating Reedies Reconvene.
The People's Pub (Volksneipe)
5429 Ballard Ave. NW
RSVP to Bram Wessel '90, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Washington, D.C.—Thursday, February 20, starts at 6:30 p.m.
Join your fellow Reedies for a TTT to drive away the chills and speed the return of the light. A (very) short walk from the U Street Metro Station (African-American Civil War Memorial exit) on 11th between U and V. Read the reviews on Yelp.We hope to see you there!
The Tap and Parlour
2001 11th St. NW
RSVP to Kristin Williams '08, email@example.com
- Washington, D.C.—Restaurant Club: Thursday, February 27, starts at 7:30 p.m.
Join fellow alumni for this month's Restaurant Club selection, Domku Bar & Café in Washington, DC. Domku's eclectic menu features mostly Slavic and Scandinavian fare, but don't be surprised by a culinary detour to Hungary, Bulgaria, or the Caucasus. Savor Mama Alicja's Pierogie, a handmade Polish dumpling filled with a mix of potato, twarog (farmer's cheese), onion & bacon. Vegetarians can fight over the Georgian eggplant caviar, a roasted eggplant dip with garlic, cilantro, walnuts, red onions andtomato. No meat will be found in the Ukrainian vegetarian borscht, a beet soup with turnips, rutabaga, parsnips, carrots, cabbage, dill and sour cream on top. Carnivores can salivate over the Georgian lamb skewers with pita and plum sauce, consisting of ground lamb, dried cherries, walnuts, cilantro and paprika. Note that the restaurant features both a meat-based as well as a vegetarian version of Swedish Meatballs; one can choose between beef and pork, or lentil, parmesan & mushroom, with each preparation accompanied by Swedish lingonberry preserves.
For its part, the restaurant is committed to generating less waste, saving energy and water, and improving indoor air quality. Among other environmentally friendly details, this means no Styrofoam containers, as well as the composting of all food and paper waste.
Domku Bar & Café
821 Upshur Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
Nearest Metro station: Georgia Avenue-Petworth (green & yellow lines)
RSVP to Bennett Barsk '82 at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shanghai—Thursday, February 20, 7 p.m.
Looking to add some hops back into our Shanghai diet with a good IPA. Boxing Cat Brewery is the best Portland style beer in town (below are English and Chinese versions of the address):
Boxing Cat Brewery
Sinan Mansions at Fuxing Zhong Lu and Sinan Lu
RSVP to Nate Jones '09 email@example.com or +86 13916299807 or +1 206-923-9297
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